Top Breakup Albums/Songs

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  • sixsixsixtynine

    A recent thread where people were recommending music for someone going through a breakup, reminded me of the movie High Fidelity.

    The main charatcer, Rob lists his top 5 breakup albums (and songs too I think, does anyone know what they were?)

    What are the albums/songs that make you feel better, by making you feel worse? --->

    Here's a few of mine:

    Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan

    Definitely IMO the best of all time. You can listen to it over and over, it never gets old.

    Forever Blue - Chris Isaak

    Every song was written about the same girl. Baby did a bad, bad thing indeed.

    Sings Only For the Lonely - Frank Sinatra

    Although In the Wee Small Hours was made after his breakup with Ava Gardner, this is a much better (and much darker) album. The definitive version of One For My Baby.

    Sea Change - Beck

    This is the one you play while lying in bed, staring at the ceiling.

  • carla

    The Chain by Fleetwood Mac was always a good break up song and get over him/her. If you can get mad instead of hearbroken it sometimes made you feel better.

  • prophecor

    Boys II Men / Doin Just Fine

    There was a time when I thought life was over and out
    When you went away from me
    My dying heart made it hard to breathe

    Would sit in my room
    Because I didn’t want to have to go out
    And see you walking by
    One look and I’d break right down and cry

    Now you say that you’ve made a big mistake
    Never meant to take your love away
    But you can save your tired apologies
    ’cause it may seem hard to believe

    I’m doin’ just fine
    Getting along very well
    Without you in my life
    I don’t need you in my life

    I’m doin’ just fine
    Time made me stronger
    You’re no longer on my mind

    You were my earth
    My number one priority
    I gave me love to only you
    Anything you’d ask of me
    I would do

    But somewhere down the road
    You felt a change in the weather
    And told me that you had to journey on
    A kiss in the wind and your love was gone

    Now you say you never meant to play your games
    Girl, don’t you know it’s far too late
    Because you let our love just fall apart
    You no longer have a heart

    When you said goodbye
    I felt so all alone
    There were times at night I couldn’t sleep
    My heart was much to weak to make it on my own
    Baby after all the misery
    And pain you put me through
    So unfair to me girl
    You’re no longer my world
    And I ain’t missin’ you at all

    Heard it on the radio this week for the first time in about 3 years. It still is fresh in the energy that that was related in song. Made me remember too weel, the difficult days, behind, and ahead.

  • sixsixsixtynine
    The Chain by Fleetwood Mac was always a good break up song

    I agree, and actually the whole Rumours album is good breakup material.

  • carla

    Oh, not 'You make lovin' fun'! you will be crying in your beer remembering old times!

  • sixsixsixtynine
    Oh, not 'You make lovin' fun'!


    Good point, skip over that track and replay "Never Going Back Again".

  • Leolaia

    For me, it was Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins.

    I listened to that while enduring the heartbreak of the end of a 9-year relationship. It was perfect because it had everything -- all the mood swings including sappy romantic (e.g. "Love," "Cupid de Locke"), depressed heartbreak (i.e. "Bodies", "Thirty-Three"), and pure anger (i.e. "X.Y.U."), and to hear such change in moods was perfect because that is how my own emotions were -- chaotic and unfiltered. I credit that eclectic album for helping me through that difficult time....

  • JV

    Six, I agree with the Chris Isaak pick but I'd have to go with Wicked Game

  • horrible life
    horrible life

    I don't know the name or who sings it. About 1977, it says

    I'm not in love

    So don't forget it.

    It's just a silly phase I'm going through. HL

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