Top 10 Breakup Songs
Being in love and staying in love is easier said than done since everything has an end. At first, loving someone is very easy but once you get to the point where you have been together for a very long time and you were not able to build the right foundation to keep you in love and stick with one another through good times and bad times, expect that your relationship will fail and you will break up.
A failed relationship is a very demoralizing feeling and not everyone can take the pain. Most people, when they are in a break up stage in their relationship, try to avoid thinking about it by doing things that will keep them busy while others will reminisce in the past and listen to break up songs to help cheer them up.
Break up songs are very helpful when it comes to cheering up a person once they are in a failed relationship since songs like these can help make people realize that life does not revolve around one person and they can find someone better. There are many breakup songs that people listen to but the top 10 break up songs are considered to be the most listened and the most inspiring songs when it comes to healing one’s self.
Against All Odds (Phil Collins)
“So take a look at me now, oh there’s just an empty space
And there’s nothing left here to remind me,
Just the memory of your face”
This song was very famous during the 80’s decade and it has captured many hearts. The song is about a person regretting of letting go the person he/she loves and hoping that the person that had left will come to his or her senses and go back.
I’ll Say Good Bye for the Two of Us (Expose)
“Like I know we must
I´ll wait till you’re asleep
To say good-bye for the two of us”
This song was one of the OST songs for the movie Free Willy 2 “The Adventure Home”. The song is about saying goodbye to a person while they are asleep because if the person wakes up, it is very hard to leave them. This song is one of the best songs ever made by the group Expose, and it was a hit in the mid 90’s.
“So since I’m not your everything (irreplaceable)
How about I’ll be nothing (nothing)? Nothing at all to you (nothing, nothing)
Baby I won’t shed a tear for you (I won’t shed a tear for you)”
This song was made famous by one of the greatest artists in music history, Beyonce. It is one of the best break up songs ever because it encourages people to move forward with their life and forget the person who broke up with them because there is someone better waiting for you. It emphasize that no one is irreplaceable and anyone can find somebody new, if they set their mind to it.
Torn (Natalie Imbruglia)
“Illusion never changed
Into something real
I’m wide awake and I can see
The perfect sky is torn
You’re a little late, I’m already torn”
This song is one of the most listened break up songs in the late 90’s. It is about a person feeling torn apart by his or her former lover, and when another one comes along, he or she could not entertain the feelings of the new person because he or she is already broken.
Don’t Speak (No Doubt)
I know just what you’re saying
So please stop explaining
Don’t tell me cause it hurts”
In 1996, this song was the breakout song of the band “No Doubt” and since then, this song has been frequently played whenever a person goes through a break up. The song is about a person breaking up with someone and the other person never saw it coming because he or she taught that they were alright and doing so well.
I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
“If I should stay
I would only be in your way
So I’ll go but I know
I’ll think of you every step of the way”
This song was an OST song for the movie “The Body Guard”, where the late Whitney Houston showcased her acting skills. The song is about letting go of someone and remembering all the great times that they had and accepting the fact that they are not meant for each other.
First Love (Seals and Crofts)
“I wish you love, I wish you happiness. And may the years be kind to you.
You’ll always be a part of me, share this thought with me. I’ll carry you always.”
This song is one of the greatest break up sad songs ever created. It is about remembering your first love and how they are now. The lyrics tell about how a person remembers that special someone who has changed their life and was once part of a beautiful chapter.
You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling (Hall &Oates)
“You never close your eyes anymore
When I kiss your lips
And there’s no tenderness
Like before in your finger tips”
This song is one of the classic break up song that make people ask themselves why they lost the love and feeling that they had for the other person whom they cared before. The lyrics emphasizes how the person wished that they will be back together again and remember the love and feeling that they had when they were together.
One Last Cry (Brian Mcknight)
“One last cry
Before I leave it all behind
I gotta put you out of my mind this time
Stop living a lie
I guess I’m down to my last cry”
This song is one of the breakout songs of Brian McKnight who was a very successful song writer during the late 80s and early 90s. This song is about a person accepting the reality that he and his former flame could no longer be together again because he saw his love of his life holding and standing close to someone new and there is no hope of them to be together again.
Right Here Waiting (Richard Marx)
“Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you”
This song is one of the most famous breakup songs during the 1980’s. It was also Richard Marx’s biggest hit in his first album as a musician. The song is about a person waiting for the love of his/her life even though they already broke up. This song symbolizes how faithful the singer is to their old flame.
Break up songs can be interpreted in many ways but the main thing that they will always do for a person who listens to them is to cheer them up and tell them that life goes on.