The lump in your throat made it hard for you to swallow, and your skin started getting clammy. What was it you heard?
“This couldn’t be happening,” you thought.
Breaking up??? Oh no you di’nt!
It. Was. Over.
Your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife – now EX-boyfriend, EX-girlfriend, EX-husband, or EX-wife was breaking up with you – ending your relationship.
Does it matter if you’re 13, 39, or any other age? The pain, anger, and hurt are unfathomable. Walls are crumbling all around you.
Huge puddles of tears are left in your wake from the grieving.
And short of running your EX-loved ones over with your car (you wouldn’t want to dent your vehicle, right?), you must turn to something more passive and, well, safe; a medium that allows the proper amount of wallowing and self-pity befitting your situation.
And what is it that one uses to console one’s self? Music.
After seeing Taylor Swift’s latest video – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – it brought to mind songs about breaking up. Certain songs give us the opportunity to let out a myriad of conflicting emotions.
You continue to stare at those “sweet” pictures of you with him, or her … all the while, you catch glimpses of the shiny, sharp objects in your hands.
Looking longingly at the love/lust you shared in one moment, and then thinking about shredding every physical remnant of memory in the next instant.
All you’re missing is a backdrop that puts you in a dark, depressed, melancholy state, like big, heavy draperies in a too-fussy room.
And that’s where I come in:
I tasked my crack research team to come up with a few great songs to spin if you ever need that down-in-the-dumps, post breakup song. Clicking on each song title will bring up a youtube video that will bring you hauntingly right back to those buried emotions from the past, or help you get through your present situation.
Breaking up has always been hard to do.
Consider this free therapy. You’re welcome:
1. “Cry Me a River” – Justin Timberlake, 2004
2. “Don’t Speak” – No Doubt, 1996
3. “Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson, 2004
4. “Don’t You Want Me?” – Human League, 1981
5. “I Want You” – Elvis Costello, 1986
6. “Tainted Love” – Soft Cell, 1981
7. “Angie” – Rolling Stones, 1973
8. “Always On My Mind” – Willie Nelson, 1982
9. “Nothing Compares 2 U” – Sinead O’Connor, 1990
10. “I Know It’s Over” – The Smiths, 1986
11. “Without You” – Harry Nilsson, 1971
12. “So What” – Pink, 2008
13. “Irreplaceable” – Beyonce, 2006
14. “Love Stinks” – J. Geils Band, 1980
15. “Song Cry” – Jay-Z, 2002
What were, or are, your “favorite” breakup songs?
Brave enough to share a funny or interesting breakup story?