As you may or may not know (or as you may or may not have figured out from reading some of my gloomier posts recently), I recently went through a breakup. The evening of the final discussion, we were out to dinner, and when the topic came up, I insisted that we go somewhere more private to continue the conversation. We went back to my apartment and as we sat down on the couch, I picked up my iPod. "Let's see, what's good breakup music?" At the time, I don't even remember what I put on -- something fairly quiet and innocuous, I suppose.
Having the time to give it a bit more thought, I went through my iTunes library and here's what I came up with. I made an iMix out of it for your listening pleasure, but so many of the songs weren't there that I wanted to include the entire playlist below. It's in no particular order, and most of the songs are self-explanatory.
I actually saw Jill Sobule last night at Joe's Pub (she was fabulous as always), and she pointed out that Angel/Asshole is a breakup song for the person who did the breaking up -- not your typical breakup song perspective. Shoot me an email if you want a copy of the mix (assuming I can fit it all on one CD).
|Wise Up||Aimee Mann|
|God Only Knows||Beach Boys|
|I Let Her Get Away||Candy Butchers / Mike Viola|
|I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You||Colin Hay|
|Brilliant Mistake||Elvis Costello|
|Permanent Broken Heart||E|
|God Give Me Strength||Elvis Costello|
|I Hope You're Happy Now||Elvis Costello & the Attractions|
|I Can't Get Used to Losing You||The English Beat|
|Love Gets You Twisted||Graham Parker / The Rumor|
|Love's a Mystery||Grant Lee Phillips|
|Romeo and Juliet||Indigo Girls|
|Love Is Never Equal||Jill Sobule|
|It's Different for Girls||Joe Jackson Band|
|Bummed Out City||Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros|
|Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'||Journey|
|No More Love Songs||Lloyd Cole / Negatives|
|The Bed's Too Big Without You||The Police|
|Complex Person||The Pretenders|
|Thin Line Between Love and Hate||The Pretenders|
|So Tired of Being Alone||Al Green|