10 Almost Forgotten Breakup/Moving On Songs That Are Worth Listening To

Starting off with one of the greatest classics of all time.

1. Love hurts by Nazareth (1975)


2. You are not alone by Michael Jackson (1995)


3. Goodbye my lover by James Blunt (2004)


4. Same Mistake by James Blunt (2007)


5. Can't smile without you by Barry Manillow (1977)


6. Unbreak my heart by Toni Braxton (1996)


7. Knife by Rockwell (1984)


8. Without you by Mariah Carey (1994)


9. The reason by Hoobastank (2003)


10. I don't want to miss a thing by Aerosmith (1998)


Honorable Mention: Pretty Boy by M2M (2000)

Honorable Mention 2: Four in the morning by Gwen Stefani (2006)

Honorable Mention 3: Lonely by Akon


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  • Hello dear @sexyasianboi26 ,
    thank you for this post :-)
    Breaking up or no, listening to music is always my number one thing to do, whether I am working, driving, etc...
    I am more into 80s, 90s and millenium music lover, preferably rock music.
    I love most of the songs you have mentioned in your take, but I guess you have forgotten maybe about that one for a breakup:

    Hoobastank - Running Away

    My nickname here is based on an old song too
    Shades Apart - Stranger By The Day

    If I may suggest few songs, here they are for whom is interested:
    Tal Bachman - She's So High
    The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
    Richard Ashcroft - A Song For The Lovers
    Roxette - Spending My Time
    Prince - Purple Rain
    Gavin DeGraw - I Don't Want to Be
    Gavin DeGraw - Not Over You
    Gavin DeGraw - We Belong Together
    Augustana - Boston
    The list is a bit long, but enjoyed sharing my opinion and thank you again for this post dear @sexyasianboi26
    I hope I have not offended anybody or broken some copyright thing, not my intention, I apologize in advance :-D

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    • No prob. You should take a look at Billboard’s top 30 breakup songs of all time. We belong together by Mariah Carey is apparently #1 right now. I think it should have been One Last cry by Brian McKnight. I didn't include one last cry in this list because I think everybody knows about it lol.

    • I do certainly check out many billboard's from time to time, but I have basically already all of them on my playlist ;-)
      I have also forgot myself to mention one of my favorite songs @sexyasianboi26 , which is :
      Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
      that one kicks me way back, like 2 decades ago :-P

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  • Came here to laugh at your crappy taste in music... Realised I like waaaaay too many of the songs on the list to do that 🙈

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  • This isn't my usual kind of music but my favourite song ever fits into this category.

    The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDG2m5hN1vo

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  • Wonderful. I've never been involved in a bad breakup, so I have had no need for (and don't have a current need for) these songs, but they're still going to be helpful if and when I'm involved in a breakup similar to the ones described in the songs.

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  • Nice list! But you really shouldn't listen to those songs while you're going through a breakup.

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    • I think its a good productive way to speed up the process of moving on. The fact that you will feel sad, and cry out every tear is why people say it makes things much worse, which is not.

      If you go to a buddhist monk, he will tell you “Empty your cup, then you will start healing” lol.

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    • Ah yeah, that song is very nice too! I thought those monks are all about having no emotions at all.

    • Buddhism isn’t really a religion but more of a philosophy, a way of life, common sense and logic. I’m a roman catholic, I go to church every now and then but I also go to the nearby temple and ask for a 2nd opinion from a monk. Like I said, its like common sense advice. When you hear it, you’ll be like “oh yeah! Now it makes sense.”

      Like when I was going through hard times, I was stressed and drained. I told a monk that why do i feel like me being an entrepreneur and businessman is not enough? He said “Success is right in front of you, but your eyes are looking elsewhere”. He meant that the cause of my self made stress was because I was comparing myself to others. It took a couple hours of meditation to completely erase the feelings of jealousy and envy.

  • Fool Again by Westlife (since we're talking about cheesy break-up songs haha)

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  • Unbreak My Heart never fails to make me cry. Hate that damn song and the memories attached.

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  • How are they almost forgotten? Only someone who didn't grow up in that generation would say that.

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    • Yes... I still listen to those beautiful 80s, 90s and millenium songs, whether breaking up or not :-D

  • I always find when you break up with someone every song fits your situation x

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  • Goodbye My Lover is my favorite one

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  • Luckily I’m still single 😂

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  • I love the Michael Jackson one that's my favorite

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  • My favorite one is the Michael Jackson one!! :)

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  • Awww thanks for adding Michael!

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  • Great my take!!

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  • What about The Breakup Song?
    It's hindi

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  • I hate such music. Just makes things feel worse.

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  • Not the break up songs that apply to most relationships. These are more realistic break up songs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiSIfgGvh0khttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byEGjLU2egA

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    • No, just no.

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    • LMFAO. You have a bad taste in music, and you are a pathological liar. Who do you think you are fooling? Definitely not me.

    • You know bullying and insulting people only works when you opinion matters. But I don't mind because you don't matter. You are just a sad worthless POS.

  • I'm sorry, but how exactly is I Don't Want To Miss A Thing a breakup/moving on song? In pretty sure that it's quite the opposite.

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    • It’s an all around song. Back when Limewire and illegal downloading was a thing, this song was in the top 10 for break up songs and top 5 for love songs. Based on 700k downloads.

  • Yeah, hey, nice elevator music or whatever, but do you mind if I just crank it up a bit?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW0Ao9r2zkY

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  • Here's another one. I'll Set You Free - The Bangles

    https://youtu.be/0Bg6LCg73XE

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  • Those are truly some odes to breakups and the pain associated with them.

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  • Speaking of forgotten. "Without You" was written and first recorded by Badfinger. While Badfinger was well known, it was not for this song.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49dquH8tn6E

    The most famous version (by chart success) was by Nilsson. It hit #1 in the US for four weeks. It also hit #1 in Canada, UK. Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKqenACEPa8

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  • Hair Of The Dog by Nazareth... and I'll forgive anyone who only knows the Guns N Roses version. It's the male equivalent of "I Will Survive"... with balls.

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  • I’m surprised nothing from Evanescence is on the list.

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  • Free again- Barbara Streysand

    https://youtu.be/PPk5wHb8UPo

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  • How about “In the Wee Small Hours” by Frank Sinatra? That one’s a classic that’s been forgotten

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  • I would suggest something of Slipknot or Suicide Silence

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  • Nice tunes! I particularly liked the Aerosmith song. Although the older guys did breakup much more poetic. Witness and enjoy:

    Phil Ochs – Changes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0UrRH_LVS4

    Steeleye Span:-'My Love'
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPr4vS6yBWg

    Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band - An Thou Were My Ain Thing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFsxQyyA2SE

    The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem - Peggy Gordon (Live)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BERlLAWa5Bk

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  • What about Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton?

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  • always down to try a new playlist, thanks!

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  • Thanks for sharing.

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  • All great songs

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  • Never heard ANY of those

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  • Great myTake

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  • The reason by Hoobastank
    AURORA - Runaway

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