EW Staff
July 04, 2014 AT 04:00 AM EDT

1. Here, My Dear (1978)
Marvin Gaye’s offering to his then-estranged wife — who was also Motown boss Berry Gordy’s daughter.

2. Shoot Out The Lights (1982)
The sound of cult folkies Richard and Linda Thompson’s marriage disintegrating.

3. Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Gwen Stefani’s songs about bassist Tony Kanal made stars of a little-known SoCal ska band called No Doubt.

4. Sea Change (2002)
In which the end of a long-term relationship pushed arch ironist Beck to devastating honesty.

5. 21 (2011)
Adele never revealed the name of the man who did her wrong, but fair to say she won this round, no?

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