A Few More Tunes for Your “Love Sucks Playlist”

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Last week, in anticipation of our eighth annual Love Sux celebration coming up on Thursday, Feb. 14, we supplied you with some of Howl at the Moon’s favorite anti-Valentine’s Day jams. In case you’re still in need of a few more ballads to round out the essential “Love Sucks Playlist,” peruse the list below for some last-minute additions.

6. Picture to Burn | Performed by Taylor Swift

The country music genre has long been known for its ability to capture the pain and heartbreak accompanying a breakup. And perhaps no country artist is more familiar with such situations than one, Taylor Swift. She certainly has no problem reeling in the fellas, now if only she could hang on to one…

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCMqcFAigRg]


5. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room | Performed by John Mayer

…Speaking of Taylor Swift’s fellas, one of her more shocking mates was of course, John Mayer. The former flames may not have lasted long, but they do share a penchant for expressing those short-lived romances through some pretty great songs.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32GZ3suxRn4]


4. Screaming Infidelities | Performed by Dashboard Confessional

Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the song that helped put Chris Carrabba’s Dashboard Confessional on the map. In turn, the timeless “Screaming Infidelities” gave spurned lovers the perfect tune to blast on repeat.

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3. Heartless | Performed by Kanye West

As far as tabloids go, Kanye West and his mama-to-be, Kim Kardashian, are doing surprisingly well these days. Should things ever turn sour, however, one could rightfully assume that the rapper would probably have plenty of material for a new album, or two.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co0tTeuUVhU]


2. Somebody That I Used to Know | Performed by Gotye

It was pretty much impossible to avoid Gotye’s smash hit throughout the majority of 2012. Now that it has finally deserted the airwaves, it may be just about time to bring it back for that special someone you “used to know.”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY]


1. Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things To Do Today | Performed by Fall Out Boy

Named after a line in the 1998 cult classic, Rushmore, Fall Out Boy’s aggressive, yet eloquent ballad is the perfect way to not only get through another February 14, but also to celebrate the triumphant return of Chicago’s favorite punk rockers.

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