Songs that remind you of an Ex

United States
February 25, 2007 5:53pm CST
Is there a song that reminds you of one of your Exes? Do you get nostolgic, sad, angry or happy when you hear it?
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@Zinediin (97)
• Estonia
25 Feb 07
That would be Akon - Lonely. God I love this song, but I can't listen to it. When i hear it I get sad, really sad and a bit angry too.
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@rainbow (6763)
26 Feb 07
My ex-fiancee used to sing "Dreams can come true" by Gabrielle to me and it always makes me feel sad as it wasn't so much a dream as a nightmare when I ended it just before the wedding. The strange thing is that my boyfriend of 7 years bought me "Sunshine" by Gabrielle when we were first together too, that one makes me cry a bit, I'd listened to it and bought it as it made me thin of him, but I'm not a fan by any nmeans, I do not have an album even, lol.
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• Philippines
26 Feb 07
I love Broken Vow so much. I always heard that song during our break up. It was so timely then. I love listening to it while feeling the heartache. I don't know why some people don't like to hear music which they can associate with their heart ache. I did the other way around. I love to listen to the song the more while nursing a broken heart. Somehow, it eased the pain I felt.
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@forjosie (1548)
• Indonesia
26 Feb 07
the song: Sometimes When We Touch by Dan Hill that the nostalgic song with my boy friend many memory with him...:)
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• United States
26 Feb 07
there arent any songs that actually make me think about my ex and happy when I hear them.. there is a song called "it's been a while" by staind that reminds me of one of my exes..can't even listen to it anymore there is another song called "what is love" by vivian green and it just makes me think about all my exes in general..I think about how things went and end up ridiculously sad
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• United States
26 Feb 07
Oh my goodness, there are songs I love but I just can't listen to them anymore because of the emotions they bring back. I have a very hard time with the entire CD, Alannis Morrisette - Jagged Little Pill. I was going thru a particularly bad and painful breakup when that came out and of course the entire CD is songs about a bad breakup and all the pain that goes along with it. Every time I try to listen to it I either cry or get angry. It's been like 9 yrs ago and it still affects me. The guys in my band want me to do the song "You Oughta Know" off that CD and so far I just can't get thru the song without crying. I'm going to keep working on it though! Maybe if I practice it enough I'll get past the emotion. Ya think? LOL.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 07
Yes, there's a beautiful song called Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac it reminds me of my first love, I don't get sad but I do get nostalgic at times and it gives me a warm glow inside when I hear the song. Great memories and a great time we had together. You never forget your first love and the song Everywhere always brings it back for me. sighs heavily!
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• Philippines
1 Mar 07
yeah it is true.. when i hear the song, i feel longing, happy, sad, and confused.. mix feelings is there.. The song "SANA'Y IKAW by Piolo pascual" made me sad and sometimes with tears.. it is hard to accept that the two of you became lovers but still it is just impossible to be together.. huh...
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• Philippines
1 Mar 07
one of the songs that reminds me of my ex are, walk away by paula deanda, until i get over you by christina millian and over you by gabrielle. sad songs but it helps in coping. it makes me smile sometimes and wonder how they are doing.. but life goes on.
• United States
28 Feb 07
I have a few songs that really stick out in my mind when it comes to thinking of past relationships. A few of them I turn off because I do get a little upset if I hear it the whole way through. But for the most I think about it and if I still like the song, I can listen to it and still enjoy it. For the most part no one can ruin the amnbiance of a song for me! There is alot more that goes along with a song then just memories from one person.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
Two songs remind me of a particular ex - Chumbawumba's "Tub Thumpin" (you know it, right? "I get knocked down, but I get up again, ain't never gonna keep me down! Pissin' the night away, we'll be pissin' the night away") reminds me of the fun times with him and I laugh every time I hear this. The other is Stabbing Westward's "Save Yourself" because he was crazy and I was depressed and we were a very sad pair indeed. For some reason that makes me feel nostalgic.
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@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Baby come back, by player. I used to not like that song. Then my girlfriend broke up with me and broke my heart. That song came on one day and I was listening to the words and I heard things like "doing anything just to get you off of my mind," and "trying to forget you is just a waste of time," which was exactly how I felt. All of a sudden, I loved that song. So now, when I hear of it, I think of her, but I don't get sad or anything because I have someone and that was so long ago.
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@zuptzai (103)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
I Remember YOu by Skidrow... breaks my heart still
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• United States
27 Feb 07
There is only one song that I can think of right now. It is "When A Man Loves A Woman" ~ my ex-boyfriend was a wacko and abusive. When I finally got the nerve to break up and leave he tried to guilt me all the time by playing this song and crying and going on about how much he loved me and how could I have done this to him . . . blah blah blah. I was finally out and I was NOT going back. Anyway, when I hear that song I always think of him crying and angry at me at the same time.
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@kims374 (300)
• United States
26 Feb 07
80's hair bands remind me of my exhusband....I only get a little nostalgic because it reminds me of when I was younger and in high school, and how fast the time since then has gone. but I feel angry because it does remind me of a bad time in my life, being a victim of domestic abuse.
@dbeast (1500)
• India
26 Feb 07
there are a few songs which remind me of my exes.a few of them are Always by Bon Jovi and Said i loved you but i lied by Michael Bolton.these are the songs i used to listen to and sing with my ex and it really saddens me badly when i lsten to them that i try avoiding those songs.
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@Tiggy1 (13)
26 Feb 07
I have many songs that remind me of my ex or should I say the time when we were together. It reminds me of the things I did and the people I was friends with. It does not make me feel any anger or hate to my ex because we still get on fine. It reminds me of been young again which is a nice and sad feeling, sad because those days have gone and you can never go back.
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• Canada
26 Feb 07
The only songs that remind me of my ex are the songs recorded in his own language (Kurdish)
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@forjosie (1548)
• Indonesia
26 Feb 07
Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill You ask me if I love you And I choke on my reply I'd rather hurt you honestly Than mislead you with a lie And who am I to judge you On what you say or do? I'm only just beginning to see the real you And sometimes when we touch The honesty's too much And I have to close my eyes and hide I wanna hold you til I die Til we both break down and cry I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides Romance and all its strategy Leaves me battling with my pride But through the insecurity Some tenderness survives I'm just another writer Still trapped within my truth A hesitant prize fighter Still trapped within my youth And sometimes when we touch The honesty's too much And I have to close my eyes and hide I wanna hold you til I die Til we both break down and cry I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides At times I'd like to break you And drive you to your knees At times I'd like to break through And hold you endlessly At times I understand you And I know how hard you've tried I've watched while love commands you And I've watched love pass you by At times I think we're drifters Still searching for a friend A brother or a sister But then the passion flares again And sometimes when we touch The honesty's too much And I have to close my eyes and hide I wanna hold you til I die Til we both break down and cry I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides so sweet..........aaaaarrrghhhhhhhh!!!!!!! I missed him....:D:D:D
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@lisa101 (1363)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I think we all have these issues. Some are sad and some just make you sick to hear and say to yourself what was i thinking. I have a little of both. I can hear that song by firehouse (i think is the name of the band) called I'VE FINALLY FOUND THE LOVE OF A LIFETIME and it turns my stomach. But i hear faraway by nickelback and i just want to cry and get nervous hahaha. Oh well i guess its just something to live with or get over i dont know.