01/24/2013 11:48 am ET | Updated Mar 26, 2013

Top 10 Songs To Get Through Divorce

The other day I was driving to my divorce attorney's office for a "sit down" with my ex-to-be and his attorney. I knew it would be a tough meeting so I popped in a CD to lift my spirits.

After belting out Sara Bareilles' "King of Anything," (and entertaining a bunch of tourists in the double decker bus next to me) I felt ready for the meeting.

Let's face it, music always makes unpleasant things just a little bit more enjoyable: cleaning, commuting, working out, breaking up. So it occurred to me, why not make a playlist for getting divorced? After all, isn't divorce the ultimate "break-up"?

Well, here's a list of songs that will reinforce your confidence, inspire your sense of independence, and possibly even remind you why you're better off without that $#&%.

So whether you're driving to court, on your way to dinner with your ex's new spouse, or just waking up on that first day of your "trial separation," pop in these tunes and let it all out!


1) "F*** You" by Cee Lo Green
Why? Because she's drivin' round town with that new guy, and you're still making her car payments.

2) "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce
Why? Because you already have a date for next Saturday night.

3) "Mr. Know-it-all" by Kelly Clarkson
Why? Because if he really knew you, he would have changed his passwords.

4) "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette
Why? Because "It's not fair to deny me the cross I bear that you gave to me..." No, Alanis, it's not fair! And you want the guy in the Mazda next to you to know it.

5) "Wide Awake" by Katy Perry
Why? Because marriage can be a nightmare. And you just remembered you need to buy yourself some new 300-thread count cotton sheets.

6) "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
Why? Because you built your life around him and now you need to get yourself a new contractor.

7) "King of Anything" by Sara Bareilles
Why? Because seriously, "who DID die and make you king?!"

8) "Payphone" by Maroon 5
Why? Because after spending all that "change," you bought yourself an iPhone.

9) "Blow Me One Last Kiss" by Pink
Why? Because life's too short for this sh-t.

10) "Somebody that I used to Know" by Gotye
Why? Because even if you want the divorce too, everyone wants to know they meant something.