I can’t celebrate without it. And I can’t get through hard times without it.
My divorce was no exception. Music was my comfort during the many transitions as it helped me process all the new thoughts and emotions I was
going through. Music was there when I needed a cleansing cry. It was there when
I needed to jump up and down and scream. It was there when I needed to just mentally check out for awhile and disappear in someone else’s heartache.
Given the time, I could probably extend this list to my top
100 breakup songs, but for now I’ll stick with my top 10. Ok, so maybe it’s a
few more than 10 because I couldn’t make up my mind, but certain songs are simply impossible to
In any case, here are
survive and thrive on the other side. A must-listen when in need of
And you see me
I’m not that chained up little person
Still in love with you.”
A lot going on in this song.
8. “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac
Seriously, go your own way. I’m going mine.
Then you go and cut me down.
You tell me that you’re sorry,
Didn’t think I’d turn around
That it’s too late to apologize.”
better than the Soft Cell version)
“I never knew you, you never knew me.”
5. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
Not necessarily a breakup song, but this tune got me through a lot of rough days. It also encouraged me to write.
4. “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye
“Told myself that you were right for me
But felt so lonely in your company.”
“You had your chance, you blew it.”
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone.”
“You weren’t there,
You never were,
You want it all,
But that’s not fair,
I gave you life,
I gave my all,
You weren’t there,
You let me fall.”
I’m just fine,
And you’re a tool.”
“I think I’ve finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much
I think this might be it for us (blow me one last kiss).”
“And although there’s pain in my chest
a ‘fuck you.'”