Sometimes things don’t turn out the way we hoped. People move on, meet someone new, or simply fall out of love. When that happens, all we want to do is curl up in a ball, listen to some sad songs, and nurse the gaping wound in our chest. With that in mind, I’ve put together a playlist of my favorite tracks to wallow in. If there are any particular songs that have helped you through a breakup or other difficult time, feel free to share. I’d love to hear them.

1. Last Request – Paolo Nutini

“Grant my last request and just let me hold you / Don’t shrug your shoulders / Lay down beside me / Sure I can accept that we’re going nowhere / But one last time let’s go there / Lay down beside me.”

2. Love The Way You Lie – Skylar Gray

“Just gonna stand there and watch me burn? / That’s alright because I like the way it hurts / Just gonna stand there and hear me cry? / That’s alright because I love the way you lie.”

3. Goodbye, My Lover – James Blunt

“I am a dreamer and when I wake / You can’t break my spirit, it’s my dreams you take / And as you move on, remember me / Remember us and all we used to be.”

4. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

“Another shot of whiskey can’t stop looking at the door / Wishing you’d come sweeping in the way you did before / And I wonder if I ever cross your mind / For me it happens all the time.”

5. Jealous – Labrinth

“I wished you the best of all this world could give / And I told you when you left me, there’s nothing to forgive / But I always thought you’d come back, tell me all you found was / Heartbreak and misery / It’s hard for me to say, I’m jealous of the way / You’re happy without me.”

6. Not Pretty Enough – Kasey Chambers

“Am I not pretty enough? / Is my heart too broken? / Do I cry too much? / Am I too outspoken? / Don’t I make you laugh? / Should I try it harder? / Why do you see right through me?”

7. When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

“I hope he buys you flowers / I hope he holds your hand / Give you all his hours / When he has the chance / Take you to every party / ‘Cause I remember how much you loved to dance / Do all the things I should have done / When I was your man.”

8. Every Time It Rains – Ace of Base

“Darling, I am still in love with you / As time passes by it just intensifies / I know I’ll never be with you again / I’ll never find another with that kindness in his eyes.”

9. Fall To Pieces – Velvet Revolver

“I keep a journal of memories / I’m feeling lonely, I can’t breathe / I fall to pieces, I’m falling / Fell to pieces and I’m still falling.”

10. Being Me – Isaac Hanson

“So what am I supposed to do / When I know I’m losing you / And this is more than I can take? / And as you walk away / Baby, all that I can say / Is I’m sorry for being me.”

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