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Breakup Songs

What Every Great Breakup Anthem Has In Common

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.25.2016 | Arts

“You used to call me on my cell phone,” Drake laments, and anyone within earshot chimes in to commiserate: “Late night when you need my love.”...

Rebecca Adams

15 Songs To Get You Through The Darkest Phase Of A Breakup | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.13.2015 | Divorce

When I went through my first major breakup, I let myself go to a very dark, heartbroken place. Consolations like, "You'll get over it eventually" or "...

The Worst Part About Going For A Drive After You Break Up With Someone

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 12.02.2014 | Comedy

It never fails (unlike relationships). You've just broken up with the love of your life, your soulmate. You'll never find anyone like that again, a...

Here Is the Greatest Breakup Song in the Universe

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 04.13.2014 | Comedy
Adam Kirk Edgerton

In 1996, like a snowbird on unsteady legs, Jewel came warbling out of the Alaskan wilderness back when Sarah Palin was just another beauty queen. Her second single was "You Were Meant For Me," which is the greatest breakup song in the universe. Let me break it down for you, lyrically.

How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Taylor Swift

Anna Szymanski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Women
Anna Szymanski

People assume that everyone listens to Taylor Swift because her songs are so ridiculously catchy -- and yes they are. But the real reason she's so popular is that she taps into the part of your brain that is perpetually stuck at some junior high dance in 1995.

Normal Ways To Feel After A Breakup

Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sam Ferrigno for The myriad of emotions we feel after a break up are overwhelming at times, but take the heat off yourself by knowi...

10 Songs You Should Never Listen To After A Breakup

Posted 06.27.2013 | Divorce

There's nothing more comforting after a bad breakup than listening to a super sad song about love gone wrong. (There's a reason Adele's sold so many a...

In Defense Of Breakup Songs

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.20.2013 | Women

Turns out all those times you wanted to listen to "Someone Like You" after a breakup are completely justified -- by research. A new study forthcomi...

LISTEN: George Jones' Greatest Breakup Ballads

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.10.2015 | Divorce

With his supple, soulful voice and hard-luck songs, few could channel heartbreak quite like George Jones. Perhaps it was because the country singe...


Posted 03.12.2013 | Arts

Anyone can tell you who's already made it, but HuffPost Arts & Culture's On Our Radar series is here to tell you who's about to blow up -- and, in som...

22 Anti-Valentine's Day Songs You Can Work Out To

Sarah Klein | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

Love songs are no fun to work out to. Take a page from the anti-Valentine's Day handbook and get sweaty to these unapologetic, pissed off, in-your-face breakup songs.

The Ultimate 'I Will Get Through This' Playlist

Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.27.2012 | Divorce

You can't underestimate the power of music to help you through a breakup. There's a reason why Adele's "Someone Like You" is the most requested song f...

On To The Next: Breakup Songs

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 10.11.2012 | Entertainment

In light of the tragic split between Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, and pretty much every Taylor Swift song ever recorded, breakup music has been comi...

LISTEN: Soothe Your Broken Heart Playlist

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Use the power of upbeat songs you associate with positive memories, preferably from your more distant past when you felt safe, on top of your game, and happy. Avoid songs that even remotely pull you into the emotions of your breakup.

What's Your Breakup Song?

Posted 02.15.2012 | Women

If you're in a relationship, Valentine's Day might have been an okay thing for you. There were likely the obligatory but also well-intentioned gifts, ...

And The Top Breakup Song On Facebook Is...

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 02.13.2012 | Technology

Those pie-eyed romantics at the Facebook analytics team have been combing through some Spotify data in advance of Valentine's Day 2012. The team has p...

Divorce Songs: Readers Share The Tunes That Kept Them Going Post-Split (LISTEN)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

We asked, you answered: Which #breakuptunes kept you going after a split?...

Divorce Ditties: 7 Songs Inspired By Splits (LISTEN)

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

There's nothing like divorce for a little musical inspiration. These seven artists translated their splits into songs, creating modern-day divorce ant...