I’m sure by now everyone has heard Taylor Swift’s new song, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – I know I hear it all of the time. After release of this new song there seems to be one question on everyone’s mind – which ex did she write this about?? Rumor has it that Jake Gyllenhaal happens to be the subject of this new song, but we don’t really know for sure.
However, Taylor Swift isn’t the only one that has written a song out of revenge for a former ex. Many other artists either scorned by their ex or deeply upset. So, in addition to Taylor’s songs, I have for you 5 Revenge Songs of the Scorned!
It was reported that Katy’s song Part of Me, was written about her ex-husband, Russell Brand. At least the timing of the release of that song was accurate.
Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know”
Although it’s never been 100% confirmed, her song You Oughta Know, is clearly about her long-time love Dave Couilier, whom you may know from the ’90s show Full House.
Adele “Rolling in the Deep”
While Adele herself has yet to confirm this truth, it was reported that not only was her award-winning song, Rolling in the Deep written about her ex and fellow musician Slinky Winfield but pretty much her entire album, 21. She is now happily expecting her first child with beau, Simon Konecki. Take that!
Justin Timberlake “Cry Me a River”
Oh the woe’s of young love. Back in the day (ok maybe not so far back) when Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were dating, they were head-over-heels for each other! When she broke his heart, however, the scorned former ‘N Sync member wrote Cry Me a River. Ouch!
Pink “So What”
While the other celebs may have not been so obvious and some only speculation, Pink definitely made it clear that her ex (at the time) Carey Hart was the reason for her song So What. In the video, she not only cuts down a tree with their names on it (as the picture shows), but he appeared in the video! Of course, that didn’t last; they’re still married!
What are your favorite “break-up” songs?