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Favorite Breaking-Up Songs

Postby BruceMirken » Thu May 18, 2006 12:19 am

With Paul and Heather splitting, I find myself thinking about breaking-up songs. Personally, I've always gotten a kick out of the "we're splitting up and now I hate your guts" genre. My personal favorites are:

"Dead Flowers" -- Rolling Stones. For some reason FTD never adopted "Say it with dead flowers" as a slogan. Pity.

"Yes I Guess They Ought to Name a Drink After You" -- John Prine. After he sings the title phrase, he grumbles, "Bloody Mary!" How can you not love that?
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Postby maccastheman » Thu May 18, 2006 12:24 am

I've always liked "It's All Over Now Baby Blue" by Dylan. Come to think of it, I actually think Dylan has written the greatest break-up songs - "Tanged Up in Blue," "Brownsville Girl," "It Ain't Me, Babe," the list goes on and on. "Idiot Wind" (All of Blood on the Tracks for that matter.)
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Postby james1985 » Thu May 18, 2006 3:45 am

Blur - No Distance Left To Run
May sweet memories of friends from the past
Always comes to you, when you look for them
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Postby Highamster » Thu May 18, 2006 8:24 am

I allways thought it would be great to pop on REMs "Shiny Happy People" when braking up with somebody. Or Shaffer The Darklords "Attack of the Clonef**kers". Y'know, something with a nice happy bouncy feel to it? Just so it doesn't sting as much.

In reality if I ever manage to dump someone for a change I'ld probably go all out with a sing along to 'Kiss Off' by Violent Femmes.
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Postby grantmars » Thu May 18, 2006 8:33 am

another girl-the beatles because hes got a better girlfriend! its a break up song but its an optimistic one
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Has to be Harry Nillson

Postby jgkojak » Thu May 18, 2006 11:37 am

You're Breaking My Heart (So ***censored*** You) by Harry Nillson
Everyone's talkin' 'bout the President
We all chip in for a bag of cement
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Postby Genuine_Indian_Guru » Thu May 18, 2006 2:19 pm

Guns and Roses " I Used to Love Her"

not that its my favorite...but it is kinda fun!
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Postby EddieV » Fri May 19, 2006 9:56 am

Breaking up is hard to do_Neil Sedaka
Now junior behave yourself
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Postby RickStark79 » Fri May 19, 2006 11:44 am

Gotta Move On by The Verve Pipe
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Re: Favorite Breaking-Up Songs

Postby ddr » Fri May 19, 2006 9:46 pm

BruceMirken wrote:"Dead Flowers" -- Rolling Stones.


That is a great choice! I love that entire album "Sticky Fingers"

Another breakup song that comes to mind is "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" - Bob Dylan

How about Love of My Life - Queen?
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