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Going through a breakup? The bad news? It’s never easy. The good news? You’re not alone with your aching heart. If the music we listen to is any indication, then breaking up, feeling down about it and hopefully finding the courage to move on, are some of the most common shared human experiences.
If there’s anything we have learned over the years, one of the best cures for heartbreak is music. In fact, there are over half a million breakup themed playlists on the popular music platform, Spotify, alone!
This got us thinking, how does each star sign deal with their breakups and what would be their breakup anthem? Our team at PsychicWorld surveyed 2,199 respondents in the PsychicWorld community and asked them what their star sign is and how they act and feel during a breakup, to determine the best breakup song to help them deal with a broken heart.
Aquarians, born between January 20th and February 18th, are known for their individualism and no-nonsense approach to life. If there’s something they’re not happy about, they’ll change it – and relationships are no exception to this rule. However, when it comes to breakups, this sign will be likely to over-analyse everything and may need help from friends and family to move on – that’s why we’ve chosen Christina Aguilera’s Hurt as the perfect breakup song for this zodiac!
"I'm sorry for blaming you for everything I just couldn’t do, and I've hurt myself by hurting you."
Born between February 19th and March 20th, Pisceans are likely to breakup with their Significant Other because they have drifted apart. Instead of sorting out any problems head-on, they are likely to let things lie and slowly fizzle out. For this reason, we have chosen Heavy by Anne Marie as this star sign’s perfect breakup anthem, to help them come to terms with the breakup and move on.
"We used to be strong, now it's like we don't care, instead we're calling out for help, don't know where we went wrong, but it's so hard to share."
Aries, born between March 21st and April 19th, are the most fiery and driven zodiac sign, which means they are not about to let a breakup get them down. In fact, as those under this sign love to be in control, Aries would rather do the dumping, rather than be dumped! Instead of moping around and missing their ex, Aries often feel empowered, which is why Truth Hurts by Lizzo is the perfect motivational anthem to say bye-bye to your ex, and hello to the rest of your life!
"You coulda had a bad b****, non-committal, help you with your career just a little, you're 'posed to hold me down, but you're holding me back, and that’s the sound of me not calling you back."
Taureans, born between April 20th and May 20th, are hopeless romantics at heart and love being in a relationship. Whatever the circumstances for their relationship breaking down, Taureans will fight for the relationship and long for a reunion – right until the bitter end. If it doesn’t end well, the best song to deal with their emotions is Say Something by A Great Big World – the lyrics in this song are bound to help those under this zodiac shed a few tears and get over their ex for good.
"Say something, I'm giving up on you, I'll be the one if you want me to, anywhere, I would've followed you."
Born between May 21st and June 20th are Geminis who are characteristically known for their ever-changing moods – from being bold and confident one minute, to emotional and sensitive the next. When dealing with a breakup, Geminis often get consumed by their sadness to begin with, before they’re “done” with the situation and move on. A song that epitomises this is All Too Well by none other than Taylor Swift.
"Maybe we got lost in translation, maybe I asked for too much, but maybe this thing was a masterpiece 'til you tore it all up, running scared, I was there, I remember it all too well."
While many signs have trouble acknowledging their emotions, Cancerians (born between June 21st and July 22nd) are quite the opposite and are known for being highly sensitive. They confront their feelings head on and hold onto whatever they can to keep the relationship alive, which is why we have chosen A Million Reasons by Lady Gaga as the perfect breakup anthem for Cancers. For those under this zodiac sign, it will take a lot before they decide it’s time to call it quits – and when they do, the relationship is gone forever.
"I've got a hundred million reasons to walk away, but baby I just need one good one to stay."
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Born between July 23rd and August 22nd, Leos appear to have the hardest time when it comes to a breakup. Many find the whole experience heart-wrenchingly difficult and feel like their whole world has been turned upside down. For Leos, we believe the perfect soundtrack to help with their breakup is Everytime by Britney Spears, as the lyrics perfectly encapsulate how all Leos feel when they’ve broken up with their Significant Other.
"Every time I try to fly I fall without my wings, I feel so small, I guess I need you baby, and every time I see you in my dreams, I see your face, it's haunting me, I guess I need you baby."
When Virgos (born between August 23rd and September 22nd) are done with their partner, they'll avoid conflict and try to keep their composure like fellow Virgo, Beyoncé (born on September 4th). When Virgos breakup with their partner, they often find it difficult to get over it and move on, which is why we’ve picked What Now by Rihanna as the ultimate breakup anthem for this star sign. However, in true Virgo fashion, if their partner has angered them, there’s no holding back!
"The more I swear I'm happy, the more that I'm feeling alone, cause I spend every hour just going through the motions, I can't even get the emotions to come out, dry and a bone but I just wanna shout, what now?"
Librans, born between September 23rd and October 22nd, are both kind and loyal. They would rather suggest taking a break to mend any problems in their relationship, rather than breakup for good. A Libra would never want to part ways on bad terms and would like to stay friends. As a result, Libra’s ultimate breakup song is the classic track Someone Like You by Adele, in which she praises her ex and doesn't use the song as an opportunity to tear him down – true Libra style.
"Never mind, I'll find someone like you, I wish nothing but the best for you, too, 'don't forget me' I beg, I remember you said 'sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead’."
Unfortuantely for Scorpios, born between October 23rd and November 21st, breakups bring out a whole host of emotions, thus triggering control issues and obsessing over their ex. Heartbroken Scorpios may find listening to Josslyn by Olivia O’Brien to be the calming track to soothe their aching heart and move on for good.
"You had to go and ruin it, so you could get a quick f***, I'm sure you had fun doing it and I won't make a big fuss, but we're off and we'll never be on again."
Those born into the Sagittarius sign (November 22nd – December 21st) have it hard when it comes to ending relationships due to their selfless and kind nature. Saying goodbye to their Significant Other is rarely straightforward and often they make it their mission to reclaim their love after it’s over. But when that doesn’t happen, they feel like the world has collapsed around them. That’s why we have chosen I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston as this sign’s ultimate breakup song.
"I don't really need to look very much further, I don't wanna have to go where you don't follow, I won't hold it back again, this passion inside, can't run from myself, there's nowhere to hide."
Capricorns, born between December 22nd and January 19th, keep their emotions close to their chest, but deep down they are sensitive souls. Regardless of the nature of their breakup, they know that their relationship didn't work out for a reason, and there's no point in forcing something that just isn't meant to be. Hence why we have chosen Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande as this zodiac’s best breakup song, as it emphasises on how those going through a breakup should accept the reality of what has happened and move on.
“I've loved and I've lost, but that's not what I see, cause look what I've found, ain't no need for searching and for that I say, thank you, next, thank you, next, thank you, next, I'm so f***ing grateful for my ex."