The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)

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"The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)"
Single by The Greg Kihn Band
from the album Rockihnroll
B-side "When the Music Starts"
Released May 1981
Genre Rock
Length 2:50
Label Beserkley
Writer(s) Greg Kihn, Steve Wright
Producer(s) Matthew King Kaufman
The Greg Kihn Band singles chronology
"Sheila"
(1981)
"The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)"
(1981)
"The Girl Most Likely"
(1981)

"The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" is a single by The Greg Kihn Band released in 1981 from their album, Rockihnroll. The song reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #5 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart. It has been featured in several films, including Let Me In (2010) and The House of the Devil (2009) as well as the hit video game Grand Theft Auto V (2013). It was sampled in "Gone" by Yelawolf on his Arena Rap EP.