Songs About Getting Over Someone And Moving On – Get Over a Breakup

songs to get over a breakupMany of us feel very sad and dejected when we break up with someone we considered very special. We listen to sad songs and wallow in self-pity, get depressed and teary-eyed.

Though we are aware that when we listen to “breakup songs” we understand the pain behind the lyrics and sympathize with the singer.

The songs that we should listen to are songs that understand the pain we are going through and not ones that will depress us even further.

If you listen to those sad songs, you will find yourself sobbing and wondering why life has handed you this situation (see more why is it too hard to get over someone). You may want to stop going out and meeting people for fear of getting into another relationship again.

Beware of getting into this rut and instead look for songs that empower you and help you to move on.

Feel inspired by the words and realize how lucky you are for getting out of a bad situation in time.

When we listen to songs about getting over someone and moving on, it will help us to learn how to handle our grief and breakup.

Many of these songs tell us that we are better off without that person and help us remain strong and unyielding when they return to us to try and patch up the relationship.

If the relationship was an unhealthy one, it will spur us on to ignore and move on to a healthier one ( See more how to get over someone fast).

If you listen to Sinead-O-Connor sing “Nothing Compares 2U” you heart will break with the memories as you listen to the words.

You feel sad and feel that no one can replace your ex. You wonder where you went wrong and cannot help the tears from falling. So don’t listen to this song and the other songs like this.

The best songs to get over a breakup are the ones who made you believe that you are better off without your ex. That’s it.

Here are a few of those songs, however I believe what you like to listen to is very personal to you.

If you don’t like below songs, you can search for the other songs which fit your persona, but just remember that those songs must covey the message that you’re okay with your breakup.

Leona Lewis does a great rendering of the song “Better In Time”.  She realizes that the pain and hurt will disappear in time even though she was afraid she could not live with him again.

She sings “ It’s time I let you go, So I can be free, And Live my life how it should be, No matter how hard it is I’ll be fine without you, Yes I will.”


Cher sings “Believe” where she realizes that she needs to move on “Cause I’ve had time to think it through And maybe I’m too good for you” But I know that I’ll get through this Cause I know that I am strong, I don’t need you anymore.”


Kelly Clarkson sings “Since U Been Gone” when she finally realizes that there is more to love and life does not end when your ex leaves you. On the other hand she is can breathe again and is exuberant about being independent again.


One of the best songs to get over someone is Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”. This song is guaranteed to spur you on into ending a relationship that was painful and unfulfilling.

You will realize that you were fortunate to find out about your ex and when they do come crawling back you will be able to shut the door in their face!

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Alex J. Stevenson

Alex J. Stevenson isn't a PhD holder on psychology. However, he better understand how to use psychology in real life to forget an ex and feel good.   By doing so, he has helped thousands of men and women to get over their exes (see praise here).   If you've been struggling to get over your ex, get access to his training material The Master training Kit: How to Get Over Your Ex In 14 Days. He guarantees that you will recover from your breakup, or else your money will be refunded.


  • Jenni

    April 29, 2015

    I have to admit I’m a Destiny’s Child “Survivor” break up song sort of girl 🙂

  • Neha Nandini

    April 29, 2015

    Thank you for the heartfelt information on break-ups!

  • Suzanne

    April 29, 2015

    Nice reading. I hope that you’d add a better collection of songs which help us to move on :-).

  • Paige Marshall

    April 29, 2015

    However, I don’t like some of these songs, yet I will try listen to them to improve my mood.

  • Alex J. Stevenson

    June 1, 2015

    Thanks for your comment. Your suggetion is taken for consideration :-).

  • Alex J. Stevenson

    June 1, 2015

    I highly appreciate your comment :-).

  • Nikaia Comley

    October 22, 2016

    I guess, I am an 80’s girl, so I found your break up songs extremely helpful.


  • Alex J. Stevenson

    November 27, 2016

    I glad that it’s helping you. 🙂

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