24 Most Empowering Break Up Songs

24 Most Empowering Break Up Songs

After a rough break up, these songs could make you feel like you run the world.

There is no way to describe break ups besides the fact that they suck. There is no worse feeling than having to rebuild after losing a part of yourself. There are several distinct phases of a breakup. There's the first phase which is shock. This phase doesn't last long but it is there. After so long, you cannot believe it's actually over. The second phase is heartbreak. You will begin to play the best memories over and over again and beat yourself up about it. "When did it go wrong? Was it my fault?" The third and finally phase, which is my favorite, is the empowering phase. It's when you finally stop sulking and you realize how amazing you are. It is their loss and you need to know that. When this phase hits, there is little to do besides blast music and dance around with your best friends, and these are the best songs to do that too.

1. "Independence Day" by 5 Seconds of Summer

"I'm over this. I'm over you. I'm not gonna waste my life away. This is my independence day."

2. "Really Don't Care" by Demi Lovato

"Even if the stars and moon collide, I never want you back into my life. You can take your words and all your lies, oh oh oh I really don't care!"

3. "7 Things" by Miley Cyrus

"You're vain, your games, you're insecure. You love me, you like her. You make me laugh, you make me cry, I don't know what side to buy!"

4. "I Look So Good (Without You)" by Jessie James

"Hey boy, I would of thought that when you left me I'd be broken with my confidence gone, so bummed. Hey boy, I would of thought that when you said that you don't want me, I'd feel ugly n sense something was wrong. Standing in front of the mirror, my skin's never been clearer. My smile's never been brighter."

5. "Too Little Too Late" by JoJo

"It's just too little too late a little too wrong, And I can't wait. But you know all the right things to say- you know it's just too little too late.You say you dream of my face, but you don't like me, you just like the chase. To be real It doesn't matter anyway, you know it's just too little too late"

6. "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

"But since you been gone, I can breathe for the first time. I'm so moving on yeah, yeah! Thanks to you, Now I get what I want, Since you been gone"

7. "Picture to Burn" by Taylor Swift

"I hate that stupid old pickup truck you never let me drive. You're a redneck heartbreak who's really bad at lying. So watch me strike a match on all my wasted time. As far as I'm concerned you're Just another picture to burn"

8. "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce

"You must not know about me, you must not know about me, I could have another you in a minute- Matter of fact, he'll be here in a minute, baby. You must not know about me, you must not know about me, I can have another you by tomorrow- So don't you ever for a second get to thinking You're irreplaceable."

9. "Best Thing I Never Had" by Beyonce

"I wanted you bad, I'm so through with that. 'Cause honestly you turned out to be the Best thing I never had You turned out to be the Best thing I never had. And I'm gon' always be the best thing you never had Oh I bet it sucks to be you right now."

10. "Break Free" by Ariana Grande feat. Zedd

"This is the part when I say I don't want ya, I'm stronger than I've been before. This is the part when I break free Cause I can't resist it no more"

11. "Gotta Go My Own Way" by High School Musical 2

"I'm leaving today 'Cause I gotta do what's best for me, You'll be okay. I've got to move on and be who I am I just don't belong here, I hope you understand. We might find our place in this world someday But at least for now, I gotta go my way."

12. "Drunk Girls Don't Cry" by Maren Morris

"You say he saw the light, the slate is clean. He swears up and down that it's gonna be Different this time, That's like saying drunk girls don't cry"

13. "White Horse" by Taylor Swift

"Cause I'm not your princess, this ain't a fairytale. I'm gonna find someone someday who might actually treat me well. This is a big world, that was a small town, There in my rear view mirror disappearing now. And its too late for you and your white horse Now its too late for you and your white horse, to catch me now."

14. "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy

"One night and one more time, Thanks for the memories even though they weren't so great. He tastes like you, only sweeter. One night, yeah, and one more time. Thanks for the memories, Thanks for the memories."

15. "Clean" by Taylor Swift

"You're still all over me like a wine-stained dress I can't wear anymore. Hung my head as I lost the war, and the sky turned black like a perfect storm. Rain came pouring down when I was drowning, that's when I could finally breathe. And by morning gone was any trace of you, I think I am finally clean"

16. "Gives You Hell" by All American Rejects

"When you see my face, Hope it gives you hell, Hope it gives you hell. When you walk my way, Hope it gives you hell, Hope it gives you hell. If you find a man that's worth a damn and treats you well. Then he's a fool you're just as well Hope it gives you hell."

17. "Fade" by Kanye West

"I think I think too much, I feel it. Your love is fadin' I feel it."

18. "So Yesterday by Hilary Duff

"Come tomorrow it will seem, So yesterday, so yesterday. I'm just a bird that's already flown away- Laugh it off let it go and, When you wake up it will seem So yesterday, so yesterday. Haven't you heard that I'm gonna be okay."

19. Ridin' Solo by Jason Derulo

"I'm puttin' on my shades to cover up my eyes, I'm jumpin' in my ride, I'm heading out tonight. I'm solo, I'm ridin' solo, I'm ridin' solo, I'm ridin' solo, solo. I'm feeling like a star, you can't stop my shine, I'm loving cloud nine, my head's in the sky I'm solo, I'm ridin' solo, I'm ridin' solo, I'm ridin' solo, solo"

20. Titanium by David Guetta

"I'm bulletproof- nothing to lose, Fire away, fire away. Ricochet- you take your aim, Fire away, fire away. You shoot me down but I won't fall, I am titanium. You shoot me down but I won't fall. I am titanium"

21. That's What You Get When You Let Your Heart Win by Paramore

"That's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa. That's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa. I drowned out all my sense with the sound of its beating (beating). And that's what you get when you let your heart win, whoa."

22. Heartless by Kanye West

"You wait a couple months then you gon' see, You'll never find nobody better than me"

23. Potential Break Up Song by Ally and AJ

"The type of guy who doesn’t see what he has until she leaves. Don’t let me go cause without me, you know you’re lost. Wise up now or pay the cost. Soon you will know"

24. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

"That's all they really want, Some fun. When the working day is done Girls - they want to have fun, Oh girls just want to have fun"

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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved

To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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