The breakup song

We all have our own ways of dealing with heartbreaks. Some opt to avoid talking about it, some prefer to not acknowledge the pain, while others sit down and drown in the sorrow caused. Most of us have spent nights and days, heartbroken, listening to the iconic sad songs, sitting by the window sill or gazing out of a car, in the most Bollywood fashion. Why wouldn't we? This is what Bollywood has taught us, right?

Well, the trend seems to be changing. Of late, Bollywood is not romanticising the whole idea of pain. Rather, the industry is taking a 360-degree turn and making a party out of the whole thing. Remember Saif Ali Khan organising a break-up party in Love Aaj Kal? Tipping off a similar idea, many music directors and lyricists are penning down songs that celebrate the idea of a break-up.

The last five years has seen the trend pick up with every year a new break up song introduced to listeners. This year, the most popular song that has led listeners to the dance floor is "The Break Up Song" featured in the Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma-starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The song has been part of the Top 5 song on many music charts and listings. Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, the foot tapping music has been given by Pritam.

Another song that is slowly finding listeners is Let's Breakup from Alia Bhatt-Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Dear Zindagi. Lyricist Kausar Munir and music director Amit Trivedi have composed an upbeat song featuring the actress dancing to the tunes of the song in a club after she breaks up with her boyfriend.

Known to produce off-beat music and write catchiest lyrics, the combination of Amit Trivedi and Amitabh Bhattacharya came together to compose the iconic song Emotional Attyachaar that was not only played in dance bars and drunk parties but also at weddings, given its popular soundtrack. Apart from these popular songs, listed below are a few tracks that fit under the popular breakup/sad songs that celebrate split: