Break ups! We’ve all been there, that feeling of having your entire world crumble to unrecognizable rubble, that moment when you start hating everything and everybody, and start contemplating the meaning of life. Every teenager of the world would have had their heart stomped by the person they cherished the most, how else would we mature and adult? When a break up takes place, we generally take to music, or painting or getting a whacky hairdo. Mostly people choose the former, so here is a list of 10 songs to soothe yourself while dealing with a heartbreak.
1) We Don’t Talk Anymore – Charlie Puth (ft Selena Gomez)
The title of this song is the most practical consequence of a ‘break up.’ While most couples feign a friendship, “Sure, let’s be friends” is probably the most clichéd response to a break up. But you know that ‘The good morning’ and the ‘love you’ messages aren’t going to continue anymore. That’s the whole point of a break up; even if you do end up talking, it’s never going to be the same, it’s never going to be ‘like we used to.’
2) Impossible – James Arthur
This song with its husky baritone of former X Factor winner James Arthur and its gut wrenching lyrics, finds the perfect combination to soothe the heartbroken soul. We often confuse love with fondness or lust; if what you had was love, the ‘break up’ would never have happened. So hang in there, heartbroken souls, because love is just round the corner.
3) I Really Don’t Like You – Plain White T’s
From the band famous for its romantic masterpieces like ’1,2,3,4’ and ‘Rhythm of Love’, comes this rather unusual song on heartbreak and hate. Albeit different from their usual, the song drives home its point on how only after a breakup we realize the true character of that partner and hate ourselves for being associated with someone like that.
4) You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi has had a lasting influence on most teenage minds, and this song is no different. If ever you had a nasty break-up with an ex, the most obvious reaction in anger, is ‘you give love a bad name!’
5) Creep – Radiohead
Ever had a heated argument with your partner, which ended in a break up, only replaying that conversation in your head all over again and realizing it was probably your fault all along? If so, then ‘Creep’ by Radiohead is the perfect song for you to drown your sorrows.
6) I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
This song for the couples who break up while ‘still in love’ or for that nagging ex who drunk calls you at 2am on a weekday to say how they will always love you! For those pals out there, take some comfort in the serene voice of Whitney Houston while reminiscing past times.
7) What Difference Does It Make – The Smiths
After a break up, we often keep questioning ourselves on why we ever dated the other person, why and how we broke up and how would the other person be dealing with that heartbreak? Well, guess what: what difference does it make? It makes NONE! That’s the point the rebellious 1970’s British band have been trying to make all along. Seems like couples in 2016 need to be reminded of that.
8) I Know It’s Over – The Smiths
After every dreaded ‘break up’ conversation, there is a sense of disbelief and horror before the reality creeps in. As difficult as it may seem to accept, you know it’s over and there’s no turning back. It’s going to leave you numb and shaken for a few days or weeks, but then you will come to grips with the reality and move on.
9) Everybody Hurts – REM
Being dejected in love is one of the most certain things to happen in life on the path towards adulthood and maturity. While you might feel as though your entire world has come crashing down, take comfort in the fact that there are several like you who have undergone the same life tribulations or as REM puts it ‘Everybody hurts, everybody cries..’
10) Fix You – Coldplay
Not necessarily only for break ups, but to overcome any depressing situation in life, this brilliant composition by Coldplay works as a magical elixir for those sorrows. God bless Coldplay!