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  • Bob Dylan, St. Vincent, Kesha and more appear on same-sex wedding music compilation

    Bob Dylan, St. Vincent, Kesha and more appear on same-sex wedding music compilation

    A number of big-name musicians have lent their talents to a new compilation putting a same-sex twist on classic love songs. The six-track compilation, called Universal Love, features icon Bob Dylan, as well as modern-day artists St. Vincent and Kesha, who puts a twist on Janis Joplin with "I Need a...
  • Best rock love songs

    Best rock love songs

    Love rocks! But sometimes it doesn’t rock so hard. But most of the time it rocks! In honor of Valentines Day, we thought we’d put together a list of some of the best rock love songs. Rock is a pretty broad genre, so we took a little artistic liberty with just what a rock song is. One thing is for...
  • The Misfits are here to help you get over a girl

    Best punk rock breakup songs

    Traditionally, punk is the music of the disillusioned, downtrodden and disaffected. That makes it an obvious go-to when suffering through a breakup. Sure, you could throw on some sad acoustic ballads or, God help you, emo music (the official genre of the breakup) but wallowing in self-pity is so...
  • Best EDM love songs

    Best EDM love songs

    When most people think of music around Valentine's Day, they often think of romantic, sappy love songs. Well, hate it to break it to you, but not all love songs are mellow and lovey dovey. Electronic dance music (EDM) also has its version of love songs, believe it or not.  If you would prefer to go...
  • Which EDM songs make for the best post-breakup accompaniment?

    Best EDM breakup songs

    Breakups are hard. Thankfully we live in an era where music fans have a nearly endless amount of songs available at the click of a button to help ease the pain of separation. While electronic music may not be the first genre that people think of when putting together a post-relationship playlist to...
  • Of all the songs on the four full albums that Rogue Valley released in a year's time back in 2010/2011, it’s “The Wolves & The Ravens” which

    Eight best indie breakup songs

    Breakups. You know, that awkward but sometimes painful breaking of the romantic partnership agreement that you and your lover once held onto so tight. As the saying goes, all things must come to an end, and unfortunately for you, statistically speaking it’s probably going to be your next or current...
  • Louis Armstrong will get you in the mood for love

    Best jazz love songs

    Is jazz the most romantic genre of music? Like all other styles, jazz encompasses the full range of human emotions, but most of the songs that come to mind when we think of the best-known jazz standards fall under the banner of love songs. And that’s just in terms of the lyrics. Even many jazz...
  • Best classic rock love songs

    Best classic rock love songs

    “Do you have to be in love to write a love song?” Is what William Miller—the character based on a young Cameron Crowe in his quintessential classic rock flick “Almost Famous”—asks budding rockstar Russell Hammond in the film. Russell never answers the question, but asks his own, “When did you get so...
  • Kelly Clarkson

    Best pop breakup songs

    Breakup songs are a dime a dozen, but the great heartbreak anthems are one in a million. From the likes of Kelly Clarkson to Justin Timberlake and Kanye West, pop music has treated jilted lovers to some satisfying revenge with tunes that either call out the no-good cheater or free us from the bonds...
  • Beyonce

    Best pop love songs

    Pop music has been strewn with love letters for as long as men and women have been singing. Whether it's a tender, sweeping piano ballad or a disco-inspired club jam, songs about love, romance and getting it on are a staple of the Top 40-friendly format. Artists as iconic as Diana Ross, Whitney...
  • And don't forget...

    Best rock breakup songs

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Couples are gearing up for a special night, taking selfies at their favorite band’s concert or pictures of them doing lame couple-y things. If you’re single, Valentine’s Day can be no fun. You might be feeling disgusted by all this PDA, or just downright...
  • Dolly Parton

    Best country breakup songs

    There's no better remedy for heartbreak than music. For many talented songwriters and musicians, they've poured out their hurt, suffering and anger into enduring classics. No one is immune to the aftereffects of a broken heart, either; those include anger, wallowing in self-pity and closing down...
  • Best country love songs

    Best country love songs

    Stories of love and unquenchable romance have long been common threads in country music. Whether a lonesome outlaw is wooing the hand of his lover or a couple is celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, songs of tender sentiment are woven into the very fabric of American-made music. From the pens...
  • Best classic rock breakup songs

    Best classic rock breakup songs

    They may be expert musicians and songwriters, but many rockers struggle with longterm love. The upside to their shortcomings? Great material. With creative concepts and passionate performances, classic rock break up songs stand the test of time. If feeling a little down and out, or just in the mood...
  • Best rap breakup songs

    Best rap breakup songs

    When an ugly breakup has you messed up inside, many people turn to music to heal. Which genre you take on getting over a lost relationship is up to you, but rap can provide solace either way. Some songs embrace the sadness, letting it overcome you, while others pick you up and brush you off. Here...
  • Best hip hop breakup songs

    Best hip hop breakup songs

    When dealing with the heartache of a messy break-up, people generally take one of two emotional states: Anger or sadness. Luckily, hip-hop comes to the rescue and can provide music to either aid the sorrow or hype you up to move on. With Valentine's Day almost upon us, love is everywhere. Whether...
  • Best metal breakup songs

    Best metal breakup songs

    If there’s any genre that can capture the wide-ranging emotions of a breakup, it’s metal. The genre takes on pain and heartbreak with fearless honesty, focussed energy and no shortage of noise. If you’re in the throes of a breakup, let the not-so-smooth sounds of our metal break-up playlist turn...
  • Best metal love songs

    Best metal love songs

    Whereas some people think crude, creepy and noisy, we think raw, real and impassioned when it comes to metal music. The hard-hitting genre may not seem like the most obvious choice for romantic listening material, but we’d argue that heavy rockers convey love the best. With intricate plotting...
  • Best hip-hop love songs

    Best hip-hop love songs

    Hip-hop may not be known as the most romantic genre of music, with its straightforward narrative on social woes and political strife, there’s little room left for vulnerability. However, when it comes to love, MCs have been known to lower their shields to share an honest take on the drive that makes...
  • Best rap love songs

    Best rap love songs

    Valentine’s Day brings all the lovers out of the wood work, and the best way to reflect on our mushy feelings is to get lost in the music. Just because most rap is hard tinged doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a softer side. Rappers need love too, after all. Here are the best rap love songs that have...
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