It's a cd I made a few years back after my then boyfriend broke up with me. (It's the opposite of a lovey mix tape made to show someone you care. Or to accidentally freak them out, you know...whatever....)
That day, numb from rejection, I decided that every minute I spent caring about that jerkface would be time wasted. Time I could be spending doing stuff I liked much better. So I did what any girl in my situation would do. I Googled for "Screw You Break Up Songs".
I may have also Googled stuff like "how to make your ex totally jealous"....but hey, who is reading for accuracy here...
Next, I scoured these websites built by my new heartbroken internet friends, burned the perfect cd, and went for a 2 hour car ride.
I drove down the highway playing Cake's version of I Will Survive yelling things like "Oh now go...walk out the door. Just turn around, you're not welcome anymore", while shaking my head sassily.
listen now if you never have. and get sassy.
Did it help? Hell yes it did! It was fantastic. I don't want to say that I wasn't sad after that drive, but there was something magical about blasting that collection of songs. Even better than some friend telling me "Girl...you're so much BETTER THAN HIM. I always thought he was ugly anyways....YEAH!"
The great thing about breakup songs is that there is hope for us all. There are songs like this in every genre. So no matter what kind of music you like, you can rock out. Everyone from Justin Timberlake to Brad Paisley to the Nine Inch Nails has fab breakup songs. (Don't tell me you can't get down to "Cry Me a River", because I will call you a bold faced liar.)
The conclusion of the story? There really isn't one. I eventually got over the relationship and moved on, and life went back to normal. Pretty undramatic. And I found a much better boyfriend who doesn't make me resort to blasting Cake for hours. But the next time any minor tragedy strikes, you better believe I'll be making a new compilation and driving down I-5 blasting it.
Anyone else done anything similar during a breakup? Tell me about it and make me feel less silly for writing this post.