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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.

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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.

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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