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Music 2012/04/06 20:00:00
Norah Jones' upcoming album has been in the works since 2009, when she teamed up with Danger Mouse in his Los Angeles studio for a week-long session. At the time, the duo wasn't content with the material they came up with and put the project on hold, but when Jones went through a rough breakup last summer, it provided her with the material she needed to turn the Danger Mouse sessions into something meaningful. She told Rolling Stone, "I always heard the old stories about how you write better songs when you go through some s---. That sucks, but it's true!"

The new album, due out on May 1, is called "...Little Broken Hearts," and "Happy Pills" is its first broken-hearted single. The poppy number is hardly a dirge or a ballad, opting for a lighter tone that shows off Danger Mouse's Grammy-winning upbeat production. The lyrics are deceptively dark -- Jones goes so far as to call it "evil and f---ed up ... I'm not sad, but there's a lot of hurt in there."

Broken hearts. It's a simple concept, but one that's driven some of the most powerful albums in music history. They didn't call it "Sgt. Pepper and the Happy-Go-Lucky Hearts Club Band," did they? There's a nearly infinite number of songs to choose from, so we're not going to limit your options. Whether it's a country ballad, an R & B harmony or a death metal lament, we want to hear your favorite song about heartbreak. Include a video if you'd like!

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  • hannah 2012/04/11 04:24:21
    hannah
    +1
    Love Song Requiem by Trading Yesterday
  • HotPuhtaytuhs 2012/04/11 04:19:31
    HotPuhtaytuhs
    +1
    LA Guns- Electric Gypsy
  • Gregaj7 2012/04/11 04:14:13
  • judge 2012/04/11 03:58:51
  • Pam 2012/04/11 03:57:33
    Pam
    +1
    Nothing funnier than sitting in a woman's bar hearing a bunch of drunk lesbians sing this.
  • judge 2012/04/11 03:53:06
  • kevin drapeau 2012/04/11 03:49:45
  • Captain Christopher 2012/04/11 03:43:48
    Captain Christopher
    +2
    I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World/Driven to Tears/The Tracks of My Tears/The Tears of a Clown/I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry/The Sky is Crying/Crying is the Rain/Still I'm Sad....It Was Almost Like a Song. I remember. I used. Life is Pain. Pain and Pain. Get used to it. Life goes on. Live free. Die well.
  • juicebox07 2012/04/11 03:29:56
  • oldlady juicebox07 2012/04/15 14:47:29
    oldlady
    Don't be rude, take your song off of autoplay so others have a choice wheather or not they want to hear your song!
  • juicebox07 oldlady 2012/04/15 18:02:57
    juicebox07
    Umm... it's not on autoplay.
  • oldlady juicebox07 2012/04/15 18:20:59
    oldlady
    Umm...yes it is.
  • Captain-Morgan 2012/04/11 03:18:32
    Captain-Morgan
    +1
    George Strait - I Know She Still Loves Me -YouTube This one reminds me to much how i feel at times.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • danno 2012/04/11 02:43:18
    danno
    +1
    mine is "at this moment". billy vera sang it then didnt have another hit im aware of. the song is perfect though. came out when a long term relationship was falling apart. worked even better when a later love ran from me not believing i really felt the way i told her i did.
  • lynda.appell2 2012/04/11 02:15:50
    lynda.appell2
    +1
    i think my fave heartbreak song is "His Love was like a Spinning Top" by the Orlons.
  • Rebecca Ells 2012/04/11 01:36:16
    Rebecca Ells
    +1
    The one that comes from my heart
  • Andrew 2012/04/11 01:26:25
    Andrew
    +1
    Boring.
  • Vitalani 2012/04/11 01:05:18
  • Fergie Vitalani 2012/04/11 23:39:43
    Fergie
    +2
    ooooo love it!
  • ZERO 2012/04/11 00:48:00
  • fluffy 2012/04/11 00:45:19
    fluffy
    +1
    Black dalhia
  • xXmIsSuNdErStoOdXx 2012/04/11 00:07:31
    xXmIsSuNdErStoOdXx
    +1
    Forever and always - Taylor Swift
    I will always love you - Whitney Houston
    Try Sleeping with a Broken heart -Alicia Keys
    Breakdown - Mariachi Carey
    Be without you - Mary j. Blige
    Behind these Hazel eyes -Kelly Clarkson
    the way that I loved you - Ashanti
  • iamparrot 2012/04/11 00:02:51
    iamparrot
    +1
    <3 Nora... Didnt know she had a new album coming out.
  • Estick 2012/04/11 00:02:27
    Estick
    +3

    The Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears
  • Hannah 2012/04/10 23:26:32
    Hannah
    +2
    Um adeles songs mostly.
    Adele-heartbreaks
    Kesha-party
    Taylor Swift-love
    Selena Gomez-fun
    Toby Keith-random
    Avril lavigne-life
    Rebbecca Black- stupid haha that's how I feel on fridays!
  • The Inc... Hannah 2012/04/12 08:19:45
    The Incurable Pessimist
    +1
    Adele is a boring old drone.
  • RoseyRhod The Inc... 2012/04/12 14:58:17
    RoseyRhod
    +2
    I've seen you on several threads being a total buzz kill. There is nothing attractive about a troll. You must be a very bitter person.
  • Hannah RoseyRhod 2012/04/13 00:33:49
    Hannah
    Wth? I'm not a troll nor a bitter person. I'm a young teen. Its just that stuff I like other people may not like. You've never seen me and I bet you will never know what I'm like around my friends. My friend Carmen is telling me what to write right now. I never have done anything to you and the fact that you would say that makes you a judgemental hypecreit. Plus why should you be saying that kind of stuff to people? Like geez. Maybe your just bitter ever thought of that?!?! Haha! I got you there!
  • Hannah The Inc... 2012/04/13 00:28:36
    Hannah
    I know but at the same time her music makes me wanna scream!
  • smartgirl 2012/04/10 23:16:06 (edited)
    smartgirl
    +1
    It's a horrible day by Frank Black. Also when will happiness find me again by the same artist. It's all on his album "Show me your tears". It's my favorite heartbreak music of all time. I must say I think Nora Jones is over rated and boring as hell.
  • RoseyRhod smartgirl 2012/04/12 14:59:14
    RoseyRhod
    She actually does better with country music than with pop. I think it's too bad that she didn't choose to be a country performer.
  • JoeyC 2012/04/10 22:20:18
    JoeyC
    +3
    I like this song, but I guess my favorite heartbreak song would be... Lost Cause by Beck. Now that's a sweet song too.
  • Fergie JoeyC 2012/04/10 22:34:07
    Fergie
    +1
    What about Work I've Done? That might be the best one ever
  • Rory 2012/04/10 22:14:50
    Rory
    +1
    I don't have just one.
  • Ava Alexander 2012/04/10 22:14:03 (edited)
    Ava Alexander
    +2
    Never Gonna Fall in Love Again by Eric Carmen

    I Fall to Pieces by Patsy Cline

    She's Got You by Patsy Cline

    Baby Blue by George Strait

    Famous Last Words of a Fool by George Strait

    Dawn by the Four Seasons

    Its a Heartache by Bonnie Tyler

    You Don't Have to Call Me Darling by can't think of his name right now-country western song in the 1980's.


    That's all I can think of right now. I'm sure as soon as I get off of here and doing errands, I'll hear on the radio a few heart break songs or think of some and then I won't get back on here again. Oh, well, I think I named some good ones.
  • oldrwizr 2012/04/10 21:58:37
    oldrwizr
    +3
    He stopped loving her today- George Jones

    Since I fell for you - Lenny Welsh

    I can't make you love me - Bonnie Raitt
  • dv oldrwizr 2012/04/10 23:14:57
    dv
    +1
    Aww George jones =)
  • Aspect of B 2012/04/10 21:53:48
  • Silentrose2 2012/04/10 21:40:12
    Silentrose2
    +1
    My Fav song is by Craig David - Don't Love You No More!!
  • fooley177 2012/04/10 21:24:13
    fooley177
    +1
    Your brother's friend Paul tried to sic his dog on me
    Right in Marlborough Square, but I called the paul ice.
    He tried to get me to put you in my will
    But I just had the whole damn thing anulled. By David Arvedon and The Psychopaths

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