Top 5 Songs Every Woman Should Have On Their Breakup Playlist

By Kennisha Crawford on March 12, 2018

Breaking up with the man you love can be one of the most painful things you go through in life. No matter how it ended, the pain from a breakup can be a lingering excruciating feeling that in some cases, feels like it will never end. As a woman with a good amount of experience in that department, I know first-hand how painful a breakup can be. I also know how music can be a way to help you either wallow in that pain or overcome it.

Everyone has their own unique “breakup playlist” that helps them cry their eyes out while overindulging in ice cream or feel like they want to let loose and have fun by putting on a seductive outfit and heading to the nearest club with their friends. The breakup playlist is essential when maneuvering through love’s hurt. So, here are the top five songs I think most, if not all, women either have on their breakup playlist or should go and download now….

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Mary J. Blige’s “Not Gon’ Cry”

While all the time that I was loving you, you were busy loving yourself”. This is an iconic and classic song by Mary that women from all over have belted from the top of their lungs at some point in their life. The entire song is recapping how a woman did so much for a man, just for him to leave her dry. However, though she was done oh so wrong, she refuses to shed one tear about it.

Toni Braxton’s “Love Shoulda Brought You Home” 

Love shoulda brought you, you home last night. You shoulda been with, shoulda been right by my side”. Toni is known for having some of the most classic heartbreak songs in the history of music. This particular song is her reminiscing how foolish she was to believe her significant other’s lies and if their love was so real as he would claim, then he would have been home with her as he should have been.

Aretha Franklin’s “It Hurts Like Hell”

Love was always supposed to be, something wonderful to me”. If you have never heard this song by the legendary Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha Franklin, then you are for sure missing out. This song by Ms. Franklin perfectly depicts how we women view love, how it can make us feel and how it hurts like hell when we get screwed over by giving our love to the wrong man.

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Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor”

It could all be so simple, but you rather make it hard. Loving you is like a battle and we both end up with scars”.  This is another essential in a breakup playlist. Lauryn bellows out on this song, the ceaseless confusion we as women can go through when we love a man and he hurts us so bad, but we don’t necessarily want to give up on him.

Beyoncé’s “I Care”

I care. I know you don’t care too much but I still care”. Beyoncé adequately depicts how the heavy emotions of loving and caring for the man, who isn’t showing the same reciprocity, can still be very much present and alive in the woman. This song tells how no matter what, sometimes, we still can care too damn much.

So, go zone out and vibe to these classic tunes.

When you believe in God, yourself and have faith; the word "impossible" doesn't exist! Positive vibes giver! Lover of all things creative!

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