1. “Your Type” by Carly Rae Jepsen
Hugot lyric: “I’m not the type of girl for you / And I’m not going to pretend / That I’m the type of girl you call more than a friend”
Perfect for: Wasting away in the friend zone. With this track, Carly Rae perfectly captures the sheer frustration of being reduced to “just a friend” by someone your big old heart beats for.
2. “Used to Love You” by Gwen Stefani
Hugot lyric: “I thought I was the best thing that ever happened to you / I thought you loved me the most”
Perfect for: A recent breakup. This song revealing Gwen’s emotional state following her divorce from Gavin Rossdale brims with hurt, anger, and disbelief—all feels you feel fresh from a split.
3. “Hurt Me” by Låpsley
Hugot lyric: “And I’m counting down the seconds that we have / I can see the end in sight at last”
Perfect for: Anticipating a split. The British electro up-and-comer describes that moment you know for certain that you and your guy are headed for splitsville, and there’s nothing to do but to let it happen.
4. “Nothing” by Ji Nilsson
Hugot lyric: “You told me I was someone / I was the one / Baby, did you lie?”
Perfect for: Remembering someone you used to love. When the Swedish pop diva sings in a simple, uncomplicated voice, “I just miss you sometimes,” it’s absolutely heartbreaking to hear.
5. “You're the Best” by Wet
Hugot lyric: “All I know is / When you hold me / I still feel lonely / Lonely when you hold me”
Perfect for: When you’re torn between staying and leaving. Originally released in 2013 and rerecorded this year, this song by the Brooklyn-based electronic trio airs out the secret thoughts you have when reflecting on an uncertain romance.
6. “Let It All Go” by Birdy and Rhodes
Hugot lyric: “There’s still a fire in my heart, my darling / But I’m not burning for you”
Perfect for: Staying strong in the face of a breakup. Be comforted by these British singer-songwriters as they lament the end of a relationship and hope not to fall apart in its wake.
7. “St. Jude” by Florence and the Machine
Hugot lyric: “And I’m learning, so I’m leaving / And even though I’m grieving / I’m trying to find the meaning / Let loss reveal it”
Perfect for: A relationship that’s a lost cause. Ruminate on a love that’s going nowhere with a song that makes romantic helplessness sound devastatingly gorgeous.
8. “Run Run Run” by Kelly Clarkson feat. John Legend
Hugot lyric: “Our lust for fightin’ / Tied up in silence”
Perfect for: A conflict-ridden kind of love. This powerful duet by the two pop superstars thunders with the stay-or-go, away-bati drama of a tumultuous relationship.
9. “Drowning Shadows” by Sam Smith
Hugot lyric: “I’m so tired of all this searching / Do I go home to nothing or stay out for more?”
Perfect for: When you’re tired of being alone. Sam recounts his all-too-real experiences with loneliness in this piano-laden ballad, which he claims is “the saddest song I’ve ever written.”
10. “She Used to Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles
Hugot lyric: “If I’m honest I know I would give it all back / For a chance to start over / And rewrite an ending or two / For the girl that I knew”
Perfect as: A love song to yourself. Listen to this somber number and reflect on the person you are now—and whether or not you’re happy with who you’ve become.
11. “Without You” by Tobias Jesso, Jr.
Hugot lyric: “Why can’t you just love me?”
Perfect for: An all-consuming—yet unrequited—love. Down a few drinks in the darkness of your bedroom as you play this melancholy melody by the Canadian indie artist. (FYI: He co-wrote Adele’s latest heartwrecker, “When We Were Young”. Figures.)
12. “Let It Go” by James Bay
Hugot lyric: “Trying to fit your hand inside of mine / When we know it just don’t belong”
Perfect for: Coming to terms with the end of a relationship. When it’s not worth fighting for anymore, take cue from this 2015 re-release by the British singer-songwriter and “let it go, just let it be.”
13. “Take Me Home” by Jess Glynne
Hugot lyric: “Could you take care / Of a broken soul? / Will you hold me now? / Oh, will you take me home?”
Perfect as: A cry for help at a low point. Blast this song during those moments you just need someone—anyone—to comfort you through your pain. There, there.
14. “Stone Cold” by Demi Lovato
Hugot lyric: “If happy is her, I’m happy for you.”
Perfect for: Putting on a brave face now that your ex is with someone new. Make like Demi and wail out your pain with this track, revealing that beneath the “stone cold” exterior is a heart that’s been crushed.
15. “Hello” by Adele
Hugot lyric: “At least I can say that I’ve tried / To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart / But it don’t matter, it clearly doesn’t tear you apart anymore”
Perfect for: The one that got away. Girl, nag-move on na siya. Move on ka na din.
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