New Video: Pussycat Dolls, ‘I Hate This Part’

Everyone has a different way of coping with a painful breakup. For some people, the magic formula involves unhealthy amounts of raw cookie dough and unhealthier amounts of daytime TV. Others favor the whole not-showering/sleeping ’til noon approach while still others prefer to bawl their eyes out while listening to sad songs on repeat (We recommend R.E.M.‘s “Losing My Religion,” which — incidentally — is the same song Brenda Walsh used after dumping Dylan “Sideburns” McKay on the O.G. 90210.)

So what’s Nicole Scherzinger’s secret? Well, since the lead Pussycat Doll is nothing if unconventional, her post-breakup ritual is less skulking-around-the-house and more crazy, desert-style Wet t-shirt contest.

Still, the song is slower and more sensual than what we’re used to seeing from the Dolls, with high-pitched, lilting vocals that remind us of Nelly Furtado — in her pre-”Promiscuous“/”All Good Things (Come To An End)” phase.

Check out the Pussycat Dolls’ breakup anthem, the aptly named “I Hate This Part,” and find out what dancing in the rain has to do with saying buh-bye to the ghosts of your relationship past.