• Breaking up is... devastating.

    Ago 13 2010, 22:14

    What do you do when you know it's over, when something so good just can't function no more, when you've cried till you're cried out and tried till you're tired out? Why, you write a song about it of course.

    Here are my top 5 break up songs in no particular order:

    Devastating I just discovered this artist. This is just one of his great songs.

    Jealous Guy What's worse than losing your love? Losing it because you're an ass and then seeing the one you've spurned get along fine without you.

    Nothing Compares 2U. I still love this track. A high point for both O'Connor and songwriter Prince.

    It Must Have Been Love. Kinda cheesey but a great tear-jerker nonetheless.

    I Know It's Over. "I know it's over, and it never really began. But in my heart it was so real". It's maudlin yes, but there's a generous honesty about it. A beautiful song about love that's only partly requited. Ultimately our ability to be "gentle and kind" in spite of disappointments and rejection is what holds true value. Oh Morrissey, you big softy.

    What are you favourites?