For those of you who are not familiar, this is the blog for the podcast "20- Somethings Doing Nothing." I like to come on here every so often to talk about things that I wouldn't normally discuss on the podcast.
The "Can't Get Enough" posts are all about music that I just can't get enough of. Typically they're new songs that you may not have heard of, sometimes they're very familiar songs... and NOW I'm doing one that's dedicated to breakup anthems.
I know, I know. Everyone is currently doing summer playlists... but considering I was recently dumped (for the second time this year-- safe to say I'm not too good with relationships) I figured I would put one together for all those ladies and fellas out there who are going through it right now. I even got some of my Twitter followers to chime in with their favorite breakup songs. Those will come at the end.
Hope this helps anyone else out there going through a breakup. Relationships are crap. (I'm not cynical or anything...)
Let's start off with some newer breakup songs, shall we?
1. "New Rules"- Dua Lipa
For all you ladies that are just SO-EFFIN-OVER-IT but can't seem to let go. You'll find this jam empowering. Follow homegirl's rules and you'll be in the clear. I know, you probably won't but it'll be a nice reminder to listen to as you drive home from his apartment after spending the night. (No judgement-- we've all been there.)
2. "Find Yourself'- Great Good Fine Ok/Before You Exit
Kinda sad, BUT still upbeat. The chorus--"So don't let someone find you until you find yourself"-- is a clear message. Embrace yourself, love yourself and then when the timing is right you'll find the significant other you need.
3. "Waste of Time"- Snow Tha Product
Now, I don't care if you cheated on him or he cheated on you or even if no one cheated on anyone. There wasn't any cheating in my relationship, but I relate to every other aspect of this song. It's guaranteed to get you riled and singing along to that sh*t either way.
4. "Halfway"- Jake Miller
Jake Miller's new album has a bunch of great breakup songs on it, set to great beats that don't make you want to cry but still make you feel something. This is one of my favorites. Moral of the song: if you're not down, get the f*ck out. No time for half-assing.
5. "I Only Lie When I Love You"- Royal Blood
For all those people at the total "f*ck it" stage. I scream these lyrics at the top on my lungs and it's almost medicinal.
Bonus: "Can't Help Myself"-Jake Miller
Remember how I said Jake Miller's album is full of breakup song gems. This is my second favorite and didn't feel right not adding it considering it's a f*cking BOP.
Okay, time for a few throwbacks and songs suggested on Twitter!
1. "Best Thing I Never Had"- Beyoncé
2. "Since U Been Gone"- Kelly Clarkson
3. "Bye Bye Bye"- *NSYNC
4. "Case of the Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)"- Mya
5. "All Hail the Heartbreaker"- The Spill Canvas