As a single person, the best part of Valentine’s Day is the day after… when all the candy is 50% off at Rite-Aid. A close second is the bevy of break-up, revenge, and soul-strengthening songs that seem to pop up around this time of year. Kinda makes you wonder how a holiday invented by greeting card companies ever got this polarizing. Hm.

If you’re looking for your “hear me roar” anthem in time for V-Day, might I suggest Mel Monaco’s “Single Again.” The title is self explanatory, except instead of being a lament-filled tearjerker, Monaco’s telling her partner of choice that guess what! Their time is up. And the tone is anything but mournful, with its sultry blues-and-jazz-infused vocals. (Bonus points for the rockabilly-ish music video, too!)

So, if you’re planning on dumping someone before the big day, do them a solid: send ’em this track and let ’em go.

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Allison Johnelle Boron

Allison lives in Los Angeles where she is a freelance music journalist, jug band enthusiast, and industry observer. She is also the editor of REBEAT magazine. Find her on Twitter.

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