All-purpose guide to sweet Valentine’s Day jams

Clara Bartlett

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As Valentine’s Day falls upon us, some of us are preparing for romantic bonanzas, while others of us look forward to an irritable day of scowling at every smug red rose. Whether you’re head-over-heels in love, lonely and sad, empowered and single or just plain horny, please refer to these playlists that will serve as soundtracks to your Feb. 14.

In Love

1. Regina Spektor “Fidelity”
2. The Rolling Stones “She’s a Rainbow”
3. Of Montreal “I Feel Ya’ Strutter”
4. Billy Joel “For The Longest Time”
5. The Cardigans “Lovefool”
6. Das Racist “Girl”
7. Jackson 5 “I Want You Back”
8. Flight Facilities “Crave You”
9. Sixpence None the Richer “Kiss Me”
10. Smash Mouth “I’m a Believer”

Sadly Single

1. Gotye feat. Kimbra “Somebody That I Used To Know”
2. Rufus Wainwright “Hallelujah”
3. Blitzen Trapper “Not Your Lover”
4. Celine Dion “All By Myself”
5. The Dodos “Undeclared”
6. Radiohead “Creep”
7. Lykke Li “Possibility”
8. The Cranberries “Linger”
9. Queen “Somebody to Love”
10. Kanye West feat. Pusha T “Runaway”

Single and Proud

1. Beyonce “Runaway”
2. Blondie “One Way or Another”
3. Electric Light Orchestra “Don’t Bring Me Down”
4. David Bowie “Changes”
5. La Roux “Bulletproof”
6. Diana Ross “I’m Coming Out”
7. Destiny’s Child “Survivor”
8. Ludacris “Move Bitch”
9. Michelle Branch “Are You Happy Now”
10. Tila Tequila “I Love U”

Sexy Times

1. 2 Live Crew “Me So Horny”
2. Marvin Gaye “Let’s Get It On”
3. Black Eyed Peas “My Humps”
4. The Doors “Light My Fire”
5. Bloodhound Gang “The Bad Touch”
6. Foreigner “Hot Blooded”
7. Justin Timberlake “Sexy Back”
8. Sir Mix A Lot “Baby Got Back”
9. Nelly “Hot in Here”
10. LMFAO “Sexy and I Know It”