You know what sucks? Missing someone. When texts and Instagram DMs (or Facebook pokes...I won't judge) don't feel like enough, you need to just turn up some sad music and have a good cry. It's the most cathartic way to handle your feelings. Here are the best songs to listen to when bae's long gone.
1. "Hello" by Adele
Can you believe that Adele invented getting ghosted in 2015?! Truly remarkable. Although this song is the ultimate ballad to listen to when you're in your feelings, it's worth pointing out that maybe she should stop trying to call a landline. IDK.
2. "Slide Away" by Miley Cyrus
3. "Somebody Else" by The 1975
You know, sometimes you just have to listen to "Somebody Else" on repeat for a few hours until one of your friends notices your Spotify activity and sends you a screenshot to make sure you're okay.
4. "When I Was Older" by Billie Eilish
Billie could literally put you in your feelings by singing "Happy Birthday"...but trust, this song is actually about missing someone and being lonely.
5. "Supercut" by Lorde
Wow, Lorde really wrote a whole-ass song about scrolling through all your tagged photos with an ex...but made it into complete and total art. This song really effs you up, because, like, it's kinda upbeat but also it will emotionally destroy you?
6. "Lost In Japan" by Shawn Mendes
In a long-distance 'ship? You probs can't hop on a last-minute flight to hang out, like Shawn does, but...you can maybe send them this song? It's the thought that counts, TBH.
7. "Ghostin" by Ariana Grande
You don't have to be single to miss someone! Ariana's "Ghostin" is all about that. So, like, if you can't be open about the fact that you miss someone else even if you're with a new boo...listen to this on the low and DON'T say I suggested it.
8. "What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber
You know who I can't find anywhere? Purpose-era Justin. I truly miss him so, so much.
9. "Always Remember Us This Way" by Lady Gaga
The worst part about "Always Remember Us This Way" is that Lady Gaga, aka Ally, wrote it when she was totally happy but it's still totally heart-wrenching. Honestly, even if you aren't missing someone, you'll bawl your eyes out to this.
10. "Make Me (Cry)" by Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth
LOL, you know that feeling when you really miss someone but also low-key hate them? Noah gets it...and has cried about it too.
11. "Ghost" by Halsey
Have you ever missed someone who's, like...literally right TF there? People change and it happens. Just throw this OG Halsey bop on repeat and you'll get through it.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.