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Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Songs For The Lovelorn On Valentine’s Day

Cee Lo Green performs at the pre-Grammy gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. His song "Forget You" won a Grammy on Sunday, and is on Here and Now pop culture critic Rene Graham's list of music for the lovelorn. (AP)

Cee Lo Green performs at the pre-Grammy gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. His song "Forget You" won a Grammy on Sunday, and is on Here and Now pop culture critic Rene Graham's list of music for the lovelorn. (AP)

Yes, it’s nice to hear romantic songs on Valentine’s Day. But what if your love life isn’t going so well? Here and Now pop culture critic Renee Graham shares her play list of songs featuring love gone wrong, including selections by Cee Lo Green, Ray Charles, The Smiths and Billy Holiday. Share your dystopian love song below.

Renee Graham’s Playlist for the Lovelorn

Songs:

  • Cee Lo Green, “Forget You”
  • Ray Charles, “You Don’t Know Me”
  • The Smiths, “How Soon is Now”
  • The Temptations, “Just My Imagination”
  • Angela Bofill, “I Try”
  • Deniece Williams, “Silly”
  • B.B. King, “The Thrill Is Gone”
  • Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”

Albums:

  • Marvin Gaye, Here My Dear
  • Frank Sinatra, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  • Billie Holiday, Lady In Satin

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