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We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

by David Collyer

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

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Music may be the food of love, but it can also be the fuel of hate, the kindling of resentment and the charcoal briquettes of regret.

Yes, for every song celebrating the rose-tinted dawn of a new love, you'll find ten raging against the long dark night of rejection.

For every tune dedicated to the entrancing sparkle in a newfound fancy's eyes, there'll be a whole concept album devoted to tearing up roses and murdering kittens in front of those exact same peepers.

So remember that they never really loved you, imagine the fun they're having without you right now, then play this.

As with so much in life, Taylor Swift shows us the way, with 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' remaining the set text for this kind of thing as well as providing the title for this playlist.

Beyonce hammers the point home with 'Irreplaceable' (he's not), Justin Timberlake gives the boy's side on 'Cry Me A River' and Kelly Clarkson gives us the new 'I Will Survive' with 'Since You've Been Gone', still the gold standard for jumping up and down on your bed and singing into your hairdruer.

Meanwhile Eminem & Rihanna take things in a darker direction with 'Love The Way You Lie'. "Maybe that's what happens when a tornado meets a volcano." muses Em. Although obviously due to conflicting air pressures it would be impossible for a tornado to form over an active volcano.

If anyone's good at complaining about failed relationships (or anything else for that matter) it's the emos. So next up is Blink-182, Alkaline Trio and Brand New with their variations on the broken hearted skate kid with an asymmetrical haircut.

And then there're the legends, the timeless classics that have soundtracked so many break ups they've basically come to define what a break-up is. 'Don't You Want Me' (Human League), 'Go Your Own Way' (Fleetwood Mac), 'It Must Have Been Love' (Roxette), 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' (Joy Division). The list is long, diverse and heart breaking.

So whoever that special someone was, prepare to banish them from your heart and mind. And if you can't do that, send them this link

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