Part 1. Heartbreak
1. I'll Love You More than You'll Ever Know-Donny Hathaway
I'm not quite sure where this song fits in the list, maybe at the beginning is good. Donny's trying to tell his former lover just exactly how much he loves them and all the things he did to show them that but the lover missed it. Lord knows I've been there. This is a good sad song to get the
Fav Lyric: I'm only flesh and blood but I can be anything you demand. I can be king of everything or just a tiny grain of sand.
2. Dreaming with a Broken Heart-John Mayer
This is kinda related to giving up. This song is about loving someone that's no longer in your life. It came through in the clutch for me once and has been a staple on my heartbreak list ever since. John Mayer has some pretty great lyrics: "do i have to fall asleep with roses in my hand? Would you get them if i did? You won't...cuz you're gone"
3. Walk Away-Christina Aguilera
I admit I love me some Christina Aguilera that gal
Notable lyric: I can't mend this torn state I'm in. Getting nothing in return, what did I do to deserve
The pain of this slow burn and everywhere I turn, I keep going right back, to the one thing that I need to walk away from
4. King of Sorrow-Sade
I wish Sade Adu (the lead singer only lol) could have married Donny or John Mayer (well aside from his lack of sexual attraction to pink chocolate) they'd make some of the best depressing music ever! This song is just like that "damn why does this kinda stuff always happen to me" The musically this song is amazing in my opinion, and lyrically it's equally as awesome.
Fav lyric: "I'm crying everyone's tears, and there inside our private war I died the night before and all the remnants of joy and disaster, what am I supposed to do?"
5. Ain't no Love in the Heart of the City-Bobby Bland
I like this song as a change of pace when shit starts getting tooo sad. Worse case scenario if you're too sad you can think about the kanye sample on The Blueprint.
6. Dying of a Broken Heart -Brooke Valentine
Don't ask me why I even know this song. I randomly heard it on her album that had girlfight on it. I just like the vibe of this song. The lyrics are pretty straight forward, this is for when I think I #mightdontmakeit. Also another sleeper song on that album that I like..."Cover Girl" #dontjudge
7. Fine Again- Anthony Hamilton
Anthony Hamilton has a few songs on my heartbreak list but this is one of the more optimistic joints so it can go on the recovery part of the playlist. Where you just tryna convince the other person that it'll work out one day. It's not totally about heartbreak but I like it.
8. Giving Up-Donny Hathaway
This song just speaks to my soul. You can hear the pain in Donny's singing. I've often found myself in situations with people where I love them so much that I just can't let go. But I have to usually because they've let me go. This is kinda along the final plea where you start to realize your pain is becoming irrational. They're not coming back, but you just can't let go.
Fav Lyric: But in my heart i pray that my love and faith in the girl...will bring her back some day"
Secon fav: Whether she knows it or not, she really needs me toooo
9. Friends, Lovers, Or Nothing-John Mayer
I hate putting an artist too many times in a playlist. Keep in mind that the original playlist is like 60 songs deep. But we've all been in the situation where you just realize it has to be black and white. No more of this gray area nonsense! John puts it out there...Friends, Lovers or Nothing...we can ever really only be one!
10. Gonna Find Another You-John Mayer
My homegirl put me on to this song, changed my life, seriously. I call it the "back away from the ledge" song. This is almost as essential to my playlists as "giving up". At some point you really feel like the person who left you was so perfect for you, you love everything about them. But the only problem is you can't have them, because they dont' want you. Well you just gotta find somebody who's just like them but not them. Time to move on
Fav Lyric: So go on baby make your little getaway. my pride will keep me company and you just gave yours all away. Now I'm gonna dress myself for two, once for me and once for someone new...oh i'm gonna find another you
I understand that I left so many great songs off the list. We all have our songs. What are some of the songs on your heartbreak list and why?
If you're interested you can download the playlist here
the next installment will be my babymaking/caking/GTP mix stay tuned