Breakups are hard.
Maybe you were together for months, or maybe it was an undeniable flame that went out after 3 weeks. No matter what the relationship dynamics were, letting go of a person and all the memories associated with them can be a daunting work. And if you are not careful, you can fall off the wagon and it could lead to an on-again, off again relationship. You do not want that in your life, because those are a recipe for disaster.
There are a lot of ways you can get through a breakup. Getting into a rebound relationship is one of them. But if you truly want to heal, then you will have to take some time for yourself, and rip off the band-aid. And it hurts. No matter how much we sugarcoat it, it hurts. And all you can think of is how you can numb the pain. But what you have to understand is, you need to let it hurt, and in time, it will subside.
But what can you do in the meantime? Alcohol and drugs can seem like a solution, but they are not. Turn to music instead. Listen to the playlist we have compiled for you. There are 20 songs here, and we believe this will help you get through those long, lonely nights.
20. Where’s my love- SMYL
Listen to this song in the first few weeks. You will relate to it, maybe you will cry. Or maybe you will burn a few more cigarettes than necessary. But at the same time, it will be soothing to know that you are not the only one to be feeling what you are feeling.
19. Oh well, okay- Elliot Smith
Getting broken up with comes with a lot of confusion. This song will help you articulate that feeling.
18. The trapeze swinger- Iron and Wine
You’re miserable. You go over and over again on the good times, and the bad times, and you just hope that they don’t forget you when they find someone else. You will definitely relate to this song.
17. Hard Feelings- Lorde
You know there is nothing called an “amicable breakup”. Every time, someone gets hit harder than the other one. If you are that one, this one is for you.
16. Six degrees of separation- The Script
You are desperately trying come to terms with the breakup. Of course, this isn’t how you pictured to the relationship to end. You are trying to find closure, and trust me, my friend, you will.
15. Feel so low- Porcupine Tree
If you need a little reminder of why the end is a good thing, this is the song for you.
14. Already gone- Sleeping at last
If you’re starting to accept the end, then listen to this one.
13. Silhouettes of you- Isaac Gracie
At some point, you will start getting tired of feeling down all the time just because someone else didn’t want to put in the same effort in a relationship like you did. This song is precisely for that point. Listen to it, and you will know.
12. You’re somebody else- flora cash
With this song, remind yourself that they weren’t the same person that you fell in love with. Gather up the courage to admit that you are only clinging onto a memory, and sometimes it is better to let go than to hold on.
11. Ayahuasca- Vancouver Sleep Clinic
In the process of getting over someone, you will feel fear, confusion, exhaustion and a lot of other mixed emotions. You will feel lost and overwhelmed. Let VSC help you through that time. You will figure out how to fix this. Just hold on.
10. Snap out of it- Arctic Monkeys
There are times you will feel like reaching out to them. DO NOT DO THAT. Put this one on full volume, and dance along until you don’t want to call them anymore.
09. I’ll still have me- CYN
This is where you stop becoming bitter and start believing that you will be okay. You will always have you, so probably you should start loving yourself a little more. That is the message this song holds.
08. Love will set you free- Kodaline
At this point, we hope you have found some solace in the fact that some things simply have to end and you can’t do anything about it. You are ready to move on, you are ready to face the world again. And this song is perfect to celebrate that occasion.
07. I will survive- Gloria Gaynor
Yes, you will, my friend.
06. Poison and Wine- The Civil wars
Listen to this wistful track when nostalgia hits. But remember, never go back to what broke you.
05. Raindrops keep falling on my head- B. J. Thomas
At this point, you are actually positive that things are going to be alright. Treat yourself to this song whenever those “raindrops” start falling on your head. The sun is not far behind.
04. Here comes the sun- The Beatles
Life is starting to get better, isn’t it?
03. Never going back again- Fleetwood Mac
Every time you feel the urge to go back to your ex because they are familiar, listen to this song. Promise yourself that you will treat yourself better, and you will let someone better into your life. Promise yourself that you won’t keep running in circles.
02. You’ll be okay- A Great Big World
All along, you’ve told yourself that you’ll be okay. Now let this great band tell you the same thing with different wording. Try to keep yourself open. Don’t be just another person too scarred and too scared to love again.
1. In between love- Tom Waits
You’re hopeful about love again. You accept that unexpected things happen if you let yourself stay open. Great song to listen to if you’re crushing on somebody, and the feeling is mutual.
So there you go, my friend. We believe in you. Stay strong.