Whether you're a dumpee, a dumper, or just in the mood to listen to some sad songs, you've come to the right place. Here are 21 of the best heartbreak songs of our generation:
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1. "Liability" by Lorde
Best lyric: The truth is I am a toy that people enjoy
'Til all of the tricks don't work anymore
And then they are bored of me
2. "Never on the Day You Leave" by John Mayer
Best lyric: Love grows in the time it's been
Since you last held her hand
She'll fight for you like hell
Then force herself to like some other man
3. "Sunburn" by Ed Sheeran
Best lyric: You’re not her
Though I try to see you differently
I tow the line
You see, I’m searching for what used to be mine
4. "Fix You" by Coldplay
Best lyric: And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?
5. "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol
Best lyric: Those three words
Are said too much
They're not enough
6. "Make You Feel My Love" by Adele
Best lyric: I know you haven't made your mind up yet
But I will never do you wrong
I've known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong
7. "Amnesia" by 5 Seconds of Summer
Best lyric: It's like we never happened, was it just a lie?
If what we had was real, how could you be fine?
'Cause I'm not fine at all
8. "Skinny Love" by Birdy
Best lyric: Now all your love is wasted?
Then who the hell was I?
Now I'm breaking at the bridges
And at the end of all your lines
9. "Happier" by Ed Sheeran
Best lyric: Ain't nobody hurt you like I hurt you
But ain't nobody loves you like I do
Promise that I will not take it personal baby
If you're moving on with someone new
10. "Sorry" by Halsey
Best lyric: I've missed your calls for months it seems
Don't realize how mean I can be
'Cause I can sometimes treat the people
That I love like jewelry
'Cause I can change my mind each day
I didn't mean to try you on
But I still know your birthday
And your mother's favorite song
11. "A Drop in the Ocean" by Ron Pope
Best lyric: A drop in the ocean
A change in the weather
I was praying that you and me might end up together
It's like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert
12. "Here Without You" by 3 Doors Down
Best lyric: But you're still with me in my dreams
And tonight, girl, it's only you and me
13. "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" by John Mayer
Best lyric: I was the one you always dreamed of
You were the one I tried to draw
How dare you say it's nothing to me
Baby, you're the only light I ever saw
14. "What Hurts the Most" by Rascal Flatts
Best lyric: Getting up, getting dressed, livin’ with this regret
But I know if I could do it over
I would trade give away all the words that I saved in my heart
That I left unspoken
15. "Writer in the Dark" by Lorde
Best lyric: Break the news, you're walking out
To be a good man for someone else
Sorry I was never good like you
Stood on my chest and kept me down
Hated hearing my name on the lips of a crowd
Did my best to exist just for you
16. "All Too Well" by Taylor Swift
Best lyric: Time won't fly, it's like I'm paralyzed by it
I'd like to be my old self again, but I'm still trying to find it
After plaid shirt days and nights when you made me your own
Now you mail back my things and I walk home alone
17. "Not About Angels" by Birdy
Best lyric: We know full well there's just time
So is it wrong to toss this line?
If your heart was full of love
Could you give it up?
18. "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith
Best lyric: Why am I so emotional?
No, it's 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
19. "Say Something" by A Great Big World
Best lyric: And I will swallow my pride
You're the one that I love
And I'm saying goodbye
20. "Jealous" by Labrinth
Best lyric: I'm jealous of the wind
That ripples through your clothes
It's closer than your shadow
Oh, I'm jealous of the wind
21. "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" by The Script
Best lyric: Policeman says, "Son, you can't stay here."
I said, "There's someone I'm waiting for if it's a day, a month, a year.
Gotta stand my ground even if it rains or snows.
If she changes her mind this is the first place she will go."