My definitive list of angry, empowering, break shit, I-can-get-through-this, you-fucking-suck heartbreak songs. *This is also my apartment deep cleaning playlist - it works well in both states of mind*
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    Fuck you Lucy - Atmosphere
    "You should get a tattoo that says warning, that's all, just a warning." My favourite line because I feel like a living warning of my past boyfriends.
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    Breaking up - Classified
    Once I got over the initial use of the word "conversated," I related to this song so hard.
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    You oughta know - Alanis Morissette
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    You're so vain - Carly Simon
    Double duh
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    Untouchable face - Ani DiFranco
    The most angst. It's been awhile, but this used to be a go-to breakup song. It doesn't get much more real than "Fuck you for existing in the first place."
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    Adia - Sarah Mclachlan
    This woman and song deserve more credit!!!
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    It's too late - Carole King
    "Now you look so unhappy and I feel like a fool" 💔
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    I can't make you love me - Bonnie Raitt
    Is your ultimate goal to make me cry everywhere? Play this song for 12 seconds and you have succeeded.
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    Stolen car - Bruce Springsteen
    This one hurts.
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    Knowing me knowing you - ABBA
    This song doesn't sound nearly as dark as its words.
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    Breathe again - Sara Bareilles
    "All I have, all I need, is the air I would kill to breathe." Melodramatic, climactic, scream-sing worthy.
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    The special two AND Where I stood - Missy Higgins
    'The special two' got me through the initial speedbumps of my first legitimate relationship. 'Where I stood' allowed me to pick up the shattered pieces of myself and move on when everything fell apart.
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    Both sides now - Joni Mitchell
    This is my favourite song, I've heard it thousands of times and I'm still not positive I can truly listen to it without crying a little? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Sober - Selena Gomez
    I don't advocate the message, but I get it.
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    Nobody to blame - Chris Stapleton
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    Heartless - Kanye
    The coldest story ever told I guess
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    Hate - Plain White T's
    High school breakups. Oof.
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    Mama's broken heart - Miranda Lambert
    Originally father-recommended. Killer.
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    Almost lover - A Fine Frenzy
    "Goodbye my almost lover, goodbye my almost friend"✌🏼️
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    Dashboard Confessional's entire repertoire
    I go with "Hands Down" or "Screaming infidelities" to instantly revert to my high school "breakups" and remember I got through those just fine!
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    Holland Road - Mumford and Sons
    "So I hit my low, but little did I know that would not be the end." Who hasn't felt like this before?
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    Linger - The Cranberries
    Hello 90s
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    All too well - Taylor Swift
    I swear it's her best lyrically written song, I can feel her words playing like a movie in my head every time I hear it.
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    Ring the alarm - Beyoncé
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    Skinny love - Bon Iver
    "Who will love you? Who will fight?"
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    Never ever - All Saints
    The best though, really.
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    It's not right but it's okay - Whitney Houston
    Did you think I wouldn't?? "Pack your bags up and leave, don't you dare come running back to me"
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    The Story - Brandi Carlisle
    K, this isn't a song about heartbreak. But I feel like it fits anyway.
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    Winter - Joshua Radin
    "Your voice is the splinter inside me" Eep. Helps with getting over a seasonal partner.
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    Little victories AND Feelin' Brave - Blue Sky Riders
    "Don't we all want a love that sets the whole world on fire?"Both have a much deeper meaning than getting over heartbreak, but the message applies here as well.
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    There's no better guide through a breakup than music.
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    Sorry about how close this list is to Valentine's Day.
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    I'm still all about love💕