Dear St. Valentine and Hallmark: thanks for the memories!
1. ABC - Poison Arrow
Key line: "Who broke my heart? You did, you did!"
2. Beck - Lost Cause
Key line: "I'm tired of fighting."
3. Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine
Key line: "Is your figure less than Greek? Is your mouth a little weak?"
4. Magnetic Fields - All My Little Words
Key line: "I could make you fly away, but I could never make you stay."
5. J. Geils Band - Love Stinks
6. The Beatles - Yesterday
Key line: "Why she had to go, I don't know, she wouldn't say."
7. Human League - Don't You Want Me?
8. The Divine Comedy - The Frog Princess
Key line: "I don't love anybody. That stuff is just a waste of time. Your place or mine?"
9. The Smiths - You Just Haven't Earned it Yet Baby
Key line: "You must suffer and cry for a longer time."
10. Tom Petty - Don't Come Around Here No More
Key line: "I've given up on this love...getting stronger!"
the Love Stinks song makes me think of a dirty duster for some reason..ReplyDelete
Some other solid choices to consider:ReplyDelete
Sleeping Aides and Razorblades by the Exploding Hearts (I guess it has a bit of a happy ending, but the heartbroken verses carry the weight)
Why Bother by Weezer
Woman Done Broke My Heart by Johnny Riverboat (I hear these local chumps have a video on YouTube or something)
Anyway, happy V-Day!
I would be quite remiss if I didn't bring up one of my favourite anti-love songs, Daniel Cirera's "Motherfucker Fake Vegetarian Ex-Girlfriend". It's a surprisingly charming little ditty!ReplyDelete
Is it just me or does the Human League song "Don't You Want Me" sound like it could have been recorded in 2009. Egads, 80's music is sounding contemporary! Good song, takes me back to the prom. (lucky rhyme)ReplyDelete
I've never found Tom Petty good looking, except in the video for Don't Come Around Here No More. I think it's the fact that I imagine every version of The Mad Hatter to look like Tommyboy there. Maybe it's the fact that everyone looks amazing in a gold chair. One or the other.ReplyDelete