Listen up: Songs Every Divorced Gal Needs to Hear

Move over Ryan Seacrest. We’ve got two pitch-perfect playlists to restore your confidence, remind you you’re not alone, and maybe even get you to hop out of bed and dance in your bedroom slippers. Serious Gal Power.

Playlist #1. Cheer You Uppers

Available on Spotify


1. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

2. Irreplacable - Beyonce’

3. Respect – Aretha Franklin

4. King of Anything - Sara Bareilles

5. Miss Independent – Kelly Clarkson

6. Fighter – Christina Augilera

7. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) – Pink

8. Stronger – Brittany Spears

9. Roar – Katy Perry

10. Express Yourself – Madonna

11. Independent Women – Destiny’s Child

12. Fight Song – Rachel Platten

13. I Am Woman – Helen Reddy

14. I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston

15. One Way or Another – Blondie

16. Happy - Pharrell Williams

17. Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall

18. Everyday Is a Winding Road – Sheryl Crow

19. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

20. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross

21. Problem – Ariana Grande

22. Single Ladies – Beyonce’

23. Hey Ya – Outkast

24. Nasty – Janet Jackson

25. Brave – Sara Bareilles

26. Man! I Feel like a Woman! Shania Twain

27. Say My Name – Destiny’s Child

28. Firework – Katy Perry

29. Survivor – Destiny’s Child

30. Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon

31. Brighter Than the Sun – Colbie Caillat

32. Better when I’m Dancin – Meghan Trainor

33. Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

34. Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys

35. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

36. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield

37. Mama Said – The Shirelles

38. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

39. Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners

40. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate

41. Diamonds – Rihanna

42. Born This Way – Lady Gaga

43. Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

44. Send My Love To Your New Lover – Adele

Playlist #2. Let Me Lament

Available on Spotify


It’s scientifically proven that listening to sad songs can actually make you happier. A lot of these songs are about breakups, but some of them are just good ole’ sad songs that say so much. Sad enough to make you happier. Crank the volume way up and sing 'em, scream 'em, or cry through 'em.


1. It Must Have Been Love – Roxette

2. Someone Like You – Adele

3. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor

4. I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt

5. Say Something I’m Giving Up On You – A Great Big World

6. Breathe (2 AM) – Ana Nalick

7. My Immortal– Evanescence

8. I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan

9. Love Is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar

10. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

11. Yesterday – The Beatles

12. D-I-V-O-R-C-E – Tammy Wynette

13. Rolling in the Deep – Adele

14. Wicked Game – Chris Isaak

15. When You’re Gone – Avril Lavigne

16. Breakeven (Falling to Pieces) – The Script

17. White Flag – Dido

18. You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette

19. Separate Ways – Journey

20. Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake

21. Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – City and Colour

22. Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.

23. Don’t Speak – No Doubt

24. Torn – Natalie Imbruglia

25. Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton

26. How Am I Supposed to Live Without You – Michael Bolton

27. Here Without You – 3 Doors Down

28. Because of You – Kelly Clarkson

29. Yesterday – The Beatles

30. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day

31. With or Without You – U2

32. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - Beegees

33. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

34. How Do I Live – Leann Rimes

35. Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers

36. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart

37. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Amy Winehouse

38. Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton

39. Love Hurts – Nazareth

40. Winner Takes It All – ABBA

41. Stay With Me – Sam Smith

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