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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Shop Assistants

  • Artist: Shop Assistants
  • Album: Will Anything Happen
  • Song: I Don't Want to Be Friends with You
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  • Album: Will Anything Happen
  • Artist: Shop Assistants
  • Label: Overground Records
  • Released: 1997
 
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Ramones

  • Artist: Ramones
  • Album: Rocket to Russia
  • Song: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
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  • "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"
  • Album: Rocket to Russia
  • Artist: Ramones
  • Label: Sire/London/Rhino
  • Released: 1977
 
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Stars

  • Artist: Stars
  • Album: Set Yourself on Fire
  • Song: Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
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  • "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead"
  • Album: Set Yourself on Fire
  • Artist: Stars
  • Label: City Slang
  • Released: 2005
 
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Flight of the Conchords

  • Artist: Flight of the Conchords
  • Album: Distant Future
  • Song: I'm Not Crying
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  • "I'm Not Crying"
  • Album: Distant Future
  • Artist: Flight of the Conchords
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • Released: 2007
 
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Split Enz

  • Artist: Split Enz
  • Album: True Colours
  • Song: I Hope I Never
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  • "I Hope I Never"
  • Album: True Colours
  • Artist: Split Enz
  • Label: Spectrum Music
  • Released: 1980
 
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Beck

  • Artist: Beck
  • Album: Sea Change
  • Song: Lost Cause
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  • "Lost Cause"
  • Album: Sea Change
  • Artist: Beck
  • Label: Geffen
  • Released: 2002
 
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Bettye Swann

  • Artist: Bettye Swann
  • Album: Bettye Swann
  • Song: (My Heart Is) Closed for the Season
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  • "(My Heart Is) Closed for the Season"
  • Album: Bettye Swann
  • Artist: Bettye Swann
  • Label: Honest Jons Records
  • Released: 2004
 
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Sarah Siskind

  • Artist: Sarah Siskind
  • Album: Studio/Living Room
  • Song: Lovin's for Fools
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  • "Lovin's for Fools"
  • Album: Studio/Living Room
  • Artist: Sarah Siskind
  • Label: Infrasound Collective
  • Released: 2008
 
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Vic Chesnutt

  • Artist: Vic Chesnutt
  • Album: Drunk (Deluxe Reissue, 2004)
  • Song: When I Ran off and Left Her
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  • "When I Ran off and Left Her"
  • Album: Drunk
  • Artist: Vic Chesnutt
  • Label: Texas Hotel
  • Released: 1993
 
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The Replacements

  • Artist: The Replacements
  • Album: Pleased to Meet Me [Expanded Edition]
  • Song: Never Mind
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  • Album: Pleased to Meet Me [Expanded Edition]
  • Artist: The Replacements
  • Label: Sire/Rhino
  • Released: 1987
 
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Roy Orbison

  • Artist: Roy Orbison
  • Album: Essential Roy Orbison
  • Song: It's Over
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  • "It's Over"
  • Album: Essential Roy Orbison
  • Artist: Roy Orbison
  • Label: Sony/BMG
  • Released: 2006
 

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