Top 13 Break Up Recovery Songs - Page 2

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7Cher - Believe

Do you believe in life after love? A little while ago, you would have said no. Now, at least, you're able to toy with the idea that it's a possibility. Something inside you may be saying you're not strong enough, but that's an improvement from the down-right no you had before. Besides, if Cher can do it, so can you.

6Jessie Ware - Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe

The healing has finally begun. You may still think of your one-time lover on the regular, which is normal. At least now you've embraced the break up and you have "Jamie and Johnny and Jack" to keep you warm, just like they did Jessie Ware. Remember that just because you think of your ex at a rate of "Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe" at least you're admitting it now, which is better than outright denial.

5Heart - What About Love

Here's a thought: maybe breaking up with you was THEIR loss. Yeah, that makes sense. They're the one losing out on love, so they can suck it and just be alone forever. Heart's "What About Love" will set you on that line of thinking even if you don't get there on your own.

4HAIM - My Song 5

Well before you can really come to terms with your heartache ane become a fully-functioning person again, there comes the required "they were a freakin' bastard" part of the breakup process. Even if your ex wasn't all that bad, at this point in your recovery, you just need to vilify them to convince yourself you don't need them. Let HAIM's "My Song 5" help you out. The trio of sisters will have you glad that you're not anyone's "honey pie" anymore.

3Banks - Before I ever Met you

All that love-fueled angst has finally left your system and you've stopped thinking of your ex as a being of pure evil. You're still hurting, but at least now you beginning to recognize that you two DID have some issues. If you can't see that for yourself, Banks' "Before I Ever Met You" will really shed some light on your past relationship. Or at least the track will remind you that breaking up is A LOT harder if you actually lived (or trained a dog) with a person.

2The Raconteurs - Shades of Black

Just like there are many shades of black, there are many different kinds of people, and now you've actually gotten to the breakup-stage where you can actually get where your ex was coming from when they ended things. You two really are just two very different people that were wrong for each other. Maybe it wasn't as plain to you before, but now you can see it. Let the Raconteurs' "Shades of Black" usher in this momentous realization.

1Flight of the Conchords - I'm Not Crying

Sometimes you just need to laugh at yourself, and Flight of the Conchords' "I'm Not Crying" will have you giggling at yourself for being such a Debbie Downer for weeks on end. Have a laugh, because everyone goes through the whole breakup depression, and if you can't poke fun of yourself then maybe you're not really over your ex at all.

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