13 songs as miserable as your sad excuse for a love life

Valentine’s Day has got to be one of the most polarizing holidays out there. So, if you’re feeling cynical and want a soundtrack for your black, black heart, we’ve got you covered.


Curse your miserable fate with this easy Spotify playlist link, or go a la carte with your wretchedness below!


1)            Love Like Anthrax by Gang of Four

“Love’ll get you like a case of anthrax and that’s a thing I don’t wanna catch.”  Yup, definitely not red roses in this song.


2)            I Hate Myself for Loving You by Joan Jett + The Blackhearts

Oh there’s love here, but strongly tempered with disgust. No one would call this a romantic song, but we’ve all lived through this.


3)            Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division

The ultimate destructive relationship anthem!


4)            Keep It to Yourself by Amy Rigby

Broken hearts and revenge are perfect together. I’m not saying revenge is good, but sometimes it is, isn’t it?


5)            Song for the Dumped by Ben Folds Five

Bitter, much? Don’t forget to return my stuff, especially my favorite black t shirt.


6)            What Do I Get? by The Buzzcocks

Despair, disgust and discouragement. There’s a whole lot of angst here, not much hope at all.


7)            I’m Trying to Break Your Heart by Wilco

Well, at least he comes right out and says he’s trying to break your heart. Points for honesty.


8)            Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart by Whiskeytown

Heck, why wait for someone else to break your heart when you can take care of it yourself? At least that’s what Whiskeytown (featuring a very young Ryan Adams) thinks!


9)            Bitter Tears by Magnetic Fields

You know when there are bitter tears, it isn’t gonna end well.


10)          Lonelyhearts by The Atlantics

It’s a club for all the lonely hearted people.


11)          Lost Cause by Beck

Lost cause, no hope, awww…just forget about it.


12)         I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You by The Ramones

Here’s the deal, maybe we used to hang out, but now I don’t wanna anymore so just deal with it.


13)          Fools in Love by Joe Jackson

Bitter, angry and disillusioned, yup, that’s how Joe Jackson dishes his anti-Valentine treat.