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Your essential playlist for all the stages of being Alone On Valentines Day

Finding Valentine’s Day a bit tough? Come on in.

WHETHER IT’S A fresh break-up, unrequited love or just plain old loneliness, a great song will always lessen the pain.

Your good friends at know dat feel, and have created a playlist especially for those lovelorn and lonely on Valentine’s Day.

We’re abandoning all attempts to be cool here.

Sometimes you don’t need street cred – you just need a good cry and/or scream.

The playlist is also on Spotify, just in case you need it on the go. Not saying you will, but you might.


You had love, once. But all it did was tear your heart out and walk all over it. The indignity of it!

Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake

This one’s for those dealing with lyin’ and cheatin’. Justin denies this is about Britney, but we all know.

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You’re So Vain – Carly Simon

Your ex is so disgusting and vile and awful and you can’t believe you ever liked them, but still you can’t stop thinking about them. Carly understands.


Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Bob Dylan

Did the love of your life just up sticks out of the blue? This bit of pass-ag from Bob will justify your bitterness.

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OK, now you’re thinking about all the reasons you’re so bitter, and it’s making you angry. What the hell? Why did you stand for it?

Heartless – Kanye West

Back before he became the Ye in Kimye, Kanye was hurt pretty bad by a former flame. We feel you, Yeezy.

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Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

One of the most acrimonious breakups in music = perfect fodder for an angry love song.


You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette

The mother of all bitter, reproachful ex-girlfriends, nobody does explosive rage like Alanis.

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SO ALONE. (At this point it might be good to turn off your phone, lest you get the burning desire to text an ex.)

9 Crimes – Damien Rice

Leaving the lyrics to one side for a moment, the piano riff alone is enough to set us bawling. Damien. You know our very souls.

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Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinéad O’Connor

Nothing compares to YOU, Sinéad, and your ability to understand exactly how we’re feeling. We’ll shed a few more tears than you do in this video, but thanks all the same.


Someone Like You – Adele

To bring the wallowing to a heart-rending crescendo, you have to have a bit of Adele. It’s tried, it’s tested, it’s true.

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You’ve worked through your feelings, and now the outlook is a little better. Why did you ever think you needed a significant other to feel good about yourself? That’s just stupid.

Irreplaceable – Beyoncé

The road to acceptance is paved with Beyoncé, and never before has there been a more epic takedown of a former lover. To the left, to the left.

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F**k You – Cee Lo Green

Because we’re children at heart, singing this chorus out loud is a source of real joy. Try it.

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Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

Don’t try to tell us you haven’t gotten any satisfaction from screaming this song. It’s scientifically proven. It can’t fail.

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Hopefully at this point, you’re ready to leave Valentine’s Day and all the pesky feelings associated with it behind. Godspeed, friends.

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