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Music Playlist: Songs For A Divorce Party

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I would not wish a divorce on my worst enemy, but if you become an unfortunate statistic on the battlefield of love then I may have the soundtrack for you. The following playlist contains perfect songs for your next divorce or breakup party. The majority of them are empowering and spiteful. It might be just what you need to start feeling better. So get some good friends together, put this list on, then lift a glass and a middle finger.

You have my word, it will get better.

Please add songs you feel would fit in this playlist to the comments.

The Playlist:

1. Love Stinks – J. Geils Band
2. Goodbye To You – Scandal
3. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
4. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
5. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
6. Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
7. You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
8. The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. King
9. Time For Me To Fly – REO Speedwagon

10. Release Me – Engelbert Humperdinck
11. Sail On – Commodores
12. Harden My Heart – Quarterflash
13. I Hate Myself For Loving You – Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
14. Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) – Doris Day
15. Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares) – Travis Tritt
16. Jive Talkin’ – The Bee Gees
17. Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off – Harry Connick, Jr.
18. Lonesome Loser – Little River Band
19. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Journey
20. Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves – Aretha Franklin
21. I don’t Care About You – Fear
22. Happy Trails – Van Halen

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  • uao

    Bah! I was planning to do a ‘divorce’ playlist for some time, and never got around to it.

    Nice list, Robert, but where’s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E”?


  • I take it you mean Tammy Wynette’s

    If so, good question. Of course, there are thousands of divorce songs and Tammy’s is up there on the list, however I wanted this list to be more of an empowering “Fuck You” kinda Divorce Party playlist. Tammy’s song would better serve the “get drunk and slash-your-wrists” divorce party.

  • Liz Phair’s “Divorce Song”:

    And the license said you had to stick around until I was dead

    But if you’re tired of looking at my face, I guess I already am


  • Great Gatsby’s ghost, where the hell is Bob Dylan on list? Bob wrote one of his absolute masterpieces entirely about an ugly divorce… Blood on the Tracks.

    Want bitterness, how about this lyrical gem from ‘idiot wind’ – “You’re and idiot babe, it’s a wonder you can even feed yourself”

    When people pile accolades up to Bob about that album he dismisses them with “why, it is a horribly album about a horrible time”. I find it the only listenable Dylan album post Blonde on Blonde

  • Jean

    I’d add Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” to update the list a little…

  • You won’t find any Kelly Clarkson in my playlists. If you want that trash watch MTV.

  • Simon

    From the UK, you must add The Kaiser Chiefs “Every day I love you less and less”.

  • A little dated, but how about the song from Rogers and Hamerstein’s “South Pacific” : I’m gonna wash that man right outta my hair
    (Nellie & Cable)

  • Anykid America

    that’s all nice and good but there are songs that show the real side to divorce…the pain of those with no choice in the matter. The children. Try Blink 182’s Stay Together for the Kids, or Sanctus Real’s Don’t Give Up. I’ve no home because my parents decided that it was ok to break a vow. Selfishness is the strongest proponent for divorce. I don’t want to hear all your stories of those who are abused in marriage. The fact is most divorces are not because of abuse they are because of selfishness. Millions of children have their home ripped from them. That is not JUSTICE!

  • AWSOME list! i love it, lol!

  • JR

    Does she know how you told me youd hold me
    Until you died, til you died
    But youre still alive

    -You Oughta Know, Alanis Morissette

  • ss

    Over You by Daughtry. For those of us who didn’t see it coming.

  • I did a search cuz I’m looking for songs to make a CD for my friend whose going through divorce and this page was first in the list. You guys have got some good ones!

    Celine Dion’s got 3 good ones on her new Taking Chances album.

    Fade Away – Though I have regrets, I’ll learn to forget, And just keep moving on. Cause when love is gone, You have to be strong. Once touched by pain, You’re not the same…

    I got nothin left – Anybody ever tell you that you’ve got nerve, Treatin’ my love like just another word. Tired of giving love to you that you don’t deserve, So this is one way of saying it’s over

    Cause I got nothing left, I gave you my best
    And you treated it worthless, So I got nothing left

    Anybody ever tell you that you’re gonna learn
    Trust and respect are two things you must earn
    When it came to lovin’ me you just weren’t concerned. You never gave a damn so I guess now it’s my turn

    And This Time – The life I meant to lead, Won’t slip away from me..

    ‘Cuz this time is the last time, I know that my eyes have seen too much. This nightmare is not fair And I’ve had enough. You break me, and as I bleed, You just say you’re sorry, You call this love? But this time your lies Are not enough, This time..

    ok, well i could paste the whole song, but they’re worth a listen.

    Thanks much!

  • Michelle Fisher

    How about Razorlight “Who Needs Love?”

  • jimmy

    say it aint so by weezer.


    stay together for the kids by blink 182.

  • “Legal Matter” by the Who.


  • not divorced yet

    “Bitch” by Apoptygma Berzerk

  • bernice

    graet playlist! here are some suggestions:
    (I hate) everything about you – ugly kid joe
    Beat it – Michael Jackson
    Kiss my ass – ted nugent
    My give a damn’s busted – jo dee messina
    she hates me – puddle of mud
    the thrill is gone – bb king
    you’re not good – linda rondstadt
    you’re so vain – carly simon

  • Couple more

    Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women:

    (No Need) Pissin’ On A Skunk.

    It Takes a Mighty Good Man (to be better than no man at all)

    Sassy stuff.

  • Derrald

    The ultimate divorce album: Here, My Dear by Marvin Gaye

  • Amy

    I’m partial to a little fun in my divorce:

    Break Up School by Bill Parsons
    Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend by Marilyn Monroe

  • Look Here

    H.A.T.R.E.D – TonioK

    “I wish I could be as mellow, as for instants Jackson Browne, But temple of sorrow my a$$ Moth$%F&*(%r I hope you wind up in the ground”

  • juanriccio

    How about Jackson Browne’s “Late for the Sky”?

  • Amy

    I look so good without you-jessie james
    Stronger-sara evans

  • Drew

    Miss Misery by Nazareth