Breakups are the worst. Breakup songs are what help us grieve the stages of a breakup. I’m currently going through one right now so listen to me when I say, the five breakup songs below are going to help you get over this and move on with your life.
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
“And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time.
It’s a quarter after one, I’m all alone and I need you now
Said I wouldn’t call, but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don’t know how I can do without
I just need you now.”
We’ve been through this. When we’ve been broken up with, this is what we do: listen to breakup songs and miss them. We’re alone and the only thing we can think of is them and it sucks so hard. We wonder if they’re thinking of us as much as we’re thinking of them. We call even though we really shouldn’t and we are just so sad.
Too Good At Goodbyes by Sam Smith
“But every time you hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but it’s true
I’m way too good at goodbyes.”
This song is for the people in on and off relationships. I was in one for two years. On and off relationships are full of heartache and aren’t worth your time. This song explains that every time they break up it hurts less and less and they can’t go on like this. Sam Smith is completely right. Relationships cannot be on and off, either you’re with someone or it wasn’t meant to be.
Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande
“I’ve got so much love
Got so much patience
I’ve learned from the pain
I turned out amazing
Say I’ve loved and I’ve lost
But that’s not what I see
Cuz look what I’ve found
Ain’t no need for searching
And for that I say
Thank you, next”
Alright everybody. No more wallowing in your sadness. Now’s the time to realize all that you’ve gained from the relationship. This isn’t one of your typical cry-your-eyes-out breakup songs. This song tells you to appreciate what was and to look forward to what’s to come.
Good As Hell by Lizzo
“Woo girl, need to kick off your shoes
Got to take a deep breath, time to focus on you
All the big fights, long nights that you been through
I got a bottle of tequila I been saving for you
Boss up and change your life
You can have it all, no sacrifice
I know he did you wrong, we can make it right
So go and let it all hang out tonight.”
Okay, now’s the time to stop listening to depressing breakup songs. This song is an ode to self-love after a breakup. Lizzo is telling you, that guy doesn’t love you but that’s ok. It’s time to breathe and start loving yourself.
Nice For What by Drake
“Had a man last year, life goes on
Haven’t let that thing loose, girl, in so long
You’ve been inside, know you like to lay low
I’ve been peepin’ what you bringin’ to the table
Workin’ hard girl, everything paid for
First-last, phone bill, car note, cable.”
Now it’s time to dance! You are the shit, and if you don’t believe that, Drake is literally telling you, you work hard despite that breakup and you’re doing a bang-up job. No more sad breakup songs and tears! In the words of Kris Jenner: