Spotify Has Revealed Your Favourite Break-Up Songs, So Get Ready To Cry In The Shower


Break Up Songs

We all have a different method for dealing with a break-up (some of us go the ice cream on the couch route, while others go the get-so-drunk-wake-up-when-you’re-over-it route), but there’s one thing that binds us all together in our pain: sad as shit songs.

Streaming giant Spotify have now crunched the numbers to come up with the most popular break-up songs in playlists across Australia, and yeah look…it’s pretty bloody depressing.

Australians are a pretty morose bunch: all up, we’ve made nearly 11,000 break-up playlists on Spotify, with the most popular genres on those list being pop, dance-pop, and R&B.

Sam Hunt’s ‘Break Up In A Small Town’ features most prominently in all of our break-up playlists, with Adele’s criminally depressing ‘Someone Like You’ is the second most popular. Gotye is the highest Aussie act in the ranking, with ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ landing at #7.

But we’re not all sad sacks: a fair whack of the Top 30 are Fuck You tracks, such as Kelly Clarksons’ ‘Since U Been Gone’ (#5), Destiny’s Child’s ‘Survivor’ (#17), and Taylor Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ (#19). And yes, Cee Lo Green’s ‘Fuck You’ comes in at #22.

Check out the full list below, and make a mental note to listen to them next time someone dumps your arse.

Spotify Australia’s Top 30 Break Up Songs

1. Sam Hunt – ‘Break Up In A Small Town’
2. Adele – ‘Someone Like You’
3. Aly & AJ – ‘Potential Breakup Song’
4. Beyoncé – ‘Irreplaceable’
5. Kelly Clarkson – ‘Since U Been Gone’
6. Justin Timberlake – ‘Cry Me a River’
7. Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ – feat. Kimbra
8. Bruno Mars – ‘When I Was Your Man’
9. Rihanna – ‘Take A Bow’
10. Carrie Underwood – ‘Before He Cheats’
11. Beyoncé – ‘Best Thing I Never Had’
12. Old Dominion – ‘Break Up with Him’
13. gnash – ‘i hate u, i love u’ (feat. olivia o’brien)
14. The All-American Rejects – ‘Gives You Hell’
15. A Great Big World – ‘Say Something’
16. Christina Perri – ‘Jar of Hearts’
17. Destiny’s Child – ‘Survivor’
18. Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’
19. Taylor Swift – ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’
20. Demi Lovato – ‘Really Don’t Care’
21. Rihanna – ‘Stay’
22. CeeLo Green – ‘Fuck You’
23. Kelly Clarkson – ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’
24. Coldplay – ‘The Scientist’
25. The Script – ‘Breakeven’
26. Kelly Clarkson – ‘Because of You’
27. Rascal Flatts – ‘What Hurts The Most’
28. Sam Smith – ‘I’m Not The Only One’
29. James Bay – ‘Let It Go’
30. Ne-Yo – ‘So Sick’