The Ultimate Breakup Playlist

It’s safe to say there are many different ways to handle a breakup, depending on the situation. But whether you’re wallowing in tears because some idiot blindsided you or you’re giving out high fives for finally letting go of that jerk, one thing’s for sure: music makes it all better. Which is why I’ve decided to put together an ultimate breakup playlist!

This time around, we’re leaving the romantic songs behind and listening to jams that will have everyone getting through their heartbreak in no time. Whether it’s you or a friend who is dealing with the aftermath of a breakup, this playlist is sure to help you through every type of split imaginable. I hope you enjoy having a listen.

Broken rose on a piano

01. What Hurts The Most – Rascal Flatts

02. Leaving – Westlife

03. Before You Go – Lewis Capaldi

04. What About Us – P!nk

05. Waiting Game – Parson James

06. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

07. When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

08. Amnesia – 5 Seconds Of Summer

09. You Are The Reason – Callum Scott & Leona Lewis

10. Happier – Ed Sheeran

Woman holding a broken heart

11. Everytime – A1

12. And I – Boyzone

13. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood

14. Apologize – Timbaland feat. OneRepublic

15. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

16. Shout Out To My Ex – Little Mix

17. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

18. Fighter – Christina Aguilera

19. Bye Bye Bye – *N Sync

20. Cheater – The Vamps

Couple holding a broken heart

21. Break Up Song – Little Mix

22. Stitches – Shawn Mendes

23. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

24. It Must Have Been Love – Roxette

25. A Broken Wing – Martina McBride

26. Potential Breakup Song – Aly & AJ

27. Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton

28. These Days – Rudimental feat. Jess Glynne

29. I’ll Take The Tears – A1

30. Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi

Heartbroken woman eating ice-cream

31. Bulletproof – La Roux

32. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

33. We Don’t Talk Anymore – Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez

34. Take A Bow – Rihanna

35. Love You Goodbye – One Direction

36. Too Much To Ask – Niall Horan

37. Say Something – A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera

38. Irreplaceable – Beyonce

39. How To Save A Life – The Fray

40. Let Her Go – Passenger

Woman with broken heart

41. The Last Time – The Script

42. Just Give Me A Reason – P!nk feat. Nate Ruess

43. Survivor – Destiny’s Child

44. Caught Out There – Kelis

45. Don’t Speak – No Doubt

46. Drunk Girls Don’t Cry – Maren Morris

47. He Wasn’t Man Enough – Toni Braxton

48. This Town – Niall Horan

49. I Miss You – Blink-182

50. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Broken heart shaped lollipop

51. Excuses – Olly Murs

52. Lips Are Movin – Meghan Trainor 

53. I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift

54. Cry Me Out – Pixie Lott

55. California King Bed – Rihanna

56. New Rules – Dua Lipa

57. Yesterday – Marti Pellow

58. Gives You Hell – All American Rejects

59. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

60. The One That Got Away – Katy Perry

Broken hearted teenager
61. Never Too Late – Kylie Minogue

62. Forget You – Ceelo Green

63. Without Me – Halsey

64. Love The Way You Lie – Eminem feat. Rihanna

65. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

66. New Man – Ed Sheeran

67. Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor

68. Burn – Usher

69. Stronger – Britney Spears

70. Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne

Heart in the sand

71. You Oughtta Know – Alanis Morrisette

72. Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) – Phil Collins

73. Leave The Pieces – The Wreckers

74. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

75. White Flag – Dido

76. Crazy – Patsy Cline

77. You Could Be Happy – Snow Patrol

78. No More The Fool – Elkie Brooks

79. Someone Like You – Adele

80. Miss You – Louis Tomblinson

Woman holding a broken heart

81. Open Your Eyes – Nick Lachey

82. Not Ready To Make Nice – Dixie Chicks

83. I Told You So – Carrie Underwood feat. Randy Travis

84. Goodbye To You – Michelle Branch

85. Here I Go Again – Whitesnake

86. My Life – The Vamps feat. New Hope Club

87. Strong Enough – Cher

88. Blue – LeAnn Rimes

89. Heartbreaker – Dionne Warwick

90. End Of The Road – Boyz II Men

Sad teenager listening to music

91. The Dance – Westlife

92. If You’re Not The One – Daniel Beddingfield

93. Thanks For Leaving – Alexandra Stan

94. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis

95. You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi

96. Go Away – Gloria Estefan

97. Hair – Little Mix feat. Sean Paul

98. What You’re Made Of – Lucie Silvas

99. When You Come Back To Me – Jason Donovan

100. Come Back – Jessica GarlickThe Ultimate Breakup Playlist

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What’s your favourite song on our breakup playlist?
Let me know in the comments below.

Louise x

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6 Comments

  1. October 15, 2020 / 8:00 pm

    What an awesome playlist! I have to admit sometimes we all need some sad songs to have on so I even without a breakup I might have to listen to this.

  2. October 15, 2020 / 9:02 pm

    Goodbye To You – Michelle Branch, now that takes me back! BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love” is a great break up song.

  3. October 16, 2020 / 10:06 am

    I never realised there were so many break up songs, what a great playlist I don’t know some of these songs so will have to give them a listen

  4. October 16, 2020 / 6:40 pm

    There are some fabulous choices on here, but, also quite a few I haven’t heard of – I’ll be looking them up on my Apple Music tonight.

  5. October 17, 2020 / 7:24 am

    I have definitely listened to some of these during a break up. Great list, music does help to heal the heart, doesn’t it?

  6. October 17, 2020 / 10:11 pm

    What a fantastic compilation of breakup songs , there are many I have not heard before . I might just check them out .

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