Top 10 Breakup Songs of All Time

Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Breakup songs of all time 2017, These are probably the most popular songs I could possibly think of that explain the feelings of a breakup. If you feel like giving up on love because it’s been giving up on you, pick a song and get those emotions out! These songs discuss everything from cheating to lying, and even the jerks that want to gossip about it.



Here we present the list of top 10 best Breakup songs of all time 2017.

10. “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon

This hit single came out in 1972 and spoke to broken hearts all over the world. It discusses the end of a relationship with a self-absorbed lover. Carly Simon said that before it was released it was about men in general and not a specific man. She said in the 80’s it was NOT about Mick Jagger but some of us still question that. In 2008 Howard Stern said that he was informed by Carly Simon that the song was about three men but did not reveal who they were. None the less, if you had a self absorbed partner that ruined your relationship, this song will speak to you. Go ahead and belt it out and let yourself cry if you need to.

9. “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele

Adele’s beautiful English accent presents this song and musters up a lot of emotions if you’re going through a major break up. This was the song that propelled Adele into international success as a vocalist. The music video had a matching dark tone and simplicity like the song presentation. If you felt like you almost had it with someone, that perfect something and they scared you so bad you feel like you will never recover, this is the song to feel to.

8. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler

This emotional breakup song came out in 1983 and has been a major break-up anthem for many people. The original song is over seven minutes long but it was shortened to better fit radio play. Bonnie Tyler states she sings this song at every single concert she performs at. If you have ever found yourself in a position where you really miss the person you are not in a relationship with, and you miss all the good old times but know they are never returning, this is the song for you.

7. “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt

This song was directly written about Gwen Stefani’s ex after a seven-year-long relationship ending. If you had a partner you spent all your time with and you broke up after thinking you were each other’s best friend forever; this song will speak to you. It’s tragic when you get stuck watching your relationship fall apart and you know the ending is inevitable.

6. “End of the Road” by Boyz 2 Men

In this song Boys 2 Men sing about the purpose of keeping the relationship together despite it’s apparent end. It discusses laying in bed and missing the person you used to sleep next to every night. Not understanding why the relationship had to end so abruptly? If you have ever had someone leave you so suddenly and didn’t understand why it had to end like that this is the perfect song to feel like it relates to you. Did your partner cheat on you and you couldn’t understand why? This song touches on that too… it’s very sad, and emotional. But sometimes you need to take a break and wade in your feelings before you find the strength to get up and overcome it.

5. “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake wrote this song to discuss the ending of his relationship with Britney Spears. The song discusses how his girlfriend ended the relationship and cheated on him with another man. Another cheater song! What comes around goes around, so if your partner cheated on you don’t fall for it when they come back crying you a river.

4. “Nothing Compares to You” by Sinead O’Connor

She is literally counting down the hours that the breakup happened. She doesn’t know what to do with her days anymore. She is emotionally lost. She found a little bit of saving grace by appreciating the fact that she is free to do what she wants. But… it doesn’t completely take away the feelings that has hurt her so bad. She just cant get over the breakup. I get goosebumps when this song comes on. We’ve all been there… feeling lonely and free at the same time. It’s not a pleasant place to be. But this song definitely hit’s the spot when you’re stuck in your feelings.

3. “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone” by Bill Withers

This acoustic song touches on the feelings you get when the one you loved is now gone. He’s wondering where she took off too, has she left for good? Life is rough when you are missing the one who used to make your home whole. It’s that feeling you can’t shake. Like your life has been turned upside down. If your sunshine has left with the one you loved, hopefully this song will help you heal.

2. “Mamas Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert

We’ve all been there, our hearts been ripped out and stomped on and someone, maybe your mama, is telling you to suck it up and stay calm but you know darn well you don’t want to. This song talks about that and it’s a great one to sing at the top of your lungs when your relationship has made you feel a little crazy. We all make rash strange decisions when we’re upset and heartbroken. Maybe you’re screaming and cant stop? Miranda understands. Are people gossiping about it? We know. What a mess. People only care about what you look like and you feel like you have to keep it together but instead you want to rip the guts out of that dainty pillow on your couch? Yes. This song gets it. Take a moment and realize you have to deal with this however you feel you need to. Not everyone will understand, and they don’t need to.

1. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

This song is an anthem for those of us who survived a bad breakup. You will survive and you will get through this! Play this song, tune into it’s message and sing along. If you thought you couldn’t make it through the breakup but you need someone to pull you out; let Gloria Gaynor help you. Have you ever had an ex show up and feel so sad even the whole breakup was their fault? Sing it… sing along, you will survive! Don’t forget to love, life your head up and forge onward toward your own success. Who needs cheaters in their life? No one, that’s who. It’s time to stop crying and keeping yourself awake deep into the night because your broken heart hurts. It’s time to take charge of your life and lead it will the power you possess deep inside you. Don’t crumble, don’t lay down and die because you will survive!

You will survive this break up and it doesn’t have to tear you down. But when you are feeling like you are stuck in the gutter, it’s nice to a song list to help you get through it.


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  1. I’m currently going through a very intense break up. It’s pretty much tearing apart every fiber of my being. I’m a musician, and as we musicians do, we turn to our art to help cope with our lives. The song “Drive” by The Cars has been haunting me throughout this whole thing. I HAD to record a cover of it… Check it out, leave your thoughts!

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