10 Breakup Anthems From This Decade
July 6, 2019
Ariella Jacobs

It’s never easy going through a breakup, whatever the reason. Going through life with another person is no easy task, and when things come to an end, it seems impossible to overcome. But, The good news is: you’re not the only going through this. The following list proves, many famous singers, alongside millions all over the world, went through it too and came out stronger on the other side. Whether you’re feeling sad or angry, we’ve got you covered with ten of the best breakup anthems from this decade, sung by female artists:

thank u, next by Ariana Grande – the 2018 smash hit by Ariana Grande is sure to get you through the hardest of times. The song reminds you how much you grow as a person from every relationship, and how you should thank your ex for everything they taught you. This is the song that will make you appreciate yourself more. In general, Grande’s album by the same name is filled with amazing relationship anthems, such as: in my head, bloodline, and bad idea, among others. More from her catalog: Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart, Break Free, and Problem.

Truth Hurts by Lizzo – Truth Hurts by Lizzo is a self-love anthem post-breakup that is sure to lift up your spirit. With lyrics like: “Yeah, I got boy problems, that’s the human in me/ Bling bling, then I solve ‘em, that’s the goddess in me,” this song is amazing for gaining back your confidence after a heartbreak.

New Roles by Dua Lipa – this song was everywhere for a reason. Lipa managed to set the ground rules we should all follow after a breakup. Like she says in the song: “Practice makes perfect,” and “Eat, sleep, and breathe it/ Rehearse and repeat it,” you should play this song on repeat, learning these important guidelines.

Someone Like You by Adele – this one is a must following a breakup. While admitting “For me, it isn’t over,” Adele moves on and says: “Never mind, I’ll find someone like you.” Being the queen she is, Adele also wishes nothing but the best for her old lover. This song reminds you that even though it’s hard now, you’ll come out the other side on top.

Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus -This song may have gained popularity due to its provocative video, but the song stayed popular because of his relatable message. The lyrics: “All I wanted was to break your walls/ All you ever did was wreck me,” Cyrus sings about the frustration of being all in at love, yet getting your heartbroken.

Stay by Rihanna – in this 2012 collaboration with Mikky Ekko, Rihanna proves she can produce break-up anthems and not only party hits. We can all relate to lyrics like: “The reason I hold on / ’cause I need this hole gone.”

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift is the queen of breakup anthems for a reason – she manages to capture our exact feelings and pair them with an amazing melody. This song will help you put the past behind you, reminding yourself, as well as your ex, that you are never ever getting back together. Other amazing anthems in Swift’s repertoire – I Knew You Were Trouble, All You Had To Do Was Stay, Shake It Off, and All Too Well.

What About Us by P!nk – in this beautiful song, P!nk questions what happened to the relationship. She sings: “What about us? What about trust? What about us?”While both you and P!nk might not have all the answers, this song is a good start on the way to mending.

Sorry by Beyoncé – With lyrics like: “Tell him, boy, bye,” and “I ain’t sorry,” this song is sure to get you moving along to the beat while screaming from the top of your lungs. The whole Lemonade album is a monumental masterpiece, capturing the exact feelings after a heartbreak caused by cheating. Hold Up is another great song on this album that you are sure to relate to.

Need You Now by Lady Antebellum – With lyrics such as: “And I wonder if I ever cross your mind. / For me it happens all the time,” this 2009 song captures feelings post-breakup in the most authentic way.

This is of course just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to breakup anthems, so get ready for more to come.

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