Sunday, January 25, 2009

How to Break Up Via Mix Tape

Every time I hear Bob Dylan's "It's all over now baby blue"  I think, wouldn't it be cool to break up with someone via mix tape?

Well no it wouldn't be cool at all.  It would be mean and heartless.  But for the sake of comedy, it could be hysterical, especially if it wasn't happening to you.  

So I took on the challenge and created my break -up playlist.  The point of this mix would be to hand it to your soon to be ex in hopes of them getting the message that it's over from the track titles and songs.  Even better, if the track titles can read like a good break-up excuse, extra points.  Hey this may be mean, but it's a lot more honest than that whole "it's not you, it's me" bullcrap.   

Here's my playlist:  

1.) One of us must know (sooner or later) - Bob Dylan
2.) Hard To Explain - The Strokes
3.) Accidents will happen - Elvis Costello
4. )  It's all over now, Baby Blue - Bob Dylan
5.) Because - The Beatles
6.) You Never Give Me Your Money - The Beatles
7.) I Can't Stand It - Eric Clapton
8.) Who's Been Sleeping Here? - The Rolling Stones
9.) (You're the) Devil in Disguise- Elvis Presley
10.) I Want to Break Free- Queen
11.) Falling Out of Love - Sean Lennon
12.) Caring is Creepy - The Shins
13.) I'm N Luv (With a Stripper) - T-Pain & Mike Jones
14.) I Am Trying to Break Your Heart - Wilco
15.)  That's Life- Frank Sinatra

Which translates to:

Hey, one of us must know sooner or later.   It's hard to explain, but accidents will happen.  And It's all over now, Baby Blue.  Well, Because, you never give me your money.   And honestly, I can't stand it. Well, who's been sleeping here?  You're the Devil in disguise.  I want to break free.   Because, I'm falling out of love, caring is creepy, and I'm N Luv with a stripper.  You're right, I am trying to break your heart, but that's life.  

What would be some songs you'd put on your break-up mix?

Words and music are fun. 


  1. If I were broken up with via mix tape, I would hope the girl would at least do the courtesy of putting songs on the mix tape that I don't already have on iTunes. I might be dreaming up a playlist very shortly here...

  2. The Break Up EP (aka the I Hate You Now EP):

    1) "I Hate You" by The Monks
    2)"Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" by Led Zepplin
    3) "Platypus (I Hate You)" by Green Day
    4) "I'm Leaving You Because I Dont Love you" Jens Lekman
    5) "I Want to Break Free" by Queen
    6) "What's Left of the Flag" by Flogging Molly
    7) "Crown of Love" by Arcade Fire
    8) "It Serves you Right to Suffer" by John Lee Hooker
    9) "Songs for The Dumped" by Ben Folds Five

    Breakups suck, but your blog is cool, keep up the funny!