Listing The 15 Best Break Up Songs of All Time
Loving and caring each other is the most important aspect of a relationship. But apart of love and affection, break up is also an aspect of a relationship.
If love is inevitable so is breaking up. Only few lucky ones are able to make it into the last.
Meeting someone and breaking up is a part of life. Whether you like it or not and even if you want it or not, it is bound to happen.
Pain of breaking up is something that breaks heart to its core. By just thinking about your ex boyfriend/girlfriend brings emotions through our eyes.
Several things are common after breaking up with your partner like burning their images, tearing up all the cards and deleting everything related to them from mind. But one thing that has been the same since ages and that is, tuning to break up songs.
Music is the ultimate medicine to heal your wound. It is something that brings your emotions without even your knowledge. Music gives you a motion to appreciate love in many ways and it has ultimate power to make you think about them even after ending all the things.
Break up songs are the best way to personify their image in your mind. Although we also have break up movies but break up songs are something that express your grief and affection towards your partner.
We have tried to present a list of 15 perfect break up songs from different genres and artists that will make you feel how these artists have personified love and the pain of breaking up in 3-4 minutes.
Before starting the countdown, let me clarify that this is my personal list. You may or may not agree with it. So let’s have a look:
15. Stitches from Shawn Mendes (2015)
” You watch me bleed until I can’t breathe
Shaking, falling into my knees
And now that I am without your kisses
I will be needing stitches”
When Stitches was released in 2015, even Shawn Mendes was not anticipating this amount of success from this song. Until, this song made it into the top of Billboard pop chart and later made in to the various list of “100 songs to listen before you die”.
This song is pure class and never failed to express pain of splitting up with your partner.
14. Streets of Gold from NeedToBreathe (2007)
“The trouble with love is that it comes to an end
I’ve got a feeling i’m gonna find you again
Just in place where love can’t die.”
Most surprising name in the list. Streets of gold has always been so underrated. I love the appeal and rhythm of this song and moreover lyrics from it are quite wonderful.
One of the most underappreciated songs ever. This is not those typical break up songs where you feel sad and depressing. It is that kind of song that thrills you most of the time because of its genre but leaves a remarkable message through its lyrics.
13. I will always love you from Whitney Houston (1992)
“This is all i am taking with me
So don’t cry, please don’t cry
We both know i am not what you, you need”
One of the finest song ever in the beautiful voice of Whitney Houston. It is one of the best rated songs of all time and it has something that summarizes all break up songs.
12. The Memory will never die from Default (2005)
“Deep inside your soul though
I will always be there”
One of the best songs ever produced from Default. It is one of those break up songs that remind you those special moments you share with them.
Truly amazing and mesmerizing.
11. Eden from Sarah Brightman (1999)
“Did you ever think of me,
As your best friend
Did you ever think of me,
I’m not complaining”
Sarah Brightman’s Eden is on the eleventh spot of our best break up songs list. It is one of those few songs that give you chills down your spine.
One of the main reasons why it is so beautiful is because of the tone of voice Sarah posseses and the background score this song has.
10. Since you been gone by Kelly Clarkson (2004)
“And all you’d ever me to say
Is how i pictured with me
That’s all you ever hear me to say”
It is one of those songs that defines the career of Kelly Clarkson and it is also one of those songs that define break up songs.
This song is so much fresh every time I listen. It is one of those break up songs that gives will to live after break up.
9. In time By Mark Coolie (2004)
“In time will surely come a day,
In time all thing shall pass away
In time you may come back some day”
Well, I know you were not expecting this song and you are right about that. In Time has served as one of main songs used for The Punisher’s soundtrack but this song is pure gold.
The biggest reason why this song made it into the list of best break up songs is because of its mind blowing lyrics. Lyrics are purely based on heart break and nothing is more heart breaking than breaking up with your partner.
8. Addicted From Enrique Iglesias (2003)
“Baby i’m addicted, i’m out of control
But you’re the drug that keeps me from dying
May be i’m a lairr but all i really know
Is you’re the reason i’m trying”
No list of break up songs can be completed without mentioning Enrique Iglesias. One of the most renowned Spanish singers’ Addicted is on 8th spot.
This is one of the best song from Enrique and its clearly defines the affection we get in love.
7. Faded By Alan Walker
“You were the shadow to my light
Did you feel us?
Another star has fade away
Afraid our aim is out of sight
Wanna see us
I guess you were not expecting an electronic ballad song in the list of break up songs. A career defining song from Alan Walker is on the 7th spot because of many reasons.
Break up song doesn’t always mean to be sad and depressing. A healthy and well performed song could also be a break up song.
Faded was in the top 10 of every chart buster because of many positive reasons that include its genre and beautiful voice of Alan Walker.
6. Letters from the sky by Civil Twilight (2010)
“On of these days letters are gonna fall
From the sky telling us to go free
But until that day i will find a way
To let everyone know that you are coming back
Ummm.. You are coming back for me.”
One of the best break up songs with most basic things. This song has everything to be a combination of sad and motivating at the same time.
One of the best song from Civil Twilight. A must listen for all music lovers.
5. Show me the meaning from Backstreet Boys (1999)
“Show me the meaning from being lonely
Is this the feeling i need to walk with
Tell me why i cant be there where you are
There is something missing in my heart”
One of my favorites song. It is one of those songs, 90’s kids grown up listening to. From being a daily beautiful hit to all time best break up songs. Show me the meaning was the perfect combination of melody, lyrics and amazing voice.
It is considered as the greatest song from Backstreet Boys because it helped them to gain fame in late 90’s.
4. We belong together by Mariah Carey (2005)
“When you left i lost a part of me
It is so hard to believe
Come back baby please come back”
Song that won Grammy Award for Mariah Carey is on the 4th spot of best break up songs. This song is considered as the greatest hit in the career of this American Singer.
This song should be considered as the benchmark for all the break up songs. It is so beautiful and painful at the same time.
3. I knew you were trouble when you walked in By Taylor Swift (2012)
“And the saddest fear comes creeping in
That you never loved me or her,
Or anyone or anything yeah..”
We are talking about love and break up and while making a list of best break up songs, it is not possible that we don’t mention Taylor Swift in it.
One of the most remarkable song of all time or should I say one of the best break up songs of all time. In case you haven’t listened this beautiful song, do check the audio version instead of video. It is more beautiful and heart breaking.
2. Last Night On Earth by Green Day (2009)
“My beating heart belongs to you
I walked for miles till i found you
I am here to honor you
If i loose everything in fire
I am sending all my love to you”
This one is really surprising isn’t it? I believe that most of us don’t expect Green Day or at least this song in break up songs list but this what is it. Second best song in the list.
I can understand that why it is so underrated because of the fact that this song is coming from a band like Green Day but in my opinion this is one of the best break up songs I have ever heard.
I suggest you to feel this song once, it is totally mesmerizing. Billie Joe Armstrong, completely nailed it in every second of this song.
Joe said in an interview that this song was written by him for his wife and it is quite beautiful. Each word uttered from his mouth was gold with beautiful lyrics and touching music.
1. My Immortal By Evanescence (2000)
“These wounds wont seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There is just too much that time cannot erase”
My Immortal by Evanescence is on the top of the list of best break up songs. This song is so beautifully written and performed that it always reminds the pain of break up.
Lyrics are so catchy and depressing and more over the way it is performed it makes it more heart breaking to listen.
The best part about it is that it never suffers in the whole song and easily engages you in its deep meaning. Please do check it once.
This is all for now. What do you say about it? Would you like to add more in break up songs or is there anyone you like most?