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100 Heartfelt Songs to Get Over Someone and Start Life Afresh

Updated on October 16, 2018
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Ansel has been writing online for more than eight years. His passions include books, philosophy, music, and the music industry.

In certain phases of life we find it difficult to move on. It could be the loss of a loved one, a bitter breakup or the end of a relationship that may prevent us from moving forward. We feel hesitant to bask in the light and often take refuge in a cloud of darkness when we find it difficult to deal with something that comes as a setback. Thoughts and images come alive driving the mind to the edge of sanity. In such times individuals may go in a state of depression. It is important to find ways to calm the feeling within. When individuals are trying to move on in life after an unpleasant experience, they either run away from the situation they are in or drown themselves in a mind-altering experience. Doing so may make you feel good about yourself temporarily, but be assured you will you will not be happy. The best way to get over someone and move on is by understanding your feelings and adapt to a new phase in life.


Getting Rid of Negative Feelings with Songs

A wise way to get over the complex feelings that prevent you from moving forward is by grieving your negative feelings with songs. When you grieve from the heart, it becomes easier to get over someone. While the school of thought about using songs as a tool to get over someone is often debated, the truth is songs embalm the soul which makes it easy for a person to move on and start life afresh. Songs have the ability to calm the soul and inspire a new beginning. A lot of individuals start questioning life and reflect deeply when they are plagued with negativity, and also look for ways and means to move on by leaving their past behind. As a creation it is not in our hands to analyze the complex design of life, however, our individual capabilities to think and comprehend can determine outcome.


Indeed, it is difficult to start life afresh when a special person in our life is suddenly not there. However, you need to start a new chapter in your life to pursue happiness and a state of well-being. The realization of a traumatic episode in your life needs to be overcome with inner healing and tears. Lyrics in certain songs heal emotional sensibilities positively. Songs that take you on a reflective journey help you understand and comprehend the feelings associated with getting over someone. When lyrics in songs bring alive sentiments pertaining to your life, you feel emotional turmoil calm down.


Emotional Healing Through Sadness in Songs

A person cannot move forward or get over someone when in a state of shock or trauma. In such times certain songs are the perfect healing therapy. A heartfelt story told through a song can help a individual grieve and break the shackles to move on. The vivid picture emotional songs bring forth through lyrics help ease the pain within and give hope for a brand new beginning. Songs that bring back memories of a breakup, or death of a loved one may make you feel sad, however, it’s through moments of sadness you find victory over the past. Songs that heal emotionally impact lives positively. Lyrics heal emotional wounds that prevent you from moving forward. Only when you are able to accept the fact that things have changed and the only way to peace and happiness is a new beginning, getting over someone and starting life afresh is possible.

The lines below showcase a list of songs that help in the process of getting over someone and starting a new life.


100 Heartfelt Songs to Get Over Someone and Start Life Afresh

  1. Back To Black- Amy Winehouse
  2. Someone Like You- Adele
  3. Pink Moon- Nick Drake
  4. Needle in the Hay- Elliot Smith
  5. A Case of You- Joni Mitchell
  6. Morning Theft- Jeff Buckley
  7. Love is a Laserquest- Arctic Monkeys
  8. Do you Realize- Flaming Lips
  9. Slow Life- Grizzly Bear
  10. Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
  11. All I Want- LCD Soundsystem
  12. Nothing Compares 2 U- Sinead O Connor
  13. Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore- Walker Brothers
  14. Swim Good- Frank Ocean
  15. The River- Bruce Springteen
  16. Glory Box- Portishead
  17. The Needle and the Damage Done- Neil Young
  18. Whiskey Lullaby- Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss
  19. All I Want- Kodaline
  20. Skinny Love- Bon Iver

21. Hope There’s Someone- Anthony & The Johnsons

22. Bittersweet Symphony- The Verve

23. Street Spirit- Radiohead

24. Nothing Gets Crossed Out- Bright Eyes

25. Goodbye Kiss- Kasabian

26. Hometown Glory- Adele

27. Shipbuilding- Robert Wyatt

28. I Know It’s Over- The Smiths

29. Perfume Genius- Rusty Chains

30. Rewind- Paulo Nutini

31. Remember When It Rained- Josh Groban

32. Not About Angels- Birdy

33. Sad And Beautiful World- Sparklehorse

34. Brick- Ben Folds Five

35. Fix You- Coldplay

36. The Blower’s Daughter- Damien Rice

37. Every Day Is like Sunday- Morrissey

38. With Or Without You- U2

39. Piledriver Waltz- Alex Turner

40. Yesterday- The Beatles

41. Grenade- Bruno Mars

42. Rolling in the Deep- Adele

43. Give Me Love- Ed Sheeran

44. Look What You’ve Done- Jet

45. You Found Me- The Fray

46. Bird Set Free- Sia

47. Mad World- Gary Jules

48. Maps- Yeah Yeah Yeahs

49. Apologize- One Republic

50. Explosions- Ellie Goulding

51. Sweet Disposition- The Temper Trap

52. Unbreak My Heart- Toni Braxton

53. Concrete Angel- Martina McBride

54. Riverside- Agnes Obel

55. How To Disappear Completely- Radiohead

56. Wake Me up When September Ends- Green Day

57. This Is a Low- Blur

58. Stay With Me- Sam Smith

59. The Drugs Don’t Work- The Verve

60. If I Ain’t Got You- Alicia Keys

61. Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough- Patty Smith and Don Henley

62. Last Request- Paulo Nutini

63. Alcoholic- Starsailor

64. Lay Me Down- Sam Smith

65. I’m a Mess- Ed Sheeran

66. Hurt- Johnny Cash

67. Let Her Go- Passenger

68. Pictures of You- The Cure

69. Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley

70. Somebody That I Used To Know- Gotye

71. Feelings- Morris Albert

72. Hold Back The River- James Bay

73. May It Be- Enya

74. Goodbye My Lover- James Blunt

75. Everything Beautiful is Far Away- Grandaddy

76. Tears in Heaven- Eric Clapton

77. So Cold- Ben Cocks

78. I’m Not The Only One- Sam Smith

79. All By Myself- Eric Carmen

80. Photograph- Ed Sheeran

81. Kettering- Antlers

82. Don’t Take The Girl- Tim McGraw

83. When I Was Your Man- Bruno Mars

84. Nothing- The Script

85. Alone Again- Gilbert O’ Sullivan

86. Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol

87. Angel- Sarah McLachlan

88. The Scientist- Coldplay

89. Jealous- Labrinth

90. The Shadowlands- Ryan Adams

91. How To Save a Life- The Fray

92. People Ain’t No Good- Nick Cave

93. King- Lauren Aquillina

94. Patches- Dickey Lee

95. Supermarket Flowers- Ed Sheeran

96. Young and Beautiful- Lana Del Ray

97. No Distance Left To Run- Blur

98. Samson- Regina Spektor

99. Angel With a Shotgun- The Cab

100. Into My Arms- Nick Cave

Other Notable Heartfelt Songs to Get Over Someone and Start Life Afresh

  • Tonight I’m Getting Over You- Carly Rae Jepsen
  • I Don’t Care- Cheryl
  • Love Hurts- Nazareth
  • CeeLo Green- Only You
  • Break Free- Ariana Grande
  • Broken- Seether and Amy Lee
  • Since You Been Gone- Kelly Clarkson
  • Before He Cheats- Carrie Underwood
  • Changes- Black Sabbath
  • Part of Me- Kate Perry
  • Big Girls Don’t Cry- Fergie
  • So What- Pink
  • I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor
  • Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)- Vertical Horizon
  • Gone Too Soon- Simple Plan
  • Burn- Ellie Goulding
  • Tears Dry On Their Own- Amy Winehouse
  • You’re So Vain- Carly Simon
  • Irreplaceable- Beyonce
  • Goodbye To You- Michelle Branch
  • Miss You- Candlebox
  • Once I Was- Tim Buckley
  • My Immortal- Evanescence
  • Natalie Imbruglia- Torn
  • It’s Alright, It’s Ok- Ashley Tisdale
  • Cry Me a River- Justin Timberlake
  • A Minor Incident- Badly Drawn Boy
  • The First Cut Is The Deepest- Sheryl Crow
  • Time After Time- Cyndi Lauper
  • We Are Never Getting Back Together- Taylor Swift
  • It’s You I Miss- Fleetwood Mac
  • Too Little Too Late- Jojo
  • Your Turn- Helloween
  • If You’re Gone- Matchbox 20
  • Desperately Wanting- Better Than Erza
  • Silver Lining- Rilo Kiley
  • Everybody Hurts- R.E.M.
  • Better In Time- Leona Lewis
  • The Music Played- Matt Monro
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart- Bonnie Taylo
  • It Must Have Been Love- Roxette
  • Amnesia- Five Seconds of Summer
  • Bet You Still Think of Me- Blake Shelton
  • Someday You Will Be Loved- Death Cab For Cutie
  • You Were Meant For Me- Jewel
  • Better Than You Left Me- Mickey Guyton
  • Goodbye to Romance- Ozzy Osbourne
  • I’m Too Good For You- Drake
  • Never Forget You- Zara Larsson
  • Rootless Tree- Damian Rice

  • 10,000 Promises- Backstreet Boys
  • Broken Wings- Mr. Mister
  • Forever & Always- Parachute
  • Through Her Eyes- Dream Theater
  • Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac
  • Don’t Cry Out Loud- Melissa Manchester
  • Without You- Badfinger
  • Smile- Lily Allen
  • We Don’t Talk Anymore- Charlie Puth
  • So Yesterday- Hilary Duff
  • Song For The Dumped- Ben Folds Five
  • Windmill- Helloween
  • It’s a Heartache- Bonnie Taylor
  • Alone- Heart
  • Drops Of Jupiter- Train
  • I Remember You- Skid Row
  • Don’t Close Your Eyes- Kix
  • Ain’t No Sunshine- Bill Withers
  • Over You- Seasick Steve
  • 50 Ways To Say Goodbye- Train
  • Time to Say Goodbye- Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
  • Single Ladies- Beyonce
  • Goodbye- Air Supply
  • New Rules- Dua Lipa
  • Miles Away- Winger
  • I’m Movin’ On- Rascal Flatts
  • Your Cheatin’ Heart- Hank Williams
  • Goodbye- Kristinia DeBarge
  • Send My Love (To Your Lover)- Adele
  • I Can’t Make You Love Me- Bonnie Raitt
  • Black Lake- Bjork
  • In My Veins- Andrew Belle featuring Erin McCarley
  • The Flame- Cheap Trick
  • You Oughta Know- Alanis Morisette
  • Let Me Go- Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso
  • Where You Goin’ Now- Damn Yankees
  • Take Away My Pain- Dream Theater
  • Home Alone Tonight- Luke Bryan
  • What Hurts the Most- Rascal Flatts
  • Drive- Cars
  • Crying In The Rain- The Everly Brothers
  • Only Women Bleed- Alice Cooper
  • Don’t Know What You Got (Till Its Gone)- Cinderella
  • Merry Happy- Kate Nash
  • Forever Blue- Chris Isaak
  • Cool- Gwen Stefani
  • Headed For A Heartbreak- Winger
  • The Smile Has Left Your Eyes- Asia
  • Strong Enough- Cher
  • A Long December- Counting Crows

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