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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,

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