There is absolutely nothing better for an aching heart than listening to some sappy song. It just works so well as a heart-bandaid.
I swear this article won’t contain “My Heart Will Go On.” I just think that would be way too easy. So instead, check out these nine songs and have a good cry on the house.
I’m So Sad, So Very, Very Sad by Crash and the Boys (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World)
Some of you just want to get over your break up at light speed. This is probably the song for you.
I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing by Aerosmith (Armageddon)
But a particularly bad breakup can feel like the end of the world. “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” is here to remind you that it could always be worse.
I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You by Colin Hay (Garden State)
You feel hopeless. You’re never going to totally feel better again. It hurts. Be patient.
Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers (Ghost)
One of the hardest parts of breaking up is not being able to hold your lover anymore. Reminisce and hunger for their touch with this song from GHOST.
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths (500 Days of Summer)
Looks like you’re trying to bargain. Just hunker down and wait for your Autumn. It will be OK. Really.
Girl From The North Country by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash (Silver Linings Playbook)
Think about some of the good times you had.
Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime by Beck (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
The good memories hurt, but you have to learn to live with them. Acceptance is key.
Living Life by Kathy McCarty (Before Sunrise)
Now you’re feeling OK and you can just live life again. Right?