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The Ultimate Breakup Playlist

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There are different ways to handle a breakup, depending on the situation, of course. But whether you’re wallowing in tears because you got blindsided or giving out high fives for finally letting go of the jerk, one thing’s for sure: music makes it all better. This time around, we’re leaving the makeout songs behind and listening to jams that will have anyone sailing through heartbreak. Whether you or a friend are dealing with the aftermath of a breakup, here are 50 songs — including Grammy nominee Miranda Lambert‘s “Mama’s Broken Heart” — for every type of split. So pick up a parting gift, scoop up some ice cream, and crank up the volume.

  1. “Since U Been Gone,” Kelly ClarksonScreen Shot 2014-01-23 at 10.51.40 AM
  2. “Forget You,” Cee Lo Green
  3. “Irreplaceable,” Beyoncé
  4. “Don’t Speak,” No Doubt
  5. “Cry Me a River,” Justin Timberlake
  6. “Tainted Love,” Soft Cell
  7. “You Oughta Know,” Alanis Morissette
  8. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor SwiftScreen Shot 2014-01-23 at 10.56.01 AM
  9. “Stronger,” Britney Spears
  10. “Burn,” Usher
  11. “Someone Like You,” Adele
  12. “Smile,” Lily Allen
  13. “Tears Dry On Their Own,” Amy Winehouse
  14. “So What,” Pink
  15. “Roses,” Outkast
  16. “Fighter,” Christina Aguilera
  17. “My Favorite Mistake,” Sheryl Crow
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  18. “I’m Gonna Be Alright,” Jennifer Lopez
  19. “Goodbye to You,” Michelle Branch
  20. “Too Little Too Late,” JoJo
  21. “I Hate This Part,” The Pussycat Dolls
  22. “Gives You Hell,” The All-American Rejects
  23. “Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood
  24. “Against All Odds,” Phil Collins
  25. “Mr. Brightside,” The Killers

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