41 Of The Most Brutally Sad Breakup Songs Ever

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These 41 ultra sad breakup songs are brutal! If you’re going on a stumble down memory lane, get the tissues, because these songs are some serious tear jerkers. Here they are in no particular order.

1. Say Something (feat. Christina Aguilera)
A Great Big World

2. There´s Only Me
Rob Dougan

3. The One I Love
R.E.M

4. When I was Your Man
Bruno Mars

5. Just Give Me a Reason
P!nk

6. Who Knew
P!nk

Not be outdone with Just Give Me a Reason, P!nk gives us this mega tear-jerker:

7. Picture
Kid Rock ft. Sheryl Crow

8. Need You Now
Lady Antebellum

9. Someone Like You
Adelle

10. Here Without You
3 Doors Down

11. The One That Got Away
Katy Perry

12. Somebody That I Used to Know
Gotye ft. Kimbra

13. Let Her Go
Passenger

I also LOVE this cover of Let Her Go by Tyler Ward & Kurt Schneider which I believe is better than the original.

14. Wrecking Ball
Miley Cyrus

Yes, the real Miley Cyrus video is trashy and NSFW. But the song is terribly sad, so that’s why it’s on this list. I’ve decided to include Steve Kardynal’s hilarious (although still trashy and NSFW) Chatroulette version of the song instead. I dare you not to laugh.

15. Big Girls Don’t Cry
Fergie

16. I Can’t Make You Love Me
Bon Iver covering Bonnie Raitt

17. Over You
Daughtry

18. Mr. Brightside
The Killers

19. Far Away
Nickleback

20. You’re Beautiful
James Blunt

Oh my goodness… Keyboard is getting soggy.

21. Goodbye My Lover
James Blunt

As if You’re Beautiful wasn’t enough, here’s Goodbye My Lover…

22. My Immortal
Evanescence

23. Nothing Compares 2U
Sinead O’Connor

24. Everybody Hurts
R.E.M.

25. With Or Without You
U2

26. Dreaming With a Broken Heart
John Mayer

27. A Thousand Years
Christina Perri

28. When You’re Gone
Avril Lavigne

29. Hurt
Christina Aguilera

30. You Lost Me
Christina Aguilera

31. Take a Bow
Rihanna

32. California King Bed
Rihanna

33. Unfaithful
Rihanna

34. U Got It Bad
Usher

35. Apologize
One Republic

36. Jar of Hearts
Christina Perri

37. Back to Black
Amy Winehouse

38. Don’t Speak
No Doubt

39. Broken Hearted Girl
Beyonce

40. Torn
Natalie Imbruglia

41. Breathe
Anna Nalick

Phew! Have I left any sad breakup songs out? Tell me which ones in the comments and I’ll add them.

About Elizabeth Stone

Elizabeth Stone is an author and founder of Attract The One.

Her popular program Ex Attraction Formula, has helped hundreds of women reunite with their men. She is thrilled to have helped so many people reignite the spark in their relationships.

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One Comment

  1. Sam

    January 19, 2017 at 1:03 am

    How about Baby Bitch by Ween.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0n6K3Nbmew

    Best and most honest breakup song IMO.

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