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Songs to recover from a breakup!!

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overtheraenbow Fri 12-Apr-13 17:21:05

Ok ladies doing a playlist on my new phone and thought what songs have become significant over the last year get me through the breakup and came up with the following;
1) Broken Strings ( James Morrison/Nellie Furtado) At the beginning
2) You Outta Know ( Alanis Morrisette) When I found out about OW
3) I Dreamed a Dream ( Anne Hathaway Les Mis; I went to see the film and this song made me howl!!)
4) If I had a Heart (Andy Burrows)

OK now I feel its time to move to the next phase in the 7 (ie; Shock, denial, anger, isolation, bargaining, depression and acceptance ;albeit with a few wallows back in the previous phases on a bad day)

So, suggestions for Phase 7 please!! and what songs were significant for you in the phases.

cookielove Fri 12-Apr-13 19:03:13

Whitney Houstons - all at once

Probably more of the first phase though

HairyGrotter Fri 12-Apr-13 19:31:04

Shadow Moses - Bring Me The Horizon

Anything by Slipknot, basically ha

Slam the new Biffy album in there too

Angry music!

Lozislovely Fri 12-Apr-13 19:42:56

I look so good (without you) - Jessie James

A little bit stronger - Sara Evans

Just like a pill - Pink

You'll think of me - Keith Urban

F@@k You - Ceelo Green (yep he really did do this version wink)

We are never getting back together - Taylor Swift

Fighter - Christina Aguilera (sp)

Lozislovely Fri 12-Apr-13 19:44:12

Oooh and definitely Out There by Kelis. One to get you smiling for sure grin

YoniBraxton Fri 12-Apr-13 19:47:48

Gloria gaynor's I will survive- a break up classic!

VelvetSpoon Fri 12-Apr-13 19:53:32

Survivor - Destiny's Child

Maat Fri 12-Apr-13 20:01:56

A Little Time - Beautiful South

Listen - Beyonce

Estherbelle Fri 12-Apr-13 20:09:11

Lola's Theme - The Shapeshifters - "I'm a different person, turned my life around."

overtheraenbow Fri 12-Apr-13 20:13:06

The Kelis one is good ( had forgotten that one) I am playing it LOUD!! If you can hear this playing LOUD right now we are probably neighbours!! The video's a bit scary though ( might give me some ideas!!)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3JFwd1bk4Q
Agree with so many of these!
Playlist building up, now what to call it??

CappuccinoQueen Fri 12-Apr-13 20:14:08

Kelly Clarkson - Since You Been Gone

Beyonce - Best Thing I Never Had

Florence and the Machine - Shake It Out

ItsYoniYappy Fri 12-Apr-13 20:22:46

Since you've been gone - Kelly Clarkson
Mr Know it all - KC again
So What - Pink

and of course:

I will Survive !

ItsYoniYappy Fri 12-Apr-13 20:24:35

Oh sorry I walked away from laptop for half an hour

Forgot about Florence and Machine, I played that today just because it's fab, try get the lyrics if you can!

overtheraenbow Fri 12-Apr-13 20:27:39

Kelly Clarkson, 'Since you been gone';

''You had your chance you blew it
Out of sight, out of mind ''

OOh and Justin Timberlake, Cry me a River.

littletingoddess Fri 12-Apr-13 20:32:27

For the anger bit I recommend a song called 'Die, Ricki, Die' by a band called Mindset. YouTube it. Whoever wrote that song probably had a ton of rage to get rid of.

EugenesAxe Fri 12-Apr-13 20:33:11

A big break-up album of mine (cathartic, sob-inducing vibes) has to be No Need To Argue by the Cranberries.

In particular Twenty-one and Ridiculous Thoughts. Don't really know why. Once I am through the pain and anger, I tend to enter a vaguely maniacal phase, at which points songs like Psycho Killer and Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd), maybe a bit of Smiths too, become good. Also, of course, my Floyd namesake Careful With that Axe Eugene, and the whole of the album The Wall.

Some good rockesque, emotion outpourer numbers might be White Wedding and Hell Is Living Without You (Alice Cooper). Maybe also Spending My Time by Roxette.

juneybean Fri 12-Apr-13 20:36:35

I quite liked n trance set you free grin

monstermissy Fri 12-Apr-13 20:37:24

I liked Beverly knight - coming back from a place called nowhere, don't think that's the actual title tho?? Shake it out by Florence already mentioned but I love this too smile

monstermissy Fri 12-Apr-13 20:40:38

Oh oh for the misery days Sam brown - stop! Love love it.

ItsYoniYappy Fri 12-Apr-13 21:00:57

I met my STBXH when Entrance Set you Free was out so no not that one for me thanks grin

ilikecooking Fri 12-Apr-13 21:41:08

Absolutely Positively by Anastacia

All about Tonight, Doing Fine or Turn It Up -all by Pixie Lott

Don't hold your Breath by Nicole Sherzinger

Bulletproof by La Roux

jenny99 Fri 12-Apr-13 21:54:31

Lily Allen

Alicia Keys - Girl on fire

akaWisey Fri 12-Apr-13 21:59:37

If you go away by Dusty Springfield.

Plomdenume Fri 12-Apr-13 22:05:57

Skunk Anansie 'Weak' ..'weak as I AAAAAAMMMMMMM no tears for you...' link

And 'Hedonism' by the same....Hedonism
Got me through by first sad teenage breakup <shows age>

tb Fri 12-Apr-13 23:14:42

"Don't go breakin' your heart" - it's just that line that came into my head, but it's probably a lot easier said than done.

On the other hand how about "Hallelujah" - the Leonard Cohen version, not any of the covers. Especially "the lonely, the broken Hallelujah".

Reminds me, I've not finished his biog that dh gave me for Christmas. It seems like only yesterday I saw him for the first time at the Floral Pavillion in Southport.

Reader - it was 37 years ago (and I married him).

WildlingPrincess Fri 12-Apr-13 23:18:08

Try by P!nk helped me. Also, Cry Over Me by Meatloaf.

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