20 Songs You Need To Hear Post-Breakup

20 Songs You Need To Hear Post-Breakup

Embrace the healing power of music.

Getting over a breakup isn't always easy. But, thankfully, we have music to make it better.

Stage 1: Denial.

Properly mourning a breakup always needs some Taylor Swift.

"Forever and Always" by Taylor Swift.

" Baby, what happened, please tell me, cause one second it was perfect, now you're halfway out the door. And I stare at the phone, he still hasn't called, and then you feel so low you can't feel nothing at all, and you flashback to when he said forever and always."

"I Almost Do" by Taylor Swift.

"I just wanna tell you it takes everything in me not to call you. And I wish I could run to you, and I hope you know that every time I don't- I almost do."

Stage 2: Sadness.

"White Horse" by Taylor Swift.

"I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairytale. I'm not the one you'll sweep off her feet, lead her up the stairwell. This ain't Hollywood, this is a small town. I was a dreamer before you went and let me down... I had so many dreams about you and me, happy endings."

"Last Kiss" by Taylor Swift.

"So I watch your life in pictures like I used to watch you sleep, and I feel you forget me like I used to feel you breathe. And I keep up with our old friends just to ask them how you are."

"Sad Beautiful Tragic" by Taylor Swift.

"In dreams I meet you in warm conversation. We both wake in lonely beds in different cities. And time is taking its sweet time erasing you. And you've got your demons, and, darling, they all look like me."

"All Too Well" by Taylor Swift.

"You taught me 'bout your past, thinking your future was me, and I know it's long gone, and there was nothing else I could do. And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to... And you call me up again just to break me like a promise, so casually cruel in the name of being honest, now I'm a crumpled up piece of paper lying here..."

"I Never Told You" by Colbie Caillat.

"I miss everything about you, I can't believe I still want you... I see your blue eyes every time I close mine."

"Used To Love You" by Gwen Stefani.

"You know I was the best thing that ever happened to you, now look at what you lost. I don't know why I cry, but I think it's cause I remembered for the first time since I hated you that I used to love you."

"Confetti" by Sia.

"'I'm hanging with the boys,' you said, 'workin' late to pay our bills,' but I found lipstick on your collar. Wasn't my color. I watched you slip, slip away, no explanation... No I won't miss you, I won't cry, I don't regret it."

"Wide Awake" by Katy Perry.

"'Til I woke up on, on the concrete. Falling from cloud nine, crashing from the high,
I'm letting go tonight."

Stage 3: Anger.

"Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" by Pink.

"I will do what I please, anything that I want. I will breathe, I will breathe, I won't worry at all. You will pay for your sins, you'll be sorry my dear, all the lies, all the why's, will all be crystal clear. I think I've finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much, I think this might be it for us. Blow me one last kiss!"

"Leave" by JoJo.

"Get out, leave, right now! It's the end of you and me. It's too late now and I can't wait for you to be gone, cause I know about her, and I wonder how I bought all the lies. You said that you would treat me right but you was just a waste of time!"

"Part of Me" by Katy Perry.

"This is the part of me that you're never gonna ever take away from me. Throw your sticks and your stones, throw your bombs and your blows, but you're not gonna break my soul."

"Fighter" by Christina Aguilera.

"If it wasn't for all that you tried to do, I wouldn't know just how capable I am to pull through, so I want to say thank you 'cause it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder. It makes me that much wiser, so thanks for making me a fighter."

"Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood.

"I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive, carved my name into his leather seats. I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights, slashed a hole in all four tires, maybe next time he'll think before he cheats."

"Picture To Burn" by Taylor Swift

"State the obvious, I didn't get my perfect fantasy. I realize you love yourself more than you could ever love me. So go and tell your friends I'm obsessive and crazy, that's fine."

"I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift.

"A new notch in your belt is all I'll ever be, and now I see... he was long gone when he met me, and I realize the joke is on me. I knew you were trouble when you walked in, so shame on me now."

"So What" by Pink.

"So what? I'm still a rock star, I got my rock moves, and I don't need you! And guess what? I'm having more fun, and now that we’re done, I'm gonna show you tonight, I'm alright, I'm just fine, and you're a tool!"

Stage 4: Healing.

"Take A Bow" by Rihanna.

"You put on quite a show, really had me going. But now it's time to go, curtain's finally closing."

"Best Thing I Never Had" by Beyonce.

"Thank God you blew it, thank God I dodged the bullet, I'm so over you... I used to want you so bad, I'm so through with that."

Cover Image Credit: Taylor Swift

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Even if they're there just to get famous, why can't I still enjoy their storylines?

If you're a fan of "The Bachelor," you've probably received some comments in the past regarding how 'dumb' the show is, how 'ridiculous' it is, or just other responses about how it's stupid for you to get emotionally invested in the show. I used to be one of those people — that is until I actually started watching the show.

I am now a "Bachelor" supporter/defender, and if you are at the receiving end of some of these comments, here are some responses to give to your haters who comment negatively about the show to you.

1. Have you even watched the show?

Many of the naysayers haven't given the show a proper chance, so if you're receiving this comment, try to get the person to actually watch and see if it changes their mind.

2. How is it different from loving a show with fictional characters?

Someone may be a die-hard fan of any fictional show without a problem, but when it's a popular reality show, it's different? Ask why they have a problem with this show particularly.

3. Why should I hate something so entertaining?

We all get enjoyment out of different things, and if my thing happens to be a twisting and turning reality dating show, why is that a problem?

4. Even if they're there just to get famous, why can't I still enjoy their storylines?

Sure, at this point there probably are many individuals who participate with hopes of fame after, but why should that stop me from loving what they get into on the show?

5. If they're actually there for love, why can't we support them?

Many people actually are looking for love on the show, so why should we discredit them for using a more non-traditional approach in their quest for happiness?

6. If you had the chance, you wouldn't want to participate to go on exciting trips and dates?

Even if you're happily in love, wouldn't it be cool for the chance to travel and meet new people and participate in lots of fun activities? "The Bachelor" dates are much more than a dinner for two, after all.

7. Why I can't I root for my favorites?

The show produces some interesting people, so why shouldn't I root for their success and get a kick out of their antics to watch them longer?

8. Isn't it cool that every season we get a chance to meet hilarious new people?

While getting deeper into shows with repeating characters is still great, isn't it fun that every season we get a whole new group of men or women to enjoy?

9. You might think it's dumb, but I think it's great

Plain and simple, if you like something, why should you care that others don't share your feelings? Just settle in and enjoy such an addictive show.

I hope you're all enjoying this season of "The Bachelor," and keep the haters away!

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A List Of Songs To Listen To Right Now

From Lorde, to Skrillex, to Maroon 5, to Fetty Wap.

1. Alone - Russ

2. DJ Tony - Dj Tony

(Apple Music Only)

3. Little Bit - Timeflies

4. No Drama - Tinashe, Offset

5. Sick Boy - The Chainsmokers

6. 50 Feet - SoMo

7. One at a Time - Alex Aiono, T-Pain

8. Happy Hour - Weezer, Odyssey

9. Don't Get Better Than That - LOCASH

10. Wilson - Fall Out Boy

11. Meant to Be - Landon Austin, Alexandra Albanese

12. Pulling Me Back In - Dylan Raymond

13. Into Her - Fetty Wap, Monty

14. I just need U. - toby Mac

15. Don't Cry For Me - Mat Kearney

16. Sleepy Eyes - Elohim, Whethan

17. Wait - Maroon 5

18. Two High - Moon Taxi

19. Homemade Dynamite - Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone, SZA

20. Would You Ever - Skrillex, Poo Bear

21. Take Me - OLYK, Mariana Thielen, Obregon

22. Bikini Body - Dawin, R. City

23. No Vacancy - OneRepublic

24. Give Love - Andy Grammer, Lunchmoney Lewis

25. Chasing Highs - ALMA

26. Top of the World - Moosh & Twist

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