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If the music we listen to is any indication, then breaking up, feeling down about it and hopefully finding the courage to move on are some of the most common shared human experiences. As centuries of forlorn singletons have learned and generations of songwriters have mastered, one of the best cures for heartbreak is the balm of music that speaks to our souls — or maybe helps us rationalize away the tears. Vincent , Lorde , Kesha and P! Below, TIME has pulled together a list of some of the most popular breakup songs on those Spotify playlists, as well as some under-the-radar favorites that might just come in handy when dealing with a broken heart. Some heartbreak is predicated on just a few powerful moments. As it turns out, Rihanna can turn on the tears just as well as she can pump up the party. Let his subtle guitar and rolling voice take you away. It was a song that ruled airwaves — and, in its simplicity of construction and catchiness of refrain, remains timeless. This Bill Withers classic tells it like it is, in signature blues style with its haunting instrumentation. For a little bit of folk salvation, turn to Bon Iver, whose evocative strums and lilting voice speak straight to the soul.


He turned his personal treatises on sexual persona, spiritual angst and social unrest into a universal art that spoke to millions, no matter their race, class, or gender. Few pop artists over the past four decades were as universally beloved as Prince.

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HIM sometimes stylized as H. In , now with drummer Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen and keyboardist Juska Salminen, the band released the album Razorblade Romance , which reached the number one spot in Finland, Austria and Germany. Their first single, " Join Me in Death ", also charted at number one in Finland and Germany, eventually going platinum and gold respectively. Both cracked the top ten in several countries, and allowed the band to tour the United Kingdom and the United States for the first time. In , HIM released Dark Light , which became the group's most commercially successful album to date, charting in fifteen countries. Despite this, the album gave the band their highest chart position in the US at number twelve. Following several months of uncertainty, the band regrouped and eventually released the album Tears on Tape in On 5 March , HIM announced that the band would be disbanding following a farewell tour in HIM is one of the most commercially successful Finnish bands of all time , with sales of over ten million records. The band have released eight studio albums, five compilations, three video releases, and two box sets, along with one live and one remix album.

The best breakup songs ever, ranked

New York. By entering your email address you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and consent to receive emails from Time Out about news, events, offers and partner promotions. Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon! Has any subject been written about more in music than The Big L? The answer, of course, is no. Looking to have a bash with pals? Three years later, Wilson and the Boys would surpass the master with a song that lifted the notion of the sophisticated love song clean into the heavens. There was no need to worry. It's the mushy definition of a love song that becomes all the more powerful for it.

He turned his personal treatises on sexual persona, spiritual angst and social unrest into a universal art that spoke to millions, no matter their race, class, or gender. Few pop artists over the past four decades were as universally beloved as Prince. These are some of the best Prince songs that became hits for others. Hot Dance Club Play. Four years before Janet Jackson converted "nasty" from a pejorative into a positive, Vanity 6 got the wheels greased with "Nasty Girl. He also wrote and produced the track, whose sleazy pleasures were tailor-made for the dance floor as well as the stripper pole.

His next choice was Vanity. I liked that. Technically, the raspy Wild Heart dance track "Stand Back," was written by Nicks herself — but Nicks has said it "belongs" to Prince. She likes to tell its origin story: It was the day of her wedding, she and her new husband Kim Anderson were driving North to Santa Barbara for their honeymoon when she heard "Little Red Corvette" for the first time.

She wrote "Stand Back" start to finish that day, humming along to the Prince single. When she later went to record the song, she called to tell him the story. Twenty minutes later the Purple One showed up at her studio. He "walked over to the synthesizers that were set up, was absolutely brilliant for about 25 minutes and then left," she later told Timothy White.

Prince is credited as co-writer and producer of the track, although the Time's guitarist Jesse Johnson soon disputed his former boss' role in its creation — in less than diplomatic terms. This funk-laced track about a woman who, despite having the outward trappings of "happiness," wants romantic love became the pop breakthrough for Sheila Escovedo, who met Prince in The coda, which showcases Sheila E. In fact, we weren't even going to include it on the album," Sheila E.

Once I got started, though, the words came quickly … It was very percussive and it had a catchy melody, incorporating all the black keys on the piano so that it almost sounded like a nursery rhyme. Prince allegedly penned "I Feel for You" as a valentine to one of his crushes, jazz-funk queen Patrice Rushen, and included it on his self-titled album. There is the seductive voice of Melle Mel of "The Message" and Beat Street fame serenading Chaka, a harmonica riff from Stevie Wonder and those loud, blaring synthesizer stabs typical of pop music of the era.

Just as big was its heavy-rotation video clip that featured L. But Khan, who had spent much of the early-Eighties delving into sensuously mature boogie-funk and jazz-pop, wasn't entirely comfortable with the colorfully gauche "I Feel For You. As for Prince, he was too busy with Purple Rain to appear on the track. The only track from Sheila E. Prince repurposed the track on the standalone single "Purple Medley," an minute travelogue through his catalog that also includes the Time's " After seeing an early Bangles show in Los Angeles, Prince sent the band a tape with two original songs he wanted them to record.

I think he might have said something like, 'Oh, I was surprised you guys didn't use my track,' or something. But he was very happy with it. Prince's bluesy stomper "Kiss" has a long lineage. He originally wrote it for bass player Brown Mark's band Mazarati, but — just as Bruce Springsteen did with "Hungry Heart" when he wrote it for the Ramones — Prince stole it back for 's Parade, and the song went to Number One.

Soon, Tom Jones added the song to his Vegas live show. The avant-garde group the Art of Noise got in touch after seeing him perform it on TV, and the unlikely pair teamed up. The result was an industrial and funky, the best thing Jones had done in years. In , five years after "Nothing Compares 2 U" was released by Prince side project the Family without causing too much of a ripple, Sinead O'Connor became a star with her evocative, emotionally pummeling cover.

The Irish singer shifted the lyrics from being a break-up ballad to an exploration of loss, dedicating the song to her mother who died the same year the song had been originally released. The year O'Connor's version blew up, her and the track's original songwriter appeared on Rolling Stone 's cover four months apart.

I think we just took that song as far as we could, then someone else was supposed to come along and pick it up. Like so much of Prince's work with the Time, "Jerk Out" has a complicated and perhaps unknowable history.

It was a drum machine groove that we filled in. However, the comeback also coincided with Prince's film disaster Graffiti Bridge , and when the Time appeared on BET's Video Soul that year, they seemed to mock the entire fiasco. Decades later, when group members reunited for a critically acclaimed album and tour, the Purple One legally kept the funk juggernaut from using the Time name, so they were forced to call themselves the Original 7ven.

However, he added, "As the Time or the Original 7ven, we can't make a record without Prince's influence… In a way, we feel like we're his kids. Graffiti Bridge may have been a flop at the box office, but the accompanying album boasted the buoyant debut single from the charismatic Texas teenager who had previously worked with Quincy Jones. From the ecstatic opening cry to the airy chorus boasting Campbell's young MJ-style vocals to the loose-limbed groove, "Round and Round" sparkled with youthful charm.

It also featured classic Prince-ly lyrics like "Is the truth really there or is it right under our hair? He borrowed her book for a few hours that day and when he returned it, she says Prince told her , "I have photocopied a few things. Why don't you just let me live with this for a bit and we'll go from there. It wasn't the first time a woman had covered his breakup ballad — just months after he originally issued "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore" as the flipside to "," Stephanie Mills recorded a version with distinctly gospel tones in But Keys represented a new generation embracing the genius of Prince.

The year-old prodigy added a steady and pulsing bass line to the piano arrangement, and hummed and growled huskily in homage to her hero, while adding new details like, "I always thought you'd be by my side, poppa, and now you're gone … and I'm not trying to hear that shit. This story was originally published April Share on Facebook Share on Twitter.

Hot Chart Position: Number Seven This funk-laced track about a woman who, despite having the outward trappings of "happiness," wants romantic love became the pop breakthrough for Sheila Escovedo, who met Prince in Hot Chart Position: Number Three Prince allegedly penned "I Feel for You" as a valentine to one of his crushes, jazz-funk queen Patrice Rushen, and included it on his self-titled album.

Hot Chart Position: Number Nine "I walked into the studio and there was no 12 bodyguards, just him," Sheena Easton told Q in , recalling her first meeting with Prince in the Eighties. Hot Chart Position: Number One In , five years after "Nothing Compares 2 U" was released by Prince side project the Family without causing too much of a ripple, Sinead O'Connor became a star with her evocative, emotionally pummeling cover.

Hot Chart Position: Number 13 Graffiti Bridge may have been a flop at the box office, but the accompanying album boasted the buoyant debut single from the charismatic Texas teenager who had previously worked with Quincy Jones. Newswire Powered by. Close the menu. Rolling Stone.

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