Songs about heartbreak exist in every possible genre. As a matter of fact, without songs about heartbreak, certain genres like country and R&B wouldn't even exist. There are few things pretty much universal in the world: life, death and heartbreak. Everyone has to go through these three things at some point in life. There should be no surprise why so many songs about heartbreak exist.
- "My Immortal" from the album album "Fallen" by Evanescence Talk about a truly sad song. This song could bring the most stoic man to tears. The lyrics are so piercing and they're sung with such power that you can't help but feel the pain in every word. From the first words, "I'm so tired of being here, suppressed by all my childish fears / If you have to leave, I wish that you would just leave 'cause your presence just lingers here" you know you're going on an emotional rollercoaster.
- "Fade Away" from the album "Growing Pains" by Mary J. Blige She is the queen of songs about heartbreak. While 100 people would have a hundred different choices pertaining to her best songs about heartbreak, "Fade Away" makes the top of the list because you can groove to the beat, even if the lyrics are quite depressing. "It's starting to rain again / No more sun / It's starting to rain again / What have I done?"
- "I Hate Everything About You" from the album "Three Days Grace" by Three Days Grace Yeah, the title alone is enough to know what the song is about. There's no allusions. This incredibly dark song about heartbreak can put the sunniest person in a crap mood. With lyrics like "I hate everything about you / Why do I love you?" you can easily understand why.
- "I Fall to Pieces" from the album "Patsy Cline: Greatest Hits" by Patsy Cline This is probably the saddest country song in the history of sad country songs. "You want me to act like we've never kissed / You want me to forget, pretend we've never met / And I've tried and I've tried, but I haven't yet / You walk by and I fall to pieces." It'll make you think twice about that girl you won't call back, won't it?
- "Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday" from the album "My Cherie Amore" by Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder has the ability to control how his listeners feel. Listen to a joyful jam by the master and you'll have a great day. Listen to this particular song about heartbreak and… "when I recall what we had, I feel lost / I feel sad with nothing but / The memory of yester love and / Now it seems those yester dreams / Were just a cruel / And foolish game we had to play," get your tissue out.