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Not So Lovey-Dovey Valentine's Day Songs

Happy Valentine's Day, glam fans. Over the past three-plus years, we've talked a lot about great love tunes and awesome power ballads. But how about a list of songs that are not so lovey-dovey. You know, a sort of anti-Valentine's Day list. Here's a few of my picks, in no real order:

Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - I Hate Myself for Loving You

Def Leppard - Love Bites

J. Geils Band - Love Stinks

Nazareth - Love Hurts

What do you think of my list? Got anything to add? There are tons of angry love/I-hate-life songs out there and the five above were the first to come to my mind. And you know what? I literally love - seriously love - each song on my list. I guess it's easy to love a song about hate (or at least angst)!


Reader Comments (13)


1) Heartbreaker, Led Zeppelin
2) Sick As A Dog, Aerosmith
3) Love Kills, Vinnie Vincent Invasion
4) Poison, Alice Cooper
5) It's Not Love, Dokken
6) Love Removal Machine, The Cult
7) Love Don't Last Forever, Chrissy Steele
8) Cryin', Vixen
9) If Looks Could Kill, Heart
10) I Can't Believe In You, Accept
11) Red Rose, Roxx Gang
12) Love Don't Live Here Anymore, Sven Gali
13) Love You To Pieces, Lizzy Borden
14) I Walk Alone, Hericane Alice
15) You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory, Johnny Thunders
16) I Don't Love You Anymore, London Quireboys
17) Icy, Vain
18) Stone Cold, Rainbow
19) Don't Call It Love, Girl's School
20) Black Roses, Aces & Eights
21) Love Is A Loaded Gun, Alice Cooper
22) Love Is A Waste Of Time, Le Mans
23) Tears Of A Clown, Udo

Happy Valentine's Day Glam Metal Massacre, Everybody!
February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKEVON
Nothing beats a good anti-love song :-)

You're All I Need - Motley
Used to Love Her - GNR
Clean The Dirt - Junkyard
Hands Off - Junkyard
Dirty Love - Thunder
Get Out of Here - Thin Lizzy
Kiss My Heart Goodbye - Dogs
Ode To You - Quireboys
Walkin' Mat - The Answer
For Hate'z Sake - Tailz
February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPat
How about Alice Cooper-Poison
February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJay
Well, there's always "Heading for a Heartbreak" (Winger)... ;)

February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChessie
I can't believe no one has mentioned "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)." Probably my favorite Motley Crue song.
February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJT
mötley crüe's "looks that kill" is a nice valentine song, if I had to pick one. But Joan Jett's music is also loveable :)
February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Tinzeljunkie
Showing my age, BUT,"Paradise by the Dashboard Lights"
February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou
I'll go with "I hate kissing you goodbye" by Tuff. Its not exactly your typical love song,
February 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Love's A B%tch- Quiet Riot
Now You See It Now You Don't-Ozzy
Queen Of Spades-Styx
Just a few i can think of. Being a painful 0-3 the last few years i should have these things memorized

oh yeah, Sucker in a 3 piece-sorta..
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
Love Is A Lie by GREAT WHITE!
February 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Thought of another one...

"True Love And Other Fairy Tales" by Electric Angels.
February 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
used to love her and your all i need
May 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdevin

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