2 Playlists to Survive a Breakup

2 Playlists to Survive a Breakup

A friend of mine was recently broken up with, so, naturally, I had to do what I do best: make him a breakup playlist.

When you go through a breakup, you need only two types of songs depending on the stage of the breakup you’re in: 1) crying-on-the-bathroom-floor-in-a-puddle-of-your-own-tears songs or 2) obnoxiously confident and sassy “I’m better off without you” songs.

Usually in that order.

Disclaimer: We’re pop music fans. Both categories include a lot of Taylor Swift. No Adele. She just doesn’t move me.

When you need a good cry:

Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler
The Night We Met by Lord Huron
All Too Well by Taylor Swift
From the Dining Table by Harry Styles
Love Is a Losing Game by Amy Winehouse
Liability by Lorde
Stone Cold by Demi Lovato
Every Time We Say Goodbye by Ray Charles
I Have Questions by Camila Cabello
How by Regina Spektor
Praying by Kesha
Supercut by Lorde
Hard Feelings by Lorde
Sandcastles by Beyonce
Just Call by Prince Fox feat. Bella Thorne
Stay by Rihanna
Sad Dream by Sky Ferreira

When you want to dance around and rip up old pictures:

Shout Out to My Ex by Little Mix
New Rules by Dua Lipa
Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato
Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld
Should’ve Said No by Taylor Swift
Don’t Hurt Yourself by Beyonce
I Don’t Fuck With You by Big Sean
Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
Woman by Kesha
You Oughta Know by Alanis Morrisette 
Sorry by Beyonce
This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things by Taylor Swift
Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson
Green Light by Lorde
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
Love Someone by Miley Cyrus
Me and My Girls by Selena Gomez
Picture to Burn by Taylor Swift

17 Underrated Miley Cyrus Songs

17 Underrated Miley Cyrus Songs

In the future, I plan to write a more in-depth blog post about Miley Cyrus, breaking down everything awesome and respectable about her. But for now, this is a list of songs or covers performed by Miley that you should care about.

We all know “Party in the USA,” “We Can’t Stop,” “Wrecking Ball,” her cover of “Jolene,” and a few fun Hannah Montana songs, but this list is where Miley really shines in her vocal ability, songwriting, and artistry. Miley transcends genres.

  1. “I’ll Take Care of You” (Bobby Bland Cover)
    By far her most impressive live vocals ever.
  2. Fweaky
    Although this is from her messy psychedelic album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, this is one of my favorite song of hers.
  3. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? (Arctic Monkeys Cover)
    Yeah yeah, I get it. It’s not as good as the original. She still kills it, though.
  4. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (Bob Dylan Cover)
    Throwing it back to 2012 with this cover. She still frequently performs this live and there are some great performances of it on Youtube.
  5. Inspired
    Off her new, not-yet-released 2017 album, she describes this song as her new “The Climb.”
  6. Look What They’ve Done To My Song (Melanie Safka Cover)
    Such a beautiful cover showcasing her folky, country roots. She also performed it with Melanie Safka herself in this rendition!
  7. Lilac Wine (Jeff Buckley Cover)
    Fun fact: Liam Hemsworth proposed to her right after she finished this performance.
  8. Baby I’m In The Mood For You (Bob Dylan Cover)
    So 60’s. So good.
  9. These Four Walls
    Released in 2008 during her Hannah Montana days, this was her most mature song at the time.
  10. Hands of Love
    From the Freeheld soundtrack, this song didn’t get nearly enough attention.
  11. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon Cover)
    You have to appreciate Miley’s taste in music and how often she covers classic rock/folk.
  12. Lighter
    Also from her odd psychedelic album, this song has a trippy music video. If you just listen to her voice and the lyrics though, it’s a beautiful song.
  13. Malibu
    Her 2017 comeback!
  14. Last Goodbye
    This was a leaked song that didn’t make it to her Bangerz album. It’s definitely Bangerz style and more mainstream sounding. I will never understand why it didn’t make it to the final version of the album.
  15. Hey Ya (Outkast Cover)
    She puts a fun, yet melancholy twist on this song. And there’s twerking, of course.
  16. No Freedom (Dido Cover)
    She dedicated this cover to the transgender teen, Leelah Alcorn, who committed suicide at 17, and to raise awareness for her charity, the Happy Hippie Foundation.
  17. Bottom of the Ocean
    A chill song she cowrote at 16 years old.