14 Songs That Should Absolutely Be On Your Breakup Playlist
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14 Songs That Should Absolutely Be On Your Breakup Playlist

"I can't believe that every day and every night, it's getting better with you out of my life." — Calvin Harris

14 Songs That Should Absolutely Be On Your Breakup Playlist

We've all experienced that horrible breakup when you don't know if you can function anymore. It's like you're numb both inside and out. Music, however, is the universal language that heals all broken hearts and repairs any shattered spirits.

1. you were good to me by Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler

This song makes me cry every time it comes on. It's a good song to cry to when the breakup is fresh or the wound has managed to reopen - you get to let your feelings out and by the time the song ends, you'll feel better. I promise.

Pivotal Lyric - And now I'm closin' every door / 'Cause I'm sick of wantin' more

2. A Thousand Bad Times by Post Malone

Post Malone always comes in clutch with the heartbreak songs. "A Thousand Bad Times" isn't necessarily a break-up song - it's a song that encourages you to keep going no matter how many times you get knocked down.

Pivotal Lyric - 'Cause I can take anything that you give me / It's gonna take a lot more to kill me, b*tch

3. You Don't Love Me by Folly Rae

This is the song you listen to when you're getting over the breakup and getting to that place where you can move on. A good bounce back anthem.

Pivotal Lyric - And I was wasting so much time / Waiting on these tears to dry

4. Goodbye My Lover by James Blunt

Everyone knows that James Blunt helped fuel the heartbreak anthems in the early 2000s with "You're Beautiful" and "Goodbye My Lover." It's the song you play when you just want to sit alone and reminisce on the good times and realize that you had amazing moments together, but it's time to say goodbye.

Pivotal Lyric - Goodbye my lover / Goodbye my friend / You have been the one / You have been the one for me

5. Let You Know by Cody

This can be a multiple use song - leaving toxic friends behind, pushing out negative family members, or finally getting the strength to leave that relationship.

Pivotal Lyric - I gave you my all, but you still want more / I thought you were proud, but it's not enough

6. Soul Searching by Bazzi

Given this song is more aimed at proving people wrong, the message is clear that it's okay to be alone and dig deep within yourself to find your worth.

Pivotal Lyric - On my own, by myself, soul searchin'

7. The Less I Know The Better by Tame Impala

Tame Impala's discography is more "nerdy disco" than breakup, but this one is about seeing your crush leave with someone that's not you and you wish and hope that they'll leave them for you.

Pivotal Lyric - I was doing fine without ya / Till I saw your face, now I can't erase

8. Laugh It Off by Chelsea Jade

Like the title says, laugh it off. You're moving on and the relationship may have been what you wanted, but it wasn't what you needed.

Pivotal Lyric - I'm not going into grievin' for you

9. Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton

Another tear-jerking song for when you're really missing that special someone and want them to come back and erase all of the pain that's coursing through your body.

Pivotal Lyric - Un-break my heart / Say you'll love me again / Undo this hurt you caused

10. I Fell In Love With The Devil by Avril Lavigne

This song can be for after leaving a toxic relationship. Hypothetically speaking, you fell for the devil and you need someone to save you, but realize that you're the only one who can save yourself - you've got this.

Pivotal Lyric - I fell in love with the Devil / And now I'm in trouble

11. Run to You by Whitney Houston

When all you want is to run to the person that hurt you because the reality is that they are your saving grace.

Pivotal Lyric - Can't you see the hurt in me? / I feel so all alone

12. How Do You Sleep? by Sam Smith

Cheaters are never a good reason to breakup, but knowing that you gave them all of you in the most honest way you could and they have to sleep knowing they lost the best thing ever.

Pivotal Lyric - I'm hopin' that my love will keep you up tonight

13. in my head by Ariana Grande

I create scenarios in my head to avoid reality - he was trash and everyone saw it except me because I wanted to see the best of him when he wasn't the best. I played myself because I lived in my head. We've all been there.

Pivotal Lyric - I saw your potential without seein' credentials

14. 11 Minutes by Halsey & YUNGBLUD

There's always time to save a relationship, but sometimes that clock has to run out.

Pivotal Lyric - You're the best I've ever had / You're the worst I've ever had

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