10 Best Break Up Songs Ever

You and the rest of the adult world have moaned, laughed or cried with several of the 10 best break up songs ever at one time or another.  Sometimes you are sad and the artist croons a sad song for you, expressing your exact feelings.  Sometimes you are pissed off and, wow, the artist belts out just the right words.  Other times, you are so done with the situation and the artist happily sings the right melody. 

  1. "No, Woman No Cry" by Bob Marley. Only the quintessential Bob could break up with a woman and make her feel valued at the same time. "No, Woman No Cry, cause everything gon' be all right." For kicking her to the curb and making her feel all right, Bob Marley’s "No, Woman No Cry" earns top billing on the list of best break up songs ever.  
  2. "Nobody Knows" by Tony Rich Project. There are several break up songs with the title Nobody Knows, but nobody does it quite like Tony Rich. The song is raw, and since Bob took the number one spot,"Nobody Knows" had to take the number two spot on the list of best break up songs ever. In an interview with Clayton Perry, Tony Rich says, “…my records are inspired from real-life experience” and you get the feeling, he lived this one.  
  3. "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor. Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" empowers women; but, men, admit it, you prefer Cake’s rendition better. Cake changed one word, and somehow, the song took on a stronger meaning.  
  4. "These Boots are Made for Walking" by Nancy Sinatra. For walking you out of your misery, "These Boots are Made for Walking" earns a spot on the top ten break up songs list. Jessica Simpson also performed her version of These Boots. For some reason, both versions bring on the giggles.  
  5. "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" by Bryan Adams. Released in 1995, "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman" remained number one in the U. S. for five weeks. The song is deep but depressing! Love a woman that deeply and now it’s over… So much for your unborn children in her eyes.  
  6. "Lonely is the Night" by Air Supply. Who has not done it? Stay up all night undoing the break up, spend all day pretending you don’t care. For daring to admit the truth, "Lonely is the Night" makes it on to the  best break up songs ever list.  
  7. "All Out of Love" by Air Supply. Air Supply seems to have a knack for belting out the sappy, sad, beautiful songs. "All Out of Love" breathes sadness — and beauty.  
  8. "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi's fist number one hit, "You Give Love a Bad Name" is from the Album Slippery When Wet. If you are singing this song, you are neither sad nor angry. You recognize the truth that your ex “just ain right” and you're not even mad.  
  9. "F.O.D" by Green Day. Suffice it to say that if you play F.O.D. nice and loud, you will get your adrenaline going. You will then be quite ready to break it off with the good for nothing so and so. For telling just like you feel it, F.O.D is on the list of the best break up songs ever.  
  10. "Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles. "Hit the Road Jack" sits at the bottom of the top ten break up songs list, not because it came in last, but because Ray Charles can sit in the last spot and still be number one. "Hit the Road Jack" is the happiest and best break up song ever. Play this song and you might feel a bit guilty for feeling so good about breaking up.
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