Adele's Favourite Break-Up Songs

She is the Queen of heartbreaking anthems. But what does Adele listen to when she's healing her own broken heart?

Chances are you've cried to or been close to crying to an Adele song some time in the past decade. 

Whether 'Someone Like You' pulled on your heart strings or 'Hello' spoke to you on an intimate, soul-piercing level - there's no doubt Adele knows how to write a love song!

But who is it that speaks to Adele in times of emotional turmoil?

The 28-year-old singer-songwriter recently told PEOPLE Katy Perry has seen her through some tough times. 

Adele claims Perry's hit Not Like The Movies "packs a subtle melancholic wallop" addressing the sad fact not all romances have a fairytale ending.

Her full break-up playlist includes: 

  • I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt

  • After The Storm - Mumford & Sons

  • Cosmic Love - Florence + The Machine

  • This Year's Love - David Gray

  • All I Could Do Is Cry - Etta James

  • Not Like The Movies - Katy Perry

On top of listening to these songs, Adele confessed to "moping around for a little while" following a break. (Yes, Adele is just like us!)

"I do embrace the fact that I'm heartbroken," she told PEOPLE. "I don't move on quickly. I don't know if that's because it seems that I'm only really creative when I'm a bit momentarily depressed."

Well, as much as we don't enjoy thinking about a sad Adele, we are eternally grateful for her music! 

 

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