Don’t have a valentine to snuggle up next to tomorrow? If you already ruled out listening to the saddest albums of the decade so far, we’ve got something else for you. It’s a video short set to U2’s “Every Breaking Wave,”” and depicts the love story of two star-crossed lovers in Northern Ireland during the sectarian unrest of the 1980s. It’s a punk rock Romeo and Juliet with brogues, if you will.
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and if you’re as single as I am you’re probably thinking about gifting yourself a bunch of chocolate, eating all by yourself alone in your apartment, and then watching Channing Tatum’s stripping video on repeat. Like, for the whole day. Maybe it’s pathetic, but just know that if you’re headed down that route towards major single self-awareness, you don’t have to go it alone. Many have gone before you. Some of them even wrote entire albums about it, albums that are some of the most depressing albums you’ll ever hear, and we all know that the greatest cure for the blues is the blues. So if you’re single, and even if you’re not and you’re just sad or whatever, get yourself through the day with some of the saddest albums of the decade — so far.
Sam Smith‘s songs are among the most popular and achingly beautiful on the Top 40 today. They are also super depressing and make us want to give him a huge hug. And we know we’re not the only ones who feel that way. So with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, VH1 asked fellow musical luminaries to step up and help make his day special. Hozier, Aloe Blacc, Pentatonix and others took time on the Grammy red carpet to write Sam some Valentine’s showing just how much we care. The messages were heartfelt and sweet, and Sam’s adorable reaction to the gift is truly priceless.
Ah, Saint Valentine’s Day. The day when you shower your loved ones with bouquets of roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and heavy metal. Heavy Metal? That’s right. Hallmark be damned, this V-Day we’ve put together a special set of Valentine’s Day cards featuring your favorite stars from the world’s of hard rock, glam, thrash and good old classic heavy freakin’ metal. Say that special something to the one you love with Slayer. Do you and your loved one make a good Crüe? Are you Bon Jovi-al when you’re near them? Do they drive you as Wylde as the bearded guitarist of Black Label Society? Like Dio sang, are they your rainbow in the dark? Check out our Heavy Metal Valentine’s Day Cards, download your favorites and share them with the one you love. And if you need to get in the mood while the two of you gorge yourselves on candies listen to our list of Heavy Metal’s 13 Most Romantic Love Songs.
What with tomorrow being Valentine’s Day, we’re turning our affections to the heavy metal love song. A rare species indeed. And no, we’re not talking about glam metal power ballads here, because those are anything but rare, and usually anything but metal. We’re talking about real heavy metal bands. Bands that are typically, consistently and truly heavy but aren’t afraid to show a different side. Bands that prove that beneath the hardened, aggressive, angry-as-hell exterior lies a warm, fuzzy, though perhaps blackened, center. Bands that prove that at the end of the day, we’re all human and dare we say, want to be loved. And though this form of love may be metal-infused, it is nonetheless there. From to Pantera to Slipknot, romance doesn’t seem to be a foreign concept to these dudes. So to celebrate our undying love of metal here’s a list of 13 Heavy Metal Love Songs. But don’t you dare go calling them soft. Read more…
There’s one thing about February you can pretty much guarantee: when Valentines Day comes along the libido heads for the red zone. Appropriately, the conversation starts to tilt toward the nasty side of the street. All those sweet nothings are about something quite specific on 2/14, and they’ve got to do more with the boudoir than they do with a bouquet of flowers. We’re wondering if you know which tunes to play when you get upstairs, and we’re wondering if you can guess which lyrics of lust belong to which artists. Our new site can help you decipher the words to loads of songs. See if you can match all the dirty talk below to one of the singers pictured above. The answers are found after the jump. Click on the quote to see the full (sexy) song lyrics.
1. “If you’re liking what you’re tasting baby, let me know”
2. “Dive if you want to be a diver/wear a helmet with a light like an old gold miner”
3. “Don’t be ashamed of what you’ve got between those thighs, oh”
4. “For this body, so buttery brown and tantalizing/you would think I needed help.”
5. “You got me in a crazy position/if you’re on a mission, you’ve got my permission”
6. “I got a problem, I’m outta my mind over your body/women like you steal my control”
7. “Feel my rain come pourin’, soaking your lips’, baby…oooh”
8. “Your girl acting stank, then call me over/not on the bed, on the sofa/phone before you come, I need to shave my chocha.”
9. “You constantly seek me tonguing up and down on you/It’s time to pop your knees/it’s hot up in this peace”
10. “Maybe go to my place and kick just like Tae Bo/possibly bend you over, look back and watch me”
Head-over-heels in love? Just got dumped? Either way, we have you covered. Get in the mood with our massive compilation of Valentine’s Day photos, videos and features.
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