Listen to this week’s Spotify playlist for an alternative Valentine’s Day:
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1. Reel Big Fish – Suckers
Completely unsubtle. Completely awesome.
2. Lily Allen – Smile
Lily Allen has to be the queen of relationship cynicism, a perfect dose of Anti Valentine’s.
3. The Smiths – Pretty Girls Make Graves
Morrissey, the king of anti-romance, weighs in with this perfect little slice of disillusionment.
4. The Libertines – Can’t Stand Me Now
Classic love/hate song. Mmm, you can just feel the homoerotic tension…
5. Stereophonics – Dakota
The phonic’s upbeat, I’m-dealing-with-this response to Since I Told You It’s Over.
6. Public Image Ltd – This is Not a Love Song
Good old Johnny Lydon. You can rely on him to stay punk and not sell out. What? I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here? You’re kidding me, right?
7. Natasha Bedingfield – Single
I don’t need a man and don’t even try to tell me I do!
8. Cake – I Will Survive
Cake’s version of this classic is sure to put you in a good mood.