Let’s face it. Those girls have the breakup market cornered. Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson and Rihanna are practically synonymous with the word breakup.
If you haven’t been though a breakup yet, you will. Unless you marry your first boyfriend and don’t even take a break, which SUCKS for you! AM I RIGHT LADIES?!
Break ups are a right of passage. And right behind a pint of Haagen Daas Dulce de Leche, breakup songs are the best medicine! We’ve compiled a list of songs that
a) you may not know (in your defense some of them are before your time)
c) to help you feel and deal next time you’re reeling from a breakup.
I love breakup songs because they don’t even have to accurately describe your situation, they strike a chord with you anyway. You find yourself standing up in bed and shouting,
All that’s left IS a band of gold! JERK!
Then you realize, wait I’m not married…
And if you really can’t relate, break up songs make great workout music.
Oldies but Goodies
Freda Payne- Band of Gold*
Neil Sedaka- Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Ray Charles- Hit the Road Jack
Nat King Cole- Smile
The Carpenters- Can’t Smile Without You
Elvis Presley- Heartbreak Hotel
The Beach Boys- God Only Knows
Plain White T’s- Hate (I Really Don’t Like You)
2gether- The Hardest Part of Breaking Up is Getting Back Your Stuff*
Puddle of Mudd- She Hates Me
Britney Spears- Email My Heart (I don’t think it was supposed to be funny)*
Brooke Allison- The Kiss Off (Goodbye) (Also not intended to be funny)*
Jodee Messina- Foolhearted Man*
Joe Nichols- Brokenheartsville
Clay Walker- Could I Ask You Not to Dance
Chely Wright- Shut up and Drive*
Keith Anderson- Everytime I Hear Your Name*
Keith Urban- Stupid Boy*
Gretchen Wilson- Homewrecker
The Wreckers- Leave the Pieces
Sheryl Crow- First Cut Is the Deepest
First Wives Club- You Don’t Own Me*
Gloria Gaynor- I Will Survive
Kelis- Caught Out There (I Hate You So Much Right Now)
Whitney Houson- It’s Not Right but It’s Okay
Kathrine McPhee- Over It
Christina Aguilera- Fighter
* Total tuneskies. If they aren’t already on your iTunes, they should be
What are your favorite breakup songs?