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The 9 Best Songs About Heartbreak

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 20 September 2018 at 18.28

Whether you need to wallow in it, push through it, or get angry- there's a song for that.

If there's one thing that's universal, it's heartbreak. Whether you cause it, experience it, live with it... Sometimes the best way to deal with it is to push through. So here are nine songs that perfectly capture heartbreak. Not from personal experience. 

09. 'I DON'T LOVE YOU' - MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
It's that moment where you're basically begging the person to admit that they've fallen out of love with you. To just openly admit that everything changed. Sometimes to get closure you need to be confronted by cold, hard truth.

08. 'YOU'RE SO LAST SUMMER' - TAKING BACK SUNDAY
This one captures that awful moment where you realise that someone doesn't actually love you anymore, even if you love them. It cuts to the core, especially with the lyrics "you could slit my throat, and with my one last gasping breath I'd apologize for bleeding on your shirt"

07. 'ALL THAT I'VE GOT' - THE USED
Sometimes it's just enough to tell yourself that you'll be fine. Because one day you will be.

05. 'IF IT MEANS A LOT TO YOU' - A DAY TO REMEMBER
This might technically be pre-heartbreak. Watching the person that you love slipping away, and not because either of you wants it to happen. It's tragic. 

04. 'GIVES YOU HELL' - THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS
Sometimes heartbreak doesn't manifest as sadness. Sometimes you're absolutely LIVID. Set their mailbox on fire FURIOUS. And there's a song for that. 

03. 'CRICKETS' - CREEPER
This ballad is just all about watching the person that you love, love someone else. Worst feeling in the world. There's nothing quite like watching the person you're in love with, falling in love with another person. Pass the Ben & Jerry's. 

02. 'WE NEED TO TALK' - WATERPARKS
Waterparks didn't need to go as hard as they did here. It captures that feeling of confusion, wondering where everything went wrong. Wondering what you did wrong. Wondering why they fell out of love with you. 

01. 'MISERABLE AT BEST' - MAYDAY PARADE
There had to be a number one, and this just happens to be the best song at capturing heartbreak. Full disclosure, this isn't the saddest song by Mayday Parade (that crown firmly belongs to 'Terrible Things') but this deals with the subject of heartbreak like no other song has ever come close to. It's that moment of realisation that while the world will continue spinning without them, your world won't. Pass the tissues.

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