Top 35 Sad Heartbreak Songs Playlist

Heartbreaks are not easy. Grab some tissues and listen to best songs about broken hearts.

Heartbreaks and breakups are earth shattering and painfully hard for anyone and especially for the person on the receiving end. Sometimes it feels like your heart has been ripped out of your chest or split in two. The days seem excruciatingly long and you can't help but to review, agonize and carefully disect everything that happened leading up to the painful breakup. But everyone, everyone goes through it. This certainly does not make it any easier. However, thankfully we have many very talented musicians and song writers that have poured their hearts out into their work. We are fortunate that because of them, there's a wealth of music that comes from their sadness. Whether you're looking to identify with others who have been there, prefer this kind of music as an anti-Valentine's day alternative to the tracks circulating this time of year, or you're just curious about this kind of music, we have done the search for you. Here are the top 35 songs about love gone bad.

For more sad music, take a look at the top 40 saddest songs of all time.

Tired of all this sad music? Don't forget to check out these songs that will make you happy.

35

Avril Lavigne - When You're Gone

Moment your heart will break:

All I ever wanted was for you to know
Everything I'd do, I'd give my heart and soul
I can hardly breathe I need to feel you here with me, yeah

34

3 doors down - Here Without you

Moment your heart will break:

A hundred days have made me older
Since the last time that I saw your pretty face
A thousand lies have made me colder
And I don't think I can look at this the same 

33

Fort Minor - Where'd You Go?

Moment your heart will break:

Where'd you go?
I miss you so
Seems like it's been forever
That you've been gone

32

Michael Bolton - how am i supposed to live without you?

Moment your heart will break:

I didn't come here for cryin' 
Didn't come here to breakdown
It's just a dream of mine is coming to an end

31

Natalie imbruglia - Torn

Moment your heart will break:

Nothing's fine, I'm torn
I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor

30

GOTYE - somebody that I used to know

Moment your heart will break:

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and I feel so rough

29

No Doubt - Don't speak

Moment your heart will break:

Don't speak 
I know what you're thinking 
I don't need your reasons 
Don't tell me cause it hurts

Keep reading for more heartbreaking songs.

28

Mario - how do i breathe?

Moment your heart will break:

How will I see
When your love brought me to the light?

27

Slipknot - Snuff

Moment your heart will break:

I only wish you weren't my friend  
Then I could hurt you in the end
I never claimed to be a saint
Ooh, my own was banished long ago
It took the death of hope to let you go 

26

pat benatar - Love is a battlefield

Moment your heart will break:

You're making me to go, you're begging me stay
Why do you hurt me so bad?
It would help me to know
Do I stand in your way, or am I the best thing you've had?

25

Justin Timberlake - Cry me a River

Moment your heart will break:

You don't have to say, what you did
I already know, I found out from him

 

24

Hank Williams - I'm so lonesome I could cry

Moment your heart will break:

Did you ever see a robin weep
When leaves began to die?
That means he's lost the will to live
I'm so lonesome I could cry

 

23

Toni Braxton - Unbreak my heart

Moment your heart will break:

Uncry these tears
I cried so many nights
Unbreak my heart, my heart

22

Jordin Sparks - No air

Moment your heart will break:

If I should die before I wake
It's 'cause you took my breath away
Losing you is like living in a world with no air

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21

Three Days Grace - Last to Know

Moment your heart will break:

And when she leaves you for dead
You'll be the last to know 

20

City And Colour - Love don't live here anymore (cover)

Moment your heart will break:

You've abandoned me
Love don't live here anymore
Just a vacancy

19

BeeGees - how can you mend a broken heart

Moment your heart will break:

How can you mend this broken man?
How can a loser ever win?
Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again

18

Christina Perri - Jar of hearts

Moment your heart will break:

And who do you think you are?
Runnin’ ’round leaving scars
Collecting a jar of hearts
Tearing love apart

17

Bruno Mars - grenade

Moment your heart will break:

I would go through all this pain
Take a bullet straight through my brain
Yes, I would die for you, baby
But you won't do the same

16

Rascal flatts - what hurts the most

Moment your heart will break:

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And havin' so much to say
And watchin' you walk away

15

Nazareth - Love Hurts

Moment your heart will break:

Love hurts, love scars, love wounds, and mars
Any heart not tough or strong enough
To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain

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14

Elvis Presley - Heartbreak hotel

Moment your heart will break:

I'll be so lonely, I could die

 

13

Blue October - Hate Me

Moment your heart will break:

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn’t do for you 

 

12

Brandy - have you ever?

Moment your heart will break:

Have you finally found the one you've given your heart to
Only to find that one won't give their heart to you

 

11

LeAnn Rimes - How do i live

Moment your heart will break:

How do I breathe without you? 

 

10

Kelly Clarkson - Because Of You

Moment your heart will break:

Because of you
I find it hard to trust
Not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you, I am afraid

 

9

The Script - Breakeven

Moment your heart will break:

What am I supposed to do when the best part of me was always you
And what am I supposed to say when I'm all choked up and you're ok
I'm falling to pieces

8

Evanescence - My Heart Is Broken

Moment your heart will break:

I close my eyes and drift away
Over the fear
That I will never find a way
To heal my soul
And I will wander until the end of time
Torn away from you

Keep reading for the most heartbreaking songs.

7

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black

Moment your heart will break:

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to
Black, black, black, black, black, black, black

6

The Beatles - Yesterday

Moment your heart will break:

Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday 

5

Roxette - it must have been love

Moment your heart will break:

Lay a whisper on my pillow
Leave the winter on the ground
I wake up lonely, there's air of silence 
In the bedroom and all around

 

4

Florence - heavy in your arms

Moment your heart will break:

I was a heavy heart to carry
My feet dragged across ground
And he took me to the river
Where he slowly let me drown

3

Pearl Jam - Black

Moment your heart will break:

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life,
I know you'll be a sun in somebody else's sky, but why
Why, why can't it be, can't it be mine?

2

Adele - rolling in the deep

Moment your heart will break:

Think of me in the depths of your despair
Make a home down there
As mine sure won't be shared

1

Bonnie Raitt - I can't make you love me

Moment your heart will break:

'Cause I can't make you love me
If you don't
You can't make your heart feel
Something it won't

 

BONUS: Want even more sulkling? Take a look at the top 40 saddest songs of all time.

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