a vomit-free valentine's playlist

With less than a week to go until Valentine's Day, you may notice an army of frazzled guys and gals on the loose, sniffing out all the sentimental knick knacks they can fit in a heart-shaped box.

But if you do happen to find yourself coupled up on February 14th, why not skip the schmaltzy dust gatherers and revisit the eternal awesomeness of the personalised mixtape instead? It guarantees your gift won't wilt or melt in your sweaty palms, plus your beloved will know it's been thoughtfully crafted, rather than panic bought at the supermarket with the spare change in your crumbly wallet.

So in the spirit of that portly baby with the arrows, here's our collection of non-cheesy tunes that might just get you a little sumthin' sumthin' this V-Day.

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The Buzzocks: "Ever Fallen In Love (With Some You Shouldn't)



Nick Cave: "Into My Arms"



The Beach Boys: "God Only Knows"



The Smiths: "There is a Light That Never Goes Out"



Francoise Hardy: "Le Temps de l'Amour"



Blur: "Tender"



The Divine Comedy: "Perfect Lovesong"



Lou Reed: "Satellite of Love"



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