Breakup Survival Playlist #1: Shock and Awe

bomb-blast3My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”

Martin Luther



When relationships end, music = therapy. When you’re the dumpee, a breakup soundtrack is crucial to getting through it. In my recent post The Girls’ Kickass Guide to Getting Over a Breakup, I promised that I would post playlists for each of the Six Stages of Relationship Grief. Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions, you guys know some kickass songs! There’s definitely something for everyone here, so check it out. 

Here’s the first playlist, which is perfect for the first few days after you’ve been dumped, when you’re still trying to wrap your mind around it.

Shock and Awe Playlist

  1. Last Request, Paolo Nutini
  2. Bleeding Love, Leona Lewis
  3. Teardrops on my Guitar, Taylor Swift
  4. Strangers Again, Ari Hest
  5. Who Knew, Pink
  6. Don’t Dream It’s Over, Crowded House
  7. Goodbye My Lover, James Blunt
  8. Bruised, Jack’s Mannequin
  9. The Guy That Says Goodbye to You is Out of His Mind, Griffin House
  10. Slow Dancing in a Burning Room, John Mayer
  11. Roses and Butterflies, Making April
  12. Last Time We Spoke, Eels
  13. Now You’re Gone, Basshunter
  14. I Wasn’t Prepared, Eisley
  15. Flake, Jack Johnson
  16. If You Leave, OMD
  17. Red, Red Wine, UB40
  18. What Hurts the Most, Rascal Flatts

Seriously, I hope that none of you will need this anytime soon. But when you do, it’ll be here. Stay tuned for the other playlists!