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Lazy Sunday Music: Breaking Up

Posted on: August 11, 2013

Good Sunday, Widdershins.

At one time or another, we have all experienced the pain of a break-up.  Whether it was with a BFF or the love of our lives du jour, break-ups hurt.  As our Prez and his on-and-off bromance with Vladimir Putin has hit the Snowden speedbump, their face-to-face meeting at the forthcoming G20 conference has been cancelled.  I’m uncertain if this means they are truly broken-up, or if they have just agreed to meet with some other people for a while.

Therefore, let us take today to celebrate break-up tunes.  They carried us along from despair to determination, so let’s be inclusive.  Some songs got us through a break-up, and others still remind us of one.  I can’t think of a single genre of music that does not touch on this part of the human experience, so everyone should be able to think of something to post.

Go for it in this otherwise open thread.

(1) I’m All Out of Love – Air Supply, 1980

(2)  Leader of the Pack – The Shangri-Las, 1964

(3) Good-Bye, Earl – The Dixie Chicks, 2000

(4) Hit the Road, Jack –Ray Charles, 1960

(5) Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac, 1977

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11 Responses to "Lazy Sunday Music: Breaking Up"

“Goodbye to You” – Patty Smyth

“She’s Already Made Up Her Mind” – Lyle Lovett

Hey, Chuck. It’s been a while.

#5 (Tear!) Stevie and Lindsay – the break-up song of all break-up songs. Stevie is a feminist icon. How many of us have lost a man we loved because we weren’t in a place to take or repeat on the wife/mother role? I was so happy to see in her memoir that she made a family for herself, sharing her home with her brother or sister and their children. In their reunion concert there was a song which showed they had made peace with their different life choices and each other. Sweet and sad.

Love them dearly. White Rabbit is one of my all time favorites.

How could I evah forget this one?

Beata, you had one that went to spam and it’s out now. 🙂

“Baby Blue” – Badfinger

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