The Post-Valentine Break Up Playlist

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Ladies, is your man in the doghouse after a crappy Valentine’s Day gift? We’ve got the soundtrack to your breakup!

We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together — Taylor Swift

From all of her short-lived, highly-publicized relationships, Taylor Swift has learned at least one thing: how to write a breakup song. You could listen to any T-swift song and you have yourself a perfect breakup ballad

Before He Cheats — Carrie Underwood

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned—especially a woman scorned by a lying, cheating ex-boyfriend. “Before He Cheats” is one of the best songs for someone going through the anger stage of their break-up. It’s especially powerful for any girl who has been cheated on, and wants nothing more than to make sure her ex knows how much he hurt her. The overall message of this song: You’re a lying, cheating, scumbag, and you’re going to pay.

Since U Been Gone — Kelly Clarkson

From Clarkson’s album Breakaway, this song is about a woman who expresses her relief over the end of her troubled relationship. Kelly Clarkson, like Taylor Swift, is known for her songs about guys who have done her wrong, but in an entirely different way. Hers are often more powerful ballads, ones which talk about how much stronger she is, and the ways she is better off without him. The overall message of this song: I’m over you and loving it.

F**k You — Cee Lo Green

Simply put, it's time to move on. Cee Lo will teach you how to do that.

You Need Me, I Don’t Need You — Ed Sheeran

I would pick Ed Sheeran over any other human on this planet. Anyhow, this song is perfect for a person who is completely over a relationship, but their partner isn’t, and they’re done with their sh*t. (I apologize for the language)

So What — Pink

Pink rocks out in this crazy breakup song. Pink may be the only person on this list to win back her former love via a breakup song. After recording this song about her crumbled relationship with estranged hubby Carey Hart, Pink talked her former flame into participating in the video shoot. The two subsequently reunited, and in 2011 welcomed their first baby. It does get better!

Gives You Hell — All American Rejects

This is an amazing song for the ‘dumped’ to get out their anger and at the same time sing about moving on from their heartbreak. Though the music video doesn’t imply this at all, the lyrics help get across the point that sometimes seeing the face of the person you dumped is the only weapon they need to make you regret losing them.

Single Ladies By: Beyoncé

After that killer Super bowl performance, who doesn’t want to rock out to Beyoncé? Especially, when they just became a single lady. Boys, I apologize this one is for the ladies out there.

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