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What Songs Are in Your Breakup Album?

Hubby and I had lunch at The Yard House recently. (OK, more like *every* day, but who’s counting?) The Yard House, with 50 zillion beers on tap, none of which we can have over lunch, also blasts classic rock incessantly over their loud speakers. And while I have nothing intrinsically against classic rock, and there certainly are many AWESOME classic rock songs out there – let’s face it… there are also some REALLY cruddy classic rock songs that somehow co-exist in the same universe with Led Zeppelin and The Who.

That day was no exception. One crappy song after the other played throughout our burger-and-salad meal, till finally we hit the motherload.

Amie by Pure Prairie League.

I nearly fainted. “Argh! I hate this song. The only ‘Amy’ song in the whole entire world and I am forced to listen to THIS garbage over and over my whole entire life.”

Bryan totally agreed. “This song belongs on The Soundtrack of My Own Personal Hell.”

And that’s how we eased our pain, laughing over the idea of a mix CD of songs we would play during the bus ride to hell. And then I realized, “No wait! Even better! It should be a CD you give the person you are breaking up with. A Breakup CD! Here are all the songs I hate more than than anything in the whole world, and I want YOU to have them!”

That got us through “Fly Like An Eagle,” at the very least.

What songs would be on your Breakup CD?

Photo Sourced from Flickr by Dianamite

Author: Aimee

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  1. This is too funny. And painful. As I read this, a flood of songs came back to haunt me. Achy Breaky heart would be one because I hate country and Almost Over You.

  2. When my college boyfriend and I broke up after five years, he said the song “Could I Have this Dance” would forever remind him of us because despite how it ended up, he would never regret the dance.

  3. I failed to mention how many times the guy stepped on my toes….

  4. Hmmm.. break up CD.
    I had some help from the internet, but here is my list!

    Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) – Phil Collins
    Can’t Break It To My Heart – Tracy Lawrence
    Dance, The – Garth Brooks
    Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Til it’s Gone) – Cinderella
    Endless Summer Nights – Richard Marx
    Every Rose Has its Thorn – Poison
    (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
    Flame, The – Cheap Trick
    How Do I Live – LeAnn Rimes | Trisha Yearwood
    I Don’t Need You – Kenny Rogers
    I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
    I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew
    I’m Not Supposed to Love You Anymore – Bryan White
    Insensitive – Jann Arden
    In the End – Lincoln Park
    I Wish it Would Rain Down – Phil Collins
    Love Bites – Def Leppard
    My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
    Never Say Goodbye – Bon Jovi
    Next Time I Fall – Peter Cetera
    Nights in White Satin – Moody Blues
    November Rain – Guns N Roses
    Over Now – Alice in Chains
    Open Arms – Journey
    Red, Red Wine – UB40
    Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
    Rose, The – Bette Midler
    Runaway – Del Shannon
    Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
    Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
    Unforgiven, The – Metallica
    While You Loved Me – Rascal Flatts
    You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi

  5. Ok.. now, I don’t hate those songs.. I just think it would be a great break up CD, as for the songs I hate. I ToTALLY agree with the “Achy Brakey heart” thing. I HATE that song and I’m not fond of the singer.

  6. I love the idea of giving the person you are breaking up with the cd (if you detest that person, of course).

    I know for sure “Big Girls Don’t Cry” would be on it. I HATE that song.

  7. So…I totally interpreted this a different way! I’m thinking a CD of songs TO break-up with a guy. Here’s a few that i would burn on:

    Loser by Beck
    I’m Still Standing by Elton John
    It Ain’t None of Your Business by Missing Persons
    No More Words by Berlin
    The Sign by Ace of Base
    Sign of the Times by the BelleStars
    I Confess by the English Beat
    Thnks Fr Th Mmrs by Fall Out Boy
    What Goes Around by Justin Timberlake
    You’ll Never Find by Lou Rawls
    Bye Bye Bye by NSYNC


  8. You guys are scary good at this.

  9. I Swear

    I don’t know the “artist” but I know the song and CAN’T STAND IT.

    There are many others but my brain seems to be incapable of remembering titles or names.

  10. I had a college housemate who one afternoon just listened to the song Two Princes by the Spin Doctors over and over and over and over. So, although there are many songs out there that I could put on a mixed tape of songs I hate, I think that for me the quintessential Breakup CD would have to be just that one song played over and over for infinity.

    I’m developing hives just thinking about it.

    I seem to recall that as revenge I loaded up all my myriad Kate Bush CDs in my CD player and put them on random play for the next few hours. Ha!

  11. As a fellow Amy I feel your pain on the dirth of “Amy” songs . . . but there is one I really like . . . “Amy’s Song” by Swithfoot from their New Way To Be Human album . . . you might like it. 🙂

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  14. “I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes I saw the sign.”

    Stab me over and over again if that song comes on.

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