The Soundtrack To Your Breakup

Aah, music: the heartbeat of life. 

I don't know about you, but when I go through a breakup, music suddenly becomes so much more relevant. And, my music must follow a theme - kind of like the stages of grief. When I'm feeling sad, I only want to listen to sad songs. When I'm feeling angry, the songs are filled with rage. I know I'm getting to a pretty great place when I'm ready to listen to my "powerful" playlist - all about empowerment and strength. 

 Break-Up playlist, music quote: The Happy Break-Up Online Launch Party

So, just for you on Online Launch Party day, I've created three different playlists with some of my favourite break-up anthems!

First up, we have "sad"

This playlist features some of my all time favourite sad songs including: 
Our Lady Peace - Are You Sad?
"just stop pretending when they say you're nothing"

Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One
"I wish this would be over now, but I know that I still need you here"

Blue Rodeo - Bad Timing
"It just reminds us of the cost of everything we've lost.  Bad timing that's all"

Then we move into "angry" which features the likes of:

Billy Talent - The Ex
"Well, I heard she's great and her new boyfriend's lame, She can go to hell I'll never be the same!"

Luke Doucet - Broken One
"One day you're gonna miss me. One day you're gonna wake up cold
Then you'll wish that you could kiss me when you're old and you're alone
"

And what angry playlist would be complete without...
Alanis Morrissette - You Oughta Know
"And every time you speak her name does she know how you told me you'd hold me until you died, 'Til you died, but you're still alive"

Finally, we move into my favourite playlist: "Empowered".

The very first song that came to mind for this playlist was my theme song following my divorce:
Katy Perry - Roar
"I went from zero, to my own hero"

The Dixie Chicks - Goodbye Earl (there's video of me singing this song at Karaoke in Newfoundland somewhere!)
"Well, the weeks went by and spring turned to summer, and summer faded into fall
And it turns out he was a missing person who nobody missed at all"

And, of course, the quintessential moving on from breakup song:

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
"I should have changed that stupid lock, I should have made you leave your key
If I'd known for just one second you'd be back to bother me"

 

There's lots more awesome music on those playlists, so make sure you check them out. 

This post is part of The Happy Break-up Online Launch Party event. Follow that link to come chat with us about break-ups, music and more! Or leave a comment right here with your favourite break-up song, for any of these lists!

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