Music The Best Songs About Divorce  

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List Rules Songs with "divorce" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about getting divorced as a subject.

Divorce songs are almost always sad, as they represent the end of a once loving marriage. This is a ranked list of all songs about divorce, as voted on by music fans like you. In today's world over half of couples that get married end up divorced, so it's not surprising that there's a lot of powerful music that touches on the subject. Some of the songs included below may have the word "divorce" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about getting divorced as a subject or theme. These songs are sung by both men and women, so you get the perspective of both the husband and the wife in these martial separation songs.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the marital problems or divorce 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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Leavin' the Land of the Broken... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce

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Brilliant Disguise Bruce Springsteen

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Highway 20 Ride Zac Brown Band

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Tangled Up in Blue Bob Dylan

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Stay Together for the Children is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce
jkpartin added Stay Together for the Children Blink-182

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She's Waiting Eric Clapton

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Kate Kavanagh added D-I-V-O-R-C-E Tammy Wynette

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Because Of You Kelly Clarkson

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Miss You The Rolling Stones

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Tell Me Why The Beatles

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U Want Me 2 Sarah McLachlan

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Made of Money Adam Ant

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I Can't Live With You is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce

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We Just Disagree Dave Mason

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Seven Year Ache Rosanne Cash

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Idiot Wind Bob Dylan

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Still Commodores

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Walk the Moon Anna Sun

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If Leaving Me Is Easy Phil Collins

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Old Love Eric Clapton

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BillGallinger added One Less Bell to Answer Fifth Dimension

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Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon

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BillGallinger added A Good Year for the Roses Elvis Costello & The Attractions

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Too Hurt to Dance is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce

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Too Hot Kool & the Gang

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Nobody Wins Radney Foster

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Monkey Wrench Foo Fighters

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Landed Ben Folds

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Hearts and Bones Paul Simon

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Bump in the Road Oleta Adams

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Fortress Around Your Heart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce

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Come Into My World Amy Grant

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Love for a Child Jason Mraz

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Conversation 16 The National

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Poison & Wine The Civil Wars

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House of Cards Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Wonderful Everclear

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Waterlow Mott the Hoople

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You Got No Right Velvet Revolver

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Papers Usher

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Trying Lifehouse

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The Good Wife Jane Wiedlin

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She Loves Me Not Papa Roach