Music can be a very cathartic way to help deal with relationship woes. From crying to entire Adele albums, to feeling nostalgic listening to Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know, there are countless songs that can perfectly describe a relationship with an ex. With infinite possibilities, Personal Space decided to seek out an expert, DJ M.O.S, to compile the ultimate playlist for every stage of the emotional rollercoaster caused by those dreadful exes.
DJ M.O.S has spun records for the in-crowd all over the world and has had clients including Barack Obama, The Oscars, Netflix, Net-A-Porter, and Dior. We asked him to dig deep into his library and choose the best songs to accompany the various emotions that can be caused by an ex. Here we go.
Personal Space: What is your go-to song when you want to cheer up?
Michael Jackson, "Baby Be Mine"
What would you play to woo someone back?
New Edition, "Can You Stand The Rain"
How many times have girls requested Beyonce’s Single Ladies in the club?
When it was at its peak, a lot!
Do artists make better music when they are in love or brokenhearted?
I think the best music comes from some sort of hardship. Whether it be a broken heart or failed relationship.
Have you ever made a breakup playlist or mixtape?
Yeah. I've made one when I was in college, lol.
What's the best song for anger?
Kelis, “Caught Out There”
“This song is for all the women out there
That been lied to by their men
And I know you all been lied to
Over and over again…
I hate you so much right now”
Childish Gambino, "Sober"
“If you just give me some time I can open up your mind…
'Cause I know one day you'll see
All the things that we can be”
Mary J. Blige, "My Life"
“Oh you will see I'm so down and out
Cryin’ every day
Don't know what to do or to say”
“Beads of sweat, second thoughts on my mind
How can I ease the stress and learn to live with these regrets?
…And through our travels we get separated, never forget
In order to survive, gotta learn to live with regrets”
Big Sean feat. E-40, "I Don't F*** With You"
“I heard you got a new man, I see you takin' a pic
Then you post it up, thinkin' that it's makin' me sick…
I got no feelings to go
I swear I had it up to here, I got no ceilings to go…”
Frank Ocean, "Thinking About You"
“Yes of course I remember, how could I forget how you feel?
You know you were my first time, a new feel
It will never get old, not in my soul, not in my spirit, keep it alive”
Happy being single?
M.O.S: Kaytranada, "One Too Many"
“All I really want
Is just a night at home with her by candlelight
But until I find that girl
I’m gonna hit the floor and we gon jam tonight
Just can’t settle down not right now”
To see the adventures of DJ M.O.S, check out his Instagram @djmos.
Got an ex? Yeah, we all do. Bravo’s Personal Space is diving into everything there is to discuss about breakups, from the ones that got away to ghosting to what the hell you should do with an ex on social media with Ex-Files Week. It’s all leading up to our new series A Night With My Ex, which explores what happens when former couples reunite…for one night only. Check back each day for exclusive interviews, personal stories, and don’t forget to catch the premiere on Tuesday, July 18 at 10/9c.
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