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The Ultimate Break-Up Playlist Curated By Musical Comedian Gillian Cosgriff

10 songs you wish you had in your playlist when that loser dumped you.


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Honestly, where was this when I got dumped?!


You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette
Let’s be honest, Jagged Little Pill is still the ultimate breakup album, never to be beaten. Why not start your breakup playlist with powerful rage.


Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra
Get sad. Yell about it. Note: This song is also appropriate if someone cuts you off in traffic.


I Hate Everyone – Get Set Go
This is for that day of the breakup where you can’t remember ever not being in your pyjamas. So you wear them to the shops to buy wine, ice cream and wine.


You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
The perfect song to accompany some obsessive scrolling through your ex’s social media. WARNING: Tread carefully and make sure not to accidentally “like” something because those small hearts are like actual land-mines.  


Dreaming With A Broken Heart – John Mayer
Yep. I went there. Get sad. Get reeeeal sad. I recommend watching the season 4 So You Think You Can Dance contemporary routine set to this song at least ten times. Cry one tear for every rose petal that is thrown.


Walk On By – Dionne Warwick
You had a shower, you put on clothes, you left the house. You saw them. Listen to this song immediately. Preferably while looking wistfully out the window of a train in the rain.


New York – St Vincent
Reminisce. Hard. Go to a place you both loved. Be sad about it. You’re doing great. Ignore the families staring at you crying on the playground. They don’t understand you.


One – Harry Nilsson
You are alone. You’ve never been more alone. You’re black and white French film alone, that’s how alone you are. Wear a turtleneck.


Hit ‘Em Up Style – Blu Cantrell
Remember all the things you didn’t like about them. Feel powerful. Feel pity for them because they don’t get to hang out with you anymore, and you are GREAT. Buy yourself a treat.


I Love It – Icona Pop
Get drunk. Throw their stuff away. Think about getting a tattoo but instead just dye your hair at home. Blast this in the car with your windows down. DANCE BREAK.


Catch Gillian's original music live on stage at La Boite in NEON TIGER; a new indie musical rom-com premiering 27 October - 17 November.

Curious about the mastermind behind this playlist? Check out Gillian here




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