A breakup is hard to go through. You’ve spent a long time getting to know someone, and then all of a sudden you’re both strangers again. Luckily, music understands. Here are some songs that will help you feel better in no time!
1. “Confidently Lost” – Sabrina Claudio
Now that you’re single, you have time to fall back in love…with yourself! R&B artist Sabrina Claudio wrote this relatable and encouraging tune in the midst of a major life change. You’re going through one right now with a breakup, but you definitely don’t have to feel ashamed about how hard it is.
2. “Dog Days Are Over” – Florence + The Machine
Florence + The Machine never fails to have you on your feet dancing with this song. It paints a picture of a refreshing new era, which is definitely what you’re entering into. It’s up to you to pick yourself back up and run!
3. “Past Love” – Kimbra
Everyone knows that your ex is now “Somebody That [you] Used to Know” but Kimbra’s song “Past Love” reminds us to shift our focus to someone else…yourself. Like Sabrina Claudio’s “Confidently Lost,” Kimbra’s tune reminds us that breakups and being single can be a great opportunity for self-love and self-growth.
4. “Me, Myself, And I” – Beyoncé
In this Queen Bey classic, she reminds us that we are our own best friend. Like Beyoncé in this song, you may be reflecting on your past relationship. As you’re reflecting, remember that breakups can lead to a better, stronger version of you!
5. “In My Feelings” – Lana Del Rey
This song by Lana Del Rey is very cathartic, especially when you’re a little angry about your ex. It’s good to embrace what you’re feeling, so you can learn from them. You’re not going to let anyone else hurt you next time.
6. “Goddess” – BANKS
I love listening to BANKS when I feel like I need a little cathartic pick-me-up. Not only this song, but her 2014 album with the same title is so empowering, especially when you’re going through a rough breakup. She reminds us who we really are: a goddess.
7. “no tears left to cry” – Ariana Grande
With her very recent and public past relationships, Ariana Grande is the queen of moving on from exes. Her recent “thank u, next” album and song is evident of her honesty and growth about going through various unfortunate events. She has many amazing post-breakup anthems, but “no tears left to cry” has the best vibes of moving on for the better.
8. “Unbothered” – Omar Apollo
Omar Apollo’s “Unbothered” describes the state we want to be in after we’ve moved on from the breakup. It’s about reminiscing the times you used to put someone on a pedestal with rose-tinted glasses on. But now you know better!
9. “I’ll Still Have Me” – Cyn
This Indie-pop song is the ultimate breakup song, going through all the thoughts you might be having right now. Even though you may still be upset, this song acknowledges that and puts a positive spin on breakups. It also gives a clear reminder for those of us who think we can’t live without them (we can).
10. “Formation” – Beyoncé
Yes, another song by Queen Bey, because we need her songs to help us get through it. This iconic song really makes us feel ourselves, as we freely dance while yelling lyrics, “I slay!” about a hundred times. Grab your besties, turn up and have a dance party to this song, and you’re sure to feel better before you know it!