I just want to make one thing clear: I’m not the kind of emo who always cries. And I don’t have a death wish, just in case you’re reading this cutie 🙂 But not everyone loves Valentine’s Day, and you shouldn’t feel like you need to reciprocate heart gestures just because Cupid says so. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a romantic at heart, but sometimes it’s okay to want to wallow in your own private state of Idaho and just completely switch off from Valentine’s Day. Either way, here are six songs for you to piss everyone off on Valentine’s Day. I am waiting for your angry letter. Enjoy!
Heart shaped box was one of Nirvana’s signature songs from their In the womb album. Interestingly, Kurt Cobain originally had the working title “Heart Shaped Coffin” before he made a slight change. Smart move Kurt! Lyrics of course Heart shaped box somewhat confusing, but at the same time highly evocative and testament to Cobain’s incredible talent as a songwriter. Although you really have to wonder what the hell is this song about!? Is this a heartbreak song or is it really what some people think is a love song? Just don’t ask Courtney Love what this song is about. Trust me, you don’t want to know!
Last Kiss this is not a song you want to dedicate to anyone. It is both beautiful and tragic at the same time. (The lyrics turn inside out, and I’m not ashamed to admit that every time I listen to it, my heart breaks.) The song was originally released by Wayne Cochran and made famous by Pearl Jam in 1999. In short, Eddie Vedder really does justice to this song vocally. The opening lines of the song are: “Oh where, oh where is my baby? / The Lord took her from me / She went to heaven, so I must be good / So that I can see my child when I leave this world ” really turns into a chase so that there is no mistake, which is a very sad song.
“Snippet thief of hearts stabs the kidnapper, but not out of love or devotion to the kidnapped boyfriend, who is not even mentioned.” written by Arion Berger for Rolling Stone magazine in 1992. Interestingly, it begins with the sound of breaking glass, followed by name-calling and even threats of broken legs. “You’ll be sorry!” Madonna warns the unnamed perpetrator: “No one ever takes what’s mine!” Disguised as a beautiful dance number, just try to ignore its viciousness.
When I really piss off my partner, she often gives me the dirtiest looks and says, of course, in jest… “Now you really just Someone that I knew“. This is the ultimate burn! Honestly, you don’t want to be at the end of Goyt’s evil contemplative song. Featuring the incredibly beautiful Kimbra, Goyt’s stylistic pop masterpiece is without a doubt one of the greatest
Love ever written songs.
Quentin Tarantino used the Nancy Sinatra version of the song. Explosion, explosion (My baby shot me) for his martial arts thriller Kill Bill during the opening credits after Bill shoots the Bride. It’s graphic and almost impossible these days to separate the song from the movie. Is this the best song against Valentine’s Day? I’ll let you judge it.
Some of the best breakup songs are wicked, and in the mid-90s, Alanis Morisette released an absolute gem called You must know. To this day, I struggle to think of another song that could really match the venom and bite, perhaps the song for which she is best remembered. In a masterful vocal performance on You must knowMorisette conveys all the rage of a rejected woman that fits perfectly into any list of VE Day haters. In short, it’s not hard to get the gist of Morisette’s pain and resentment of an old infatuation, especially with lyrics like “And every time I scratch someone’s back with my nails, I hope you feel it.”