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Top 5 Heartbreak Songs

2012-09-25 13:33
Music has the amazing ability to get our minds and emotions in unison with one another like nothing else on earth.

This has a good and bad side to it: Good being that you can break out in happiness and rhythm like never before, and bad being the 'shoot me now' emotions that blast through you when emo songs are trending on your playlist.
While sitting on the couch vegetating this past week (it's amazing what cool ideas come out of couch vegetation) and chatting to my best friend who was going through a break-up, I realised that some songs will make break-up matters seem ten times worse.

I know this because my BFF was crying rivers of tears when she was listening to some emo songs. I'm convinced that emo songs are created for people who have already overcome the devastation of heartbreak and won't be under the threat of hurting themselves due to too much sadness. So I have decided to give some advice on the top five songs that SHOULD NOT be listened to when you're going through a break up.
5. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Getting Back Together
The title speaks for itself; that no matter how much you guys love each other, the relationship was never really meant to be and there is no future for it. That's the last thing you need to hear when you've just broken up with your beloved because you're probably still hanging on to the hope that they'll realise what a mistake they’ve made and come running back into your arms. But then again, this song could quicken the acceptance phase of your heartbreak, so if you do decide to listen to it, have a truckload of tissues and make sure you have your bestie there with you to assist you with your break-down.

4. Rihanna – We Found Love

Still on the theme of hoping that your lost beloved will return to you; it's a good idea not to listen to Rihanna's We Found Love. You might start believing that a chaotic relationship is normal and getting back together is not only possible, but the best thing since toasted brown bread. Finding love in a hopeless place is another Hollywood lie, especially if you know that the love has reached its end and fighting for it will end up looking like Goliath fighting with the wind. Only listen to this song when you're over your heartbreak and when you're in a club.

3. Katy Perry – The One That Got Away

I'll even admit that Katy Perry's The One That Got Away is a very sad song. I cried once when listening to this song because it was like watching the love of your life walk away from you with no plans of ever returning to you. *sigh* It gets worse when you've been with your beloved since your teenage years and that entire relationship falls into pieces. Trust me, stay away from this song.

2. Usher - Climax

Usher's Climax is quite a sad song as well, but I like how half the sadness is hidden behind a sexy, I-feel-like-slow-dance-stripping kind of beat. But if you really listen to the lyrics, your broken heart will break even more, especially at the part where he says 'won't commit so we choose to run away'. Don’t you just hate it when you're fully into someone and the relationship and they're not because they have commitment issues? It's just plain irritating, apart from being devastating. If you're going through heartbreak due to commitment issues, listening to this song will definitely cause your eyes to burst out of their sockets due to excessive crying.

1. Adele – Someone Like You

The ultimate heartbreak song to steer clear from is Adele’s Someone Like You. The sadness of this song is inexplicable. Adele describes the worst type of heartache that anyone can go through; being left for somebody else *begins weeping very loud*. Your world comes to a complete standstill for a while and you feel like you have no heart left after this situation. Actually, don't listen to any Adele song when going through a breakup; you will blow up what's left of your heart if you do.

I think I'm going to dislike emo songs even though they're an outlet for your emotions. They're just so sad and they make things seem worse than they really are. Do yourself a favour and stay away from these songs when emotional disasters have struck your heart.

Lebo Matshego is a music compiler at Yfm. Follow her on Twitter here.

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