Breakups are lousy. You can sit and wallow in your sadness for a while because everyone deserves to be self-pitying sometimes, but then as Taylor says, it’s time to “shake it off”. It’s time to listen to some songs that will help drag you back from your misery and get you ready to get back on the love train or embrace singledom for a while.
1 Someone like You by Adele
A great song for reminding you that no matter how much it hurts, you will definitely find love again.
2 I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
The ultimate girl power song. Throw your handbag on the ground and dance around in single pride!
3 Stronger by Britney Spears
One of Britney’s best, boasting a message of being stronger without a bad man than with him.
4 It’s Not Right but It’s Okay by Whitney Houston
The late great Whitney preaches about moving on from a cheater holding your head high.
5 Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA
Sometimes relationships just don’t work, and the feeling is perfectly encapsulated here by the legendary ABBA.
6 He Wasn’t Man Enough by Toni Braxton
Life is too short to be spending time on a man you know isn’t good enough for you. Listen to Toni!
7 Don’t by Ed Sheeran
We’ve all been there, but Ed Sheeran has put into music what many of us cannot bear to say out loud.
8 You’ll See by Madonna
An underrated Madonna song about the determination to get over a breakup and not let it define you.
9 You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette
Need to vent some break up anger? You can’t go wrong with this classic by Alanis Morissette!
10 Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson
A slice of perfect pop from the original American Idol winner, full of girl power and no regrets!
11 Forget You by Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green puts all of the essentials of getting over a break up in to four minutes of catchy pop.
12 Irreplaceable by Beyoncé
We’ve all belted out the famous ‘to the left, to the left’, and with this song Beyoncé become the patron saint of strong break ups!
13 Cry Me a River by Justin Timberlake
This song was a huge Britney burn at the time, but now it’s a universal break up song for everybody!
14 Survivor by Destiny’s Child
That’s right girls, listen to Destiny’s Child. You don’t need that good for nothing man, you’re a survivor!
15 Smile by Lily Allen
Some catchy pop from Lily Allen that lets you know you will see the funny side of your break up one day.
16 Tears Dry on Their Own by Amy Winehouse
The late great Amy Winehouse gives us a song about inevitably bad relationships and how we must strive to move on from them.
17 So What by Pink
Hey, you know what? Pink knows that she isn’t defined by her partner, and you shouldn’t be either.
18 I’m Gonna Be Alright by Jennifer Lopez
Let’s be real. If the gorgeous J. Lo is singing about heartbreak, then we know that it is a completely universal feeling!
19 Too Little Too Late by JoJo
This 2000s teen singer has something important to say about not being in a relationship where you give and get nothing in return.
20 Gives You Hell by All American Rejects
Sometimes in order to move on, you just have to get all of your anger out. Let All American Rejects help you with that!
21 Bye Bye Bye by N’Sync
A slice of classic boy band pop, with Justin and the guys deciding that enough is enough in a bad relationship.
22 Strong Enough by Cher
One of music’s greatest female stars throws her two cents in to the breakup hate, preaching strength and resilience.
23 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
Taylor is reminding us that it’s never a good idea to get back together. Once the relationship has turned, it’s never going to be the same!
24 Fighter by Christina Aguilera
Another great pop anthem about coming out of your relationship with lessons learned and confidence regained.
25 My Favorite Mistake by Sheryl Crow
Pop country queen Sheryl Crow gives her take on the problems that come arise from an unhealthy relationship.
26 Roar by Katy Perry
Whenever you are feeling down about your breakup, let Katy bring you out of your funk and remind you that are a champion!
27 Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
Another slice of amazing country pop, with Carrie Underwood exacting some of the revenge you wish you could!
28 Ex-Girlfriend by No Doubt
Gwen Stefani sings about the problem with having a relationship with somebody with too many personality clashes.
29 I Don’t Need a Man by the Pussycat Dolls
A catchy tune to remind you that you really don’t need a man to be happy in life!
30 Single Ladies by Beyoncé
The absolute modern girl power anthem. Listen to Beyoncé. She thinks that women deserve the best, and that includes you!
Your turn now ladies. Pitch in with your favorites.
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