Just as love becomes the theme of several songs, broken hearts also inspire several songs
Anyone who was born or lives in São Paulo must have heard the following comparison: Avenida Paulista is like a wedding, it starts in Paraíso and ends in Consolação. The expression refers to the fact that the famous avenue in the capital of São Paulo begins in the Paraíso neighborhood, and ends at Rua da Consolação. The pun has a negative view of romances and it is with this feeling that several artists wrote songs to send a message to their ex-partners. Check out nine examples:
Lily Allen – Smile
The music video for “Smile” makes it very clear that the lyrical self wants revenge on an ex-boyfriend. The story behind it wasn’t much different, as Lily Allen I was leaving a relationship with DJ Lester Lloyd. He denied that he cheated on his then-girlfriend. To the The Sun (via NME), Allen he said: “I always thought we should write about what we know, what’s happening in your life, and this guy took so much of my time and my emotions that the words just came.”
Selena Gomez – Lose You to Love Me
“Lose You to Love Me” appears to reference the on-and-off relationship between Selena Gomez It is Justin bieber. The couple broke up for real in March 2018. Months later, he started dating Hailey Baldwin and, in September, the two were married. In an excerpt from the song Gomezshe says “I gave myself completely and everyone knows / You destroyed me and now it can be seen / In two months, you replaced us as if it were easy”.
Shakira – Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53
The separation of Shakira It is Piqué It wasn’t friendly at all. The player betrayed the singer, who dedicated “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” to him. In the excerpt “I’m worth two of 22 / You traded a Ferrari for a Twingo”, Shakira makes it even clearer what he thinks about his ex-husband’s betrayal with a younger woman, and the verses were answered with a photo of Piqué next to a Twingo.
Evanescense – Call Me When You’re Sober
“Call Me When You’re Sober” was written by Amy Lee It is Terry Balsamo. The lyrics are inspired by the end of the relationship between Lee It is Shaun Morganwho recorded “Broken” together.
Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
“I was mortified and devastated. It was so much easier for me to be angry and feel the power of that anger than to be this broken, horrified woman on the floor,” she described Alanis about the song that talks about breaking up with Dave Coulier(via American Songwriter).
Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License
These are just speculations, but fans believe that “Drivers License” was addressed to Joshua Bassett. The two would have had a brief romance, until the actor allegedly left Olivia for Sabrina Carpenter. The song’s lyrics give several clues that it is a kind of revenge. The line “And you’re probably with that blonde girl / The one who always made me doubt / She’s so much older than me / She’s everything that makes me insecure” describes someone similar to Sabrina.
Taylor Swift – All Too Well
Most ex-boyfriends of Taylor Swift was the theme of the singer’s tracks. “All Too Well” stands out for having won a music video, worthy of a Grammy, with scenes that resemble the relationship between the singer and the actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Carters – Lovehappy
Fans got confirmation that Beyonce was betrayed by Jay-Z when the singer released the album Lemonade(2016). Already in Everything Is Love (2018) — couple’s album (The Carters) —, the track “Lovehappy”, specifically, talks about the drama faced by the artists: “Yes, you fucked everything up at the first chance, we had to get married again”, say the lyrics.
Mariah Carey – Obsessed
Although Mariah Carey deny, Eminem He has already hinted several times that the two had an affair. In the video for “Obsessed”, the singer does a kind of cosplay of the rapper. He didn’t leave it cheap and he even mentioned Carey in “Bagpipes From Baghdad”.
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