50 Songs About Lost Love To Get You Through Your Breakup

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When you're heartbroken after a breakup, sad songs about lost love can help you through the hardest times — especially when you're feeling alone. Your ex may not have been what was intended for you in the long run, but sometimes even when we know that it's still tough to move on. Whether you broke up amicably or if it was a huge blowout of a fight, using music can help your heart heal when it feels like your life is falling apart.

Sad music sounds like it would just be depressing, but listening to songs about lost love and heartbreak can help you know that you're not alone — you're not the only person who has been through this. So it helps to know that the artist who wrote and sang these songs made it through — and you can too.

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The last thing that you should do is go back to any bad relationship, so instead of hastily making a bad decision and begging to have the relationship back, listen to these songs — let the lyrics ruminate in your mind and when you start to feel a little better, remember the ones that helped you the most to use them as support as you begin to heal.

While experiencing a breakup is no fun, the following songs about lost love might make you feel a little bit better.

1. "Love You More (Radio Edit)" — KREAM

Lyrics: "Walk away into the light / Walk away, we'll make this right / Walk away into the light / 'Cause your heart never lies"

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2. "Ain't Thinking About You (feat. Louisa)" — KREAM

Lyrics: "And all those times you said that you're better off with someone else / I hope you find what you need / Leave me in your past, there's no point in turning back / When you kiss her and pretend that it's me."

3. "I Miss Myself — R3HAB Remix" — NOTD

Lyrics: "I miss myself, the one I was before I found ya / Who am I now, who am I now when I'm without ya?"

4. "All For Love" — Tungevaag & Raaban

Lyrics: "Oh I will follow you / Through the dark, through it all / And nothing I can do / Honey I'm set on you."

5. "Love$ick" — Mura Masa

Lyrics: "And now we industry lovers / They making enemies of us / I mean sometimes we in public they drain this energy form us / Visit Italia, be my señorita / La vida or I be there, either way, you need a reason / I ain't talking bout MasterCards, debit cards either / Credit charge, Kermit the frog, margaritas."

6. "Lullaby" — R3HAB

Lyrics: "Hypnotized, this love out of me / Without your air I can't even breathe / Lead my way out into the light / Sing your lu-lu-lu-lu-lullaby."

7. "Haunt You" — Social House

Lyrics: "Always greener on my other side of things / Think so much of you, I can't overthink / Can't take my eyes off you, I don't wanna blink (no, no) / Never thought something beautiful could / Haunt you, haunt you, haunt you / Better off this way / But I want you, want you, want you."

8. "Missing You" — CAZZETTE

Lyrics: "My good fortune helped me find you / I said, "let me live beside you" / We keep moving with the madness / Tell me, why can't we just have this? / I ain't ready for another night missing you / Hello, how's the drain now? Swimming pool."

9. "In My Mind" — Dynoro

Lyrics: "In my mind, in my head / This is where we all came from / The dreams we have, the love we share / This is what we're waiting for."

10. "IDK" — Bruce Wiegner

Lyrics: "Scared to post on the internet / Overthink every comment / My brain can find a negative in any compliment / I'm still trying to fix it / How much time will it take me? / (I don't know, I, I don't know)."

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11. "Insanity — Suyano Remix" — Rooverb

Lyrics: "I'm out of words / So say something / I won't be heard / For nothing / My common sense is gone, reality starts to fade / Away / I keep on closing the door, but you have found the way / To my insanity."

12. "Never Really Over" — Katy Perry

Lyrics: "I'm losing my self control / Yeah, you're starting to trickle back in / But I don't wanna fall down the rabbit hole / Cross my heart, I won't do it again."

13. "Like To Be You (feat. Julia Michaels)" — Shawn Mendes

Lyrics: "Don't cry, or do whatever makes you feel comfortable / I'm tired, too / There's nothin' left to say, let's call a truce."

14. "All Around The World (La La La)" — R3HAB

Lyrics: "And now the night is gone, still it goes on and on / So deep inside of me, I long to set it free."

15. "I'm So Tired..." — Lauv

Lyrics: "I'm so tired of love songs, tired of love songs / Tired of love songs, tired of love / Just wanna go home, wanna go home."

16. "Firefly (feat. NAO)" — Mura Masa

Lyrics: "Sorry I've got none to pose / Images I pictured inside / Everything I've tried to close / Carrying the weight on my back I feel the static and more / Tripping the wire, surrounded in time."

17. "What If I Go? (feat. Bonzai)" — Mura Masa

Lyrics: "Luck of the draw / You, that's my lottery won / A gem in the rough / I could be your finishing touch / So wherever you go / I'm going with you babe, going with you babe."

18. "Oceans (feat. NKOLO)" — ARMNHMR

Lyrics: "You're not a ghost / But when I'm alone and I get quiet / That's when I feel you by my side / I won't let this go without a fight / I hope you know o-oh / You say you're afraid no / That's when I'll lose my way / And my heart will change / Hear you explain how / Different from far away."

19. "Just Friends" — Hayden James

Lyrics: "I found out the way to your heart / Then found myself completely lost / Whatever, it doesn't matter, we fine."

20. "So Close" — NOTD

Lyrics: "Thinking about you / As I'm lying next to someone else / Drinking without you, oh / Doesn't fix me but it kinda helps / Oh I still wish we could go back to where we started / When you left your T-shirt at my old apartment / Have you ever wondered if you loved me harder / Where we'd be, where we'd be now?"

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21. "Walk Away (feat. Kaptan)" — LVNDSCAPE

Lyrics: "Out cold and lonely when you went to this day / Around me only rain surrounded by the silence / Can't find my way back, back to where I came from / To that summer day when you just walked away."

22. "Like You Love Me" — Conro

Lyrics: "Free your mind / Look at what we started/ Dim the lights/ Baby let's get honest / I've been waiting, you've been chasing / Round and round we go / Baby let's undress the secrets / Build a fire burn the regrets / Wash away in ecstasy / And let it take control / Let you take control ... So let me love you like you love me."

23. "Play Date" — Melanie Martinez

Lyrics: "I don't want to play no games / I'm tired of always chasing, chasing after you."

24. "The City" — The 1975

Lyrics: "Yeah, you wanna find love then you know where the city is."

25. "Catching On (feat. Nevve)" — Elephante

Lyrics: "I'm catching on to you / You steer me wrong / You do, you do / I'm catching on to you / You string me along / You do, don't you?"

26. "What About Us — Cash Cash Remix" — Pink

Lyrics: "What about us? / What about all the times you said you had the answers?"

27. "Plans (feat. Brandyn Burnette) — Elephante

Lyrics: "I'm not like all of my friends / I'd rather get lost in conversation / Until we fade into each other again / I won't let this moment, slip right through my hands / Go on never knowing if we had a chance."

28. "The Fool" — Ryn Weaver

Lyrics: "And now I see technicolor / A movie script lover / You chase me while I play the clown, oh / But then you know, oh / I tend to stack the deck with wild cards / You're betting all you got on a broken heart / I say don't, oh / But now you know, oh."

29. "What I Like About U" — Dante Klein

Lyrics: "I try to find a worthy substitute / But they ain't got the same heart."

30. "On My Own" — 3LAU

Lyrics: "I just wanna stay out here alone, I can dance on my own / And I can't wait no more, I'm drifting away / What you waiting for? / I just wanna stay out here alone, we can dance on our own."

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31. "Better Days" — Hedley

Lyrics: "Guess I didn't break it, but I bent it / I know I didn't say it, but I meant it / I shoulda' had a little more heart and soul."

32. "Passionfruit" — Drake

Lyrics: "Passionate from miles away / Passive with the things you say / Passin' up my old ways / I can't blame you, no no."

33. "Not A Love Song" — bülow

Lyrics: "Here face-to-face, and we both know the truth / You're calling my bluff, I can't lie like you do."

34. "U Remind Me" — NEØN

Lyrics: "See, the thing about you that caught my eye / Is the same thing that makes me change my mind / Kind of hard to explain but girl, I'll try / You need to sit down, this may take a while / See this girl, she sort of looks just like you / She even smiles just the way you do / So innocent she seemed / But I was fooled / I'm reminded when I look at you."

35. "Lights Out — Sodr Remix" — Virginia To Vegas

Lyrics: " So tell me when the lights go out / Tell me if it's safe now."

36. "Magnets" — Lorde

Lyrics: "Never really felt bad about it / As we drank deep from the lie / 'Cause I felt melting magnets, babe / The second I saw you through half-shut eyes / Smoke and sunset, off Mulholland / He was talking, I was wonderin' 'bout / You and that girl, she your girlfriend? / Face from heaven, bet the world she don't know / Pretty girls don't know the things that I know / Walk my way, I'll share the things that she won't."

37. "Know This Love (feat. Litens)" — KREAM

Lyrics: "But I don't mind looking at you / You got your friends and I've got mine too / Know this love ain't enough for us two."

38. "Rebound (feat. elkka) — CRNKN Remix" — Flosstradamus

Lyrics: "In the darkness I am weakened / I'll soon regret it / I can hear my mind creaking / Try to forget it."

39. "For Real" — Zookëper

Lyrics: "Your warm embrace ain't what it used to be / Your mixed emotions and blurred lines / Got me losing focus all the time / But your pretty roses won't / Sugarcoat every bad moment."

40. "Nobody To Love" — Sigma

Lyrics: "I know you're tired of loving, of loving / With nobody to love, nobody, nobody."

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41. "Keep Your Head" — David O'Dowda

Lyrics: "Keep your head / Everyone still / You can make me fall apart / But I won't blink / And you won't speak / And we won't blow away."

42. "Bleeding Love" — Leona Lewis

Lyrics: "Closed off from love, I didn't need the pain / Once or twice was enough and it was all in vain / Time starts to pass, before you know it you're frozen / But something happened for the very first time with you / My heart melted to the ground / Found something true / And everyone's looking around thinking I'm going crazy."

43. "So Sick" — Ne-Yo

Lyrics: "I'm so sick of love songs, so tired of tears / So done with wishin,' you were still here."

44. "Paralyzed" — NF

Lyrics: "Where's the person that I know? / They must have left, must have left, with all my faith."

45. "Deep End (feat. JHart)" — KREAM

Lyrics: "How long, how long has it been since we, talked? / How long, how long has it been since / We, forgot the world for an evening? / I'm not the only one / Who's feeling what I'm feeling / Both of us / Could use a little bit of healing / Feels like I've fallen in the deep end / So reach out your had to mine / 'Cause I just really need some solace / In these crazy times."

46. "Bad For Me (feat. Sizzy Rocket)" — CID

Lyrics: "Can I have what I can't touch / Tell me now if I'm too much."

47. "Emotions" — Virginia To Vegas

Lyrics: "Do you love me, or just love to take my time up? / If you want me like I want you, make your mind up / I've been waiting, praying you don't keep these games going / All this time I played the fool and I just didn't know it."

48. "Where Do We Go" — Xuitcasecity

Lyrics: "I don't need your lovin', no / I don't want your money, no / I don't need your nothin', no / 'Cause baby, I got me and I can't read you / As long as my heartbeats, well I'll be sick of / Yeah, I'll be sick of you."

49. "Taped Up Heart (feat. Clara Mae) — Joe Mason Remix" — KREAM

Lyrics: "I bet your friends love her, cause she's so fun, yeah / And the worst thing of all is I used to be that one."

50. "Hold On To Me" — MMXJ

Lyrics: "I won't let you go, / I won't let you go that easy."

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Liz Abere is a writer that talks about food, love, and mental health.