You know you get those break-up tunes, or the love-loss tunes, or the ones that address unrequited love. Or simply the ones that speak to feeling fed up and done with love. So here are some of my faves in no particular order; because to consider how I rate them, well that would require more effort now wouldn’t it?
Katy Perry – The one that got away
Leona Lewis – Broken
Katy Perry – Thinking of you
Taylor Swift – Cold as you
Kelly Clarkson – Cry
Taylor Swift – I almost do
Paramore – We are broken
Kelly Clarkson – Behind these hazel eyes
Rihanna feat Eminem – Love The Way You Lie
The Pretty Reckless – Make me wanna die
Leona Lewis - Lovebird
Kelly Clarkson – Where Is Your Heart?
Avril Lavigne – My happy Ending
Colbie Caillat – I Never Told You
Duffy – Warwick Avenue
James Morrison – The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore
Rihanna – Complicated
Mariah Carey – Don’t Forget About Us
Paramore – When It Rains
Shontelle - Impossible
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
Katy Perry – Wide Awake
Okay, enough heartbreak, there's only so much one person can handle, on the flip side, we can never get enough love now can we? So...here's some feel-good breakup tunes before we hit life as a happy singleton...
Empowering break-up tunes
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger, Never Again, Already Gone, Walk Away, Since U Been Gone.
Cher – Believe
Leona Lewis – Lovebird and Better In Time
Beyonce – Irreplaceable
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Pink – So what
Christina Aguilera – Fighter
Destiny’s Child – Survivor
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
We often wonder where these lyrics come from, are they made up from pain imagined or did someone inspire the songwriter to express these heartfelt emotions? So here is some examples of inspiration drawn from celeb relationships after all the love got kicked to the curb.
Inspiration drawn from ended relationships
Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me a River was inspired by his breakup with Britney Spears.
In response to Justin’s break-up tune, Britney reportedly wrote ‘Everytime’ about Justin Timberlake.
Many of Taylor Swift’s songs are about a famous ex-beau but John Mayer seems to have inspired two! ‘Dear John’ and ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’
Meanwhile, the rumour mill is buzzing around John Mayer’s new track, ‘Paper Doll’ which sounds like it can be about TayTay! “You're like 22 girls in one,” he sings... mmm!
Pink released ‘So What’ shortly after her divorce in 2008 from Carey Hart. If that doesn’t make the inspiration obvious, how about these lyrics? “I guess I just lost my husband, I don't know where he went.”
In 2009, Eminem wrote ‘Bagpipes From Baghdad’ about Mariah Carey about their fling dating back to 2001.
The smooth rapper says, "Mariah, whatever happened to us? Why did we have to break up?” Mariah followed up with her tune ‘Obsessed’ and Eminem came with yet another comeback: ‘The Warning’. Whoa! Calm down!
Rihanna confirmed in 2010 that her song ‘Cold Case Love’ was a response to her breakup and attack by Chris Brown in 2009.
Selena Gomez’s latest track ‘Love Will Remember’ features what seems to be a voicemail from Justin Bieber. Now we’re just waiting on Justin’s comeback track!