Breaking up sucks.
There's no way around it. Even a mutual break-up is wrought with change and confusion and taxed emotion. Getting dumped or betrayed is even worse — it'll kick you right in the gut.
Bottom line, break-ups are the quickest way to feel like an angsty teenager all over again.
The only real fix is time. Alcohol, rebounds, or vacations don't hurt, but sometimes you just don't have those options — for example, when you're deployed to defend freedom and that son of a b**** Jody strikes...
Music to the rescue. The "Jody Country" collection is the perfect mix of songs that will help you dwell in heartbreak — because sometimes you just gotta do it — and then fuel up with "I-don't-need-you-anymore" anthems.
Here are some of our favorites:
1. Chris Stapleton — Either Way
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I'll be honest, this is one of my personal favorites because of U.S. Marine Weston Scott's commentary on it. But it can't be denied that Chris Stapleton has a voice that can soothe the soul.
2. Scotty Doesn't Know — Lustra
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Poor Scotty got Jody'd so hard...and it's a recurring joke throughout EuroTrip. If you can't laugh about a rough situation, then what are you left with? This song is there to take the edge off.
3. Fall Out Boy — My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light 'Em Up)
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Fall Out Boy is who I turn to when I need some fire, or in this case, a "young lovers rage." The music is killer and the lyrics are angry — precisely what I need after someone pisses me off.
Listen to Fall Out Boy and strike the match, my friend. You're gonna be just fine.
Check out the full playlist here: