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The 21 Stages Of A Break-Up According To Pop Music

I don't need someone like you after all.

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7. Adele – Someone Like You


When you realise you're never going to get them back, you have to resign yourself to letting them go with dignity. This means that you smile on the outside and either cry or condemn them to a fate worse than death behind closed doors.


8. Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money

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You realise they still have some of your things and you want them back, no matter how small or insignificant these things are. Remember leaving 5p on their bedside table? Bitch better have my money, hand it over.

10. Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend


Your ex moves on. This devastation leads you to hate their new partner, even if you don't know them. The domino effect continues into stalking both your ex and their new bae and posting angry, indirect statues and tweets about the pair of them. Your favourite phrase at this stage is, "I'm better than that!"


13. Carly Rae Jepson – Tonight I'm Getting Over You


Getting drunk is a fantastic way to get over someone, so this phase is where you see a new lease of light and go out with the intention of getting absolutely hammered and maybe pulling someone really hot.


18. Katy Perry – Part Of Me


You become a little bit reflective about the situation. This stage is all about overthinking every little detail about your relationship and seeing what went wrong, what you wish you'd said, and times you should've ended it sooner.

19. Nicole Scherzinger – Boomerang


By this point of the break-up process, you're feeling uplifted and, dare you jinx it, happy. You're finally moving on properly and to be honest, you're actually impressed with the fact you've got over it.

You can listen to all of these songs through this Spotify playlist: