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Old 01-19-04, 06:58 PM
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Best Break-Up Songs

What are some of the best or your favorite break-up songs?

I'll start things off with -
1. Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
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Excellent timing...I just made a playlist entitled "Breaking up is Hard to Do."

2. Dashboard Confessional - "Screaming Infidelities"
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3. The Postal Service - "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"
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If you can find it, "Last Cigarette" by the Jayhawks is a great one.
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Smash Mouth - All Star
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thought of another...

This Mortal Coil "Kanga-Roo"

from the album "It'll End in Tears"
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5. Great Big Sea - "How Did We Get From Saying 'I Love You' (to I'll See You Around Someday)"

This one really hits home for me.

[lyrics]
"It's a cold day for September"
Was all I thought to say
When I saw you on the street the other day
I knew something changed between us
All the talk we made was small
But what do you say to someone
When they've heard you say it all
It's an awkward conversation
In a most peculiar way

How did we get from saying "I love you"
to "I'll see you around someday"

It seemed like only days ago
We had so much to say
Did we take it all for granted
Did it all get thrown away
"It calls for rain this afternoon" you finally replied
Then there was a stuttering silence
That I felt my mouth go dry
We'll talk about the weather
'Cause there's not much more to say

How did we get from saying "I love you"
to "I'll see you around someday"
How did we get from saying "I love you"
to "I'll see you around someday"

Has all the ice been broken?
All our surfaces been scratched?
Have all the words been spoken
Have we finally met our match?
Cause it's an awkward conversation
In a most peculiar way

How did we get from saying "I love you"
to "I'll see you around someday"

How did we get from saying "I love you"
to "I'll see you around someday"
[/lyrics]

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give what you take - mojave 3
by the time it gets dark - yo la tengo
the river - joni mitchell (not a break up song per se, but perhaps the most solemn depressing beautiful song ever put on tape)
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Come on, man! The greatest break up song EVER is:

Song for the Dumped - Ben Folds Five
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Come on, people! No mention of "One More Minute"?!?
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Not a real best-of list, but the two that have gotten the most play for me recently.

Nina Simone - "The Other Woman"
The Magnetic Fields - "Nobody Will Ever Love You"
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Shirley Brown -Woman to Woman.
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"You Can Never Leave" - Crooked Fingers
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Babyface - Nobody Knows It But Me
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Pearl Jam - Black
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How about full albums?

'til Tuesday "Everything's Different Now"
Beck "Sea Change"
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Originally posted by atlantamoi
How about full albums?

'til Tuesday "Everything's Different Now"
Man! You beat me to it. I was going to respond with this exact answer. This is one killer album. But won't stop there. Aimee has many many songs about break up and heart aches.
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One More Minute With You - Weird Al
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"hammer smashed face" by cannibal corpse
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Brick, by ben folds

"give me my money back/give me my money back you bitch"
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Originally posted by whynotsmile
Brick, by ben folds

"give me my money back/give me my money back you bitch"
You're actually thinking of "Song For the Dumped". This song must be included on this disc.
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Originally posted by spainlinx0
Babyface - Nobody Knows It But Me
Actually, that's a song by Tony Rich, produced by Babyface.
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You ****ed Up - Ween
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Stabbing Westward - Blither Wither Burn Peel

My favorite off of that is "Breathe"
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Don't Dream Its Over

Move Bitch - Mystikal and Ludacris

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