2017, we’re done with you. Don’t take it personally, but looking back just takes more energy than looking ahead. We’ve had our incredible moments with some real what-the-fresh-hell thrown in. And now, it’s time to make like Bernie in that iconic car burning scene from Waiting to Exhale, and let go. So we’ve put together a playlist of breakup songs by our favorite divas and their wise words—on rejection, regret, acceptance, perseverance, pride and ultimately redemption—to help us walk into 2018 fiercely.
Enjoy. Happy New Year.

 

 Robyn

Dancing on My Own

“I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her,

ohh I'm right over here, why can't you see me,

ohh I'm giving it my all, but I'm not the girl you're taking home,

ooo I keep dancing on my own (I keep dancing on my own)”

 

3LW

No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)

“Never fronted you

Never brought the drama, the drama

Now you flip the script

Playa, please No, I'm not the one”

 

Brandy

Almost Doesn't Count

“Gonna find me somebody

Not afraid to let go

Want a no doubt be there kind of man Y

ou came real close

But everytime you built me up You only let me down”

 

Monica

Before You Walk Out Of My Life

“Never meant to cause you no pain

I just wanna go back to being the same

Well, I only wanna make things right

Before you walk out of my life”

 

Erykah Badu

Tyrone

“Alright, I'm gettin' tired of your shit

You don't never buy me nothin'

See every time you come around

You got to bring Jim, James, Paul, and Tyrone”

 

Rihanna

Take A Bow

“You look so dumb right now

Standin' outside my house

Tryin' to apologize

You're so ugly when you cry

(Please) Just cut it out”

 

Mary J Blige

Not Gonna Cry

“Well, I'm not gon' cry

I'm not gon' cry

I'm not gon' shed no tears

No, I'm not gon' cry

It's not the time

'Cause you're not worth my tears”

 

JoJo

Leave (Get Out)

"Get out (leave) right now

It's the end of you and me It's too late (now) and

I can't wait for you to be gone

Cause I know"

 

Keyshia Cole feat. Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim

Let It Go

“If he ain't gonna love you

The way he should

Then let it go (If he ain't gonna)

If he ain't gonna treat you

The way he should

Then let it go (If he ain't gonna)”

 

Beyonce

Irreplaceable

“Baby I won't shed a tear for you
I won't lose a wink of sleep


'Cause the truth of the matter
Is replacing you is so easy


To the left, to the left


To the left, to the left


To the left, to the left


Everything you own in the box to the left“

 

Whitney Houston

It's Not Right But It's Okay

“It's not right but it's okay 

I'm gonna make it anyway 

Close the door behind you leave your key 

I'd rather be alone than unhappy”

 

Kelis

Caught Out There

“You keep tellin' me lies

But to your surprise

Look, I found her red coat

And you're (Bitch) caught out there

I hate you so much right now

I hate you so much right now”

 

Mariah Carey

Shake It Off

“By the time you get this message

It's gonna be too late

So don't bother paging me

'Cause I'll be on my way

See I grabbed all my diamonds and clothes

Just ask your momma she knows”

 

En Vogue

My Lovin' You're Never Gonna Get It

“No, you're never gonna get it

Never ever gonna get it (no, not this time)

No, you're never gonna get it (my love)

Never ever gonna get it”

 

TLC

No Scrubs

“No, I don't want no scrub

A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me

Hangin' out the passenger side Of his best friend's ride

Trying to holla at me I don't want no scrub”

 

Destinys Child

Bug A Boo

“You make me wanna throw my pager out the window 

Tell MCI to cut the phone calls 

Break my lease so I can move 

'Cause you a bug a boo, a bug a boo”

 

Toni Braxton

He Wasn't Man Enough

“What you thinkin'?

Stop blamin' me

He wasn't man enough for me

If you don't know, now here's the chance

I've already had your man”

 

Britney Spears

Stronger

“Stronger than yesterday

Now it's nothing but my way

My loneliness ain't killing me no more

I, I'm stronger”

 

Trina feat. Brittney Taylor

Like This

“You ain't never gonna find nobody like this

Real that gyal with a body like this

Diamonds on her wrist, quite fucking like this

Them chicks ain't really bout they money like this”

 

Mary J Blige

Real Love

“Real love I'm searchin' for a real love

Someone to set my heart free

Real love I'm searchin' for a real love”