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Posted Fri, August 31, 2012 2:25pm EDT

18 Best Break Up Songs — Taylor Swift, Rihanna, & More

Taylor has a hit song with ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ and many are speculating that the new tune is about her ex Jake Gyllenhaal. What do YOU think?

Taylor Swift recorded what’s Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Fuller deems her “best revenge song ever” with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” But penning a good break up song is nothing new.

While Taylor is most certainly infamous for lashing out at her exes through her music, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Pink have all recorded some of the best break up songs of all time!

Granted, many of these artists refuse to admit their songs are about their famous exes, but music videos can be very telling!

Taylor recently spoke to Rolling Stone about her creative process while recording the new album:

“I know general things about love. How to treat people well, what you deserve and when to walk away. Other than that, love is a complete mystery – and that’s why I like to write about it.I really want to go out on the road in the spring. After I write a song, I always end up laying awake at night thinking, ‘What are the lighting cues going to be on this? How big is the pit going to be?’ I have been thinking of some big moments that are going to happen.”

All we have to say is — good luck, Conor Kennedy!

Which break up song is your favorite, HollywoodLifers? Click through the gallery and vote below!

[Rolling Stone]

— Christopher Rogers