The Best Break Up Songs Ever.

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Re: The Best Break Up Songs Ever.

Postby Whole Lotta Lotta » 18 May 2011, 20:19

I'd date Stevie Nicks. It would be worth the break-up to have had her in the firs place.
This song and I have a little history. I broke up with a girl a few years back. Days after that I was playing one of my Earth Wind and Fire CDs and decided to skip that song because I just couldn't handle it at that point. Then, I went to Starbucks for some coffee. There are MILLIONS of songs in the world and what did they decide to play? The one I'd skipped :( .

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Re: The Best Break Up Songs Ever.

Postby ThreadKiller » 18 May 2011, 21:10

However much I am enjoying this thread, I'd like to point out that there have actually been a few good break-up songs written after 1990. I'm a geyser like the rest of you, but come on - can't anyone post anything sung from before the dinosaurs died (or Noah packed his ark - if you don't believe in dinosaurs).

For a best recent song on the topic, let me nominate Adele:



For me, this is an ultimate break up song:

“... the scars of your love remind me of us,
… I'm gonna make your head burn …
... we could have had it all ...”

All in all, a spectacular song: the voice, the love, the regret over possibilities, the anger – it’s all there. I wouldn't mess with Adele.
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Re: The Best Break Up Songs Ever.

Postby Dr. McCoy » 18 May 2011, 21:55

This is one of my guilty pleasures that I like this song.

And this is a demo.
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Re: The Best Break Up Songs Ever.

Postby Whole Lotta Lotta » 19 May 2011, 23:51

Since I am a geezer, I guess I will have to go in the opposite direction and post even older songs. The music the kids have today just isn't like we had in my generation. I guess today's generation are a bunch of self absorbed morons who don't feel any hurt when they have their hearts stepped on. Nor do they have any conscience when they step on the hearts of others.



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Re: The Best Break Up Songs Ever.

Postby Charlie Jack » 20 May 2011, 00:41

"Don't leave me!" I cried.
"Don't take that airplane ride."



I'm tired of weepin'.
I'm tired of moanin'.
Tired of cryin' for you.



I hate your guts.
You ruined my life.
Bye-bye, baby.
I'll never be your wife.

(This vid contains two songs; "Night Owl" is the breakup song.)


Let me tell you something, Mama, that you don't know. . . .



I can't find these two on YouTube, but Amazon.com has brief samples of them:

Oh, but when sundown comes, I can say,
"Lord, I done made it for one more day."
'Cause when she left and took her love away,
I never thought today I'd be okay,
Enough to say,
"Aw, it's all over now."
--"When Sundown Comes," Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
http://www.amazon.com/When-Sundown-Comes/dp/B001NU40UM

If I saw you in the morning, I'd have to have you back again.
The nighttime gets lonely with the moonlight climbing in.
The moonlight climbing in through the window,
The curtains sway, and the wind blows.
The honeysuckle smelling sweet and warm
Reminds me of you. . . .
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Re: The Best Break Up Songs Ever.

Postby Whole Lotta Lotta » 20 May 2011, 02:10

I heard Jimi wrote this after an argument with his girl. Heartache can produce such great art :( :wink: .


Sorry I am showing my geezerdom again. I am looking for some more current breakup songs.
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Re: The Best Break Up Songs Ever.

Postby Gilgamesh » 20 May 2011, 07:49

Here's one of my favourites.


I always thought that he wrote the song but it turns out that someone else did. I think a guy named Jerry Chestnut.
The opening lines to this song are amazing. It's one of my favourite songs.

I can hardly bear the sight of lipstick
On the cigarettes there in the ashtray
Lying cold the way you left them
But at least your lips caressed them
While you packed

Or the lip ring on a half filled cup of coffee
That you poured and didn't drink
But at least you thought you wanted it
That's so much more than I can say for me
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Re: The Best Break Up Songs Ever.

Postby Dr. McCoy » 20 May 2011, 09:01

I like the Merle Haggard. I tried to find You Don't Love Me Anymore, but couldn't.
Here's some Sinatra.


This song was the best thing about Kill Bill. Written by Sonny Bono.

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Re: The Best Break Up Songs Ever.

Postby Icon » 20 May 2011, 11:12

This is it:


For Pete's sake, do not post Mariah's version. Sacrilege!
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Re: The Best Break Up Songs Ever.

Postby Whole Lotta Lotta » 21 May 2011, 02:24

Bringing on the Heartache. Good one!
I think this song counts as a break up song. I think Bono is singing about somebody who loves you, but not as much as you love them. "And you give, and you give, and you give yourself away, but I want more..."

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