Same great song, brand new station.
So let’s get cliche’ shall we? I mean what is more cliche’ than a break-up, right? Movies, TV, books….fraught with that suspenseful tension. Come on, you have to know it’s coming right? Things like this don’t just happen out of the blue. And if it’s happened to you, out of the blue, you’ve got to wonder if maybe, just maybe, you were seeing what you wanted to see, right?
Personally, I have been the breaker-upper, I have been the broken-up-with. I chose today’s mix-tape topic because, even though I have been the breaker-upper I have never been good about doing it gently. However in my head, I am the queen of the Ever So Gentle Break Up. I have created many a mix-tape to prove it. Huh. Funny? In real life; I’ve sat on a couch waiting for him to get home, UHaul packed, ready to hit the road; I’ve said “If he hangs up on me one more time he’s gone.” Gotten the hang up, then the repentant phone call, “I’m sorry I hung up on you.” Guess what dude? “Too late, I’m done.” Guess who’s hanging up now. (A box of my stuff arrived a week later). I’m just not really good at the break-up thing, but that’s OK cause I won’t be doing that anymore. Still doesn’t mean I can’t share my mix-tape; just for you, the dude I meant to break-up with gently.
You know I love it when you play along. My super buddy at Finding Ninee is hosting as well (click on her MC pic to go straight to the post). Create your own post, grab a button or don’t. Or simply list your songs in the comment section. Next week’s topic Stalker Songs: You might think I’m a stalker, but you just don’t know how much you love me. I try to limit the list to 5 songs. If it was the old days, you’d get yourself a 90 minute playlist, those days are gone my friend. And so are you as I:
Break it to You Gently
Brenda Lee, “Break it to Me Gently” let me down the easy way, make me feel you still love me, if it’s only, if it’s only for one day.
Crowded House, “Better Be Home Soon.” So don’t say no, don’t say nothing’s wrong. Cause when you get back home, baby I’ll be gone.”
The Manhattens “Kiss and Say Goodbye.” We’ve been meeting here so long, I guess what we done, oh was wrong. Please darling, don’t you cry, let’s just kiss and say goodbye.
Abba “Knowing Me, Knowing You” we just have to face it this time we’re through. Breaking up is never easy I know but it’s time to go. Knowing me knowing you it’s the best I can do.
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark “If You Leave” don’t leave now, please don’t take my heart away. Promise me, just one more night, then we’ll go our separate ways.
And because I couldn’t leave without playing the MOST cliche’ break up song ever:
This could not be more classic, lip syncing, (I think I saw you say something while singing Neil), and the white man’s overbite too! Oh yes!
Once again, totally honored to have my favorite real-life rocker and my favorite personality dissector join us for this ride.
Break It to Me Gently (Single) – 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brenda Lee
The Very Very Best of Crowded House – Crowded House
Kiss and Say Goodbye – The Manhattans
Knowing Me, Knowing You – ABBA Gold – Greatest Hits
If You Leave – Pretty In Pink (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do – The Very Best of Neil Sedaka
Brought to you by the fabulous DJ duo (click here to get to Kristi’s Post)