Kelly Rowland just released her new single, “Dirty Laundry” and definitely had a lot to get off her chest. Not only did she reveal that she was a little jealous of her best friend Beyonce’s success, she also aired that she was in an abusive relationship with a man that she was once in love with! Thank you, Kelly, for providing the perfect soundtrack for the end of “cuffing season” and helping broken hearted women everywhere get through those horrible pre-summertime break ups. Since we’re on the subject, here’s a list of 20 other break-up songs that have helped women worldwide throw the “Deuces” and say goodbye to their significant others.
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1. Ashanti “Foolish”
Ashanti’s first single, “Foolish”, was definitely a 2002 breakup anthem! How many of us can relate to acting “foolish” when it comes to breaking up, making up and breaking up again? Ashanti was speaking the truth!
2. Ne-Yo “So Sick”
Ne-Yo’s “So Sick” is just one of those feel good songs that you just have to have on your break up play list.
3. Rihanna “Take A Bow”
Rihanna’s “Take A Bow” is for the girl who’s tired of hearing her man putting on the same show and apologizing over and over. Like the song said, go on and take a bow!
4. Boyz II Men “End Of The Road”
“End of the Road” is one of those timeless Boyz II Men classics that will never get old and will always make you shed an extra tear or two!
5. Donell Jones “Where I Wanna Be”
Donell Jones said it best, “when you love someone you just don’t treat them bad”.
6. Heather Headly “I Wish I Wasn’t”
Heather speaks on what all of us have wished after a break up: “i wish I wasn’t in love with you so you couldn’t hurt me”. She knows.
7. Toni Braxton “Unbreak My Heart”
The oldest of the Braxton clan knows a little something or two about broken hearts. In her soulful ballad, “Unbreak My Heart”, she sings about her lost love who’s broken her heart and wanting him to come back and love her again.
8. Usher “Burn”
What do you do when you’ve tried everything to make it last and nothing works? Do like Usher says and let it “Burn”.
9. Chris Brown “Say Goodbye”
Chris Brown may have been just a teenager when this song came out, but he sure knew a thing or two about breaking up. In the song, “Say Goodbye”, Chris sings about finally saying goodbye to the one he loved when it just wasn’t working anymore.
10. Fantasia “Free Yourself”
“If you don’t want me then don’t talk to me,” Fantasia sings on “Free Yourself”, telling her man to free himself if he doesn’t want her. Sing it girl!