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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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.

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Poetry On Odyssey: I was I am

A poem for those struggling with who they were.


it seems almost like a page

in someone else's book now

how there was

a time that i thought

i could have been happy

with someone like you

a million years before

i knew who i was

and that i should mean so much more

than i ever did to you

i almost can't remember

the way you held your elbows or

the way you said the letter o or

the way you told me goodnight

it seems now

that all i can recall

are my relentless tears and

the fear that this was the love

that everyone spoke about

the fear that this

was what id have to live with

for the rest of my life

i remember those late nights

just you and i

you always got what you wanted

i was always too afraid to upset you

looking back i wonder why

i couldnt leave you then

but you kept me

my misery maintained until

i felt like nothing

that night was the record scratch

When I knew my life

Shouldn't be like this.

It wasn't until I finally broke our ties

That I started to remember

Who I am.

But my mind is clear now.

I can remember

How strong I am,

How perfectly happy I am

On my own.

It seems almost like a page

In someone else's book now.

You're finally fading away.

I just wish my scars could fade as quickly.

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