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"I Can't Make You Love Me" sung by Bonnie Raitt
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Well, Paul McCartney's song "Yesterday" which is apparently the most covered song in recorded history is about exactly this.
Yesterday seems like it's about lost love, not love that stopped.

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Wow! That is one of my favorite Blood Sweat & Tears songs. No idea it was a Randy Newman song. If you’re not familiar with the BST version I highly recommend it. I’ll have to seek out Newman’s.
I'm not sure where he recorded it, if at all, but I saw him perform in on TV in the mid-70s and it was heartbreaking. I knew about it first from the BS&T version.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:41 AM
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Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind." When it was released, people asked him if things were okay between him and his long-time wife Midge. He replied "They were and are." The couple is still together
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Don Henley's The Heart of the Matter
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"Home" by Sheryl Crow
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Eric Clapton - Promises.

Raul Malo, The Mavericks, I Don't Care If You Love Me Anymore

Dolly Parton - D-I-V-O-R-C-E

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Most folks here have mentioned the most famous examples, so I'll offer "Bye Bye Beautiful" by Nightwish, in which the band exorcised the demons of their bitter breakup with former singer Tarja.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTdhXxxWREo
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Sirens by Cher Lloyd

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Scarborough Fair is a rather classic example. Centuries old.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:25 AM
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There's Mary Chapin Carpenter's "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," about how unfulfilling it is to be a stay-at-home Mom.
I always interpreted this as a woman who's in, and later leaves, a stale marriage with a good man who nevertheless takes her for granted.

Another song for this thread is "Bad Time" by Grand Funk Railroad. It was inspired by the demise of Mark Farner's first marriage.
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Well, we can probably presume that the ex-boyfriend referenced in Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" fell out of love with her, seeing how good things seem to be going with his new girlfriend and all.

In Seven Mary Three's "Cumbersome", the singer's girlfriend seems on her way to falling out of love with him...
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Maggie May, Rod Stewart. Link goes to Susanna Hoffs cover. Reason: Button, cute as a.
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"Breakfast at Tiffany's" - Deep Blue Something
"Unbreak My Heart" & "How Could an Angel Break My Heart" - Toni Braxton
"And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going" - from Dreamgirls
"What Will I Tell My Heart" - Vanessa Williams
"Cold Day in July" - Dixie Chicks
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Stones: It's All Over Now

Written by Bobby Womack / Shirley Womack, whoever they were.
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"How Do You Tell Someone" by Cowboy Mouth
How do you tell someone you don't love them?
How do you tell someone you don't care anymore?
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"I Can't Make You Love Me" sung by Bonnie Raitt
Isn't that about unrequited love vs lost love?
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Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind." When it was released, people asked him if things were okay between him and his long-time wife Midge. He replied "They were and are." The couple is still together
Not on subject but this reminds me of Paul Simon when asked about My Little Town. He reportedly said something like 'It came from my imagination. I'm from Queens."
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The thunder rolls
and the lightnin' strikes.
Another love grows cold
on a sleepless night.
As the storm goes on
out of control
Deep in her heart,
the thunder rolls.


By Garth Brooks.

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"When You're Alone" by Bruce Springsteen

Now it ain't hard feelings or nothin' sugar
That ain't what's got me singing this song
It's just nobody knows baby where love goes
But when it goes it's gone gone
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The obsessive music geeks at Billboard(yes, that Billboard) have a Top 30 Breakup Songs of all time that may have what you're looking for.

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That's practically a genre all its own....

I'll offer up....

"You Used to Love to Dance" by Melissa Etheridge
"Brick" by Ben Folds Five
"Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles

...and an honorable mention: "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon, where the ending is a bit ambiguous.
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Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Taxi and Sequel - Harry Chapin
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Gosh, now that I think about it, woouldn't it be hard to find popular music acts that don't have songs like this?

In another thread I mentioned two musicians yesterday, Gwen Stefani and Lisa Loeb. I'd guess "I Don't Love You Anymore, Or You Don't Love Me Anymore, Or Hell, Maybe It's Both" songs comprise half their catalogues. No Doubt's "Don't Speak" is already noted, and hell, they actually have a song called "Ex-Girlfriend."
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I've Never Been To Me - Charlene

These two are not 100% clear that it was a loveless relationship / ending

I'm Not Lisa - Jessi Colter
Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
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Paul Simon 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
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The problem is all inside your head she said to me
The answer is easy if you take it logically
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover

She said it's really not my habit to intrude
Furthermore, I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued
But I'll repeat myself at the risk of being crude
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover
Fifty ways to leave your lover

You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan

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Requiring only a small assumption:

Left standing in the lurch
At a church were people saying,
My God, that's tough
She stood him up
No point in us remaining
We may as well go home
As I did on my own

Alone again, naturally
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I'm probably in a set consisting of one, but I've always found the following couplet from Public Image Ltd's Flowers of Romance to be the most efficient ever written to signal one person's lack of love for another:

I bought you flowers
You wanted chocolates instead

the song also ends with a pair of lines which equally efficiently encapsulate ennui, defeat and disillusionment:

I'll take the furniture
Start all over again

The rest of the lyrics are pretty opaque though.
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Stones: It's All Over Now

Written by Bobby Womack / Shirley Womack, whoever they were.
Are you saying you don't know who Bobby Womack was? Or that there are additional unknown writers and/or writers named "whoever they are"? Either way, surprising.
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You're All I Need - Mötley Crüe

It's a joke, but it fits, and it's even a got a good backstory:

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Convinced his girlfriend at the time had been cheating on him with actor Jack Wagner, who was then enjoying a taste of pop stardom with his hit single "All I Need," Sixx wrote his own song — then played it for his ex. "I took the cassette over to her apartment and I didn't say anything. I just had a little cassette player and I just played it for her, and she started crying, and I walked out the door," he later told Rolling Stone. "I was like, 'Well now, that's that.'"
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Take These Chains From My Heart, Hank Williams

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You're grow cold and no longer care for me
All my faith in you is gone but the heartaches linger on
Take these chains from my heart and set me free
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Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
I don't think this one counts - he was looking to leave his woman, but then discovered they had shared interests. One assumes that they had never talked to each before.

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Wayne Newton - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - A father is leaving his daughter behind at the airport
But he doesn't leave her - he goes back to his wife to give it another try because of his daughter.
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Paul Simon 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
This song has been mentioned at least 3 times before this post, but does it really fit the criteria? It's one person telling another person how to leave a relationship, not one person falling out of love with another.
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Fairytale of New York by the Pogues
I have been told more than once by the English, usually on or about Christmastime, that this is a beautiful love song. Also, they aren't breaking up or falling out of love.

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I don't think I've seen "If You Could Read My Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot mentioned yet. Written while he was separating from his wife, it expresses the point of view of a guy who's out of love, but wishes he wasn't, but also can't explain any of that. I'm in a happy marriage and it almost moves me to tears each time, the poor bastard.
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Yesterday seems like it's about lost love, not love that stopped.
The best song from The Beatles for the OP subject is "For No One"

Partial lyrics.

Your day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all the words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you

She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you

And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years!
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If you include any breakup songs, you will list about half the songs that exist. If you want one where people just fall out of love, I would suggest
It's Too Late by Carole King.
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Christina Perri, "Jar of Hearts": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbMI5bzVv8A
Missy Higgins, "Where I Stood": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0qRb7KTm6U
Brad Paisley, "I'm Gonna Miss Her": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j33QPebaxe4
Toby Keith and Merle Haggard, "She Ain't Hooked On Me": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjczzCI5qG4
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Yet another that comes to mind: "Knowing Me, Knowing You" by ABBA.
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Here Comes Goodbye by Rascal Flatts
Broken Dreams by Patti Austin
Her Town Too by James Taylor
I Heard it Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
We Are Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
Neon Moon by Brooks & Dunn
Smoking Gun by The Robert Cray Band
Misunderstanding by Genesis
How Long by Ace
Any Day Now by Ronnie Milsap
Trying to Get the Feeling Again by Barry Manilow

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This one is a beautiful song that may apply, but some of the lyrics are a bit confusing... “Thoigh you’re someone in this world that I’ll always choose to love, from now on you’re only someone that I used to love”. But the rest of the song makes it clear it’s over.

Someone That I Used to Love by Natalie Cole:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H89_X3v0c9g
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Since Send In The Clowns got mentioned already, and it's a beautiful example of what the OP was looking for, here instead is a humorous song from Horton Heat about dealing with property division in the aftermath: Galaxy 500. http://www.metrolyrics.com/galaxy-50...rton-heat.html

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You have a thang he's just a friend
I can't believe that this is the end
But things aint so bad
Cause I got a Galaxy 500
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