Your Ultimate Breakup Playlist

What's your break up coping mechanism? Wallowing into a pint of ice-cream or seeking revenge?

Last week, we shared some of our favorite sad songs across multiple genres. Now we’re shifting the focus to a specific kind of sadness and that’s the sadness that comes from a breakup. Breakups are tough, but you likely don’t need me to tell you that. When we’re dating, engaged or married to someone, we bear our souls to them and discover a love that doesn’t come along in platonic friendships. We let our guards down and let someone in to get to know who we are on the most intimate level. However, love doesn’t always last. While many of us would love to find our happily ever after with someone, we live in a complicated world instead of a happy fairy tale. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, approximately 40 to 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce. Yikes.

And not to add to the pity party, but the pandemic hasn’t been easy on relationships. Quarantining has caused many couples to reevaluate their relationships and while some got closer, others cut ties. If breakups weren’t challenging enough, the pandemic has truly thrown a wrench into the mix, as people can’t easily socialize, many businesses are closed and the unemployment rate is at a record high.

So if you’re going through a breakup and having an exceptionally tough time, remember not to beat yourself up. 2020 is a total whirlwind and we’re all fighting to survive. The least that we can do is support you through this tough time is sharing 20 of our favorite breakup songs. These songs span a variety of genres, from pop to R&B to indie rock. Take a look at our ultimate breakup playlist in the gallery below, then let us know your favorite breakup song in the comments section on social media.

“Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd

“Skinny Love” by Bon Iver (Performed by Birdy)

“Almost Lover” by A Fine Frenzy

“Let Her Go” by Passenger

“Stay With Me” by Sam Smith

“Hold Up” by Beyoncé

“I Fall Apart” by Post Malone

“Fix You” by Coldplay

“Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson

“New Rules” by Dua Lipa

“Dancing On My Own” by Robyn

“I Miss You” by blink-182

“Don’t Speak” by No Doubt

“Thinkin Bout You” by Frank Ocean

“Burn” by Usher

“Ex-Factor” by Lauryn Hill

“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac

“You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette

“Purple Rain” by Prince

“Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division