Top Five Break-up Songs

Kelsee Woods, Reporter

We all endure that unfortunate cycle of falling into our feelings. Butterflies get the best of us and we catch intense emotions for one person. These emotions have been described as a mental sickness, sometimes a drug. An actual high from an overload of emotions describes it perfectly. Love is beautiful until it turns to be unrequited. From heart eyes to heart aches, love is an intricate concept. If you are going through a breakup, nothing will mend your broken heart like these Top 5 break-up songs.

  1. “Take a Bow” – Rihanna


This song released in 2007, giving confidence to all of the women who have been deceived by a man’s lies. Rihanna speaks to an ex-lover in this song telling him to take bow for the outstanding performance he put on when he pretended to love her. This song is a sassy remedy to any post break-up anger.

  1. “Irreplaceable” – Beyonce


From Beyonce’s second album B’Day, “Irreplaceable” swept the nation. Remaining at the top of US Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks. These lyrics speak of a broken relationship that has fallen because of an unfaithful man. Beyonce reminds him that he can easily be replaced and finding better love won’t be difficult to find. “To the left, to the left” is that catchy hook that cured broken hearts.

  1. “Big Girls Don’t Cry” – Fergie


In this encouraging song Fergie pushes herself to move on from heart breaking love. The lyrics suggest she is moving on alone to find clarity and peace with herself. Her search for happiness without her ex-lover will be hard and she will miss him, but she sings that she must be a “Big Girl” and remain strong. Fergie will not be shedding any tears through this break up because big girls do not cry.

  1. “Dreaming With A Broken Heart”- John Mayor


This beautiful melody produced and written by John Mayor is classified as blues-rock. The lyrics are filled with aching emotions; which captured a lot of attention after landing on Billboard’s Top Ten on the Adult Top 40 chart. “When you’re dreaming with a broken heart, the giving up is the hardest part. She takes you in with her crying eyes. Then all at once you have to say goodbye.” Mayor writes so delicately.

  1. “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele


The soulful voice of Adele sings this tune of the life she could have had before love had a downfall. The artist describes it as a “dark blues-y gospel disco tune”. The lyrics shout the emotions of a “scorned lover”.

These five songs are very popular hits that have been favorites among the broken- hearted. If you ever find yourself in the situation of breached love, just use these five songs as an aid on your retreatment. Be as confident and sassy as Rihanna and Beyonce. Encourage yourself like Fergie, and get lost in your dreams with John Mayor. Roll away what “could have been” with Adele and move on to something new. Remember that everything happens for a reason and maybe these people were only meant for a season.