Chopping down a tree, looking hot as hell in your pajamas the morning after the breakup, and literally dancing the blues away––music videos want us to think these things are normal after the person you thought was your soulmate shatters your heart. But did you really break into your ex’s house and leave the place in shambles?
We can’t all be P!nk or Carrie Underwood, but we can live vicariously through them in their music videos—–even if they take heartache to the extreme. Here’s what music videos just don’t get right when it comes to breakups.
The weather reflects your feelings.
Though it would be extremely satisfying if it did, right?
“U Got It Bad” by Usher
You’re this happy about it.
Too soon, too many feels.
“Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey
You look this good in your pajamas when you wake up the morning after.
More likely: You’re still in bed re-reading text messages from better times.
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
You take the clothes you bought him right off his back.
You thought about it, though.
“Irreplaceable” by Beyonce
You’re so crazed, you chop down a tree.
Or have a chainsaw handy… 😳.
“So What” by P!nk
You actually break into your ex’s house.
And leave the place a mess because heartbroken.
“Cry Me A River” by Justin Timberlake
You have the balls to destroy his car.
“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood
And cut up his new girl’s clothes.
But you wish you did, huh?
“Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
You light his clothes on fire… right in front of him.
You: 🔥🔥🔥. Him: 😭😭😭
“Take A Bow” by Rihanna
And recruit your best friend to help you poison him.
As the saying goes, “When you’re in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, ’Damn, that was fun.'” But don’t do it. Srsly.
“Telephone” featuring Beyonce by Lady Gaga