Falling out of love can be tough, triggering a whirlwind of emotions. Here are 20 songs about falling out of love that many of us have experienced at some point.
- 1. “Broken Strings” by James Morrison
- 2. “A Change of Heart” by The 1975
- 3. “I Don’t Love You” by My Chemical Romance
- 4. “I’m Looking Through You” by The Beatles
- 5. “Let It Go” by James Bay
- 6. “On Bended Knee” by Boyz II Men
- 7. “Someone Like You” by Adele
- 8. “Out of Love” by Alessia Cara
- 9. “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith
- 10. “Late for the Sky” by Jackson Browne
- 11. “How You Gonna Act Like That” by Tyrese
- 12. “Scared to be Lonely” by Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa
- 13. “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
- 14. “Supercuts” by Jeremy Zucker
- 15. “When You Love Someone” by James TW
- 16. “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake
- 17. “The Thrill is Gone” by B.B. King
- 18. “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye (feat. Kimbra)
- 19. “We’re Not Making Love No More” by Dru Hill
- 20. “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men
1. “Broken Strings” by James Morrison
‘Broken Strings’ is a song about ending a relationship that’s falling apart. It’s about realizing that despite still caring for your partner, the relationship has reached a point where it cannot be repaired, even though you desperately want to make it work. It’s a sad track about accepting that the relationship has to end.
2. “A Change of Heart” by The 1975
Sometimes, you quickly fall in love with someone and can’t get enough of them. But as time goes on, you discover their flaws and lose interest, realizing they’re not who you thought they were. Eventually, you make the tough decision to remove them from your life. This song captures the realization of ending a relationship that has lost its spark.
3. “I Don’t Love You” by My Chemical Romance
This song is about being persistent and courageous when your loved ones have stopped loving you. It is about boldly moving on with your life and doing what makes you happy in spite of that.
When asked about the lyrics of the song, lead singer Gerard Way commented “We wanted to say that you may hate us but we’re still here. Here we are, and we’re better. Here we are and we’re more daring and defiant than ever.”
4. “I’m Looking Through You” by The Beatles
It is a song about being in love with someone and realizing that they’re not the same person you fell in love with, that they’ve changed and you don’t have the same feelings you once had for them.
5. “Let It Go” by James Bay
A solemn song about realizing the two of you aren’t meant for each other and are hurting each other. I think it really drives home the point that not all couples are compatible and that’s okay. Once you recognize it, you can work on going your separate ways and being yourself.
6. “On Bended Knee” by Boyz II Men
This is a song about missing the times when you were still in love, about still wanting to be with your partner or your ex. If they would only let you, you know you could fall back in love.
7. “Someone Like You” by Adele
A song for those who have moved on after they have fallen out of love, but do miss the good times. It’s for those times when you see photos of what you’ve had and see now that they’ve settled down with someone else and moved on with their life.
Even though you’re happy for them, you still miss them, knowing that you will find the one meant for you eventually.
8. “Out of Love” by Alessia Cara
A hauntingly beautiful song that will string a cord for those who had their heart broken. A song asking a simple question on everyone’s mind when a relationship is over and that is “When did you fall out of love with me?”
It hurts to love them the most when it’s over and you realize it’s been over for them a long time ago.
9. “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith
It is a song about being hurt over and over, slowly falling out of love with someone who has never been in love with you. It’s a song about eventually giving up on romantic relationships because of just how much you’ve been hurt and how many times you’ve been left alone with your bleeding heart.
10. “Late for the Sky” by Jackson Browne
This is a song for those times when you realize you’ve been falling out of love with your partner and they’ve been falling out of love with you too. Despite losing love for one another, you continue to stay in the comfort of the relationship and go through your routines trying to make it work.
You are hoping it does but you know nothing is going to change and you can’t recapture those feelings you once had.
11. “How You Gonna Act Like That” by Tyrese
Set to a chill beat, this song is one that captures the dedication you have in a relationship that you’re willing to do anything for. It also depicts the confusion of finding out your partner has fallen out of love and hasn’t been invested in the relationship for a long time. They were telling you that after you’ve spent so much time together.
12. “Scared to be Lonely” by Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa
This is a song about worrying that your partner has fallen out of love with you and is only staying with you because they don’t want to be by themselves. The song brings up feelings most can relate to about feeling uncertain in a relationship, and you wonder whether your relationship is built solely on the fact that neither one of you wants to be alone at the end of the day.
13. “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift
An upbeat, catchy song by Taylor Swift that blew up when released, ‘We are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ is a song about finally being free from a bad relationship and noticing all your partner’s toxic behavior you initially thought you could forgive but just got worse. This is until you finally have no love left for them and leave them for good.
14. “Supercuts” by Jeremy Zucker
This is an upbeat song about that feeling when you fall out of love, but you still care for your partner and want them to be happy. So, you stay in the relationship because you don’t want to hurt them and don’t want them to be sad or lonely.
15. “When You Love Someone” by James TW
A song about the love you can’t change, no matter how hard you love them because it’s not yours to change. There are times when the people you love fall out and there’s nothing you can do.
Parents do so and have to figure out how to tell their children about it, but you can’t force love, no matter how much you want it.
16. “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake
It is a song about learning your partner fell out of love and cheated on you, a common occurrence that leaves them playing the victim and crying to you as though they’re the one who’s been hurt by their actions.
Remember it’s okay to cut them out of your life and refuse things they ask for after the relationship is over, and it can be quite satisfying and healing to do so.
17. “The Thrill is Gone” by B.B. King
A true jazz song about falling out of love with someone and finally seeing them as they truly were, and feeling freedom and relief now that you can leave them and your attachments to them behind.
18. “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye (feat. Kimbra)
This song tells a relatable story of two people who were once in love but have fallen out of it. It’s about a relationship that wasn’t healthy for either person involved. Despite the breakup, they still value each other and want to remain friends. However, the song also explores the sadness and longing that comes with the breakup.
It highlights the lingering sadness you feel when you miss someone who used to be a significant part of your life.
19. “We’re Not Making Love No More” by Dru Hill
There are times when you’ve been in a relationship for a long time and your partner falls out of love so the relationship falls apart and there’s nothing you can do to fix it. This song perfectly encapsulates that feeling in its lyrics and melody.
20. “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men
A song about those so deeply in love with their partner who fell out of love but you can’t figure out how to live without them. It’s about feeling lost and not knowing how to move forward without them because they were like a missing piece that made you feel complete. The song portrays the struggle of living without them, feeling lost, sleepless, and uncertain of who you are.
These songs about falling out of love can be a comforting companion when you’re going through a similar experience, offering solace and support to help you cope and heal.