The Best Heartbreak Songs For The End Of Valentine’s Season
Start writing a post

The Best Heartbreak Songs For The End Of Valentine’s Season

Grab a pint of ice cream from your local convenience store, get under the covers, plug in your headphones and prepare to cry.

The Best Heartbreak Songs For The End Of Valentine’s Season

February 14th has come and gone. The chocolates and stuffed bears are on clearance, the Instagram stories of loved ones have expired, and everything has returned to normalcy. But in the midst of the holiday, it's easy to be caught up on past relationships or reexamine the ones that you've been apart of. If you're feeling any of these confusing emotions, grab a pint of ice cream from your local convenience store, get under the covers, plug in your headphones and get ready to cry.

In My Veins by Andrew Belle

"Oh, you run away

Cause I am not what you found

Oh, you're in my veins

And I cannot get you out"

Feeling like you can't move on from someone? Andrew Belle's got you covered. The song is an observance of human nature in regards to heartbreak, noting that nothing stays the same, but it still doesn't make it hurt any less. There's even a sense of hope for the future-- but in the moment, it's easy to be consumed by this person.

What If by Rhys Lewis

"So what if, what if we'd held on for longer?

Or what if, what if breaking made us stronger?

Either way, I'm contemplating if there's a way to get you back

'Cause every day I'm tired of thinking what if, what if, what if, what if"

It's completely normal to rethink the relationship once you've left it. It often becomes romanticized in our heads, and we think of all that we could've done differently to make it work. Although most of the time, relationships end for a reason, this song is good for those moments of doubt.

Falling by Harry Styles

"What if I'm down? What if I'm out?

What if I'm someone you won't talk about?

I'm falling again, I'm falling again, I'm fallin'"

There are a handful of great songs from Harry Styles's new sophomore album, Fine Line, about a break-up, but this one just hits the hardest. Styles, in the agonized ballad, reflects on himself in terms of the relationship, wondering who he is without the person and who the person is without him. Every lyric hits home, and you are almost guaranteed to cry.

Sense by Tom Odell

"Hard to know, maybe if I skim the stone

Walk a different way back home, it would all make sense

Oh, shut my eyes, lose myself in teenage lies

If I fell in love a thousand times, would it all make sense?"

This song particularly hits hard because the raw emotions in Odell's voice and the honest lyrics are particularly touching. The song explores the lack of understanding that sometimes comes with a break-up. He doesn't understand why things ended, and why the good things in his life always go wrong.

Time Will Be The Healer by Glen Hansard

"One day when you're long past this you'll laugh about it

Sometimes you gotta be a river to go around it

Just put a little distance between your world and his

Time will be your best friend when it comes to this"

I couldn't talk about raw emotions without bringing up the king of it all. Glen Hansard's Time Will Be The Healer shows a more hopeful side to a heartbreak, acting as advice given to someone who is heartbroken. The song assures the listener that, over time, the hurt will heal-- which is something that a lot of us, in this kind of emotional state, need to hear.

Liability by Lorde

"They say, 'You're a little much for me, you're a liability

You're a little much for me'

So they pull back, make other plans

I understand, I'm a liability"

Lorde is arguably one of the best songwriters of our generation, and this song just exemplifies it. It is utterly heartbreaking, as she reflects on how every relationship she's in tends to fall apart and how she finds herself to blame in all of that. We always tend to think that a relationship ending has something to do with us, and Lorde perfectly captures that sentiment.

July by Noah Cyrus

"So tell me to leave,

I'll pack my bags, get on the road

Find someone that loves you

Better than I do, darling, I know

'Cause you remind me every day

I'm not enough, but I still stay"

You could not possibly have a heartbreak playlist without including this song. In this hit single, Cyrus sings about finally leaving a toxic relationship and the heartbreak that comes with it, even though she knows it wasn't good for her. It's extremely honest about the nature of toxic relationships, and how so often, you can get caught up in thinking that you deserve what's being given to you or that you're never going to find something better. The reality of this pain makes it hard to listen to this song without feeling something.

Belong by Cary Brothers

"Wake up lonely with you by my side

One more night it doesn't feel

There are movies playing in your eyes

You dream of our fortunes

But you're wrong

I don't belong to you"

This song takes on the unique perspective of still being in the relationship but knowing that it's wrong. Brothers justifies his staying in the relationship with how he used to be in love with her, even though he knows that he's tried everything to make it work. It's a sad image that he presents, where, after admitting his lack of feelings for the woman in his bed, he gets into bed next to her anyway.

It's always good to acknowledge your emotions and let yourself feel through the sadness, but it's also good to remember that the ending of relationships is part of life! If a relationship ended, it was most likely for a good reason and will open you to so many new opportunities.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Robert Bye on Unsplash

I live by New York City and I am so excited for all of the summer adventures.

Keep Reading... Show less

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.


The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments