When you hear the term, “breakup songs for Valentine's Day”, what songs come to mind? For many, it depends on what stage we're at in our recovery. Some of us spend a lot of time in the “tearjerker” phase; others linger in the “f***-you” rant phase while others move quickly toward the “acceptance” phase. In my experience, listening to music is a great way to get through the phases in a positive way. To that end, here are some of my favorite breakup songs for Valentine's Day. Some of them are “B-sides”, but they've still been helpful.
1. I Will Survive-Gloria Gaynor
No “breakup songs for Valentine's Day” list would be complete without this song. I think we can all agree that the spirit Gloria mentions is empowering, even if we haven't had our hearts broken. Plus, it's a great “dance with the broom while you're cleaning” song. If you haven't heard it, I suggest you listen to Cake's version. John McCrea's deadpan voice adds another dimension to the words.