Throughout his prolific music career, David Foster has written and produced some of the best love songs of all time. But just as David knows how to get romantic in a song, he also knows how to pen a tune that oozes with heartbreak.
Unfortunately, now that David and his wife of four years, Yolanda Foster, have decided to divorce, they may relate more to songs that fall into that latter category. But when you go through a breakup, sometimes the best thing to do is to just lay on your bed, put on some sad songs, and let the tears flow. So whether you unfortunately encounter a breakup of your own or are just looking to have a good cry, these songs from David's discography should definitely be on your playlist.
1. Un-Break My Heart, by Toni Braxton (1996)
David produced this 1996 hit that's all about wishing you could be reunited with your loved one to make the pain of heartache go away. The over-the-top orhchestral accompaniment to Toni Braxton's melodramatic vocals is the perfect soundtrack for wallowing in self-pity after a split. It's no wonder Yolanda said this song "has not so fun memories for me" in a September 2013 interview with All Things Real Housewives.
2. You'll See, by Madonna (1995)
After a breakup, you're definitely allowed some time to feel sorry for yourself, but eventually, you've got to move on and get back on the horse — or the bull, if we're talking about Madonna's "You'll See," which was co-written by the Material Girl and David. After a listen to "You'll See," you'll be ready to show the world that you're better off without your former flame in no time.
3. To Love You More, by Celine Dion (1995)
David co-wrote this signature Celine Dion song about trying to make someone see that you'll love him or her more than the current love interest. This song could easily verge into pathetic territory, but the sweetness of the violin playing keeps it sounding hopeful.
4. I Will Always Love You, by Whitney Houston (1992)
Letting someone go always hurts, but sometimes it can be for the best. Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You," produced by David for The Bodyguard soundtrack, is one of the best musical expressions of that sentiment. No matter who you are or what you're currently going through, hearing Whitney hit that note is sure to make you feel all the feels.
5. After the Love Has Gone, by Earth, Wind & Fire (1979)
Don't let the soulful disco sound of Earth, Wind & Fire's "After the Love Is Gone," which was co-written by David, fool you. It may be the perfect jam to slowdance to, but it is dripping with sadness. Remembering the love you had before everything went wrong can often be the most tragic part of a breakup.
6. Who's Holding Donna Now, by DeBarge (1985)
Before we could stalk our exes on Facebook, we were only left to wonder what they were up to, as El DeBarge thinks about who his old boo Donna is with now that the two have broken up in this song co-written by David. "Who's Holding Donna Now" never answers that question, and sometimes it's best not to know the truth.
7. Hurricane, by Eric Benet (2005)
Though it's never easy to go through a painful experience like a breakup, you usually come out a stronger person for having gone through it. That's exactly what Eric Benet sings about in his song "Hurricane," which David co-wrote with the R&B singer. Sure, no one wants to go through a breakup, but if you have to, it's nice to know that you'll at least get something positive out of the experience.
If you're not quite ready to accept that Yolanda and David are divorcing after listening to these breakup songs, remember the couple the way they were by checking out the pics, below.
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