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

Lil Dicky's 'Earth' Is The Most Influential Song Of 2019, Change My Mind

And the music video may be even better.


Lil Dicky is a known musician know for his songs 'Pillow Talking' and 'Freaky Friday' featuring Chris Brown. The songs are fun silly and are very catchy. Last week, Lil Dicky released a new song titled 'Earth' featuring about 30 plus artists including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Brendon Urie, Zac Brown Band, and many others. This song is just as enjoyable as his other songs; however, this one carries an extremely important message.

In this song, Dicky brings awareness to the condition of the Earth along with the idea of world unity. Through the inclusion of several animal species, he shows how the earth doesn't just belong to us as human, but to the animals as well. Oftentimes, the human race can be extremely selfish and forget that we do share the planet with other species who are just as important as us.

In one of his last verses, Dicky mentions the way we are harming the earth through pollution and fighting wars. This part of the song becomes more serious to emphasize the importance of this topic. In the music video, the colorful visuals turn dark and gray which can bring to attending the dying planet.

In his effort to save the earth, Dicky calls for unity among all countries and continents. Saying how all past issues are in the past and we all need to come together since we live on the same planet. With all the political issues happening on a global scale, the earth and its health are often pushed to the end of the priority list. By adding this part to the song, Dicky brings awareness of that topic back to the top.

'Earth' by Lil Dicky is the most important song of 2019. Through his creative artistry and inclusion of over 30 artists, people will notice the message of this song and hopefully begin to make changes that will impact the earth in positive ways. If you haven't watched the music video or listened to the song please do.

Earth is the only planet we have; thus, we need to show how much we love it by actually taking action to care for it.

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

A Beginner's Guide to Milwaukee Sports

Part I: The Bucks


Being a college student in Milwaukee has its perks, especially for sports fans. Now, while some may have brought their hometown teams to college, others (myself included) may have warmed up to the Cream City teams without knowing much about them. If this is the case for you, then these pointers can help you start enjoying Milwaukee basketball without looking and sounding like a bandwagon fan.

Quick History


Here are some facts about the Bucks that can make you feel more knowledgeable about the franchise:

- They have only won one championship (back in 1971) and have lost one NBA Finals series (1974) (Land of Basketball)

- They have only had one* MVP-caliber player in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (#33) during the 1971, 1972, and 1974 seasons (Land of Basketball)

- Other Notable Players Include: Oscar Robertson (#1), Sidney Moncrief (#4), Jon McGlocklin (#14) and Ray Allen (#34) (Land of Basketball)

*Giannis Antetokounmpo may win the MVP award this year

sited: https://www.landofbasketball.com/teams/milwaukee_bucks.htm

Gear Up


This one is a bit of a no-brainer. Wearing team's colors or spirit wear is a must, especially if you're going to a game. Most items like hats and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable, and these are great if you're not trying to break the bank. Buying your gear from a sporting goods store will usually be cheaper than buying them from the team store (the main one of which is located in Fiserv Forum). Most online stores like NBA.com, Fanatics, Fansedge, and sometimes even the team's online store will have sales on sports gear, so getting a good deal on team wear is always a plus!

A Word of Caution: Jerseys

All three of these players are not part of the 2018-2019 roster and #77 and #3 have been reused by current players Ersan Ilyasova (#77) and George Hill (#3)


If you're willing to go the extra mile, buying a jersey can really get you into locked in and pumped for the live action. However, it should be kept in mind that official Nike NBA jerseys range from $110-$250, so they definitely are an investment. While there are other options available like the FastBreak jerseys by Fanatics, they are a simpler (still official) knockoff of the Nike jerseys. Also; beware buying sale jerseys. There are usually three reasons why jerseys are ever on sale (aside from a storewide sale): a player is injured, a player doesn't play much and is about to be traded, or a player has been traded. While there is nothing wrong with having the jersey of a player who went on to another team (like Kareem and Allen), you are not exactly going to get brownie points for wearing a Jabari Parker or a Thon Maker jersey anytime soon.

Know The Current Squad

Fiserv Forum, Home of the Milwaukee Bucks


Everyone in Milwaukee has heard of Giannis Antetokounmpo, but who else is part of the supporting cast?

Starting Five for the 2018-2019 Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball Reference):

- #6 Eric Bledsoe at Point Guard

- #13 Malcolm "The President" Brogdon at Shooting Guard

- #22 Khris "Money" Middleton at Small Forward

- #34 Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo at Power Forward

- #11 Brook "Splash Mountain" Lopez at Center

Student Perk


Using your university email, you can get special discount ticket offers for home games by signing up for the Bucks' Student Rush Program. Tickets usually start at $15 per ticket, and the seats available may depend on who the Bucks are playing (and how well they are doing during the season).

Get Involved and Have Fun!

Mascot Crawl GIF by NBA - Find & Share on GIPHY Giphy

Don't be afraid to get into it! The Bucks are an amazing team to watch and they love Bucks Nation. In addition to cheering at games, going to team events and player appearances can be great ways to make memories and even get an autograph or two!

Are You a Bucks Fan Now?🦌


I think Giannis would agree!

Related Content

Facebook Comments