Music that speaks to our souls is one of the best cures for heartbreak.
According to Spotify, there are over half a million breakup-themed playlists on the platform alone and songs like Beyoncé‘s “Irreplaceable,” Adele‘s “Someone Like You” and Kelly Clarkson‘s “Since U Been Gone” remain the top three most popular additions to breakup-themed playlists.
We've rounded up 16 of the most popular breakup songs, according to Spotify. Here's to moving on!
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“Call Out My Name,” The Weeknd
“I almost cut a piece of myself for your life / Guess I was just another pit stop”
“Stay,” Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko
“The reason I hold on / ’cause I need this hole gone / Funny you’re the broken one / but I’m the only one who needed saving”
“Love Yourself,” Justin Bieber
“And now I know, I’m better sleeping on my own.”
“Ain’t No Sunshine,” Bill Withers
"Wonder this time where she's gone / Wonder if she's gone to stay / Ain't no sunshine when she's gone"
“Someone Like You,” Adele
“Never mind, I’ll find someone like you”
“Back to Black,” Amy Winehouse
“We only said goodbye with words / I died a hundred times”
“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith
"Why am I so emotional / This is not a good look, gain some self-control / And deep down I know this never works / But you can lay with me so it doesn't hurt"
“To the left, to the left / everything you own in a box to the left”
“Happier,” Ed Sheeran
“Ain’t nobody hurt you like I hurt you / but ain’t nobody need you like I do”
“Fix You,” Coldplay
“When you try your best, but you don’t succeed / When you get what you want, but not what you need / When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep / Stuck in reverse… When you love someone but it goes to waste / Could it be worse?”
“What About Us,” P!nk
“What about love? What about trust? What about us?”
“Since U Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson
"But since you been gone / I can breathe for the first time"
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift
“You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me, but we / are never ever ever getting back together.”
“New Rules,” Dua Lipa
“One, don’t pick up the phone / he’s only calling cause he’s drunk and alone.”
“Survivor,” Destiny’s Child
“Now that you’re out of my life, I’m so much better / You thought that I’d be weak without you, but I’m stronger / You thought that I’d be broke without you, but I’m richer / You thought that I’d be sad without you, I laugh harder.”
“Dancing On My Own,” Robyn
“Somebody said you got a new friend. Does she love you better than I can?”