"You fell in love, no games. Now you're saying goodbye, with no games."
Last February 2015, Taylor Swift assembled a "moving on" playlist for a brokenhearted fan! Fast forward to 2016, we've decided to take a page out of Taylor's book! "Romantic Ruin" is a 10-track playlist to help you get up, move forward, remember who you are, and ultimately fall in love with yourself again. Breakups hurt like crazy, but all wounds heal, and we're here to show you that!
1. Stay Away - Charli XCX
I never needed anyone / But now that you are gone / Stay away / Won't you just stay away?
We totally agree with Tay Tay's first choice. This track feels like a typhoon and dark clouds threatening to pour but all storms pass, and you'll come out feeling lighter.
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2. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay
So you can hurt, hurt me bad / But I'll still raise the flag
The sun soon rises after a storm. The damage is still evident, but accepting the pain is the first step to better days.
Video Courtesy: Coldplay Official
3. Not Around - Montgomery
I set the tone so you'd keep coming home / But you're not around, you're not around / I gave it all when you ask me for more / But then you turned it down
A song for those days when you're kinda regretting how much of yourself you gave away. Maybe not the best move? But better to learn now than never.
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4. Wings - HAERTS
People never smile to say goodbye / Leaving means there's nothing left to try / But I broke my wings for you / I smiled as you untied our love for good
It's okay to cry over your ex, every now and then.
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5. Sober - Kelly Clarkson
Three months, and I'm still sober / Picked all my weeds, but kept the flowers
After all the crying however, you realize some people are just cancerous! You have to take them out of your life if it means moving forward.
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6. Goodbye to You - Michelle Branch
Goodbye to you / Goodbye to everything that I knew / You were the one I loved / The one thing that I tried to hold on to
So you thought this person was your present, your future, your everything; you were wrong. Saying goodbye? A painful but necessary solution.
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7. Begin Again - Measure
If all you can rely on is / the feel of your feet on the wet floor / If all you can depend on is all movement gives you some direction then / begin again
When all the pain is gone, that's when you start to see yourself again.
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8. Take A Bow - Rihanna
That was quite a show / Very entertaining / But it's over now / Go on and take a bow
In the event that your ex shows up again, this song is for you. Give them no time of day.
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9. Til I Forget About You - Big Time Rush
Dance hard, laugh more, turn the music up now / Party like a rockstar, can I get a 'what' now? / I swear I'll do anything that I have to / 'Til I forget about you
Finally! You're back to your old self - almost. Turn up the volume with this song and just dance. You're free!
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10. Love Myself - Hailee Steinfeld
I love me! / Gonna love myself no I don't need anybody else / Any time day or night / I love me!
Congratulations on moving forward and becoming your own person again! Remember that relationships don't define you and you don't need a lover in order to feel whole. The world is yours!
Video Courtesy: HaileeSteinfeldVEVO
Did we miss a song you think should be here? What theme would you want for another playlist? Tell us in the comments!