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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Love Is A Battlefield ~ Top Ten Angry Love Songs List

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THIS MEANS WAR shows audiences that love is dangerous, makes people do crazy things, and brings the fight out in us. In this feature, we will countdown our ten favorite angry love songs for all the relationship warriors out there. Songs will include "Heartbreak Warfare" by John Mayer, "What About Love" by Heart and, of course, "Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar.

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Alison” by Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello’s 1977 song “Alison” is, as Costello himself has said, about disappointing someone. The song is often cited as one of the greatest songs of all time, and has been featured in numerous movies, including Adaptation and Get Over It, and has been covered by a wide variety of artists, including Linda Ronstadt and Brandon Boyd.

Love is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar’s 1983 single “Love is a Battlefield” is, to date, her highest charting single in the United States. The song won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, and the video (in which Benatar plays a teenager who is thrown out of her house and turns to prostitution) was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award.

What About Love” by Heart

The 1985 song “What About Love” by Heart served as the band’s comeback single after not having a song in the top 40 in three years. This power ballad received extensive play on MTV and broke the top 10 in the United States. Many people might remember the song from a recent Swiffer WetJet commercial.

You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” was the lead single from her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill. The song deals with the brutal aftermath of a breakup, and the identity of who the song was written about has been a point of contention since its release. The song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won two Grammy Awards.

Don’t Speak” by No Doubt

No Doubt’s 1996 single “Don’t Speak” is about the breakup of band members Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal’s seven-year relationship. The song was nominated for two Grammy Awards and received a huge amount of airplay when it was originally released. This fan favorite is often cited as one of the best songs of the last 20 years or so.

How’s It Going to Be” by Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind’s “How’s It Going to Be” was released as a single in 1997. The song deals with ending a relationship and how you transition from being so close to just being acquaintances. The song reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and is a fan favorite.

Are You Happy Now?” by Michelle Branch

Michelle Branch’s 2003 single “Are You Happy Now?” explores the greater themes of moving on and independence that are explored on her album Hotel Paper. The song broke the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 list and was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Female Rock Performance.

Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson

Kelly’s Clarkson’s 2004 single “Since U Been Gone” is about a woman who’s happy following the demise of her troubled relationship. The song reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The song has been covered many times since its release, including memorable versions by people like Ted Leo, Tokyo Police Club and Kidz Bop.

Smile” By Lily Allen

Lily Allen’s 2006 song “Smile” not only helped catapult her to stardom, but it also deals with the betrayal at the hands of her boyfriend while enjoying his anguish. The popular song charted in many countries and has made appearances on numerous “best of” lists since its release.

Heartbreak Warfare” by John Mayer

2009’s “Heartbreak Warfare” by John Mayer is about the perils of relationships, and the inevitable “warfare” that comes with loving and losing someone. “Heartbreak Warfare” is noted for it’s innovative music video, which features “augmented reality,” allowing fans to become a part of the video.

From our first adventures in love, to the love that last and every misadventure in between, there is always a song we associate with a love from ago or our present.  Sometimes a song brings us back to the best parts of a love story and another represents the trials and pain.

That's What She Said readers should keep an eye out for a chance to win a DVD copy of This Mean War later this week and are encouraged to check out the Top 10 Things To Consider and Top Six Triple Threat Films list, as well!

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What songs take you back to a love of old?
Do they bring back happy, carefree memories of new love
or the bittersweet memories of a love that is over?
Tell me in a comment below!
I'd love to hear all about it!

I received an advanced screening copy of This Means War from 20th Century Fox Entertainment and/or its representatives for the purposes of creating this feature.  This opinions above are both honest and my own.  Some information and images sourced from various Fox Entertainment sites and sources.  


Pam said...

The song that reminds me of my my ex-boyfriend is "I ain't missing you at all" by John Waite. Not only was the song annoying, the boyfriend was too!

Grace said...

LOL to Pam and we must have had the same radio station on as that was going to be my comment on the song that reminded me of someone.
I'll say something different and go with Foreigner - Cold As Ice .

Sharon Martin Beck Valley Books said...

We used to listen to Pat Benatars Love is a Battlefield all the time lol. I haven't seen this film, another one to put on my 'to watch list' .

Samantha said...

anything ricky martin brings me right back to the summer of my senior year, LOL

Crystal said...

I remember playing having to hear you ought know everyday on the bus when I was about 14. Amazing the memories songs can bring back. Haven't had the chance to see this film yet

Closer to Lucy said...

Aww so many song with a memory attached, I couldn't name just one.

jill24295 said...

Amazing how many angry love songs there are, isn't it? I'm from the Pat Benetar age, so I still like Love is a Battlefield.

Robin Quick said...

Pat Benatars Love is a Battlefield takes me back to my past. It brings back bittersweet memories.

mnrquick at yahoo dot com

Jennifer Rogers said...

LOve is a Battlefield, all time best angry love song!

Annie1 said...

“You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette is the most AWESOME angry love song! I love it!

Anne Taylor

rj7777 said...

Since you have been gone is my answer. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

Carrie Phelps said...

“Alison” by Elvis Costello - such a great old song!!

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

My favorite is “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt

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