The Best Breakup Songs to Heal Heartbreak
If you've ever been through a breakup, you probably know from personal experience how essential sad breakup songs (and angry breakup songs and empowering breakup songs) are to the healing process.
That's true whether you were the breakup-er or the breakup-ee; whether it feels like your entire world is ending, or you feel freed. Because while there are many different ways to handle a breakup, depending on the situation, one truth remains: music makes it all better. In fact, we'd argue that the most effective way to heal a broken heart is by listening to the best breakup songs out there.
And there are plenty to choose from. While the love-ballad genre gets a lot of attention, when you move past the makeout songs and songs about soulmates, and enter the powerful and always-welcoming world of breakup songs, you begin to realize how much variety there really is. From sad breakup songs lamenting lost love to angry breakup songs that will inspire you to block your ex's number to country breakup songs that will make you want to dig those cowboy boots you impulse-bought out of the closet, there is a song out there for you. There are even potential breakup songs you can cue up when you suspect your bestie is on the verge of a split.
So grab some tissues, and crank up the volume. These tunes are everything you need to deal with the aftermath of a split.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes and Charlotte Kho