40 Best Break Up Songs of All Time – Sad Playlist for Your Broken Heart

As the king of breakup songs—Drake, obviously—once said, the end of a relationship can feel like your heart is being run over by someone “drinking and driving in an eighteen-wheeler.” Enter the classic solution: Ben & Jerry’s, near-constant sleep, and a really great playlist of really weepy music.

Here’s ours:

1. “Arm’s Length” – Kacy Hill

2. “Nothing, Not Nearly” – Laura Marling

3. “Love That’s Gone” – La Sera

4. “To Be Without You” – Ryan Adams

5. “Loud Places” – Jamie xx, Romy

6. ” Little Bubble” – Dirty Projectors

7. “Ivy” – Frank Ocean

8. “Gemini Feed” – Banks

9. “Anymore” – Ella Mai

10. “Walk on By – St. Etienne Remix” – El Perro del Mar

11. “I Want a Pair of Cowboy Boots” – Jens Lekman

12. “Too Little Too Late” – Department of Eagles

13. “Glass” – Ingrid Michaelson

14. “Bullet” – Chelsea Lankes

15. “Alaska” – Maggie Rogers

16. “F.U.” – Little Mix

17. “All to Myself” – Amber Coffman

18. “Yes I’m Changing” – Tame Impala

19. “Fables” – The Dodos

20. “I Was a Fool” – Tegan and Sara

21. “I Don’t Recall” – Lavender Diamond

22. “Without You” – Tobias Jesso Jr.

23. “Dreams” – Fleetwood Mac

24. “All I Ask” – Adele

25. “We Don’t Talk Anymore” – Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez

26. “The Worst” – Jhene Aiko

27. “Let It Die” – Feist

28. “Heartstrings” – Leighton Meester

29. “Chances” – The Strokes

30. “Sweet November” – SZA

31. “Other People” – Beach House

32. “Just Like a Dream” – Lykke Li

33. “Lovers in the Parking Lot” – Solange

34. “From Time” – Drake feat. Jhene Aiko

35. “Oh Maker” – Janelle Monáe

36. “Keep It to Yourself” – Kacey Musgraves

37. “Get Myself Together” – Robyn

38. “Me, Myself and I” – Beyoncé

39. “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor

40. “Myth” – Beach House

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