10 Best Songs for a Nasty Break-Up
You just said goodbye. He or she has just walked out the door. For good. This part is never easy.
Your first instinct might be to run after them and beg them to stay, but we'd suggest that you take a deep breath and give that fleeting moment a chance to die down. The pain will not last, we promise. Instead, here are some songs that might help you turn the page, reflect a bit deeper, and perhaps find your inner strength to live without that person.
We've spanned the genre's of popular music to compile a list of the most inspiring, perhaps heart-wrenching, and true to life lyrics and melodies that will ease the hurt in a relationship gone sour.
Push play, and consider this to be the next step towards a challenging recovery.
Why anyone would want to leave Katy Perry, let alone divorce her is far beyond our comprehension. Still, the queen of the pop world has had a few nasty break-ups in life. Enough to inspire her to sing this well-known hit.
The most unapproachable woman in the music industry also seems to have a tough time finding the right man for her life. A song, once dedicated to here abusive boyfriend Chris Brown is one that has lyrics most anyone can relate to in the midst of a nasty break-up.
This hit country tune encapsulates the story of a person who has simply not been able to grip the fact that he's in the midst of an awful break-up. Turning to the bottle and repeating in his head that she will always thinks of him, Keith lays down verses perfect for anyone who might be going through the same personal turmoil.
This song finds it's way onto our list for that one person who is just about over the mourning process, and is ready to pick up the pieces and move on. No longer taking blame and realizing that the person they were with was not the person for them in the first place. "Hate" is a pretty strong word, but heck, in this particular moment in your life, we will let it slide.
Again, another great song that empowers anyone that just got out of a terrible relationship. In the immortal words of her Pinkness: "So what! I'm still a rock star." Take their money and don't pay their rent. You got a brand new attitude, and you are gonna wear it tonight. At least make sure you got a place to stay, and some clothes to cover over that attitude.
The lead singer of this popular country band is thinking back to the days when he had his old love in his arms. When his girl left him for some Vegas hot shot rodeo cowboy, his sad voice displays utter pain. He also knows deep in his heart that this girl is never going to return.
This band is simply having a hard time letting go. Hanging onto a photograph, hoping somehow, someway, this person that left them is listening to what is on their heart, still hoping to steal their pain...away. The lead singer clearly has some obsessions he clearly cannot back away from. Geez, a little clingy. Aren't we?
Although the whole Justin/Britney thing is sooooo 2003, the lyrics of this song can be applied to practically anyone. Even if you aren't a Mouseketeer or a multi-platinum selling artist, you can still relate to the words in this ultimate break-up song.
This is one of those songs that are perfect for people doing fine without that pesky significant other. Topped with the fact that the one you broke up with is doing much worse now that you are out of the picture. Ever bump into an old flame that has made the all the wrong choices post break-up? This isstory of your/their life.
One more popular country song enters our list of most popular break-up songs. This classic ballad talks about a man who left his woman for a brand new lover, and while that might sting just a little still, the song encourages any shunned person to power through with thought provoking lyrics that help them endure the worst possible feelings of rejection.