BSR Beats: The ‘Sorry I’m definitely not sorry’ mix

Kim Anderson

Because sometimes, the best way to get over someone is to dance it off. Whether it’s a friend or an ex significant other, sometimes we cry. Sometimes we call our friends and parents. But other times, we just need a jam to dance it out to.


“Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift

The first single off of her new album, “1989,” my girl T-Swift is back, sounding a little less country (OK, a lot less country) but also bringing along some sass and an “I was good with you but I’m better without you” attitude. The chorus itself says it: “Cause the haters gonna’ hate, hate, hate, hate, hate” — something that we all need to sing along to sometimes. Her full album is due out October 27.


“Changing of the Seasons” by Two Door Cinema Club

A good jam from an Irish indie rock band is appropriate in almost any situation, even a break up. Although this song was released a year ago, its sentiment still rings true with such notable lyrics like “When you say you won’t forget me, I can tell you that’s untrue. ‘Cause every day since you’ve left me, I’ve thought less and less of you.” Ouch. It’s still upbeat enough to hang with the other pop songs on this list, but it’s just a tad different, if girlish, pop isn’t quite your thing.


“Really Don’t Care” by Demi Lovato Feat. Cher Lloyd

“Even if the stars and moon collide, I never want you back into my life.” Regardless if it’s a bad romantic break up or just a crappy friendship ending, sometimes it’s best to let someone go completely out of your life ¬– at least that’s what Demi is saying in this upbeat collaboration with Cher Lloyd. This is another good song to motivate you to finally stop texting him.


“Campus” by Vampire Weekend

If you’re looking for an accurate depiction of an awkward run-in on campus, Vampire Weekend has it. This song comes from their self-titled first album in 2008, but is perfect for that moment when you’re on your way across campus and you run into that person that you no longer speak to. Even if you’re being pleasant and cordial to them, chances are you’ll have the lyric “How am I supposed to pretend? I never want to see you again” running through your head all day.


“***Flawless” by Beyoncé

This song is one of the ultimate anthems of women’s empowerment, coming from the Queen Bee herself. On the days when you wake up feeling a little blue, or if you ever wake up doubting yourself, Bey has a few words for you. That’s right. You. You’re flawless, “tell ‘em, and say I look so good tonight”. So flip your hair and proceed with asking yourself “What would Beyoncé do?”


“Work” by Iggy Azalea

Now I obviously couldn’t overlook my girl Iggy, especially with this anthem. This song, while not typically a break-up song, serves to remind you that if Iggy could make it with “No money, no family” and being “sixteen in the middle of Miami” you can most definitely make it through this break up. Trust your struggle and keep moving up.

Playlist by Kim Anderson, New Music Coordinator. Visit Black Squirrel Radio at