30+ Songs About Getting Over Someone

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When things are over with someone—be it a crush that ended, a relationship, or even a marriage—there comes at time when you realize you need to move on and get over it. But like so many things in life, it’s easier said than done. Getting over someone is a long process with ups and downs, moments where you feel strong and defiant followed by others that are more reflective and forgiving. Maybe for you getting over someone means meeting someone new, telling your ex off, or completely erasing the other person from your life—there are a lot of ways to move on and it’s different for everyone. This collection of songs about getting over someone is a testament to that.

From bitter ballads lamenting the death of love and advice on how to forget, to anthems about being stronger and walking away, these songs show the many ways people feel about and deal with the end of a relationship, a crush, or a love may help you get past your own heartbreak. Listen to them and use them as inspiration as you get over your someone and grow stronger for it.

You can explore the songs below or check out the whole Getting Over You playlist on Spotify.

1. Used to Love You, Gwen Stefani

Favorite Lyrics:
I don’t know why I cry
But I think it’s ’cause I remembered for the first time
Since I hated you
That I used to love you

2. That’s It, I Quit, I’m Moving On, Sam Cooke

Favorite Lyrics:
Oh, you made me want you
You made me need you
You made me tumble and fall
But if I can’t have you
The way I want you
I don’t want you at all.

3. I Don’t Love You Anymore, Bomb the Music Industry!

Favorite Lyrics:
Every second I’m with you
I get increasingly sick and I stop thinking quick
And I act like a dick, like a dick, like a dick
And all the money I spend is my money again
I’ll understand what is said when I’m out with my friends
And at the end of the night
Baby, I’m’a gon’ drive ’em home

4. Come On, Lucinda Williams

Favorite Lyrics:
Dude I’m so over you
You don’t even have a clue
All you did was make me blue
You didn’t even make me, come on!

5.  Don’t Think Twice, Bob Dylan

Favorite Lyrics:
“I ain’t sayin’ you treated me unkind
You could have done better but I don’t mind
You just kinda wasted my precious time
But don’t think twice, it’s all right”

6. thank u, next, Ariana Grande

Favorite Lyrics:
One taught me love
One taught me patience
And one taught me pain
Now, I’m so amazing

7. Eventually, Tame Impala

Favorite Lyrics:
If only there could be
Another way to do this
‘Cause it feels like murder
To put your heart through this
I know I always said
That I could never hurt you
Well, this is the very, very last time
I’m ever going to

8. (I Don’t Have) Anymore Love Songs, Hank Williams, Jr.

Favorite Lyrics:
There’s been some things that I wanted to say a long time
Never have I spent a day without you on my mind
And I’ve tried a lotta songs and I need to try one that’s new
But I don’t have anymore love songs to try on you.

9. Since I Left You, The Avalanches

Favorite Lyrics:
Watch the steps
Get a drink, have a good time now
Welcome to paradise, paradise, paradise
Since I left you
I found the world so new

10. You Don’t Do It for Me Anymore, Demi Lovato

Favorite Lyrics:
I’m sorry for honesty, I could not bear
To lie to you
To lie with you
I’m sorry for honesty, I’m well aware
I lie to you
When I lie with you
You
Don’t do it for me anymore

11. Gone for Good, The Shins

Favorite Lyrics:
You want to jump and dance, but you sat on your hands
And lost your only chance
Go back to your hometown, get your feet on the ground
And stop floating around

12. Fighter, Christina Aguilera

Favorite Lyrics:
After all of the stealing and cheating you probably think that
I hold resentment for you
But uh uh, oh no, you’re wrong
‘Cause if it wasn’t for all that you tried to do, I wouldn’t know
Just how capable I am to pull through
So I want to say thank you

13. Blue Skies, Noah and the Whale

Favorite Lyrics:
This is the last song that I write while still in love with you
This is the last song that I write while you’re even on my mind
’cause it’s time to leave those feelings behind.

14. Walking Away, HAIM

Favorite Lyrics:
You don’t wanna give and you don’t wanna know how
If you were gonna change things, you would’ve by now
When were you around? Where were you at?
Trying not think about it, baby
Running up and down the stairs
‘Til there’s nothing left between us but what we won’t say
Walking away, walking away, walking away

15. Shake It Off, Mariah Carey

Favorite Lyrics:
(I gotta shake you off)
‘Cause the loving ain’t the same and you keep on playing games
Like you know I’m here to stay
(I gotta shake, shake you off)

16. Faith, George Michael

Favorite Lyrics:
Before this river
Becomes an ocean
Before you throw my heart back on the floor
Oh baby I reconsider
My foolish notion
Well I need someone to hold me
But I wait for something more
Yes I’ve gotta have faith

17. How to Forget, Jason Isbell

Favorite Lyrics:
Have a seat, have a drink, tell the jury what you think
Was I good to you?
Was it hell, was it fun, did you think I was the one
Was I glued to you?
Now that I found someone who makes me wanna live
Does that make my leaving harder to forgive?

18. Hate You, Kate Nash

Favorite Lyrics:
Show me something, all or nothing
You keep on changing your mind
I can’t chase it, I can’t take it
Only a matter of time
‘Til you’re crawling on your knees
Begging pretty please
You think it’s funny keeping me wanting
And that’s why
(I really fucking hate you)

19. Doin Fine, The Heavy

Favorite Lyrics:
Please don’t say you love me
Leave me, don’t fuck with my mind
Try to understand like you’re a good friend of mine
Cause I’m doing fine, yes I am
I’m doing…

20. Send My Love (To Your New Lover), Adele

Favorite Lyrics:
I’m giving you up
I’ve forgiven it all
You set me free, oh

21. I Don’t Love You, My Chemical Romance

Favorite Lyrics:
Sometimes I cry so hard from pleading
So sick and tired of all the needless beating
But baby when they knock you
Down and out
It’s where you oughta stay

22. Ridin’ Solo, Jason Derulo

Favorite Lyrics:
Now I’m feeling how I should, never knew single could feel this good, oh
Stop playing miss understood, back in the game, who knew I would, oh
So flex how I spread my wings, loving myself makes me wanna sing, oh
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

23. Shut Up and Let Me Go, The Ting Tings

Favorite Lyrics:
Now oh so easily you’re over me
Gone is love
It’s me that ought to be moving on
You’re not adorable
I want something unignorable

24. Gonna Get Over You, Sara Bareilles

Favorite Lyrics:
Oh, how am I gonna get over you?
I’ll be alright, just not tonight
Someday, hey oh, I wish you’d want me to stay
I’ll be alright, just not tonight

25. Go Your Own Way, Fleetwood Mac

Favorite Lyrics:
Loving you
Isn’t the right thing to do
How can I ever change things
That I feel

If I could
Maybe I’d give you my world
How can I
When you won’t take it from me

26. No More “I Love You’s”, Annie Lennox

Favorite Lyrics:
No more I love you’s
The language is leaving me
No more I love you’s
The language is leaving me in silence
No more I love you’s
Changes are shifting
Outside the words

27. Getting Over You, Lauv

Favorite Lyrics:
Drowning in my coffee
To wash the alcohol
Out my bloodstream
Sitting here I wonder
If we hadn’t been at all
Who would I be?

28. Forget About the Boy, from Thoroughly Modern Millie

Favorite Lyrics:
Cut the cord
Is that a man I once adored?
He’s nothing but an albatross
No great loss
Doublecrosser

29. Chelsea Hotel #2, Leonard Cohen

Favorite Lyrics:
And you got away, didn’t you babe,
You just turned your back on the crowd
You got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don’t need you
I need you, I don’t need you
And all of that jiving around

30. Don’t Call Me Up, Mabel

Favorite Lyrics:
Don’t call me up
I’m going out tonight
Feeling good now you’re outta my life
Don’t wanna talk about us
Gotta leave it behind
One drink and you’re outta my mind

31. Glendale, Clans

Favorite Lyrics:
I won’t die this way,
got a broken heart ’bout ready to escape
and a mouth full of bitterness I can taste it still
I wonder if you hate me now

32. Darling Don’t, Silver

Favorite Lyrics:
And don’t call me up at 3 in the morning
If she didn’t pick up and I’m your second choice
‘Cause I know you’re drunk, your love is a hoax
And I hate the fact that I still recognize your voice

33. Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson

Favorite Lyrics:
But since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I’m so moving on
Yeah, yeah
Thanks to you
Now I get what I want
Since you been gone

34. I Don’t Need You Around, Jackie Wilson

Favorite Lyrics:
Well, I learned that I don’t need you
And I don’t need you around
‘Cause I’ve found somebody new, somebody new
I said I learned that I do not need you
I don’t want you around
Like I said, I’ve found somebody new

35. I Love It, Icona Pop

Favorite Lyrics:
You’re on a different road, I’m in the milky way
You want me down on earth, but I am up in space
You’re so damn hard to please, we gotta kill this switch
You’re from the 70’s, but I’m a 90’s bitch
I love it, I love it

36. Better Without You, Kelly Rowland

Favorite Lyrics:
Moving without you, moving without you
Loving without you, loving without you
Happy without you, happy without you, happy without you
Better without you, better without you, better without you

37. I Don’t Fuck With You, Big Sean and E-40


Favorite Lyrics:
I got a new chick that I gotta thank God for
I got a new whip that I gotta thank a lot for
Yeah I got a lot but want a lot more
Yeah we in the buildin’ but I’m tryna take it to the top floor

38. Big Girls Don’t Cry, Fergie

Favorite Lyrics:
I hope you know, I hope you know
That this has nothing to do with you
It’s personal, myself and I
We’ve got some straightenin’ out to do

39. If the Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me, Jimmy Buffett

Favorite Lyrics:
If the phone doesn’t ring
You’ll know that it’s me
I’ll be out in the eye of the storm
If the phone doesn’t ring
You’ll know that I’ll be
Where someone can make me feel warm
It’s too bad we can’t turn
And live in the past

40. Tears Try on Their Own, Amy Winehouse

Favorite Lyrics:
He walks away
The sun goes down
He takes the day, but I’m grown
And in your way
In this blue shade
My tears dry on their own

41. Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand, Leon Bridges

Favorite Lyrics:
I got it bad
I think you know
You’re everything, you’re beautiful
But my life is fast, can’t make it slow
We’re here right now
Kiss me before I go, but you got to let me go

42. A Little Bit Stronger, Sara Evans

Favorite Lyrics:
And I’m done hoping
That we could work it out
I’m done with how it feels,
Spinning my wheels
Letting you drag my heart around
And, oh, I’m done thinking
You could ever change
I know my heart will never be the same
But I’m telling myself I’ll be okay
Even on my weakest days
I get a little bit stronger

43. Feelin’ Myself, Nicki Minaji and Beyonce


Favorite Lyrics:
And I’m feelin’ myself, jack rabbit
Feelin’ myself, back off, cause I’m feelin’ myself, jack off
Heard he thinks about me when he whacks off
Whacks on? Wax off

44. Silver Lining, Rilo Kiley

Favorite Lyrics:
And the grass it was a ticking
And the sun was on the rise
I never felt so wicked
As when I willed our love to die
And I was your silver lining as the story goes
I was your silver lining but now I’m gold
Hooray hooray I’m your silver lining
Hooray hooray but now I’m gold

45. It Aint Me, Kygo and Selena Gomez

Favorite Lyrics:
Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?
Who’s gonna rock you when the sun won’t let you sleep?
Who’s waking up to drive you home when you’re drunk and all alone?
Who’s gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning?
It ain’t me

46. Praying, Kesha

Favorite Lyrics:
‘Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell
I had to learn how to fight for myself
And we both know all the truth I could tell
I’ll just say this is “I wish you farewell”
I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’
I hope your soul is changin’, changin’
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, prayin’

 

Megan Murray

Editor-in-Chief of The Date Mix

Megan Murray is the Editor-in-Chief of The Date Mix and works at the online dating site and app Zoosk, that has over 40 million members worldwide. She splits her time between writing for The Date Mix and working on the Zoosk product, which gives her behind-the-scenes knowledge about the world of online dating.

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