PFU #002

USE: Dealing with Heartbreak – Shock and Anger Stages. For Her.

  1. Aretha Franklin – Chain of Fools [Extended Version]
  2. The Fitness – Dance This
  3. The Fiery Furnaces – Single Again
  4. Fabienne DelSol – I’m Gonna Haunt You
  5. The Slits – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  6. Loretta Lynn – The Pill
  7. Von Iva – Not Hot To Trot
  8. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Doing All Right With The Boys
  9. Lykke Li – I’m Good, I’m Gone
  10. France Gall – Laisse Tomber Les Filles [Chick Habit]
  11. Josie Cotton – Johnny, Are You Queer?
  12. Beyonce – Irreplaceable
  13. Petula Clark – Romeo
  14. The Duke Spirit – Love Is An Unfamiliar Name
  15. Big Mama Thornton – I Smell A Rat
  16. The Kimonos – You Better Run
  17. The Flirtations – Nothing But A Heartache
  18. Ladytron – Another Breakfast With You
  19. The 2 of Clubs – Heart
  20. Erykah Badu – Tyrone
  21. Annie – Take You Home



The Heartbreak Anthology continues all this week. Mixes for heartbroken Men and Women, Sad and Angry. Have a calm week.

Let The Healing Begin. The Heartbreak Anthology: Part 1.


Ka-Boom. This is the “official” beginning of Production For Use. For the first real post i didn’t want to leave anyone out. I tried to think of the most fitting and encompassing opening to a blog that aims to provide specified life soundtracks. Heartbreak was the only real answer.

Listening to music to deal with getting your heart stomped is probably the most common use of all music, ever since humans knew enough words to say “Fuck this, I’m leaving”.  I’m sure there’s a romantic explaination…something about the heart technically being an instrument. Cruelty and sensitivty appears to be engrained in our genetic make-up, therefore heartbreak is also the most common theme in music. It beats love songs by a mile…in numbers and appreciation. This isn’t surprising. Heartbreak is one of the only things everyone can relate to. Love songs are excessive supplements, break up songs are a necessity.

Against my better judgement I decided to take on the task of finding a handful of what I thought were the most useful songs for heartbreak. Not just song about heartbreak, but songs that would be useful when you are actually going through it. As you may imagine there is a long and diverse list. Heartbreak is never simple, even when it is.  Valentine’s Day seemed like the ideal place to start. PFU will be presenting several different collections of songs for romantic loss over the coming days. This is an attempt at a handy loveworn anthology. The mixes are gender specific and loosly follow the 7 stages of greif. The kick-off mix is for men, and the tone is angry.

Remember to please retain the song order.

PFU MIX #001

USE: Dealing with Heartbreak – Shock & Anger Stages. For Him.

  1. Steve Martin – How To Leave Your Lover
  2. Saul Williams – List of Demands (Reparations)
  3. Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia
  4. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – There’s Something Wrong With You
  5. Q65 – Get Out Of My Life Woman
  6. The Wu-Tang Clan – Dogshit
  7. The Rolling Stones – Some Girls
  8. Zeigenbock Kopf – I Know Sorry When I See It
  9. The Sonics – Shot Down
  10. The Lovemakers – Whine and Dine (DJ Cuba Gooding Jr. Remix)
  11. Crooked Fingers – Solitary Man
  12. Desmond Dekker – This Woman
  13. Willie Nelson – Bloody Mary Morning
  14. The Dirtbombs – Lost Love
  15. Half Japanese – 1,000,000 Kisses
  16. Baby Huey & Baby Sitters – Messin With The Kid
  17. The Cold War Kids – There’s Something Not Right With Me
  18. Ghostface Killah – You Know That I’m No Good (Ft. Amy Winehouse)
  19. The Bee Gees – Earnest of Being George
  20. Pere Ubu – Final Solution
  21. Phoenix – Consolation Prizes
  22. John Lee Hooker – I’m Bad Like Jesse James (Live)
  23. Journey – You’re On Your Own