Top 10 Anti-Love Songs For Singles On Valentine's Day

Songs that let you wallow in your anger and sadness ... and help you get over them, eventually.

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I was recently asked to compile a list of songs that convey an anti-love/anti-Valentine's Day sentiment.

At first, despite my recent breakup, I sighed and thought it a nearly impossible project.

I put off the request for a couple days, then I realized that what I had been listening to for the past couple weeks was my list — already created without any effort!

Funny how things work out, isn't it?

Here are my top 10 anti-love songs of the moment.

1. "A Crime" by Sharon van Etten

Why? "Because I'll never let myself love like that again…"


2. "I Felt Your Shape" by The Microphones

Why? "I thought I felt your shape but I was wrong, really all I felt was falsely strong…"

3. "Come Pick Me Up" by Ryan Adams

Why? "I wish you would come pick me up, take me out, f— me up, steal my records, screw all my friends, they're all full of s**t, with a smile on your face and then do it again…"


4. "Don't Use My Broken Heart" by Leona Naess

Why? "Don't use the records I played you, to seduce or reduce what remains, you know as well as I do, they only will remind you that you'll never have this heart again…"

5. "Yeah! Oh, Yeah!" by The Magnetic Fields

Why? "I can't take your perpetual whining and you can't sing…"


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6. "I Don't Want Love" by The Antlers

Why? "You wanna climb up the stairs, I wanna push you back down, but I let you inside so you can push me around…"

7. "Shatter" by Liz Phair

Why? "But something about just being with you slapped me right in the face, nearly broke me in two, it's a mark, I've taken heart, and I know I will carry with me for a long long time…"


8. "Just Like A Friend" by Pulp

Why? "You are the last drink I never should have drunk, you are the body hidden in the trunk, you are the habit I can't seem to kick, you are my secrets on the front page every week…"

9. "Left and Leaving" by Weakerthans

Why? "Memory will rust and erode into lists of all that you gave me: a blanket, some matches, this pain in my chest…"


10. "Give Out," Sharon van Etten

Why? "In my way, I say: you're the reason why I'll move to the city, you're why I'll need to leave…"

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Amanda Chatel is a regular contributor to Bustle and Glamour, with bylines at Harper's Bazaar, The Atlantic, Forbes, Livingly, Mic, The Bolde, Huffington Post and others. Find her on Twitter or on Facebook for more.