Let’s face it, breakups are hard and messy. Love hurts, but music heals. So here we have compiled the ‘The Ultimate Breakup Playlist’ for you. There is also a link at the bottom where you can directly listen/download these songs! Thank us later. 😉
1. Talk Show- TWENTY88
Two celebs dating each other talk about their relationship on a talk show in the song and this reminds you how much drama relationships bring to your life. Is that what you need? Nope.
2. Because I’m Me-The Avalanches
From their latest album, Wildflower, this song is unique in itself. The boy loves the girl but she pays no attention. Even though in her presence the boy is starstruck. It is certainly a song that will make up happy.
3. 100 Letters- Halsey
“100 Letters” is a pop power ballad describing the story of two lovers who try to work out their failing relationship. The song uses Greek mythology, like the legend of King Midas, to develop the narrative. Halsey said that “100 Letters” was the first song she wrote off the album, stating it was similar to the prologue of Romeo + Juliet where the narrator spoils the ending of the story: It’s like me saying, hey we break up and I don’t give him anything but here’s the album.
4. Do Re Mi- Blackbear ft. Gucci Mane
The song, as featured in the album Digital Druglord pays an ode to a failing relationship with an evidently conceited and self-centered girl. Sounds familiar? Continue reading.
5. Cry Me A River- Justin Timberlake
Classic break up song, every break up playlist needs this song. “Bridges were burned, now it’s your turn to cry”- need I say more?
6. The Worst- Jhene Aiko
Ever fell in love with someone who was not right for you and instantly regretted it? This song’s theme explores exactly that. But I guess the title is self explanatory about that.
7. PRBLMS- 6LACK
He dated the wrong person and he’s talking about that in the song. He did things for her, but he’s moving on now. 6LACK:” I remember it like it was yesterday. I used to pride myself on not dealing with nobody crazy, as far as relationships go. So I would always be like, “I’ve never dealt with nobody crazy.” Because I just don’t attract that. For once, I got into a situation where everybody was like, “Don’t do it.” And I was like, “Nah, I got this. This is what I do.” And I did it, and it just spun out of control. “PRBLMS” was born. Everything in the song was verbatim what I was dealing with at the time. These were direct lines, literally from text messages to actual arguments and conversations. ” Damn.
8. Love Yourself- Justin Beiber
Girl you lied to me, talkin’ ’bout you’ll never break my heart
Girl you lied to me, talkin’ ’bout that we were just in love
Baby girl it wasn’t love, guess my love wasn’t enough “
With a fuck you “
In the music video’s behind the scenes, Dua said: It’s the breakup song that I wish I had when I was breaking up with someone. This is me taking charge…it’s about keeping your distance from someone who’s bad for you. I’m setting some rules down so that I won’t go back to that person.
17. Wanted You- NAV ft. Lil Uzi Vert
“Can’t believe I wanted you”. This song is about how cheating ruins relationships and how it is all too common now.
18. The Good Side- Troye Sivan
In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Troye stated: “This song’s a little rough. It’s basically about a breakup that I went through a while ago. You know, in a breakup, I think just the sheer nature of it, is that someone is going to get it rough. And I happened to be on the good side of things — I got to go on tour, I got to go and see the world, I had this very therapeutic experience of singing songs about that breakup and watching people sing them back to me, and I met someone new fairly soon afterwards.
It’s sort of a letter to that person to express apologies and sympathy and if I could change this at all, I would’ve. So I’m hoping that this song, a couple years down the line, is going to serve as a cathartic experience for the both of us to be like, ‘look, this is the way that things happened and whenever we’re ready to move on, let’s do that.’”
19. Bet U Wish- Raye
So guy cheated on this girl and she went through a tough time getting over it and now he wants her back but she’s smarter now. so this song’s about that –
“bet you wish that you have kept me
And now you’re falling on your front teeth
And I can see your skin a tint of green
Oh you’d wish you wouldn’t, no
I bet you wish you didn’t touch her
See now you’re making out you’re so hurt
The way you made me feel is much worse
And now you wish you could reverse ”
20. These Days- Rudimental ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore, Dan Caplen
This lyric shows that he has no regrets from having (and leaving) the relationship he had with his girlfriend, as it helped him find his way in life, and he couldn’t have done it without her, hence the ‘thank you’ from him. Light is approaching, fellas.
21. Wish U The Best- Blackbear
While reminiscing about a recent relationship, Blackbear states that his former partner will never find another better than he was to them. His description of drug-filled parties and success despite having had a bad year previously exude a need to show that he’s doing well without them.
22. After The Storm- Kali Uchis ft. Tyler, The Creator, Bootsy Collins
The last song on the list. It is inspiring and makes you want to be independent and push yourself to get through the “storm”.
You can access our Ultimate Breakup Playlist here.
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-List and cover art by Kartikay Sharma.
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