21 Songs about Exes (Dealing With Your Ex Boyfriend or Girlfriend) (2022)

Working through feelings for an ex – whether positive or negative – can be difficult for even the strongest of people. Sometimes, music is the one thing that can help you sort out your conflicting feelings and the dramas that arise in the aftermath of a breakup.

The following songs about exes capture all of those feelings in especially effective ways.

Table of Contents

  • Shout Out To My Ex – Little Mix
  • Gaslighter – The Chicks
  • Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
  • Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  • Hate Me – Ellie Goulding, Juice WRLD
  • On My Mind – Ellie Goulding
  • Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
  • Really Don’t Care – Demi Lovato
  • Problem – Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
  • Irreplaceable – Beyonce
  • Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
  • Consequences – Camila Cabello
  • Same Old Love – Selena Gomez
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
  • Part of Me – Katy Perry
  • Why Should I Be Sad? – Britney Spears
  • Forget You – Cee Lo Green
  • 7 Things — Miley Cyrus
  • Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye
  • Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake
  • All My Ex’s Live In Texas – George Strait

Shout Out To My Ex – Little Mix

Some of the best songs about exes focus on empowerment and living one’s best life while single, especially where women who have been involved with less-than-respectful men are concerned. ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ is a breakup anthem of epic proportions that focuses on moving on to the next chapter of one’s life after ending a romantic relationship. It is somewhat unique in that it addresses the ex directly with a biting and self-respecting tone.

Gaslighter – The Chicks

The worst breakups often involve a partner who exhibits toxic traits toward the other party. ‘Gaslighter’ gets its inspiration in part from the 1938 stage play Gas Light. Gaslighting is a term that has also become popular in recent years from the same source to describe an individual who uses psychological manipulation to make another person—usually a romantic partner—question their sanity. This track addresses a gaslighter and his destructive behavior head-on, rather than sweeping his misdeeds under the metaphorical rug. Band member Natalie Maines said the song was inspired by her 2017 split from husband Adrian Pasdar.

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

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This Fleetwood Mac classic describes a breakup between two lovers who just can’t see eye-to-eye, especially where one of the two’s lifestyle habits are concerned. Lindsey Buckingham actually wrote the track as a breakup message to Stevie Nicks, who didn’t quite appreciate some of the insinuations made about her lifestyle in the lyrics. Nonetheless, Buckingham did not agree to change the wording. The real-life story and drama behind this song makes it a very interesting and relatable track for anyone facing a breakup.

Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

A breakup that ends an unhealthy relationship can be a positive change, rather than a negative one. This Kelly Clarkson hit is an empowering anthem that highlights the character development and new opportunities that a breakup can lead to. It was also written to highlight that somewhat cruel but understandable feeling of satisfaction that you get when a hurtful ex feels miserable about the breakup just as your life is getting better. This song was very popular after its release and won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Hate Me – Ellie Goulding, Juice WRLD

It isn’t always easy to understand how to describe or understand what you’re feeling for a love interest, especially an ex-love interest. Ellie Goulding addresses an ex’s contradictory behavior and feelings in this track featuring Juice WRLD. As Goulding sings, “It’s a thin line between all this love and hate.” That fine line is one of the hardest elements about love, breakups, and heartbreak for many individuals. The interesting complexity of human nature is what inspired this song.

On My Mind – Ellie Goulding

This track highlights that specific, nagging feeling of attraction that holds on after what was supposed to be a quick fling. While many fans of Ellie Goulding believed the song to be about her relations with fellow musician Ed Sheeran, Goulding has denied those rumors and said that it’s a fictional track. Regardless of its origins, this song is very relatable to anyone who has felt a more serious connection with a romantic interest than they intended to.

Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

In this dark and emotional song, the listener learns about Amy Winehouse’s true story of her breakup with boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil, who eventually became her husband after a reconciliation. She highlights the contrast between her boyfriend happily going back to an ex as she goes “back to black,” meaning dark feelings and familiar self-destructive behaviors. This track was considered one of Winehouse’s best and one of the definitive examples of her talent and musical style.

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Really Don’t Care – Demi Lovato

On-and-off relationships can be exhausting. Demi Lovato tells a hurtful, on-and-off lover that they are finally breaking up for good in ‘Really Don’t Care,’ which features fellow singer Cher Lloyd. The song eventually took on alternate meanings among fans and became known as a powerful anthem to stand up against bullies and haters of all kinds and remain proud of who you are. This track was a true hit and has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Problem – Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea

Sometimes it should be a relief rather than a disappointment to lose an ex, yet you still can’t quite let go of your loving feelings. Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea capture that troublesome emotion perfectly in this track, which discusses the contradictory feelings that arise when one is considering getting back with a past flame. Grande said the song described her relationship with an actual ex-boyfriend and played a part in working through her feelings for and conflicts with him.

Irreplaceable – Beyonce

A cheating ex can be the hardest kind to deal with. The pain and self-doubt can be downright destructive. However, this Beyoncé classic presents the issue in a self-empowered light, as the singer declares that she can get another, better boyfriend in a minute, no matter what her replaceable ex thinks of her or himself. The song was written by Ne-Yo, who gained inspiration for the track’s story from his aunt’s relationship with her cheating boyfriend, whom she was financially generous with.

Love Yourself – Justin Bieber

Bitter anger is the way some people work through a break-up. This track paints the protagonist’s love interest in a negative light as a self-absorbed, opportunistic, and argumentative person that thinks her ex is still holding on, even though he’s long over his feelings for her. It’s more stripped-down than many of Bieber’s hits. It was rumored to be an autobiographical track, but considering it was co-written with Ed Sheeran, who was originally planning on recording the song himself, this interpretation seems unlikely.

Consequences – Camila Cabello

(Video) Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

‘Consequences’ addresses the many emotions and daily struggles that come in the aftermath of a breakup, rather than assuming that the protagonist feels regrets about the relationship itself or its end. It’s an open and honest piano ballad that more or less serves as a follow-up to Camila Cabello’s preceding track ‘Never Be the Same.’ This earnest and relatable track about a broken heart was quite a hit and won the Best Lyrics award at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Same Old Love – Selena Gomez

Sometimes, the “same old love” can get tiring, especially if one party isn’t getting as much out of it as the other or keeps being hurt in the same painful ways without seeing any positive changes as time passes. That’s the feeling that Selena Gomez sings about in this catchy pop hit. Gomez has stated that the song’s lyrics were inspired by many conflict-ridden relationships in her life—including, somewhat surprisingly, her relationship with her father.

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift celebrates the freeing feeling of finally being completely over a draining ex and an on-again, off-again relationship in this fun-filled pop hit. The track is rumored to be about Swift’s real-life relationship with ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal, but those rumors have never been confirmed. However, Swift has said that the song tells a real-life story from her past. The song was inducted into the Guinness World Records in 2012 as the Fastest-Selling Single in Digital History.

Part of Me – Katy Perry

Here is a pop breakup anthem that celebrates that part of everyone that can never be taken away or changed, no matter how many breakups occur or how many people try to change their romantic partners. Katy Perry has been said to be inspired by her relationships with Travis McCoy and Russell Brand in writing this track. This wildly popular hit was the 20th single in history to debut on the Hot 100 Billboard chart.

Why Should I Be Sad? – Britney Spears

Allegedly inspired by her marriage to Kevin Federline, Britney Spears sings of the frustration she feels from trusting and caring about someone that was known to be a womanizer and a generally untrustworthy person. It’s a story-rich track that details some of the actions Spears took during the rocky relationship that she now regrets. She also briefly touches on the topic of dealing with a bad split as a public figure dealing with the media and similar matters that arise as a celebrity facing drama in her personal life.

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Forget You – Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green shows listeners that, sometimes, it’s easier to let go of an ex and send them on their way. This is especially true if the ex in question is superficial and money-hungry, as the antagonist of this track is shown to be. Green has said that the song is about his frustrations with the music industry as much as it is a fictional breakup song about a girlfriend leaving him for someone perceived as better than the singer.

7 Things — Miley Cyrus

‘7 Things’ has Miley Cyrus singing about seven things she hates about an ex—as well as seven things she likes about him. It’s a song that perfectly highlights the love-hate relationship people tend to have with their exes. While Cyrus never confirmed it, Nick Jonas himself believed the song to be about himself and his breakup with the singer. Cyrus did say she hoped the song would make an ex think about how she was treated in their relationship.

Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye

Gotye demonstrates the desperate feeling that people sometimes have after a breakup when they realize they aren’t going to be a part of an ex’s life anymore—even if they themselves were in support of the breakup. As Gotye sings, “And I don’t even need your love/But you treat me like a stranger and it feels so rough.” It’s one of those songs that highlights the new level of complexity that comes into the human experience after a breakup or similarly dramatic life event.

Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake

This Justin Timberlake hit was recorded after an argumentative phone call with then-girlfriend Britney Spears. Timberlake sings about finding out a girlfriend is cheating—even though he treats her right—and not caring that she’s upset when they break up due to her poor decisions. The track made it onto Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time list. It was also certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association and platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.

All My Ex’s Live In Texas – George Strait

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Here’s a country track that is a list song. It tells the story of the protagonist’s exes, all of whom live in Texas and keep him away from the place he most wants to be. Strait sings about the disastrous ways that each relationship ended. It’s one of the few songs about exes that discuss exes in a straightforward way—and with a bit of sarcastic wit thrown in for artistic interest and to add a little fun to a darker topic.

More songs about exes

  • Chelsea Hotel #2 – Leonard Cohen
  • Leave – Chris Stapleton
  • The Other Guy – Luke Combs
  • I Hope You’re Happy Now – Carly Pearce
  • Over You – Seasick Steve
  • Never Gonna Happen – Lily Allen
  • My Favorite Mistake – Sheryl Crow
  • Up Out My Face – Mariah Carey
  • Relapse – Carrie Underwood
  • Fire Burns – Nicki Minaj
  • Bet You Still Think of Me – Blake Shelton
  • Long As I Live – Toni Braxton
  • You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette
  • Now And Then – Garth Brooks
  • Ten Years Gone – Led Zeppelin
  • Missing You – John Waite
  • Little Did I Know – Julia Michaels
  • Are You Happy Now? – Rascal Flatts

FAQs

What song can I dedicate to my ex girlfriend? ›

44 Songs About Wanting Your Ex to Come Back
1–1516–30
1. "Don't Forget About Us" Mariah Carey16. "I Fall to Pieces" Patsy Cline
2. "Back to December" Taylor Swift17. "Young in Love" Thelma Plum
3. "We Belong Together" Mariah Carey18. "Un-break My Heart" Toni Braxton
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How do you get over an ex song? ›

The Best Happy Breakup Songs, from "Thank U, Next" to "No Scrubs"
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  2. "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber feat. ...
  3. "Me, Myself, and I" by Beyoncé ...
  4. "Shout Out to My Ex" by Little Mix. ...
  5. "Lost Boy" by Troye Sivan. ...
  6. "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson. ...
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What is the best song to get a girl back? ›

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  5. “Let's Stay Together” by Al Green. ...
  6. “Never Really Over” by Katy Perry. ...
  7. “Baby Come Back” by Player. ...
  8. “Austin” by Blake Shelton.
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Is it OK to hang out with your ex while in a relationship? ›

"Being platonic friends with an ex (after a bit of cooling off time) is completely fine, as long as you respect boundaries, don't force your partner to hang out with your ex and let everyone know there's no chance of reconciliation," says online dating expert Julie Spira.

What's a good getting back together song? ›

Even More Songs About Reunited Love and Getting Back Together
SongArtistYear Released
23. Not A Day Goes ByLonestar2001
24. Back To DecemberTaylor Swift2010
25. We Belong TogetherMariah Carey2005
26. Up Where We BelongJoe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes1982
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Jul 31, 2022

How do you know if your finally over your ex? ›

Here are ten signs that indicate that you are over your past relationship.
  • You no longer ruminate about them. ...
  • You're okay with the thought of unexpectedly meeting him. ...
  • You don't compare. ...
  • You don't feel like you 'have to date' ...
  • The future excites you. ...
  • You feel a spark with someone. ...
  • You don't feel broken anymore.
Jan 30, 2019

What is the number 1 breakup song? ›

Here are 36 of the most powerful break-up songs to add to that new playlist, now.
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  • Dua Lipa - We're Good. Dua Lipa. ...
  • Shakira - Don't Wait Up. shakiraVEVO. ...
  • Beyoncé - Irreplaceable. ...
  • Destiny's Child - Independent Women Part II. ...
  • No Doubt - Don't Speak. ...
  • All Saints - Never Ever. ...
  • Lizzo - Truth Hurts.
Jun 23, 2021

What is the best song for a broken heart? ›

The best heartbreak songs of all time
  1. 'You Can Go Your Own Way' – Fleetwood Mac.
  2. 'Yes' – McAlmont & Butler. ...
  3. 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' – Joy Division. ...
  4. 'Dancing on My Own' – Robyn. ...
  5. 'Back to Black' – Amy Winehouse. ...
  6. 'I Will Survive' – Gloria Gaynor. ...
  7. 'Sorry' – Beyoncé ...
  8. 'Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye' – Leonard Cohen. ...
Dec 8, 2021

What is the best song to say I miss you? ›

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  • Beyoncé, "I Miss You" ...
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  • The Beatles, "For No One" ...
  • Cynthia Erivo, "Fly Before You Fall" ...
  • Incubus, "I Miss You" ...
  • Bill Withers, "Ain't No Sunshine"
May 17, 2022

How do you let go of someone you love who can't be with you songs? ›

9 Best Songs About Letting Go of Someone You Love
  1. Let Somebody Go – Coldplay Feat. ...
  2. 'If You Love Somebody Set Them Free' – Sting.
  3. 'Goodbye My Lover' – James Blunt.
  4. 'Let Her Go' – Passenger.
  5. 'Tattoo' – Jordin Sparks.
  6. 'The Last Time' – The Script.
  7. 'I Will Always Love You' – Whitney Houston.
  8. 'There You'll Be' – Faith Hill.
Mar 18, 2022

Is being friends with an ex a red flag? ›

They're friends with their ex

Feeling threatened by an ex is a normal feeling — but it's not a red flag.

Why do exes still want to be friends? ›

There are four main reasons, Rebecca Griffith and her colleagues found, why exes feel compelled to maintain a friendship or to suggest doing so: for civility (i.e., I want this breakup to hurt less than it will otherwise), for reasons relating to unresolved romantic desires (I want to see other people but keep you ...

What is Micro cheating? ›

Also known as micro-cheating, this falls under the umbrella of emotional infidelity and refers to small, seemingly insignificant things that a person can do that, while not explicitly unfaithful, can carry with them the hint of infidelity.

Do first loves reconnect? ›

No matter how old they were when they reunited and no matter how many romances they had had during their lives, 62% of the participants reported that they chose to reunite with their first loves.

Why do old flames come back? ›

Old flames often rekindle, she theorizes, because a physical, chemical imprinting occurs when we meet our first love. It typically happens when we are young and impressionable. "What we find is that once those emotional memories get started, those feelings are strong and resilient," Kalish says.

Can couples get back together after months apart? ›

The researchers point out that the findings align with the reality that about 50 percent of separated couples get back together again. The researchers also note that a breakup is often harder on the person doing it because of the doubt that lingers in the decision.

How do you know your ex doesn't love you anymore? ›

Your ex does not respond to your calls or messages.

However, if after weeks and months, your ex does not even bother to 'seenzone' your messages on Messenger, and s/he never pick up even if you call every day, then it is clear the person does not want to communicate with you anymore.

Why do exes come back when you stop caring? ›

If they're feeling emotional, or going through a tough time, they can remember moments where you helped them through it together and get nostalgic. You're just a warm memory for them that they want to feel again - even if it's over.

How do you know your ex isn't over you? ›

Is your ex persistently reaching out, asking for help, or just generally trying to maintain contact? According to Page, this is a good indicator that they're not over you. "They may be over you in terms of the romantic relationship," he adds, "but still need and want all the things you can give them."

What is the saddest breakup song 2021? ›

Heartbroken Songs 2021 💔
  • Someone You LovedLewis Capaldi.
  • Malibu NightsLANY.
  • lovely (with Khalid)Billie Eilish, Khalid.
  • i rememberbbno$
  • you broke me firstTate McRae.
  • It's YouAli Gatie.
  • JulyNoah Cyrus.
  • CoasterKhalid.

What are good break up songs? ›

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  • King Princess - "Talia" Photo : Courtesy Photo. ...
  • Ariana Grande - "Thank U, Next" ...
  • Harry Styles - "Falling" ...
  • Billie Eilish - "Happier Than Ever" ...
  • Giveon - "Heartbreak Anniversary" ...
  • Lizzo - "Truth Hurts" ...
  • Toni Braxton - "Un-Break My Heart"
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Can music heal a broken heart? ›

The good news is that science has proven that music can help heal a broken heart. Music as therapy provides yet another tool in our toolkit in the harsh reality that life can (and most inevitably will ) bring.

How do I stop being sad after a break up? ›

The key to feeling better after a breakup is rooted in caring for yourself. In other words, make sure you're eating right, exercising regularly, showering consistently, and getting plenty of sleep. It also may help to pamper yourself a little bit too.

Why do songs remind me of my ex? ›

These moments still feel so strong because music helps write our autobiographical memories. A song looping in your mind is like a rehearsal — it doesn't only improve your memory of the music itself, but all the memories that you've connected with that song.

How do you deal with loving someone you can't have? ›

4 Steps For Getting Over Someone You Can't Have, As Told By Experts
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  2. Accept That Your Love For Them Won't Disappear Overnight. At the same time, don't try to bury your feelings. ...
  3. Focus On Other, Non-Romantic Parts Of Life. Shutterstock. ...
  4. Stay Off The Dating Apps.
Mar 25, 2014

How do you let go of someone you can't live without? ›

How to Let Go of Someone (Because Sometimes That's What's Best)
  1. 10 Ways to Let Go of Someone.
  2. Decide Whether the Relationship Is Worth It. ...
  3. Have a Conversation. ...
  4. Cut Off Contact. ...
  5. Accept That You're Only in Control of Your Own Actions. ...
  6. Lean on Friends and Family. ...
  7. Trust the Process. ...
  8. Prioritize Self-Care.
Aug 19, 2022

What is a unrequited love song? ›

More Unrequited Love Songs
Song TitleArtistYear Released
Closer Than You Might BelieveAlanis Morrisette1995
“Two Out of Three Ain't Bad”Meat Loaf1977
“Why Don't You Love Me”Beyonce2008
“Why Can't This Be Love”Van Halen1986
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Oct 18, 2021

How do you know if someone misses you without contact? ›

Look out for these 15 signs to know he misses you during no-contact.
  1. Everyone around him knows he is depressed. ...
  2. He now spends much time online. ...
  3. He refrains from dating for a long time. ...
  4. He tries “too hard” to flirt with other girls.
Apr 29, 2022

How do you express missing someone badly? ›

Cute Ways To Say “I Miss You”
  1. I wish you were here.
  2. I think about you all the time.
  3. I see you everywhere around me.
  4. When will I see you again?
  5. I'm counting the days by minutes.
  6. I can't stop thinking about you.
  7. I can't wait to be with you again.
  8. I can feel your breath on my neck.
Apr 27, 2022

What do you do when you miss someone you love? ›

What to Do When You're Missing Someone
  1. Accept and understand what you are feeling and try to express yourself.
  2. Engage in activities that can help you divert your attention and mood.
  3. Interact with other people and make new connections.
Nov 12, 2021

How do you know you're letting go? ›

15 Signs It Is Time to Let Go of Your Relationship
  • You are not being yourself. ...
  • You are not genuinely happy. ...
  • You want different things. ...
  • You are constantly criticized and barely appreciated. ...
  • The passion and the good times are gone. ...
  • You feel lonely most of the time. ...
  • You are trying too hard and compromise a lot.
Apr 12, 2021

How do I move on? ›

10 Steps To Moving On
  1. You Did Not Fail. After the end of a relationship you may feel you are to blame, but beating yourself up over past mistakes will only make you feel worse. ...
  2. Believe In Moving On. ...
  3. Get Busy. ...
  4. Pamper Yourself. ...
  5. Talk, Talk, Talk.
Nov 15, 2017

How do you move on from someone? ›

These tips can help you start the process of moving forward.
  1. Acknowledge the truth of the situation. ...
  2. Identify relationship needs — and deal breakers. ...
  3. Accept what the love meant to you. ...
  4. Look to the future. ...
  5. Prioritize other relationships. ...
  6. Spend time on yourself. ...
  7. Give yourself space. ...
  8. Understand it may take some time.
Jan 14, 2020

Can ex lovers remain friends? ›

They may continue to love and care deeply about their former partners, though those feelings are no longer tied up with wanting to continue dating. As long as you wholeheartedly accept that the relationship is over and are actively moving on with your life, you can still maintain a friendship with an ex you love.

Why does my ex want to keep in touch? ›

It can be because your partner wants to brag about himself/herself. Maybe your ex wants to make you feel jealous of his/her new partner. Or if he/she wants to show off how successful he/she has become after moving on from the breakup. You can easily sense his/her true intention through his/her messages.

What does it mean if my ex still texts me? ›

Loneliness can be another major reason behind his urge to text you. He misses your presence and the bond and that makes him text you. Strangely, he might be reaching out to you to know if you aren't doing well in life and this might bring him relief and a spark of happiness.

How do most affairs start? ›

Affairs usually begin with an attraction to someone you know fairly well, someone you spend time with each week — your friends and co-workers.

What does emotional cheating look like? ›

Signs of emotional cheating

You share things with the other person that you haven't shared with your partner. You confide in the other person about your relationship troubles. You've become more detached and emotionally disconnected from your partner. You think about the other person all the time.

How do Cheaters communicate? ›

Infidelity isn't limited to texting. Cheaters will often use laptops and tablets, and even hidden apps, to communicate with a paramour. A new favorite place for texting is Google Docs. Your partner can claim to be working, rather than sexting with a new lover.

How do you wish your ex the best? ›

When You Want To End Contact For Good...
  1. “I need some space and I think the best thing for me is if we don't talk anymore.”
  2. “I'm not comfortable talking to you and am asking you to respect that.”
  3. “I'm not over it and I'm not ready to be friends.”
  4. “I wish you the best, but I don't think we should be in contact.”
May 4, 2021

What songs did Tom Petty sing? ›

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How do you make your ex miss you without talking to him? ›

The key to making an ex miss you without talking to him is… not trying too hard. All you really need to do is enact a no-contact rule and let the backwards law do its thing. You should focus on growing yourself as a person and that will give you the best chance of making your ex miss you.

Why do exes reach out? ›

Exes reach out for a lot of reasons, and wanting a relationship again might be one of them. However, your ex might also be reaching out because they want closure, because they want to be friends, or because they just want to hook up one last time. It can be a shock to get a random text or phone call from your ex.

Is it OK to text your ex happy birthday? ›

“If 'happy birthday' actually means 'happy birthday' and there are no hidden meanings in the text, it's appropriate and acceptable to text your ex,” says dating coach Tennesha Wood.

What is the number 1 greatest song of all time? ›

Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' named Greatest Song of All Time by Rolling Stone. (WTRF) – Rolling Stone has released its latest list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and the Queen of Soul is at the top. Aretha Franklin's “Respect” topped the list as the No. 1 song, according to the entertainment magazine and website ...

What are the top 5 songs of all time? ›

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  4. 'Yesterday' — The Beatles. ...
  5. 'Good Vibrations' — The Beach Boys. ...
  6. 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' — Nirvana. ...
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