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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Brilliant Disguise Bruce Springsteen

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Leavin' the Land of the Broken... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce

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Stay Together for the Children is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce
jkpartin added Stay Together for the Children Blink-182

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Tangled Up in Blue Bob Dylan

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Highway 20 Ride Zac Brown Band

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Miss You The Rolling Stones

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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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U Want Me 2 Sarah McLachlan

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Tell Me Why The Beatles

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We Just Disagree Dave Mason

The Best Songs With Divorce in the Title

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Made of Money Adam Ant

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Because Of You Kelly Clarkson

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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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I Can't Live With You is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce

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If Leaving Me Is Easy Phil Collins

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

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Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon

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Love for a Child Jason Mraz

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BillGallinger added One Less Bell to Answer Fifth Dimension

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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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Old Love Eric Clapton

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Too Hot Kool & the Gang

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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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Come Into My World Amy Grant

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Papers Usher

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Fortress Around Your Heart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce

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Nobody Wins Radney Foster

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House of Cards Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Wonderful Everclear

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Poison & Wine The Civil Wars

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Conversation 16 The National

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You Got No Right Velvet Revolver

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Waterlow Mott the Hoople

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The Good Wife Jane Wiedlin

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Love Is Pain Girls Aloud

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How Do You Love Someone Ashley Tisdale