Sweat It Out: 50 Fast & Empowering Breakup Songs


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When you're newly single or going through a tough breakup, it's common to channel that emotional energy into unhealthy habits like drinking, smoking and even overeating. This is especially true around Valentine's Day (and other holidays) when messages and images of happy couples are in your face at every turn (grrr).

But there is a better—and healthier way—to deal. You can use this time to focus on you—your goals, your desires, and your unique life vision. When you need an emotional release, let exercise be your friend (just channel your inner Bridget Jones and hit that Spin bike!). Use it as a focus or a distraction, a natural way to build your endorphins back up.

The following workout songs will help you get in the right spirit for your fitness session and empower you to be your best, happy self! Some are angry, some are celebratory, and some are an affirmation that you are stronger than ever—right now.
(The links below will take you to amazon.com where you can preview a song for free or purchase the mp3.)

50 Sweat-Worthy Songs for Newly Single Exercisers

  1. Adele - Rolling In The Deep
  1. Aerosmith – Cryin'
  1. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
  1. Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
  1. Avril Lavigne  -  Girlfriend
  1. Beyoncé  -  Single Ladies
  1. Britney Spears - Stronger
  1. Britney Spears - Womanizer
  1. Carly Rae Jepsen - Tonight I'm Getting Over You
  1. Cee Lo Green - Forget You
  1. Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me
  1. Cher - Believe
  1. Cher - Strong Enough
  1. Christina Aguilera - I Hate Boys
  1. David Guetta - Titanium
  1. Destiny's Child - Survivor
  1. Elton John - I'm Still Standing
  1. Fefe Dobson - Thanks For Nothing
  1. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
  1. Florence + the Machine - Kiss With A Fist
  1. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
  1. Joss Stone - You Had Me
  1. Justin Timberlake - Cry Me a River
  1. Kaiser Chiefs – Every Day I Love You Less And Less
  1. Kanye West - Love Lockdown
  1. Katy Perry - Part Of Me
  1. Katy Perry - Wide Awake
  1. Kelis - Caught Out There
  1. Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
  1. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
  1. Killers - Mr. Brightside
  1. Kristinia DeBarge - Goodbye
  1. La Roux - Bulletproof
  1. Lady Gaga  -  Bad Romance
  1. Maroon 5 - This Love
  1. No Doubt - Ex-Girlfriend
  1. NSYNC – Bye Bye Bye
  2. Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted Snake
  1. P!nk - Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
  1. P!nk - Just Like A Pill
  1. P!nk - So What
  1. Robyn - Dancing On My Own
  1. Selena Gomez - I Don't Miss You At All
  1. September - Cry For You
  1. Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart
  1. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble
  1. Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  1. The Strokes - Someday
  49. The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go

  50. Toni Braxton – He Wasn't Man Enough
Do you think it's helpful to exercise after a tough breakup? Which workout-worthy songs empower you to be fabulously single?

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    GREAT - 11/2/2017   4:20:46 PM
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    Great. - 11/2/2017   3:19:49 PM
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    Great mix of music - 11/2/2017   8:40:06 AM
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    Great choices! - 11/1/2017   7:08:22 AM
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    good ones - 10/10/2017   12:20:23 AM
    great - 9/19/2017   3:01:53 PM
    great - 9/19/2017   3:01:53 PM
    good - 9/19/2017   3:01:25 PM
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    Breaking up with bad habits, people that mean you "no good" and unhealthy foods. You can do it! - 7/24/2017   4:10:24 PM
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    I have this blog translated to a Spotify playlist - or you may need to look for it under my user name MSDRPEPPER as SparkPeople isn't allowing links inside comment pages. It's below - but you will have to take out the spaces to paste into a new tab, in order to form the entire URL. Sorry!
    http :// open .spotify.com /user/ msdrpepper/ playlist/6gCyNCqfsIMTkWDtsOhbVr

    The first 50 songs are the ones in this blog, and I'm adding others suggested as I find them. - 2/1/2017   2:23:01 PM
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    Green Day - Good Riddance
    The Eagles - Already Gone
    Patty Smythe and Scandal - Goodbye to You - 12/29/2016   8:56:02 AM
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    It's Not Me It's You by Skillet is the ultimate breakup song :-) - 2/3/2016   2:35:20 PM
    ok guys! they were all perfect! but let me add another single named "thanks for leaving" by alexandra stan! its loveeeeeeeeeeeelyyyyyyyyyy!
    wish you a life of worthy love - 10/11/2015   3:32:57 AM
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    nice playlist....so preppy and awesome for a run or a workout on the elliptical.. - 2/13/2015   12:08:02 PM
    Can I add "Single" by Natasha Bedingfield and "I don't wanna be in love" by Good Charlotte. But great list-I will be investing in some of these tracks. - 2/18/2014   11:57:29 AM
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    Other suggestions (I made a mix of songs during a break-up and these are on it):

    Michael Buble - "It's a Beautiful Day"
    Carrie Underwood - "Songs Like This"
    Patty Loveless - "Blame it on Your Heart" - 2/5/2014   6:59:34 PM
    Death on Two Legs by Queen. It allows me to release my aggression and anger and calms me down. - 2/5/2014   12:25:41 PM
    Great blog. - 2/5/2014   12:15:09 AM

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