Looking out the window, you see a pretty girl in a pink dress. And you are reminded how your sweetheart loved the color pink. Walking down the lane, a handsome guy rides past you. You recall the days when you used to ride along with your lover around the city. Those beautiful days are just memories. But, unfortunately, with memories of love come the agony of break-ups and heartbreak.
At some point in life, we all have been subject to breakups. That one moment when our head says, ‘Who cares?’ And your heart whispers, ‘You do, stupid…’
Yes, breaking up is hard. In fact, it hurts so much that most of the best songs ever produced have originated from this very source – pain and agony. For every whimsical song about love’s dazzling highs, there’s an agonized tune for heartbreaking lows. And a good breakup playlist is the best guide to get you through the various stages of mourning. It is any day better than any overpriced therapist. Our guarantee!
And don’t feel guilty if you put one song or the entire playlist on repeat mode as you tackle the break-up blues. After all, we all need a good cry once in a while.
So crank up your music devices and get ready for a therapeutic sob-sob session.
Our first reaction to splitting-up is denial. But once the feeling settles in, we tend to be heart-broken. We try to understand what went wrong and where. Remembering the beautiful moments spent together. And the disbelief that it’s over leaves you shattered.
These songs empathize with your state of mind.
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares To You
Lyrics: "Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby, where did I go wrong?"
Kelly Clarkson – Cry
Lyrics: "Is it over yet?
Can I open my eyes?
Is this as hard as it gets?
Is this what it feels like to really cry?"
Some of you may just sit in a corner and sulk. But there are many others for whom splitting-up means a rush of emotions. Rather rush of WT*$. All you feel like doing is lashing out and screaming at the top of your voice. A good way to vent and deal with a heartbreak.
So you’ll definitely be able to relate to these songs.
Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know
Lyrics: "Well you said that we would still be friends.
But I’ll admit that I was glad that it was over."
Three Days Grace – I Hate Everything About You
Lyrics: "Every feeling that I get…
But I haven’t missed you yet…"
State: You Want Them Back
Missing your special one terribly? But sleepless nights won’t help. In fact, it makes the matter worse. It’s on such lonely nights that your emotions get the better of you. And all you want from life is to get your ex back in your life.
Listen to these tracks. We needn’t say anything more.
Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
Lyrics: "It’s a quarter after one, I’m all alone and I need you now
Said I wouldn’t call but I lost all control and I need you now."
Britney Spears – Everytime
Lyrics: "And everytime I try to fly, I fall
Without my wings, I feel so small
I guess I need you, baby"
State: They Cheated? You Are Better off Without Them
Your so-called lover has been cheating on you, all this while? Guess it’s high time you called the relationship off. It may hurt, but it will feel good once its over. And you can enjoy life all over again, on your terms. Sounds good? Take a cue from these songs.
Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
Each line in the song will leave you stronger. But our pick is:
Lyrics: "You had your chance, you blew it
Out of sight, out of mind
Shut your mouth, I just can’t take it"
Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
Lyrics: "Maybe next time, he’ll think before he cheats."
State: All set to move on…
Are you meant to be lonely forever? Nope. You might have spent several sleepless nights crying. But you must realize, you can’t change the other person’s mind. So, its high time you get ready to move. No more sulking over your ex. Life is beautiful. Don’t waste it over unnecessary people.
Adele – Someone Like You
Lyrics: "Nevermind I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too."
The Band Perry – Done
Lyrics: "You’re page one I’d like to burn
Bottle up the ashes, smash the urn
I’m through with you, la ti da
I don’t wanna be part of your fun
All I wanna be is… Done!"
Sounds interesting? Don’t forget to listen to the entire track. These break-up songs are just a few suggestions. If you have a favorite track that helped you get through a breakup, do share with us and let us know. Write your ideas in the comment box and together let’s make this list even better.