A Song For (Almost) Every Valentine’s Day Condition

It’s Valentine’s Day! And that means lots of things to lots of people. Maybe you’re bitter. Maybe you’re bitter masquerading as empowered. Maybe you’re flying solo and *actually* OK with it (good for you!) Maybe you’re in love (for shame). Or maybe you’re somewhere in between… I’m putting my money on somewhere in between.

So here’s a playlist for pretty much all of you. We’ve got songs for people who are teetering between pathetic and endearing (“Love Fool,” The Cardigans); people who are in the love closet and dying to come out (“Can You Tell,” Ra Ra Riot); people who are stocking up on “massage oils” for tonight (“Ruler of My Heart,” The Dirty Dozen Brass Band); people who are actually just like, ‘I’m in a relationship and I’m happy, fuck yeah!’ (“Love & Happiness,” Al Green); and most importantly, people who are going to get the life fucked out of them later (“Closer,” NIN). Plus a bunch of you other fools. (There’s no apathetic song, sorry. Might I direct you to my 90s Hip Hop playlist? That’s the best I can do.)

But if my playlist hasn’t covered your very unique but equally-as-important Valentine’s Day Condition, I invite you to add your songs to this playlist. That’s right, this bitch is collaborative. Just subscribe by clicking here, then drag and drop your songs into the mix. All I ask is that you leave the songs you’re adding in the comments, for the people who don’t have Spotify, like I’m about to do below. Happy Valentine’s Day, snitches!

Ra Ra Riot – Can You Tell
The Seeds – Can’t Seem To Make You Mine
alt-J – Breezeblocks
M. Ward – I Get Ideas
Lauryn Hill – Ex-factor
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Ruler Of My Heart
Ben Folds – You Don’t Know Me (featuring Regina Spektor) – Explicit Album Version
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
LCD Soundsystem – Someone Great
Feist – Inside And Out
Best Coast – No One Like You
The Civil Wars – 20 Years
Michael Jackson – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Beck – Think I’m In Love
John Legend – Save Room
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Fruit Bats – When U Love Somebody
The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
Crosby, Still, Nash – Our House
Billy Joel – She’s Got A Way
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
Aqualung – Strange And Beautiful [I’ll Put A Spell On You]
The Dandy Warhols – I Love You
Rachael Yamagata – Reason Why
The Verve Pipe – I Want All Of You
Finley Quaye;Beth Orton – Dice
The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??
Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe
Wilco – How To Fight Loneliness
INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
Belle & Sebastian – I Don’t Love Anyone
Elliott Smith – Let’s Get Lost
Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter
Beck – Lost Cause
Band of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You
Cat Power – Sea of Love
The Dandy Warhols – The Last High
The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Blu Cantrell – Breathe Featuring Sean Paul – Rap Verison – Main
Steve Perry – Oh Sherrie
INXS – Don’t Change
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
Queen Pen – All My Love
The Decemberists – O Valencia!
Weezer – No One Else
Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
Harry Nilsson – Without You
Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home To Me
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
James Blake – Limit To Your Love
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Death Cab for Cutie – Soul Meets Body
SWV – I’m So Into You
Mary J. Blige – You Bring Me Joy
Joe – All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do)
Whitney Houston – I’m Your Baby Tonight
Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love To You
Nine Inch Nails – Closer
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
112 – Cupid
Tonic – If You Could Only See
The Counting Crows – Colorblind
Montell Jordan – Get It On Tonite
Babyface featuring LL Cool J, Howard Hewett, Jody Watley & Jeffrey Daniels – This Is For The Lover In You
Hootie & The Blowfish – Only Wanna Be With You
The Cardigans – Lovefool – Radio Edit
R. Kelly – Bump N’ Grind
Sade – No Ordinary Love
311 – Love Song
Amy Winehouse – Cupid
Cake – I Will Survive
INXS – Need You Tonight
Chromeo – I Can’t Tell You Why – Exclusive
Corinne Bailey Rae – Is This Love
Robyn – Dancing On My Own
Doris Troy – Just One Look
The Cranberries – When You’re Gone
The Postal Service – Clark Gable
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – The Tracks Of My Tears – Album Version (Stereo)
Bedouin Soundclash – Brutal Hearts
James Vincent McMorrow – Higher Love
Elliott Smith – Pretty (Ugly Before)
Al Green – Love And Happiness TC mark

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