Break-ups can often be painful experiences but they’ve always been a part of human relationships. People handle them in different ways depending on the situation. Whether you’re in tears after being two-timed or you’re feeling a sense of relief about finally ending a relationship, music helps to make it all better. So from Lovesongs247 here’s a selection of songs for you or a friend who’s dealing with the aftermath of a break-up.
“Go Your Own Way” – Fleetwood Mac 1976
Loving you / Isn’t the right thing to do
The song is about the complicated relationship between Fleetwood Mac band members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. The track, penned by Buckingham about Nicks, was taken from their album Rumours. Many of the albums songs follow a similar theme but it’s “Go Your Own Way” that became a classic.
“Song for the Dumped” – Ben Folds Five 1997
Wish I hadn’t bought you dinner / Right before you dumped me on your front porch
It’s pretty obvious that Ben Folds is really upset about being dumped, who wouldn’t! He’s quite clear in this indie rocker that he wants to be paid back for all those wasted dates and even wants the black t-shirt back as well!
“Next Girl” – The Black Keys” 2010
Oh, my next girl / Will be nothing like my ex-girl
I made mistakes back then / I’ll never do it again
Some great advice from the Grammy winning American rock band on coping with getting over your ex. Simply turn your searching heart to the next one!
“Tears Dry On Their Own” – Amy Winehouse 1997
He walks away / The sun goes down
He takes the day but I’m gone
And in your way in this blue shade / My tears dry on their own
Winehouse wrote the melody and lyrics but the music behind her voice is a sample of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s 1967 Motown classic hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. Amy faults no one but herself for a relationship gone bad but consoles herself in the fact that she’ll make it on her own.
“I Fall to Pieces” – Patsy Cline 1961
You want me to act like we never kissed
You want me to forget, pretend like we’ve never met
And I’ve tried and I’ve tried but I haven’t yet
You walk by, and I fall to pieces
This was Cline’s first number-one hit on the Country charts.The timeless classic about running into your ex is still a tear jerker for the broken-hearted.
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