The perfect musical melody for a broken heart

Music was my guiding light out of heartbreak and now I’ve created a list of five songs to help you get through all the stages of your recent break up.

5. Garden City Movement – Move On

Fittingly, ‘Move On’ will help you do exactly that: move on. The music video is stunning and tells the story of two women falling in and out of love with each other. It’s a beautiful and emotional story which has touched the hearts of many, including the LGBTQ+ community in Russia according to band member Joe Saar.

In the words of the legendary Miss Britney Spears:

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4. Arctic Monkeys- Do I Wanna Know?

Right after your breakup, you’re probably thinking about your ex… a lot. This will most likely be paired with romanticizing the entire relationship. It’s all part of the process, and music like this – with its psychedelic guitar riffs and honest lyrics (“Maybe I’m too busy being yours to fall for somebody new”) – should help you get through it all.

3. Khalid – Coaster

Khalid, who burst onto the scene in 2016 with his smash song ‘Location’, got me quite emotional with his mid-tempo bop called ‘Coaster’. His song perfectly describes the roller coaster of emotions following a break up, especially with these lyrics: “Moving on seems harder to do when the one that you love moves faster than you.”

2. Ariana Grande – thank u, next

If anyone knows how to get over heartbreak, it’s Ari. The song “thank u, next” is the epitome of turning your failed relationships into a hit song a learning experience. Plus, the music video pays homage to Mean Girls and gave us this epic gif of Kris Jenner’s stellar performance as Regina George’s “cool mom”.

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Ugh, if only gifs could be framed.

1. Lana Del Rey – Love

Once you’re finally ready to put yourself out there again, this optimistic tune will remind you all is right when you’re “young and in love” and that putting flowers in your hair will always make you feel better.

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