by Maxim Daniels
Writing about heartache has to be the easiest to write about. I mean seriously, how many hits does Taylor Swift have about a guy doing her wrong? A clinical psychologist would likely tell you writing a song about heartache is a way of coping. I would tend to agree. Is it possible to write about it if you have never experienced it first hand? Probably not, so as long as two people decide to get involved, we will always have the break-up song. Tell me, who doesn't love a good break-up song?
Since most of my personal heartache occurred in the late eighties and nineties, the songs I tend to think about come from this era.
This might end up being the most difficult top ten list I've ever compiled. I stopped writing songs down once I reached one hundred, and then narrowing down to ten was almost impossible. However, pushing past the difficulties and wiping away the tears of past heartache, I was able to narrow it down to ten. I apologize the videos are not original. VEVO seems to have everything copyrighted on YouTube and doesn't allow you to share. Without much further delay, I give you IAATM's "Top Ten Break-Up Songs."
Most people have been with someone who wasn't fully committed to them and still hung up on their ex. This song speaks to that. As much as you wanted to tell that person it was all or nothing, you still hung on until they eventually headed back to their ex. Side note - Don't ever date someone who is still hung up on their ex! Nothing good will come from it.
#8 - Sinead O'Connor - "Nothing Compares 2 You"
Some people know Sinead O'Connor due to her appearance on Saturday Night Live where she tore up a picture of the Pope. It was a stupid expression, but we need to separate that from what a great song she recorded. It really is an emotional and heart felt song about love lost.
#7 - Nazareth - "Love Hurts"
If there ever was a song that gives a clear definition of the word love, Nazareth hits the nail right on the head. Let's be honest with ourselves here, sometimes love hurts a hell of a lot more than it doesn't. If you read my book "My Blue Eyes" http://www.amazon.com/My-Blue-Eyes-Maxim-Daniels-ebook/dp/B00X8ZG4BS you will see why love hurts and read the perfect definition of love. (Sorry for the plug)
#6 - Air Supply "All out of Love"
Can there even be a break-up list without a little Air Supply on it? I mean, come on, one of the sappiest groups ever to put out some iconic love songs.
The other meaning could possibly be about an unexpected long distance relationship that has drained them of the love they felt for the other person. The person wants to hold on, but the distance is creating too much heartache. Either way, it's a good song and deserves its place on the list.
I should revisit the side note at the end of song #10. (Don't ever date someone who is still hung up on their ex! Nothing good will come from it.) I think this was this particular girl's theme song. Every single one of her exes, including myself, she wanted to give one more try. I think it's time to move on to #4. See how these songs can get a memory off track? Also, Timmy T holds the honor of having the cheesiest ending to any video ever created.
Wouldn't it be kind of cool if you knew you were the person someone reminisces about? I don't necessarily know if it would be an ego boost, but it wouldn't hurt. Just a thought.
What exactly does this song mean? This could be considered the pre break-up song. You've had that relationship before where you know it's just a matter of time before they break up with you. Consider this song one last ditch effort to keep their love. A great song!
relationship this song is about. It's probably the most intense love you will ever experience, also, it's the most toxic one you will experience. These totally opposite love and hate relationships are no good no matter how bad you want it to be. Long after your love/hate relationship ends, this song will always ring true as one of the greatest break-up songs.
Being it's the number one break-up song, I figured it best to go with the original artist. I cannot even fathom what Pete Ham and Tom Evans were going through when they wrote this song. It's a really heart wrenching song that everyone thinks when a break-up happens. I can't live without you!
There you have it. The top ten break-up songs of all time. Anyone can argue with the list, but here at IAATM, this is ours and we are sticking to it. We would love to hear what other songs you think should have been included in the list. Just remember, as long as there are relationships, there will be break-ups and more outstanding songs made.