Top Ten Best Bands to Listen to After a Breakup

I think we can all agree that breakups suck, and getting through them can be very trying. Thankfully, there are more than a few bands out there to help us along.

The Top Ten

1 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.

Couldn't agree more. This band is all I've been listening to after being dumped a few weeks ago. So relatable. Everything from the lyrics to the sound in Adam Gontiers voice. Never knew how much this band could help you through a break up til recently.

Three Days Grace seems more worthy of first place to me. For one let me name some TDG breakup songs: I Hate Everything About You, Gone Forever, Bitter Taste, Over and Over, On My Own, Let It Die, Last to Know, Wake Up, Someone Who Cares, etc. I like Staind but when it comes to rock break up songs is theThree Days Grace king of modern rock break up songs. - BoredJeff02

Well 3DG isn't really broken, if give the new singer a chance he's not bad at all. Human was a test of what they could do.

2 Staind Staind Staind was a heavy metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. more.

Staind are very good at writing about the pain of life in general, which of course includes relationships. My personal favorites are Right Here, Tangled Up In You, and while they aren't necessarily breakup songs, you can never go wrong with Mudshovel or Raw. - AngryByrd

3 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin is a American post-grunge/alternative metal band formed in 1998. The bands members all changed in the time between 2010 to 2014, with the exception of Ben Burnley (Vocals). The Ex-Members included Chad Szeliga (Drums), Aaron Fink (Guitar) and Mark Klepaspi (Bass). more.

Just ask songs like Breath, Skin, Crawl, and my personal favorite, Simple Design. - AngryByrd

Breaking Benjamin has helped me through hard times.

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4 Red Red Red is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002. The band's lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong.

Talk about a band that can cover some serious relational pain. I would personally reccomend Lie To Me (Denial), or if you're feeling a bit angry, If We Only and Damage are perfect. - AngryByrd

5 Bullet For My Valentine Bullet For My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore band from Bridgend, formed in 1998 . The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; more.

I think the name of the band alone is enough to justify this one. - AngryByrd

6 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

OK, so if you have never listened to any of Linkin Park's songs, let me tell you this: there is a lot of screaming. Like, a lot. From what I think, their song "A Place For My Head" probably has the most. Also, their songs are usually VERY DARK. For example, here is part of their song "Crawling": By the way, they're screaming during this part.

Crawling in my skin
These wounds, they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real

And yes, I typed that from memory.

Just so you know, I'm not saying that Linkin Park is a bad band, they're actually really awesome! I'm surprised they're not is the top 10. - Zombi47

One of the greatest bands ever. Disagree? Then go die in a whole.

Breakups Suck.You know what Sucks even more? LOVE,


7 Adema Adema Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members lead vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls.

Adema have a lot of songs about relationships. In fact, nearly every song by these guys about some form of anger because of a relationship. It can get a bit annoying at times, but it works magic when you need something relatable. - AngryByrd

8 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

Good for anything, and they have very good emotional songs dealing with a different sort of break up... the Rev dying. This makes them a great choice for dealing with break ups. Just listen to "So Far Away" if you're sad or "Little Piece of Heaven" if you're on the angrier side of things. - Koby_02

If you wanna get pissed off sure

9 Sevendust Sevendust Sevendust is an American heavy metal quintet from Atlanta, dating back to 1994. more.

Songs like Crucified and Trust are perfect for a breakup, and Lajon's vocals definitely add to the effect. - AngryByrd

10 Stabbing Westward

The Contenders

11 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
12 Daughtry Daughtry Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006.

Daughtry has some great breakup-songs (ex. Over You).

13 Katatonia Katatonia Katatonia is a Swedish metal band formed in Stockholm in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström. The band has released nine studio albums spanning the course of three decades, and their tenth studio album, The Fall of Hearts was released on May 20, 2016.

For the almost all of you who have never heard of these guys, Katatonia are a band from Sweden that originated as a doom metal band, but have since become more of a gothic rock act. Lyricist Jonas Renkse certainly knows how to write a good breakup song, as evidenced by songs like Ghost of the Sun, My Twin, and For My Demons. Definitely go check these guys out if you haven't already. - AngryByrd

14 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They more.
15 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.
16 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.
17 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois . The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren . They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .
18 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

I dunno, kind of relaxes me to listen to. - PugLlama

19 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.
20 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

This really is not the best band for after beak ups. Just my opinion.

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