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    35 Songs For The "Over It" Stage In Your Breakup

    After you've wiped away your tears, turn to this definitive playlist.

    After you've had your heart broken, crying to sad songs can feel therapeutic.

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    But what about the next phase? What about when you're done being sad and you're ready to get over your breakup? Let's call this the "Over It" phase.

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    If your life were a movie, this would be the montage where you get your life together.

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    So here's a list of songs that will help you forget about that stupid idiot who broke your heart:

    (Song titles link to Spotify)

    And here's a Spotify playlist of all the songs mentioned in this post

    1. Janelle Monáe - "Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Is it peculiar that she twerk in the mirror?
    And am I weird to dance alone late at night?
    And is it true we're all insane?
    And I just tell 'em, "No we ain't," and get down

    Bonus: Janelle raps some incredibly powerful verses over melodic strings.

    2. The Ting Tings - "Shut Up and Let Me Go"

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    Standout Lyrics:

    It's me that ought to be moving on
    You're not adorable
    I was something unignorable.
    I ain't freakin', I ain't fakin' this
    Shut up and let me go, hey!

    3. Blu Cantrell - "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Hey Ladies
    When your man wanna get buckwild
    Just go back and hit 'em up style
    Put your hands on his cash
    And spend it to the last dime
    For all the hard times

    4. "Destiny's Child - Independent Women, Pt. I"

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    Standout lyrics:

    All the women who are independent
    Throw your hands up at me
    All the honeys who makin' money
    Throw your hands up at me
    All the mommas who profit dollas
    Throw your hands up at me
    All the ladies who truly feel me
    Throw your hands up at me!

    5. Miley Cyrus - "Do My Thang"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Every single night and every single day
    I'ma do my thing, I'ma do my thing
    So don't you worry about me, I'ma be OK

    6. Lily Allen - "Smile (Mark Ronson Remix)"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Whenever you see me
    You say that you want me back
    And I tell you it don't mean jack
    No, it don't mean jack

    Bonus: Producer Mark Ronson's magic touch on this song gives it an upbeat kick.

    7. Usher - "U Don't Have to Call"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Gonna boogie tonight
    Cause I'm honestly too young of a guy
    To stay home waitin' for love
    So tonight I'm gonna do what a single man does
    And that's party

    Bonus: Usher wears heelys in this video.

    8. Kelly Clarkson - "Since U Been Gone"

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    Standout lyrics:

    But since you been gone
    I can breathe for the first time
    I'm so moving on yeah, yeah
    Thanks to you
    Now I get what I want

    9. PTAF - "Boss Ass Bitch"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Umm, Alizé, and I'm back on this bitch
    Y'all bitches ain't shit, y'all nothing to me
    I stay turnt up, don't worry about me
    When I come up on your hood
    Yeah, you're going to see me

    Bonus: This great Nicki Minaj remix

    10. "M.I.A. - Bad Girls"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Live fast, die young
    Bad girls do it well
    (repeat x infinity [your whole life])

    11. Nicki Minaj - "Feeling Myself ft. Beyoncé"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Why these bitches don't never be learnin'
    You bitches will never get what I be earnin'
    I'm still gettin' plaques, from my records that's urban
    Ain't gotta rely on top 40
    I am a rap legend, just go ask the kings of rap
    Who is the queen and things of that
    Nature, look at my finger, that is a glacier, hits like a lazer

    12. Beyoncé - "Flawless (Remix) ft. Nicki Minaj"

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    Standout lyrics:

    These thots can't clock me nowadays
    You wish I was your pound cake
    Boy you know I look good as f**k
    You wish I was your babymomma
    Want me to come around and give you good karma, but no.

    13. Z-Ro - "Happy Alone"

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    Standout lyrics:

    I know they don't give a f**k about me
    I promise I'll be happy alone
    Whether you see me on TV or these streets
    My attitude is leave me the f**k alone
    I know they don't give a f**k about me
    I promise I'll be happy alone

    14. Two Door Cinema Club - "Changing of the Seasons"

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    Standout lyrics:

    'Cause every day since you left me
    I've thought less and less of you
    And I've worn out all the reasons
    To keep on knocking at your door
    Could be the changing of the seasons
    But I don't love you anymore

    15. St. Vincent - "Now, Now"

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    Standout lyrics:

    I'm not the pawn to your king
    I'm not your world on a string
    I'm not anyone you'll beat
    I'm not anything

    You don't mean that
    Say you're sorry
    You don't mean that
    I'll make you sorry

    16. Wet - "Don't Wanna Be Your Girl"

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    Standout lyrics:

    You can't do me right
    So I decide that I don't wanna be your girl no more, no
    I just wanna see you up and out
    Out of the door
    I'm not living right
    So I decide that I don't wanna be your girl no more

    Bonus: The feel of this song is a little less dance-y. But it's a good one to scream into a hairbrush, flashlight, etc.

    17. Tune-Yards - "Killa"

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    Standout lyrics:

    "I'm a new kind of woman, I'm a new kind of woman
    I'm a don't-take-shit-from-you kind of woman
    So buckle up cause we gonna move fast
    Traveling through thing that you gotta get past."

    18. Eve - "Tambourine"

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    Standout lyrics:

    All my ladies put your hands in the air, it's alright now
    We gon' keep you up on your feet the whole night now
    Pop them bottles, yeah drink that up man
    Got you feelin' crazy, well that was the plan
    They was waitin' for me, wasn't ready for this.

    Bonus: God bless Swizz Beatz.

    19. Nicki Minaj - "Beez in the Trap ft. 2 Chainz"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Bitches ain't shit and they ain't sayin' nothing
    A hundred motherfuckers can't tell me nothing
    I beez in the trap, bee beez in the trap

    20. Panda Bear - "Bros"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Come and give me the space I need
    And may you may find that we're all right
    I mean no offense to you
    But grow up
    Can't you just grow up?
    When are you going to give it your own go?

    Bonus: Just because Noah Lennox wrote this song about his brother doesn't mean you can't apply the lyrics to your own life.

    21. Christina Aguilera - "Can't Hold Us Down"

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    Standout lyrics:

    This is for my girls all around the world
    Who've come across a man who don't respect your worth
    Thinking all women should be seen, not heard
    So what do we do girls?
    Shout out loud!
    Letting them know we're gonna stand our ground
    Lift your hands high and wave them proud
    Take a deep breath and say it loud
    Never can, never will, can't hold us down

    22. The Band Perry - "Done"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Mama always told me that I should play nice
    She didn't know you when she gave me that advice
    I'm through with you
    You're one bridge I'd like to burn
    Bottle up the ashes, smash the urn
    I'm through with you, la dee da

    23. HAIM - "Falling"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Don't stop, no, I'll never give up
    And I'll never look back, just hold your head up
    And if it gets rough, it's time to get rough
    They keep saying
    Don't stop, no one's ever enough
    I'll never look back, never give up
    And if it gets rough, it's time to get rough

    24. La Roux - "Bulletproof"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Been there, done that, messed around
    I'm having fun, don't put me down
    I'll never let you sweep me off my feet
    This time baby I'll be bulletproof

    25. Sheryl Crow - "All I Wanna Do"

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    Standout lyrics:

    All I wanna do is have some fun
    I got a feeling I'm not the only one
    All I wanna do is have some fun
    Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

    26. Icona Pop - "I Love It (feat. Charli XCX)"

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    Standout lyrics:

    I got this feeling on the summer day when you were gone
    I crashed my car into the bridge, I watched, I let it burn
    I threw your shit into a bag and pushed it down the stairs

    Bonus: I DON'T CARE. I LOVE IT.

    27. Chvrches - "Gun"

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    Standout lyrics:

    You better run, you better run so
    Hide, hide, I have burned your bridges
    I will be a gun
    And it's you I'll come for
    I, I, have never felt so easy
    I will be a gun, and it's you I'll come for

    28. Adele - "Rumour Has It"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Bless your soul, you've got youre head in the clouds
    You made a fool out of you, and, boy, she's bringing you down
    She made your heart melt, but you're cold to the core
    Now rumor has it she ain't got your love anymore

    29. TLC - "No Scrubs"

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    Standout lyrics:

    I don't want your number (no)
    I don't want to give you mine and (no)
    I don't want to meet you nowhere (no)
    I don't want none of your time and (no)

    30. Beyoncé - "Irreplaceable"

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    Standout lyrics:

    You must not know about me, you must not know about me
    I could have another you in a minute
    Matter of fact, he'll be here in a minute, baby
    You must not know about me, you must not know about me
    I can have another you by tomorrow
    So don't you ever for a second get to thinking you're irreplaceable

    31. Fergie - "London Bridge"

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    Standout lyrics:

    WHEN I COME TO THE CLUB, STEP ASIDE

    Bonus: The first 20 seconds of this song are incredible. The siren. The men yelling "OH SHIT!" And then when the beat drops at the 10 second mark, it's game over.

    32. Big Sean - "I Don't F**k With You ft. E-40"

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    Standout lyrics:

    I heard you got a new man, I see you takin' a pic
    Then you post it up, thinkin' that it's makin' me sick
    *ring* *ring* I see you calling, I be makin' it quick
    I'mma answer that shit like "I don't f**k with you

    33. Destiny's Child - "Survivor"

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    Standout lyrics:

    Now that you're out of my life I'm so much better
    You thought that I'd be weak without you, but I'm stronger
    You thought that I'd be broke without you, but I'm richer
    You thought that I'd be sad without you, I laugh harder

    34. Britney Spears - "Stronger"

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    Standout lyrics:

    You might think that I won't make it on my own
    But now I’m stronger than yesterday
    Now it’s nothing but my way
    My loneliness ain’t killing me no more
    I’m stronger.

    35. Jessie J - "Mamma Knows Best"

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    Standout lyrics:

    See I ain't no old rag doll
    That you can pick up and drop
    And all of this inconsistent love, yeah
    I think it's about time that it S-T-O stops
    So bow out, go
    Now I said bow out and leave
    I said take your bags and go
    'Cause you're not for me, no
    Bonus: Jessie sang this song in a video diary back in 2009 and it totally shows off her amazing vocal chops. Seriously. Goosebump-inducing.

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