Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Anti-Valentine's Day CD 2012

Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls... Dying time's here!!! That's right, it's that time of year again: National Singles Awareness day. The day when we all recognize and become hyper aware of just how single we are. Everyone else calls it "Valentine's Day", but I really can't see how the anniversary of the beheading of a priest is the day to celebrate love. Actually, now that I come to think of it... that's actually a pretty good representation of love. I can actually see it now: the classic guillotine with the decapitated priest laying at its foundation. Cool...

I've stated in my previous posts that my issues with Valentine's Day stem from the fact that love is not accurately represented. There are some exceptionally violent expressions of love out there. It's not just chocolates, flowers, and cards. Given that violence, the beheading of a priest serves as an apt image for the fullness of love. As is my custom, I have come up with the latest Anti-Valentine's Day CD. In this case, the sub-theme is violence. Here's the list:

01) All American Rejects - Gives You Hell
02) David Guetta (Feat Jessie J) - Repeat
03) Maroon 5 - Wake Up Call
04) Adele - Rolling In The Deep
05) One Republic - Apologize
06) Keri Hilson - Energy
07) Boyz II Men - I Sit Away
08) Rockapella - Don't Tell Me You Do
09) Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
10) Pink - There You Go
11) Eminem (Feat Rihanna) - Love The Way You Lie
12) Babyface (Feat Stevie Wonder) - How Come, How Long
13) Whitney Houston (Feat Faith Evans & Kelly Price) - Heartbreak Hotel
14) Keyshia Cole (Feat K.T.) - Shoulda Let You Go (Remix)
15) George Michael - Fast Love Part I
16) Lily Allen - Smile
17) Hot Chelle Rae - Let Down
18) Lasgo - Gone
19) Joe Lynn Turner - Heartless
20) Cher - Strong Enough (Club 69 Future Atlantic City Beats Radio Edit)
21) Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want

Most of these songs deal with strictly emotional violence, but Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" and "How Come, How Long" by Babyface reference actual violence from dysfunctional relationships. They might be difficult to listen to for those of you who may have personal experience in that arena. Imagine if your local stores carried cards for THAT aspect of Valentine's day...

As always, this list is compiled to allow you to endure the hyper-sentimentality of this day. Good luck to you and I'll see you on the other side!!

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