No matter whether it is legal separation or divorce, going through a breakup has never been easy. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you cannot overcome your heartache and get back to normal life again. There are many ways in which divorcing people deal with their negative feelings and one of them is through listening to music. As odd as it sounds, many desperate people who feel down about their break-up find music to be one of the best cures for their heartache. However, not all music is the same. It is crucial to find the one that speaks to your soul, lets you weep yourself out soundly, and brings hope for a brighter future.
Heartbreak is what inspires many songwriters to create musical pieces before everything else. One can find more than a half-million break-up-themed pieces on the Internet. Since most people don’t know how or simply don’t want to talk about how they feel during dark days, they let Rihanna or Lady Antebellum do this for them.
While some pieces remain everlasting – songs like Roxette’s “It must have been love,” Amy Winehouse’s “Tears Dry On Their Own,” and Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” for instance – the last few years have gifted us completely new break-up-themed music. These are Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved,” Camila Cabello’s “Cry for Me,” and Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now,” to name a few.
All break-up-themed pieces can be conveniently divided into two categories: sensitive songs that are meant to tap into rueful feelings and supercilious, I-cannot-care-less-about-you type of pieces. It is of interest to note that a great deal of break-up-themed songs are pop ones and are performed mainly by famous singers. Consequently, it is in our nature to turn to our favorites when we are having a hard time.
Below, there are 10 songs for whatever break-up you are dealing with. If you have recently prepared divorce documents, said goodbye to your hopes and decided to make a fresh start, this list is just for you.
- “I’d Rather Go Blind,” Etta Kames
Everyone will tell you that seeing your former spouse with his or her new flame may cause you insufferable pain. The singer finds it so painful so that she would rather lose her sight than see her ex walking away with another woman.
- “Nothing Compares to You,” Sinead O’Connor
Before you can move on with your life, you have to go through a denial stage. This is what exactly this ballad is about. This piece is full of anxiety and sorrow. And even though the singer reflects on the loss of her mother, it is a great song to listen to when you are preparing your divorce forms.
- “The Last Goodbye,” The Kills
This song is all about one of the most painful types of love, a half-hearted one. Being in such a relationship is never going to work for both partners. And finally, when there is no energy left to sustain this unperfected relationship, there is no other way out but to “learn to cry for someone else.”
- “Begin Again,” Taylor Swift
This song is about realizing that it doesn’t make any sense to reflect on the past and letting a new romantic relationship start. Listen to this piece when you feel heartbroken to believe that one day you will meet another person, your new love, who will make you happy again.
- “You Oughta Know,” Alanis Morissette
When in a relationship, one partner betrays another one, the latter has every right to scream about the mess a betrayer has left before hastily started dating someone new. So, if you have been offended by your ex’s insulting words or misbehavior, no one can and shouldn’t forbid you to shout about it at the very top of your voice.
- “It’s Too Late,” Carole King
It is a beautiful song about a break-up that has happened by mutual agreement. No one blames anybody. It is no use of crying over the split milk. Even though the singer has left her lover, she still cherishes what they have had. If only all relationships ended just as amicably.
- “Ex-Factor,” Lauryn Hill
All break-ups are different. Sometimes, it happens that two people, who love each other with all their hearts, cannot help but continually hurt each other and thus start looking for divorce help. This is when they have nothing to do but to go their separate ways. If you have once let someone go only to end “the battle,” then this song will touch your soul for sure.
- “You cannot hurry love,” The Supremes
Many of those who prepare their divorce papers against their will end up thinking that they will never love as much again. If you feel like losing your significant other, listen to this song. When your heart is breaking apart, this song will motivate you to move on. Be patient and your love will find you with no doubt.
- “Song for the Dumped,” Ben Folds Five
All whose lovers said that they need a break will like this song. Only cowards ask for a break when they want their affairs to end. So, keep this in mind. And if your soul-mate declares that he or she needs some time off, listen to this piece, run from this person and never look back.
- “Heartbeats,” José González
Sensitive and peaceful, this piece sounds like crisp linen feels after a long, yet hard working day. Listen to these guitar chords to lose yourself in dreams.
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