Lord knows I have spent a ton of digital ink documenting the trials and trivialities of my adolescent love life. So why the hell should I worry about wasting a little more?
Give the people what they want.
So, as I have said before, when faced with writers block, or laziness, a blogger’s best friend is the “Top Ten” list. It’s a snappy little template that I have turned to time and time again. The only trick is coming up with a topic.
So for lack of a better topic, here are the Top Break Up songs, as lived by me. This is a personal list. These are not the top break up songs of all time, or even good songs. They are just the songs tied to different girls in these stories of mine.
This is in no way a reflection, or an editorial, on the fine upstanding characters of any of these girls. In fact, listening to them now, I’m not sure what, if anything, they have to do with breaking up. These are just the songs that lodged in my brain as I was trying to get these various girls off of my mind, by thinking of them non stop naturally.
To this day, I can’t hear one of these without thinking of each of them. The brain is a funny thing.
Jung, and Freud can do with it what they will…
Marianne – The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel
Jennifer – Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
Kelly – Your wildest dreams – Moody Blues
Lori – There is a Light that Never Goes Out – The Smiths
Marie – She’s Got a New Spell – Billy Bragg
Yellowstone Sue – Losing my Religion – REM
There is no #1. Thank god I finally found Mrs. 20 Prospect and saved my soul from an eternity of suffering. As I have said before, if you are married, you can most likely look back on your life and say that over 90% of all of your relationships ended up with a break up. Figure in that the divorce rate hovers around 50% and you can understand why people drink.
But imagine how dull life would be without such beautiful agony.
So what are your wonderful little break up songs that always pluck your heart strings?