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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.

OhLori Fri 12-Apr-13 17:23:03

Abba, driving fast.

KareninsGirl Fri 12-Apr-13 17:24:17

The whole of Jagged Little Pill album by Alanis Morisette.

Fairylea Fri 12-Apr-13 17:24:49

Gives you hell - all American rejects

Fall for anything - the script

pizzatime Fri 12-Apr-13 17:25:00

Firework - Katy Perry
Rule the World - Take That!!

chezziejo Fri 12-Apr-13 17:25:37

No idea why but I liked Sophie Ellis Bextor Ill get over you.

ForYourEyesYoni Fri 12-Apr-13 17:26:11

Surely I hate you so much right now has gotta be on that list?

overtheraenbow Fri 12-Apr-13 17:32:33

I think so Kareninsgirl, only the other day I thought my life has turned into an Alanis Morrisette album!!
Oh also forgot Jar of Hearts, Christina Perry.!!
Who DO you think you are??????

DuttyWine Fri 12-Apr-13 17:35:22

Angie stone no more rain

Mary j blige it's a wrap

Gabrielle rise again

Beyonce me myself and I

Usher burn

JaceyBee Fri 12-Apr-13 17:35:39

Kelis - Trick Me and lots of Hole, Bikini Kill and L7. Riot grrrl stuff.

isshoes Fri 12-Apr-13 17:40:48

King of wishful thinking

I used to love him by Lauryn Hill

Yes by Mcalmont and butler

I don't care anymore by Phil Collins

Moanranger Fri 12-Apr-13 17:41:08

You're So Vain by Carly Simon

overtheraenbow Fri 12-Apr-13 17:43:16

Moanranger that made me LOL!! grin

LoserNoMore Fri 12-Apr-13 17:51:18

Ugly Kid Joe - Everything About You

overtheraenbow Fri 12-Apr-13 17:51:53

How about ' Gotye and Kimbra' ' Somebody I used to know. ( Still in the depressing I think)

This is very funny too for those of you still stuck in the middle smile;

MostFamousMonkey Fri 12-Apr-13 17:53:37

Set Fire To The Rain by Adele.

redskynight Fri 12-Apr-13 18:15:09

Someone I used to know, Gotye.
Tonights gonna be a good night, David Guetta version. (Every night without stress is a good night!)

DotCottonsHairnet Fri 12-Apr-13 18:27:36

That blasted Buble song thats played all the while at the moment - its a beautiful day - some good lines in there and I keep singing along to it.

babyradio Fri 12-Apr-13 18:32:57

A slight departure in genre from most of the other suggestions here but this is what I listened to during my last breakup.

Ce'Cile - Nah Stress Over Man

Alaine - Up

Konshens - Simple Song

Hope they help or at least cheer you up!

PrettyGoodYoni Fri 12-Apr-13 18:33:05

Beyonce - Irreplaceable

eatmydust Fri 12-Apr-13 18:40:21

Yes to Jar of Hearts and Somebody that I Used to Know.

Beyonce, If I were a boy; and Bob Dylan, Positively 4th Street,

' I wish that for just one time, you could stand inside my shoes
You'd know what a drag it is to see you...'

bestsonever Fri 12-Apr-13 18:46:34

lol, I remember a good one from the 90's - the Prodigy ' No Good' - gets you in a fighting back mood ;-)

Fairylea Fri 12-Apr-13 18:53:06

Actually most script songs... I think I lived my whole relationship through their first album, went through a bad break up on their second (which I ended up buying 4 copies of as it kept getting scratched I played it in the car so much) and now I'm out the other side their 3rd album is more uplifting ! I think he must have been going through things in a similar fashion to me!

AnimatedDad Fri 12-Apr-13 18:58:14

try Tim Minchin's "If I didn't have you... " The funniest love song I've ever heard! Really - I'd recommend it to anyone who needs to get over a relationship:

sar1133 Fri 12-Apr-13 18:59:11

No more drama Mary j blige, separate lives phil Collins,

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!!)
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.

FaceLikeAPickledYonion Fri 12-Apr-13 23:22:31

SoupDragons - I'm free

Lueji Fri 12-Apr-13 23:27:58

Mine was So What - Pink

And the American Idiot album.

I think I was stuck in the rage phase.

Smile by Lily Allen
Wonder - Emelie Sande
Since you've been gone - Kelly Clarkson
If I was your man - Bruno Mars

ipswichwitch Fri 12-Apr-13 23:55:22

I loved the one Adam Sandler sings in The Wedding Singer - the one that goes:
But it all was buuuuulllllllshit
It's was a goddamn joke
And when I think of you Linda
I hope you fucking choke!!!

I had it on my post break up compilation twice because it just cracks me up every time I hear it grin

dondon33 Sat 13-Apr-13 00:43:45

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger - Kelly Clarkson

^Think you left me broken down
Think that I'd come running back
Baby you don't know me, cause you're dead wrong^


Blow me one last kiss - Pink

^I will do what I please, anything that I want
I will breathe, I won't breathe, I won't worry at all
You will pay for your sins, you'll be sorry my dear
All the lies, all the wise, will be crystal clear^

are my 'fuck you' songs at the moment smile

You thought wrong and Gone -Kelly clarkson

Kelly's helped me through one break up and is currently assisting with another as have The script - The end where I begin, Fall for anything,

My favourite feel good is Sarah mclachlan Silence (delirium) as loud as possible. It depends if you like dance music but I like her voice and words.

^Heaven holds a sense of wonder
and I wanted to believe
that I'd get caught up
when the rage in me subsides^

UnrequitedSkink Sat 13-Apr-13 00:47:50

McAlmont & Butler - Yes: "I feel well enough to tell you what you can do with what you got"... great one to belt out defiantly!

Destinysdaughter Sat 13-Apr-13 08:57:10

A bit old school but, love these...
Enough is Enough, Donna Summer
What have you done for me lately? Janet Jackson
Express yourself, Madonna

I created a spotify playlist after my recent so painful break up called 'I will survive' with many more songs on and I would play it whilst washing up or out walking and it did make me feel more empowered and strong. 3 months later am definitely 90% over it. Yeah..!!!

welcometomysillylife Sat 13-Apr-13 08:59:56

almost any song on the pink album The Truth About Love

screweduppotatoe Sat 13-Apr-13 09:43:18

En Vogue - too gone too long

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