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“Mama's Broken Heart”

Miranda Lambert | 2011

Miranda Lambert included this song on her critically acclaimed and commercially successful album Four the Record. Even though Lambert wrote six of the fourteen tracks on the CD, she didn't pen this one but acknowledges it fit her perfectly. "The reason I love this song is because it's about how sometimes when you get your heart broken, you kinda go a little bit crazy," she admitted. "You drink too much, you smoke too much, you cut your hair ... you find a rebound. Sometimes your mama, if she's like my mama, has to slap you around and say, 'Straighten up, girl!'"

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“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

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