(Closed) don’t you hate when a great song is stained by a bad memory?

posted 10 years ago in Music
Post # 3
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

“Neon Moon” by Brooks n Dunn.   LOVE LOVE LOVE the song and LOVE singing it out loud….BUT, can no longer listen to it, especially around my man!  He knows it was mine and ex boyfriend’s bad breakup song.  : (

Totally know what you mean!

Post # 4
2231 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

yup!!! Pretty much every single Beatles song! A very serious ex-bf was obsessed with them and while we dated he introduced me toevery single song.

Post # 5
9816 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

My ex had great taste in music, hence “ruining” many awesome songs. I may be happily married, but the bad memories remain.

Post # 6
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

YES!  My Fiance looooves Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters.”  Unfortunately, for my ex (that I dated for four years) and I, that was our song.  Kinda sucks, cause I’m having a string quartet, and I think it’d be gorgeous as a processional for my BMs. 

Post # 7
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Not really bad memories. More like sad. Memories of old friends that arent as close with you as you used to be. Or I have a few with an ex who has passed 🙁 so thats sad. He was a great friend

Post # 8
2088 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m lucky in that all my exes had horrible taste in music 🙂

Post # 9
4012 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

grr “Wonderwall” by Oasis. Love the song, hate the memory. Unfortunately my Ex and I had the same great taste in music so there are many songs that are stained with regret..lol

Post # 10
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ugh. a LOT of songs actually, I liked a lot of the music my ex listened to, and yea, really bad break up and now I just feel really AWKWARD listening to some of that music. 

Post # 11
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

“Made to Love” by TobyMac. I never really cared for it that much but our local station keeps playing it and it annoys me. (Ex thought it was a perfect “us” song, problem is that it is clearly a worship song, someone didn’t actually listen to the words…)

Post # 12
7768 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh my gosh, there are some songs that bring up memories for sure!  I am getting better at blocking that stuff out though. 

Post # 13
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

“Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat. My ex sang in to me while plying acoustic guitar when he wanted our “friends with benefits” status to change. He also did it in a bar so it was really a big memorable moment. (sounds so cheesy now lol)

Post # 14
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yep! With my first ex it was anything Dashboard Confessional. No great loss there, although I did later get totally over it. 

Second ex was harder because we were together for 5 years and it was more of a big-deal breakup. Anything by Jason Mraz or Jack Johnson was totally off the table. I would tear up just hearing it because its what we used to listen to together all the time. It actually took me years to get over that but just maybe in the last year or so I realized I’m really fine with it now. We actually almost used a Jason Mraz song as our first dance song and it only reminds me of my DH now 🙂 

Strangely enough the only song that still kinda bothers me is Hey There Delilah… which is weird because I never heard it until after we broke up! But, I heard it that first year after and it immediately got to me because the guy who sings it sounds like my ex and the lyrics sound just like something he would’ve said to me. 

Post # 15
297 posts
Helper bee

Not so much with my ex’s, but music holds so many memories with my BF.  I found this to be very true because we were on a hiatus at the beginning of 2010 and commuting to work became a minefield for me because every other fricken song that came on the radio reminded of him.  Anything by Van Halen, (he LOVES them), “Halo” by Beyonce (our song), and “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum would bring me to full out tears in the car. 

Post # 16
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Pretty much anything by Wilco.  And Damien Rice.  And some Coldplay.  At the time I dated my ex having the same taste in music seemed like a good thing, now . . . not so much. 

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