Our list of the 10 best breakup songs for girls is eclectic, energetic and sassy, perfect for any girl looking to get over her jerk ex-boyfriend.
- “Irreplaceable” by Beyonce. Beyonce is the queen of women’s empowerment anthems. “Irreplaceable” dismissed an arrogant, cheating ex-boyfriend who had the audacity to drive his side chick around in the luxury vehicle Bey purchased for him. A sassy mid-tempo hit, “Irreplaceable” ruled the top spot in the Billboard 100 for weeks and was even released en espanol. To the left, anyone?
- “Ghost” by Fefe Dobson. Pop-rocker Fefe Dobson’s sexy single drop kicks cheating ex-boyfriends in the stomach. Catching her boyfriend making out with another girl, Dobson now knows why he’s never there. “It’s my turn to disappear, like a ghost!”
- “Shut Up” by Black Eyed Peas. Pop’s biggest trio’s “Shut Up” is the ultimate break-up-to-make-up song. Robotic, techno chants of “shut up” also make this a heart-pumping groove to get down to on the dance floor.
- “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morisette. Alanis Morisette’s 90's break-up song hits you right where you need it most. Scream along to it in the car, in your bedroom, and around the bonfire in which you burn your ex’s things as you sing along with your girlfriends.
- “My Happy Ending” by Avril Lavigne. Alternative rocker Avril Lavigne flipped the script with this intense song that puts her idiotic boyfriend’s behavior on Front Street, asking him whether or not his friends really know who he really is as opposed to how he says he is.
- “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson. American Idol’s #1 singer rattled pop charts with this super-catchy break-up song. Clarkson screams in joy about how thankful she is that he left because she’s been so happy since his departure. “I can breathe for the first time! I’m so moving on!” she claims.
- “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child. Somewhere between growing up on camera and marrying Jay-Z, Beyonce and her pals Kelly and Michelle experienced crazy heartbreaks and letdowns from both friends and lovers. Determined to show everyone who’s on top, Destiny’s Child threw out #1 hit “Survivor” after a scandalous break-up within the group’s members.
- “Karma” by Alicia Keys. Alicia Keys may have found love with her husband Swizz Beatz, but she’s no stranger to pain and heartbreak herself. “Karma” rubs irony in the face of a cheating, scummy man who leaves Keys only to come back around and try to get her back. “What goes around comes around, what goes up must come down,” she taunts. “It’s called Karma baby, and it comes around.”
- “Shoulda Cheated” by Keyshia Cole. Soulful and slow, this isn’t the most empowering song, but Keyshia Cole’s lyrics echo the sentiment of many heartbroken women. “Shoulda Cheated” is the perfect anthem to soothe you as you break down in those moments when you remember the pain he put you through. Don’t listen to it too much, but after you do, hit up any other song on this list to cheer you up.
- “You Don’t Have to Call (Remix)” by Usher ft. Ludacris. Okay, Usher’s a guy but “You Don’t Have to Call (Remix)” belongs on this list. It’s the perfect get-out-the-house-and-get-to-the-club jam, and it features sexy-ass Ludacris who tells exes, “Drink some prune juice and let the sh*t go!”
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