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Best songs to listen after a break up?

Asked by Lorenita (735points) January 5th, 2011

I just broke up with my boyfriend (3 yrs relationship) and need to hear sad and lame songs to cry all I have to, and then get over it.

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takaboom's avatar

cause I love you by lenny williams was always sad to me.

Cruiser's avatar

Frank Zappa always lifted my spirits in those situations….

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’ve listened to this one the last time a romance didn’t work out.

saraaaaaa's avatar

machines – Biffy Clyro, promise you its a good one

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Dixieland Jazz worked for me.;)

El_Cadejo's avatar

Everybody Hurts- REM

though Fuck you from cee lo is a great cheer me up break up song :P

ryan9305's avatar

TIm McGraw and Faith Hill- Like We Never Loved At All

Indianguy's avatar

Listen to this one:
This is a Hindi song, but you will find the English translation in the description. Perfect song to listen to after a breakup. Recalls some good memories, but at the same time, helps you move on!!
Once you get the meaning and listen to it 3–4 times, you will be shouting “Alvida! Alvida!” (Goodbye! Goodbye!!) and feeling better! Do give it a try!

hotgirl67's avatar

You should totally listen to Gives You Hell by The American Rejects ,Since You Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson, Don’t Tell Me by Avril Lavigne,and Fighter by Christina Aguilera

filmfann's avatar

Roy Orbison Crying
Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back To Me
Linda Ronstadt Round Midnight
Tom Waits Better Off Without a Wife
Jacques Brel Ne Me Quitte Pas

That last one is pretty powerful stuff.

SuperMouse's avatar

A burn playlist might include:

The Scientist – Coldplay
The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
I am a Rock also Simon and Garfunkel
This Song is Over The Who
How Does it Feel Slade
Sometime Around Midnight Airborne Toxic Event
Also, anything by Bread works because David Gates seems to have been very unlucky in love.

When you are ready for the moving on music!

U+Ur Hand Pink
You Oughta Know Alanis Morrisette

… and the granddaddy of all movin on songs -
I Will Survive Cake (Yes I know Gloria Gaynor recorded the original, but I prefer this version.)

tigerlilly2's avatar

For getting over it Survivor by Destiney’s Child (yeah I went there haha)
And for crying your heart out Don’t Call Me Peanut by Bayside (this one is an absolute gem!)

Marchofthefox's avatar

Dear you, it’s me—Karate High School

I promise you’ll love it!

Arbornaut's avatar

Jeff Buckley-Halleluja

SavoirFaire's avatar

Some songs for later on in the mix:

Bree Sharp – Walk Away
Counting Crows – Colorblind
t.A.T.u. – Friend or Foe

And of course, when you’re done and over it:

Ben Folds Five – Song for the Dumped

(I like to think of the Ben Folds Five song as equal opportunity rage.)

gscott27's avatar

somebody kill me please – adam sandler

tigerlilly2's avatar

@gscott27 perfect song hands down! always puts a smile on my face! I think I’ll go listen to it right now haha

spidermonkey019's avatar

last night on earth
green day

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WhatEvil's avatar

Over my shoulder by Mike & The Mechanics is a great one.

sinscriven's avatar

Brad Paisley/Allison Krauss – Whiskey Lullaby

Perfect song to drown a sick heart in alcohol to. D:

silent4geeta's avatar

Need you now by Lady Antebellum . I am listening to this now recommended by my heartbroken (girl)friend. One other is Sober by Pink ;)

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