Top Ten Worst Songs to Hear After a Breakup

Britgirl
You've broken up. Both gone separate ways and for a little while you feel numb then you think you can cope - that is...until a particular song plays on the radio and all your hard work of trying to forget is undone. Which songs breaks your heart all over again?

The Top Ten

1 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

Although Dolly Parton's version is a real heart-stabber. She whispers a lot and her voice holds so much more emotion than Whitney Houston's. - Britgirl

I agree completely, Beege . After all, Dolly wrote it, and she wrote it to be sung the way she sang it. At risk of angering Whitney fans, while she had a great instrument, she never learned, in my opinion, to use it with finesse. That's most apparent in her rendition of this otherwise beautiful song. Let the tomatoes fly, I'll just make salsa:).

2 How Am I Supposed to Live Without You - Michael Bolton
3 Separate Lives - Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin

Even now, as I type this, my heart aches. The lyrics are a killer. - Britgirl

4 Miss You Like Crazy - Natalie Cole
5 Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
6 The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
7 Nothing's the Same - Gary Moore

"Nothing's the same without you. Another day goes passing by, I sit alone and wonder why. Sometimes it's hard, but I will try to live my life without you." - Metal_Treasure

8 Still Loving You - Scorpions
9 No Time - The Guess Who
10 Dreaming (Tell Me) - Yngwie

The Contenders

11 It's Too Late - Carole King
12 Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
13 Love Conquers All - Deep Purple
14 Can We Still Be Friends - Todd Rundgren
15 Where Do Broken Hearts Go - Whitney Houston

To be honest, when I broke up with my girlfriend back in grade 9, turned on the radio and this song played. - Mumbizz01

16 Still Got the Blues - Gary Moore

"So long, it was so long ago but I've still got the blues for you. So many years since I've seen your face, here in my heart there's an empty space where you used to be". - Metal_Treasure

Oh...I knew I shouldn't have made this list... - Britgirl

17 Superstar - Rita Coolidge
18 Heaven - Bryan Adams
19 I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner

This is a great List and This song by Foreigner is a great song but bad to hear after a break up! - Curti2594

I really wanted to add this, but I was afraid if it wasn't a heartbreak song. - Swellow

This song has claimed so many of my tears. - Britgirl

20 Promise - Kid Ink
21 Helpless - Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and the Band
22 Empty Rooms - Gary Moore

"You tell yourself that you'll be strong but your heart tells you this time you're wrong. You hope that she will change her mind but the days drift on and on... Empty rooms
where we learn to live without love." - Metal_Treasure

23 Greatness - Mark Steele
24 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You - Glenn Medeiros
25 Boom Clap - Charli XCX
26 We are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
27 Bubble Butt - Major Lazer
28 Can't Let You Go - Rainbow

This just sums it up: "I can't let you go even though it's over. I just can't let you go". - Metal_Treasure

MT, simple lyrics. And you're absolutely right. Those words just say so much. They say everything. - Britgirl

29 Cup of Coffee - Garbage
30 Home - Michael Bublé
31 A Tale That Wasn't Right - Helloween

"I really hate to pay this toll, should be strong, young and bold but the only thing I feel is pain. It's alright, we'll stay friends, trustin' in my confidence, and let's say it's just alright you won't sleep alone tonight". - Metal_Treasure

32 Self Control - Laura Branigan

The way Laura sings this is so heartwarming. - Swellow

33 It Makes No Difference - The Band
34 Baby - Justin Bieber

If this reminds you of your ex you officially have cause to celebrate the breakup. - Entranced98

35 What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin

Thank you to whoever added this. I was going to but then... - Britgirl

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36 Crazy - Patsy Cline
37 Love Has No Pride-Bonnie Raitt

First time Bonnie Raitt has been added to any of my music lists. Thank you. Just listened to it. Oh my god... :'(. - Britgirl

38 I've Got Tears in My Ears - Homer and Jethro

I had to give this a listen, V :) the lyrics get my heart but the music makes me smile. I like it! :). - Britgirl

39 Guilty - Bonnie Raitt
40 Anna - The Beatles
41 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
42 Heart Turns to Stone - Foreigner
43 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
44 If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot

Had to add this, Beege , cause I think it's one of the most hauntingly heartbreaking heartbreak songs I've ever heard, even forty-six years later.

45 Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx

"Oceans apart, day after day..." :'( - Britgirl

46 The Reason - Hoobastank
47 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

"I'm just another heart in need of rescue / waitin' on love's sweet charity." - Britgirl

48 When Love and Hate Collide - Def Leppard
49 Cryin' - Aerosmith
50 Patience - Guns N' Roses
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Top Remixes (4)

1. The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
2. No Time - The Guess Who
3. It's Too Late - Carole King
Billyv
1. Separate Lives - Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
2. How Am I Supposed to Live Without You - Michael Bolton
3. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Britgirl
1. Nothing's the Same - Gary Moore
2. Still Loving You - Scorpions
3. Dreaming (Tell Me) - Yngwie
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