Lindsey Buckingham celebrates his birthday today (October 3). While his entire body of work should be celebrated, one song he wrote in particular often sticks out. Years after its release, it remains one of the best breakup songs ever.
That got us thinking about all of the other incredible breakup songs in the classic rock genre. (Spoiler: There are A LOT.) Somehow, we’ve narrowed down our favorites to a tight eight-track playlist. We sincerely hope you’ll enjoy it in honor of Buckingham’s birthday. Perhaps, this list may find you while you’re working through a breakup of your own. If so, grab the tissues, because this one is about to get sad. Also, there are plenty of fish in the sea. You’re going to be already and will get through this.