There are rock songs for every stage of a breakup. As cool, cosmopolitan, and, most importantly, kick ass girls who rock, we’ve all gone through our share of heartbreaks and heartaches. Whether it was that boy you thought you were gonna marry some day, that girl who ticked off every box for you, or even someone you had six passionate months with, when they break it off, no matter how strong we are, it sucks!
And even as strong, undeniably cool women, we all go through the same stages of dealing with a bad breakup: Denial, Anger, Wallowing, Rebounding, & Moving On. We all need to get by with a little help from our friends, and sometimes those friends can be found in the form of some killer songs.
So here is a (totally incomplete but thoughtfully curated) list of some of the best rock songs for every stage of a breakup.
1. “Cornerstone” by Arctic Monkeys
There’s just something about Alex Turner’s soulful crooning on about a recently lost love, seeing her face everywhere, and refusing to believe she’s gone for good. He holds on to that hope “I let him go the long way round/I smelt your scent on the seatbelt… I’m really not supposed to but yes/You can call me anything you want” At this point, we’re not ready to let go of the idea of that "One That Got Away." This is one of my favorite rock songs for every stage of a breakup!