Whether you’re single and nowhere near ready to mingle or happily married, listening to people rave about the depths of their love – or wallow in the despair of heartbreak — can sometimes make you want to snap. And if you hope to find solace in music, good luck: pop music is littered with budding loves, broken hearts, seductive come-ons and everything in between.
Sometimes you need a break from it all. Fortunately, more than a couple singers have rolled their eyes or shaken their fists at love, too — and this list of anti-love songs is exhibit A. While plenty of these artists have played both sides of the war (Freddie Mercury and Amy Winehouse certainly fell prey to love more than once), they took a stand at least once to give L-O-V-E the big middle finger.
Excluding heartbreak ballads where the singer is clearly still hoping for a reunion, as well as odes to fractured or toxic romances, here are our 15 Best Anti-Love Songs just in time for Valentine’s Day.