The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

7 March 2008

Chronicles of dumpage

Five songs in succession on satellite radio:

  • Miss Murder — AFI
  • Sorrow — Bad Religion
  • No More Sorrow — Linkin Park
  • I Hope You Die — Bloodhound Gang
  • Lie — Black Light Burns

And the inevitable conclusion:

It makes me think that someone may have just been dumped....

Wait a minute. Satellite radio lets the hosts pick their own playlists? Coolness.

More to the point, while I am insufferably pleased with myself for recognizing all five of those acts, if not necessarily all five of those songs, I really don't know how I'd run a twenty-minute set of Songs for the Dumped. (Well, I suppose I'd have to include "Song for the Dumped" by Ben Folds Five.) Being the sort who tends to turn anger inward, I'd probably opt for brooding stuff like the Frankie Valli B-side "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," which became a massive Spectoresque wail fronted by the Walker Brothers. Suggestions are welcomed, not that I expect to need them for personal use.

Posted at 7:00 AM to Table for One , Tongue and Groove

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Perhaps I have been perversely optimistic in the face of dumpage, but I've always been partial to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive."

And perhaps a bit more tangentially related to dumpage, but Piaf's "Non, je ne regrette rien" ("I regret nothing") is another good one for the survivor of being dumped...

Posted by: fillyjonk at 7:38 AM on 7 March 2008

"(You Ain't Worth The) Salt in My Tears," by Martin Briley

Posted by: Brett at 8:58 AM on 7 March 2008

I kinda liked Ugly Kid Joe's "I Hate Everything About You".

Posted by: unimpressed at 3:37 PM on 7 March 2008

The Dresden Dolls' "Truce" is a good one. So is "The Jeep Song." Hell, that whole damn album reeks of post-breakup angst.

In a good way, of course.

Posted by: Sarah at 3:51 PM on 7 March 2008

I remember driving around with the Eagle's "Already Gone" in the eight track player, feeling ever so vindicated.

Posted by: Jeffro at 12:31 PM on 8 March 2008