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40 Heartbreak Songs To Help You Get Over a Breakup

You are heartbroken? There is a song for it!

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We’ve all gone through heartbreak one way or the other. From our heart being crushed after someone, we crush on doesn’t see us the same way we see them, to being in a relationship with someone and because of one thing or the other, we call it quits or getting divorced after being married to someone we thought we are going to spend the rest of our lives with.

Anyone who has experienced a broken heart knows that sometimes the best medicine is the perfect playlist and the right song. You just have to take your time to settle in with your feelings and maybe cry and scream in your loudest voice.

Yep, you can play “Someone Like You” by Adele or “Irreplaceable” by Beyonce and others. But if you are looking for a variety of songs from different genres, we got you covered.

Some are in situationships, thinking they are in a relationship, and eventually feeling betrayed. While it might be difficult to detect a situationship, we’ve written 10 Signs That Show You Are In A Situationship & Not A Relationship which can help you out.

And as Nigerians do say, “Breakfast is a national cake” everyone will still eat it. So how do you get yourself back up after being heartbroken? Below is a mix of Nigerian and Foreign heartbreak songs to ease your mind.

Here are songs to add to your playlist below:

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1. Ric Hassani – Thunder Fire You

Touching Lyrics: “The love I gave you, was too perfect for you / And you know I tried to / Tried to make your dreams come true / And you knew this / You still went and threw this / Threw this away.”

2. Maxee – National Cake (Breakup Anthem)

Touching Lyrics: “I no fit love again / This girl they use me play / She wan leave me run away / She carry my love throw away.”

3. Giveon – For Tonight

Touching Lyrics: “For tonight, I’m yours / So deny the truth / We’ll stay behind closed doors / ‘Cause all I wanna do is lie with you / Even though it’s wrong to lie with you.”

4. Burna Boy – Last Last

Touching Lyrics: “I put my life into my job and I know I’m in trouble / She manipulate my love oh, hmm.”

5. Rod Wave – Street Runner

Touching Lyrics: “Every time I start to close the door, you knock and I let you in / Loving you is my greatest sin.”

6. Giveon – Lie Again

Touching Lyrics: “So lie, lie again / Am I insecure? ‘Cause it’s too much / Don’t tell me, baby, I’ve heard enough / I told you I don’t want the truth.”

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7. FireBoy DML – Airplane Mode

Touching Lyrics: “I just wanna be alone / I don’t wanna see no message on my phone / Nothing dey do me you should know / I just feel like I should do this on my own.”

8. Gayle – abcdefu

Touching Lyrics: “It’s like you’d do anything for my affection / You’re goin’ all about it in the worst ways / I was into you, but I’m over it now / And I was tryin’ to be nice.”

9. Adele – Easy on Me

Touching Lyrics: “There ain’t no room for things to change / When we are both so deeply stuck in our ways / You can’t deny how hard I have tried / I changed who I was to put you both first / But now I give up”

10. Justin Bieber – Ghost

Touching Lyrics: “I want you to know that if I can’t be close to you / I’ll settle for the ghost of you.”

11. Dan + Shay – Tequila

Touching Lyrics: “I can kiss somebody brand new / And not even think about you / I can show up to the same bar / Hear the same songs in my car / Baby, your memory, it only hits me this hard.”

12. Tems – Damages

Touching Lyrics: “So tell me what you need from me now / I’m not what you need to be now /‘Cause I’m done with it now /No more damages now.”

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13. Kelly Clarkson – Because of You

Touching Lyrics: “Because of you / I never stray too far from the sidewalk / Because of youI learned to play on the safe side so I don’t get hurt / Because of you / I find it hard to trust not only me but everyone around me / Because of you / I am afraid.”

13. Kelly Clarkson – Piece by Piece

Touching Lyrics: “I travelled fifteen hundred miles to see you / Begged you to want me, but you didn’t want to / I made something of myself and now you wanna come back / Back then I didn’t have anything you needed, so I was worthless.”

14. Justin Bieber – Love Yourself

Touching Lyrics: “You think you broke my heart, oh girl, for goodness sake / You think I’m crying on my own, well I ain’t / if you like the way you look that much / Oh baby, you should go and love yourself.”

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15. Selena Gomez – Rare

Touching Lyrics: “You’ve been so distant from me lately / It feels like you don’t care / Oh, why don’t you recognize I’m so rare.”

16. Fireboy DML – Dreamer

Touching Lyrics: “If you had no plans to be here why did you have to lead me on /
I’ll take what’s left and disappear if that’s what you really want.”

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17. Raebel – Miniskirt

Touching Lyrics: “You tell me say “me not the type of girl wey you really want / Why you try to compare me with all of dem all the girls / Gave you everythin’ wey me got but still na dey enough for you.”

18. Johnny Drille – Ludo

Touching Lyrics: “Was saving all my love for you / I know that I’m getting screwed / Take your love / Know by now that I’m not coming home tonight.”

19. Selena Gomez – Look at her now

Touching Lyrics: “They fell in love one summer / Feels good ’til it doesn’t / His too ’til he had another / Oh, God, when she found out / Of course she was sad / But now / she’s glad she dodged a bullet / Took a few years to soak up the tears / But look at her now, watch her go.”

20. Lewis Capaldi – Hold me While You Wait

Touching Lyrics: “I’m waiting up, saving all my precious time / Losing light, I’m missing my same old us / Hold me while you wait / I wish that I was good enough / I wish you cared a little more.”

21. Sasha Sloan – Lie

Touching Lyrics: “Kiss me like you wanna stay / Even though you’re thinking about leaving / Please just fake it / I want you to show me there’s a future here / Even if we’ve never really seen it.”

22. Fletcher – If You’re Gonna Lie

Touching Lyrics: “You cut me down, you cut me deep / You say so many names in your sleep / I kinda like it when you hurt me / ‘Cos you come over saying sorry / So if you’re gonna lie, do it in my bed.”

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23. Beyonce – Best Thing I Never Had

Touching Lyrics: “There was a time / I thought that you did everything right / Boy, I must’ve been out of my mind / So when I think of the time that I almost loved you / You showed your ass and I, I saw the real you / you turned out to be the best thing I never had.”

24. Bruno Mars – When I was Your Man

Touching Lyrics: “I should have bought you flowers / And held your hand. / Should have gave you all my hours / When I had the chance. / Take you to every party ’cause all you wanted to do was dance. / Now my baby’s dancing / But she’s dancing with another man.”

25. Adekunle Gold – Sinner

Touching Lyrics: “Loving you be my greatest sin / Said I was done but see I’m here / Drunk on your potion / Can feel my lips burning / Losing composure.”

26. Lyta – Are You Sure

Touching Lyrics: “This your love drives me crazy, it’s not for my health / Baby are you sure that you want me / Baby are you sure it’s not the Hennessy / Have been waiting for your text / When will you reply.”

27. Selena Gomez – Lose You To Love Me

Touching Lyrics: “I put you first and you adored it / Set fires to my forest / I saw the signs and I ignored it / I needed to lose you to love me.”

28. Tory Lanez – Who Needs Love

Touching Lyrics: “Who needs love / When I got these diamond VVSs on my neckpiece / Money make me happy every time I count it / I don’t need no lovin’ from any one of my exes / I don’t need no stressin’, phone call, texting.”

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29. Chelsea Cutler – Your Shirt

Touching Lyrics: “This time it don’t feel like you want it all / Did I do something wrong to make you go? / This time you said you’re playing games again / What are we becoming of it now?

30. Boy Spyce – Dreams

Touching Lyrics: “Different dreams and different lives / But you deserve a better life / Feel so incomplete / As you dey pack your bag to leave / And I dey look you through my window / But you have to chase your dreams.”

31. Boy Xander – Promises

Touching Lyrics: Darling your heart e too strong / Gave you my love but it wasn’t enough / You turned your back when I needed someone (Yеah eh) / Girl I don’t know wetin you need from me / So I’mma rеst my case.

32. Victoria Nardine – Nerve

Touching Lyrics: Don’t you know that when you’re with somеbody / You can’t tell me that you want my body? / Do you do this to all your girls? / Did you play me likе you play her?

33. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Getting Back Together

Touching Lyrics: When you said you needed space (What?) / Then you come around again and say / Baby, I miss you and I swear I’m gonna change, trust me / We are never, ever, ever getting back together.

34. Ayra Starr – Lonely

Touching Lyrics: Every night that I cry o (cry o) / Just dey blame myself for lovin’ you like I did / Do you believe in us? / Made in heaven, that’s me and you / Baby boy, I am sorry, joor / I be human being / Don’t say you love me, show me.

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35. Olivia Rodrigo – Drivers License

Touching Lyrics: You’re probably with that blonde girl / Who always made me doubt / And I just can’t imagine how you could be so okay now that I’m gone / Cause you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me / Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street.

36. Tate McRae – You Broke Me First

Touching Lyrics: Your phone’s been off for a couple months, so you’re calling me now / Now suddenly you’re asking for it back / Could you tell me, where’d you get the nerve / Yeah, you could say you miss all that we had / But I don’t really care how bad it hurts.

37. Boy Xander – Heartless

Touching Lyrics: Oh what bitter life lessons you taught / I could die today and you could care less / I can’t understand why you are so heartless / But not once did you ever give a damn / You played me like the strings on your guitar.

38. Chike – Out Of Love

Touching Lyrics: Said I thought I was the only one / Say na me you call your number one / I thought I was the one / Why did you lead me on so long / Then she said to me / Did you even notice / That I don’t call you anymore / I’ve fallen out of love with you.

39. Rema – Boulevard

Touching Lyrics: Bad girl she told me she don’t like me / Yeah because I couldn’t afford a Nike / She be laughing at me cause I wore the same jeans / Undermining could’ve been my wifey / Yeah cause she like another nigga in a boulevard / And the dirty nigga took her to the cinema.

40. Omah Lay – Understand

Touching Lyrics: I thought we in this together / That thing wey you do me / I no fit under / I don mad I pick condemn / I don fight uniform men / Thunder, thunder fire that your reason / Wey dey give you ginger make you leave me.

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Ben Orange, is a stylist and a senior fashion editor at GLAMCITYZ, who covers topics in Fashion, Style, and weddings. With his keen eye for trends, he expertly navigates the dynamic world of fashion, offering invaluable insights and advice to readers. In his leisure time, you'll often find Ben indulging in his love for reading and enjoying the melodies of good music.

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