Total Recall: Top Ten Songs About Divorce, Separation, & Marital Issues
Arguably one of the most famous marriages in the country, the relationship between American Democratic political royalty, Maria Shriver, and former heavyweight actor and Republican Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, seemed like an unlikely match to even the most open-minded. Despite public disbelief (and allegations of sexual misconduct), Schwarzenegger and Shriver were married for twenty-five years and had four children together.
However, it was recently announced that Schwarzenegger is the father of a ten-year-old out-of-wedlock child with one of the former staff members of his household. When the news went public, Shriver immediately separated from Schwarzenegger.
Music heals the soul. In honor of Shriver and all those who have had to go through a marital break-up, we compiled this list of Ten Songs About Divorce and Separation.
10. “Papers”-[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Usher[/lastfm]
A feeling we are sure Shriver knows well, in Usher’s song “Papers,” he loves his wife and reminisces about all the things he did for her. However, she is driving him crazy and Usher is ready to serve her with some papers:
I done damn near lost my mama, I done been through so much drama/I done turned into the man that I never thought I’d be/I’m ready to sign them papers, papers, papers.