Breakups are something none of us could ever be prepared for. It's tough, but dealing with its aftermath—sitting with the pain and trying to move forward—is tougher. There's no free pass around it. The next thing you know is people are lecturing you on things you should and shouldn't do to heal. They'll tell you to stop talking about it and get over the wallowing phase.
But every so often, releasing your feelings after a split isn't a bad thing. What doesn't work for others might work just fine for you. If facing it is your way of nursing your broken heart and finding inner peace, who are they to judge? You're the one hurt, you do what you need to do. Take it from these musicians who boldly shared their breakup stories through these hugot-charged songs!
"All Too Well" by Taylor Swift
Instead of tweeting about her exes, Tay prefers to sing about them. "All Too Well" is just among her long list of songs about past relationships, where she's believed to be reminiscing her short-lived yet passionate times with Jake Gyllenhaal. She remembers it all. Can you, Jake?
"Without Me" by Halsey
While on the subject of getting lost in love, here goes an entry from Halsey. The girl opened herself to the idea of crooning her true sentiments towards giving too much in her relationship with G-Eazy until their split left her with nothing. See, love can make you blind, involuntarily.
"IDGAF" by Dua Lipa
What was once our relationship goals ended in early 2018 when Dua and Paul Klein of LANY broke up. If you think our girl's still crying over it now, you have got it wrong. She's through, she's done. If you don't get it, we'll let her song "IDGAF" do the talking.
"Thru These Tears" by LANY
So maybe Dua's totally okay now, but that doesn't mean it has to be the same way for Paul. As we said, breakups are hard and it hurts like hell. But just give the man a little bit more time, he knows and we know he'll make out of this just alright.
"Shout Out To My Ex" by Little Mix
This a literal shout out to an ex who seems to not fully get the meaning of loyalty and how it took the girl (*cough* Perrie *cough*) long years to realize it. All the song references lead to the Little Mix member's ex Zayn who apparently moved on too quickly from the split. Don't get Pez wrong, though. It's no bitterness, more like a validation that she's stronger than ever.
"Heartbreaker" by Justin Bieber
He didn't wanna write a song about it, but here's the Biebs anyways talking about the "heartbreaker" he didn't want to lose. There's no confirmation as to whom he penned the song for, but fans took it as a swipe at ex-gf Selena Gomez. But all's well now that he has Mrs. Hailey Bieber by his side which is all that matters.
"Same Old Love" by Selena Gomez
Don't you ever for a second think that Sel won't have a say on her past romance with JB. Given their long years of "on again, off again" relationship, it's obvious that her "same old love" points to no other person. They break up, they make up, and the songstress just had enough. But come what may, we'll always remember Jelena for the good times!
"thank u, next" by Ariana Grande
This list won't be complete without Ari's ode to self-reflection after her many hard lessons in love. What did the queen learn from all that? She's so good at loving herself now more than ever!
Evidently, breakups shouldn't always end bitterly. It's actually an opportunity to be stronger and discover our real selves. We hope that these superstars have found healing through these bops, 'cause we sure did. For that we say, thank you (next)!
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