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16 Songs To Listen To When You Need To Get The Fuck Over An Ex

♫ One, don't pick up the phone. You know he's only calling 'cause he's drunk and alone. ♫

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1. "New Rules" - Dua Lipa

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When you need to hear it: When it's approximately 2:17 a.m. and you go to grab your phone to text "DO NOT ANSWER" and need a swift reminder that you are better than that.

Lyrics:

One, don't pick up the phone
You know he's only calling 'cause he's drunk and alone
Two, don't let him in
You have to kick him out again
Three, don't be his friend
You know you're gonna wake up in his bed in the morning
And if you're under him
You ain't getting over him

2. "Let It Matter" - JohnnySwim

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When you need to hear it: When you're in that can't-stop-spontaneously-sobbing-while-walking-down-the-street phase.

Lyrics:

So if it matters, let it matter
If your heart's breaking, let it ache
Catch those pieces as they scatter
Know your hurt is not in vain
Don't hide yourself from the horror
Hurt today, here tomorrow
If it's fragile and it shatters
Let it matter, let it matter

3. "Goodbye" - Who Is Fancy

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When you need to hear it: When you need a three minute reminder of why things ended, and why it's time to move the hell on and never look back.

Lyrics:

Once we were a fire burnin'
Now you're just a lesson I'm learnin'
Please believe me
This isn't easy
I just need to say goodbye

4. "Miss You" - Gabrielle Aplin

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When you need to hear it: When you've "moved on" but you secretly still miss them and hope they're missing you too.

Lyrics: And I could tell you how you never left my mind
Then you tell me that you miss me and I'm like
Oh God, I miss you too
It's all I ever do
I'm coming back to you
And I won't let go

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5. "Better Man" - Little Big Town

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When you need to hear it: When you can't stop thinking about all of the magical good times but are slowly realizing your person was not the person you thought they were, and need a reminder that you deserve better, damnit.

Lyrics:

Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can feel you again
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
And I know why we had to say goodbye
Like the back of my hand
And I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man

6. "I Have Questions" - Camila Cabello

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When you need to hear it: When you still, months later, have about 378 questions about what went wrong. And mostly, why.

Lyrics: Number one, tell me who you think you are
You got some nerve trying to tear my faith apart
Number two, why would you try and play me for a fool?
I should have never ever ever trusted you
Number three, why weren't you, who you swore that you would be?

7. "Clean" - Taylor Swift

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When you need to hear it: When you realize that letting yourself feel everything and go through that sobfest breakdown is the only way to finally move forward.

Lyrics:

Rain came pouring down when I was drowning
That's when I could finally breathe
And by morning gone was any trace of you,
I think I am finally clean

8. "Let Me Go" - Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso (ft. Florida Georgia Line & watt)

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When you need to hear it: When you had to be the one to end things even though it was hard AF, and you're still not over it.

Lyrics: I've been hoping somebody loves you in the ways I couldn't
Somebody's taking care of all of the mess I've made
Someone you don't have to change
I've been hoping
Someone will love you, let me go

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9. "i hate u, i love u" - gnash (feat. Olivia O'Brien)

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When you need to hear it: When you can can't stop obsessively thinking about your ex who treated you like shit, even when you know that you 1000% should definitely not be doing that.

Lyrics: Always missing people that I shouldn't be missing
Sometimes you gotta burn some bridges just to create some distance
I know that I control my thoughts and I should stop reminiscing
But I learned from my dad that it's good to have feelings

10. "11 Blocks" - Wrabel

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When you need to hear it: When you've moved on, but still find yourself reminiscing about what could have been.

Lyrics:

But my mind won't stop; it's just 11 blocks
I know that you're home
Cause it's Friday night; you're not that type
I know that you're home
And, I met someone and I swear I'm in love
But I'm two blocks away and you're just like a drug

11. "Dive" - Ed Sheeran

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When you need to hear it: When you're honestly just confused AF about how this went from 100 to 0, and need a reminder that actions speak louder than words.

Lyrics:

So don’t call me baby
Unless you mean it
And don’t tell me you need me
If you don’t believe it

12. "Liar" - LEON

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When you need to hear it: When you're let down and lied to, and realize your person is not who you want them to be, and might never be.

Lyrics:

I wonder why you're fine, are you forgetting?
The things that you have done, the scars you've given
I've asked a thousand times for just one reason
If it's love, it is rough
Why am I not enough

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13. "Clay" - HANA

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When you need to hear it: When you realize what you deserve, and that what you had never was or will be good enough so it's time to move the hell on.

Lyrics:

If I could, I would erase it all
You sat on your high horse and watched me fall
You got so many stories that you hide
Everything’s so easy when it’s all a lie

14. "Better Off" - Emily Vaughn

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When you need to hear it: When you know that you're better off with someone else, and need that final push to move forward.

Lyrics:

So hard to say that we might be better off
Moving on without each other
You won't admit that we might be better off
Because if you're gone I'll find another

15. "Never Be Like You" - Flume (feat. Kai)

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When you need to hear it: When you're the queen of self-sabotage and pushing away, and ready to finally own your mistakes.

Lyrics:

I would give anything to change
This fickle minded heart that loves fake shiny things
Now I fucked up and I'm missing you

16. "Mine" - Phoebe Ryan

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When you need to hear it: When you're still in that broken, watery-eyed, how-will-I-ever-meet-someone-again phase. But you know you're gonna get over it, eventually.

Lyrics:

I'm holding on to all the pieces of my hearts debris
'Til it's time
I'll pull it together and fix myself eventually