A Break-Up Playlist For New Years To Make You Feel Less Lonely

A Break-Up Playlist For New Years To Make You Feel Less Lonely

What a better way to start the year than by celebrating your new-founded singleness?

It's new years and you find yourself single? Don't worry—you're not the only one...

And I was wondering: what better way to celebrate your singleness than with a playlist made of sad break-up songs, right? So, I compiled 10 songs to share with you in your singleness. And if you're recently finding yourself single, then be warned: some of these songs might make you cry.

1. "Don't Forget" - Demi Lovato

Can we just take a second to appreciate Demi's pop-punk era? I lived for it.

However, if you're in the mood of wallowing in your sadness, this is a perfect song for you. Sometimes, it is really hard to forget such person. And other times, we wish for this particular person to never forget what we had, even if they found somebody else.

I think it is more heartbreaking when you realize the other person has totally forgotten about you and has moved on.

2. "All I Want" - Kodaline

FUN STORY: During finals week, my friend and I decided to pull an all-nighter. One of her friends decided to join us. We were listening to depressing music and weren't halfway through this song before the three of us were messily crying over our open books and laptops.

"All I Want" is the type of song that will bring the tears out of you the moment the first words are sung. The lyrics are so heart-wrenching, they can slice through any big boy's facade of strength and hostility.

In a summary, this song is a plea, where he's asking the person they lost to come back at least once; because if he could see them once more, he could die a happy man.

3. "Hard Feelings/ Loveless" - Lorde

I mean, the name of the song already gives you an idea of how the song might be. I've cried to this song, not going to lie. There is this one line that kind of hits me the most; it says, "Now we sit in your car, and our love is a ghost. Well, I guess I should go." I went through that, and it took me a long time to leave.

I was punched right in the face with this song. Just know that.

4. "Same Soul" - PVRIS

This is the song for the ex we can't forget. It's a eulogy to a somebody who doesn't remember you anymore, yet you wish to still be remembered by them. You wonder if they would recognize you in a different lifetime, in a new set of bones.

Despite the upbeat tempo of this song, if you listen to the lyrics and try to understand them, you'll understand how sad she is by being forgotten; you'll understand how desperate she is to be remembered by that specific person.

5. "Watch" - Billie Eilish

She's just a sixteen-year-old teenager, but she can sing from the soul with some of the best harmonies ever.

"Watch" literally set my life on fire as I heard this song. This is the empowering break-up song where you finally have the chance to move on past that person. In this song, she acknowledges the fact that this person set a fire in her, but she doesn't want anything or anyone to put it down.

It isn't because she's still into that person, but because that fire is precious in a sense. You get me? However, by almost the end of the song, she clearly says, "When you call my name, do you think I'll come running? You never did the same, so good at giving me nothing." She's learning from Dua Lipa.

6. "Miss Atomic Bomb" - the Killers

I'm not entirely sure if this is a break-up song, but I think this is a good song to listen after a break-up—or probably not really...

There's always that person who somehow can wreck us more than other people. This song is specifically about that atomic bomb that imploded in our lives. For a moment, everything was magic and fluorescent lights. But then, it all went boom and you were found in a desert, alone and miserable.

7. "Don't Come Home" - Emma Blackery

Not knowing what to say can be a pain in the ass, especially when you know a relationship is over, but you can't just bring yourself to do it. Or when that person can't either.

In this song, Emma takes the blame for how their relationship declined. She wonders why her partner is staying, even after all the walls she'd tried to build around her to fend away people. She wonders why this person is always coming back for her or waiting.

But in the end, she managed a way to tell him that they're better off alone, that he shouldn't be coming home to her anymore, but to somebody else.

8. "FU" - Miley Cyrus

Are you mad because your ex screwed you big time? This song will make you even angrier. Miley's vocals are powerful in this song, so you feel her anger towards her ex-partner. (Liam Hemsworth was dedicated some pretty badass songs if you ask me)

Besides, you can just yell out the lyrics of this song and feel so much better. She's pretty much telling FU to Liam in this song. (I mean, we all know who most of her break-up songs were about.)

9. "Little One" - Highly Suspect

This song is about a person scared of commitment. This song is about a person who was afraid of what a relationship could've been if it had continued. However, the person here is still pained by having to end the relationship, and he shows it with some of the most heart-wrenching lines:

"The places I took you, they seem so fucking empty. I have trouble going anywhere at all. Especially my own bedroom, and it stays awake to haunt me."

10. "What Kind of Man" - Florence and the Machine

This isn't exactly a break-up song. This song is more of a realization. You know you have to end with this particular person because their companionship is so toxic, but you just can't leave.

"What Kind of Man" talks about a man that loves in a way that shouldn't be done. He's controlling and a liar. She knows about him—but she just can't let go. He knows how to make himself a better image, how to hide that evil facade she can glimpse but can't escape.

But it's a good song to brood with after a breakup.

If you heard some sobbing in the background, it was probably me. Just letting you know that to write this, I had to hear some of those songs. Like I'd said before, they really know how to make you cry.

And if you are the kind of people that like wallowing in your pain and sadness (like me), I think you'll like some of these songs.

Cover Image Credit: Stocksnap

Popular Right Now

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.

Cover Image Credit: Warner Bros Pictures

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

10 Places From Movies And TV You Can Visit In Real Life

It's like stepping into Hollywood!


I am constantly so enamored by the world of Hollywood and by going to visit places I have seen on screen. It's always such an unreal feeling to see where my favorite pieces of entertainment were shot. Here are 10 places from some of our favorite movies to see and visit in the real world!

The High School from "10 Things I Hate About You"

If you have ever wanted to dance on the same stairs as Heath Ledger or just stand in the same courtyard as Julia Stiles then you're in luck! Along the water in Tacoma, Washington, Stadium High School is located which was used both inside and out as the high school from one of the greatest teen movies of all time. This school is massive and so beautiful it's almost Hogwarts level stunning.

Pacific Coast Academy from  "Zoey 101"

Growing up I always dreamed about going to Pacific Coast Academy and being best friends with Jamie Lynn Spears and one of those things can (kinda) become a reality! Located in Malibu is a beautiful campus called Pepperdine University and it is the school they used to shoot scenes of Zoey and the gang at PCA. It is a christian based college and is prestigious in it's own right so if unlike me you are smart enough you can live out my dreams.

Central City Police Department from "The Flash"

Have you ever wanted to show up to Detective Joe West's place of work? Well head to the Vancouver City Hall in Vancouver, Canada and you will recognize your surroundings as the Central City Police Department! If you are lucky enough to show up on a filming day, you might even seen the man himself — Barry Allen.

Forks High School from The Twilight Saga

Personally, I am more invested in Bella and Jacob but for all my Team Edward ladies (and gentleman) you can visit the real-life school where Bella and Edward first met and their love blossomed into whatever obsessive weird thing it was. They also used the parking lot at this school to film the infamous scene where Edward saves Bella from getting crushed by a car. The school is called Kalama High School and is located in Kalama, Washington

Max And Dani's House from "Hocus Pocus"

Anyone with taste loves the movie Hocus Pocus — that's just facts! And I have some good news for fans of the film...you can visit the infamous Denison house! Located in none other than Salem, Massachusetts you will find this beautiful home where my favorite siblings once lived.

Silent Hill from "Silent Hill"

I will say before talking about this place that visiting it is EXTREMELY dangerous as just like in the movie the town as been burning from below for years and years. This small town is called Centralia and is located Pennsylvania and has a roaring population of about four people.

Hobbiton from "Lord Of The Rings"

I am personally not a fan of Lord of the Rings but I know a lot of people are so I wanted to include this super cool place on the list. If you ever find yourself in New Zealand you can visit Hobbinton from the movies and spend a day living like your favorite characters.

Platform 9 3/4 from the Harry Potter Series

Now this place will unfortunately be packed with muggles of course but you can find it at King's Cross Station in London! If you are anything like me and are obsessed with these magical movies this is a dream destination just don't run too hard at the wall if you're a muggle it will probably end in a concussion.

East High from the High School Musical Saga

Located in Salt Lake City Utah is the real life East High that was used in the filming of all three High School Musical movies. It is my absolute dream to attend this high school and walk the halls of the greatest high school of all time. They used both the outside and inside and the school so every inch of the school will remind you of these great teen movies.

Gus and Hazel's Bench from "The Fault in Our Stars" 

If you ever wanted to visit the site of this kiss between star crossed lovers you're in luck! Located along a canal in Amsterdam is a bench that is clearly marked by all the fault in our stars graffiti. Recreate this cute picture with your significant other and use a quote from the movie — then you'll just win in life.

Related Content

Facebook Comments