"Kick that ex to the curb" tunes

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  1. soyizgood

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    I still feel quite bitter about the way my last girlfriend treated me. She's a lovely black widow in my book. Smiled in my face and stroked my ego and hopes while she stabbed my heart from behind. I understand know how Alanis Morisette felt singing You Oughta Know. She made me feel so much grief, uncertainty, frustration, and misery. If I want something to make me feel all those things, I already have tennis which does all of the above at times. Fortunately it's "addition by subtraction" as I found someone that appreciates and respects me.

    That said I'm compiling a list of "kick that ex to the curb" tunes.

    So far, I've got:
    Should have known better by Richard Marx
    That's My Attitude by Troop
    I thought it was me by Bel Biv Devoe
    It's too late by Carole King
     
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    Song that sort of falls into that category, Goo Goo Dolls - Here Is Gone
     
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    Over it by Katherine McPhee
     
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    It's Over by the Gyrlz works, I guess
    Never Gonna Get It by En Vogue
     
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    Robbie Williams - No Regrets
    Avril Lavigne - My Happy Ending :oops:
    Butch Walker - Best Thing You Never Had
     
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    Paul Simon 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover ....
     
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    Some Might Say- The Horrors
     
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    closer - NIN
     
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    Maybe you should try Margaritaville....."hell, it COULD be my fault."
     
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    LOL. ROTFLMAO. CBLOTLMAO (crying bucket loads of tears laughing my azz off).
     
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    Just a thought: maybe you'd want to celebrate this new shining star in your life with a list dedicated to her. Granted....not as much fun I suppose -lol

    Some Ax to Grind selections:

    "Who'll be the Next in Line?" - Queens of the Stone Age
    (nice cover that captured the 'sneer' of the original)

    "Play With Fire" - The Rolling Stones
    (quietly pretty yet a very intensely bitter trance-like tune; a gem imho)

    "Where'd My Spring Go?" - The Kinks
    (if you can find it)
    'when you were loving me
    you were just using me
    you would employ me
    you would distroy me..'



    Can't believe no "I Will Surive" by Donna Summer suggestion *ducks for cover* :shock:
     
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    "Already Gone" by the Eagles.
     
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    I don't know why, but I went with Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel when I went through a tough break up about 20 years ago and it worked.
     
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    I'm a fan of Radio by the Alkaline Trio.
     
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    i used to love her- guns n roses (only if you have a sense of humor :twisted: )
    headed for a heartbreak & miles away- winger
     
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    depending on the ex, shock the monkey could work too! :twisted:

    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/154303
     
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    Easy Lover by Phil Collins
    Nothing but a Hound Dog by Elvis
     
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    might wanna try "Like a Rolling Stone"...by Bobby Dylan, and "Everybody Knows" by Leonard Cohen....
     
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    Violent Femmes - Fat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmF3Ze3nKYc

    Lyrics: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Fat-lyrics-Violent-Femmes/CE91E534C2590616482568B50021883F

    Pete Townshend - Slit Skirts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6tKXtqZG04

    Lyrics: http://www.lyricsdepot.com/pete-townshend/slit-skirts.html

    And finally a little humor to lift you back up outta that deep place:

    Brad Paisley - I'm Gonna Miss Her http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwRrKaq0IyY

    Lyrics: http://www.countrygoldusa.com/im_gonna_miss_her.asp

    Of course everything can be found on the internet...here is a web page with a whole list of break up songs!

    http://dating.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_best_breakup_songs
     
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    Kudos for bringing up D-Plan. One of my favorites.
     
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    In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIplcV3tKKg&feature=related
    "If you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand"

    Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpmWIyjilQo
    "I spend so much time
    Believing all the lies
    To keep the dream alive
    Now it makes me sad
    It makes me mad at truth
    For loving what was you
    ...
    I'm on a bus on a psychedelic trip
    Reading murder books tryin' to stay hip
    I'm thinkin' of you you're out there so
    Say your prayers
    Say your prayers
    Say your prayers
    ...
    Les yeux sans visage eyes without a face
    Got no human grace your eyes without a face
    Such a human waste your eyes without a face"

    :)
     
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    Excellent choice (I was going to suggest it). Here is my 'off the top of my head' list (I could almost make a sappy CD).

    Apologize by One Republic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePyRrb2-fzs

    Torn by Natalie Imbruglia.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV1XWJN3nJo

    Foolish Games by Jewel.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn0gkr8wfNE

    Fix You by Coldplay.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73YjnOPM324&feature=related

    Insensitive by Jann Arden.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nrGWwHalCU

    You Learn by Alanis Morissette. (My theme song).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFW-WfuX2Dk

    You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPcyTyilmYY&feature=fvst

    Goodbye my Lover by James Blunt.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVyggTKDcOE

    Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. (This one is a killer).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0
     
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    He needs some good-ridden, I'm-angry, I-hate-you, I'm-gonna-kill-you songs (kick that ex to the curb tunes), not these. :)
     
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    True, but the ladies know it when I say that these are what help us cry it out, get it over with and move on. Onward and upward. As my grandma says, the best way to get over a guy is to get under a new one (oops). :shock: :oops:

    Carry on good chaps...........
     
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    I thought it was already decided Vincent Laguardia Gambini already made the most appropiate song for this situation.
     
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    These two are great songs about leaving something behind (listen to them really loud):

    (1) Rearview Mirror -- Pearl Jam. "Saw things clearer/Once you were in my rearview mirror." And "I gather speed/From you f-ing with me/Once and for all/I'm far away/I hardly believe/Finally the shades are raised."

    (2) Santa Monica -- Everclear. "I am still living with your ghost/Lonely and dreaming of the west coast."
     
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    Ah the Husker's...glad they were brought into this conversation. I always liked to draw from varied moods and I get the sense you're looking for this side of things right now...well crap, now I gotta do a list don't I?

    Tim Fite: Away from the Snakes

    Blur: Trimm Trabb

    The Slackers: Rude and Reckless or Wasted Days

    Rancid: The Way I Feel

    Basement Jaxx: Good Luck




    Or for the sullen: Bon Iver: Skinny Love

    Her Space Holiday: The Ringing in My Ears

    Wilco: I am trying to break your heart

    Couldn't find a link for it: Sugar: Explode and Make Up. Had to bring the Husker's forward a bit.
     
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    Jerry Reed: She got the gold mine I got the shaft
     
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    ...what a drag it is to see you...

    Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan

    FTW
     
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    Slipknot - Snuff

    "So save your breath, I will not care
    I think I made it very clear
    You couldn't hate enough to love
    Is that supposed to be enough?"
     
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    Just for the chorus

    Lily Allen - F*** You
     
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    r.i.p. jerry reed. :cry:
     
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    Isn't pretty much 99.9% of Morissette's hits about this one topic?:>)

    Anyway here is Justin Timberlake avenging/dissing his ex Britney Spears twice!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TepZX9nvTQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idh1yr1SJNA (I like this one)


    If those are too hip and contemporary for you then try this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_cj4mfcE5A

    It's 'D-I-V-O-R-C-E' by Tammy Wynette. I like how she covered all the bases with her other song which recommends the exact opposite ('Stand by your man' :mrgreen:)
     
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    I'm Gonna Find Another You - John Mayer
     
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    Here's an oldie--"Red Rubber Ball", by Paul Simon and Bruce Woodley. I don't think it's well known as a Paul Simon song, S & G never recorded it. Still--"now I know you're not the only starfish in the sea, if I never see you're face again it's all the same to me..."

    Bob Dylan did scads of them, "It Ain't Me, Babe," "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," "(When) You Go Your Way And I Go Mine"...seems like a lot of his early stuff was in that vein. I never thought of "Positively 4th Street" as a breakup song, but I could see it that way...

    Can't forget Gordon Lightfoot and "That's What You Get For Lovin' Me."

    OP's got a lot of songs to listen to.
     
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