Whether you've had one or several ex-flames, we're sure you've compiled a playlist or two to help you get over the end of your relationship. If you need a push in the right direction, check out this playlist of songs FN compiled. Have breakup songs of your own? Tell us about them in a comment.
1. "SINCE U BEEN GONE" by Kelly Clarkson (2004)
This American Idol sang "My Life Would Suck without You" at one point, but this hit song of hers reminds you that sometimes life sucks worse with the wrong guy.
Killer lines: “I can breathe for the first time / I’m so moving on, yeah, yeah / Thanks to you now I get what I want”
2. "I NEVER LOVED YOU ANYWAY" by The Corrs (1997)
Got dumped? Tell him it's okay because "I never really loved you anyway," as this Irish foursome did back in the late '90s.
Killer lines: “You bored me with your stories / I can't believe that I endured you for as long as I did”
3. "GIVES YOU HELL" by The All-American Rejects (2008)
Nothing better than making sure he regrets not being your guy anymore, as this song shows.
Killer lines: “When you see my face / Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell”
4. "BUST YOUR WINDOWS" by the GLEE cast (2010)
Although originally by Jazmine Sullivan, this song was popularized by Amber Riley (perhaps better known as Mercedes Jones) in the first season of the hit TV musical Glee.
Killer lines: “Hey, you should be lucky that that's all I did / After five whole years of this bullsh**”
5. "IRREPLACEABLE" by Beyoncé (2006)
Nothing's more annoying than a guy who thinks he's God's gift to womankind. And this song by pop diva Beyoncé is perfect for putting him in his place.
Killer lines: “I can have another you in a minute / And in fact he'll be here in a minute”
6. "BOTH SIDES NOW" by Joni Mitchell (1968)
Joni Mitchell may be more famous for her song "Big Yellow Taxi," but when you're feeling miserable yet philosophical about a breakup, "Both Sides Now" is a great song to pick. Plus, it was on the soundtrack for Love Actually, one of our all-time favorite movies. How's that for awesome?
Killer lines: “It's love's illusions I recall / I really don’t know love at all”
7. "APOLOGIZE" by Timbaland ft. OneRepublic (2007)
Harsh words, said without thinking, can end a relationship as surely as harsh acts like cheating or abuse. In fact, it's even more common. And sometimes people find out the hard way that "sorry" isn't always enough, as OneRepublic reminds us in this song.
Killer lines: “You tell me that you're sorry / Didn't think I'd turn around and say / That it’s too late to apologize”
8. "BETTER IN TIME" by Leona Lewis (2008)
It's important to remember that breaking up with your boyfriend (or even the breakup of your marriage) isn't the end of the world, even if it feels like it sometimes. And although it's a bit clichéd to say that time heals all wounds, that's exactly what Leona Lewis reminds us of in this song.
Killer lines: “Even though I really love you / I'm gonna smile ‘cause I deserve to (yes, I do)”
9. "WITH OR WITHOUT YOU" by U2 (1987)
Here's an iconic U2 song, with Bono belting out the anthem of all stormy breakups and off-and-on relationships: as much as you made each other's lives a misery toward the end of your relationships, there are always the good points that make it hard to let go.
Killer line: “With or without you / I can't live with or without you”
10. UN-BREAK MY HEART by Toni Braxton (1996)
Now it's fine to say "I never really loved you anyway" like The Corrs did, but what if you did really love your guy? How do you un-break your heart when he tells you he doesn't love you anymore? Toni Braxton belted out the tune of this particular agony with her hit single back in 1996.
Killer lines: “Undo this hurt you caused / When you walked out the door and walked out of my life”
(Originally published as "James Yap's Breakup Song for Kris Aquino + 10 Songs to Remember Your Ex By" on Female Network; screencap from Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" music video via YouTube)