We all know Valentine's Day is a bunch of bullshit, and many of us with partners aren't celebrating because it's stupid and also, we have work and families and stuff. However, it's still kinda fun to get upset about forced consumerism in the name of romance, right? Many of us are always looking for a way to rage against the societal machine, and today's a better day than most for that!
So while everyone else in the America is fucking, or eating chocolate-covered penises off of their partners bodies (or whatever it is people in relationships do), we need to put a NAME and FACE to our collective loneliness We need a soundtrack for our pain, and movies to yell at while we eat ice cream with a celery stick spoon (cancels out the calories, just check with your friend, SCIENCE).
To get us started:
Smile, Lily Allen
I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor
We are Never, Ever, Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift (obviously, T-Swif in general)
Cry Me a River, JT
Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson
I Can't Make You Love Me, Bonnie Raitt (SOBBING)
Someone Like You, Adele
End of the Road, Boyz II Men
I'm Not Crying, Flight of the Concords
I Don't Want to Get Over You, Magnetic Fields (also, "You Must Be Out of Your Mind" is great, too)
Out in the Streets, The Shangri-Las (Blondie cover is great, too!)
500 Days of Summer
First Wives Club
OK, let's make some really fucked-up, heart-wrenching playlists. Go!