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15 Heartbreaking Breakup Songs That Made Us Cry Harder

Breakups suck – big time. Whether you’re the dumpee or the dumped, it’s no picnic. And one of the best ways to ease your pain is to listen to breakup songs and cry your heart out. Catharsis is good for the soul – any day. It is one of the best things you can do once your relationship is over. Just let out all your hurt and anger and despair. It’s the first step in your path to recovery, and feeling your best.

So in this quest to get the hurt out of our systems, we stumbled upon these great breakup songs. Without further ado, we present to you, 15 of the most heartbreaking breakup songs we could find:

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1. Stay High (Habits) – Tove Lo

Lines that made us cry harder:

You’re gone and I gotta stay

High all the time

To keep you off my mind

2. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

Lines that made us cry harder:

I came in like a wrecking ball

I never hit so hard in love

All I wanted was to break your walls

All you ever did was wreck me

3. When You’re Gone – Bryan Adams

Lines that made us cry harder:

Baby when you’re gone, I realize I’m in love

Days go on and on, and the nights just seem so long

Even food don’t taste that good

Drink ain’t doin’ what it should

Things just feel so wrong

Baby when you’re gone

4. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

Lines that made us cry harder:

But you didn’t have to cut me off

Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing

And I don’t even need your love

But you treat me like a stranger and I feel so rough

5. Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton

Lines that made us cry harder:

Uncry these tears

I cried so many nights

Unbreak my heart, my heart

6. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart – Al Green

Lines that made us cry harder:

How can you mend a broken heart?

How can you stop the rain from falling down? (tell me)

How can you stop that old sun from shining?

What makes the world go round?

7. Jar Of Hearts – Christina Perri

Lines that made us cry harder:

And who do you think you are?

Runnin’ ‘round leaving scars

Collecting a jar of hearts

Tearing love apart

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8. Heavy In My Arms – Florence + The Machine

Lines that made us cry harder:

I was a heavy heart to carry

My feet dragged across ground

And he took me to the river

Where he slowly let me drown

9. Grenade – Bruno Mars

Lines that made us cry harder:

I would go through all this pain

Take a bullet straight through my brain

Yes, I would die for you, baby

But you won’t do the same

10. Because Of You – Kelly Clarkson

Lines that made us cry harder:

Because of you

I find it hard to trust

Not only me, but everyone around me

Because of you, I am afraid

11. The Scientist – Coldplay

Lines that made us cry harder:

Nobody said it was easy

It’s such a shame for us to part

Nobody said it was easy

No one ever said it would be this hard

12. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Lines that made us cry harder:

Bittersweet memories –

That is all I’m taking with me.

So goodbye.

Please don’t cry:

We both know I’m not what you, you need

13. Someone Like You – Adele

Lines that made us cry harder:

Nothing compares

No worries or cares

Regrets and mistakes

They are memories made.

Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

14. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division

Lines that made us cry harder:

You cry out in your sleep,

All my failings exposed.

And there’s a taste in my mouth.

As desperation takes hold.

Just that something so good

Just can’t function no more.

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15. I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt

Lines that made us cry harder:

‘Cause I can’t make you love me

If you don’t

You can’t make your heart feel

Something it won’t

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15 Heartbreaking Breakup Songs That Made Us Cry Harder
Don't cry, lonely heart. Listen to these breakup songs to get that much-needed catharsis...
Chaitra Ramalingegowda

Chaitra Ramalingegowda

I fell in love with storytelling long before I knew what it was. Love well written stories, writing with passion, baking lip-smacking-finger-licking chocolate cakes, engaging movies, and home-cooked food. A true work-in-progress and a believer in the idiom 'all those who wander are not lost'. Twitter: @ChaitraRlg