3 – “Recovery” – Frank Turner.
I do love a good break-up song. So, no surprise that the top three songs feature two break up songs plus a band that I first fell in love with because of their most-excellent album all about getting your heart smashed.
Here Turner sings a very masculine break-up song. I say masculine because musically, this is a rollocking, sing-along with your boys while the pints are flowing at the pub song. Outwardly, it seems proud and defiant, telling the ex to piss off one last time. But the lyrics, which are top-notch, tell a story of a man who drove his love away and desperately wants her back. While he’s screaming with his boys, inside, the pain endures.