If you ever had a rough breakup, chances are one of these hits got you through it.

Charli Penn
Jun, 23, 2011

Sometimes the only cure for a bad love hangover is a really great song.

When it came time to count down the best breakup songs ever, we knew we’d have some work to do. Narrowing the list wasn’t easy, but we made it. After some deep soul searching, we decided these 39 tearjerkers are more than worth a mention. They’re memorable, meaningful and most of all relatable.

Did your favorite breakup song make our list?