The 10 Best Songs for Jilted Lovers

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Let's be honest here: Valentine's Day is the most annoying, garbage holiday ever invented. It's such cloying BS, a day where corporations literally victimize the entire population of U.S. single people into feeling bad for being single, and scare the hell out of those who are in relationships lest they feel like they "haven't done enough" for the big day.

It's a fucking fiasco, and doesn't celebrate love in any form. It celebrates candy, flowers and the color red. If you hate all that as much as I do, these are ten songs you'll probably enjoy because they're full of the vitriol and venom that this holiday instills in us all, whether we want to admit it or not.

Phil Collins, "Do You Know, Do You Care?"
Frankly, Phil's great hits "I Don't Care Anymore" and "In the Air Tonight" are equally awesome hate songs, but "Do You Know, Do You Care?" is his most powerful of all, and it's a shame that it's a little-known deep cut. This is the angriest you'll ever hear Phil in a song, not to mention the darkest his music ever got.

Elton John, "I've Seen That Movie Too"
One of Elton's most savage songs from the perspective of a jilted lover, this one really sticks it to the ex, and it was so hard that even Guns N' Roses gave it a shoutout in their own hit "You Could Be Mine."

Nine Inch Nails, "Wish"
In a way, Trent Reznor changed the face of "fuck the world, fuck you" aggression and hatefulness with this song, a stunningly stark account of the reality of true misery and depression. It couldn't last forever, of course, and he's mostly mellowed, but those earlier recordings are still shocking.

Megadeth, "Tornado of Souls"
The lyrics are some pretty decent "goodbye to love" stuff from metal mastermind Dave Mustaine, but this song's real brilliance lies in the all-time-great solo by Marty Friedman. Talk about evoking emotions in your guitar playing.

Bleeding Through, "Revenge I Seek"
"Fuck you and fuck your kind." That about says it all, doesn't it? If that doesn't make it clear enough, maybe the realistic depiction of a heart with a knife through it on the cover will get their point across.

The Minor Times, "The Pugilist at Work"
In the continuum of aggro-hardcore bands that have written songs about kicking the ass of someone who has pissed them off, the Minor Times perhaps perfected the art with this masterpiece.

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Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

"Valentine's Day is the most annoying, garbage holiday ever invented..." I feel exactly the same way about X-mas.

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