These days, there seems to be as many people who despise Valentine’s Day as there are starry-eyed lovers armed with chocolate and flowers. This is for good reason — Valentine’s Day misses the fact that more than one in four adults in the U.S. never marry.
My go-to anti-Valentine’s Day song will always be Ludo’s “Love Me Dead,” a rock ballad that epitomizes a lover’s angst with clever lyrics and impassioned cries. I once sent the song to a now-ex, and with lines like “Love me cancerously/like a salt-sore soaked in the sea,” it was clear that love’s ship had sailed.
What is your anti-Valentine’s Day song? Whether you’re single, separated or shacked up, tell us your picks in the comments or on Twitter with the hashtag #antiVdaysongs.
More songs for the love hater in you after the jump:
“Forget You” by Cee-Lo
“Romance is Boring” by Los Campesinos
“Gives You Hell” by The All-American Rejects
“Caught Out There” by Kelis