Fun fact: the guy Billie Joe is hugging is Jon Ginoli, the lead singer and guitarist of Pansy Division, a gay punk rock band from San Francisco. Jon is openly gay, and he had a gay crush on Billie Joe.
The Holy Trinity of Breakup Songs Written About Joe Jonas
It would be irresponsible to spend a week writing about the Jonas Brothers without discussing all the breakup songs that were written about Joe Jonas. Joe dated three female artists during the time he was in a band with his brothers, and each of them wrote several songs about him (and only one of them is sort of flattering). There are three that really stand out, to me (and are my personal favorites of the whole bunch).
Potential Breakup Song (Aly & AJ)
Joe and AJ Michalka met in December of 2005 and dated for a little over a year. Everything came crashing down when he didn’t call her on her birthday (“What kind of a boyfriend would forget that? Who would forget that?”) inspiring Aly & AJ’s biggest hit. I adore the premise of this song. Is this the end? AJ has a feeling this might be the end, and she’d like to know because she has this album she’s working on and it could use a great breakup song.
Best line: “Cause without me you know you’re lost. Minus you I’m better off. Soon you will know”
(Other Aly and AJ songs about Joe include “Division”, and “Closure”)
Gonna Get Caught (Demi Lovato)
Demi and Joe didn’t really date until 2010 (it only lasted a few months and ended with one of the wildest Teen Vogue cover story’s ever. They had done a photoshoot and interview for the mag and then broke up two weeks before it was released. They then both called the interviewer separately to comment on the end of their relationship) but there was an on again/off again, will they/wont they thing going on for a while. As Demi lets us know in this song, Joe was a total player. What I love most about this song is that Demi co-wrote it with Nick, WHILE JOE WAS IN THE ROOM. Seriously. (Nick and Demi talk about this in an interview with Stephen Colbert) Getting to play the song you wrote about a boy who wronged him while he is in the room is one thing, but writing it right in front of him?!? With his brother?!? Incredible.
Best line: “I’m your number one, or I’m gone”
(Other songs by Demi about Joe include “Mistake” and “Without the Love”)
Forever & Always (Taylor Swift)
We’ve arrived at the infamous 25 second phone call. Yes, Joe Jonas ended his four month relationship with Taylor Swift with a phone call that only lasted only 25 seconds. The breakup happened just before Taylor was going to release her second album Fearless (which would become her first album to win the Grammy for Album of the Year) she wrote and recorded this song at the last minute and put it on the album. She then went on Ellen and announced to the world how her relationship with Joe ended and let everyone know exactly what song was about him. This was the first (and as you all know, not the last) Taylor Swift song about a famous ex-boyfriend. Look what you made her do Joe, LOOK WHAT YOU MADE HER DO.
(Other songs by Taylor about Joe include “Better Than Revenge”, “Last Kiss” and “Holy Ground”)
I love you. You’re amazing. Don’t let anyone bring you down. You are your own person. Don’t let anyone control you. Be yourself. You are loved. If today was great, good for you. If today was shitty, then tomorrow will be a better day. When life gets hard, it will soon get better. You’ll be successful. Just remember, you are loved. It will get better.
On this day: One month after the rematch of their 2005 classic, the X Division Title is once again up for grabs between Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe and AJ Styles, but this time in an Ultimate X match which Daniels wins to take home his second X Division Championship. (3/12/06)