No one will know you’re crying if the music is loud enough. Breakup songs are just as essential to any split as a bottle of wine and ice cream. As Valentine’s Day celebrations wrap up, and Grammy nominees collect their awards, we’re here to reveal 5 breakup songs for 2016.
The queen of breakup anthems, Adele inspired 64% of women to contact their ex with her powerhouse ballad “Hello.” While the lyrics of “Hello” are truly about moving on and acknowledging regret, the tune can resonate with nearly anyone who is going through a rough patch. After all, none of us are perfect and Adele makes it feel like there is someone else who has made mistakes in love!
In the same tune of Adele, Bieber is all about the apology in 2016. “Sorry,” which Bieber revealed is about his ex Selena Gomez, is an ode to the woman he has done wrong. The upbeat tune paired with heart-wrenching lyrics is a sure fire way to feel better about the hardships your relationship may have incurred.
Justin Bieber is undoubtedly the Adele of pop-dance music. His latest release, Love Yourself, is the ultimate tell-off ballad. With lyrics saying that even the Bieb’s mother didn’t care for his latest love, one has to wonder – is there a worse diss? This is certainly the move-on song of the Spring.
“I’m so sick of that same old love, feels like I’ve blown apart” Selena Gomez sings in a track rumored to be about (see above) ex Justin Bieber. A song for those ready to move on, Gomez is clearly not in the same headspace as Bieber. This is a song recommended to anyone ready to scream-sing with the windows down on a sunny day.
This breakup jam goes out to…anyone who has ever gone through a breakup. Ellie Goulding writes relatable lyrics, as she throws her last relationship under the bus, but questions why he’s even still on her mind. Breakups are tough, and Goulding certainly encompasses many of the emotions one experiences when trying to move on.
Knowing someone else has gone through the same heartache as you can be just what one needs to move forward. These are just a sample of the recent musical offerings that can assist with a split.