Breakups are like snowflakes: no two are exactly alike. So, too, are the songs that get us through them. Lucky for those in the throws of a breakup, 2008 brought us an array of tunes for the wounded heart.
A "good divorce" might feel even better after a listen to Pink's empowered breakup anthem, "So What," written about her own split from husband Corey Hart. Wondering whether to stay or leave? Adele's "Chasing Pavements" sings to your conflicted heart. Finally, those moving out of mourning must have Beyonce's "Single Ladies" in the mix. Lyrical genius it's not, but getting out, shaking your thing and reminding yourself why he wasn't worth it all while mimicking B's fierce dance moves can't lead a broken-heart-on-the-mend lady wrong.
"Gives You Hell"—All-American Rejects
"Love Is Noise"—The Verve
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"—Beyoncé
"Love Song"—Sara Bareilles
"Pieces of What"—MGMT
"Bust Your Windows"—Jazmine Sullivan
"Single"—New Kids On The Block (featuring Ne-Yo)