Posted by: Bevs | February 10, 2007

Anti-Valentine

Some says, Valentines day is the day where most lovers express their feeling to each other by giving gifts, eat dinner together, and some share nit with love songs. Love song which lyrics are full of meaning of love. Such songs for V-day maybe song like “Valentine”, “I cant help falling in love, “If I’m not in Love, etc.

But what about to those  who hate this day? Who don’t want to celebrate this occasion? What song do they listen to? Well, they too have songs it’s called “Anti Valentine” songs from different artists of different genres. Taken from Top “I Hate Love” Songs of All Time By Kelli Congelli, Special to MSN Music. 

Here’s the list:

The J. Geils Band: “Love Stinks
It’s the obvious choice and a cornball classic, but the brevity — oh, the brevity. If you can get more clear-cut than “This thing they call love/It’s gonna make you cry,” followed by several thousand impassioned rounds of the phrase “Love Stinks,” I don’t know how.

Def Leppard: “Love Bites
Maintaining one’s patience with this song’s laundry list of inane questions is a challenge. (“When you make love, do you look in the mirror?”; “Do you tell lies and say that it’s forever?”; “Are you wild ‘n’ willin’ or is it just for show?”) And on and on. Add the occasional “Ooh babe” or “Ooh c’mon” and it really will be bringing you to your knees. But against all odds, the song saves itself: “If you’ve got love in your sights/Watch out, love bites/Yes it does/It will be hell.” Not wrong.

Nazareth: “Love Hurts
Though its empty analogies and linear word play spit into the faces of creative writing teachers everywhere, it’s hard to argue with “Love is like a flame/It burns you when it’s hot.” Touché.

Kelly Clarkson: “The Trouble With Love Is
This song gets straight to the blow-by-blow. Clarkson belts that love will “make you hear a symphony” and that it’s “like a drug that will make you blind,” then adds that it “can tear you up inside,” “make your heart believe a lie,” is “stronger than your pride” and “doesn’t care how fast you fall.” Ouch.

Alanis Morissette: “You Oughta Know
This enraged ditty introduced her to U.S. fans and made her alt-rock’s angriest girl. Bitter, screamo vocals (“Every time I scratch my nails down someone else’s back/I hope you feel it” and “I’m here to remind you/Of the mess you left when you went away”) are enough to sober up even the most lovesick lassie.

Maria McKee: “If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags)
This one goes in for the kill not once, not twice, but three times. “If love is shelter/I’m gonna walk in the rain.” “If love is a red dress/Well, hang me in rags.” And the final blow: “If love is Aces/Give me the Jack.”

Michael Bublé With Holly Palmer: “Down With Love”
This song, which served as the lead track for the movie, defines love as “the root of all midnight blues” and then exclaims “Down with love/Yes take it away, away.” Indeed.

Tie:
John Mayer: “I’m Gonna Find Another You
Beyoncé: “Irreplaceable
Nothing reaches up and slaps love in the face quite like the notion that it’s not rare. Take, for instance, Beyoncé’s insistence that “I could have another you in a minute.” Bye-bye, love!

The Dixie Chicks: “Hole in My Head
Perfectly capturing the reason for the existence of every Ben & Jerry’s product, they croon: “You make me feel so bad that I wish I was dead” and “I need a boy like you like I need a hole in my head.” *Amen.*

Adam Sandler: “Somebody Kill Me”
Homicidal tendencies (“It was all a [bleep] [bleep] joke/And when I think of you, Linda/I hope you [two-syllable bleep] choke”) meet suicidal tendencies (“Oh somebody kill me please/Somebody kill me please”) in this charmer from “The Wedding Singer” soundtrack. Sandler’s tortured wails and outbursts remind us of love’s ability to transform us into miserable shipwrecks.

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