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The 15+ Best Songs About Heartbreak to Help You Heal

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Songs about heartbreak. Photo by Sandy Millar on Unsplash.

Heartbreak is something that everyone will likely experience at some point in their life, and these songs about heartbreak are here to see you through the pain. It doesn’t matter if someone you love passed away or a lover left you, the emotions you feel from heartbreak are real and unrelentless.

No matter what genre you prefer, these songs about heartbreak are here to help you work through your emotions and start the healing process.


17. “Tears of Gold”—Faouzia

Faouzia is an up-and-coming pop artist from Canada who was originally born in Morocco. Her song “Tears of Gold” will resonate with anyone no matter what type of heartbreak you are experiencing. If you gave your all to someone and they turned away from you, this song is for you.  


16. “Only Want You”—Rita Ora

Rita Ora has a beautiful voice, and her piece “Only Want You” is no exception. Discussing her regret after ending a relationship, this song will help you come to peace with your recent breakup.


15. “Someone Else”—Loveless and Kellin Quinn

Loveless is a punk rock band which came to fame for their viral social media videos. While this video about heartbreak and trying to learn to love someone else might not be for everyone, it really will take you back to your former punk rock band era in an addicting pop mash up that you’ll want to put on replay.


14. “Hold Me Like You Used To”—Zoe Wees

If you are suffering a heartbreak due to death, this song by Zoe Wees is just the medicine you need. It talks about hoping someone who has passed on is still watching you from above.


13. “Lose You to Love Me”—Selena Gomez

Sometimes heartbreak is for the best. Selena Gomez sings about just this in her song “Lose You to Love Me.” Famous for her songs about the matters of the heart, Selena is definitely a go to when we are feeling the pain of heartbreak.


12. “Somebody I Used to Know”—Gotye

This former chart topper may no longer be popular, but it is still about a past relationship and one of the perfect songs about heartbreak to put on repeat when you feel sad.


11. “Before You Go”—Lewis Capaldi

Not every death of a friend or loved one is natural, and those left behind can feel frustrated dealing with the feelings that accompany their death. Lewis Capaldi’s voice isn’t one of our favorites in this song, but the lyrics do speak directly to the heart.


10. “Arcade”—Duncan Laurence

There are a bunch of different remixes of this song, but this one by Duncan Laurence is our favorite. He hits the feeling of heartbreak right on the nail, no matter what has happened in your life.


9. “Ghost”—Justin Bieber

Heartbreak doesn’t discriminate, and even someone as famous as Justin Bieber can be hit hard. In his song Ghost he sings about losing someone to death, and that he would be happy even if he only got to spend time with their ghost.  


8. “If I’m Being Honest”—Anna Clendening

When you are going through a breakup, it can be difficult to be honest with yourself and those around you. Often times, you just miss the best parts of a person and forget all the bad things. Anna Clendening sings about this fact in this song about heartbreak.


7. “Far from Heaven”—Evanescence

While Evanescence may be a rock band, it’s always the ballads by the lead singer, Amy Lee, that hit the hardest. “My Immortal” is their other famous number about heartbreak but we think “Far from Heaven” is also an amazing ode to a broken heart.


6. “If I Would Have Known”—Kyle Hume

The hardest part of heartbreak is all the memories that play on repeat in your mind. Kyle Hume sings about just that in this next of our songs about heartbreak.


5. “Easy on Me”—Adele

No list of songs about heartbreak would be complete without a song by Adele. Famous for her amazing ballads and strong singing voice, the star admits that Easy on Me isn’t necessarily about a heartbreak, but rather a couple growing apart—which is heartbreaking in its own way.


4. “Jar of Hearts”—Christina Perri

“Jar of Hearts” was on the top charts as the same time as “Somebody I Used to Know” by Gotye and we can see why, as both of these songs embody heartbreak like none other.


3. “What About Us” –P!nk

There is nothing quite like a P!nk anthem to get you going when you feel heartbroken. This one is one of our favorites, but she has many songs about heartbreak that can help you through tough times.


2. “Happier”—Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is an artist which took the world by surprise with his sudden rise to fame. “Happier” is just one of his many songs about heartbreak. Take the time to also check out “Visiting Hours” and “Photograph” to feel all the feels.


1. “Because of You”—Kelly Clarkson

As we’ve previously mentioned, heartbreak isn’t always because a relationship went sour. Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You” is for every type of heartbreak, from the divorce of parents, betrayal of a friend, or death of someone you loved.

What do you think of these songs about heartbreak? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!

Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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