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The 20 greatest break-up songs - ranked

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    You just reminded me of this sweet jam.
     
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    Jerry Reed was the first one that popped into my head
     
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    “I got up from the table.

    I reached down and wiped the tears from her face.

    I put out my cigarette,

    turned and walked away.”
     
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    Drive By Truckers ~ You've Got Another
     
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    Going back a decade with this, but wow, it still holds up:



    Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own

     
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    No long term contract required.

     
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    Not an omission, but the list’s When You Were Mine by Prince is tepid compared to Mitch Ryder’s version. That version’s a strong man telling us of his weakness and delivering it in a strong way. Prince’s original doesn’t measure up to Mitch’s for that combination of strength and weakness.
     
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    Beatles- Ticket To Ride

    Tennessee Waltz -various versions, Patti Page originally I think, (love the harmonies), also Patsy Cline, and many others. Like it when a woman sings it best. Bartender, pour me another drink....

    ZZ Top- It's So Hard - I know this is an obscure song, but I distinctly remember hearing it in the 70's or early 80's and thinking Wow, Billy Gibbons is really putting some soul into that song....feel the pain he's putting into those simple but to the point Strat neck pickup solos...

    Buddy Guy- 5 Long Years- I think Buddy's hurtin' too....
     
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    Tangled Up In Blue
     
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    It don't get any better than Vince and Patty.

    Speaking of Patty...

     
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    RJ got two of them (although I prefer Badfinger to Harry).
    Tim Moore's Second Avenue...
    Paul Anka's It Doesn't Matter Anymore sung by Linda...

    Hell its in the title here:

     
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    And this just makes me homesick:

     
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    not a break up song, thats a leaving song... different. similar, but different.
     
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