There are 50 ways to make a break up mix. They can be sad or sappy or angsty or optimistic or empowering, or they can be tailored depending on whether you’re the dumper or the dumped. At the question-asker’s request, I’ve designed to this playlist to incorporate the full spectrum of break up emotions, including but not limited to ‘life is over‘ to ‘I deserved better’ to ‘who?‘
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Crying – Roy Orbison & k.d. lang
You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Madeleine Peyroux [Bob Dylan cover]
Ex-Factor – Lauryn Hill
Breathe – Melissa Etheridge
Hang Me Up To Dry – Cold War Kids
Where Does The Good Go – Tegan & Sara
Heartbreaker – Pat Benetar
Jimmy Dean – Hunter Valentine
Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
F.O.D – Green Day
Limp – Fiona Apple
Untouchable Face – Ani DiFranco
I Want To Break Free – Queen
Holiday – Hilary Duff
Not In Love – Crystal Castles ft. Robert Smith
Shut Up & Let Me Go – The Ting Tings
Tell Everybody That You Know – Kanye West ft. Lil’ Wayne
There You Go – P!nk
Whatsername – Green Day
You can stream the entire playlist here.
Add your favorite break up songs in the comments below.
Have a playlist request? Send it to me via Formspring and someone on the team will make it for you.