'''Basic Trope''': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A song about the end of a relationship]] and all the emotions that come with it.
* '''Straight''': [[TeenIdol Alice]] breaks up with her boyfriend of 5 years, Bob, and [[CreatorBreakdown channels her]] [[WriteWhatYouKnow feelings]] into a song.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Replace "song" with whole album.
** The song is particularly dark, such as a MurderBallad.
** Alice writes a breakup song about a relationship that lasted all of five ''hours''.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice writes an AntiLoveSong not too long after the breakup with Bob.
* '''Justified''': Music is an emotional catharsis, and breakups (particularly of long-term relationships and marriages) are usually pretty painful to some degree.
* '''Inverted''': Alice gets together with Bob and writes a {{Silly Love Song|s}}.
* '''Subverted''': Alice writes a song about the end of a relationship, but is still with Bob.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** [[WordOfGod According to Alice]], the song is about her breakup with [[RomanticFalseLead Charles]], the guy she was engaged to some years ago before he left her and she ended up dating Bob.
** Or, her relationship with Bob was kind of rocky when she wrote the song, and she and Bob wind up ending the relationship [[HarsherInHindsight not too long after]].
* '''Parodied''': The entirety of Alice's repertoire is composed of break-up songs. BonusPoints (for comedy and tragedy) if EACH song is based on [[SerialRomeo a different person!]] (Yeah, [[LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces her experience with romance has been THAT bad!]])
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''':
** Alice writes only SillyLoveSongs.
** Alice composes only instrumental music or ElectronicMusic.
** Alice is not a singer or songwriter.
* '''Enforced''':
** CreatorBreakdown
** "[[ExecutiveMeddling We want you]] [[MusicIsPolitics to write something that caters to]] those who like their music on the DarkerAndEdgier side...you know, those {{Angst}}y {{Emo Teen}}s."
* '''Lampshaded''': "ThisIsASong/ About breaking up with Bob/ Unlike our relationship/ It's pretty long..."
* '''Invoked''':
** Alice breaks up with her boyfriend of 5 years, Bob, and is feeling very sad and angry about it.
** Alice breaks up with Bob [[MuseAbuse for something to write a song about]].
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Since Alice's image as a TeenIdol is anything but {{Angst}}y, she doesn't write any songs about it.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Reconstructed''': The song [[CatharsisFactor helps Alice through her grief]] over the end of the relationship, and she is eventually able to move on.
* '''Played For Laughs''': The song includes a lot of BlackComedy.
* '''Played For Drama''': The song works as a form of minor insight into Alice's psyche, and it's evident that she's emotional devastated and on the verge of a CreatorBreakdown... [[DrivenToSuicide Or even worse]].
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Deconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???