5 Songs to Avoid at All Costs After a Break-Up

Splitting up is hard enough without songs like these to rub it in...



Breakups: they're the worst, right? Whether you're the dumper or the dumpee, somebody leaves with a broken heart. Music can do wonders to help heal that broken heart and help someone get over an ex — Lady Antebellum's "Bartender", anyone? — but there are also a dangerous number of romantic songs that can inflict further damage on an already-broken heart. Here's a list of five such songs below, all of which you should avoid at all costs if you're going through a break-up. (If that's you, feel free to click here and avoid this list altogether.)

5. Taylor Swift -- "Love Story"

Why you should avoid it: If you know your Shakespeare, then you're aware that Romeo and Juliet is actually a tragedy. But that doesn't mean that Taylor Swift singing about her one and only Romeo in "Love Story" is any less painful after a break-up. Hey Taylor, maybe you should brush up on your classic literat... *buries head in pillow and cries*.

Sappiest lyric: Marry me Juliet, you'll never have to be alone / I love you and that's all I really know / I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress / It's a love story, baby just say yes...

4. Bruno Mars -- "Just The Way You Are"
Why you should avoid it: There's nothing worse than having Bruno Mars all up in your grill, telling you how perfect you are, when the one you love just threw you to the curb a day or two ago. Seriously, Bruno: STAHP.

Sappiest lyric: When I see your face / There's not a thing that I would change / 'Cause you're amazing / Just the way you are...

3. Katy Perry -- "Unconditionally"

Why you should avoid it: So your ex said that he or she would love you unconditionally, just like the Katy Perry song, huh? Well it was all a LIE! Don't press play unless you want to hear Katy repeat that lie over swelling soft pop music.

Sappiest lyric: There is no fear now / Let go and just be free / I will love you unconditionally...

2. John Legend -- "All Of Me"

Why you should avoid it: John Legend's love song dedicated to his wife is gorgeous on paper, but listening to it post-breakup reinforces the fact that your own version of "All of Me" turned to "None of Me" in the blink of an eye. Zip it, John!

Sappiest lyric: 'Cause all of me / Loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections...

1. Ellie Goulding -- "How Long Will I Love You"

Why you should avoid it: We've got love for you, Ellie, but a sappy love song like this one is not OK right now. I mean, just look at that title! If you need us, we'll be overdosing on ice cream with the lights off in bed, thanks very much.

Sappiest lyric: How long will I love you / As long as stars are above you / And longer if I can...

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