More Breakup Songs


I've written posts before about how music can greatly impact our moods and lives. When we are in love, we might enjoy a good love song. When we are going through a breakup, however, that is probably the last thing we want to hear! Tear-jerkers can help when you have a lot of crying to do, but you can't stay in that stage forever. Eventually, your neighbor is going to get tired of hearing you playing the same sad song over and over again. Also, your roommate might not enjoy having to duck to avoid getting hit by the darts you've been throwing at your ex's picture for the past two weeks. Eventually, you're going to have to find a way to laugh again. Toward that end, here are some break-up songs that express the sentiments many of us feel in ways that are fun for everyone else to listen to.

One of my favorite breakup songs is Carrie Underwood's 'Before He Cheats'. The whole song is funny, but here's the chorus:

And he don't know...
That I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped-up 4-wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seat
Took a Louisville Slugger to both headlights
Slashed a hole in all four tires
Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats

You can read and hear the rest of the song here:
I know that revenge isn't a very productive or Christian thing to do, but sometimes it's good to know that you're not alone in your feelings. That, and it's fun to imagine someone as small as Carrie Underwood beating up a pickup truck.

When it comes to song parodies, few singers are better at making us laugh than Weird Al Yankovic. Even the songs that aren't directly making fun of a specific song can still have you rolling on the floor. For example, here's one done in 50's doo-wop style:

Oh, honey, let me help you with that suitcase
You ain't gonna break my heart in two
'Cause I'd rather get a hundred thousand paper cuts on my face
Then spend one more minute with you.

It just gets funnier as it goes on. You can read and hear the rest of 'One More Minute' here:

I don't know if you've ever seen the movie The Wedding Singer, but it's about, well, a wedding singer who gets left at the altar and ends up falling for another woman. In the wedding reception after his breakup, Adam Sandler sings a hilarious version of this song by the J. Giels Band.

You love her, but she loves him
And he loves somebody else, you just can't win
And so it goes until the day you die
This thing they call love, it's gonna make you cry

If you'd like to hear it in an 'angry-female' style, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts also 'covered' this song.
You can read and hear the rest of 'Love Stinks' here:

I don't know who coined the phrase, 'Laughter is the best medicine', but they knew what they were talking about. Having a few good laughs at your ex's expense is a great way to make the pain of a breakup a little less pressing. Enjoy!

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