Top 5 Best Breakup Songs of 2018

Updated on January 30, 2019
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Heartbreaks can be devastating. Let these heart-wrenching and uplifting breakup songs remind you that you are not alone.

5 Best Breakup Songs of 2018

  1. "Thank u, next" by Ariana Grande
  2. "Malibu Nights" by LANY
  3. "Better Now" by Post Malone
  4. "Consequences" by Camila Cabello
  5. "Solo" by Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato

Ariana Grande - thank u, next
Ariana Grande - thank u, next

1. "Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande

Artist: Ariana Grande

Released: November 2, 2018

Genre: Pop

This is definitely the best breakup song of the past year. Ariana Grande wowed us again with her latest hit. Breakup songs are known for being sad, or even vengeful, but "thank u, next" is a fresh new song about Ariana's appreciation for the people she was in relationships with. She even drops the names of some of her exes and tells them how thankful she is for all the things that they have taught her. It is also a song about how she found peace and love in her own self. She expresses hope that she will one day find true love. For now, she will continue to learn from the lessons of her past love and live on. It is a great bop with an amazing melody, but most importantly, it reminds us that those past relationships can also help us be better individuals. This song helps us realize how strong we really are.

One taught me love,

One taught me patience

And one taught me pain

Now, I'm so amazing

I've loved and I've lost

But that's not what I see

So, look what I got

Look what you taught me

— Ariana Grande (thank u, next)
LANY - Malibu Nights
LANY - Malibu Nights

2. "Malibu Nights" by LANY

Artist: LANY

Released: ‎October 5, 2018

Album: Malibu Nights

Genre: Alternative/Indie

For me, this is one of the most beautiful and emotional breakup songs ever made. This song reminds us of the pain that we've all experienced after a breakup or after losing someone you love. LANY kept it raw and honest in this song. A lot of people will be able to relate to this emotionally heavy song. It's about how depressing it can be to lose someone. It reminds us that our pain is real and valid and that a lot of other people go through the same kind of pain. LANY delivers a beautiful melody with great lyrics that pierce straight through our souls.

I got way too much time to be this hurt

Somebody help, it's getting worse

What do you do with a broken heart?

Once the light fades, everything is dark

— LANY (Malibu Nights)
Post Malone - Better Now
Post Malone - Better Now

3. "Better Now" by Post Malone

Artist: Post Malone

Released: June 5, 2018

Album: Beerbongs & Bentleys

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

This hip-hop song, by Post Malone, showcases feelings of regret and guilt as the singer reminisces about old moments he had with his ex. The song is also about how we pretend to be okay after a breakup, but, in reality, it's just a facade we show to other people so that they think we're doing alright. It is a sad breakup song with a rad beat and relatable lyrics.

You probably think that you are

better now, better now

You only say that 'cause

I'm not around, not around

You know I never meant to

let you down, let you down

Woulda gave you anything,

woulda gave you everything

— Post Malone (Better Now)
Camila Cabello - Consequences
Camila Cabello - Consequences

4. "Consequences" by Camila Cabello

Artist: Camila Cabello

Released: ‎October 9, 2018

Album: Camila

Genre: Pop

If you are a sucker for a melodic ballad song (like me), this song might be for you. It is a beautiful song about falling in love and discovering the issues that come with it. This song showcases Camila Cabello's powerful and expressive voice. It will make you realize that love isn't all rainbows and butterflies, it also comes with heartaches and sacrifices.

Loving you was young, and wild, and free

Loving you was cool, and hot, and sweet

Loving you was sunshine, safe and sound

A steady place to let down my defenses

But loving you had consequences

— Camila Cabello (Consequences)
Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato - Solo
Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato - Solo

5. "Solo" by Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato

Artist: Clean Bandit

Featured Artist: Demi Lovato

Released: May 18, 2018

Album: RTL HITS 2018

Genre: Dance/Electronic

Clean Bandit is known for releasing awesome, powerful, and trendy tunes. This song is a great upbeat dance song about missing someone and feeling lonely. It shows us the struggle of being on our own. It reminds us that we must find the strength to do things by ourselves after a breakup. Demi Lovato's powerful vocals are mixed with a great beat that will make you want to dance. It's very different from the sad breakup songs we always hear.

I never meant to leave you hurtin'

I never meant to do the worst thing

Not to you (this solo, solo, everybody)

— Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato (Solo)

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