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The Best Break Up Songs of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for the breakup songs that you enjoy the most, whether they're sad, angry, hopeful or anything else.

When you're feeling low after splitting up with a partner, break up songs always seem to help you get back on your feet. Sometimes it's a song about leaving and feeling empowered again that give you strength, while other times it's a sad breakup song that helps you cope with the loss. This is a ranked list of the best breakup songs, as voted on by music fans like you. The songs below are about leaving, saying goodbye, being dumped and everything else that comes with a bad breakup, and include both girl and boy breakup songs. It isn't easy getting over ending your relationship with your boyfriend or girlfriend, but the music below might help.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this list is a great way to find some solid songs about breaking up that are thematically similar. Some of the songs included below may have the words "breakup" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about breaking up as a subject or theme. Vote for the leaving songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more.
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Ahmed Maklad added Nickelback
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LeAnna Jackson added Usher
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Kelly Clarkson
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'N Sync
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Beyonce Knowles
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ahmed-maklad added Edwin McCain
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Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck
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MatthewHowell added The Cure
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Dido
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Tom Islava added B.B. King
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Amy Winehouse
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Tom Islava added Elton John
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Tom Islava added ABBA
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Mia W (SweetLilMzMia) added Celine Dion
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Blow Me (One Last Kiss) is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Break Up Songs of All Time
Pammy Mcc added P!nk
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Beyoncé Knowles
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Tom Islava added Rufus Wainwright
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You Keep Me Hangin' On is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Break Up Songs of All Time
MatthewHowell added The Supremes
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