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The 20 greatest break-up songs - ranked

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    I always liked Rainbow’s 1979 version the best. The outro solo is killer. It’s too bad that Mr Blackmore never plays it live with the solo at the end.
     
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    Got to be the epic ‘my baby is a headfuck’ By The Wildhearts...

    Interestingly this was Mick Ronsons last studio session before he died...


     
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    If you ever saw Prince live, he latter adopted Mitch Rider's arrangement of the song.

    A big improvement.

    Prince - When U Were Mine Live Montreux
     
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    New York Dolls - Fishnets & Cigarettes


    I was sittin' there all alone
    I was prayin' you would come home
    I was listenin' to an old blues song
    You see, I'm wounded, wounded and bleeding
    Won't you ease my pain?

    You're gettin' a little impatient
    Smokin' like a mental patient

    Happiness, fishnets and cigarettes
    A pagan monkey in a dress
    Tell me who can arrest
    A mind ensnared by love?

    A rogue elephant for a mind
    And it's treatin' me so unkind
    But in my heart it's an old blues song
    Playful and *****in', mischievous and earthy

    Happiness, fishnets and cigarettes
    A pagan monkey in a dress
    Tell me who can arrest
    A mind ensnared by love?

    Talk about slayin' a snake
    You got my heart bound up in shame
    But in my soul it's an old blues song

    This life can be so tragic
    Until you see the magic

    Happiness, fishnets and cigarettes
    A pagan monkey in a dress

    I'm talking 'bout
    Happiness, fishnets and cigarettes
    A pagan monkey in a dress
    Tell me who can arrest
    A mind ensnared by love?

    Howdy baby, hey baby
    Please stay with me, I pray
    Hey baby, hey baby
    Don't let me cry in vain
     
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    R.I.P. Maurice ....
     
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    Gets RIGHT to the point, doesn't it?


     
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    Cool. A smart move.
     
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    This song was popular when I broke up with my first girlfriend, Lisa the first.

     
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    Amazing choice, but I'd pick the cover by Nina Simone. Her voice just gets that pathetic desperation exactly right for me.
    "Laisse-moi devenir l'ombre de ton ombre
    L'ombre de ta main
    L'ombre de ton chien "
    Amazing.

     
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    Leaving and never coming back, thus breakup. Lol
     
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    Whew, we've got enough here for several CD box sets. These two are my final contributions, both soul classics:




     
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    We Were Three - Harry Chapin
     
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    Lots of great ones in the list and noted in this thread. But for me, I’d Rather Go Blind hits me hard. Love it.
     
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