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20 Forgotten Breakup Songs of the ’90s That Will Shatter Your Heart

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-By Frank Donovan

Valentine’s Day is a double-edged sword. If you’re happily shacked up (or happily single), you can just skip this and have a great day.

But if you’re trying to get out of that toxic relationship before the 14th, or you’re already deep in the depths of a hellish split, or even if your broken heart is left unhealed by time, we’ve assembled 20 breakup songs that run the gamut—all deep cuts from the ’90s vaults.

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The Most ’90s Music Magazine Covers That Have Ever Happened

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-Frank Donovan

Long before Kim’s #BreakTheInternet Paper magazine cover —when hashtags were just pound signs— magazine covers were a whole lot simpler. In that mythical time known as the 1990s, our favorite artists like Fiona Apple, Janet Jackson and Beck posed with unironic joy, donned pleather outfits, and were surrounded by vague references to “hi-tech” things. We took a stroll down memory lane and picked up 35 of the splashiest ’90s covers from alt-rock to hip-hop on the covers of Rolling Stone to Spin.

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Which Members Of These Defunct Musician Couples Are Winning Today?

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If Sex and the City‘s character Samantha taught us anything, it’s that every breakup gives way to competition. Even if the breakup occurred on good terms, and especially if it didn’t, both parties automatically enter into the “Who’ll Die Miserable?” game. As with every game, there’s a winner, a loser, and occasionally, a tie. Who came out ahead of his or her ex in these past musician couples? Click through the photo gallery to find out.

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Transformation Tuesday: Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey is the undisputed Queen of Christmas, so she’s the perfect person to focus on in a special Christmas Edition of Transformation Tuesday! After all, she wrote and performed maybe the best (Christmas) song of all time. Mariah has been belting out the number ones since the early nineties and has slayed us with her incredible vocals and quirky personality ever since. Through the years she’s gone from natural and curly to curvy bombshell goddess and every sexy look in between. While Mariah’s hair may take many forms, she’s always serving up gorgeous gowns, a lot of cleavage and a big smile. And we’re sure we’ll be seeing Mariah belt out “All I Want For Christmas Is You” for the next few decades.

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20 Years Later, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” May Be The Greatest Song Ever Written

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It’s now December, the time when holiday panic overload sets in. Christmas music has begun infiltrating the airwaves, subtly at first, occasionally breaking up the Top 40 rotation, but getting more frequent as the days go on. Retail stores, cars, elevators…it’s everywhere! You’re reaching a breaking point until a song comes on that stops you dead in your tracks.
You know the one. It starts out with a cute little chime, a little jingle, opens up with brassy vocals and your eyes grow two sizes bigger just like the Grinch’s heart. You immediately don’t feel so bad maxing out credit cards, buying all the things and working all the hours to make Christmas happen. After 20 years, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” may very well be still be the greatest Christmas song of all time.

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Is Ariana Grande Coming For Mariah Carey’s Christmas Queen Crown With “Santa Tell Me”?

Ariana Grande released a new Christmas single, “Santa Tell Me,” today, and it’s as “kewt” as she said it would be. The festive love song doesn’t quite show off her vocal prowess as much as her performance at last night’s American Music Awards did, but the pop princess is nevertheless prepping us all for the holiday season. Though “Santa Tell Me” radiates her happy-go-lucky style, we can’t help but compare the single to the untouchable Christmas anthem “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by her idol, Mariah Carey. Is Grande coming for Carey’s long-term reign as Christmas Queen?

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Janet Jackson Vs. Mariah Carey: Battle Of The ’90s Queens

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In a music industry full of dynamite female acts, who reigns supreme as the ultimate pop goddess? It’s a daunting question, but we are determined to find the answer. Let’s get ready to rumble, because the next round of VH1?s Pop Queen Faceoff continues! Today we’re pitting two of music’s biggest divas — Janet Jackson andMariah Carey against each other for one glitter-soaked cat fight. Who will come out on top? You decide!

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