“Mr. Brightside” – The Killers 

The Killers created a fantastic song with “Mr. Brightside” and no one can resist belting out this classic when it comes on. The song is perfect for right after a breakup, because of its gentle, sad and subdued melody. The lyrics perfectly capture the essence of love and lost, while also reminding the listener that life will move on. Despite the jealousy, hurt and sadness that comes from a broken love, there is comfort in knowing that destiny has something else in store for you to look forward to. No matter how horrible things got everything in life happens for a reason.

“Fighter” – Christina Aguilera

Christian Aguilera is a great example of a strong woman that doesn’t need a guy to feel great about herself. Aguilera’s song “Fighter” tells the story of broken trust, but she is choosing to not letting that betrayal get her down. Despite the terrible things that happened, Aguilera chooses to move forward and is stronger because of it. This song proves that you do not need to be dependent on someone else for your happiness. You can learn from your past relationships and the heartbreak will only lead you to become stronger, wiser, and more confident.

“Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson

Who said that all breakups have to be a bad thing? Kelly Clarkson’s song “Since U Been Gone” is a reminder that leaving someone behind can actually be a good thing. The song is a subtle stab at every ex who has hurt you, treated you poorly, or took you for granted. It will leave you dancing around your room burning old photos and feeling empowered in doing so. Leaving a bad relationship, while it can be sad, will only make you stronger and happier in the end. So instead of sulking about your broken heart, celebrate that you have your life back and can be yourself again.

“Irreplaceable” – Beyoncé

Beyoncé knows that there is no one else like her, and there is also no one else like you! If you choose to be, you can be a strong, independent person that doesn’t need a significant other to feel confident. Take solace in the fact that you are a smart, attractive, great catch and the person you date should feel blessed to have you. Leaving a relationship behind with a person that didn’t appreciate you isn’t a bad thing at all. You deserve someone who loves you unconditionally. A person who treats you poorly is completely replaceable and not someone worth dating.

“Tonight I’m Getting Over You” – Carly Rae Jepsen

Once you’ve gotten to a point where you’ve begun to dry your tears and are ready to go back out in public, this is the song for you. Carly Rae Jepsen’s song “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” reminds you that there is a time to stop crying and begin to enjoy life again. Go out dancing with friends, meet new people, and let yourself laugh and smile. Let yourself move forward and get over the past love. They are not worth your time forever. While you may feel stuck in a bad dream and want to cry into your pillow all night, it’s time to let go.

“Fight Song” – Rachel Platten

Though this isn’t a traditional breakup song, its powerful lyrics can apply well to those dealing with a lost relationship. The song reminds the listener that they should be confident and believe in themselves, and fight forward no matter what obstacles stand in the way. Rachel Platten herself wanted the song to reach the world and help people who were struggling. Platten said she felt “brokenhearted and hopeless” while writing the song, but used her sorrow to work even harder to make up for the lack of confidence. The lyrics for “Fight Song” tug at the heartstrings and make you want to stand up strong.

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