Songs About Heartbreak: These 150 Songs Help With Heartbreak

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When a relationship goes on the rocks Heartbreak big. An unwanted breakup is always irritating, painful, and downright depressing. At such a difficult time you just want to cry and listen to sad songs, reflecting the pain of separation.

Because the heart wants what it wants, and sometimes it just wants to feel. That’s why we’ve put together two playlists with some songs that will hit you right in the heart. Here you can find the saddest songs that deal with a breakup.

Hope you have some tissues nearby. And please don’t get the idea to write to your ex-partner. You will regret it.

Our two heartbreak playlists cover a wide variety of artists. In total, we’ve gathered 150 songs that will help you with your breakup pain.

(For each list, we’ve created a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)

01. Someone Like You by Adele


While the lyrics are very sad for the most part, the song also exudes an incredible amount of optimism. In the song, Adele denies that she will ever find someone like him again.

With the song, Adele processed the breakup of a man she once wanted to marry. However, shortly after her breakup, she got engaged to another man. For Adele, the song probably had a lot to do with heartbreak but ended up giving her another hit song. The song shows that you can cope with virtually any divorce.

In any case, with the song, Adele has appealed to numerous people.

02. Symphony by Silbermond


Symphony probably describes what many of us know: You grow apart and in the end, you don’t even know why. As much as a breakup hurts, sometimes it’s the right thing to do when both partners realize that they’re just not happy with each other anymore and too much has changed.

Symphonie is one of the most beautiful German ballads and an incredibly successful song when it comes to breakups. Maybe it’s just because most people can understand the situation behind it so well. Good lyrics combined with fantastic music!

03. Who Knew by Pink


With Who Knew, Pink proves that you should probably never be so sure of yourself… The song describes that a few years ago, you couldn’t imagine how it would end up. Most people can probably say that at the beginning of their relationship.

The song proves that it is easy to be mistaken in people and especially in the beginning you like to wear rose-colored glasses. With Who Knew, Pink has certainly helped a lot of people after a divorce or breakup and shown that even megastars have to suffer heartbreak from time to time!

04. Believe by Cher


In Believe, Cher questions whether you actually believe in love after love? Do you still have the strength and confidence to do this?

Anyone who has broken up with their partner has certainly asked themselves this question at one time or another. Most of us are not ready to fall in love again right away and wonder if we will ever be able to do so again? Or one wonders if one’s ex-partner will ever find such love again?

Be that as it may: Cher proves with this song that she knows what is going on in people’s minds after a painful breakup.

05. Love Is On The Way by Celine Dion


With this soulful, relatively unknown ballad, Celine Dion not only proves that she has a great voice to offer but also expresses the fact that everyone will love again someday. The song describes that love is practically on the way and will eventually find you again.

One can see this song probably as true encouragement after separations. The song offers feeling, empathy and lets you refuel new strength for the future. In addition, it provides an incredibly beautiful musical backdrop.

06. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston


I Will Always Love You is probably one of the most famous songs when it comes to the topic of separation and parting go. Whitney Houston describes in her most famous song that she will probably always love him and still knows that she has to leave. Probably almost everyone knows situations in which you actually do not want to separate and yet it must, for different reasons.

Who does not fit each other, will love each other perhaps nevertheless always, even if one goes from now on separate ways. The song gets under your skin in any case and proves that a breakup doesn’t always have to happen in a fight.

07. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor


I Will Survive describes that after every parting from each other it has to go on again. In the end, you survive the situation and come out of it stronger than before. The song shows that you don’t have to sink into tears, but can find the strength to realize that you actually haven’t lost as much as you thought at first sight.

Often you only realize much later how badly the other person has actually treated you. A song that proves that many people only later realize that they should have left much earlier.

08. Sea of broken pieces by Christina Stürmer


With Scherbenmeer Christina Stürmer expresses her grief. Here you also find a very emotional song that hits you right in the heart.

You imagine a future, plan everything in advance and find yourself in a sea of broken pieces in the end. Thank god it happens to other people too! The song speaks probably many people from the soul and is, therefore, one of the most popular German separation songs.

More feeling you can not give the matter in terms of content and vocally seen fully.

09. I Will Love Again by Lara Fabian


I Will Love Again became a hit for Lara Fabian. The reason for this is certainly the stirring music, but also the successful lyrics. This song is also about loving again someday, even if it may take a lifetime to do so.

Although the song is actually quite sad it also promises a lot of optimism. After a breakup or divorce, you may feel like you’ve reached the end, but eventually, things pick up and you fall in love again and get over the old story. I Will Love Again gives not only sympathy but also a lot of comfort!

10. Yesterday by the Beatles


Yesterday is one of the most famous songs of the Beatles and is considered a real Song of lovesickness. Here a breakup is being processed and you ask yourself why everything had to come this way? The song contains a certain melancholy, which remembers the beautiful hours.

Just the day before everything was perfect and you were happy. Probably a lot of people can understand this situation because not for nothing Yesterday became a real-world success. The Beatles prove with this song not only that they could make great music, but also that they could put themselves into the feelings of others.

11. If That Is Love by Glashaus


Also, this song is a song where you just have to suffer. Glashaus proves with Wenn Das Liebe Ist that you should ask yourself more often what hate actually is if love can feel so terrible?

There are probably many people who have asked themselves this question before and therefore feel absolutely addressed by this song. The song helped Glashaus to become a hit and perhaps made the heartbreak a little easier for many people.

12. I Found Someone by Cher


With I Found Someone Cher probably settles accounts with one of her ex-boyfriends. The song describes that she has fallen in love with someone whom she believed everything.

In the end, the whole thing was more of a disappointment and there was a breakup. But now she found someone who could take away her heartache. So there is another way to deal with heartbreak!

13. Everyman by Paul Pizzera and Otto Jaus


The Austrians Paul Pizzera and Otto Jaus prove with Everyman that a Love song can also be different. Here one settles accounts with the ex-girlfriend, for whom one has simply done everything. The song proves that not only women suffer from heartbreak, but also numerous men are lied to, cheated, and used.

Cheers for equality and the fact that there are also men who can stand by their feelings!

14. Fighter by Christina Aguilera


Fighter is among one of the most famous and popular songs by Christina Aguilera. In the song, Christina describes that she was desperate, but in the end, she thanks you for all the things you put her through.

Why? Because now it has only made her stronger and learned from the situation. In other words, thank you for treating me so badly.

Now I know how strong I actually am and how fierce I can be!

15. Je Suis Malade by Lara Fabian


One of the most beautiful and famous ballads covered by Lara Fabian: Je Suis Malade. The song describes how you feel after a breakup and how mentally ill you can be afterward.

Je Suis Malade is not only particularly emotional but also proves that the French language is beautiful.

Breakup songs: these 100+ songs help with heartbreak

Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

Plätze: Song: Performer: Listen:
16. Roses Outkast
17. When You Were Mine Cyndi Lauper
18. November Rain Guns ‘N’ Roses
19. Ex-Factor Lauryn Hill
20. Un-break My Heart Toni Braxton
21. Heartless Kanye West
22. Cry Me A River Justin Timberlake
23. Back, Baby Jessica Pratt
24. Without You David Guetta feat. Usher
25. It Must Have Been Love Roxette
26. Don’t Speak No Doubt
27. Back to Black Amy Winehouse
28. She’s Gone Hall and Oates
29. Burn Usher
30. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
31. Liebe meines Lebens Philipp Poisel
32. End Of The Road Boyz II Men
33. IDGAF Dua Lipa
34. Rain and Sea Juli
35. Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson
36. If words were my language Tim Bendzko
37. Through the night Silbermond
38. You’re So Vain Carly Simon
39. All Too Well Taylor Swift
40. Nothing Compares 2 U Sinead O’Connor
41. Me Myself and I Beyonce
42. Skinny Love Bon Iver
43. Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler
44. The Scientist Coldplay
45. Flesh Without Blood Grimes
46. Love The Way You Lie Eminem feat. Rihanna
47. The Moment Madsen
48. Du liebst mich nicht Sabrina Setlur
49. Cello Clueso (& Udo Lindenberg)
50. She Hates Me Puddle of Mudd
51. Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye Leonard Cohen
52. Auf anderen Wegen Andreas Bourani
53. Irreplaceable Beyoncé
54. Big Girls Don’t Cry Fergie
55. You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette
56. Maggie May Rod Stewart
57. Wie soll ein Mensch das ertragen Philipp Poisel
58. Crying Roy Orbison
59. Still Jupiter Jones
60. Junimond Rio Reiser
61. We Belong Together Mariah Carey
62. Careless Whisper Wham! Feat. George Michael
63. The Break-Up Song Greg Kihn Band
64. I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself The White Stripes
65. Apologize Timbaland feat. OneRepublic
66. I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston
67. Halt dich an mir fest Revolverheld feat. Marta Jandová
68. Seigfried Frank Ocean
69. Rolling in the Deep Adele
70. The Sign Ace Of Base
71. Eiserner Steg Philipp Poisel
72. Ein Herz kann man nicht reparieren Udo Lindenberg
73. Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
74. Love Takes Time Mariah Carey
75. Every Breath You Take The Police
76. Ohne Dich Selig
77. Need You Now Lady Antebellum
78. Und was ist Jetzt Curse
79. Bis zum Schluss Curse feat. Silbermond
80. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Jimmy Ruffin
81. Get Gone Fiona Apple
82. Kein Zurück Wolfsheim
83. I Thought You Were My Boyfriend The Magnetic Fields
84. Silver Springs Fleetwood Mac
85. Age of Consent New Order
86. Missing You John Waite
87. Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now) Phil Collins
88. Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division
89. I Want You Back The Jackson 5
90. Gold von morgen Alexa Feser
91. Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers
92. Alone Again (Naturally) Gilbert O’Sullivan
93. I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
94. Apart The Cure
95. Picture To Burn Taylor Swift
96. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart Al Green
97. Somebody That I Used to Know Gotye
98. Ich laufe Tim Bendzko
99. Your Type Carly Rae Jepsen
100. Längst verloren Revolverheld
101. Shut Up Black Eyed Peas
102. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift
103. Marvins Room Drake
104. My Favorite Mistake Sheryl Crow
105. Foolish Games Jewel
106. Walk On By Dionne Warwick
107. She does not see me Xavier Naidoo
108. I’m Sorry Brenda Lee
109. Bye Bye *NSYNC
110. Foolish Ashanti
111. Sound and Smoke Tim Bendzko
112. Stay With Me Sam Smith
113. I Don’t Want to Get Over You The Magnetic Fields
114. Switch TLC
115. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart Bee Gees
116. All I Have Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J
117. Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood
118. Goodbye To Love Carpenters
119. S.O.S Abba

Breakup Spotify Playlist

5 Tips on how to get over your heartbreak:

Heartbreak hurts and there’s no escape until you face your problems. Get your life back on track with these five tips.

1. Accept the breakup
Even if you decide to stay friends with your ex, don’t do it!

At least you do not start. That doesn’t mean you should never speak to your ex again, just that wounds can’t heal if they’re reopened over and over again. Keep your distance!

2. You are allowed to grieve!
The end of a relationship, especially if it comes as a surprise, always leaves you with heartbreak.

Allow yourself to be sad and don’t try to suppress your emotions.

3. Talk about your feelings
Talk to your family or friends about your feelings and sadness – it helps immensely.

They will support you. Sometimes it helps just to have a shoulder to cry on.

4. Meet up with friends
Distract yourself. Do sports.

Go out into the fresh air. Date with friends. Finally, try to have fun again!

You will feel better sooner than you think.

5. Rediscover life
During a relationship, many things can fall by the wayside.

You’ve always wanted to take a yoga class? Learn a new language? Or take a spa weekend?

Now you have the chance to discover and get to know yourself anew.

Music may not heal wounds, but it helps to process them. Numerous songs deal with breakups and heartbreak and sometimes help more than 1000 words…

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