The Perfect Heartbreak Playlist: 25 of the Best Breakup Songs

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We can all agree that music is an incredible thing, right? A good song can lift you up when you're feeling down. It can make you dance in your seat. It can bring back fond memories that you haven't thought of in years. There are few things more powerful than music! The topic of love and relationships is a staple in almost all music. In fact, we'd venture to say that about 99.99999% of songs are either about falling in love or being heartbroken. Few people can recreate the true feeling of heartbreak better than musicians. They just know how to put all that sorrow, angst and loneliness into a beautiful melody that totally fits how you feel after a breakup. If you've just had your heart broken, odds are you're about to listen to some breakup songs. To help mend your broken heart, we've put together a playlist of the 25 best breakup songs! From bitter and betrayed to desperate and sorrowful, check them all out below:

  1. “Silver Springs” by Fleetwood Mac
  2. “Someone Like You” by Adele
  3. “You're So Last Summer” by Taking Back Sunday
  4. “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
  5. “Take A Bow” by Rihanna
  6. “Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé
  7. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
  8. “Nothing Compares To U” by Sinead O'Connor
  9. “Don't Speak” by No Doubt
  10. “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette
  11. “Alone Again (Naturally)” by Gilbert O'Sullivan
  12. “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn
  13. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
  14. “Cry Me A River” by Justin Timberlake
  15. “Gonna Get Over You” by Sara Bareilles
  16. “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye
  17. “You Were Meant For Me” by Jewel
  18. “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac
  19. “Sorry” by Beyoncé
  20. “Lover's Cross” by Jim Croce
  21. “King of Wishful Thinking” by Go West
  22. “White Horse” by Taylor Swift
  23. “Un-Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton
  24. “Breakeven” by The Script
  25. “Ignorance” by Paramore

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