36 Sad Songs for Breakups

Dealing with heartbreak can be a difficult emotion to overcome. Sometimes the right type of music can help us carry through our emotions and recover faster. Here is a look at some sad songs for breakups that will help to remind you of the good times to come.

Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
Apologize – Timbaland feat. OneRepublic
Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie
Burn – Usher
Careless Whisper – Wham! Feat. George Michael
Caroline, No – The Beach Boys
Cathy’s Clown – The Everly Brothers
Crying – Roy Orbison
End Of The Road – Boyz II Men
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Foolish – Ashanti
Foolish Games – Jewel
I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
Irreplaceable – Beyonce
It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
Lost Cause – Beck
Love Is Stronger Than Pride – Sade
Love Takes Time – Mariah Carey
Love The Way You Lie – Eminem feat. Rihanna
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Nobody Knows – The Tony Rich Project
Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor
Pictures of You – The Cure
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – The Platters
The Sign – Ace Of Base
Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton
We Belong Together – Mariah Carey
You Left Me Standing In the Doorway – Bob Dylan
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon

Psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey shares some insight into the psychology behind breaking up and how to overcome the challenges that follow.