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

From you

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.

Guess what,

I’m still a rockstar,

I got my rock moves

and I don’t need you.

Tunes for the tricks.