101 Break Up Songs To Stew Over

Are you currently going through or have you just had a bad breakup? Seems like we’ve all been there at one time or another. You can go through a whole series of feelings and emotions that range from tears to anger, heartache, despair, confusion, isolation, insanity, wanting revenge, etc. None of these of course are healthy but most are normal.  Sometimes music can be great therapy as well as being around family and friends even though you might wanna be alone for awhile. Here’s a random collection of breakup songs that you might be able to use as therapy to help you mend… or at least alter your thinking process.

What’s the best therapy for a nasty breakup?

A date with Jack Daniels? ………. No, that’s probably a bad idea.

A date with Ben and Jerry? ………. A slightly better idea, but still a bit on the self-destructive side.

Instead — How ’bout drowning your sorrows with that time-tested, alcohol-free as well as calorie free remedy — the breakup song.

Why don’t you make yourself a CD mix or an iPod playlist of the songs that express your feelings at the moment and blare the heck out of it in your car or on the treadmill.

Need inspiration or a new playlist that helps you deal with your breakup?

Whether its pop, punk, metal, classic, country, the 80’s or contemporary break up songs, you might find what you’re looking for here…..

101 Break Up Songs To Stew Over

  1. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
  2. Absolutely Zero – Jason Mraz
  3. Against All Odds – Phil Collins
  4. All Alone Am I – Brenda Lee
  5. All By Myself – Eric Carmen
  6. All My Ex’s Live In Texas – George Strait
  7. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  8. Another Lonely Day – Ben Harper
  9. Apart – The Cure
  10. Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
  11. Ballad of Big Nothing – Elliott Smith
  12. Black – Pearl Jam
  13. Blackout – Muse
  14. Blue Moon Revisited – Cowboy Junkies
  15. Can’t Stand Losing You – The Police
  16. Careless Whisper – Wham!
  17. Crazy – Patsy Cline or Willie Nelson
  18. Crown of Love – Arcade Fire
  19. Crying – Roy Orbison
  20. Don’t Cry Out Loud – Melissa Manchester
  21. Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
  22. Don’t Walk Away – ELO
  23. Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
  24. Ever Fallen in Love – The Buzzcocks
  25. Every Breath You Take – The Police
  26. Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
  27. Everyday I Love You Less & Less – Kaiser Chiefs
  28. Ex-Factor – Lauren Hill
  29. Ex-Girlfriend – No Doubt
  30. Girl From The North Country – Bob Dylan
  31. Girl – Beatles
  32. Grace Cathedral Hill – The Decemberists
  33. Harden My Heart – QuarterFlash
  34. Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley
  35. Heartbreaker – Pat Benatar
  36. Hopelessly Devoted To You – Olivia Newton John
  37. How Can You Be Sure? – Radiohead
  38. I Fall To Pieces – Patsy Cline
  39. I Hope You’re Happy Now – Elvis Costello
  40. I Never Cared for You – Willie Nelson
  41. I Used To Love Her – Guns n’ Roses
  42. I Want You – Elvis Costello
  43. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  44. If I Can’t Have You – Yvonne Ellimen
  45. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Cowboy Junkies, or Johnny Cash
  46. I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
  47. It’s A Heartache – Juice Newton or Bonnie Tyler
  48. It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay – Whitney Houston
  49. It’s Over – Roy Orbison
  50. I’ve Been Loving You Too Long – Otis Redding
  51. Killing Me Softly With His Song – Fugees or Roberta Flack
  52. Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley
  53. Leavin’ On Your Mind – Patsy Cline
  54. Lilac Wine – Jeff Buckley
  55. Lonesome Tears – Beck
  56. Lost Cause – Beck
  57. Love Hurts – Nazareth
  58. Love Is Stronger Than Death – The The
  59. Love On The Rocks – Neil Diamond
  60. Love Stinks – J. Geils Band
  61. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
  62. Lover, You Should Have Come Over – Jeff Buckley
  63. Lush Life – Billy Strayhorn
  64. Mandy – Barry Manilow
  65. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) – Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer
  66. Nothing Compares to You – Sinead O’Connor or Prince
  67. One – Aimee Mann (Magnolia soundtrack)
  68. Ordinary World – Duran Duran
  69. Run – Snow Patrol
  70. Separate Ways – Journey
  71. She Is Gone – Willie Nelson
  72. She’s Gone – Hall & Oates
  73. She’s Got You – Patsy Cline
  74. Should’ve Been In Love – Wilco
  75. Since I Don’t Have You – Guns N’ Roses
  76. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  77. So Lonely – The Police
  78. So Wrong – Patsy Cline
  79. Soma – Smashing Pumpkins
  80. Somebody That I Used To Know – Elliott Smith
  81. Strange – Patsy Cline
  82. Sweet Dreams – Patsy Cline
  83. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  84. The Seventh Stranger – Duran Duran
  85. The Sign – Ace of Base
  86. There’s A Tear In My Beer – Hank Williams
  87. These Arms of Mine – Otis Redding
  88. This Woman’s Work – Kate Bush
  89. Total Eclipse of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler
  90. True Happiness This Way Lies – The The
  91. Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad – Meatloaf
  92. We Belong – Pat Benatar
  93. Why Can’t He Be You – Patsy Cline
  94. Without You – Nilsson
  95. Writing To Reach You – Travis
  96. You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
  97. You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette
  98. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Lou Rawls
  99. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead – Stars
  100. You’re Not The Girl You Think You Are – Crowded House
  101. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling – Righteous Brothers

One Response

  1. Really, these lists of break-up songs need to be divided into categories. The “It’s Your Loss” list; the ‘You’re Leaving/Left, I’m Blue” list; the “You Treated Me Like Crap; I’m Leaving” list; the “I HATE You, Now” list; the “Please, PLEASE! Don’t Do This!” list; the “You’re Dating Again and I Can’t Stand It” list; the “Torchsong, No One Will Ever Replace You” list, the “I’m Pathetic, and I Know It” list, the “I’ll Still Take You Back” list, the “Leave Me Alone So I Can Wallow/Grieve Some More” list…

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