We promised you an anti-Valentine's Day playlist, and we're not one to renege on our promises - unlike some of the lovers you've been spurned by in the past (sorry).
For everyone who's single or just hates Valentine's Day (even we can agree that it's ridiculous), have a hug in the form of the below playlist. And don't worry. It'll be over soon.
Rufus Wainwright - One Man Guy
Originally recorded by his father, Loudon Wainwright III, this is definitely a better version. "I'm a one man guy in the morning, same in the afternoon / One man guy when the sun goes down, I whistle me a one man tune." Who needs that love shite?
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
The original 'f**k you' anthem.
Eamon – F*ck It
The contemporary 'f**k you' anthem.
Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris – Love Hurts
Beck – Lost Cause
"There's a place where you are going, you ain't never been before / No one left to watch your back now, no one standing at your door / That's what you thought love was for?". Ouch.
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Getting Back Together
HEAR THAT, HARRY STYLES?…. I mean, random fictional person that T-Swift was singing about that definitely wasn't Harry Styles…?
John Grant – Queen of Denmark
"Why don't you take it out on somebody else? / Why don't you bore the shit out of somebody else?". Yeah, biatch. And close the door behind you.
The Righteous Brothers – You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
"You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips". Tell-tale sign, that.
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
No explanation necessary.
Brendan Benson – The Alternative to Love
A bittersweet little number, but not one completely lacking in optimism. What's more, it's musically brilliant (as is this entire album, FYI).
Happy Anti-Valentine's Day! Bah lovebug!