Mixtapes, Audio + Visual

THE ULTIMATE F*CK OFF: Survival in a Breakup

Tracks for your breakup because time heals all wounds, but music does it faster.

Here’s a mixtape just for you. Well, for all of us, when we’ve been let down, betrayed, made a fool of, and disrespected. But when we have been put down, we have gotten back up. Because no one, not even that person who we have held deep in our heart, will ever truly devalue us or invalidate us. This is a mixtape that will take you through those the stages of your break up, until you reach the point where you finally say, “You know what? F**k ’em”.

1. “Don’t Speak” || No Doubt

To come to terms with your breakup, you must acknowledge its existence. But, before you do that, you can live in denial for a bit. Listen to “Don’t Speak” and hear to Gwen Stefani relate, as she just wants that breakup to disappear.

2. “Ex-Factor” || Ms. Lauryn Hill

And let Ms. Lauryn Hill explain your breakup better than you ever could. The feelings are real—the betrayal, the hurt, the love that you wish you didn’t feel. This song tells it all.

3. “Loner” || Kali Uchis

You’re probably going to feel like a loner for a little bit, and Kali Uchis knows it. But that’s OK, and Kali knows how to make you feel okay with it. In retrospect, isn’t it better to be a loner?

4. “F**kin’ Perfect” || P!nk

But your relationship (or lack thereof) never defines you. All those problems that you felt were your fault, weren’t. They were never yours. So never make anyone feel like you’re less than perfect, because we all know that you are.

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5. “F**k It All” || Elle Varner

Even when you’re feeling like everything wasn’t your fault, maybe you miss that special someone. And right when you were about to text them, you said, “f**k it all.” Well, yeah. Elle Varner felt the same way, making this song an essential break up song.

6. “Irreplaceable” || Beyoncé

You realize that in the end, it was you who was irreplaceable and not them. Who can say that better than me? Of course, it’s Beyoncé. Obviously.

7. “Needed Me” || Rihanna

The minute you’re happy and single, they have to start hitting you up. You sit back as your phone in blow up, and you laugh. Why? Because they needed you much more than you ever did. After all, you are a bad bitch.

8. “Stronger” || Britney Spears

With all of this, you’re stronger than yesterday—everyday. You’re no longer a loner, and you no longer care if you were.

9. “I Will Survive” || Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor brings us in a triumph of womanhood and strength. As she belts that chorus and you join in, you can’t help but believe and feel every single word.

10. “I’m Out” || Ciara ft. Nicki Minaj

After all of this, what are you going to do? Have. Some. Fun. Because you deserve it, and you need it. Your life begins where “I’m Out” starts. So get ready, and get your party on.

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Because we love you, we compiled all of these songs on one playlist. We hope you enjoy!

  1. Don't Speak No Doubt 5:03
  2. Ex-Factor Lauryn Hill 4:38
  3. Loner Kali Uchis 4:26
  4. F**in' Perfect P!nk 3:32
  5. F**k It All Elle Varner 5:37
  6. Irreplaceable Beyoncé 4:12
  7. Needed Me Rihanna 3:14
  8. Stronger Britney Spears 3:37
  9. I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor 4:57
  10. I'm Out Ciara ft. Nicki Minaj 4:02
Ryanne Berry

Ryanne Berry

Ryanne Berry is currently a junior at Oberlin College, majoring in English Literature and Religion. She hopes to pursue a career in publishing and editing. Ryanne loves being busy all the time, drinking excessive amounts of caffeine, and watching romantic comedies with her friends.

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