In Love? Out of Love? TIME Has a Valentine’s Day Playlist for You

These two Spotify playlists will keep you company whether you're spending a romantic evening with a loved one or crying alone with your cats

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Pop Quiz! Today is Valentine’s Day and:

a) You can’t wait to celebrate it with someone you love.

b) Or someone you’re just pretending to love.

c) You’re “boycotting” it by going out with your friends.

d) You’ll be spending it with tray of brownies and The Notebook.

e) It’s another painful reminder that you’ll probably going to die alone surrounded by cats.

It doesn’t matter if you answered a, b, c, or d because TIME has a Valentine’s Day playlist for you. (If you answered e…well, you have bigger problems to worry about).  We’ve put together two Spotify mixes to serve all your romantic (or non-romantic) Valentine’s Day needs:

TIME in Love will cultivate that giddy feeling you have when you meet somebody you want to share your life with.

TIME out of Love will reinforce your cynical conviction that more often than not, that giddy feeling fades and then you’re left miserable and alone. Again.

So take your pick, and let us know which playlist you prefer: the one in which Stevie Wonder says you’re sunshine of his life or the one in which the Dixie Chicks poison a low-down, terrible man named Earl.

UPDATE: Some of our readers live in countries that don’t have access to Spotify and have asked us to post the playlist some other way. The best we could do is a list, which we’ve included below:

TIME in Love

Beyoncé — “Love on Top”

Stevie Wonder—”You Are the Sunshine of my Life”

Tammi Terrell — “This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You)”

Joni Mitchell — “You Turn Me On I’m a Radio”

The Beach Boys — “God Only Knows”

Van Morrison — “Crazy Love”

Devendra Banhart — “Baby”

The Samples — “Did You Ever Look So Nice”

Wilco — “I’m the Man Who Loves You”

Aretha Franklin — “Baby, I Love You”

Sam Cooke — “Bring It On Home to Me”

Rilo Kiley — “With Arms Outstretched”

Hall & Oats — “You Make My Dreams”

Guillemots — “Made-Up Lovesong #43″

The Morning Benders — “Excuses”

Ben Harper — “When She Believes”

Diana Ross & the Supremes — “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”

The Avett Brothers — “Living of Love”

Jason Mraz — “I Won’t Give Up”

Doris Troy — “Just One Look”

Roy Orbison — “You Got It”

Michael Jackson — “The Way You Make Me Feel”

Al Green — “Let’s Stay Together”

Christina Aguilera — “Ain’t No Other Man”

The Cars — “Just What I Needed”

The Magnetic Fields — “A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off”

Regina Spektor — “Fidelity”

Otis Redding — “These Arms of Mine”

Ben E. King — “Stand By Me”

Love — “Always See Your Face”

She & Him — “You Really Got a Hold on Me”

Devendra Banhart — “Lover”

Queen — “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

Whitney Houston — “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

Elton John — “Your Song”

Stevie Wonder — “For Once in My Life”

Taylor Swift — “You Belong With Me”

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros — “Home”

The Bird And The Bee — “My Love”

Best Coast — “Crazy For You”

Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins — “You Are What You Love”

Bob Dylan — “If Not For You”

The Beatles — “Ain’t She Sweet”

The Magnetic Fields — The Book of Love

Frankie Valli — Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

M.Ward (feat. Zooey Deschanel) — “Never Had Nobody But You”

Aretha Franklin — “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You”

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — “Our House”

The Darkness — “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”

The Temptations — “My Girl”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs — “Maps”

Death Cab For Cutie — “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”

Wreckless Eric — “Whole Wide World”

The Association — “Never My Love”

Ben Folds — “The Luckiest”

TIME out of Love

Kanye West — “Love Lockdown”

Benji Hughes — “You Stood Me Up”

The Blow — “Hey Boy”

Ben Folds Five — “Song For the Dumped”

Lily Allen — “Smile”

Amy Winehouse — “Love Is a Losing Game”

The Mountain Goats — “Woke Up New”

Erykah Badu — “Tyrone (Live)”

Eminem & Rihanna — “Love the Way You Lie”

Beyoncé — “Ring the Alarm”

2gether — “The Hardest Part About Breaking Up (Is Getting Back Your Stuff)”

Black Kids — “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You”

The Rolling Stones — “Miss You”

The Handsome Family — “Arlene”

In-Flight Safety — “Model Homes”

Rilo Kiley — “Silver Lining”

Hank Williams — “Cold, Cold Heart”

Liz Phair — “F—k and Run”

Violent Femmes — “Kiss Off”

Alanis Morissette — “You Oughta Know”

Ruth Brown — “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean”

Beck — “Lost Cause”

The Everly Brothers — “Bye Bye Love”

She & Him — “Thieves”

The Black Keys — “Next Girl”

The Features — “Wooden Heart”

Weird Al Yankovic — “One More Minute”

Cee Lo Green — “F— You”

John Legend—”Used to Love U”

Fitz And The Tantrums — “Breakin’ the Chains of Love”

Goyte — “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Beyoncé — “Irreplaceable”

Manic Street Preachers — “You Stole the Sun From My Heart”

Dion — “Runaround Sue”

Buddy Holly — “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”

Ray Charles — “Hit the Road Jack”

Lucinda Williams — “Can’t Let Go”

Paul Simon — “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”

Dixie Chicks — “Goodbye Earl”

Weird Al Yankovic — “Since You’ve Been Gone”

? & the Myterians — “96 Tears”

Bettye Swann — “(My Heart Is) Closed for the Season”

Fiona Apple — “Not About Love”

Alicia Keys — “Karma”

Jenny Owen Youngs — “F— Was I”

Patsy Cline — “She’s Got You”

Lucinda Williams — “Changed the Locks”

Foo Fighters — “Best of You”

Jack White — “Love Interruption”

The National — “Terrible Love”

Bon Iver — “Skinny Love”

The Cranberries — “Linger”

Rilo Kiley — “Does He Love You?”

The Mountain Goats — “No Children”

Jens Lekman — “A Postcard to Nina”

Drive-By Truckers — “Goddamn Lonely Love”

Barenaked Ladies — “Break Your Heart (Live)”

Ani Difranco — “Untouchable Face”

Lucinda Williams — “Jackson”

Elliott Smith — “Everything Reminds Me of Her”

(MORE: TIME’s Top 10 Angry Break-up Songs)

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YStrauss
YStrauss

Unreal Playlist, but when you're done with Spotify, try checking out 8Tracks