The 7 Songs to Help You Get Through a Breakup

Going through a break up might be one of the most painful experiences a person can go through. The crying, the fighting, the yelling, the tightness in your chest when you’re trying to keep everything together… it sucks. Do you know what makes a break up even worse? Having to see said ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend all over campus as you’re trying to forget that they even exist on the same planet as you. Fear not: here is a list of the 7 best songs to listen to to make you feel more confident than ever while you strut your stuff past your ex and move on from that toxic relationship you went through.


1. “Shout Out to My Ex” by Little Mix

To start this list off, we have this upbeat song by the British girl group Little Mix. Listening to this song will make you rethink your relationship and wonder if the person you’re so upset about is even worth the tears.

“Guess I should say thank you/For the hate yous and the tattoos/Oh baby, I’m cool by the way/Ain’t sure I loved you anyway”


2. “Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato showed the world, after her breakup with longtime boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, that she is single and isn’t sorry about it. Listen to this song before while you’re getting ready to go out with your friends and keep reminding yourself that he/she can never find someone as good as you.

“Now I’m out here looking like revenge/Feelin’ like a ten, the best I ever been/And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt/To see me like this, but it gets worse”


3. “New Rules” by Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa delivers this set of rules to her listeners in order to teach them to stop going back to the one that broke their heart because it will just cause more heartache. Next time you think about sending that text to your ex when you want to see them, play this song and remember all of the pain that person put you through.

“One: Don't pick up the phone/You know he's only callin' 'cause he's drunk and alone/Two: Don't let him in/You'll have to kick him out again/Three: Don't be his friend/You know you're gonna wake up in his bed in the morning/And if you're under him, you ain't gettin' over him”


4. “Crying in the Club” by Camila Cabello

Next time you’re upset and feel as though you’re nothing without your ex, listen to this hit by Camila Cabello. This beat will make you want to dance with your friends and completely forget about your ex.

“You think, that you'll die without him/You know, that's a lie that you tell yourself/You fear, that you'll lay alone forever now/It ain't true, ain't true, ain't true, no”


5. “Ridin’ Solo” by Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo expressed how wonderful his life has become since he’s become single, and you should feel the same way too! This song reminds us all how fun it can be to be single and free, and the only thing to do after a heartbreak is to just move on.

“Now I made it through the weather, better days are gonna get better/I'm so sorry that it didn't work out /I'm moving on/I'm so sorry but it's over now/The pain is gone”


6. “Miss Movin’ On” by Fifth Harmony

At some point in your post-breakup sadness, you’re going to feel as though you’ll never be able to move on from the person that just broke your heart. “Miss Movin’ On” will shower you with lyrics that will keep reminding you that you are going to get through this heartache, and you will move on to someone better.

“My innocence is wearing thin/But my heart is growing strong/So call me, call me, call me/Miss movin' on”


7. “Thank u, next” by Ariana Grande

If you didn’t think this iconic song was going to make it on this list, you were just proven wrong. Ariana Grande delivered yet another hit to her listeners, and this time she is putting her past relationships behind her and is moving on to the next (just like you should be doing).

“One taught me love/One taught me patience/And one taught me pain/Now, I'm so amazing”