Top Ten Breakup Songs For Valentine’s Day: Can You Do Better?

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day’s imminent arrival, MTV posted their picks for the Top 10 Breakup Songs. After perusing the list, we find it lacking –sorry, MTV.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day’s imminent arrival, MTV posted their picks for the Top 10 Breakup Songs. After perusing the list, we find it lacking – sorry, MTV.

No Doubt, Jennifer Lopez, and Kelly Clarkson?

These read like the Top 10 Videos you may consider playing, if you were to have some sort of show where videos were played.

So we’re asking you, the highly qualified American Songwriter reader, to submit your own Best Breakup Songs. We’ll post them next week.

Give us some “real” songs!

Here’s MTV’s:

10. No Doubt – “Ex-Girlfriend”

9. Jennifer Lopez – “Ain’t It Funny”

8. The Ting Tings – “Shut Up and Let Me Go”

7. Kanye West – “Heartless”

6. Carrie Underwood – “Before He Cheats”

5. Pink – “So What”

4. Justin Timberlake – “Cry Me a River”

3. Destiny’s Child – “Survivor”

2. Alanis Morissette – “You Oughta Know”

1. Kelly Clarkson – “Since U Been Gone”

I’ll start you off. Here’s my vote:

“Since I Been Loving You,” Led Zeppelin

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  1. 1. “What It Takes” – Aerosmith
    2. “Gimmie Back My Dog” – Slobberbone
    3. “Unlove Me” – Julie Roberts (written by Paul Overstreet & Jason Matthews)

  2. Intentional Heartche – Dwight Yoakam….”and she just took that can of neon green spraypaint and sprayed it all over that Dale Jr. poster….She said Watch this! lol…..Dwight does have a way with a break-up story.

  3. Sinead O’Connor’s version of Elton John’s “It’s No Sacrifice” from the Two Rooms album. Awesone song. It makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up!

  4. ex-girlfriend- no doubt
    dont speak- no doubt
    dear-maria mena
    sorry-maria mena
    just hold me-maria mena
    you outta know-alanis morissette
    the guy who leaves-alanis morisette
    i miss you love-maria mena
    makeup smeared eyes- automatic loveletter

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