10 Songs About Getting Over Someone and Moving on
When a relationship ends, it feels like the world is ending. In a way, it is. Your life before has to change for you to heal and move on. If you feel like you are going crazy, you are not alone. In MRI studies, the brain of people during a break up looked like they were experiencing a mental illness. In a sense, a break up makes you temporarily insane. While you try to heal, these songs about getting over someone and moving on can help. They range from upbeat tunes to sad songs, so there is something for everyone.
1. Don’t Bother by Shakira
Shakira is my favorite belly dancing music, and this song will certainly help you liven up and start to move on. You don’t have to change yourself for anyone. If you are with someone who says you aren’t right and need to change, then they just couldn’t appreciate you. It will take time, but you will find someone who likes you for exactly who you are. Your ex is the problem; not you. It might feel like it at the time, but this will not be the only love of your life.
“I’m really a cat, you see
And it’s not my last life at all.”
2. Smile by Lily Allen
In reality, this entire album is great to play after a break up. All of the songs are so upbeat sounding, but the lyrics always have a darker edge under them. This song is a reminder that bad things might happen to you, but you will end up smiling in the end. It can also serve as a reminder to fake it until you make it. You can’t change the past, so you have to focus on the present. Hang out with your friends, stay busy and put a smile on your face. Before long, you will forget that the smile is fake and start to enjoy your life again.
“At worst, I feel bad for a while
But then I just smile
I go ahead and smile.”
3. Irreplaceable by Beyonce
This song is a great way to lift your spirits. Beyonce sings about telling her ex which boxes to take as he packs up and moves out. He is the problem and not her. This sassy tune is one of the best songs about getting over someone and moving on. If you need a reminder that you are amazing and irreplaceable, but your ex is easy enough to replace, this is the perfect song for you.
“I could have another you in a minute
Matter fact, he’ll be here in a minute, baby.”
4. I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
This is one of the older songs on the list. This classic ballad can help you work through the break up’s pain and start to feel bad. Initially, you may hate your ex and be angry with how things ended. At some point, you realize that it is time to move on. There may always be some feelings for your ex, but you know that you don’t want to be with them anymore. Instead of hating him, you want him to grow as a person and a friend as he starts to live his own life. You are confident enough to wish him happiness because you know that you can build a newer, better life on your own.
“I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of
And I wish you joy and happiness
But above all this I wish you love.”
5. Someday You Will Be Loved by Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie actually has a number of songs that are great for people going through a break up, so this is just one of the many, many different songs about getting over someone and moving on. In this particular song, Ben Gibbard is singing to a woman with eyes like the summer. He is telling her that she will be loved again, even if she has been hurt before. Someday, she will find a love that is better than anything she has ever known and memories of her ex will fade into the distance. As you chow down on ice cream and watch sappy shows on Netflix, you can pretend that your ex is singing the song to you.
“You’ll be loved, you’ll be loved
Like you never have known
And the memories of me will seem more like bad dreams.”
6. You Learn by Alanis Morissette
While no one wants to go through a break up, it can end up being a learning experience. You learn what works in a relationship, what you need in a partner and that you are able to move on from any bad experience. No matter how bad a break up is, it is something that you can cry about, learn from and move on.
“You live you learn, you love you learn
You cry you learn, you lose you learn
You bleed you learn, you scream you learn.”
7. Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson
At first, it may seem impossible to deal with a break up. After a little while, you realize that the break up actually gives you a chance to breathe. You might feel sad still, but you realize that you can do what you want, be who you want and make the most of your life again. You thought that you were going to be with that person forever, but then you realize that they never felt the same way. If you are struggling with getting over someone, this song will work well for you.
“How come I’d never hear you say, ‘I just wanna be with you’
I guess you never felt that way.”
8. Big Girls Don’t Cry by Fergie
This song is a reminder that getting over someone is possible. Even though you might feel depressed and upset, you are a big girl who can get over the break up, just like Fergie. If you wanted upbeat-sounding songs about getting over someone and moving on, this is a good choice.
“And I’m gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
But I’ve got to move on with my life.”
9. The First Cut Is the Deepest by Sheryl Crow
This is the song to sing while you are working through a break up. Even though it may feel like it, you still can fall in love again. This song can help you work through that first, painful cut of loss and start to move on again.
“I would have given you all of my heart
But there’s someone who’s taken it apart
And he’s taking it just that I had
But if you wanna try to love again.”
10. Survivor by Destiny’s Child
This is one of the best songs about getting over someone and moving on. Remember: You are a survivor. The pain of the break up might hurt now, but it has made you stronger and smarter. All of the pain has only led you to discover who you are and how strong you really are inside. Your ex thought you would be lost without him, but you proved him wrong.
Best Lyrics :
“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.”