Baumann and Burch, Episode 22: God Creates Man, Man Bemoans Fortune

Are you breaking up with someone right now? Neither are we, but that didn’t stop us from running a break-up song bracket. Find out why we couldn’t actually finish the bracket, why we disagree vehemently about which is the superior “Ne me quitte pas,” and what each of us would put in our ten-song breakup playlist. You oughta know (what’s in this podcast).

As usual, we’ve created a playlist in Spotify – check out “B&B B&B Break-up Bracket” and a list of our seeding is below.

1-1 “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston
1-2 “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” Bonnie Raitt
1-3 “Yesterday,” The Beatles
1-4 “Everybody Hurts,” R.E.M.
1-5 “Ne me quitte pas,” Jacques Brel
1-6 “Ne me quitte pas,” Nina Simone
1-7 “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” Dusty Springfield
1-8 “All by Myself,” Eric Carmen
2-9 “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” Joy Division
2-10 “I Know It’s Over,” The Smiths
2-11 “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright,” Bob Dylan
2-12 “Layla,” Derek and the Dominos
2-13 “Careless Whisper,” Wham!
2-14 “Fuck You,” Cee Lo Green
2-15 “I Will Always Love You,” Dolly Parton
2-16 “Someday,” Mariah Carey
3-17 “You Oughta Know,” Alanis Morrisette
3-18 “Go Your Own Way,” Fleetwood Mac
3-19 “Ain’t No Sunshine,” Bill Withers
3-20 “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” Michael Bolton
3-21 “Against All Odds,” Phil Collins
3-22 “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
3-23 “The Tennessee Waltz,” Otis Redding
3-24 “Because of You,” Kelly Clarkson
4-25 “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” Marvin Gaye
4-26 “Love Hurts,” Nazareth
4-27 “Don’t Speak,” No Doubt
4-28 “Waltz #1,” Elliott Smith
4-29 “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Sinead O’Connor
4-30 “I Want You,” Elvis Costello
4-31 “The Bad in Each Other,” Feist
4-32 “If You Leave Me Now,” Chicago
5-33 “Maggie May,” Rod Stewart
5-34 “A Case of You,” Joni Mitchell
5-35 “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” Hall and Oates
5-36 “Evil Woman,” ELO
5-37 “You’re So Vain,” Carly Simon
5-38 “Heartbreak Hotel,” Elvis
5-39 “Pictures of You,” The Cure
5-40 “Someone Like You,” Adele
6-41 “I Want to Know What Love Is,” Foreigner
6-42 “Crying,” Roy Orbison
6-43 “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Bonnie Tyler
6-44 “Superstar,” The Carpenters
6-45 “Bad Religion,” Frank Ocean
6-46 “Heartbreaker,” Pat Benatar
6-47 “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,” Culture Club
6-48 “What Comes Around…” Justin Timberlake
7-49 “One Less Bell to Answer,” The 5th Dimension
7-50 “Maps,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs
7-51 “Tainted Love,” Soft Cell
7-52 “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart,” Wilco
7-53 “Back to Black,” Amy Winehouse
7-54 “Irreplaceable,” Beyonce
7-55 “Monday, Monday,” The Mamas and the Papas
7-56 “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Prince
8-57 “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” Al Green
8-58 “Misunderstanding,” Genesis
8-59 “I Want You Back,” Jackson 5
8-60 “Sorrow,” The National
8-61 “I Will Survive,” Cake
8-62 “It’s Too Late,” Carole King
8-63 “Don’t You Forget About Me,” Simple Minds
8-64 “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word,” Elton John
9-65 “Last Request,” Paolo Nutini
9-66 “Stronger,” Britney Spears
9-67 “Can’t Stand Losing You,” The Police
9-68 “Burn,” Usher
9-69 “Skinny Love,” Bon Iver
9-70 “Take It on the Run,” REO Speedwagon
9-71 “I Will Survive,” Gloria Gaynor
9-72 “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” Paul Simon
10-73 “Conrad,” Ben Howard
10-74 “Gravity,” Sara Bareilles
10-75 “Tangerine,” Led Zeppelin
10-76 “The Scientist,” Coldplay
10-77 “Love Stinks,” The J. Geils Band
10-78 “The Sign,” Ace of Base
10-79 “We Are Never Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift
10-80 “Heartless,” Kanye West
11-81 “Company Calls,” Death Cab for Cutie
11-82 “Heart of Glass,” Blondie
11-83 “Ex-Factor,” Lauryn Hill
11-84 “Je ne regrette rien,” Edith Piaf
11-85 “Don’t You Want Me,” Human League
11-85PI “Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood
11-86 “Switch,” TLC
11-86PI “Mr. Brightside,” The Killers
11-87 “The Winner Takes It All,” ABBA
11-87PI “So What,” Pink
11-88 “I Try,” Macy Gray
11-88PI “Jar of Hearts,” Christina Perri
12-89 “Take a Bow,” Rihanna
12-90 “Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels),” Jim Croce
12-91 “Bye Bye Love,” Ray Charles
12-92 “Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground,” The White Stripes
12-93 “Smile,” Lily Allen
12-94 “Ender Will Save Us All,” Dashboard Confessional
12-95 “A Perfect Sonnet,” Bright Eyes
12-96 “Foolin,” Def Leppard
13-97 “Knife,” Grizzly Bear
13-98 “The Tracks of My Tears,” Smokey Robinson and the etc.
13-99 “The World Has Turned and Left Me Here,” Weezer
13-100 “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
13-101 “And So It Goes,” Billy Joel
13-102 “I’m Going Down,” Mary J. Blige
13-103 “Caroline, No,” The Beach Boys
13-104 “You’re No Good,” Linda Ronstadt
14-105 “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted,” Jimmy Ruffin
14-106 “You Were Meant for Me,” Jewel
14-107 “Un-Break My Heart,” Toni Braxton
14-108 “Wrecking Ball,” Miley Cyrus
14-109 “Lost Cause,” Beck
14-110 “Samson,” Regina Spektor
14-111 “Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes
14-112 “Roses,” Outkast
15-113 “Best of You,” Foo Fighters
15-114 “Romeo and Juliet,” Dire Straits
15-115 “Separate Ways,” Journey
15-116 “Forever,” Haim
15-117 “Foundations,” Kate Nash
15-118 “Gives You Hell,” All-American Rejects
15-119 “Shimmer,” Fuel
15-120 “The Bagman’s Gambit,” The Decemberists
16-121 “All or Nothing,” O-Town
16-122 “End of the Road,” Boyz II Men
16-123 “Apologize,” Timbaland feat. OneRepublic
16-124 “Train in Vain,” The Clash
16-125 “Smile,” Lily Allen
16-126 “Somebody That I Used to Know”
16-127 “Genghis Khan,” Miike Snow
16-128 “His Cheesburger,” VeggieTales

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