These songs got us through a year's worth of heartache.
No matter what stage you're break-up is in, a good song helps. Whether you're swollen from crying or red with rage, it's comforting to know that someone else has felt the same anger, regret and pain that you're feeling. Here are some of 2009's best songs for drowning (out) your sorrows.
1. "My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson
Listen to this song when you're stuck in post-breakup low-energy mode and let Kelly's perfect power pop pick you right up. Bad Breakup? 10 Things To Remember
2. "Little Bird" by Eels
Oh, the pathos! When you're at your lowest, hug a pillow, listen to this soulful man-and-a-guitar folk song and remember that everyone feels alone when they miss someone.
3. "Please Don't Leave Me" by Pink
Pink's heartbreaking mid-tempo pop melody is about realizing that you've driven away someone you love and there's nothing you can do about it except beg them not to leave as you slowly break down.