The end of some relationships hurt more than others. And while you can get over an ex by rediscovering old interests or picking up a book that heals , music also has the ability to uplift. Whether you're still pining over your lost love or simply need a little motivation for a fresh start, blast these breakup songs. From angry anthems, to rock tunes, and country ballads, these soulful songs will help you say goodbye. As the song explores, when a relationship is good, you'll never want to lose the feelings that come with it.
“Call Out My Name,” The Weeknd
“Chelsea Hotel #2,” Leonard Cohen
A breakup song is a song describing the breakup of an intimate relationship , with associated emotions of sadness, frustration , anger , and sometimes of acceptance or relief. As one source states discussing the upbeat breakup song " Better Things " by The Kinks , "Pop music is littered with break-up masterpieces", but "[i]t's a rare break-up song that isn't bitter". Listening to breakup songs during a breakup can help the listener to experience a sense of catharsis. For example, Phil Collins notes that "People hate a break-up, but they love a break-up song. Breakup songs can be found in every genre of music. The nature and style of breakup songs also changes over time. One source contends that "s charts were full of tragic break-up songs, whereas by the s these were a rarity — which may indicate that, contrary to its in-your-face aerobics'n'attitude bluster, s pop is more emotionally repressed".
Let's face it: Breakups are the worst. But there are a few time-tested ways to ease the pain that comes with a breakup. One of the greatest? Compiling a feel-good playlist of the best breakup songs.