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The Best Songs About Divorce 

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Updated March 7, 2020 972 votes 351 voters 35k views 91 items

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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Stay Together for the Ch... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce
jkpartin added Blink-182
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When You Love Someone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce
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Bob Dylan
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Dave Mason
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Kelly Clarkson
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Leavin' the Land of the ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce
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Zac Brown Band
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Bruce Springsteen
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The Rolling Stones
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Bob Dylan
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REO Speedwagon
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Sarah McLachlan
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Rosanne Cash
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Fortress Around Your Hea... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce
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Foo Fighters
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BillGallinger added Fifth Dimension
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Commodores
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Phil Collins
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Eric Clapton
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I Can't Live With You is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Divorce