10 Best Breaking Up Songs
If you are suffering from heartache, you need to add some of the 10 best breaking up songs to your playlist. Most people think of angry female artists when they think of break up music, but the death of a relationship is also a very popular topic for male artists. So grab a beer (and maybe a box of tissues) and get ready to get over that ex with some good music.
- “I Hate Everything About You” (2003) Three Days Grace Are you in a relationship where you both love and hate the woman? Is it on again and off again so fast that it makes your head spin. If you seem to break up more than you seem to go out, this song is for you.
- “Go Your Own Way” (1977) by Fleetwood Mac It is reported that Lindsey Buckingham wrote this song about Stevie Nicks. It is a message from Buckingham blaming the break up on Nicks cheating on him. Nicks denies ever cheating.
- “Better Than Me” (2005) by Hinder Have you recently broken up with a woman because you treated her so bad that it stared to get to you? You have something in common with Mark King of Hinder then.
- “Hurt” (1994) by Nine Inch Nails The bands front man Trent Reznor wrote this song after finding that the house he rented belonged to Sharon Tate, who was part of the Manson murders. This song is a very personal one to Reznor and frequently he closes their shows with it In 2002 Johnny Cash covered the song, which offended Reznor until he heard Cash’s version.
- “(I Just) Died in Your Arms” (1986) by Cutting Crew Lead singer, Nick Van Eede, has confirmed that this song was actually written about his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his daughter. It topped the charts at number 1 and is still popular today. The song has been sampled by numerous R&B and rap artist over the years. Jay-z also covered the song.
- “No Woman, No Cry” (1975) by Bob Marley & The Wailers This is a very calming song that actually wasn’t meant to be a breakup song like so many people consider it. The Original title was “No, woman, Nuh cry”. In Jamaican nuh means don’t. Marley had intended it to mean him telling a woman in his life not to cry about the condition they lived in. The no was added for his American audience and many people then took it was him saying he wouldn’t cry over the lose of his woman.
- “Back Off Bitch” (1991) by Guns N’ Roses This is the ultimate “It was all her fault” break up song. The lyrics are so harsh that even hardened rock fans might blush. The song evokes a very primal reaction in listeners.
- “Always On My Mind” (1982) by Willie Nelson Did you treat an ex-lover wrong an now can’t get her out of your thoughts? Then this song is for you. It was originally written by Brenda Lee in 1971. The song has also been covered by Elvis Presley and the Pet Shop Boys. Nelson’s version was the most popular topping the charts at number five.
- “Broken” (2004) by Seether This is a very popular break up song but Shaun Morgan, lead singer for Seether, didn’t actually write it about the lost of a girl friend. Morgan wrote this song when he had to leave his daughter to go one tour. Later a second version of the song was recorded with Evanescence. At the time Morgan was dating the lead singer of Evanescence, Amy Lee.
- “No Hard Feelings” (2005) by Bloodhound Gang One of the most controversial songs ever written. Jimmy Pop wrote this song based off of a break up with a girl friend. Other songs were also inspired by the same woman such as: "Kiss Me Where It Smells Funny", "One Fierce Beer Coaster" and "Three Point One Four". There is no denying the anger in this song with such lyrics (that earned the group a lot of bad press) as "missing you like a hijacked flight on September 11th."