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December 7, 2013 4:30 PM   Subscribe

Need some music while I'm recovering from my broken elbow and hip.

I've got to George Michael "Careless Whisper" (never gonna dance again) and Mister Mister "Broken Wings" (take these broken wings and learn to fly again). Please give more songs along the broken theme. Sing along a plus, need not be danceable.
posted by crazycanuck to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Walking on broken glass
posted by littlesq at 4:39 PM on December 7, 2013

Devo: Step on a crack, break your mama's back (I don't have sound right now, apologies if they're playing some other song)
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:43 PM on December 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Oh I forgot - I was hurt in a bike accident, so falling is fair game as well.
posted by crazycanuck at 4:46 PM on December 7, 2013

"Free Falling" by Tom Petty, then, of course. Over and over while you're all hopped up on your pain meds.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:49 PM on December 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

Florence and the Machine's "Falling," then?

"I've fallen out of favor and I've fallen from grace
Fallen out of trees and I've fallen on my face
Fallen out of taxis, out of windows too..."

It's really a dark love song, but it's appealingly literal on its chosen subject, and no one can accuse it of being danceable. Good luck with your recovery!
posted by thesmallmachine at 4:50 PM on December 7, 2013

Dave Edmunds, "Crawling from the Wreckage"
The Beatles, "Blackbird"
posted by zorseshoes at 5:55 PM on December 7, 2013

Hurt So Good -John Mellencamp
King of Pain - The Police
posted by cecic at 7:32 PM on December 7, 2013

Pantera - "I'm Broken"
Rolling Stones - "Shattered"
Theme from "Gimme A Break"
Alicia Keys - "Fallin'"
Queen - "Bicycle Race"
Radiohead - "Bones"
Elliott Smith - "Taking A Fall"
Green Day - "Pulling Teeth"

Best wishes :)
posted by little_dog_laughing at 7:37 PM on December 7, 2013

Try The Bones of You or Fallen Angel by Elbow.

Nine Inch Nails - Piggy ("Black and blue and broken bones you left me here I'm all alone")

The Lucksmiths - Broken Bones ("Since I fell from my sweetheart's clutches/To a springtime spent on crutches")

Good luck!
posted by mountmccabe at 7:44 PM on December 7, 2013

The Doors - Break on Through
Patsy Cline - I Fall to Pieces
Tom Waits - Falling Down
Queen - Bicycle Race
posted by mollymayhem at 8:34 PM on December 7, 2013

Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
Bonnie Pink - Blackbird (cover, no video)
Friendly Fires - In the Hospital

Hope you feel better soon!
posted by wintersweet at 9:39 PM on December 7, 2013

Drowning Pool - Let the Bodies Hit the Floor
Metallica - Broken, Beat and Scarred
Tupac Shakur - Pain
Elbow - One Day Like This
The Heads - Damage I've done
SNS - Boom
Frou Frou - Let Go
Lonely Island - Threw it on the Ground
Bonus Track
posted by cashman at 11:23 PM on December 7, 2013

Oh jeez. You could be me, except I did it with a motorcycle (after 18 safe years on a bicycle ).

How Far We've Come -Matchbox 20

Seemed to me at the time to be a great positive affirmation with a good subtext of bitter, bitter anger.

Feel free to PM me - I have some experience with what a few weeks of not being weight-bearing can do for you.
posted by randomkeystrike at 5:59 AM on December 8, 2013

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