13 Ex-Lovers Who Deserved to Be Blasted in Songs

Britney Spears, John Mayer, and other now-infamous exes
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2011 10:59 AM CST
John Mayer performs on the NBC "Today" television program in New York Friday, July 23, 2010.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – British singer-songwriter Adele is getting tons of acclaim for her second album, 21, which is entirely about one person: the guy who broke her heart. In her honor, New York lists 13 of the most deserving exes famously called out in song:

  • Nick Jonas: In Miley Cyrus’s “7 Things,” she recounts all the teenage-y wrongs he did her, like being vain and liking other girls.
  • John Mayer: Taylor Swift’s “Dear John” is about him, but it didn’t really enact too much vengeance, considering Mayer is probably jazzed Swift penned a song about him.

  • Amber Rose: Kanye West’s “Blame Game,” in which he complains about a lover who, among other things, let her brother buy cocaine with his money, is likely about the model.
  • Anna Gordy: Marvin Gaye’s ex-wife got a whole album named for her—Here, My Dear—after she was awarded a chunk of his royalties in the divorce agreement. But he got the last laugh—the album is considered a landmark.
  • Britney Spears: She cheated, Justin Timberlake wrote “Cry Me a River,” and we all know who won in the end: Timberlake, who is starring in Oscar-nominated movies while Spears is still trying to live down that head-shaving incident.
Click for the complete list, or check out more on Adele’s album.

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