After going through a difficult or even an easy breakup, many people find that listening to songs about similar situations can help them. Whether you need a good cry or to simply know that someone else has gone through the same thing, music can be a great emotional outlet. Here are some great songs about breaking up with someone.
“Already Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
If you’re looking for a song about a couple who was just never meant to be, this is a good choice. Kelly Clarkson says that he should move on because she’s “already gone.” She says that he did nothing wrong, but that they were just never right for each other.
“Light On” by David Cook
This song by David Cook is undoubtedly about leaving the one you love behind. He says that it’s hard to leave the only one he’s ever believed in. David Cook then asks her to leave the light on while he’s gone, as he relies on it to come home.
“Starts With Goodbye” by Carrie Underwood
In this country song, Carrie Underwood sings about leaving the person she is with. She says that it’s going to hurt, but that it is what she needs to do in order to move on with the rest of her life.
“Where I Stood” by Missy Higgins
This song, which has been used in Grey’s Anatomy, is about breaking up with someone and not knowing if it is the right decision. She says that she doesn’t know who she is without him, but that she should. Missy Higgins concludes that whoever dares to “stand where she stood” will love him more than she can.
“Hate Me Today” by Blue October
Blue October clearly sings about ending the relationship in this song. The person who he broke up with doesn’t want to get over him, and all that he wants is for her to move on. He also thanks her for helping him with all that she has, such as sobering up.
“Goodbye” by Jagged Edge
For a good R&B song about breaking up with someone, this a great option. This song is about having to say goodbye to someone, despite knowing that it is the hardest thing you have ever done.
“Goodbye to You” by Michelle Branch
Michelle Branch sings about saying goodbye to the person she loved. She makes it clear that they both have grown apart during the three years they were together. If you know that you are leaving the person you loved for the right reasons, this may be a good song to listen to.
There are a lot of great songs about breaking up with someone, whether you regret the decision or feel that you did the right thing. These are just a few of the many songs that anyone who has ended a relationship may be able to relate to.