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Monday, February 14, 2011

I'll make you a mix tape.

It's Valentine's Day -- chocolate, flowers, people wearing red and generally acting like lovesick idiots. Whatever.

Let's create a playlist of the best breakup songs ever. I don't mean those sappy, broken-hearted, "I'll never be the same without you" breakup songs. I want love-scorned, revenge-seeking, go-fuck-yourself songs. Obviously, "Fuck You" by Cee Lo Green comes to mind, as do "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor and "I Hope You're Happy Now" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions.

Recently, my most prized breakup song has been "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele, from her latest release, 21. Here's a taste of the lyrics and the awesome music video:

Finally, I can see you crystal clear,
Go ahead and sell me out and I'll lay your sheet bare,
See how I'll leave with every piece of you,
Don't underestimate the things that I will do...

...We could have had it all,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
Rolling in the deep,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep),
You had my heart inside of your hands,
(You're gonna wish you never had met me),
And you played it to the beat,
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

You can catch Adele on May 16 at the Olympia Theatre in Montreal. I'll be the one in the front row singing along to "Rolling in the Deep," weeping and cursing every asshole who's done me wrong.

In the meantime, leave a comment with your favorite breakup anthem.

Happy V-D,

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