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Illustrated by Sydney Hass.
The Ronettes had it all wrong. The best part of breaking up is not the making up. That rarely happens, and when it does, it often leads to more breaking up.
Generations of musicians have written songs to soundtrack this low moment in our lives that is almost as inevitable as death and taxes. What follows – in our humble, many times heartbroken opinion – are the finest, saddest breakup songs of all time. Play ‘em just loud enough to drown out the sobbing.
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