The Best Depressing Break-Up Songs To Wallow In Your Own Self-Pity
They Say That Breaking Up Is Hard To Do...
Are you in the middle of a big break-up with your significant other? Are you tired of people trying to cheer you up? Maybe you want to wallow in self-pity for a while. You might even deserve to be a little depressed. Why can't people just let you feel sorry for yourself for a little while? Well, that is why I am here. I want to help you out by giving you some music that is perfect for your mood.
Break-up songs are a great tradition in music. Everyone likes at least a couple of break-up songs. Some break-up songs can even give you a sense of strength and empowerment! The songs on this music video list... not so much. This list is for break-up songs that really make you want to grab a box of Kleenex and sob along with the song. Welcome to the best depressing break-up songs so you can wallow in your own self-pity.
"Missing You" by John Waite
"Missing You" by John Waite is the perfect way to begin this depressing break-up song list. "Missing You" was a huge hit in the 80s and it's been remade by several artists. The reason why? It's awesome!
With lyrics like, "You don't know how desperate I've become and it looks like I'm losing this fight; In your world, I have no meaning," who wouldn't relate to this song? You can feel John Waite's pain pouring from the lyrics. The entire song is about how much he doesn't miss his ex, yet he ends it with, "I can lie to myself." Who hasn't been in denial about their true feelings to just to get through the day?
"Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor
Prince can sure write a great pop song, but he can also write an extremely depressing break-up song. "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor is one of Prince's masterpieces that he wrote, but Sinead made it famous.
The song is about trying to move on with life, but no one can ever compare to the ex. Sinead O'Connor sings this song full of remorse and pain. If her tears at the end of the video don't make you weep, too, you might have a heart of stone.
Nothing Compares 2 U
"It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette
Pop duo Roxette had a big hit with the super sad song, "It Must Have Been Love." With lyrics like, "It must have been love, but it's over now; It must have been good, but I lost it somehow," you are bound to be depressed and drowning in your own tears in no time. Not only is this song really depressing, it is a beautiful song as well.
It Must Have Been Love
"Back to December" by Taylor Swift
It is said nothing is worse than regret and that would certainly seem true if you listen to Taylor Swift's "Back to December." Taylor made the mistake of breaking up with someone she really loved and all she can do is go back in time. She remembers, "You gave me roses and I left them there to die," that paints a nice depressing image for her listeners. Taylor reflects on all her mistakes in this song. All she wants is a second chance, but we never find out if he will give her the opportunity. What a beautiful tear-jerker of a song!
Back to December
"How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" by Michael Bolton
How can we possibly have a depressing break-up song list without Michael Bolton? You simply can't, that is the answer! So let's all sit back and enjoy, "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You." This was originally recorded by Laura Branigan in 1983, but somehow Michael Bolton morphed this song into his own.
Poor Michael (and Laura) just can't figure out how they can live without the love of their lives. "How am I supposed to live without you when all that I've been living for is gone?" is the question posed in this song. If that isn't enough to get you crying, I don't know what will.
How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
"I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton
Some folks are more familiar with Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You," but Dolly Parton wrote this song and sang it best in my opinion. Dolly has recorded this song repeatedly and it is always a hit for her.
Basically, the song is about a couple that can't stand together. Dolly Parton wishes her ex joy and happiness without her. She knows they will no longer be a couple, but she will always love him. Now if that isn't depressing, I don't know what is.
I Will Always Love You
"Anytime" by Brian McKnight
I am going to be honest with you, this song gets me every time. I start tearing up before Brian McKnight even starts singing. "Anytime" is a song about lost love. With lyrics like, "Do I ever cross you mind... anytime?" and "Still have your picture in a frame, still hear your footstep down the hall," you are going to be crying along with this song in no time.
For anyone that ever ponders this question, the answer is always, "Yes!" Everyone always thinks about exes. Probably not everyday, but I know I wonder about ex-boyfriends and even former friends. So if you are sitting around wondering if your exes ever think about you, yes, they do. Brian McKnight, if you are out there, I guarantee you - you cross her mind!
"It's a Heartache" by Trick Pony
When you are compiling a list of depressing songs, you've just got to add, "It's a Heartache." Even though this song was originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler and then re-recorded by many other artists, I choose this version by the country band Trick Pony for this list.
Trick Pony decided it was not enough to sing a song called, "It's a Heartache." They decided to also create an extremely depressing music video for it as well. A sad break-up song plus a depressing music video equals the perfect addition to this music list.
It's a Heartache
"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" by Neil Sedaka
OK, stop crying! Seriously, it is not so bad. You've had a really good cry now, so it is time to get over it. Trust me, you had your reasons. Chances are, you are way better off without that creep you were dating. So cheer up!
Here is a super fun break-up song by Neil Sedaka. Check out "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" for an upbeat song about a break-up. There is no way you can be depressed about being single now. Remember, there are plenty of other people out there. Someone is bound to like you. If not, maybe you can buy a pet. As long as you feed it, it will love you no matter what. So stop sobbing and sniffling, and get back out there!
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
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All written material in this hub is by Jeannieinabottle.
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