Valentine’s Day not your thing? Whether you’re single, going through a break up, or simply think that the annual day of love is just an excuse for greeting cards company to profit off us, we’ve got you! Grab your mic, stick on our ultimate anti-valentine’s day karaoke playlist, and we guarantee that by the end of it, you’ll feel a whole lot better.
Yep, that’s right, we’re starting with a profanity. Because sometimes nothing beats a good old curse word in getting that anger out. Tate McRae’s heartbreaking pop ballad is the ideal song to kick start our anti-valentine’s day karaoke playlist.
With ‘abcdefu’ blowing up on TikTok, clearly Gayle’s number one track is the revenge single we’ve all been waiting for. A track written in honour of her ex, who she was trying to be a friend to, when she found out he was trash talking about her behind her back. What better revenge to reap than having a global smash hit? Get it girl!
Number 3 on our anti-valentine’s day karaoke playlist is ‘So Sick’ by Ne-Yo. A song about trying to move on and forget about someone, but struggling to do so because everything reminds you of them. We can relate, Ne-Yo!
Ah, the relationship that goes stone cold. We’ve all been there. And it’s the worst feeling! If you’re going through a toxic break up, this is the song to stick on and belt out.
- Astrid S – It’s OK If You Forget Me
Showing us that there’s thankfully a lighter side to break ups, Astrid S invites her ex to forget about her, and that despite there being lots to take from her past relationship, she also won’t miss it when it’s gone.
All hail the queen of the teenage heartbreak anthem, Olivia Rodrigo. A call to action for everyone who’s ever been heartbroken due to unrequited love, this one is perfect for belting out in your anti-valentine’s day karaoke session.
Ariana knows a thing or two about breakups. Luckily for us, she’s condensed her worldly wisdom into ‘thank u, next’ where she namedrops her exes and details about what each of her relationships taught her. We don’t know about you, but we’re getting out our pad and paper to take notes.
Next up in our anti-valentine’s day karaoke playlist is Billie Eilish. With her brutally hoenst storytelling and hint of the morose, Billie is our posterchild for complicated bittersweet bops. ‘Happier Than Ever’ the titular track off her wildly successful sophomore album, is a breath of fresh air, detailing an emotional journey through relationship heartache.
From Billie’s thoughtful and sensitive pop masterpiece to a downright defiant smash, we gotta throw a couple of break-up belters into our anti-valentine’s day karaoke playlist. This one goes out to British pop princesses Little Mix, and of course, all their exes.
Another belter, this time from Kelly Clarkson. Okay, so we haven’t conducted any official research, but we reckon you are likely to feel at least 70% better about your break up once you’ve sung ‘Since U Been Gone’ at the top of your lungs. Don’t believe us? Give it a go and let us know!
We’re going back in time for number 11 on our anti-valentine’s day karaoke song list. Picture the scene. Flip phones and Juicy Couture tracksuits are everywhere. It’s the early 2000s. And ultimate pop royalty, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, have just broken up. Imagine, then the sheer uproar when Justin released his break- up anthem, complete with a Britney lookalike in the music video. Get the popcorn out!
Because not all songs on our anti-valentine’s day karaoke playlist need to be about lovers, we’re including ‘Jealous’ by Labrinth – a sad piano ballad that’s addressed to the rapper’s father, who walked out on his family when he was just four year’s old.
Dua is in no mood for messing around on ‘Don’t Start Now’. Want to send a bold message to anyone that’s treated you poorly in the past? Stick this on and picture them as you’re singing it.
Because we all need a little reassurance sometimes, number 14 in our anti-valentine’s day karaoke playlist is Shawn Mendes, who is kind enough to remind us that ‘It’ll Be Okay’. Remember that, people!
We’re into the final 10 tracks on our anti-valentine’s day karaoke playlist. And what better way to enter than with British pop princess Mabel and her smash hit ‘Don’t Call Me Up’. It’s pretty self explanatory, but in this song Mabel is telling her no-good boyfriend to get out of her life and forget her number.
Oooooh, if you’re in a particularly spicy mood, you can sing the non-PC swear word version of this revenge banger, ‘Forget You’. Fun fact – this was actually written about his record label, who he was going through creative differences with at the time.
One of the greatest songs to exist, Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ is an ode to a dying relationship. We’ve all been there – you’re desperate to make it work with someone, but for whatever reason the force between you ends up being incredibly destructive. It’s a tale as old as time.
Before Justin’s solo career took off, earning him a spot as one of the most successful solo pop stars in recent times, he was part of *NSYNC. Their catchy pop number ‘Bye Bye Bye’ is about a guy who is leaving his girlfriend because he’s had enough.
If you’ve ever wondered what the pitfalls of being an extremely famous rapper trying to navigate through the world of relationships, look no further as Drake tells us all about the fake love that he faces, where people just pretend to be into him for his incredible success.
A song all about heartbreak, Toni is inviting her ex to return to her and undo all the pain he’s caused. Poor Toni. If it doesn’t work out, you always have this anti-valentine’s day karaoke list to fall back on to get over it.
On ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, Black Eyed Pea Fergie sings about having to move on with her life and put a brave face on as she moves past a relationship. We actually think that crying is a healthy thing. Sometimes big girls do cry, and that’s totally okay!
A band with one of the most famously complex inter-group relationships between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac is a brilliant and defiant break-up anthem.
Before Billie there was Robyn, queen of the sad pop ballad. Truly a heartbreaking song, Dancing On My Own is a tale of heartbreak, as Robyn watches the man she loves dancing with another woman.
‘Back To Black’ is the sad retro pop masterpiece from the late, great Amy Winehouse, about her ex at the time, Blake. She said to CNN in 2007, “it’s a about being in a relationship that when it’s finished you go back to what you know. And where the guy obviously went back to his ex-girlfriend, I didn’t really have anything else to go back to so I guess I went back to black for a few months, you know…’
Rounding off our anti-valentine’s karaoke list are super producer Timbaland and US band One Republic. This is a song about the pain of a toxic relationship ending and realising tit will do more harm than good to keep holding on to them.
So there you have it, our anti-valentine’s karaoke list in all it’s glory. Liked what you read? Check out our Top 20 Disney Karaoke Songs