[Note: Originally published on Feb 28, 2011. Updated with footnotes]
Coming in at number three on my list is Bobby Womack’s “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” (from 1981’s The Poet). Unlike the other songs on this list, this ballad has balls (for lack of a better word). Bobby’s tired of his trifling, no-good, gold-digging woman, and walks out. No sad goodbyes, no regrets1.
“I’ll be looooong gone (and you’ll never find another man to treat you right)!”