When it comes to clichés, we’ve yet to experience another occasion that fully encompasses the word more than Valentine’s Day does. Low and behold: Radio Fodder’s playlist of songs sure to make you cringe and swoon simultaneously.
Believing that some people are happier spending their spare money on vinyl and their spare time on niche internet forums is not wrong; it’s pretentious in a way that many music fans would like to be—a means of possessing and guarding the things they care about.
It was late November 1986, school was out forever, and I was about to travel to Surfer’s Paradise for Schoolies. With my Robert Palmer T-shirt in my travel bag and the case of West Coast Wine Coolers waiting by the door, all I had left to do was prepare my mix tape.
Are the nausea-inducing ads depicting beautiful couples exchanging expensive gifts over outrageously-priced meals getting up your nose? How about those anxiety-inducing dating scam app advertisements? We hear you. Here at Radio Fodder, we say ‘boo sucks’ to Valentine’s day and commercialised romance. Take a stand with us and enjoy our list of anti-romance songs.
The Australian Indigenous music scene is growing rapidly. From acoustic jams to silky smooth pop, hip-hop and all the avenues between, First Nations musicians have got you covered. This playlist is one that will hang around for my life.
As someone who struggles with depression, music has been a constant factor in helping me feel better when the blues come. This playlist is full of songs that I feel reflect the pondering, sinking and drowning sort of feelings that come on now and then.
Radio Fodder Music Team, Bec Meier
Valentine’s Day is a day of many emotions, whether you love the idea of the day or hate it. So, to help move the day along, we made playlists to suit all and any of your Valentine’s needs.