Pop music is known for glorifying love, although at some of its proudest moments it's actually smashing it to pieces. If you're sick of hearing about the wonders of romance, if you believe that love only leads to pain, if you wish that Congress would enact legislation against Valentine's Day, this is the playlist for you. Here are ten songs celebrating letting go of losers and leaving love to the fairy tales.
1. U2 – "One"
Regularly misinterpreted as a song about finding love, this ballad is actually about the exact opposite. Only Bono could so eloquently tell someone to kiss off. Break Up Advice – 5 Secret Tips
2. The Ting Tings – "Shut Up and Let Me Go"
Brilliant, anthemic pop about moving on. You know the words by the second listen.
3. The Smiths – "Girlfriend in a Coma"
Have you ever wanted out of a relationship so desperately and been so unwilling to deal with it that you wished the person would just never wake up? Morrissey has.
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