"Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken" is a song by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions from the 1984 album Rattlesnakes.[1][2]

"Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken"
Single by Sandie Shaw
B-side"Steven (You Don't Eat Meat)"
Songwriter(s)Neil Clark, Lloyd Cole
Producer(s)Clive Langer, Alan Winstanley
Sandie Shaw singles chronology
"Hand in Glove"
"Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken"

The song was covered by Sandie Shaw in 1986.[3][4] Her version reached number 68 in the UK Singles Chart in June that year.[5]

In 2006, Camera Obscura made an answer song called "Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken".[6][7]

Cole's original version of the song appeared on the 2013 indie pop compilation album, Scared to Get Happy: A Story of Indie-Pop 1980–1989.


  1. ^ "Lloyd Cole – Period Piece: New music". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Rattlesnakes (Deluxe Edition)". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken?". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Sandie Shaw The Very Best Of Sandie Shaw Review". bbc.com.uk. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 495. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Camera Obscura". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Lloyd I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken". amazon.com. Retrieved 2 December 2013.