Sunday, February 14, 2010

Playlist: Best Breakup Songs Ever?

OK, I'm not trying to one-up my sister or anything, but she has compiled this great list of breakup songs (Here for the Facebook-inclined). Today being Valentine's day, I thought it appropriate to make one of my own. Sorry, I know this might seem sadistic, but seriously, if you're feeling lovelorn today, I think these songs will make you feel better. Some of her choices would make my list, but in addition, I recommend:

"Headless Horseman" by The Microphones:

"The Face of the Earth" by Dismemberment Plan:

"Let It Die" by Feist:

"Love Burns" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club:

"The Big U" by The Blow:

"Campus" by Vampire Weekend:

And Last But Not Least:
"Valentine" by Old 97's

Enjoy! This hasn't been a fun holiday for me since puberty, and if you're the same way, hope this does something for you.


  1. Oh, that's good. "Let It Die" almost made my list (it is on my ipod "breakup mix" playlist); that song is haunting. And I think Old 97s are at their best when they are singing borderline-self-pitying-but-with-a-humorous-edge breakup tunes. I haven't heard your number one and I'm very excited to check it out. Thanks for making this list and making me feel like such a thing is interesting to more than just me. I plugged this blog because you really are one of my most favorite writers in general, and music writers in particular. Word.

  2. What about Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"? It's a little dated, but it gets the point across.

  3. Thanks y'all. Obviously the list is not exhaustive, I definitely encourage more contributions. Paul Simon is a welcome addition, much more appropriate for this list than the much more lightheardted "50 Ways to Love Your Lever..." :)

  4. OK, I admit it, I stole that one from The Muppets.