A Divorce Playlist – Pittsburgh Divorce Lawyers Share Their Favorites!

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Emotional turning points can bring about inspiration. For some popular artists, a little heartbreak went a long way to creating a musical masterpiece. It just goes to show that while going through a divorce can be an extremely difficult experience, that same heartbreak might just make you a superstar! Or… at least get your creative juices flowing.

Here’s Three notable artists who channeled their breakup drama into creative gold:

Reba McEntire: “The Day She Got Divorced”: On her latest album, All The Woman I Am, Reba explicitly sings about her divorce from her first husband. In the track “The Day She Got Divorced,” Reba sings, “Didn’t feel any different than it ever had/She wasn’t that sorry, wasn’t that sad/Couldn’t love him any less or hate him anymore/The day she got divorced.” In an interview about the autobiographical nature of the album, Reba remarked “[The album] talks about going through a divorce, having children, helping your buddies out, finding the right guy in their life, and then telling the guy he’s treated you bad.”

Bob Dylan: “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”: Dylan’s 1975 album Blood on the Track, was recorded shortly after his separation from his first wife and is viewed by many as encapsulating his personal reaction to the split. In “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,” Dylan sings “Been shooting in the dark too long/When somethin’s not right it’s wrong/Yer gonna make me lonesome when you go.”

Usher: “Papers”: Usher landed a Grammy for his latest album, Raymond v. Raymond, chronicling his divorce experience. When Usher filed for divorce from Tameka Raymond in June 2009, he wrote and released “Papers,” his personal ode to divorce. In the song Usher croons, “I can’t deny how much I loved you/I done gave up everything I had too/As hard as it is I’m afraid I’ve gotta say, I’m ready to sign them papers.” It’s no secret that his divorce proceedings were messy– Usher even reportedly demanded a DNA test to determine if he was the biological father of their son Naviyd

So the next time you’re feeling down in the dumps, or so angry you could scream, break out that pencil and paper and put all that emotion to good use! Who knows, you might find yourself thanking your Ex in your Grammy acceptance speech one day!