"Cry Me A River," Justin Timberlake, Justified (2002, Jive)
Ah, Love. Where would modern music be without its unpredictable feelings of euphoria, jealousy, yearning and insecurity. Ninety percent of our iPods are music and lyrics devoted to love, sex and relationships, and when those relationships go sour—well, they produce the best tracks of all. And that is something even Kanye (808s and Heartbreak) and Swifty (every one of her revenge odes) can agree upon.
Don’t it make you sad about it? Justin’s unforgettable “Forget you” to Britney is perfect for a just-spurned revenge-seeker.