Gwen Stefani's - tortured love (or used to love) pop ballad "Used To Love You"is an instant classic. One of those songs that everyone can relate to instantly. The mournful synth keys and the rushed passages in the chorus feel, to me, very much like a Cindy Lauper track. Not sure if Cindy inspired Gwen but it would not surprise me because when you are hurting, when you are love sick, Cindy Lauper is probably on all our soundtracks. Now "Used To Love You" will undoubtedly embrace the hearts of millions of people especially when they have been bruised and battered by someone who they used to love.
The official video, eh... I will not say much about it because of my utmost respect (and love) for Gwen Stefani except to say that in my humble opinion it does not do justice to the song. Song rocks though and in the end that is all that matters.