The Recommendation Project Part 27: Valentine’s Day SUCKS

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I want to give all the broken-hearted and non-sentimental types a chance to contribute perfect ANTI-Valentine’s Day songs.  

I’ve started things off with “Change the Sheets” from Kathleen Edwards.  You know what to do.

Here are the rules for The Recommendation Project.

1. Look me up on Rdio ( and find the playlist marked The Recommendation Project Part 27: ANIT-Valentine’s Day Songs.

2. Think about all the songs in your library and pick that one song you think everyone needs to hear when it comes to expressing your true feelings about Valentine’s Day, soured relationships and cynical attitudes towards love.

3. Again, the song can be brand new or just new to you.

4. Let your friends know about the project. Get them to contribute.

5. And just so there’s no confusion, I don’t have any fiscal connection to Rdio other than I’m a regular $10/month subscriber.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

5 thoughts on “The Recommendation Project Part 27: Valentine’s Day SUCKS

  • February 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I'm not on Rdio, but I hope someone contributes Knives by Therapy?.

  • February 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Alan, the collaborate button is missing when I look at this playlist, as compared to the others you've done — is there a setting you have to change for us to add songs?

  • February 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Man that murdered love by xtc

  • February 14, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    "Just Another Love Song"-Suicidal Tendencies


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