10 breakup songs for girls to sing in your showers

2019 best break up songs for girls to move on and be happy

By Hana O.
10 breakup songs for girls to sing in your showers

We all know that our bathrooms are specially made to hold concerts. The tiles, the mist, and the closed space make for a perfect place to harness your inner Beyoncé.

Break Up Songs for Girls: Why Sing Them

Singing in the shower has been proven by science to be beneficial. It reduces stress, boosts self-confidence because it awakens our inner diva, it is good for the immune system, improves breathing abilities, relieves back pain, keeps the heart healthy, boosts memory, and “lifts” the skin.


Imagine the list above to help lighten your mood after a breakup. All the more reason to grab your speakers or put your smartphone on full volume and hit play on your breakup playlist.


So, grab that shampoo bottle and just let your heart out.

Get over being angry

The first step of moving on from a breakup is being angry. It’s not easy, and it feels so painful; like someone is crushing your chest in hopes of smashing your heart in the process. You can’t breathe, you can’t think straight, and you’re angry – very angry.


Lucky for us, we have artists who have placed exactly what we feel in music form. Be angry with the accompaniment of heartfelt lyrics and a nice melody to go with it.

10 best breakup songs in your 2019 playlist

Country songs

1. “Someday When I Stop Loving You” by Carrie Underwood

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

First of all, who doesn’t love Carrie Underwood’s perfect pitch? The song is easy to sing to, which gives you the opportunity to get lost in the lyrics.


The song is a promise to yourself that you will move on, that someday, you will stop loving your ex. Meanwhile, you reminisce at what could have been.

Lines that hit home:

I remember that night we laid in bed

Naming all our kids that we hadn't had yet

One for your grandma and one for mine

Said we'd draw straws when it came time.


I bet all I had on a thing called love

I guess in the end it wasn't enough

And it's hard to watch you leave right now

I'm gonna have to learn to let you go somehow

2. “Alone” by Sara Evans

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

For the ladies who are naturally forgiving, for those who endure the pain, and for those who have the kind of patience as deep as the ocean, this song is for you.


It’s time to let go and be left alone. Even if your ex tries to woe you back or calls you by habit, it’s time for you to grow away from him. You finally have the courage to tell him this.

Lines that hit home:

So please don't call everytime you think of me

'Cause I need some time alone to kill this pain

You should know that I don't give up easily

But sometimes for things to grow, they need some rain

And sometimes loving me just means leaving me alone


I left you this message so you'd know

To not come by everytime you miss me

3, “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You” by Kellie Pickler

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

Kellie Pickler is a veteran in country songs, and she beautifully expressed a breakup through this genre. The song is a classic and one that is still played nine years since its release.


This one is for the girls that feel like you were taken for granted or your ex didn’t appreciate just how much you loved him. It’s their loss. One day, justice will be served.

Lines that hit home:

Didn't you know how much I loved you

Didn't you know how much I loved you, baby

I gave you everything, every part of me

Didn't you feel it when I touched you

Didn't I rock you when I loved you, baby

Baby, tell me

Didn't you know how much I loved you


One day justice will come and find you

And I'll be right there in your memory to remind you

4. “I Hate Love Songs” by Kelsea Ballerini

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

This recently released country breakup song is a crowd favorite. It’s perfect for the cynics out there.


Kelsea Ballerini mentions all the stereotypes, norms, and standards imposed on women and shares her “hate” for them.


A symbolism of the song is how women are expected to be in a relationship and can’t survive being single. This song proves them wrong. The song could hit home to those who are still not over their ex.

Lines that hit home:

I hate pink hearts with glitter and Valentine's dinner

And roses just die in a week

We were drunk when we met so we don't know our anniversary, woops

Oh and I'm far too vain to kiss in the rain

The clouds, they aren't numbered to nine

And you make me feel something but it sure as hell ain't butterflies

5. “Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

Carrie already started the music video of this song in a shower. It’s a sign that it must be sung in one as well.


Guys say that they hate to see girls cry. This may be a reason that we tend to hide when we do cry. However, we can’t always look pretty. During a breakup where we feel so broken and lost, there is no such thing as crying pretty. And that’s all right.


Carrie made it known through the song that it’s okay to “let it flow like a river.”

Lines that hit home:

You can pretty lie and say it's okay

You can pretty smile and just walk away

Pretty much fake your way through anything

But you can't cry pretty


You can't turn off the flood when the dam breaks

When all your mascara is going to waste

When things get ugly, you just gotta face

That you can't cry pretty

Happy songs

6. “IDGAF” by Dua Lipa

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

It may not seem like a pleasant breakup song but listening to Dua Lipa’s IDGAF is so empowering it makes you confident.


The short and abrupt flow of the song adds extra effect to the whole concept of a breakup. It happens so fast, sometimes catching you off-guard, yet you can also look at it in a way that starting to move on can happen quickly as well.


Dua is teaching us to cut those ties like a boss.

Lines that hit home:

You call me all friendly

Tellin' me how much you miss me

That's funny, I guess you've heard my songs

Well, I'm too busy for your business

Go find a girl who wants to listen

'Cause if you think I was born yesterday

You have got me wrong


You say you're sorry

But it's too late now

So save it, get gone, shut up

'Cause if you think I care about you now

Well, boy, I don't give a f*ck

7. “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

This song is playing in the radio and topping current charts everywhere. The song in itself has an air of a girl that is not bitter, but someone that has moved on.


When you are can say “Thank you” to your ex, then you are over him. Ariana’s sultry voice adds to the effect of a lady acknowledging her history with past lovers yet there’s only one that she trusts above all: herself.


The song shows a journey of a girl who used to rely on guys to a lady who learns that a love for oneself is most important.

Lines that hit home:

Thought I'd end up with Sean

But he wasn't a match

Wrote some songs about Ricky

Now I listen and laugh

Even almost got married

And for Pete, I'm so thankful

Wish I could say, "Thank you" to Malcolm

'Cause he was an angel


Plus, I met someone else

We havin' better discussions

I know they say I move on too fast

But this one gon' last

'Cause her name is Ari

And I'm so good with that (so good with that)

She taught me love (love)

She taught me patience (patience)

How she handles pain (pain)

That shit's amazing (yeah, she's amazing)

I've loved and I've lost (yeah, yeah)

But that's not what I see (yeah, yeah)

'Cause look what I've found (yeah, yeah)

Ain't no need for searching, and for that, I say


Thank you, next (thank you, next)

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8. “Shout Out to My Ex” by Little Mix

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

You can’t sing this song without dancing, hand gestures, hip sways and all. All the more reason to sing it in the shower where you can go all out with great acoustics.


This song is such a picker-upper, you can’t stay sad and moping after finishing all the lines. Another song that gives tribute to an ex who have taught us all the lessons and made us into who we are now, smarter, stronger and even more beautiful.

Lines that hit home:

Guess I should say thank you

For the hate yous and the tattoos

Oh baby, I'm cool by the way

Ain't sure I loved you anyway

Go 'head, babe, I'mma live my life, my life, yeah


Shout out to my ex, you're really quite the man

You made my heart break and that made me who I am

Here's to my ex, hey, look at me now

Well, I'm, I'm all the way up

I swear you'll never bring me down

9. “Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

A power singer that gives us songs about girl power and moving on, Demi is back with a song that must be sung with our full capacity.


The upbeat song gives us a much-needed boost on our low days.

Lines that hit home:

Now I'm out here looking like revenge

Feelin' like a ten, the best I ever been

And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt

To see me like this, but it gets worse (wait a minute)

Now you're out here looking like regret

Ain't too proud to beg, second chance you'll never get

And yeah, I know how bad it must hurt to see me like this

But it gets worse (wait a minute)


Now payback is a bad b*tch

And baby, I'm the baddest

10. “Boy Problems” by Carly Rae Jepson

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

A song to air out your boy problems. Every girl has them at more than one point in their lives.


The song puts into a funky tune our issues with the opposite sex.

Lines that hit home:

Boy problems, who's got 'em?

I've got 'em too

Boy trouble, we've got double

Don't know what to do

I think I broke up with my boyfriend today and I don't really care

I've got worse problems (I broke up with my boyfriend)

References of Break Up Songs for guys

For guys reading this post, we’ve got you covered as well. Below are the top two breakup songs for the year.

11. “Love yourself” by Justin Beiber

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

A breakup doesn’t always mean the girl is the victim. In this case, it’s the guy who was abused in the relationship. Let this song lift your spirits up.

Lines that hit home:

And baby I be movin' on and I think you should be somethin'

I don't wanna hold back, maybe you should know that

My mama don't like you and she likes everyone

And I never like to admit that I was wrong

And I've been so caught up in my job, didn't see what's going on

And now I know, I'm better sleeping on my own


'Cause if you like the way you look that much

Oh baby you should go and love yourself

And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin'

You should go and love yourself

12. “Lost Boy” by Troye Sivan

Reasons to sing this in the shower:

This song is for those who still have feelings for her and feel regret. It’s not easy, but it’s the truth. It’s time to move on.

Lines that hit home:

Yeah, the truth is that I'm sorry

Though I told you not to worry

It's just some don't care

Trying to kid myself

That I got my sh*t together


So go get running, won't you hurry

While it's light out, while It's early

Before I start to miss, any part of this

And change my mind whatever


It might seem completely ludicrous right now, but a breakup up with someone might be the best thing that has ever happened to you. Imagine staying with someone who was toxic and only pulled you down? Now that he’s gone, it’s time to heal and fly!


The songs mentioned above are there to help you through your beautiful journey.

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