The music industry has made a killing off the broken hearted by releasing music reminding the recently scorned of how much their life sucks. Whiny songs ranging from simple ballads to angry vocalists are normally huge hits and get a serious amount of radio play.
People who admire themselves as music snobs, but won't listen to a song produced before 1987, will constantly remind you what the greatest break up song they feel is. Delving deep in into their music library they'll throw out any number of tunes that include some pop star wailing about how they feel some sort of pain.
Well since I'm an extremley opinionated yutz I bring you not one, but two songs I listen to when my personal life is in the toilet. Yes a double dose of music from Erik's Ramblings, cause after all I'm a giver.
"What's the message in Metallica? There is no message, but if there was a message, it really should be look within yourself, don't listen to me, don't listen to James, don't listen to anybody, look within yourself for the answers." - Lars Ulrich