In honor of Valentine's Day I am posting a few of my all-time favorite anti-love songs. Doing a quick google search for "Valentine's Day Anti-Love Songs" reveals the fact that I am clearly not the only person sharing these somewhat embittered sentiments this Valentine's Day. Following the break is my (short) list of songs that seem to be providing some comfort this Valentine's Day, please feel free to add your own favorites in the comments section!
"Love Stinks" by The J. Geils Band: This is the all-time classic. One Valentine's Day circa 1984 my (apparently jilted at the time) teenaged brother walked around all day playing this song over and over on cassette on his giant, state of the art "boombox."
"Liar" by Three Dog Night: A weirdly interesting and wonderful anti-love submission from one of Classic Rock's greatest bands. Well worth listening to and available at Freegal.
"I Hate Myself For Loving You" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The title pretty much says it all, and if the song isn't bitter enough for you, consider that Joan Jett is backed up by the "Blackhearts." Also available at Freegal.
There are several other candidates for the list, but many of them contain profanities and/or are just too bitterly over the top to be included in this blog. I am sure there are countless Country tracks that could be included, but my exposure to the genre is rather limited. For those of you who are feeling the love, Happy Valentine's Day, for those of you that are not so much in that population this February 14, consider adding a song or two to the list! Cheers, Brian