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Happy Music Monday! 'Tis the season to spend time with family, and what does that mean? Interpersonal conflict! So today, in all our honor, Scott's got a playlist full of relationship issues. Maybe it'll distract you from that fight that's going on in the kitchen...

The Bangles - If She Knew What She Wants


Communication is key in human interaction. Unfortunately, we can't always put our feelings into words. Sometimes you can get along with someone so well, you assume they can read your mind… but then you get a little reminder that they can't.

More heartbreak to come! See you after the jump.

Human League - Don't You Want Me


Everybody's favorite '80s song is the story of two people with two stories who just can't figure out who's running the show. Really, who among us CAN'T identify with this poor waitress at a cocktail bar? Or, alternatively, the big important mogul. Everybody's been in both places at one time or another, after all.

Toni Braxton - Unbreak My Heart


Of course, when the smoke clears, we often want to rewind and go back to being close again. This Toni Braxton song might be about a far more serious situation than, say, fighting over what to get a brother-in-law for Christmas, but it's still the same basic concept, right?

Bruce Springsteen - Used Cars


But, of course, the only relationships aren't the romantic ones. Family bonds are some of the most powerful. This Springsteen song tells a sad, shared story of a frustrated family who knows they're getting a bad deal but kinda have to play along, because there's nothing else they can do. It's a brave face, sure, but in their heart they're all thinking what that little boy is thinking. And, under the music, you can hear how that frustration ties them all together.

James Ingram - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Wanna Be Right


At the end of the day, though, be it agape, philia or Eros, love is a thing we all share with each other. And all those emotions we have are bad, what in the world could possibly be good?

Escape your family by stopping by our room for the regular Music Monday enjoyment. Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use.


quality posts: 15 Private Messages dougall

CUD - Punishment Reward relationship.

Saint Etienne - Lose that Girl


quality posts: 68 Private Messages LarryLars

Talk about inner conflict:

Have you checked your Private Messages lately?


quality posts: 41 Private Messages chicken0102

"Little Blue Man" by Betty Johnson

It features a relationship with an imaginary being who loves her, but she wants him gone.


quality posts: 26 Private Messages tjamil

One of my favs, Wham! sings about an extremely frustrating relationship in "Everything She Wants"


quality posts: 83 Private Messages mossygreen

Uch, blanking on anything subtle, so here's Lydia Lunch:

Snakepit Breakdown


quality posts: 86 Private Messages CatCK

Ahh, if we could only read minds:

Sometimes you just can't figure someone out:

And just can't agree on anything:

But, you still try:


quality posts: 11 Private Messages vigilante1987

I remember reading there was a good deal of strife between Lennon and McCartney over the song "We Can Work It Out." Paul wanted it to sound more like this:


quality posts: 68 Private Messages LarryLars

The ambiguous

Have you checked your Private Messages lately?


quality posts: 60 Private Messages strawhousepig


Well, you got yer Lies, and you got yer All Lies.

Take yer pick.

Coffin Break and NoMeansNo respectively.


quality posts: 122 Private Messages miken927

Here I am, outside your house at three a.m. / Tryin' to think you out of bed

I Bet on Sky


quality posts: 122 Private Messages miken927

Rockin' tune, kind of a heartbreaking video...

I Bet on Sky


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You're the reason our kids are ugly - Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn

It seemed like a good idea at the time.


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I've always liked this one.

There is nothing quite like the holiday emotional roller coaster ride.


quality posts: 15 Private Messages dougall

Does this count as a 'relationship' ?

Claire + Friends - It's `Orrible being in love when you're 8½