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The Best Break Up Songs from All Genres and Eras


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Need inspiration or a new play list that helps you deal with your breakup? Whether its classic, '80s or contemporary break up songs, you'll find what you are looking for here. Or, add your own favorite breakup songs to the list.

Classic Break Up Songs

80s Break Up Songs

  • Boys Don't Cry, by The Cure
  • Cold Hearted, by Paula Abdul
  • Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away), by Motley Crue
  • Don't Dream It's Over, by Crowded House
  • Don't You Want Me, by Human League
  • Every Breath You Take, by The Police
  • Here Comes the Rain Again, by the Eurythmics
  • I Don't Care Anymore, by Phil Collins
  • I Hate Everything About You, by Ugly Kid Joe
  • It Must Have Been Love, by Roxette
  • Keep On Loving You, by REO Speedwagon
  • Love Bites, by Def Leppard
  • Love Hurts, by Nazareth
  • Mr. Wendel, by Arrested Development
  • Tainted Love, by Soft Cell
  • The, by Ace of Base
  • This Love, by Pantera
  • With Or Without You, by U2
  • You Are The Everything, by R.E.M.

Contemporary Break Up Songs

  • Apologize, by Timbaland feat One Republic
  • Cry Me a River, by Justin Timberlake
  • Don't Go Away, by Oasis
  • Don't Speak, by No Doubt
  • Ex-Factor, by Lauren Hill
  • I Miss You, by Incubus
  • I Would've Loved You Anyway, by Trisha Yearwood
  • In the End, by Linkin Park
  • Loving Arms, by the Dixie Chicks
  • Mad World, by Gary Jules
  • Miss You Like Crazy, by Natalie Cole
  • My Heart Will Go On, by Celine Dion
  • Not Goin' Cry, by Mary J. Blige
  • One Week, by the Bare Naked Ladies
  • Please Remember, by LeeAnn Rimes
  • Tyrone, by Erykah Badu
  • Wise Up, by Aimee Mann
  • You Oughta Know, by Alanis Morrisette
  • You Were Meant for Me, by Jewel
Need more than just some break up songs? Try these Essential Comforts for the Recently Broken Up, stop by the dating forums for support or fill out a dating advice request form.
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