Heartbreak Hits: Top 30 Breakup Songs
"Love The Way You Lie" (2010) Eminem feat. Rihanna
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "Just gonna stand there and watch me burn? / That's alright because I like the way it hurts / Just gonna stand there and hear me cry? That's alright because I love the way you lie."
"Cathy's Clown" (1960) The Everly Brothers
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "When you see me shed a tear and you know that it's sincere / Dont you think it's kinda sad that you're treating me so bad? / Or don't you even care?"
"Need You Now" (2009) Lady Antebellum
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "Another shot of whiskey can't stop looking at the door / wishing you'd come sweeping in the way you did before. / And I wonder if I ever cross your mind. / For me it happens all the time."
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (1958) The Platters
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: Now laughing friends deride / tears I can not hide / Oh, so I smile and say / When a lovely flame dies / smoke gets in your eyes."
"It Must Have Been Love" (1990) Roxette
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: It must have been love, but it's over now. / It must have been good, but I lost it somehow / It must have been love, but it's over now. / From the moment we touched till the time had run out."
"Love Takes Time" (1990) Mariah Carey
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "Couldn't see that I was blind to let you go? / I can't escape the pain inside / Cause love takes time / I don't wanna be here, I don't wanna be here alone."
"Big Girls Don't Cry" (1962) The 4 Seasons
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "(Silly girl) 'Shame on You, you're crying in bed? / (Silly girl) 'Shame on you, you told me lies!' Big girls do cry."
"Maggie May" (1971) Rod Stewart
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "I know I keep you amused but I feel I'm being used. / Oh Maggie, I couldn't have tried anymore. / You lured me away from home just to save you from being alone / You stole my heart and that's what really hurt."
"Careless Whisper" (1985) Wham! Feat. George Michael
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "I should have known better than to cheat a friend / and waste a chance that I've been given. / So I'm never gonna dance again / the way I danced with you."
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" (1983) Bonnie Tyler
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "Once upon a time I was falling in love. / Now I'm only falling apart. / There's nothing I can do / total eclipse of the heart."
"Irreplaceable" (2006) Beyonce
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "So since I'm not your everything (irreplaceable) / How about I'll be nothing? / Nothing at all to you. / Baby I won't shed a tear for you / I won't lose a wink of sleep / Cause the truth of the matter is / replacing you is so easy"
"I'm Sorry" (1960) Brenda Lee
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "I'm sorry, so sorry / that I was such a fool. / I didn't know / love could be so cruel. / ¨Oh, uh-oh. Oh, yes"
"Burn" (2004) Usher
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "Think it's best we go our separate ways. / Tell me why I should stay in this relationship / when I'm hurting baby, I ain't happy baby? / Plus theres so many other things I gotta deal with. / I think that you should let it burn."
"Alone Again (Naturally)" (1972) Gilbert O'Sullivan
Most Heart Breaking Lyric: "When you're shattered / left standing in the lurch at a church / Were people saying, 'My God, that's tough / She stood him up. / No point in us remaining. / We may as well go home' / As I did on my own / Alone again, naturally."
"Nobody Knows" (1995) The Tony Rich Project
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "I carry a smile when I'm broken in two. / And I'm nobody without someone like you. / I'm trembling at night and nobody knows it but me."
"Foolish" (2002) Ashanti
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "Baby why you hurt me leave me and desert me? / Boy, I gave you all my heart and all you do is tear it up."
"I Will Survive" (1978) Gloria Gaynor
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "It took all the strength I had not to fall apart. / Kept trying hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart. / And I spent oh so many nights just feeling sorry for myself. / I used to cry / now I hold my head up high."
"Big Girls Don't Cry" (2007) Fergie
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "The path that I'm walkin' I must go alone. / I must take the baby steps 'til I'm full grown, full grown. / Fairy tales don't always have a happy ending, do they? / And I foresee the dark ahead if I stay."
"Nothing Compares 2 U" (1990) Sinead O'Connor
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "It's been so lonely without you here / Like a bird without a song. / Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling. / Tell me baby, where did I go wrong?"
"You're So Vain" (1972) Carly Simon
Most Heart Breaking Lyric: "You said that we made such a pretty pair / and that you would never leave. / But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me."
"I Will Always Love You" (1992) Whitney Houston
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "Bittersweet memories / that is all I'm taking with me. / So goodbye. Please don't cry. / We both know I'm not what you need."
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" (1968) Marvin Gaye
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "I know that a man ain't supposed to cry, but these tears I can't hold inside. / Losing you would end my life you see, cause you mean that much to me."
"The Sign" (1993) Ace Of Base
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "How can a person like me care for you? / Why do I bother when you're not the one for me? / Is enough enough?"
"Apologize" (2006) Timbaland feat. OneRepublic
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "You tell me that you need me then you go and cut me down. / But wait, you tell me that you're sorry. / Didn't think I'd turn around and say / that it's too late to apologize. It's too late."
"Rolling In The Deep" (2010) Adele
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "We could have had it all, / rolling in the deep. / You had my heart inside of your hand / and you played it to the beat."
"End Of The Road" (1992) Boyz II Men
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "When I can't sleep at night without holding you tight. / Girl, each time I try I just break down and cry. / Pain in my head. Oh, I'd rather be dead, / spinning around and around."
"Every Breath You Take" (1983) The Police
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace. / I dream at night, I can only see your face. / I look around but it's you I can't replace."
"Foolish Games" (1997) Jewel
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "These foolish games are tearing me apart. / And your thoughtless words are breaking my heart. / You're breaking my heart."
"Un-Break My Heart" (1996) Toni Braxton
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "Un-break my heart. / Say you'll love me again. / Undo this hurt you caused when you walked out the door / and walked out of my life."
"We Belong Together" (2005) Mariah Carey
Most Heartbreaking Lyric: "The pain reflected in this song ain't even half of what I'm feeling inside. / I need you, need you back in my life, baby. / We belong together."