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Which Celebrities Are These Breakup Songs Really About?

Aug 25 2015 - 1:25pm

Breaking up always sucks, especially when you're calling it quits with a musician. While most of us tend to just move on, a singer might rehash your drama in a pop song that plays everywhere you go. Only a select group of exes have had that distinct honor. Keep scrolling to hear the best celebrity breakup songs as we separate fact from fiction and identify the exes so notorious they inspired songs, including "You Oughta Know" — which two of the ladies on this distinguished list just slayed in concert [1].

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"Cry Me a River" by Justin Timberlake

"Everytime" by Britney Spears

"Heartbreak Warfare" by John Mayer

"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift

"Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé

"You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette

"Part of Me" by Katy Perry

"You're So Vain" by Carly Simon

"Dear John" by Taylor Swift

"Paper Doll" by John Mayer

"Circle the Drain" by Katy Perry

"Silver Springs" by Fleetwood Mac

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