1. The Cheated On
Artist: Carrie Underwood
Song: “Before He Cheats”
Why: Because obviously.
Best Lines: “I might’ve saved a little trouble for the next girl/’Cause the next time that he cheats/Oh, you know it won’t be on me!”
2. The Dumped Abruptly
Artist: Gloria Gaynor
Song: “I Will Survive”
Why: This is undoubtedly the best pump-up song on record.
Best Lines: “You think I’d crumble/you think I’d lay down and die/Oh no, not I/I will survive!”
3. The Didn’t Want To, But Had To
Why: Perfect story of a person who had to break up even though they didn’t want to.
Best Lines: “That I’d feel a weight lift up/The moment that I followed through/But I guess I fooled myself/Cause I never really wanted to”
4. The Ended a Long Term Relationship
Artist: Phill Collins
Song: Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
Why: Philly knows where it’s at, since he’s been in quite a few relationships himself. So many feels.
Best Lines: “How can you just walk away from me, when all I can do is watch you leave/Cos we’ve shared the laughter and the pain and even shared the tears/You’re the only one who really knew me at all
5. The Jilted At The Altar
Artist: The Beatles
Why: It’s such a classic. And it encapsulates the suddenness of being jilted.
Best Lines: “Oh, yesterday came suddenly/Why she had to go I don’t know she wouldn’t say/I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.”
6. The Not Sure We Were Ever Together
Artist: QUEEN BEY Y’ALL
Song: Single Ladies
Why: You really think I would make this post without a QUEEN BEY song on it? C’mon.
Best Lines: “Up in the club, we just broke up/I’m doing my own little thing/You decided to dip but now you wanna trip/Cause another brother noticed me”
7. The Not Gonna Happen Ever Again
Song: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
Why: Because T-Swifty is a pro at this sort of thing.
Best Lines: It’s all in the title.