'Breakup Anthem Queen' Kelly Clarkson's sad songs aren't all drawn from personal experience.
Kelly Clarkson's breakup songs aren't all drawn from personal experience.
The 'Mr. Know It All' hitmaker doesn't mind being called the Breakup Anthem Queen - as she thinks songs about the end of relationships are "sassy" - but hasn't had dated enough guys to keep writing laments to her own lost loves.
She told MTV: "I love a feisty song. I like to be sassy. That's usually a breakup song. It's really in your face. I just end up writing it more that way because it's better for mainstream radio.
"A lot of times, if I'm writing, a lot of people think that's about a guy; it's not actually about that. It's more about my work environment. I write 'metaphorically speaking' a lot.
"I actually haven't dated in a while, so there's no breakup song for me on there."
Kelly, 29, can relate to her sadder tracks, however, as the pain of one particular breakup with a "loser guy" is still fresh in her mind.
She added: "I have been through one breakup that was real crappy. I think that'll last me for a lifetime, so I'm good.
"He was just a really loser guy and that kind of whole situation. I don't know what was wrong with me. I was never in love with him. We're completely different. I don't even know why.
"I think that is how lonely you get sometimes, when you're like, 'Well, you don't look so bad.' That was bad, but I got a lot of songs out of it!"
Kelly's fifth album 'Stronger' is out now.