It’s over. Oh damn, it’s over. No matter what happened, whether you were the dumper or dumpee, you’re feeling this breakup hard. Right now you’re snuggled up in your blankets with a pint of froyo and some Kleenex. Here are a few of the best breakup songs by artists who know what you’re going through.
Number Fifteen: “Breakeven” – The Script.
Most relatable lyric: “What am I supposed to do when the best part of me was always you?”
Number Fourteen: “You Could Be Happy” – Snow Patrol.
Most relatable lyric: “Somehow everything I own smells of you / And for the tiniest moment it’s all not true.”
Number Thirteen: “I Miss You” – Beyonce.
Most relatable lyric: “I thought that things like this get better with time / But I still need you, why is that?”
Number Twelve: “Go Your Own Way” – Fleetwood Mac.
Most relatable lyric: “Loving you isn’t the right thing to do / How can I change things that I feel?”
Number Eleven: “You & I” – One Direction.
Most relatable lyric: “You and I, we don’t have to be like them / We can make it till the end.”
Number Ten: “We Belong Together” – Mariah Carey.
Most relatable lyric: “When you left I lost a part of me / Is that so hard to believe?”
Number Nine: “Someone Like You” – Adele.
Most relatable lyric: “I heard that your dreams came true / Guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you.”
Number Eight: “Think of You” – Chris Young & Cassadee Pope.
Most relatable lyric: “Well now it hurts but it’s true / When they think of me they think of you.”
Number Seven: “Lonesome Tears” – Beck.
Most relatable lyric: “I can’t cry them anymore, I can’t think of what they’re for / Oh they ruin me every time.”
Number Six: “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum.
Most relatable lyric: “It’s a quarter after 1, I’m a little drunk / And I need you now.”
Number Five: “Used To Love You” – Gwen Stefani.
Most relatable lyric: “I don’t know why I cry but I think it’s cause I remember for the first time since I hated you that I used to love you.”
Number Four: “All Too Well” – Taylor Swift.
Most relatable lyric: “It was rare, I was there / I remember it all too well.”
Number Three: “Love Will Set You Free” – Kodaline.
Most relatable lyric: “I’m sure you’re probably busy getting on with your new life / So far away from me.”
Number Two: “Like I Can” – Sam Smith.
Most relatable lyric: “He’ll never love you like I can.”
Number One: “Hello” – Adele.
Most relatable lyric: “They say time’s supposed to heal ya / But I ain’t done much healing.”
Breaking up sucks whether you were together for months, years or decades. In your heart of hearts you know it might be the right direction eventually, but right now it hurts. And that’s OK. Self-care is the ultimate thing you can do right now. Drink your wine, eat your froyo and cry. You deserve to.