When you’re going through a tough breakup, it can feel like the world is ending. All you want to do is listen to sad songs about love and heartbreak on repeat. But eventually, you have to start moving on. These 45 songs will help get you started on your journey of moving on and starting living again. They’ll fill your heart with hope and remind you that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. So put on your dancing shoes and let these tunes carry you away!
While songs about moving on are often associated with heartbreak, they don’t always have to be. In fact, there are plenty of songs about moving on that are about far more than just a romantic relationship. They can be about losing a friend, or family member, or even growing and changing as a person. No matter what you’re going through, there’s a song out there that can help you get through it. And this list is full of the best ones. From upbeat anthems to tear-jerking ballads, there’s something for everyone. So whether you’re ready to dance your way through heartache or need a good cry, these songs will help you get through it. And before you know it, you’ll be ready to move on.
get to a quiet place put your earbuds on close your eyes and listen to any of the songs below it will heal you from inside and will give you hope to move on and start living again.
“I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor
There are some songs that just have a way of uplifting your spirits and making you feel like you can conquer the world. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor is one of those songs. With its empowering lyrics and infectious beat, this song is sure to put a smile on your face and give you the boost you need to get through tough times.
When life gets you down and you’re feeling like giving up, just remember that you are strong and you will survive. This song will help remind you of that and help you relieve the pain. So crank up the volume and let Gloria Gaynor give you the pep talk you need to get through whatever life throws your way.
“Someone Like You” – Adele
It’s been five years since Adele released her devastatingly honest break-up anthem, “Someone Like You.” And yet, the song still resonates with anyone who has ever been through a painful break-up. The reason why “Someone Like You” is so effective is that it captures the raw emotions that we all feel after a break-up. Adele is angry, hurt, and frustrated, but she also conveys a sense of acceptance and closure.
These mixed emotions are what make the song so relatable and cathartic. If you’re looking for a song that will help you to relive the pain of a break-up, then “Someone Like You” is a perfect choice.
“Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right” – Bob Dylan
“Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right” is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962. The song has been covered by many artists, including Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, and Eric Clapton. The song is about a relationship that has ended, and the speaker is trying to console the other person.
The lyrics are optimistic and reassuring, and they offer comfort to someone who is going through a difficult time. The song is also about moving on and letting go of the past. It is a reminder that even though things may not have worked out the way we wanted them to, we can still be happy and have a good life. “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right” is a beautiful song that will help you relieve the pain of a lost relationship and move on with your life.
“We Are Never Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift
The song’s lyrics are about a failed relationship. Swift has said that the song is about an ex-boyfriend who she thought she would never get over. Despite its subject matter, the song has been described as upbeat and cheerful. “We Are Never Getting Back Together” received positive reviews from critics, who praised its catchy hook and Swift’s vocals.
The song became a commercial success, reaching number one in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States. In the United States, “We Are Never Getting Back Together” became Swift’s first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 since “Our Song” in
“We Are Never Getting Back Together” is a track from Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, Red. The song was written by Swift and produced by Shellback and Max Martin. It was released as the lead single from the album on August 13, 2012, by Big Machine Records. “We Are Never Getting Back Together” is a pop song with influences of country music and pop rock. The song features a prominent guitar riff and is written in the key of G major with a moderate tempo of 104 beats per minute.
“I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” is a universally recognized ballad of love and loss. The song’s melancholic lyrics and Houston’s soulful performance make it a timeless classic that can help listeners to process their own feelings of heartache. While the song may not offer any specific advice on how to move on from a break-up, its message of enduring love can provide comfort and hope during tough times.
Additionally, the song’s beautiful melody is sure to stay stuck in your head long after you’ve finished listening to it. Whether you’re looking for a cathartic cry or simply searching for a song that perfectly captures the pain of a broken heart, “I Will Always Love You” is sure to provide some measure of relief.
“Let Me Go” – Hailee Steinfeld
Hailee Steinfeld’s new song, “Let Me Go,” is a powerful ballad about moving on from a past relationship. The lyrics are both heart-wrenching and hopeful, and the melody is both catchy and emotional.
The song will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced pain and loss, but it will also give them the strength to keep going. “Let Me Go” is an important reminder that even though it hurts to let go of someone we love, it is sometimes necessary in order to find our own happiness.
It is a beautiful and healing song, and I believe it will help many people to relive the pain of their past and move on to better things. Thank you, Hailee Steinfeld, for this gift.
“Terrence Loves You” – Lana Del Rey
When you’re dealing with the pain and grief of a lost relationship, it can be hard to find the motivation to keep going and moving on. But as Lana Del Rey’s “Terrence Loves You” proves, there is always hope for healing. The song is a beautiful tribute to lost love, and its message of resilience will stay with you long after the last note fades away.
With its honest lyrics and stirring melody, “Terrence Loves You” is the perfect reminder that even though love might not be easy, it’s always worth fighting for. Whenever you need a little boost, put on this song and let its power wash over you. It just might be the boost you need to keep going.
“20 Something” – SZA
It’s hard to put into words how much this song resonates with me. I think what I love most about it is that it captures the chaotic beauty of being in your twenties. It’s a time when you’re discovering who you are and what you want out of life. And it can be messy and confusing and frustrating. But it can also be incredibly exciting and full of possibility. This song perfectly captures that duality.
On the one hand, it’s about the pain and grief that comes with making mistakes and learning from them. But on the other hand, it’s about the hope and optimism that comes with knowing that there’s still so much to discover about yourself and the world around you. In my opinion, this is one of the best songs that SZA has ever released, and I think it will speak to anyone who is in their twenties (or has ever been in their twenties).
If you’re looking for a song that perfectly captures the chaotic beauty of being young and alive, “20 Something” is definitely worth a listen.
“IDGAF” – Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa’s hit song “IDGAF” is the perfect antidote to a bad day. The upbeat tempo and catchy melody are impossible to resist, and the lyrics offer a powerful message of empowerment. When Lipa sings “I don’t care if I lose my mind, I still got you,” she reminds us that we are never alone.
We all have someone who loves us, even when we mess up. And when she asks “How you dare you put your hands on me?” she gives us the strength to stand up to our abusers. “IDGAF” is more than just a feel-good song; it’s an anthem for anyone who has ever felt like they didn’t matter. It’s a reminder that we all have value, and that we all deserve to be respected.
So next time you’re feeling down, crank up the volume and let Dua Lipa help you remember that you’re worth it.
“Better In Time” – Leona Lewis
If you’re looking for a song that will help you through tough times, Leona Lewis’ “Better In Time” is a great choice. The lyrics are hopeful and remind us that even though heartbreak is painful, time does heal wounds. The melody is both catchy and comforting, making it easy to sing along to. And Leona’s beautiful voice is the perfect antidote to a broken heart. If you’re struggling to get over someone, give this song a listen. It just might help you feel better in time.
“Ain’t Thinkin Bout You” – KREAM, Eden Prince
KREAM’s new song “Ain’t Thinkin Bout You” is a heartfelt ballad about the pain of a breakup. The songwriters, KREAM and Eden Prince have crafted a catchy melody and accompanying lyrics that perfectly capture the feeling of being unable to forget someone you once loved.
The song will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced a broken heart, and its message of eventually moving on will provide comfort and hope. In addition, the upbeat production and arrangement add an element of fun to the track, making it an enjoyable listen from start to finish. Whether you’re looking for an emotional catharsis or simply a catchy pop song, “Ain’t Thinkin Bout You” is sure to deliver.
“Better By Myself” – Hey Violet
“Better By Myself” by Hey Violet is a song about moving on after a break-up. The songwriters, Casey Bates and Miranda Cooper, have crafted a relatable and catchy track that will resonate with anyone who has ever gone through a break-up.
The lyrics are honest and optimistic, with a message of hope that is sure to help listeners through the pain and grief of a break-up. The production is top-notch, with a catchy beat and well-placed vocal harmony that make the song impossible to resist. “Better By Myself” is a welcome addition to Hey Violet’s already impressive catalog, and is sure to become a fan favorite.
“Loner” – Kali Uchis
“Loner” by Kali Uchis is a song about heartbreak and the pain of being alone. The lyrics are written in a simple, direct style that allows the listener to connect with the emotion of the song. The songwriters have perfectly captured the feeling of loneliness and despair that comes with a break-up. “Loner” is a beautifully sad song that will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak.
The lyrics are filled with pain and grief, but there is also an underlying message of hope. The songwriters remind us that we are not alone in our suffering and that eventually, we will find our way back to happiness. “Loner” is an incredibly moving song that will help listeners to relive the pain of a break-up and find comfort in the knowledge that they are not alone.
“Bad Religion” – Frank Ocean
When it comes to finding comfort in music, few songs can compare to Frank Ocean’s “Bad Religion.” The song perfectly captures the feeling of pain and grief, while also offering a sense of hope and optimism. The lyrics are incredibly moving, and the melody is both beautiful and haunting.
What makes “Bad Religion” so special is that it feels like a conversation between friends. There’s a sense of intimacy that allows the listener to truly connect with the song. If you’re looking for a song that will help you deal with pain and grief, “Bad Religion” is an excellent choice.
“So Yesterday” – Hillary Duff
So Yesterday is a song by American singer Hilary Duff. The song was written by Scott Spock, Charlie Midnight, and Billy Steinberg, and produced by Rockefeller. It was released on August 26, 2003, by Buena Vista Records as the lead single from Duff’s second studio album, Metamorphosis (2003). The song is about the realization that a relationship is over and how someone copes with it. The lyrics describe the characters in the story as they move on from their relationship and start to see other people.
The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its catchy melody and Duff’s vocal performance. Some critics compared the song to Britney Spears’ work. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States and also reaching the top ten in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
The song’s accompanying music video was directed by Chris Applebaum and features Duff walking around Los Angeles while she contemplates her break-up.
So Yesterday is a pop song that uses acoustic guitars and Drum machines in its instrumentation. The song is written in the key of C major with a moderate dance tempo of 112 beats per minute. The song’s lyrics speak about a break-up and how the protagonist is trying to move on.
“Wake Me Up When September Ends” – Green Day
The song “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day is a haunting ballad about the pain and grief of losing a loved one. The songwriters, Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt, both experienced the death of a close friend during the recording of the album “American Idiot.”
The song is a tribute to their fallen friend, and it captures the raw emotion of loss and mourning. While the lyrics are sad, they are also uplifting and offer a message of hope. The song has a catchy melody and an anthemic chorus that will stay with you long after you hear it.
If you’ve ever lost someone you love, this song will help you to relive the pain and grief. But it will also give you comfort and remind you that you are not alone.
“Let It Be” – The Beatles
The Beatles were one of the most influential bands of all time, and “Let it Be” is one of their most iconic songs. The song was written by Paul McCartney in response to the stress and tension that was plaguing the band at the time. It is a message of hope and resilience, urging us to “let it be” when times are tough.
The song has a simple, upbeat melody that is easy to sing along to, and the lyrics are both relatable and empowering.
If you’re ever feeling down, put on “Let it Be” and let the Beatles help you remember that better days are ahead.
“Across The River” – Bruce Hornsby And The Range
“Across the River” by Bruce Hornsby and The Range is a beautiful song about grief, loss, and healing. The songwriters perfectly capture the emotions of those who are grieving, and the song provides a great deal of comfort to those who are struggling.
The lyrics are incredibly moving, and the music is both relaxing and uplifting. It’s one of those songs that can help you through tough times, and it’s definitely worth a listen.
“I Bet On Losing Dogs” – Mitski
Anyone who has ever lost a pet knows how devastating it can be. The song “I Bet On Losing Dogs” by Mitski perfectly captures the complex mix of emotions that come with this experience.
The song starts off with a light, almost whimsical melody, which gradually gives way to a more melancholy tone as the lyrics explore the speaker’s sense of loss and regret. However, despite the sadness of the subject matter, there is also a sense of hope and determination in the song.
The lyrics express a resolve to keep going despite the pain, and this message is conveyed through the music as well. The songwriters have created a beautiful and moving tribute to all those who have experienced the death of a beloved pet.
“Best Days Of Your Life” – Kellie Pickler
“Best Days of Your Life” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Kellie Pickler. It was released in April 2008 as the second single from her self-titled second album.
The song became Pickler’s first number one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in July 2008. It was also her only Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 32. “Best Days of Your Life” was named by Country Music Television as the top country song of 2008. The song is an upbeat mid-tempo with a central theme of nostalgia, in which the narrator recollects memories of a former relationship.
In the first verse, she speaks to a former lover, recalling how their time together was “the best days of [her] life.”
The chorus then enumerates a series of romantic moments (“You were my town / I was your street / You were my eyes / When I couldn’t see”) before concluding that “[those] were the best days of [her] life.”
In the second verse, she reflects on how their relationship has ended and how it has affected her (“Now you don’t want me around / Got your friends all in my face”). Despite the pain of the breakup, she still misses her former lover and wishes they could go back to the way things were.
“Irreplaceable” – Beyoncé
There are few songs that can rival Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable” when it comes to sheer emotion. The song perfectly captures the pain and grief of a break-up, but it also offers a message of hope and resilience. The lyrics are incredibly powerful, and the music is both catchy and memorable. perhaps most importantly, though, the songwriters have managed to capture the universal experience of heartbreak.
Whether you’re going through a tough break-up or struggling with some other loss, this song will help you to relive the pain and grief.And while that may not sound like a good thing, sometimes it’s necessary in order to move on. So if you’re looking for a song that will help you to process your emotions, “Irreplaceable” is definitely worth a listen.
“Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson
“Since U Been Gone” is a song written by American singer Kelly Clarkson and produced by Swedish production duo Max Martin and Lukasz Gottwald, better known as Dr. Luke. The song was released as the lead single from Clarkson’s second studio album, Breakaway (2004). “Since U Been Gone” is a pop rock song with elements of power pop and post-grunge, which revolves around the theme of emancipation from an emotionally abusive relationship. The song received critical acclaim, with many praising its composition and Clarkson’s vocal performance, and was a commercial success, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. In addition, it topped the charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
The song has been credited for helping to revive interest in guitar-driven pop rock music during the late 2000s. It has also been covered by several artists, including American Idol season five winner Taylor Hicks, British singer Leona Lewis, and Canadian singer Justin Bieber. “Since U Been Gone” has also been used in popular culture to depict various characters going through breakups or coming out of bad relationships. The song has been included on lists of the best breakup songs and the greatest pop songs.
“I’d Have To Think About It” – Leith Ross
When you’re going through tough times, it can be difficult to remember that things will eventually get better. That’s where “I’d Have to Think About It” comes in. This song, written by Leith Ross and recorded by Dixie Chicks, is the perfect anthem for anyone who’s dealing with pain and loss. The lyrics are uplifting and empowering, and the chorus – “I’d have to think about it/ But I don’t think I could ever forget/ How good it feels to be loved” – is sure to give you a much-needed boost of confidence.
So next time you’re feeling down, pop on this song and let it remind you that better days are ahead.
“You Learn” – Alanis Morissette
“You Learn” is a song by Alanis Morissette that was released in 1996. The song is about the pain and grief of a break-up, and how the experience can teach you about yourself. The songwriters are Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard. The song was produced by Rob Cavallo. “You Learn” peaked at number eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. In Canada, the song peaked at number two on the RPM Top Singles chart. “You Learn” won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1997. The song has been covered by many artists, including Avril Lavigne, Sheryl Crow, and Kelly Clarkson.
“You Learn” is a powerful song that can help you to cope with the pain of a break-up. The song is relatable and Alanis Morissette’s vocals are emotive and sincere. The lyrics are introspective and offer wisdom about heartache and healing. If you are going through a break-up, or if you have experienced one in the past, this song can help you to remember that you are not alone and that you will learn from the experience.
“Drawn To The Blood” – Sufjan Stevens
Sufjan Stevens is an American singer-songwriter whose music often explores themes of love, loss, and grief. “Drawn to the Blood” is a song from his 2015 album Carrie & Lowell that deals with the death of his mother. The song is written in the perspective of Stevens’s mother, and it reflects on her life and her relationship with her son.
In the song, she speaks about how she “tried to be heroic” but “ended up a zero.” She also talks about how she regrets not being able to spend more time with her son, and how she wishes she could have been there for him more.
Despite the sadness of the subject matter, the song is surprisingly optimistic and uplifting. It is a reminder that even though our loved ones are gone, they are still with us in our memories and in our hearts.
“Everybody Lost Somebody” – Bleachers
If you’re looking for a song to help you cope with the pain and grief of losing someone, look no further than “Everybody Lost Somebody” by Bleachers. This song perfectly captures the feeling of loss, and the lyrics are sure to resonate with anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. The songwriters did an amazing job of capturing the emotions of loss and grief, and they have created a song that will help people heal. If you’re struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one, this song is a must-listen.
“Skinny Love” – Bon Iver
Skinny Love by Bon Iver is a haunting and beautiful song that has the power to instantly transport listeners to a place of raw emotion. The songwriters, Justin Vernon and Roseland Peterson, have crafted a masterful tribute to the pain and grief that comes with love and loss.
The lyrics are simple yet profound, and the sparse instrumentation allows the listener to focus on the emotional journey of the song. Whether you are struggling with your own Skinny Love or simply want to relive the pain and grief of a past relationship, this song will help you to feel seen and understood. Thank you, Bon Iver, for giving us this gift.
“ICU” – Phoebe Bridgers
“ICU” is a song about pain and grief, but it’s also a song about hope. The songwriters, Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst, have both experienced loss in their lives, and they use their music to process their emotions and to help others who are going through similar experiences. “ICU” is a beautiful and haunting song that will stay with you long after you’ve heard it. The lyrics are full of raw emotion, and the music is both atmospheric and eerie. It’s the kind of song that can help you to understand your own pain and grief, and it can also help you to find hope in the midst of your sorrow. If you’re looking for a song that will help you to relive the pain and grief of your own life, “ICU” is definitely worth a listen.
“100 Letters” – Halsey
Halsey’s song “100 Letters” is a moving and empowering ballad about overcoming heartbreak. The songwriters have crafted a beautiful and relatable story about the pain of a failed relationship, and the strength it takes to move on. The lyrics are simple but effective, and the melody is both catchy and emotive. This song will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced a broken heart, and it will help them to remember that they are not alone.
“100 Letters” is an important addition to the musical landscape, and it is sure to bring comfort and healing to many.
“A Little Bit Stronger” – Sarah Evans
“A Little Bit Stronger” is a song by country music singer Sarah Evans. The song was co-written by Evans and Hillary Lindsey, and it was released in 2011 as the lead single from Evans’s fifth studio album, Stronger.
The song is about moving on after a breakup, and it resonated with many listeners who were going through similar experiences. The song’s simple, stripped-down production highlights Evans’s emotive vocals, and the lyrics are both relatable and empowering. “A Little Bit Stronger” quickly became a hit, topping the Billboard Country chart and reaching the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. In addition to its commercial success, “A Little Bit Stronger” has also been praised by critics, who have lauded its honest portrayal of heartbreak and recovery.
Whether you’re going through a tough time or simply need a reminder that you’re strong enough to get through anything, “A Little Bit Stronger” is the perfect song for you.