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Break up songs

post #1 of 102
Thread Starter 

Do you have songs that helped you get through the end of your relationships? Wanna share them in case they might help others around here?

My current favorite: Heart of Glass

Some others that always either reaffirmed my decision to end it or allowed me to wallow in self-pity:

Lost Cause
Crown of Love

Hey Ya

Edited by mimim - 7/29/11 at 11:00pm
post #2 of 102
Go Your Own Way
Don't Speak
post #3 of 102
I have three. My Husband left me after 9 1/2 years because he "wasn't in love with me anymore". Apparently, he thought the grass would be greener on the other side, that I was the reason he was so unhappy. I had no idea, until the day he told me he wanted me to leave. These three songs are "my" songs now.

This one is about what happened... Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

This one is exactly how our love story went (except nobody died, he just randomly left)... November Rain by Guns N' Roses

This one is how I felt at first... Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart

This one is how I feel every moment of every day of my life... Did I Say That? by Meat Loaf

This one I have to add, even though it's not technically about my Ex. I was there in my stepdaughter's life from the time she was 13 months old, until she was almost 9 1/2 years old. Leaving her was the hardest thing I ever had to do, it hurt even more than losing my Husband. This song is about the last three weeks with my stepdaughter, before I had to move out... Cinderella by Stephen Curtis Chapman
post #4 of 102
Oooh, I love this thread idea!

Breaking Up, by Rilo Kiley

Super cheerful one.

Also, Gonna Get Along Without You, by She and Him
post #5 of 102
Great thread!!

Here are mine so far...

This is our story for the last few years: "Uncivil War" by Martina McBride
How I'm feeling: "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce and "Gives you Hell" by AAR
When I'm doubtful: "Sunshine (go away today)" by Jonathan Edwards
This is how I feel now: "Defying Gravity" - Glee cast (GREAT pick-me-up)
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post #7 of 102
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by kblackstone444 View Post
This one is about what happened... Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Oh sh!t. OK, I disallow all Pink Floyd songs from my thread.

Seriously though, great stuff so far!
post #8 of 102
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
Bulletproof by LaRoux (my new empowerment song)
post #9 of 102
Silver Springs, Fleetwood Mac
You Gotta Be, Des'ree
post #10 of 102
I'll Take It From Here by Jonatha Brooke
post #11 of 102
I can see clearly now by Johhny Nash
post #12 of 102
Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood always made me smile while we were divorcing.

And Not Ready To Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks always gets played when I get an email from him asking why we can't just be friends.

I really love Bullet Proof by LaRoux too.
post #13 of 102
Originally Posted by sugarmoon View Post
Oooh, I love this thread idea!

Breaking Up, by Rilo Kiley

Super cheerful one.

Also, Gonna Get Along Without You, by She and Him
mmhmm, uh- huh love she and him!

The entire "dilate" album by ani difranco.
post #14 of 102
always loved this song, decided to finally learn it recently, & had probably sang it a few dozen times before I realized that it is the story of my life involving my divorce & returning to work on my home River...
brokedown palace

this one has always helped me through tough spots of all kind, ignore the pop sound, & listen to the opening line in particular...
little wonders

I wrote one about leaving him called "A Beer Can Lament"
and another one later called "A Single Mom's Lament (Hard Workin' Mamma)"
both of those have been huge for me, maybe I can try to upload them to share...
post #15 of 102
oooo... I like Lost Cause! Thanks mimim!
post #16 of 102
I saw this thread and even though I'm not going through a break up I've got some suggestions.I don't know how to make links so if someone else checks them out and could do it that would be good.
You'll think of me- Keith urban Cry- Faith Hill
Trying to get over you- Vince Gill Like we never loved at all- Faith Hill
Pray for you- Jaron and the long road to love- funny Let me let go-Faith Hill
What becomes of the broken hearted -Jimmy Ruffin
Photographs and memories-Jim Croce
Crying- K. D. Lang - written by Roy Orbison
post #17 of 102
You left me just when I needed you most! The Rose! and Lean on me ! My husband and I didnt split up he passed almost 4 years ago .
post #18 of 102
If You're Going Through Hell, by Rodney Atkins wasn't around when my ex and I broke up, but I listened to it over and over, during a different tough time in my life. I think it would help anyone! After all, break-ups when you have kids aren't just sad, they're scary!
post #19 of 102
I Love Myself Today - Biff Naked

post #20 of 102
Thread Starter 
My 5yo DD just watched this video: I Hate Myself for Loving you
I thought it was perfect for this thread

DD is in love with Joan Jett these days. She has the whole household going around singing, "Ch, Ch, Ch, Ch, Ch, Ch, Cherry Bomb!!!" all day long.
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