Our ears are assaulted with love songs all year long. But then, on Valentine’s Day, the airwaves reach insulting heights. So, here’s a playlist dedicated to people like you and me, who are dedicated to living our best lives as haters on valentine’s day.

These are the songs you want to hear on February 14th if you can neither be with the one you love nor love the one you’re with.

1. Still Your Best — Giveon 

Giveon is 5’8 and an unrepentant cheat who acts like the victim in all his songs. Always singing up and down like he’s a good person. You need that energy on the 14th.

2. Marvins Room — Drake 

“Fuck that n**ga that you love so much,” is peak hater energy. Listen to this song while looking at pictures of your ex or the person you’re hating on, on February 14th. Don’t listen to the end sha, Drake got carried away at some point. Smh.

3. Gravity — Brent Faiyaz

 I’m convinced there’s a Yoruba man in Brent Faiyaz. What does, “I don’t want you waiting too long, it’s too much to be your boyfriend,” even mean? 

4. I Hate U — SZA

Very self-explanatory. You hate them, simple and short. 

5. Don’t call me — Lil Kesh x Zinoleesky

“I’m so gee’d up my bro I’m sorry. If it’s not money don’t call me,” because love is obviously none of your business. You’re not being a hater sha, you’re prioritizing. 

6. Crazy Tings —  Tems

Love is obviously a crazy thing and people shouldn’t be doing it. Anyone who’s wasting time with love is obviously not normal. 

7. Smokin Out The Window — Silk Sonic

Even if you’ve not paid a former lover’s rent or busted your ass to save their life, you’ve probably done enough for them to feel like passing out anytime you remember the things you once did. This song’s for you.  

8. Heartbreaker — Blaqbonez

You can also moonlight as a toxic person while being a hater. Dip into your Blaqbonez energy and pick sex over love

9. LEAVE ME ALONE — Amaarae 

As you can see from the title, Amaarae is already shouting at you to leave her alone and that’s the same energy you’re going for on Valentine’s day.

 10. Your own thoughts and feelings

Sit with your thoughts and ask yourself why you even let yourself catch feelings in the past. Why didn’t you just sit Sit with your thoughts and ask yourself why you even let yourself catch feelings in the past. Why didn’t you just sit down and eat your food? Another option is to think of creative ways to give lovers the middle finger. Think about it over and over till you come up with an album Drake would be proud of. 

“How could I do such a mistake?”


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