Best lovesickness songs ever – Music to get over a breakup

Best lovesickness songs ever - Break up songs

If you`re going through heartacke, these best lovesickness songs ever might help a little to get over a tough breakup: The 25 best break up songs of all time!


But before we start: For cheering up and lifting your spirits, also check out the list of Happy songs – The best feel good music


25. Grenade – Bruno Mars

The list of heartbreak songs starts with this emotional song from Bruno Mars.

“Oh oh, I would go through all this pain
Take a bullet straight through my brain
Yes, I would die for ya baby
But you won’t do the same”


24. It must have been love – Roxette

You`ll probably know this song from the cult romantic comedy movie “Pretty Woman” with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

“It must have been love but it’s over now
It must have been good but I lost it somehow
It must have been love but it’s over now
From the moment we touched ’til the time had run out”


23. All good things – Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado`s best song by a mile! But kind of sad lyrics.

“Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end?”


22. Let her go – Passenger

I sincerely hope that Passenger won`t end up as a One Hit Wonder. But until now, he couldn`t deliver a song even remotely as beautiful as  “Let her go”.

“Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
Love comes slow and it goes so fast
Well you see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep
‘Cause you loved her too much and you dive too deep”


21. That`s the way it is – Celine Dion

The first of two lovesick songs by Celine Dion in this ranking. Listen to the lyrics and accept that trouble with love can happen.

“When you want it the most
There’s no easy way out
When you’re ready to go
And your heart’s left in doubt
Don’t give up on your faith
Love comes to those who believe it
And that’s the way it is”


20. Damn I wish I was your lover – Sophie B. Hawkins

An insider tip, as this song is relatively unknown. But just listen to it, very intense.

“Shucks for me there is no other
You’re the only shoe that fits
I can’t imagine I’ll grow out of it
Damn I wish I was your lover”


19. (I just) Died in your arms – Cutting Crew

Very dramatic wording in this lyrics.

“Oh I, I just died in your arms tonight
It must’ve been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight”


18. Girl, I`m gonna miss you – Milli Vanilli

Milli Vanilli may have betrayed the music world by pretending to sing themselves. Well, they weren`t talented singers, but this song is still very good!

“It’s a tragedy for me to see the dream is over
And I never will forget the day we met
Girl, I’m gonna miss you”


17. I heard it through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

Not just a good love sick song, but actually probably one of the best songs of all time. Marvin Gaye is soul music pure!

“I know a man ain’t supposed to cry
But these tears I can’t hold inside
Losin’ you would end my life you see
‘Cause you mean that much to me
You could have told me yourself
That you loved some one else
Instead I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine”


16. This Love – Maroon 5

Insanely catchy song, an absolute masterpiece by Adam Levine & Co.

“This love has taken its toll on me
She said goodbye too many times before
And her heart is breaking in front of me
I have no choice ’cause I won’t say goodbye anymore”


15. Ain`t got you – Kevin Michael

You probably never heard of Kevin Michael or this song. “Ain`t got you” was barely Top 40, but I will never understand, why. Must have been bad marketing. Because whoever listens to this, likes it. And his voice is amazing!

“Now you’re gone and I can’t stop thinking of you
Every time I hear your name
I think of what I’ve done again and again”


Additional post: You might also want to check the Best love songs ever


14. How will I know – Jessica Folcker

Jessica Folcker is a relatetively unknown Swedish singer, but she simply has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard!

“I don’t want you to cry
Don’t want us to say goodbye
But I know that we’re falling apart
I don’t need your lies
And if you don’t sympathize
Tell me how will I know who you are”


13. All or nothing – O-Town

The MTV Casting band from Orlando only had two good really good songs. Their premiere single “Liquid Dreams” of course…and this beautiful but sad ballad.

“Cause I want it all
Or nothing at all
There’s no where left to fall
When you reach the bottom it’s now or never
Is it all or are we just friends
Is this how it ends
With a simple telephone call”


12. Big big world – Emilia

The charming Swedish girl Emilia with her only hit  manages to produce one of the best love sick songs. Very catchy tunes, but the lyrics are rather sad.

“I can see the first leaf falling
It’s all yellow and nice
It’s so very cold outside
like the way I’m feeling inside”


11. Love hurts – Incubus

The title says it all…love isn`t always easy!

“Love hurts
But sometimes it’s a good hurt
And it feels like I’m aliveLove sings
When it transcends the bad things
Have a heart and try me
‘Cause without love I won’t survive”


10. How do I live – LeAnn Rimes

Heard this one in “Con Air” for the first time. Very emotional display, works well with the beautiful voice of LeAnn Rimes.

“And I, baby, I don’t know what I would do – I’d be lost if I lost you, if you ever leave – Baby, you would take away everything real in my life”


9. Listen to your heart – Roxette

One of the best bands of the 80s with one of the best lovesickness songs ever. Published in 1988 and reached number one in Germany and US charts.

“I don’t know where you’re going and I don’t know why – But listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye”


8. All the way (Think twice) – Celine Dion

Much better than the slightly annoying “My heart will go on”. You gotta admit, Dion can sing! The no. 8 of the best break up songs.

“Don’t say what you’re about to say – Look back before you leave my life – Be sure before you close that door”


7. Better in time – Leona Lewis

Leona won The X-factor in 2006 with her breathtaking voice. This voice combined with great lyrics save her a spot in the ranking.

“Thought I couldn’t live without you – It’s gonna hurt when it heals too – It’ll all get better in time


6. Here without you – 3 Doors down

The rock combo with an immensely powerful ballad. If you listen to the lyrics closely you will notice that these are the thoughts that most of us have in mind when dealing with a breakup. Probably the most intense of the best breakup songs.

“I’m here without you baby – But you’re still on my lonely mind – I think about you baby – And I dream about you all the time”


5. Back for good – Take that

One of the best boybands ever with their overall best song.

“Whatever I said, whatever I did – I didn’t mean it -I just want you back for good”


4. Fading like a flower – Roxette

Once again the swedish pop duo comes up with one of the best lovesickness songs. They`re pretty good at that.

“Everytime I see you – Oh, I try to hide away – But when we meet it seems I can’t let go – Everytime you leave the room – I feel I’m fading like a flower”


3. Apologize – Timbaland feat. One Republic

Whatever top producer Timbaland starts these days turns into gold. Together with Ryan Tedder`s voice and writing a brillant piece of music was released that I never get tired of hearing. Deserves the no. 3 spot in the ranking if the best breakup songs.

“You tell me that you’re sorry – Didn’t think I’d turn around and say – That it’s too late to apologize, it’s too late”


2. Impossible – Alonzo Holt feat. James Arthur

Another X-Factor winner, Impossible is the winner single that sold more than any other winner single of the show. With his very special timbre, James Arthur gives the cover of a Shontelle-song his very own special note that gives me goose bumps every time I listen to it.

“Tell them I was happy – And my heart is broken – All my scars are open – Tell them what I hoped would be Impossible”


1. I`ll be missing you – Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans

So finally here we have the best of the best lovesickness songs ever. All-rounder Sean Combs raps in memory of his friend Notorious BIG, Faith Evans adds her beautyful voice. So this sample of Stings “Every breath you take” became one of the best selling singles of all times and additionally the winner in the ranking of the best breakup songs!

“Every step I take – Every move I make – Every single day – Every time I pray – I’ll be missing you”

I hope these best break up songs will help you to move on. If you have suggestions for more songs, feel free to share and I may add them to the list.

























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