Hell hath no Grammys like a woman scorned. Love songs are the bread and butter of the music business, and men and women alike have won trophies from the recording academy for writing and performing songs about love gone bad, including Adele (“Rolling in the Deep”), Beyonce (“Single Ladies”) and Justin Timberlake (“Cry Me a River”). We asked our forum posters to name the best breakup songs that won Grammys. Read some of their comments below, scroll through the photo gallery above and make sure to join the discussion in our forums.
OnTheAisle: “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston — My favorite story about this legendary gospel/R&B rendition of Dolly Parton’s country classic is that Houston herself completed the vocal arrangement.
Andrew Carden: “It’s Too Late” by Carole King and “The Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand.
Boidiva02: I would say Toni Braxton has two of the best break-up songs ever in “Un-Break My Heart” (which could be interpreted as a break-up song) and “He Wasn’t Man Enough For Me.”
Tom: “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra. This song has been interpreted many different ways but I think it fits here.
Chris Gavin: All three Toni Braxton tracks mentioned above would be there for me (“Un-Break My Heart,” “He Wasn’t Man Enough” and “Another Sad Love Song”).