This is the playlist for when you have to have that painfully long cry in the shower, or when you need to be reminded of how far you’ve come. This is the playlist for when you need to heal your broken heart or when you need to remember how you even got one in the first place. This is the playlist for when you just need to feel. The playlist starts and ends with songs that will require you to get comfortable with your emotions, and it will allow them to flow through you.
The first song on this playlist is ‘Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl” by Wet. This song will help you realize that you have been pining after the wrong person, and it will remind you that you really do deserve better. It will help you remember that you have the ability to move on. It will also leave you feeling nostalgic for the good times that you had in your relationship and the bad ones. Lyrics in this song like “You can’t do me right” make it clear that no matter how many times you try, sometimes you just cannot make it work with someone.
Let It All Go by Birdy and RHODES gives you the perfect ballad to remember that it is time to move on. The lyrics remind you that it is time to go. This song gives you the perfect motivation to take the steps necessary to move forward, and go after what you really want. It also reminds you that sometimes we don’t know why certain things happen.
“I don’t know why I don’t know why
We need to break so hard
I don’t know why we break so hard”
Medicine by Daughter will truly release all of the built-up emotions that you’ve had for years about the situations that you never talked about. It will force you to go back in time, and really revisit the people, and places that have made you who you are.
Incomplete by James Bay will give you the strength that you need to move on from your relationship that just ended. It will help you realize that sometimes there are seasons in our life where we are incomplete, and that can be a truly beautiful thing. It motivates you to keep going, even if you feel alone. It also is the perfect encouragement to keep searching for relationships but to not rely on someone else to complete you.
“The world will turn and we’ll grow, we’ll learn how to be
To be incomplete”
The Story Never Ends by Lauv sends you through an emotional journey as he tells the story of the back, and forth games that happen during a breakup. This song is sometimes extremely painful to listen to, but it brings you face to face with the people who said that they would be there for you, and then completely break your trust.
That’s who you are
Crash the car
And blame the road
Never your fault
How Could I Have Known by Keaton Henson will break your heart, and you will need a few minutes after listening to collect yourself. This song dives into the painful realization of regret. He looks back on a relationship and asks himself the really hard questions. It relates to all of us who have been in a relationship only to have the end completely shatter us. In this song, you can feel the lack of closure that often happens when two people split up.
Ending by Isak Danielson takes you on the journey of finally being able to let go of your lover. Throughout the song, you follow the different stages of wanting someone to come back to you, and then eventually realizing that they aren’t good for you. It reminds you that sometimes the best option is to completely let go and move on.
We’re at the end of the line
She keeps me from holding her tight
Trying to make sure she’s fine
Don’t let me go
We took a hundred steps back
How you said goodbye was sad
Now when I think of it add, “please let me go”
You Were Good To Me by Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler gives you a few minutes to focus on the amazing times that you had in your relationship. It lends to those moments when you knew that you weren’t meant to be together, but you still had so many good times that will not be forgotten. It is a heartbreakingly beautiful song to make you feel complete nostalgic, and let go.
Liability by Lorde is the perfect ballad for all of the people who often feel like they’re a burden to their lovers. Lorde emphasizes the fact that people have told her that she is “too much”, and that that causes them to leave her. It feels comforting to know that there are so many of us who can relate to this feeling of being too much.
They say, “You’re a little much for me
You’re a liability
You’re a little much for me”
So they pull back, make other plans
I understand I’m a liability
In this playlist, you will also find songs that will make you want to pursue love fully, and relentlessly.
Grow As We Go by Ben Platt, Yours by Ella Henderson, and Harbour Lights by A Silent Film will motivate you to keep opening your heart up and take a chance on love.
You will also find songs that remind you of the fact that we are all sometimes submissive to relationships, simply because we don’t want them to end. No Right To Love You by Rhys Lewis, and Even If It’s a Lie by Matt Maltese brings us to the stages of desperation where we can’t seem to stop loving someone even if it is the wrong thing.
Every song on this playlist will take you on an adventure through all of the feelings that you are neglecting. Here you will find the courage that you need to let go, and also the remembrance of the lessons you have learned. So find a quiet place, or a drive to work, and listen to songs that will make you feel. Stop running from the things that are on your heart, and mind, and just feel them. Let the music bring you the feeling that you have been avoiding, and the ones that you have been searching for.