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Breakup Songs, Wherein We Acknowledge Valentine's Day

Breakup Songs, Wherein We Acknowledge Valentine's Day

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Each year on All Songs Considered, we celebrate Valentine's Day with a mix of our favorite love songs. We've done listener picks and lesser-known love songs, and even invited filmmaker John Waters in to spin some of his favorite music for Valentine's Day. This year, we decided to mix it up and feature breakup songs. On this edition of All Songs Considered, you'll hear songs of love and loathing from Beck, Flight of the Conchords, Justin Timberlake, soul singer Bettye Swann and more.

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Breakup Songs, Wherein We Acknowledge Valentine's Day

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I Don't Want to Be Friends with You

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Shop Assistants

  • Song: I Don't Want to Be Friends with You
  • from Will Anything Happen

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Will Anything Happen
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Shop Assistants
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Overground Records
Released
1997

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

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Ramones

  • Song: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  • from Rocket to Russia

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Rocket to Russia
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Rocket to Russia
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Ramones
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Sire/London/Rhino
Released
1977

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Your Ex-Lover Is Dead

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Stars

  • Song: Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
  • from Set Yourself on Fire

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Set Yourself on Fire
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Set Yourself on Fire
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Stars
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City Slang
Released
2005

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I'm Not Crying

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Flight of the Conchords

  • Song: I'm Not Crying
  • from Distant Future

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Distant Future
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Distant Future
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Flight of the Conchords
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Sub Pop
Released
2007

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I Hope I Never

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Split Enz

  • Song: I Hope I Never
  • from True Colours

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True Colours
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Split Enz
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Spectrum Music
Released
1980

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Lost Cause

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Beck

  • Song: Lost Cause
  • from Sea Change

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Sea Change
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Sea Change
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Beck
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Geffen
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2002

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(My Heart Is) Closed for the Season

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Bettye Swann

  • Song: (My Heart Is) Closed for the Season

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Bettye Swann
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Honest Jons Records
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2004

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Lovin's for Fools

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Sarah Siskind

  • Song: Lovin's for Fools
  • from Studio/Living Room

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Studio/Living Room
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Sarah Siskind
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Infrasound Collective
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2008

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When I Ran off and Left Her

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Vic Chesnutt

  • Song: When I Ran off and Left Her
  • from Drunk (Deluxe Reissue, 2004)

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Drunk
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Vic Chesnutt
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Texas Hotel
Released
1993

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Never Mind

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The Replacements

  • Song: Never Mind
  • from Pleased to Meet Me [Expanded Edition]

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Pleased to Meet Me [Expanded Edition]
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The Replacements
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Sire/Rhino
Released
1987

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It's Over

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Roy Orbison

  • Song: It's Over
  • from Essential Roy Orbison

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Essential Roy Orbison
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Roy Orbison
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2006

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