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FPA Staff Picks: Best Breakup Songs

Another year has come and gone, and our hearts have the stretch marks to prove it!

With our 7th Annual Ex-Files StorySlams just around the corner, we’ve asked the FPA staff to dredge up their fresh and not-so-fresh heartbreaks, so that we can share with you our most sob-worthy, empowering, and rip-your-heart-out breakup songs!

Trust us, these go-to tunes will give you strength and comfort long after your exes’ shampoo smell on the pillow has faded. Joan, GC, Sinéad, and Jamie Lidell are sure to get you through even the worst splitsies. Enjoy!

Becca: Joan Jett, I Hate Myself For Loving You

There’s no release quite like singing, growling, and screaming all at the same time. “I Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett has it all! Stomping around the house while belting this one out at the top of your lungs does wonders for the post-breakup soul.

Jamie J: G.C. Cameron, So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

Yes! It really is so hard to say goodbye! The ideal position for listening to this song is flat on your back in bed with a full box of tissues by your side.

Dan: Sinéad O’Conoor, Queen of Denmark

I know it’s not exactly a breakup song, but it’s got this amazing mix of that sad introspection, self-empowerment, and humor that really help when you’re going through something like that. Plus, it’s just a great cover, and one of my favorite Sinéad songs of all time.

Jen: Jamie Lidell, Big Love

It’s so hard to narrow it down to just ONE! (If you need more, just let me know!) Here’s a pick that most people won’t know. Jamie Lidell makes some of the happiest songs around!

Event Details:
7th Annual Ex-Files StorySlams
DATE Tues., February 14, 2017
TIMES Early Show: 7PM, Late Show: 9:30PM
VENUE: Punch Line Philly
TICKETS: $14, $10 for FPA members | BUY

Storytellers take to the stage with their true tales of love lost, ranging from the sweet to the sad, the hilarious to the ridiculous. Bring your ex. Bring your bestie. Bring your date. Bring your story.

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