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15 Best Breakup Songs You Need to Hear


There’s nothing more consoling after a bad breakup than listening to an incredibly sad song about love gone wrong or one that empowers you to stay away from your ex-lover. Didn’t you know there was a reason Adele has sold so many albums? It’s not just her amazing pipes.

Breakups are something everybody’s been through. Usually, a little ice cream, bourbon on the rocks and excellent friends are enough to get you through the self-wallowing moments of a broken heart. But sometimes, it’s not.

If you feel like moping around after a breakup with “I’m sad, I miss you” music or you’re just pissed off and need a confidence boost, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a list of 15 best breakup songs that have helped women across the globe throw up a pair of “deuces” and say so long to their significant others.  These songs capture those difficult moments in the best way possible.

Let Rihanna, Lauryn Hill, and Zac Brown Band guide you through to the light at the end of the tunnel.

1. Coldplay – “The Scientist”
KEY LINE: “No one ever said it would be this hard. Oh, take me back to the start.”

2. Drake ft. Rihanna – “Take Care”
KEY LINE: “I know you’ve been hurt by someone else. I can tell by the way you carry yourself.”

3. Beyonce – “Best Thing I Never Had”
KEY LINE: “I wanted you bad, I’m so through with that. Cause honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had.”

4. U2 – “With Or Without You”
KEY LINE: “My hands are tied. My body bruised, she’s got me with nothing to win and nothing left to lose.”

5. Bill Withers – “Ain’t No Sunshine (When She’s Gone)”
KEY LINE: “Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone. Only darkness every day.”

6. Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch – “Sweet Nothing”
KEY LINE: “And it’s hard to learn. And it’s hard to love. When you’re giving me such sweet nothing.”

7. Gloria Gaynor – “I Will Survive”
KEY LINE: “Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive. I’ve got all my life to live, I’ve got all my love to give. And I’ll survive, I will survive, I will survive!”

8. Lauryn Hill – “Ex-Factor”
KEY LINE: “Loving you is like a battle. And we both end up with scars.”

9. Usher – “Burn”
KEY LINE: “When your feeling ain’t the same and your body don’t want to. But you know gotta let it go cause the party ain’t jumpin’ like it used to.”

10. Sara Bareilles – “Gravity”
KEY LINE:  “The one thing that I still know is that you’re keeping me down.”

11. Tegan and Sara – “I Was A Fool”
KEY LINE: “I stood still is what I did. Love like ours is never fixed.”

12. Rihanna – “Take a Bow”
KEY LINE: “Don’t tell me you’re sorry ’cause you’re not. Baby when I know you’re only sorry you got caught.”

13. Cassadee Pope – “Wasting All These Tears”
KEY LINE:  “I don’t even remember why I wasted all these tears on you.”

14. Zac Brown Band – “Goodbye In Her Eyes”
KEY LINE: “She had found what she’d been looking for. And I knew it wasn’t me.”

15. Ashanti – “Foolish”
KEY LINE: “See my days are cold without you. But I’m hurtin’ while I’m with you.”

In the face of heartache, breakup songs can offer incomparable solace. Plus, it’s better that you cure your sadness with music than with a handle of whiskey.


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