Valentine's Day songs for the rest of us

Valentine's Day songs for the rest of us

Well, it’s everyone’s no one’s favorite holiday: Valentine’s Day. At this point I’m kind of indifferent to Valentine’s Day- and I’m not just saying that because my husband and I don’t really acknowledge it. I think the only people who actually like Valentine’s Day are girls in their twenties who have a boyfriend. In college (sans boyfriend), I remember being miserable on Valentine’s Day. Girls were getting flowers, the bars had sweetheart specials, and the campus radio station played love songs. All day.

In retrospect, I think that was really insensitive of the radio station people. Those who aren’t in love don’t want to continuously be reminded about love all damn day. And what about people in bad relationships? People who know that they should move on but feel obligated to feign a successful relationship on this contrived holiday? What about people who have recently parted ways- maybe not even their choice? How cruel that every time they turn on the radio they have to hear more love songs. The nerve of people!

I’ve tried to compile a list of songs for people in this sad state who are really just in the mood to wallow. It’s short, but it’s also long enough that you can play it over and over, even if just for the day. After that you should probably move on or risk permanent frown lines and puffy eyes.

1. “With or Without You” – U2
2. “Best of What’s Around” – Dave Matthews Band
3. “It’s Sad to Belong” – England Dan and John Ford Coley
4. “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Bonnie Raitt
5. “And So it Goes” – Billy Joel
6. “Hurt” – Johnny Cash
7. “Cannonball” – Damian Rice
8. “The Scientist” – Coldplay
9. “The Thrill is Gone” – B.B. King
10. “Love is a Losing Game” – Amy Winehouse

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