If you’ve lived your life, you’re more than likely to have a few exes; a lot of those exes will be complete throw-away types – you know the ones that you go out with and end up giving yourself a mulligan for? There will definitely be plenty of those in your lifetime. But, there will also be plenty of exes with whom things just didn’t work out even if there was love between you two, or many relationships that suddenly ended when you weren’t ready.
Songs About Missing Your Ex
Record Year – Eric Church
Eric Church has done it again, and Record Year is, by far, one of the best songs about missing your ex. Church has it right there in the lyrics, "You sit alone, letting your heart and feelings consume you while listening to song after song that really digs deep down into your soul." Eventually, you’ll feel better and be allowed to emerge from your sorrow, but for right now, the music is all you have to keep you sane.
Who Knew – Pink
Everyone makes mistakes when it comes to love, and, sometimes, those mistakes come in the form of getting burned by lovers. It’s the plight of dating, and there’s nothing that you can do about it except turning into a hermit for the rest of your life. This song is perfect for those who want to just sit and miss their exes, getting annoyed with everything that has ever happened in the relationships but still wanting them all the same.
I Miss You - Blink 182
Blink 182 wasn’t messing around when they wrote songs about missing your ex. All they really needed to sing were those three little words that make losing anyone, whether it’s from a breakup, someone moving away or a death, all so horrible. You can easily relate to the feeling of missing someone's voice but not knowing whether or not to dial that number, and the feeling of wanting someone back in your life but knowing it’ll never happen again.
Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
If the feelings are still there, it doesn’t matter how long it’s been since you and your ex have broken up. Once you hear a certain song, visit a certain restaurant, or just see his or her name pop up in your Facebook feed, the feelings will bubble back up, making you feel raw, open and exposed. Without physically being with someone but still having that special person everywhere around you (thanks, social media) can be one of the hardest things ever to deal with during a breakup.
Crazy – K-Ci & JoJo
Who is better than K-Ci & JoJo when it comes to crooning about love lost and new love found? In my opinion, no one. Crazy is definitely one of the best songs about missing your ex out there, especially for real bad breakups. K-Ci & JoJo can get you thinking about your school dances in the smelly gymnasium while you start to understand how people can go a little crazy when thinking about their exes and missing them more than anything.
End of the Road - Boyz to Men
You know you are having a rough breakup when you start pulling out the big guns and throw on a little Boyz to Men. All of their songs just make you want to cry until you have no tears left, but a song about losing someone you wish you never had? That’s too much, Boyz to Men. That’s just too much. However, it’s the epitome of all loves lost in the 90's. As they wonderfully sing, "You belong to me I belong to you. It’s as simple as that".
Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton
Leave it to classic R&B to get all of the heartbreak out in the open, making every single breakup feel 100x worse than before you started listening. Wallowing in your pain is great and crucial for the first few days and if you’re in that kind of mood, Toni Braxton can definitely help you feel all of the melancholy and make you weep into your pillow within seconds. However, if you’ve passed that stage…move on…don’t take a listen and throw on some Disney to better soothe your soul.
What Hurst the Most – Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts are basically the Boyz to Men of country music when it comes to songs about missing your ex. They love to croon about lost loves and finding new ones, so when you’re feeling a little blue, turning to nearly any one of their songs will do you in. This little ditty really digs down and pulls at those heart strings. Their lyrics are so beautiful in the sense that everyone has lost a love that they didn’t think they would. This song perfectly expresses the feeling that you think you would be with that person for so long and have a great relationship until one day…it’s all over.
November Rain – Guns N’ Roses
Missing your ex is hardest when you’re breaking up but there is still love between you two. It’s the old idea that people can still love one another, but not be right for each other. This beautiful masterpiece explains the heartache of having to be apart with someone you care about to figure out your own issues if you want things to go any further. Although you want to be together, it just won’t work. This is heart-wrenching, especially if it’s because only one person needs space. In this case, November Rain helps to soothe your mood and lighten your heart.
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
This is a fantastic breakup song. What do you do when your heart takes a dive? You may go through old photos, listen to sappy love songs, and relive every single moment with that special person. You want to be with that person, and wonder about his or her new life and if he or she is even thinking about you at all. You may be missing your ex every moment of your life right now, but the idea of your ex not feeling the same is too hard to even think about….and yet….