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72 Breakup Songs for Leaving Someone

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Great breakup songs for when it's time to leave a relationship

Great breakup songs for when it's time to leave a relationship

When Love Is Gone

Lovers stray. Romance grows cold. Trust is shattered. Sometimes two people simply grow in different directions. If the passion that began as goo-goo eyes and sexy kisses has disintegrated into a pattern of angry accusations, arguments, and the silent treatment, then it may be time to move on.

Breakups can be angry door slamming confrontations or sorrowful acknowledgments that this is just not working for either partner. Whatever the case, find a song to see you on your way or make an entire playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs to leave your lover to. We have a long list to start you out with!

1. "Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé

In this iconic pop song from 2006, Queen Bey's narrator tells her cheating lover to take his stuff and get the hell out. Cold as ice, she directs the loser to keep his hands off what she paid for.

To the left, to the left
Everything you own in the box to the left
To the left, to the left
Don't you ever for a second get to thinking
You're irreplaceable…

There's not an ounce of regret here. Take notes. This is how you kick a cheating lover to the curb.

2. "Say Something" by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera

Not all breakups are angry, door slamming screaming matches. Some are regretful decisions of last resort. The woman in this 2013 pop song leaves her lover because she's had enough, yet she plaintively appeals for him to utter some kind of statement —anything—that would change her mind. Sadly, he's not up to the task.

3. "My Give a Damn's Busted" by Jo Dee Messina

What do you tell your lying, no good lover who is up to his old tricks again? If you're the narrator in this 2005 country song, you tell him that you're done, no do-over.

This brassy lady describes how it just doesn't matter what her man does any longer. He can't change her mind. Whether he apologizes, cries and makes excuses, or blames someone else, she's just not feeling the sympathy. Her give a damn is busted. Is yours?

4. "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon

Paul Simon wrote this well-recognized 1975 rock song after a divorce from his first wife, and it was his only number one hit. The song describes a woman who is encouraging her lover to leave by suggesting various ways he might do so:

Just slip out the back, Jack, make a new plan, Stan
Don't need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus, don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee, and get yourself free.

5. "Already Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

The woman in this 2009 pop song acknowledges that she and her partner were never meant to be. They once shared built a relationship filled with such promise. However, poison has infiltrated their love affair, and now she has concluded that somebody has to go. She has decided to move on.

6. "Leave (Get Out)" by JoJo

The woman in this 2004 pop tune tosses her significant other out of the door on his ear. She has been waiting all evening for her boyfriend, but when he finally shows up it's evident that he's been unfaithful. The narrator can't wait for him to be gone. He has lied, cheated, mistreated her, and wasted her time. Don't let the door hit you in the rear, dear. This relationship is history.

7. "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi

Ah, this 1986 song is from the glory days of '80s hair metal music. With more than a sting of resentment, the narrator tells her that when it comes to love, she's false advertising. She plays the role of an innocent, but her love is lethal, like a loaded gun. It's the perfect way to tell a partner you're leaving that they damage everything they touch (plus, the breakup is all their fault):

Shot through the heart
And you're to blame
Darlin', you give love a bad name
An angel's smile is what you sell
You promise me heaven, then put me through hell.

Cue the footsteps and the closing door. This is you walking away.

8. "You've Got Five Minutes" by Lorrie Morgan

Fed up to her blond highlights with being neglected, the fiesty lady in this 1990 country song has her suitcases packed and waiting by the door. She's given the man in her life an ultimatum. Now he has five minutes to tell her what she wants to hear, five minutes to change her mind, else that gal is outta here. The taxi's been called and it's on the way. Almost single!

9. "Problem" by Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea)

Perhaps it's the mere thought of your lover that you cherish more than their actual presence. They make your heart skip a beat, but they're no good for you. If so, be on your way and use this contagious 2014 pop song to let them know that you're giving them up like the bad habit that they are.

Have fun letting them know, "I got one less problem without ya" by letting Ariana and Iggy be your messengers:

I got ninety-nine problems
But you won't be one.

10. "Happier" by Marshmello (featuring Bastille)

On some level, most people realize when a relationship has run its course. Knowing what to do about it is the more daunting task. Should you try to save it or go your separate ways?

This poignant 2019 pop song about an unraveling love affair was an international favorite. The narrator mourns an unhealthy relationship that has deteriorated with to a mere flicker because of constant conflict. Although he loves his sweetheart, he knows there are some words between them that can never be unsaid.

The man realizes that his partner will be happier without him. They both will actually. This is the beginning of the end for them as a couple, but perhaps they'll be friends one day.

Know that means I'll have to leave
Lately, I've been, I've been thinking
I want you to be happier, I want you to be happier
So I'll go, I'll go.

11. "You'll Think of Me" by Keith Urban

It's 4 a.m., and the man in this contemplative country/pop crossover hit from 2004 cannot sleep. His lover's infidelity is crushing and too much to take. He demands that she leave. As he lists all the things that she should take with her—from her records to her cat—the narrator asserts that he'll be fine. He predicts, however, that she will one day be haunted with memories of him and thoughts of what might have been.

12. "Miss Movin' On" by Fifth Harmony

Resolving never to be that sad, broken girl again, the narrator in this 2013 pop song has had enough. After hitting rock bottom, she's now breaking free from this dysfunctional relationship:

My innocence is wearing thin
But my heart is growing strong
So call me, call me, call me
Miss movin' on, oh oh oh.

13. "Baby Bye Bye" by Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Their love was once like the morning sun, bright and clear, but now the narrator in this enthusiastic 2015 R&B-tinged song is ready to be on his way. Although they have good memories together of laughing and talking, their passion died on the vine. This relationship ends in a whimper instead of a bang in spite of what the video portrays.

14. "I Can't Do This" by K. MIchelle

Thank goodness that the woman in this 2010 R&B tune is finally conceding defeat and ready to walk away from her unhealthy dating relationship. The couple has been caught in a desperate cycle of overeager attempts to please, bad behavior, then begging for forgiveness. She plays the victim while he drinks too much and womanizes. Not a great mix.

As she throws her hands up in distress, she tells him:

Know I love you
And I care about you
But you keep hurting me and I keep forgiving you
I just can't do this
Boy, I just can't do this.

Okay, girl, just turn around and walk. You got this.

15. "Apologize" by Timbaland (featuring OneRepublic)

For some betrayals, "sorry" just won't cut it. Everyone has their personal limits when it comes to love. Where do you draw your "red line"? This 2007 R&B ditty was an international chart-topper that mournfully describes a lover whose apologies ring hollow. The narrator's trust has been shattered, and he can't risk repeating being deceived again.

16. "I Hope You're Never Happy" by Dolly Parton

To hell with fond farewells and taking the high road. In this 1985 country song, Dolly Parton tells it like it is and offers a swift punch to the gut as she and her honey part company. What could he have done to merit such feelings of reprisal?

I hope you're never happy with anybody but me
And every face you look into, I hope you're haunted by me
Yes, I'm possessive and jealous; at least I speak honestly
I hope you're never happy with anybody but me.

17. "My Life" by Billy Joel

If you've been part of an unhappy relationship for too long and you're tired of taking direction, strike out on your own with this 1978 rock song as your anthem. The narrator expresses his frustration with being told what to do. He's asserting his personal freedom.

Although it could relate to a number of personal circumstances, the song is perfect for a broken romantic relationship:

I don't need you to worry for me 'cause I'm alright
I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home
I don't care what you say anymore this is my life
Go ahead with your own life leave me alone.

18. "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" by Pink

Both partners in this faltering relationship have had an unusually bad day, and the woman in this 2012 pop song is throwing in the towel (and snapping it at her soon-to-be-ex). She describes the emotional desperation that has led her up to this point in their relationship no return. Now she's walking away from their love-turned-toxic:

I think I've finally had enough
I think I maybe think too much
I think this might be it for us
Blow me one last kiss.

19. "Bye Bye Bye" by NSYNC

The guy in this pop song from 2000 is tired of being lied to and playing the role of the fool. He's calling it quits because now he realizes that being treated so poorly isn't right. Adios to the game playing and hello freedom.

20. "Gives You Hell" by The All-American Rejects

If there's bad blood between you and your significant other, you're probably not up to pretending to wish them well as you split up. Instead, use this 2008 pop song to hope that they regret all their evil ways. Hopefully, one day you'll be a hotshot celebrity and they'll be miserable and jealous:

When you see my face
Hope it gives you hell
Hope it gives you hell
When you walk my way
Hope it gives you hell.

If vengeance is burning a hole in your mind, use this and other revenge-themed songs to wish the one who is hurting you an awful life.

A breakup can be a break through.

A breakup can be a break through.

Even More Songs to Leave Someone to

Song & Year ReleasedArtistFavorite Leaving Lyrics

21. This Is Me Leaving You (2001)

Mary Chapin Carpenter

This is your voice of reason / This is your voice of calm / This is your heart that's speaking / Don't look back, just keep on going / This is me leaving you

22. After the Love Is Gone (1979)

Earth, Wind & Fire

Somethin' happened along the way / What used to be happy was sad / Somethin' happened along the way / And yesterday was all we had

23. So Done (2006)

Jeannie Ortega

I'm so done / And there's nothing you can do / I'm better off without you

24. You Don't Even Know Who I Am (1995)

Patty Loveless

You don't even know who I am / You left me a long time ago / You don't even know who I am / So what do you care if I go?

25. Already Gone (2018)

Brett Dennen

Bye bye, I'm already gone / Bye bye, I'm already gone / So pay the rent, don't leave no evidence / I'm history; I can't get free

26. Baby I'm a Leavin' You (1996)


I like moonlight, simple things / Now you want a diamond ring / I got news for you / Baby I'm a-leaving you

27. Hurts Like Hell (2016)


I loved and I loved and I lost you / And it hurts like hell

28. You're No Good (1974)

Linda Ronstadt

You're no good / You're no good / You're no good / Baby, you're no good

29. Somebody Should Leave (1985)

Reba McEntire

Somebody should leave / But which one should it be / You need the kids and they need me

30. Bye Bye (1998)

Jo Dee Messina

Bye bye love, I'll catch you later / Got a lead foot down on my accelerator / And the rearview mirror torn off -- I ain't never lookin' back / And that's a fact

31. It Is What It Is (2010)


Too long we've been denying / Now we're both tired of trying / We hit a wall and we can't get over it / Nothing left to relive, / It's water under the bridge / You said it, I get it, / I guess it is, what it is

32. Leaving You (2013)

Audien (featuring Michael S.)

No, I never, never met nobody, body like you / That ain't no compliment, that's the truth / You're nothing but a cold heart covered in gold / That's why, that's why, that's why, that's why I'm leaving you

33. Blame It on Your Heart (1993)

Patty Loveless

Well all I wanted was to be your one and only / And all I ever got from you was being lonely / Now that dream is laid to rest / 'Cause you have failed the test / So blame it on your lying, cheating, cold dead beating / Two-timing and double dealing / Mean mistreating, loving heart

34. I Will Survive (1978)

Gloria Gaynor

Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I'll stay alive / I've got all my life to live / And I've got all my love to give / And I'll survive I will survive

35. Really Don't Care (2014)

Demi Lovato (featuring Cher Lloyd)

But even if the stars and moon collide / I never want you back into my life / You can take your words and all your lies / Oh oh oh I really don't care

36. Leave U (2009)

Kandi Burruss

Whatever it took to get me, boy / Oh, you gotta keep it up to keep me around / Whatever it took to get me, boy / Well, you know, you gotta double up now / Because I'm 'bout to leave (leave) u (u)

37. Gotta Go My Own Way (2007)

Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens

I've got to move on and be who I am / I just don't belong here I hope you understand / We might find our place in this world someday / But at least for now I gotta go my own way

38. Already Gone (1974)


I'm already gone / And I'm feelin' strong / I will sing this vict'ry song

39. Love Is Gone (2007)

David Guetta & Chris Willis

What are we supposed to do / After all that we've been through / When everything that felt so right is wrong / Now that the love is gone?

40. Better As a Memory (2007)

Kenny Chesney

I'm honest to a fault, it's just who I am / I'm better as a memory than as your man

41. I Hate This Part (2008)

The Pussycat Dolls

I can't take it any longer / Thought that we were stronger / All we do is linger / Slipping through our fingers / I don't wanna try now / All that's left is good-bye / To find a way that I can tell you

42. Stay (2007)


I'm so tired of bein' lonely / You can't give me what I need / When she begs you not to go / There is one thing you should know / I don't have to live this way / Baby, why don't you stay?

43. Look It Up (2011)

Ashton Shepherd

I said go, goodbye, get lost, get out, get gone / The word is "over" / Look it up

44. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (1978)

Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams

Too much, too little, too late to ever try again / Too much, too little, too late, let's end it being friends / Too much, too little, too late, we knew it had to end / And it's over, it's over

45. Watch Me (1992)

Lorrie Morgan

You don't even know you've lost me / You think I'll always stay / Oh, just watch me walk away

46. Go Your Own Way (1977)

Fleetwood Mac

You can go your own way / Go your own way

47. What Goes Around...Comes Around (2006)

Justin Timberlake

What goes around, goes around, goes around/ Comes all the way back around

48. The One in the Middle (2007)

Sarah Johns

I would've given you the finger on my left hand / The one that you use for a wedding band / And now I'm givin' you the one in the middle

49. Undo It (2010)

Carrie Underwood

You stole my happy / You made me cry / You took the lonely and took me for a ride / And I wanna un un un un undo it

50. Why Did I Ever Like You? (2008)


Why did I ever like you? / What did I see? / Whatever it was must have been some kind of illusion / A magic trick on me

51. DONE (2013)

The Band Perry

I'm through, with you / You're one bridge I'd like to burn / Bottle up the ashes, smash the urn / I'm through with you, la ti da / I don't wanna be part of your fun / Don't wanna be under your thumb / All I wanna be is done

52. Let It Go (2014)

James Bay

Everything that's broke / Leave it to the breeze / Let the ashes fall / Forget about me

53. Staying's Worse Than Leaving (2011)

Sunny Sweeny

It's gotta get better, it can't get worse / Hope it's a blessing not a curse / I don't care who passes judgment on my reasons / I know staying is worse than leaving

54. Goodbye to You (1982)


These last few weeks of holdin' on / The days are dull, the nights are long / Guess it's better to say / Goodbye to you

55. Hit the Road Jack (1961)

Ray Charles

Hit the road, Jack and don't you come back / No more, no more, no more, no more / Hit the road Jack and don't you come back / No more

56. Nothing Lasts Forever (2007)

Maroon 5

It is so easy to see / Dysfunction between you and me / We must free up these tired souls / Before the sadness kills us both

57. These Boots Are Made for Walkin' (1965)

Nancy Sinatra

These boots are made for walking / And that's just what they'll do / One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

58. Goodbye My Lover (2006)

James Blunt

It may be over, but it won't stop there, / I am here for you if you'd only care

59. Bad Blood (2015)

Taylor Swift

Now we've got problems / And I don't think we can solve 'em / You made a really deep cut / And, baby, now we've got bad blood, hey!

60. Walking Away (1988)

American Authors

As the lights burn out / And nothing feels the same / I'm walking away, yeah

61. Let It Go (Disney Song) (2013)

Idina Menzel

It's time to see what I can do / To test the limits and break through / No right, no wrong, no rules for me / I'm free

62. Kiss This (2000)

Aaron Tippin

Why don't you kiss, kiss this! / And I don't mean on my rosy red lips / And me and you / We're through / And there's only one thing left for you to do

63. The Veronicas (2014)

The Veronicas

You ruin me / And later when the curtain’s drawn / And no one's there for you back home / Don't cry to me; you played me wrong / You ruin me

64. Would I Lie to You? (1985)


I've packed my bags I've cleaned the floor / Watch me walkin'' / Walkin' out the door.

65. You've Got Another Thing Comin' (1982)

Judas Priest

If you think I'll let it go you're mad / You've got another thing comin'

66. Time for Me to Fly (1978)

REO Speedwagon

Oh, I make you laugh / And you make me cry / I believe it's time for me to fly

67. It's Too Late (1971)

Carole King

But it's too late, baby now, it's too late / Though we really did try to make it (we can't make it) / Somethin' inside has died, and I can't hide / And I just can't fake it, oh, no, no, no, no, no

68. Red Rubber Ball (1966)

The Cyrkle

Now I know you're not the only / Starfish in the sea / If I never hear your name again / It's all the same to me

69. She Let Herself Go (2005)

George Strait

When he said he didn't love her no more / She let herself go / To Vegas once / Honolulu, New York City / Came back knocked-out pretty

70. Goodbye Cruel World (1961)

James Darren

Oh, goodbye, cruel world, I'm off to join the circus / Gonna be a broken-hearted clown / Paint my face with a good-for-nothin' smile / 'Cause a mean, fickle woman turned my whole world upside down

71. Gone (2004)

Montgomery Gentry

This ain't no temporary, typical, tearful good-bye, uh uh uh / This ain't no breakin' up and wakin' up and makin' up one more time, uh uh uh / This is gone (gone) gone (gone) gone (gone) gone

72. Walk the Way the Wind Blows (1986)

Kathy Mattea

I've gotta do some thinkin' / Of where to go from here / Walk the way the wind blows / Wipe away the tears

© 2019 FlourishAnyway


FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 15, 2020:

Bob - You're right about that. There's probably an article in there somewhere about entertainers who married spouses half their age or entertainers who were married the most times.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 15, 2020:

MG Singh - Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed this. Keep yourself well, my friend, in the midst of this global health crisis.

Robert Sacchi on March 15, 2020:

I guess he's following the John Derek mold. "My Life" is a good choice.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on March 14, 2020:

You have a great forte in cataloguing songs for benefit of hub pages readers. I love your write-up and selections.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 14, 2020:

Peggy - I love Billy Joel. With as many times as he's been married, he could write quite a few songs about being left or leaving someone. Those wives all seem to be the same age even though he gets older.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 13, 2020:

"My Life" by Billy Joel is a rather upbeat song, despite the message. Ha! You always amass such large lists of songs to match a subject which is amazing!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 09, 2020:

Bob - Oh, that's a funny one and sadly, all too true!

Robert Sacchi on January 08, 2020:

Yes, it was on a flyer put up in the office by a co-worker. It has other words of wisdom such as: "Help someone in need and they will remember you, the next time they need help."

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 08, 2020:

Bob - I love that one!

Robert Sacchi on January 07, 2020:

I read a saying: "When you're happy you dance to the music. When you're sad you understand the lyrics."

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 07, 2020:

Bob - Thanks for the suggestion. I have the song listed in my playlist about stalkers, creepers, and obsessive love. It's a pretty creepy song although most of us probably haven't thought about the lyrics.

Robert Sacchi on January 06, 2020:

Would "Don't you Want Me" by the Human League fit into this category?

Robert Sacchi on November 17, 2019:

You're welcome. Your lists are fun.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 17, 2019:

Bob - Thanks for the suggestion which I added. Have a great week ahead.

Robert Sacchi on November 13, 2019:

Would "She Let Herself Go" by George Strait fall into this category?

Robert Sacchi on November 04, 2019:


FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 04, 2019:

Bob - I've already started it! Thank you!

Robert Sacchi on November 03, 2019:

Yes, that is a good playlist.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 03, 2019:

Bob - You gave me an idea for a playlist - songs about guys who are players. Thanks!

Robert Sacchi on November 01, 2019:

Would "Sing in the Sunshine" by Gale Garnett or "Ramblin' Man" by the Allman Brothers fall into this category?

Robert Sacchi on October 17, 2019:

One of those fun '60 songs.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 17, 2019:

Bob - Thanks for the suggestion. I've added it!

Robert Sacchi on October 15, 2019:

Have you considered "Red Rubber Ball" by The Cyrkle?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 20, 2019:

Bob - Thank you for noticing. I replaced one of them with another song.

Robert Sacchi on May 20, 2019:

Another fun list. I think you got "Hit the Road Jack" twice, 25 & 55.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 28, 2019:

Shawindi - Thanks for stopping by!

Shawindi Silva from Sri lanka on April 28, 2019:

Great!! I love those songs !!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 27, 2019:

Dianna - Such a fun song! Many of them are, although I guess they wouldn't be fun to have them sung to you (or played for you) when you're being left. But if you're dramatic when you call it quits, then they'll never forget you.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 27, 2019:

Peg - See ya! Thanks for listening!

Dianna Mendez on April 27, 2019:

So glad these times are few for me. I remember singing "Hit the Road Jack" as a kid just for fun. Have a great weekend.

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on April 27, 2019:

The all-time classic Ray Charles, "Hit the Road, Jack" always reminds me of the movie, "Ray" which was sad but great. And "Too much, Too Little, Too Late," really tells the tale of love gone bad. I remember Linda Ronstadt belting out, "You're No Good." Thanks for the great collection of "I'm Out'a Here" songs. If I'm looking smaller it's because I'm leaving.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 26, 2019:

Bill - Thanks for the kind kudos and for reading. Have a wonderful weekend!

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on April 25, 2019:

Another great list Flourish. Don’t know how you do it? Have a great week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 24, 2019:

Dora - Dolly's been married forever, but she sure knows how to write a song.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 24, 2019:

Chitrangada - Thank you for reading and commenting. I'm glad you found some songs you like.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 24, 2019:

Most everyone seems anxious to move on. Dolly Parton's approach makes me smile though it's not healthy, but I bet it makes the singer feel good for a little while.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 24, 2019:

Such a great list of appropriate songs, to match the sentiments of leaving someone. Some of them are my favourites.

Thanks for sharing this excellent article!

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on April 23, 2019:

I was reading your reply to Pamela, and whenever I write song lyrics to popular classic tunes, it also stays stuck in my head- morning, noon, and night... lol.

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on April 23, 2019:

Ha ha... ya, make the take-off dramatic :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 23, 2019:

Pamela - Thank you for your kind comment. I have "50 Ways" stuck in my brain.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 23, 2019:

Clive - Oh, Clive, your writing is fabulous. Nooooo don't go. Don't go. Clive. (Was that good enough?)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 23, 2019:

Ann - The drama is grand, just in someone else's relationship! Glad you enjoyed this! Thank you and hope you're doing fantastic.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 23, 2019:

Linda - Thank you for your kind support. I can go long periods when I think in lyrics and this was one of them! It's more fun though when the person you're talking to knows some of the lines you're singing. (But that doesn't stop me.) Have a great day!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 23, 2019:

You created an excellent list of songs about leaving. I lik several of them, particularly Paul Simons. You always do a great job of tying all the songs and hejpful information together.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 23, 2019:

Tamara - Thanks for your kind comment. I think anyone who is walking away could grab a song off this list and leave it for their lover. One might as well make it dramatic.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 23, 2019:

Heidi - That's a good one! Added it! I really had fun with this one. Some feel almost like pulling teeth to put together but not this one! Fun, fun, fun! Hope you have a great week as the weather warms in Chi-town.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on April 23, 2019:

Say something I am giving up on you. Flourish say something I am giving up on you. Flourish broke my heart.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 23, 2019:

Bill - If you think of it, let me know your suggested song! Thanks for stopping by and have a good week, my buddy.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 23, 2019:

Liz - It's amazing how readers still come up with suggestions I haven't gotten to. I love it! Just today someone suggested motorcycles. Go figure.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 23, 2019:

Paul Simon and Billy Joel - brilliant! 'Hit the Road Jack' is a great one too. In fact, this is a great list, as always! You've come up with all sorts of angles of parting - great job!


Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on April 23, 2019:

Some of these go back a long, long time. Those oldies are the best (I'm hearing Ray Charles in my mind). I hadn't thought of "Let it Go" as a break-up song, but the words certainly fit. Oh shoot, now I've got that tune stuck in my brain.

Thanks for another fun list. I don't know how you do it, but I hope you never stop.

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on April 23, 2019:

Oh good; I will need these songs for reference. LOL... just kidding. Another excellent and concise list you have, here! YAY!



Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on April 23, 2019:

For me, Paul Simon's "50 Ways" is the ultimate leave your lover song.

But my 80s selection would be Eurhythmics "Would I Lie to You?" "I've packed my bags. I've cleaned the floor. Watch me walking, walking out the door..." Heck, I wouldn't clean the floor! :)

Love the leave list!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 23, 2019:

Paul Simon all the way. There was one by the Beatles, but I'm drawing a blank on the title. :)

Liz Westwood from UK on April 23, 2019:

This is another comprehensive list. Maybe you could set up a Hub Pages challenge for song theme suggestions. I don't think there can be many subjects that you won't find a song list for.