It’s Called Break Up ‘Cause It’s Broken.

We’ve all been there and it sucks, no matter who it is or how it ended it hurts right? Here are some songs to get you through it, or maybe to break down and cry to. Don’t worry, it’s good to let it out. 
1. Mayday Parade – Three Cheers for Five Years
Got to start with mayday parade seeing as though I stole some of their lyrics for the title of this post, although not from this song. On their anniversary edition commentary of tales told by dead friends they describe how it was written about a nasty break up after 5 years, (she cheated, see it happens even to the best of people) a great song and a great acoustic version of it on punk goes acoustic 2 also makes it even more emotional three cheers to mayday parade for this one, thanks guys. 
‘ how does he feel? How does he kiss? How does he taste while he’s on your lips?’
2. A Day To Remember – If It Means A lot To You

A great song all in all, and it tugs on the heart strings all the way through. Building up to that huge emotional ending gets me every time. ADTR nailed it with this one. With sierra kusterbeck providing the second verse giving us a chance to see it from both sides 

‘Is this really happening? I swear I’ll never be happy again. And don’t you dare say we can just be friends.’
3. Anberlin – Breaking

So simple yet so beautifully written and amazingly executed by Anberlin. If someone’s hurt you because someone once hurt them, that certainly is not fair, and Christian and the guys make that perfectly clear! Blast this one out and forget about that loser

 ‘you make breaking hearts look so easy, you’ve got breaking hearts all but down’

4. Paramore – All I Wanted

Hayley Williams screaming ‘all I wanted was you’ at the top of her lungs would certainly be enough to bring me back, Paramore do a break up song excellently. And this one in particular makes you remember there’s always one side hurting more In a break up. 

‘I could follow you to the beginning, just to relive the start, maybe then we’d remember to slow down, at all our favourite parts’ 

5. Taking Back Sunday – You’re so last summer
Adam freaking belts this one out! His voice is always great listening for unleashing some anger. He always makes me feel so comfortably uncomfortable. An amazing song with fantastic lyrics! 
‘The truth is you could slit my throat and with my one last gasping breath I’d apologise for bleeding on your shirt’ 
6. Emarosa – I still feel her part IV
Jonny Craig’s soulful sexy voice is definitely needed after breaking up with that guy/girl who didn’t deserve you. Music is about interpretation of lyrics and making a song relatable to how you feel, whether this is about break up or not, i still feel it. 

‘We’re already gone, Forget, regret about, Mistakes I made. I still feel her.. (Still)’

7.Trophy eyes – Heaven sent
Chemical miracle was definitely one of the best albums of 2016 and I’d argue that to my grave! This song in particular has a lasting impact when you hear the album for the first time. It’s a beautiful piece of art. This song makes it into the list because it’s nice to hear it from the other side. 
‘So stay away from me now that you know what kind of man I can be, breaking hearts is second nature to me, and I’ll step over you just to get what I need’

8. Fatherson – Just Past the Point Of Breaking 
Maybe sometimes there’s a chance to save it, sometimes there’s hope and fatherson told us that yeah sometimes you can get it back 🙂 
‘And we were thinking are we too late, did we miss the boat? Caught me just at the point of breaking, Just past the point of fixing now’
9. Lower than Atlantis – Aint No Friend

A general F you from lower than Atlantis and they do it so well. It’s just like, if you wanna be like that then I’ll leave you to it, have fun without me because I’m gone. 
‘I gotta call it a day because you ain’t no friend of mine, said I’ll leave this place you have your space and time, better off anyway but I should have seen the signs, I hope you know you ain’t no friend of mine’
10. Mallory Knox – when are we waking up?
It was all a dream right?? Mallory Knox smash though this . To me it’s all about when the hell you will both wake up and realise this is dumb and figure it out. 

‘Tainted memories are all I have to live with now you’re gone, And I won’t sleep tonight, No I won’t dream at all about days I’ve spent alone’

11. You me at six – you’ve made your bed (so sleep in it) 

YM@6, another band who do break up songs really well. A ‘Fine, do what you want’ kinda song because no one will put up with your crap like I did, don’t come crawling back to me when it all goes wrong 🙂 and so on. We’ve all had one of them. 

‘You’ve made your bed, so sleep in it, but never call me again. You’ve made your bed, so sleep with him, but know I’m the best you’ll get.’
12. Boys like girls – up against the wall 
Martin says it well ‘who said that it’s better to have loved and lost? I wish that I had never loved at all’ that sentence says it all really. 

13. Between the Trees – Miss You

I can’t even imagine how many songs there have been with the words ‘miss you’ in the title. Blink 182 being the obvious one, but this song stands out for me as a great break up song. Well done to these guys.

‘I wanna stand next to you for a while, I wanna hear you say i miss you more than you even know more than I seem to share and where would I go if ever you weren’t there?’

14. Mayday parade – miserable at best

This one has the power to hurt. It’s just so powerful and will live forever in the memory of people who’ve had their heart broken by a ‘one that got away’ type of evil. Amazing stuff by mayday parade as always.

‘And this’ll be the first time in a week that I’ll talk to you and I can’t speak, it’s been three whole days since I’ve had sleep because I dream of his lips on your cheek, and I got the point that I should leave you alone but we both know that I’m not that strong and I miss the lips that made me fly’

15. The All-American Rejects – Gives You Hell

Let’s not end on a sad note, that person probably never deserved you so put this one on loud and shout it out! 
‘And truth be told i miss you, and truth be told I’m lying, when you see my face hope it gives you hell!’
Break ups are crap. But there’s nothing music can’t heal! It’ll make you cry and then 4 minutes later it’ll have you saying ‘you know what, you never deserved me anyway!!’ There’s beauty in the breakdown. 

Thanks for reading.

Favourites Stick Around 

Okay, so I’m going to have to do this in a few parts because there are just so many albums that are and always will be so close to me. Some songs just stick with you forever, some albums never get old. No matter how many years go by whether it’s been 5 or 10 years I still regularly listen to this awesome list of albums that were the soundtrack to many of my summers, winters and have been there for me through so much, here’s a bunch from me that I just never seem to be able to let go of.

Mayday Parade – A Lesson in Romantics. (2007)

Mayday parade have provided us with some absolute belters over the years, but this album in particular has just stuck around for me, I still listen to it on a regular basis. In fact a couple of tracks on this album are even in my top 100 played 2016 on Spotify this year! After nearly 10 years! Still awesome!

Lydia- Illuminate (2008)

An album that always come out to play around autumn time for me and sticks around through winter. It’s haunting and it has so many amazing qualities. I don’t think it’s ever had the appreciation it deserves from the world. One of my all time favourite albums from start to finish.

Boys Like Girls – Boys Like Girls (2006)

Well, I loved this album so much when it came out that I decided to get the album art tattooed on my skin!! It reminds me of fantastic summers camping by the lake in great company and being young and free. Thanks to this album I’ll never forget my teenage years.

You Me At Six – Take Off Your Colours (2008)

You me at six’s debut was absolutely fantastic and again I don’t think it got the recognition it deserved. They definitely hit the spot with me though. ‘Jealous minds think alike’ always hit me the hardest it just had something about it, and still does.

Various Artists – Punk Goes Acoustic 2 (2007)

An amazing compilation album, to turn these fantastic punk records into something so beautiful always got me choked up, ‘Three Cheers For Five Years’ was stuck on repeat for a long long time. With All Time Low, The All American Rejects and jacks mannequin also providing absolute beauties!

Fallout Boy – From Under the Cork Tree (2005)

This album changed everything for me, with fallout boy now seen differently in the eyes of most of us, they still provided millions of teenagers with an escape back then, and changed my listening habits massively, they inspired my music taste and made it exactly what it is today, this album is amazing, and no one can make me feel differently about that.

Taking Back Sunday – Live From Orensanz (2010) 

Taking back Sunday can thrash out some absolutely amazing noise, and this album when they stripped back some of their best work really made me see them in a totally different light. The vocal work on this is just mind blowing and fans get to see tracks like makedamnsure turned into something so beautiful, a massive 10/10 for me on this one.

The All American Rejects – Move Along (2005)

Another album that has always given me a sense of freedom and a young and reckless feeling. An album for a summer road trip, or a night making great memories with friends. An album of sentiment and reminiscent feelings. ‘Move along’ is amazing.

We All Need Music Here

If you’re reading this then you’re probably like me, you don’t crave a slice of buttery toast in the morning or a bowl of your favourite cereal. You wake up and you need music in your ears, you reach for your headphones, or put that old iPod into your docking station, you probably annoy your boyfriend/girlfriend/family with your music talk, you’ve probably had everyone say to you  ‘that’s far too loud, you’ll go deaf if you carry on’. If I did happen to go deaf then it would have all been worth it.

I decided to start this blog – RTLDmusic (Read Talk Listen Discover Music) – because I love music, I love everything about it, and I think you’re the same, you hear something in music that most people don’t.

So the main goal of my blog is to give my readers something to discover, something new, whilst also reviewing albums from the past that have stuck with me and that I still play all the time, songs that you can relate to and reminisce over. Some of them you’ll be hearing for the first time, and there is no shame in that. I still discover new music every day and I think to myself – how haven’t I heard this before?? Its 10 years old and all I’ve done for the last 10 years is search for new music! – I will also be compiling countdowns, gig reviews, album reviews, photos, playlists and much more.  I spend most of my time searching for new songs and bands to listen to. I hope I can introduce you to some too.

We’re never going to agree on everything.  I’m sure there will be some songs I recommend that you don’t like or maybe just simply aren’t your thing. That’s absolutely fine but let’s just respect the fact that someone took the time to write that song, that in itself is a massive achievement. I’d love everyone to have their say, but lets all remember that whether its post hardcore, death metal, punk rock, or even pop music, we all love music and that’s why we’re here.

Enjoy guys.