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I could never remember all the break-up songs I love. However, here are a few that make up my break-up songs soundtrack on my iPod (in no particular order).

Just to Keep You Satisfied by Marvin Gaye

“We could not bear the mental strain…”

I Confess by The English Beat

“Darling, I confess I ruined three lives, and I didn’t care till I found out that one of them was mine… Yes, I could have phoned, I could have spoke; but how to break the news without breaking your heart…”

The Only Flame in Town by Elvis Costello

“She’s got to stop thinking that I’m carrying this torch around… even an inferno can cool down to an ember…”

Ice King by Res

“Everything that you gave to me comes from the destitute and the torn; I can’t live this life no more…”

Heaven by Tweet

“I’ll kiss myself and say a prayer, and fill the void you left when you were here; lovin’ me means more than losin’ you…”

Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division

“Just that something so good just can’t function no more, when love, love will tear us apart, again…”

I Love You by Mary J. Blige

“I wish you’d change your ways soon enough, so we can be together; You just don’t understand good enough, but now all we have is memories…”

Black by Pearl Jam

“I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life. I know you’ll be a sun in somebody else’s sky, but why, why, why can’t it be, can’t it be mine…”

Black Coffee in Bed by Squeeze

“From the lips without passion to the lips with a kiss, there’s nothing of your love that I’ll ever miss. The stain on my notebook remains all that’s left of the memory of late nights and coffee in bed…

Stolen Away on 55th & 3rd by The Dave Matthews Band

“I never thought I would see you again. How have you been? Do you remember: I mean everything?… Funny the feeling when forever ends…”

Is It a Crime by Sade

“This may come as some surprise, but I miss you. I could see through all of your lies, but I still miss you; He takes her love, but it doesn’t feel like mine. He tastes her kiss; her kisses are not wine, they are not mine; He takes, but surely she can’t give what I’m feeling now; She takes, but surely she doesn’t know how. Is it a crime that I still want you, and I want you to want me too…”

Slowly, Surely by Jill Scott

“Slowly, surely I walk away from that old desperate and dazed love, caught up in the maze of love, the crazy craze of love; thought it was good, thought it was real, thought it was, but it wasn’t love…”

Getting Late by Floetry

“It’s getting late. Why you gotta be here? Beside me. Watching, needing, wanting me; But I’m afraid; you say don’t be. But I’m afraid, and you say don’t be. I’m afraid that you’re gonna hurt me, twice…”

Lies by Glen Hansard

“The little cracks they escalated and before you knew it was too late for making circles and telling lies. You’re moving too fast for me, and I can’t keep up with you. Maybe if you slowed down for me, I could see you’re only telling lies, lies, lies. Breaking us down with your lies, lies, lies. When will you learn.”

Reflections by The Supremes

“Through the hollow of my tears, I see a dream that’s lost; From the hurt, that you have caused; Everywhere I turn, seems like everything I see, reflects the love that used to be…”

For My Broken Heart by Reba McEntire

“Last night I prayed the lord my soul to keep, then I cried myself to sleep, so sure life wouldn’t go on without you; But, oh this sun is blinding me, as it wakes me from the dark; I guess the world didn’t stop for my broken heart…”

Think by James Brown

“Lady, before you leave me, realize that I’m the one who loves you…”

Shellshock by New Order

“The deeper you get, the sweeter the pain; Don’t give up the game until your heart stops beating…”

You Can’t Make a Heart Love Somebody by George Strait

“You can’t make a heart love somebody; You can lead a heart to love, but you can’t make it fall…”

You and I Both by Jason Mraz

“And it’s okay, if you had to go away; Oh just remember the telephones, well they work both ways; But, if I never, ever hear them ring; if nothing else I’ll think the bells inside have finally found you someone else, and that’s okay, cause I’ll remember everything you sang; Cause you and I both loved what you and I spoke of, and others just read of, and if you could see me now, well I’m almost finally out of words…”

What It Takes by Aerosmith

“Tell me that you’re happy that you’re on your own. Tell me that it’s better when you’re all alone. Tell me that your body doesn’t miss my touch. Tell me that my lovin’ didn’t mean that much. Tell me you ain’t dyin’ when you’re cryin’ for me…”

Band of Gold by Freda Payne

“Since you’ve been gone, all that’s left is a band of gold. All that’s left of the dream I hold
is a band of gold. And the dream of what love could be if you were still here with me…”

She’s Out of My Life by Michael Jackson

“So I’ve learned that love’s not possession, and I’ve learned that love won’t wait. Now I’ve learned that love needs expression, but I learned too late…”

Promises, Promises by Naked Eyes

“You made me promises, promises you knew you’d never keep. Promises, promises. Knowing I’d believe.”

Melt My Heart to Stone by Adele

“And I hear your words that I made up. You say my name like there can be an us. I best tidy up my head. I’m the only one in love. I’m the only one in love.”

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart by The Bee Gees/Al Green

“And how can you mend a broken heart? How can you stop the rain from falling down? How can you stop the sun from shining? What makes the world go round? How can you mend this broken man? How can a loser ever win?Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again.”

Ex-Factor by Lauryn Hill

“It could all be so simple, but you’d rather make it hard. Loving you is like a battle, and we both end up with scars.”

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) by Phil Collins

“Take a good look at me now, cause I’ll still be standing here. And you coming back to me is against all odds
That’s the chance I’ve got to take.”

Don’t Ask Me Why by The Eurythmics

“Don’t ask me why I don’t love you anymore. I don’t think I ever did. And if you ever had any kind of love for me, you kept it all so well hid.”

On My Own by Patti La Belle and Michael McDonald

“So many promises never should be spoken. Now I know what loving you cost. Now we’re up to talking divorce, and we weren’t even married.”

Crazy Love Vol. 2 by Paul Simon

“I don’t want no part of this crazy love. I don’t want no part of your love.”

Why Should I Cry for You by Sting

“Sometimes I see your face, the stars seem to lose their place. Why must I think of you? Why must I? Why should I? Why should I cry for you? Why would you want me to? And what would it mean to say, that I loved you in my fashion?”

What Kind of Fool by Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb

“There was a time when we were down and out. There was a place when we were starting over. We let the bough break. We let the heartache in. Who’s sorry now.”

Down Here in Hell with You by Van Hunt

“I think of saving myself, but with nothing to complain about in heaven, what will I do. I think of saving myself, but I really wanna work it out down here in hell with you.”

Yearning for Your Love by The Gap Band

“You can’t keep runnin’ in and outta my life…”

All the Way Down by Glen Hansard

“What chance have we got when you missed every shot from me. And in the morning, when you turn in, I’ll be out of reach. And in the darkness, when you find this, I’ll be far to sea. And you have broken me all the way down. You’ll be the last you’ll see.”

Don’t Speak by No Doubt

“Our memories, well, they can be inviting. But some are altogether mighty frightening.”

Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

“Now here you go again you say you want your freedom. Well, who am I to keep you down? It’s only right that you should play the way you feel it. But listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness. Like a heartbeat drives you mad in the stillness of remembering what you had and what you lost…”

Anyone Who Had a Heart by Luther Vandross

“Knowing I love you so, anyone who had a heart would take me in her arms and love me too. You, you couldn’t really have a heart and hurt me like you hurt me and be so untrue. What am I to do.”

Do What You Have to Do by Sarah Maclachlan

“Deep within I’m shaken by the violence of existing for only you. I know I can’t be with you. I do what I have to do. I know I can’t be with you. I do what I have to do. But I have sense to recognize that I don’t know how to let you go.”

Last Request by Paolo Nutini

“Grant my last request, and just let me hold you. Don’t shrug your shoulders. Lay down beside me. Sure, I can accept that we’re going nowhere, but one last time let’s go there. Lay down beside me…”

Oh Well by Boyz II Men

“Since you’ve been gone I’ve been lonely. Maybe there still is a way I can’t believe that’s it’s over. Wish somehow I could have showed her all that was inside of my heart ‘stead of playing the games. You might have stayed. Funny just the other night I was thinking, I wonder if you ever think about me. I call you on the phone. There’s no answer. Oh Well, there’s still tomorrow. Oh Well, I’ll try again. Oh Well, maybe just maybe.”

One More Try by George Michael

“Now, I think it’s time that you let me know. So if you love me, say you love me. But if you don’t, just let me go. ‘Cause teacher, there are things that I don’t want to learn. Oh the last one I had made me cry. So, I don’t want to learn to hold you, touch you, think that you’re mine. Because it ain’t no joy for an uptown boy whose teacher has told him goodbye…”

Kissing a Fool by George Michael

“But remember this, every other kiss that you ever give long as we both live, when you need the hand of another man, one you really can surrender with, I will wait for you like I always do. There’s something there that can’t compare with any other…”