10 Best Songs To Break Up To [Where You Don’t Have To Say Sh*t, Just Press PLAY]

The reality of the world we live in today is that communication has become more streamlined and impersonal than ever before and now breaking up over text message and BBM is not only a regular occurrance, it’s not even out of the norm anymore. BUT you know that would still make you a douchebag, so you need to AT LEAST try to say it in person – and for those of you charismatically-challenged here are a list of songs that do it for you.

Are you in a relationship right now, but you feel you need a break [“i.e. time alone to feel what other nani/richard has to offer] but you want to let your partner down in a way that leaves your trifling-a*s a little room to wiggle yourself back into their beds? Well this one is for you…

1) Donnell Jones – Where I Wanna Be

Are you dating a clingy-bastard who just won’t get the message that you don’t want their punk-a*s no more? You go 3 months without calling them and when you say you were “busy” and they STILL buy it? Want to send a message that they CAN’T refute? Bring GOD Into it…”God will give you someone much better than me..” Classic material.

2) Chris Brown – Just Fine

So your Extenze pills didn’t achieve their desired affect, and she ended up laying underneath your boy who use to come over to the house in a wife beater looking like Tyson Beckford while you walked around the house looking like 50 Tyson and now you’re bitter huh? Well here’s one for you.

3) Uncle Sam – I Don’t Ever Wanna See You Again

Are you finally sick and tired of being in a “committed” relationship but somehow “mysteriously” keep getting crabs and the clap every two weeks? Feel like you can do bad and apply your herpes cream all by yourself? I got’cha.

4) Changing Faces – G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.

You get to hit it the first date? Then on the second date you feel like Robin Harris because apparently this trifling-bastard decided it was time to tell you about all their Bebe’s Kids they have and they are “seperated” (which is a fancy way for married people to get it in but not be officially cheating)…Tell them to take their recycled Captain Planet richard/nani and keep it as FAR away from you as possible like this..

5) Carl Thomas – I Wish

Now we all know what its like to be in a BS relationship just biding your time until someone better comes along, and after you finally met someone new and learned they aren’t crazy as hell, it’s time to let that frowsy-excuse of a partner you been dragging around since two-thousand-and-how-long and play them this…

6) The Manhattans – Kiss And Say Good Bye

Now this one might be my favourite, and if you are an avid watcher of the show The Game, you know ALL about this song. In the words of Malik “This is not a love song, it’s a THREAT”

7) Bobby Womack – If You Think You’re Lonely Now

Ladies you should take advantage of this next song, since so many of you fall for a guy fast, and then get nervous as hell because things are moving too fast and feel like you need to ex-communicate his a*s from your life before things get out of control…just press play..

8) Bitty Mclean – Walk Away From Love

Personally, all that to the left, to the left BS is good for single women to pat themselves on the back AFTER you kicked his sorry-a*s to the curb, but if you really want to drop that ether into a dude’s heart and possibly bring HIM to tears, just calmly show him you MOVED on and its FINAL. That bottom lip gonna start to quiver like a child that just got one hard lick in the back for acting up in church.

9) Beyonce – Me, Myself & I

And if you find out her STANK-A*S cheated on you…leave this on her PARENT’S HOUSE-PHONE VOICEMAIL..

10) Ghostface Killa – Wildflower

Honorable Mention:

Tom DuBois – Let It Burn

This Is Your Conscience

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.


  1. Roxx F

    09/30/2010 at 8:30 AM

    LOL I love this!!

  2. Mary Jo

    09/30/2010 at 11:54 AM

    Say Goodbye- Chris Brown

    Goodbye My Love- Guy

    Take A Bow- Rihanna

    Gotta Go, Gotta Leave- Vivian Green

    It’s Over Now- 112

    If- Destiny’s Child

    My Love- Ciara

    In Love With Another Man- Jazmine Sullivan

    Up Out My Face- Mariah Carey

    Falling Out- Keyshia Cole

    Never Ever- Ciara

    I Changed My Mind- Keyshia Cole

    I Just Want It 2 Be Over- Keyshia Cole

    Tomorrow- Brandy

    Girl It’s Over- Jagged Edge

    Doin Just Fine- Boys II Men

    • Queen Erudite

      09/30/2010 at 1:20 PM

      I heard Chris Brown's Dueces is a good one too. Hmmm, it seems Chris has the art of breaking up down to a science.

    • The_Mad_HATER

      09/30/2010 at 1:46 PM

      damn mary jo, you ok girl??

    • MistaHarsh

      09/30/2010 at 10:07 PM

      damn, lol I see you stay breaking up with people

    • Lia

      09/20/2012 at 6:40 PM

      Okay, I'm gonna need for you to get out of my head lol. Because I knocked My Love and I Changed My Mind soooo hard when it was over.

  3. ATLienSince82

    09/30/2010 at 1:18 PM

    my nigga Tom laid it down over usher! LOL

    • Amina

      09/30/2010 at 1:43 PM

      LOL i know right….that should be num1 hahahah

  4. Queen Erudite

    09/30/2010 at 1:20 PM

    A very underrated song to break up to is Bob Marley's "Waiting in vain" when you need to let him know you will not sit around waiting on him/her forever.

  5. A Grown Ass Man

    09/30/2010 at 1:26 PM

    Marvin Gaye – I heard it through the grapevine

    The Supremes – where did our love go

    The Temptations – I wish it would rain

    Bill Withers – Ain't no sunshine

    and my favourite of all time

    Boys 2 Men – End of the road!


  6. Mystery

    09/30/2010 at 2:20 PM

    You forgot Method Man feat D'Angelo – Make Ups 2 Break Ups
    Oran "Orange Juice" Jones – Walking in the Rain
    Eamon – Fuck it I'm gone
    Ghostface feat Ne-Yo – Back like that

    • A Grown Ass Man

      09/30/2010 at 2:27 PM

      Wicked selections. I was just thinking about Make ups 2 Break ups

  7. Shaun

    09/30/2010 at 8:02 PM

    This post is the shit!!!! My kinda thing. Love this list since i absolutely adore Breezy's Just Fine, Bobby Womack and Changing Faces (both versions of the song). But i gotta keep it Caribbean:
    Beres Hammond Over You and Step Aside

    Barrington Levy-Too Experienced

    Lady Saw- I Got Your Man (if that isn't a break up song, i don't know what is)LOL

    Greggory Abbott- I Got A Feeling

    Monica- Knock Knock

    Sunshine Anderson-Heard It All Before

    Toni Braxton- Just Be A Man About It

    Musiq Soulchild- Halfcrazy

    Maxwell- Pretty Wings

    Erykah Badu- Tyrone

    I could do go on and on but I won't.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      10/01/2010 at 1:16 AM

      Step Aside Is NOT A Break-Up Song..Thats A Damn HOME WRECKER SONG! LoL!

      I Love That Sunshine Anderson Tune


  8. MistaHarsh

    09/30/2010 at 11:32 PM

    you can't top that Bobby Womack, here's some more…

    Looking at the front door – Main Source
    No pigeons – Sporty Theives
    You don't have to call – Usher
    Before I let you go – Blackstreet
    You don't have to act like that – Tyrese
    otha fish – pharcyde
    Fancy Clown – Madvillian
    Zoom – Commadores

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      10/01/2010 at 1:17 AM

      You Know I Considered That Tyrese Song, But It's Too Damn SOFT! He Needs To Man Up And SAY IT WITH HIS CHEST In That Song..

      The Blackstreet Is Classic Though..I Remember That Video With Omar Epps And That Dime Chick

    • Shaun

      10/02/2010 at 8:05 AM

      Yea I was thinking Tyrese as well so if we all thought about then it stands to reason IT IS a break-up song.

    • cynicaloptmst81

      09/20/2012 at 9:58 AM

      DEAD @ Sporty Theives "No Pigeons"!!!!!


      And "You Don't Have To Call" made me wanna break up with someone just to use it, LOL! My fav breakup song. Don't give me a "staring out the window on a rainy day song", lol…give me a "collar poppin forget you, I'm good" song, LOL!

      • jestingandthings

        09/20/2012 at 7:47 PM


  9. maxfab

    10/01/2010 at 11:10 AM

    Wildflower #FTW!

    Nothing says breakup like "Yo B*tch I fcuked your friend. Yeah you stink hoe"

    • ATLienSince82

      10/01/2010 at 2:40 PM

      Yeah wildflower gets props over "back like that" when he started to sound all soft and emotional…

      and doesnt he have another 'you did me wrong girl' type of song??

  10. sara2

    10/02/2010 at 7:25 AM

    hands down, number 1…. TYRONE!!!

  11. BetterOff

    10/07/2010 at 2:05 AM

    I would use "I Hope She Cheats on You with a Basketball Player" by Marsha Ambrosius!!

  12. lincolnanthonyblades

    12/29/2011 at 6:23 AM

    The Question Is: What song would YOU use to Break-Up someone with?

  13. Adaisha

    12/30/2011 at 12:23 AM

    I would use: "Ideal – Get Gone"

  14. Gordan

    12/31/2011 at 5:08 AM

    Man I'm 20 and wu tang clan isn't exactly my generation. But I've always had profound respect for them because my favorite uncle who always babysat me always made the wu tang "W's" all the time and would bump everything wu tang and recite lyrics all day. But that ghost face wildflower go hard as shit. Thank for reminding me bout their greatness.

  15. n.carter

    01/01/2012 at 4:27 PM

    LMAOO this list is perfect…ive used quite a few of these when i had no energy to speak. 2 thumbs up..

  16. @MOTRenaissance

    01/02/2012 at 7:29 PM

    Separated by Usher…

  17. @craziijnell

    01/03/2012 at 3:55 PM

    Adele's "First Love"

    Maroon 5's "Nothing Lasts Forever"

    Amy Winehouse "Wake Up Alone"

    The Foreign Exchange "The Last Fall" and "House of Cards"

    Floetry "Feelings"

  18. Neil

    01/05/2012 at 5:12 PM

    I'm gonna take this wayyy back:

    Gladys Knight & The Pips – Neither One Of Us (Wants the first to say goodbye)
    Teddy Pendergrass – It Don't Hurt Now
    Frankie Beverly & Maze – Before I Let Go {maybe one of the only non-ballads}
    Stevie Wonder – Lately
    The Commodores – Easy
    Atlantic Starr – If Your Heart Isn't In It

  19. Neil

    01/05/2012 at 5:14 PM

    Correction: Gladys Knight & The Pips – Neither One Of Us (Wants to be the first to say goodbye)


  20. Mystery

    09/20/2012 at 10:59 AM

    Oran "Orange Juice' Jones – I saw you and him walking in the rain

    Method Man feat D'angelo – Make ups to break ups

    • Mystery

      09/20/2012 at 11:00 AM

      oh and Profyle – Liar

  21. @Mad__Money

    09/20/2012 at 11:05 AM

    bill withers-who is he

    • jestingandthings

      09/20/2012 at 7:49 PM

      Resentment!!!! Yes!!!! Woooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

  22. jestingandthings

    09/20/2012 at 7:48 PM

    X-Factor- Lauryn Hill
    When Will You Call – Bilal
    S***, D***, M********- D'Angelo
    Why Does It Hurt So Bad- Whitney Houston
    Floetry- Feelings

  23. jestingandthings

    09/20/2012 at 7:49 PM

    And the D'Angelo song is more a "murder" song, but you get the point.


    "Not Crazy"

    • jestingandthings

      09/20/2012 at 7:50 PM

      Just A Friend- Biz Markie

      Okay, this post has me hype! I keep thinking of songs. Lol.

      I'll be back *frantically looks on youtube for more songs*

      • jestingandthings

        09/20/2012 at 8:19 PM

        More Than Friends- Estelle

  24. miss mo

    09/24/2012 at 12:57 PM

    mayer hawthorne – just ain't gonna work out

  25. EshaBaby

    04/23/2014 at 7:07 PM

    Better by The Foreign Exchange. Nuff Said!

  26. Irena

    03/11/2015 at 12:26 PM

    Is it possible for me to use picture up for my web page?

  27. allison webster

    11/19/2015 at 5:33 PM

    Listen to "You Look So Good (in My Rear View Mirror) on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/i9-XORcbydQ

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