Top Ten Songs People Listen to After a Breakup!


Top Ten Songs People Listen to after a Breakup

A poll with 500 votes by married dating website found that 79% of people listen to more music after a breakup, and showed what the top breakup songs were.

“Interestingly, we found that Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ is the most popular song immediately after breakups,” Claire Page, spokesperson for Illicit Encounters said, “But Gotye’s ‘Someone That I Used to Know’ is the most popular song two-weeks after breakups. This really reflects the emotional process of a breakup – initially sorrow and then anger. At first, breakups are emotionally exhausting, but time is a healer and after a while you pull yourself together and realise that the person you were with wasn’t meant for you, or you may even look back with fondness for what once made you happy.”

The Top Break Up Songs were:

  • 1)Adele – Someone Like You
  • 2)Eric Carmen – All By Myself
  • 3)Bon Iver – I can’t make you love me
  • 4)Michael Bolton – How am I supposed to live without you?
  • 5)Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts
  • 6)Gotye – Somebody that I used to know
  • 7)Joy Division – Love Will Tear us Apart
  • 8)Harry Nilsson – Without You
  • 9)Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
  • 10)Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares to You

“Music can be incredibly therapeutic,” psychologist Lucy Redford said, “It’s been proven to help with anxiety, stress, relaxation and depression. Music is a core function in our brain. The power of sound is immense. Our brain is primed early on to process and react to sound. Studies have proven that day-old infants can detect the differences in rhythmic patterns. For centuries, mothers relax and sooth their babies with lullabies. Speaking purely evolutionary, music precedes language. It isn’t fully clear to us why, but our brains are wired to automatically respond to music. In a way, music helps our survival because healthy minds outgrow and outlive unhealthy minds, and healthy minds mean healthy bodies.”

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Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.

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