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Not only Shakira: the songs that musicians have dedicated to former partners

These days is depopulating on the net (and not only), the song Music Session #53, made by the Argentine rapper and record producer Bizarrap in collaboration with the singer Shakira.

In this song, Shakira lashes out very harshly against her ex-husband, former footballer Gerard Piqué, who ended his relationship with the Colombian singer after falling in love with the 24-year-old model Clara Chia Marti.

The lyrics of this song are very harsh and the song has depopulated everywhere, getting 14.4 million stream out of Spotify in one day. But that of Shakira is not the only case of song dedicated to the former partner: many singers of all ages have done something similar, not necessarily to lash out against this person, but also to thank him for the part of the life path accomplished together. Here are some of the most famous songs that musicians have dedicated to their exes!

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Shakira, Marvin Gaye, Drake and more: songs dedicated (or inspired) to exes
These days is depopulating on the net (and not only), the song Music Session #53, made by the Argentine rapper and record producer Bizarrap in collaboration with the singer Shakira. In the song, Shakira lashes out very harshly at her ex-husband, former footballer Gerard Piqué, who ended his relationship with the Colombian singer after falling in love with the 24-year-old model Clara Chia Marti. The lyrics of the song are very harsh and also for this reason it got 14.4 million streams on Spotify in one day. But that of Shakira is not the only case of song dedicated to the former partner: many singers of all ages have done something similar, not necessarily to lash out against this person, but also to thank him for the part of the life path made together. Here are some of the most famous songs that musicians have dedicated to their exes!
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Every Breath You Take - The Police 
Written by Sting, bassist and vocalist of the group, this song is inspired and strongly influenced by the divorce that the singer-songwriter was facing in 1983. This song won two Grammy Awards for song of the year and best vocal performance by a group. The song is interpreted by many as a love song, but these were not the intentions of Sting that the lyrics communicate jealousy, observance and control.
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Sorry - Justin Bieber
This song is dedicated to Selena Gomez, Bieber 's historical girlfriend from 2010 to 2018 (at alternate moments during these eight years). In an interview with The Ellen DeGeneres Show, it was the singer who stated that this song was dedicated to his relationship with Gomez, as well as his other hit: "Sorry", "Mark My Words", "What Do You Mean?" and "Friends".
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You're So Vain - Carly Simon 
Around this song is linked a mystery. The musician, in fact, has never revealed to whom the song was dedicated and the hypotheses are many. Some thought that the subject was Warren Beatty, others that it was Mick Jagger, still others that it was Cat Stevens, or James Taylor, that is, all people who had had a relationship with the Simon. The radio host told Howard Stern that the Simon would reveal to her who the song was dedicated to, but that he had forgotten about it.
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Jaded - Drake
The song "Jaded" by Drake, from 2018, tells the story of a person who felt hurt because of love and who became insensitive to both pain and the desire to have other relationships. Some speculated that Drake may have written it for Joria Smith, which he had attended in 2017.
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Is That Enough - Marvin Gaye
"Is That Enough" is a 1977 song by Marvin Gaye that the singer would have composed to talk about the frustrating situation that had arisen in his life following the divorce from his wife, with whom the relationship had never been peaceful even during the marriage.
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Follow You - Imagine Dragons 
The song "Follow You" by Imagine Dragons was inspired by Dan Reynolds, frontman band's affair with his wife Aja Volkman. After seven months of silence between them, while the divorce proceedings were initiated, the woman had sent a message to Reynolds. The couple then got back together, only to separate again in 2022.
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Why’d Ya Do It - Marianne Faithfull 
At the end of her relationship with Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull she dedicated a song to him, "Why'd Ya Do It" which lasts about seven minutes. The love affair between the two began in 1964 and ended in 1970.
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Forever and Always - Taylor Swift 
Taylor Swift wrote the song "Forever and Always" thinking about the breakup of the relationship with the singer Joe Jonas. During an interview, Taylor Swift said that Joe Jonas had ended the relationship with a very short phone call, when she was just 18 years old.
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Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake 
The song of Justin Timberlake "Cry Me a River", released in 2002, is dedicated to the end of the relationship with the singer Britney Spears, who had dated Timberlake for several years. The two had met as children, during the recordings of the The Mickey Mouse Club.
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Flowers - Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus, "Flowers",'s brand new song was judged by some to be a song of "revenge" against her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth, to whom she was married for a very short time, from December 23, 2018 to August 10, 2019. The application for divorce was filed by the plaintiff, citing irreconcilable differences between the two.
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26/02/2024
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