Break ups suck. I haven’t been through one in several years, and I hope I never go through another one, but oh how I remember the pain, the misery, the anger. Most of us have experienced this at some time in our life, but for those of you who have not – well lucky you. Still, despite the pain and suffering and agony and anger and heartache and – you get the point. Despite all these negative emotions, some of the best music comes from break ups. That’s what this week’s playlist is all about. Broken Hearts – Songs for Break Ups collects some of the best songs ever recorded about losing one’s significant other.
Some of the songs on this week’s playlist have an almost comical feel to them. “Song for the Dumped” By The Ben Folds Five, and of course Weird Al’s “One More Minute.” Some of the songs feel angry AF, such as “Airborne” by Wussy” and Erasure’s “Love to Hate You.” Broken Hearts – Songs for Break Ups features songs that will make you cry along with the artist, such as Sinéad O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” or “Linger” by The Cranberries. Two of the songs even show both sides of a break up.”Go Your Own Way” and “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac shows Lindsey Buckingham’s story and Stevie Nicks’; story (respectively).
If you’re in a relationship, or if you’re mending a broken heart, I sincerely hope you enjoy Broken Hearts – Songs for Break Ups.
Songs for Break Ups, Breakups, or Break-ups?
This bothers me a ton! My research says “Break ups” is grammatically acceptable, and yet my spell checker and Grammarly both tell me to use “Breakups” or “Break-Ups.” Whatever – The graphics have been made, and thus I’m sticking to my choice! But I digress.
This week’s theme is Break Ups at AudioPerfecta.com. Our featured article will be a cover vs original debate about the song “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Originally written by Prince, Sinéad O’Connor made the song famous. I pair off various Prince versions with O’Connor’s and add a couple of other versions just for the sake of juxtapositions. Come back Friday, and see which artist wins the title for the song “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
Before I go, one fun fact about one of the songs features in this week’s playlist. Alanis Morisette’s “You Oughta Know” may very well have been about Dave Coulier. Sure, Alanis Morisette neither denies nor confirms this rumor, but I want this to be real! This is the reality I chose to live in!