‘Heartbreak’ Playlist

To steal a pop ballad’s sentiment, “nothing hurts like love” – this goes out to the broken-hearted.

One of my favourite playlists (and with 247 songs, it’s quite a monstrous one too), the ‘Heartbreak’ playlist has been a constant companion on grey, rainy days and through the dramas.

It fills the awkward silence in the car.

It is the validating tune to the tragedy screening in my head.

This anthology is a collection of songs expressing everything from struggles in a relationship to break ups, and of course… loneliness.

While it’s impossible to list them all, here are some of my favourites:

Mariah Carey – Breakdown
“In reality I’m slowly losing my mind. Underneath a guise of smile, gradually I’m dying inside…”

Utada – This One (Crying Like A Child)
“This one’s for the happiness, I’ll be missing you forever…”

Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2U
“I put my arm around every boy I see. And they only remind me of you…”

Delta Goodrem – I Can’t Break It To My Heart
“I’m circling these patterns. Living out of memories. I’m still a long way from accepting it, that there’s just no you and me.”

Sugababes – Sound of Goodbye
“There is no easy way to break somebody’s heart. When you know what you’re gonna say will leave a mark.”

Pussycat Dolls – I Hate This Part
“I know this is the part where the end starts…”

Alanis Morrisette – Not As We
“From scratch, begin again. But this time I as I, and not as we…”

Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart
“Life is so cold when you’re not here beside me…”

Christina Aguilera – Hurt
“Sometimes I want to call you, but I know you won’t be there…”

Mya – All In The Name of Love
“Love. So many people use the word in vain, when it’s convenient to get what they need.”

Natasha Bedingfield – Soulmate
“Most relationships seem so transitory, they’re all good but not the permanent one.”

Alexandra Burke – The Silence
“When I’m with you, it’s like rolling dice. Don’t know when or how you’re gonna make me cry.”

Also on the ‘Heartbreak’ playlist:
Jewel – You Were Meant For Me
Utada – Come Back To Me
Utada – Apple & Cinnamon
Missy Higgins – Where I Stood
Missy Higgins- The Special Two
Natasha Bedingfield – I Bruise Easily
Girls Aloud – Whole Lotta History
Girls Aloud – Girl Overboard
Sugababes – Never Gonna Dance Again
Tata Young – My Bloody Valentine
Athlete – Best Not To Think About It
Bic Runga – It’s Over
Pink  – Who Knew
Nelly Furtado – All Good Things (Come To An End)
Robyn – Be Mine! (Ballad Version)
Toni Braxton – Yesterday
Pussycat Dolls – Hush Hush
Little Boots – Earthquake
Mariah Carey – My All
Mariah Carey – Circles
Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
Mariah Carey – Side Effects
Mariah Carey – H.A.T.E.U.
Britney Spears – Out From Under
Pet Shop Boys – Numb
All Saints – Never Ever
Emma Bunton – So Long
Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules – Mad World
Darren Hayes – I Just Want You To Love Me
Will Young – Leave Right Now
Leona Lewis – Naked
Leona Lewis – My Hands
Delta Goodrem – Not Me, Not I
Destiny’s Child – Emotions
Mary J. Blige – If You Love Me
Macy Gray – I Try
Macy Gray – She Ain’t Right For You
Fantasia – Free Yourself
Shakira – Your Embrace
Lily Allen – Littlest Things

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