breakup (v.) - a relationship breakup, often referred to simply as a breakup, is the termination of an intimate relationship by any means other than death.
We've all been there. At least most of us have experienced the dreaded breakup. You've seen it happen to your favorite celebrities and your favorite couples on television, but the fact of the matter is, breakups happen to just about anyone. It's life -- and it sucks. Some people handle breakups better than most, but at the end of the day one thing that helps everyone cope with a breakup is the perfect song.
Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about. We've all had that moment when we hear a song come on the radio and immediately one person comes to mind. The same thing happens to us when we are going through something difficult like a breakup. Whether you were together for two months or two years, it's okay to be emotional and get in full singer mode when you hear a song that speaks on your exact situation -- and if you've been there than you should be familiar with at least one of these songs.
Usher - Let It Burn
The title says it all. If you didn't listen to this song during a rough time in your relationship or a break up than you were coping the wrong way. In this song, Usher said everything that we wanted to say, but couldn't say.
Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
Boyz II Men made us feel emotions we didn't even know were there with this song. Although we were singing right along with them, we knew at the end of the day we didn't want it to be the end of the road. Unfortunately, sometimes we all run into that dead in and the only choice we have is to turn around and start again.
Lauryn Hill - Ex-Factor
"It could all be so simple, but you rather make it hard" -- that one specific lyric hits you hard when you're going through a serious breakup. It's like Lauryn Hill knew exactly how we were feeling in this song. Her words were raw, yet so relatable. You can't help but sing along and reminisce.
Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
Probably one of the first songs we all associated with a breakup or getting hurt by our crush in grade school growing up. Although you have your issues and probably resent whoever it is that hurt you -- at the end of the day you will always have a special place for them in your heart. Many would probably think you're crazy for still caring about someone who hurt you, but they wouldn't understand until it happens to them.
Jay-Z - Song Cry
Let Jay-Z be the first to tell you that rappers have feelings too -- even if you can't see it coming down his eyes. This song has the ability to put you in deep thought and you might just shed a tear.