The music you listen to defines the person you aim to be. So you better make sure your playlist is crackin’, especially when you’re going through a breakup.
1. Fuck You by Cee Lo Green
The ultimate post breakup anthem. Cee Lo Green teaches you how to throw away the bad shit, with rhythm and elan.
2. Smile by Lily Allen
Lily’s irreverent melodic tone can even make love songs sound sardonic. With lyrics like these however –
At first when I see you cry
It makes me smile
Yeah, it makes me smile
At worst I feel bad for awhile
But then I just smile
She’s pretty straight up about things.
3. Spectacular Failure by Lake Street Dive
But he could not make a pass
Can’t tell his elbow from ass
He was completely inept at romancing
This band of funky musical geniuses has a story to tell about a jackass ex, and they don’t pull any punches.
4. Never Going Back Again by Fleetwood Mac
The title of this song is pretty self-explanatory. Added to the almost ethereal twang of a flawless acoustic riff, this song can take you places.
5. Life’s A Beach by Django Django
Things can suck when you end a relationship, but this song might ease the strain. Plus, beaches are nice!
6. Colors Of Freedom by Tom Misch
Do yourselves a favour and just listen to everything Tom Misch has to offer, the guy is a global treasure. This song pertains to the colours that come into life once you let go.
You do have your ways with me
But I want to see the colours of freedom
7. DoYaThing by Gorillaz
Gorillaz is badass, and there’s no track better suited to kick yourself out of bed and strut your steez like this one. Like Andre 3000 says –
Do Ya damn Thing, Do Ya Thing-a-Thing
You ain’t fresh squeezed juice, man, you that Tang
8. Ridin’ Solo by Jason Derulo
Yeah, I’m feeling good tonight, finally doing me and it feels so alright
Nothing could be closer to the truth. When it finally happens, it’s magic.
9. Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake
Sexy back 2 point O.
10. The Only Good Thing (You Ever Said Was Goodbye) by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
The OG leather lady. Joan Jett is the timeless bomb.
11. We Are Never Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
Sorry but this had to be on the list.
12. Die, Die My Darling by Metallica
Hardcore? Yes. Over the top? Maybe.
13. Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On) by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Led Zeppelin’s singer only got better with age, and this song proves it.
14. Single Ladies by Beyonce
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15. These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra
This one never gets old.
16. Sorry by Madonna
Madonna. Nuff said.
17. Changing of the Seasons by Two Door Cinema Club
For anybody who’s not heard this band… you’re welcome.
18. Charmless Man by Blur
Blur is a band that drips effortless cool, and that’s exactly what you need when you’re down in the dumps.
19. So What by Pink
The quintessential punk steez can’t get any more apparent than Pink.
I’m still a rockstar,
I got my rock moves
and I don’t need you.
Tunes for the tricks.