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Adele’s Breakup Playlist Surprisingly Has Zero Adele Songs

But it's still better than a pint of ice cream

When it comes to breakup songs, no one can touch Adele. Her powerhouse voice, emotionally charged lyrics, and passionate delivery have added up to some of the best breakup ballads in recent memory: “Chasing Pavements,” “Someone Like You,” and “Hello,” for example.

But what does Adele listen to when she herself has a shattered love life? Unless you’re Kanye, you probably wouldn’t listen to your own songs ad nauseam, so the 28-year-old has her own tried-and-true playlist to wallow away with. (Don’t worry, BTW -- she’s still happily in a relationship with Simon Konecki, her longtime partner and the father of her son. Whew!)

Adele told People of her post-breakup routine, “I mope around for a little while. I do embrace the fact that I’m heartbroken. I don’t move on quickly.” And she blasts this amazing playlist:

  1. “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt

    Key lyric: “I can’t make you love me if you don’t / You can’t make your heart feel something it won’t”

  2. “After the Storm” by Mumford & Sons

    Key lyric: “There will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears / And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears”

  3. “Cosmic Love” by Florence + The Machine

    Key lyric: “You left me in the dark / No dawn, no day, I’m always in this twilight / In the shadow of your heart”

  4. “This Year’s Love” by David Gray

    Key lyric: “So who’s to worry if our hearts get torn / When that hurt gets thrown, don’t you know this life goes on?”

  5. “Not Like the Movies” by Katy Perry

    Key lyric: “If stars don’t align / If it doesn’t stop time / If you can’t see the sign / Wait for it”

  6. “All I Could Do Is Cry” by Etta James

    Key lyric: “I was losing the man that I loved / And all I could do was cry”