top 29 break-up songs

The bad break-up. We’ve all been there. And whether the end of a romantic era makes you turn to the punching bag or a bottomless tub of ice cream, chances are there is also an awesome (or awesomely bad — we don’t judge) break-up song that will help ease the pain.

In case you’re still searching for the right tune to cure your post-relationship blues (and crying in your car to a Taylor Swift CD isn’t cutting it…) we’ve compiled a list of the best heartache hits into the ultimate break-up playlist for your wallowing pleasure. So grab some tissues, crank it up, and belt it out.

Subscribe to or stream our playlist on Spotify — or play your favorite on repeat below.

1. End of the Road – Boyz II Men

2. Roar – Katy Perry

3.  Marvin’s Room – Drake

4. Rolling in the Deep – Adele

5. Irreplaceable – Beyoncé

6.  You Oughta Know – Alanis Morrisette

7. Not Crying – Flight of the Conchords

8. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood

9. I Can’t Make You Love Me / Nick of Time – Bon Iver

10. Roses – Outkast

11. Love Lockdown – Kanye West

12. Come & Get It – Selena Gomez

13. Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake

14. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

15. Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye & Kimbra

16. Love The Way You Lie (Part II) – Rihanna & Eminem

17. Dancing on My Own – Robyn

18. When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

19. Forget Her – Jeff Buckley

20. If You’re Gone – Matchbox Twenty

21. Breakeven (Falling to Pieces) – The Script

22. Tainted Love – Soft Cell

23. Loving You is Killing Me – Aloe Blacc

24. Gone – N Sync

25.  Hate (I Really Don’t Like You) – Plain White T’s

26. Apologize – Timbaland & OneRepublic

27. Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations

28. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong – Spin Doctors

29. Love Stinks – J. Geils Band