Roses are red, February is love dread
If this is another Valentine’s Day’s with no Boo
Here’s what we’re going to do
Skip the nervous breakdown
By staying in our nightgown.
On Valentine’s Day, lovers everywhere celebrate the day with all sorts of rituals, both old and new. Flowers will be given, romantic candlelight dinners enjoyed and intimate relations of course enjoyed.
One of the added touches to any Valentine’s Day celebration is music. Mood setting music ranging from romantic to sexy will be played in restaurants, living rooms, and, well, yes, bedrooms.
But what about those without a significant other? What about those who have recently gone through a breakup or just have not found that soul mate yet?
What kind of music should THEY be playing?
I’m glad you asked.
The following is a list of my top ten all time anti-Valentine’s Day lyrics.
Oran “Juice” Jones “The Rain”
The classic Def Jam record chronicles the story of a man who catches his woman on a date with another man, and concludes with the hilarious confrontation.
“Did you miss me? I missed you too. I missed you so much I followed you today.”
Raw emotion makes for great art. Eminem wrote this murderous tale after his on/off girlfriend Kim (hence the title) cheated on him. This one still gives me chills to this day.
“Never knew me cheating on you would come back to haunt me / But we was kids then Kim, I was only 18 / That was years ago / I thought we wiped the slate clean”
Erykah Badu “Tyrone”This classic song about a woman kicking her man to the curb even had the fellas conceding defeat.“I think you better call Tyrone / But you can’t use my phone”
D’Angelo “S**t, Damn, M**********r”
R&B’s Howard Hughes sings about catching his wife with his best friend. Violence ensues.
“I’m ’bout to go get my nine / and kill both of y’alls behinds”
TLC “No Scrubs”
Labeled male bashers by every man after the song dropped, only the ones that fit the description should’ve been mad at T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli.
“I don’t want your number / No / I don’t wanna give you mine / And no / I don’t wanna meet you nowhere / No / I don’t want none of your time”
Kelis “Caught Out There”
Kelis’ debut single was definitely the tale of a woman scorned and helped make her a household name.
“So sick of your games / I’ll set your truck to flames / And watch it blow up, blow up”
Blondie “Heart of Glass”
The dance-able, pop song from pop-punk band Blondie is too charming to resist, with Debbie Harry’s beautiful voice, and the catchy guitar riff. ‘Once had a love, and it was divine/Soon I found out I was losing my mind.’
Soft Cell – “Tainted Love”
Don’t touch me please
I cannot stand the way you tease
I love you though you hurt me so
Now I’m going to pack my things and go
Gloria Gaynor – “I Will Survive”
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give
And I’ll survive
Tina Turner – “What’s Love Got To Do With It?
What’s love but a second hand emotion
What’s love got to do, got to do with it
Who needs a heart
When a heart can be broken