An Alternative Valentine’s Day Playlist

Written by Natalie Fornelli


Valentine’s Day is the time to reflect and show love to your partner, friends, and family. However,
for some it can be a time of heartache and sadness. I wanted this playlist to capture the range of
emotions that Valentine’s Day brings. This playlist is everyone, showcasing the ups and downs of
love through an alternative lens. With a range of songs for all listeners, it is perfect for listening to
with a friend or at home in solitude. Even if there’s been heartbreak and loneliness in your life, love
is always there, even when you don’t feel it, and I wanted this playlist to remind people of that.


Trains Across the Sea – Silver Jews

A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off – The Magnetic Fields

Friends of P. – The Rentals

You & Me – Tiger Trap

Valentine – The Replacements

A Teenager in Love – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Hot Rock – Sleater-Kinney

I’m In Love With A Girl Who Doesn’t Know I Exist – Another Sunny Day

La La Love You – Pixies

I Live for That Look – Dinosaur Jr.

Do You Love Me Now? – The Breeders

Things to You – Skeeter Davis, NRBQ

Flowers – Galaxie 500

How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths

Leach – Cryogeyser

If I Stay Too Long – Thee Oh Sees

Radiolove – Tanukichan

Hey Paul – The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

She’s Making Friends, I’m Turning Stranger – Purple Mountains

Somebody Loving You – The Lemon Twigs

Blue Flower – Mazzy Star

Tennessee – Silver Jews

What Happens to a Heart – The Lemon Twigs