Lifestyle // The best songs for dealing with a break up

January 9, 2015

Hands up, who watched Bridget Jones’s Diary on TV on Christmas Eve?! It’s a festive tradition isn’t it? Such a fantastically hilarious film and one us girls can all relate to at some point in our lives I’m sure! We all own a pair of granny pants, we’ve all said completely the wrong thing at the the wrong time at, and have all got drunk and blasted out All By Myself after being let down by love! I know I have! 

Just before Christmas Music Magpie sent me this infographic of The Surprisingly Easy Guide to Dealing With A Breakup Through Song. It gave me a good old giggle, and as January is all about moving onwards and upwards I thought I’d share it with you all here.

Good eh?! My boyfriend and I have been together for six years, so hopefully I won’t be needing to use this any time soon (**touch all the wood!!!**) but I do like to use music to either indulge my emotions or help me rise above them. Here are some of my favourite songs for each of the stages above:

SHOCK – Celine Dion, All coming Back to Me Now

This is the ultimate power ballad isn’t it?! Apparently inspired by Wuthering Heights, this haunting, romantic song is about as dramatic as they come!

“I finished crying in the instant that you left. And I can’t remember where or when or how. And I banished every memory you and I had ever made”


DENIAL – Ellie Goulding, How Long Will I Love You?

This song is the most beautiful thing if you’re in a happy relationship… and probably the worst if you’re not! 
“How long will I love you? As long as stars are above you, and longer if I can… How long will I love you? As long as the sea is bound to, wash upon the sands”


ISOLATION – Little Mix, These Four Walls

This is such a beautiful but sad song! I’m a massive Little Mix fan and love their signature upbeat pop songs and like that I can also listen to them if I’m feeling a little lost and lonely
“If you’re not here to turn the lights off I can’t sleep, these four walls and me” sob!


BARGAINING – John Mayer, Comfortable

I adore this song! The lyrics, the soulful simple way it’s sung. I’ve definitely identified with this song in the past! 

“I loved you, grey sweatpants, no make up, so perfect. Our love was, comfortable and so broken in. She’s perfect, so flawless. I’m not impressed. I want you back”


DEPRESSION – U2, With or Without You 

Heart wrenching lyrics, croaky whispers and dramatic whailing of “I can’t liiiiive with or without you”. Funnily enough this was the song my neighbour played solidly for a week when his girlfriend moved out! (it wasn’t actually funny, obvs. He was heartbroken and we had to put up with Bono blaring out at two in the morning! Gah!)


ACCEPTANCE  – Miley Cyrus feat French Montana, F.U

Yep I am still LOVING Miley’s controversial Bangerz album! 
“I’ve got two, two, letters for you. One of them’s F one of them’s U, cos what you gotta do is go get yourself a clue!”

Nuff said! 


MOVING ON – Pink, So What

Another lady who doesn’t mince her words is Pink. She actually released So What after splitting up with her husband and her message was loud and clear: 
“So, so what? I’m still a rock star, I got my rock moves, and I don’t need you. And guess what? I’m having more fun, and now that were done, I’m gonna show you tonight, I’m alright. I’m just fine. And you’re a tool!”


What songs do you like to listen to when going through a break up / feeling emotional? 

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3 comments so far.

3 responses to “Lifestyle // The best songs for dealing with a break up”

  1. Azra says:

    Great idea for a post! I recommend listening to A Fine Frenzy – Almost lover. Great break up song!! x

  2. laura says:

    Love John Mayer!

  3. Chrisylla Octavia says:

    Amazing, great songs that you picked !I love PINK too <

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