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People Get Nostalgic As They Talk About Songs Ruined By Their Exes. We’ve All Been There

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Lucky are the people who don’t dedicate songs to their partners because that means none of their favorite numbers get tainted with the memories of their past. Because the rest of us sentimental fools who dive into love with an entire playlist to make our moments more swooning, are just mourning the loss of those very songs we now cringe at the sound of. When everything is rosy, your heart feels like it’s on a beach, laying on the sand and enjoying a sangria sky. As you stand by the window, watching it rain outside or plug your music in while returning from work, you’re smiling to yourself like a total idiot because you’re in love.

Cut to a while later, when that guy has broken your heart and you wonder why the hell you dedicated such beautiful songs to him. Because now, all those heart-warming lyrics just hurt you and you end up deleting the playlist or just stop listening to those songs altogether. It sucks, genuinely because till date there are two songs that are like completely banned from my own playlist – Pehli Nazar Mein and Rehna Tu – because these were dedicated to me by my ex. Damn his great choice at songs. It’s been years but I don’t think my ex would dare to tune in to them either. Of course, there were other songs and I know in a couple of months from now, I will have more songs to burn – but hey, I cannot help but turn to music to express my love. I guess most of us do.

This is why, when a Twitter user wrote, “What was the song your ex absolutely ruined for you?” responses started pouring in. This seemed to have stirred up a lot of emotion among people as they got reminded of the songs they try hard to un-listen. And oh boy, the number of times people wrote Perfect by Ed Sheeran is just huge! I think that song should have come with a statutory warning because it’s way too beautiful to let someone ruin it for ya. Save it for the keepers, ladies!

Check out the responses below:

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Why Does Music Bring Back Memories?

“What seems to happen is that a piece of familiar music serves as a soundtrack for a mental movie that starts playing in our head. It calls back memories of a particular person or place, and you might all of a sudden see that person’s face in your mind’s eye. Now we can see the association between those two things—the music and the memories,” Petr Janata, associate professor of psychology at UC Davis’ Center for Mind and Brain told Psychology Today.

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Psychology Today’s also says, “Interestingly, another 2014 study published in the Psychology of Music journal found that self-selected “beautiful but sad” music caused people to reminisce in a way that was bittersweet. As we all know, certain sad songs can actually help you feel better when you’re feeling blue. Interestingly, the specific sad songs had to be chosen by the individual based on his or her associations and autobiographical memories.”

Oh, damn. Where do we bury our precious beautiful songs? I guess we are all doomed! *Plays another heartbreakingly beautiful song*

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