Why do we immediately turn on the melodrama and opt for the saddest love songs ever? Picture: Pexels

Everyone knows that breaking up is hard to do. So why do we immediately turn on the melodrama and opt for the saddest love songs ever?

Breakup songs have been there for us through thick and thin. I remember anything by Mariah Carey would have me in a ball of tears. Don't even get me started on Adele.

And yet, no matter how much you put that song on repeat, it never got old. Instead, it became your anthem - a type of release of sorts.

If you're still hankering after that special someone or nursing a broken heart, we've come up with the ultimate breakup playlist. After all, they say music soothes the savage beast...

Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness


Dua Lipa - New Rules


Shawn Mendes - Stitches


Mariah Carey - Without You


Elton John - Nikita


Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes


Adele - Chasing Pavements