Valentine’s Day is less than a week away and it is hard to escape love melodies playing almost everywhere. If you are on the other side of the romance team this year then we have the perfect compilation of songs for you! Here’s your playlist for this week
1) ‘Love Stinks’ – J. Geils Band, 1980
J Geils Band’s ‘Love Stinks’ was the most popular anti-love anthem of the 80s and still manages to make it to the top of our anti-love playlist. The song about unrequited love is rumoured to have been inspired by lead singer Peter Wolf’s ill-fated marriage to Faye Dunaway, which ended in divorce in 1979.
“I’ve been through diamonds, I’ve been through minks, I’ve been through it all, love stinks”
2) ‘I Hate Myself for Loving You’ – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 1988
A rock anthem about self-loathing ‘I Hate Myself for Loving You’ was also a very popular anti-love song in the late 80s and even won a Grammy award. If you are a Valentine-hater yourself then be sure to add this song to your 14th February playlist.
“I hate myself for loving you, can’t break free from the things that you do, I wanna walk but I run back to you, that’s why I hate myself for loving you”
3) ‘50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’ – Paul Simon, 1975
Make a new plan, just get yourself free, hop on the bus are some ideas suggested by Paul Simon to leave your lover. If you were left with a broken heart this year then take a cue from this song and move on. Sure,, he did not suggest fifty ways of leaving your lover but something is always better than nothing.
“You just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan, you don’t need to be Coy, Roy, just get yourself free, hop on the bus, Gus, you don’t need to discuss much, just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free”
4) ‘I Hate Everything About You’ – Three Days Grace, 2003
Three Days Grace wrote this song about loving someone they hate so much and it went on to become a super hit. The love-hate relationships depicted in this song, ironically, touched the hearts of many and we still hear it playing in some of our favourite eating/drinking places.
“Every time we lie awake, after every hit we take, every feeling that I get, but I haven’t missed you yet, only when I stop to think about it, I hate everything about you, why do I love you?”
5) ‘Hate (I Really Don’t Like You)’ – Plain White T’s, 2006
‘Hate (I Really Don’t Like You)’ by Plain White T’s taught the world that ‘hate’ is a very strong word but you can get by just fine by telling them that you really, really, really, really don’t like them.
“Hate is a strong word, but I really, really, really don’t like you, now that it’s over, I don’t even know what I liked about you.”