10 Songs That Break Your Heart
You feel shattered and lots of pain when you experience a breakup or heartbreak and it is worse when you are the one receiving it.
In most cases, it seems like the person who put you in that condition ripped out your heart or just broke it physically in two.
After that happens, you begin to see the days in longer hours or duration and you spend almost your entire time thinking, agonizing or reviewing the whole event and what led to it and or if it could have been avoided, etc.
However, when you undergo this, you should understand that if you try to delve back into the relationship one way or the other or try to use another to make up for it, then you are certainly asking for more break up and that is not the right decision.
Rather, this is a period you should undergo some reasoning and self-reflection to understand why it happened and find a solution to it so that if such an event presents itself again in the future, you will be able to handle it and prevent a new break up.
The journey of self-meditation could be quite scary since the memories will flow in non-stop traffic especially the beautiful times of the relationship.
This should not worry you still as several musicians have made music that could aid you through the journey and keep you in a steady mood always.
The definition has it that, “music is the food of the soul”.
Now, there exist different kinds of music and it means that they will feed your soul in different ways.
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When you listen to these kinds of music, they feed your soul by soothing it and rekindling the faith you have or had in yourself.
It is for this reason that we have drawn up a list of the top ten songs in this guide that could aid you to go through such situations smoothly.
1. “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” by Leonard Cohen
In Troubadour Cohen arsenal, numerous songs can shrink a full adult to feeble wistfulness.
However, this is the best of them and was done in 1967 with a simple setup.
It talks of two lovers who recall the days when they were happy as they now go separate ways.
A line from the song, “You know my love goes with you as your love stays with me / It’s just the way it changes, like the shoreline and the sea” assures you that the love remains the same despite the line that they draw between them.
The class of the song is in the guitar, evocative smile, and mouth harp that Cohen introduces when singing which seems like a victory amid the sadness, and you can’t help but wonder why.
2. “I Don’t Want to Get Over You” by the Magnetic Fields
The foundation on which Stephen Merritt’s magnum opus concept album 69 Love Songs lies is quite explicit though a twist conceals itself within:
He makes a statement, “I could dress in black and read Camus / Smoke clove cigarettes and drink vermouth” which might sound insensitive but is reasonable as the song shows that it’s not just a breakup tale, but an interpretation of what kinds of tale we write ourselves into.
With this, he hopes to occupy your mind with the fact that you keep your mind busy with this hopefully invigorating intangible tale as you push your ex issues away from your mind.
3. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” by Phil Collins
It is permitted for you to engage yourself in a melodrama when someone abandons you.
You can sit in robes for long weeks, drink pillow synthesizers above quantity, and grab several swigs of whiskey while listening to this extremely influential ballad.
This song is a remnant from one of Phil Collins’ solo debut he released in 1984, and it gave him his first No. 1 hit in America.
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4. “River” by Joni Mitchell
“It isn’t only those who just parted with their partners that experience a broken heart”, explains Joni Mitchell in River.
The song goes on to explain, “I’m so hard to handle, I’m selfish and I’m sad, now I’ve gone and lost the best baby that I ever had,” and in another stanza, “I made my baby say goodbye.”
It was released in 1971 and was thought to be a song done by Mitchell when she decided to part ways with her lover, Graham Nash.
Eventually, he did an album, Songs for Beginners which also have a tender rhythm and stands alongside River in the market for those trying to nurse their broken heart.
5. “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye
Before you begin to hear the drum influence in the song, the beginning gives you a hint that shit’s going down in the song.
It talks of a cheatin’ lyin’ body who tries to make you believe those lies and when this song made its Grammy name in 1968, several other musicians like Creedence Clearwater Revival delved in and released a version of the song which runs for a full eleven-minute in 1970.
Another group too known as the California Raisins made their own version and called it Grapevine, raisins.
These other songs have a similar storyline and put you in a mood ready to quit taking shit from liars and cheats.
6. “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
You might dislike American Idol, pop and other stuff related to the West but if you hate your ex more, then this Clarkson’s 2004 song adopted from his album, Breakaway is so damn interesting that even in your sorrowful time, it draws you up and you couldn’t help but join in the chorus whenever it comes by.
7. “It Ain’t Me Babe” by Johnny Cash and June Carter
Mostly, it is hard for you to admit that you weren’t meant to be together especially when you have been condoning things from the start.
Bob Dylan first wrote this sweet, depressing song in 1964, this sweet but its voice was not found till Johnny Cash and June Carter made their version in 1965 as one of Cash’s album Orange Blossom Special.
The combination of their voice makes the song less painful as they go into an agreement.
8. “Teardrops” by Womack & Womack
“Teardrops” is a 1988 electro-disco anthem which talks of a cheat who his infidelity haunts his heart.
Some lines like “footsteps on the dance floor / remind me, baby of you / teardrops in my eyes / next time, I’ll be true” explains deeper why Womack apologizes to his wife, Linda and this hit became their biggest for several years.
9. “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac
The song has an origin from one of the most excruciating breakups of rock music and turned out to be one of the best rock breakup songs.
After two singers split when they had just done a song together, Fleetwood thought up this song and it became an inspiration for him and others to experiencing such to go on with their dreams.
10. After Laughter (Comes Tears)” by Wendy Rene
Some clever lyrics from the teen singer say “when you’re in love, you’re happy / when you’re in an arm, you gaze / this doesn’t last always.”
She wrote this song alongside her brother in 1964, and because of criminal issues, it was left in the cold.
However, Attic Records brought light back to the music and it has been a solution for those with love problems.
There are several ways of easing your heart worries and music is one of them.
The list we have provided above will help you do this so you create a playlist and soothe that worry.