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Love Stinks: Great anti-Valentine songs



Heart Picking the most romantic songs of the 80s is child's play. But picking the most unromantic songs of the 80s? That's poetic.

Heart2 Over the last few years, we've featured "Best Kisses of the 80s" and "Best Anti-Valentine Quotes from the 80s." And in 2007, we recorded an entire podcast about "Love Gone Bad." So it was only a matter of time until we got really serious about the living nightmare that is February 14.

So throw those roses in the garbage disposal, pour yourself a large glass of high-proof refreshment and fire up your iTunes. It's time to get nasty.


  • Love Stinks (J. Geils Band)
  • I Used To Love Her (Guns N' Roses)
  • Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (The Smiths)
  • The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (Asia)
  • Don't Tell Me You Love Me (Night Ranger)
  • I Don't Care Anymore (Phil Collins)
  • I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues (Elton John)
  • You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi)
  • Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division)
  • Same Old Lang Syne (Dan Fogelberg)
  • I'm Not The One (The Cars)
  • Answering Machine (The Replacements)
  • Only the Lonely (The Motels)
  • Separate Ways (Journey)
  • Voices Carry ('Til Tuesday)
  • Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
  • Just Once (James Ingram)
  • I Hate Myself For Loving You (Joan Jett)
  • Against All Odds (Phil Collins)
  • Love Kills (Joe Strummer)
  • Don't Ask Why (The Replacements)
  • Goodbye to You (Scandal)
  • Separate Lives (Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin)
  • No More Words (Berlin)
  • Love Is A Battlefield (Pat Benatar)

OK, there's my list. Which songs am I forgetting?

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:30pm]


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