44 Breakup Songs To Cheer Up Broken Heart & Break Your Sadness

Let’s cry and get this (over) with it!

Aishwarya Annigeri

Oct 6, 2020|18 min read


Broken heart songs are the most relatable when you are going through one. A line of the song can make you grab a box of tissues. Break-up songs will make you sad but they also help you get over the hurt and pain. There is a sense of comfort in knowing that many others have gone through what you are going through and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. 

Songs for heartbreak are like lemonades that help you get over the hangover of your Ex. Whatever be the reason for the break-up, you must never beat yourself up too much. You can never break-up with yourself over someone else. Believe in what the world says - ‘jo hota hai ache ke liye hota hai’ and you will find true love someday.

Here is a list of 20 Best Breakup Songs From Bollywood:

1. Kabira - Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 

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This is one of the most beautifully written Hindi breakup songs. The essence of the song is to “let go”, a very important aspect in the breaking up of relationships. The touching video of Deepika crying for Ranbir will bring tears to your heart but also give you the courage to forgive the ones you love and move on. 

2. Agar Tum Saath ho - Tamasha 

When we talk about songs for heartbreak, we want music that can be cathartic and help us express the pain we are going through. The song does exactly that, wishing for your partner to come back and experience that love once again. However, the song does give you hope too. You can see that in the lyrics of the song given below - 

Mujhe Lagta Hai Ke, Batein Dil Ki,

Hoti Lafzon Ki Dhoke Bazi,

Tum Saath Ho,

Ya Na Ho, Kya Fark Hai,

Be dard Thi Zindagi, Bedard Hai

Life was okay before you and can be after you too. But with you, life was beautiful. That is what this song from the Bollywood movie Tamasha is all about. This comeback of Ranbir and Deepika together was loved by everyone again.

3. Mana Ke Hum Yaar Nahi - Meri Pyaari Bindu

This Bollywood breakup song is also all about acceptance. Some break-up songs do not cry over the loss of a relationship but instead how you could still maintain a decent one after everything has happened. The song teaches us that when things do not work out, you must accept and move forward.

Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahi, 

Lo Tai Hai Ke Pyaar Nahi,

Phir Bhi Nazre Na Tum Milana, 

Ki Dil Ka Aitbaar Nahi.. 

4. Lag Ja Gale - Woh Kaun Thi 

Breakup song lyrics are everything. They are all you want to say but cannot bring yourself up to. 

Lag ja gale ki phir ye hasi raat ho na ho, 

Shayad phir is janam mein mulakat ho na ho..

The song teaches us to appreciate the memories we have and keep our loved ones in our hearts always. 

5. Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga - Half Girlfriend

It is not easy to forgive your love. Broken heart songs express this plight. However, sometimes it is not necessary to completely erase that person from your life. You can still love them and yet accept your fate. The song definitely tells us that. After all, you loved them for a reason. 

6. Kahin Toh - Jaane Tu Ya Jane Na

We all wish things had not turned out the way they did. Even if you have a breakup party, you still wish that person was there. Wishful thinking can be delusional but definitely makes you aware of your emotions. Unless you face them, you cannot heal fully. 

7. Break-up Song - Ae Dil Hai Mushkil 

This is like a breakup mashup, taking you through the hard times that come when you discover that it wasn't love. Relief, sadness, hope, and so many emotions all packed in one song. This is definitely the song for your breakup party! 

8. Channa Mereya - Ae Dil Hai Mushkil 

The same movie, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, has given us the most emotional of Hindi break-up songs. It has the power to get tears rolling down your eyes, for it is very relatable to everyday dating that happens today. You meet, enjoy, fall in love, and then part ways as friends.

Dil ke sandookon mein

Mere acche kaam rakhna

Chitthi taaron mein bhi

Mera tu salaam rakhna

The song undeniably expressed the pain of a lover but also taught us to always wish well for them and move on.

9. Tujhe Bhula Diya - Anjaana Anjaani 

Despite all your efforts, there are times you cannot forget your love. Even though broken heart songs might bring out your pain, they cannot cure it for you and that’s okay. When you are broken, it’s okay to be not okay. Memories fade away eventually.

10. Aaoge Jab Tum O Saajna - Jab We Met 

After our breakup, we all feel there’s still some chance for some time, right? Well, you never know. This song certainly gives us hope. There might be a day when our love is back in our lives and world becomes a little more brighter.

Aaoge tum jab o saajna, 

Angana phool khilenge,

Barsega saawan jhoom jhoom ke,

Do dil aise milenge,

11. Mora Piya - Rajneeti 

This is one of the few breakup songs which can bring out your repressed feelings and make you cry all night. Remember, there is a morning after night every day! 

12. Sun Raha Hai na Tu - Aashiqui 2 

We all want our lovers to know how much agony they have brought on us. Through this breakup song lyrics, we send out the same message. After all, relationships are all about communication. 

13. Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aayi - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 

While you were reading this article,  you might have come across the fact that sometimes we must accept our losses and move on. It is true. It is the only way to embrace change and happiness once again. One of the famous songs for heartbreak, this song tells us the importance of doing so.

Tujhe yaad na meri aayi, kisi se ab kya kehna...

Dil roya ki ankh bhar aayi, kisi se ab kya kehna... 

14. Bhare Naina - Ra.one 

Even your lover’s name or an old photo can bring tears in your eyes. In a way, it proves that the time you had was priceless. 

15. Ghar - Jab Harry Met Sejal 

Love is finding your happy place, your home. So, what happens when you lose your home?  You try and fill it with yourself. 

16. Yaadon - Jab Harry Met Sejal 

Songs for heartbreak are all about memories. They are the only way to keep your lost lover still with you and why not cherish them instead of bringing bitterness to your sweet memories. 

17. Just Go To Hell Dil - Dear Zindagi 

Anger is also one of the most common emotions associated with a breakup. This song out of the list of broken heart songs will help you get rid of the inner anger. 

18. Tu Jaane Na - Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani 

Sometimes, you can try with all your heart and still things do not work out. At these times, one can fret over the fact or accept it and be happy that they gave it their all. This breakup song lyrics convey the same message. 

19. Hamari Adhuri Kahani - Humari Adhuri Kahani 

Reminiscing your old love is one of the main symptoms of the breakup flu! Neendo se breakup happens because of this replay!

Aasma ko zameen, ye zaroori nahi, ja mile, ja mile...

Rang the noor tha, jab kareeb tu tha, ek jannat sa tha ye jahan....

20. Aas Paas Khuda - Anjaana Anjaani 

There is always hope and someone looking out for you. Be it your friends, your parents, siblings, or anyone close to you. You can always have their support. Even if your partner left you, there are many more people in your life who still care about you. Don't give up!

21. Phir Le Aaya Dil - Barfi

How can we not include this song in the list of songs for heartbreak? Memories always bring back a load of emotions! And no matter how much you try, memories of your lover, of the time you've spent together, and of the promises you've made will always linger.

Phir le aaya dil majboor, kya kije..

Raas na aaya rehna door, kya kije...

Dil keh raha hai, use mayassar, 

Kar bhi aao, wo jo adhuri si aas baki hai..

22. Bin Tere - I Hate Luv Storys

Broken heart songs are always long for the long lost love and what better to feel the pain than to listen to this song, wishing your loved one was right beside you. Bin Tere is a song that highlights the things that go missing from our life when our lover departs. We simply don't like to have anything, to talk to anyone, to go anywhere, and to even breathe when our lover is not with us.

23. Tune Jo Na Kaha - New York

The expressions of Neil Nitin Mukesh when he sees Katrina in the song are exactly what the heartbroken lovers go through when they see their exes. It is hard to accept that the person you once thought would be forever is now a never.

Tune jo na kaha, main wo sunta raha,

Khamakha, bewajah, khwaab bunta raha..

24. Do Pal - Veer Zara

If there are any break-up song lyrics that can bring tears to your eyes, these are the ones! Veera Zara is a heartfelt love story and this song sums it up. 

Do pal ruka yaadon ka karwa..

Aur phir chal diye, hum kahan tum kahan..

25. Jag Soona Soona Lage - Om Shanti Om

Neendon se breakup ho, toh jag soona hi lagta hai! The perfect melody to vent out your inner sadness is this song from Om Shanti Om. It captures the feeling of loneliness even when you are surrounded by people and the feeling of being lost even you have a lot of things to keep you busy.  

26. Dooriyan - Love Aaj Kal 

Hindi break-up songs were always about social distancing aka dooriyaan! The most difficult part of a break up is being away from the one you love the most. And ironically, breakups are followed by distancing, both of the hearts and of the beings.

27. Humdard - Ek Villain

One of the most emotional break up songs, it really makes you relive the memories when you had the support of your partner. All of us know that nobody cares for us more than our lover, and when our lover is gone, we are left to take care of ourselves all on our own.

28. Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon

Songs for heartbreak will remind you that you have lost the person you loved, but that doesn’t mean you remove them from your hearts. Everyone who comes into our life has a special place and must be remembered. Each one teaches us something. 

29. Tanhayee - Dil Chahta Hai

Dil Chahta Hai, one of the most well-made movies in Bollywood, gives us a classic heart break song. After all, generations might change, but the pain remains the same.

Dil ke raaste mein kaisi thokar maine khayi..

Toote khwaab saare, kaisi mayusiyan hai chayi..

30. Tadap Tadap Ke - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is an aching love story. Such is the magic of this song that it brings tears to your eyes even if you are not suffering through a heartbreak. KK, the singer of the song has very beautifully translated the plight of a heartbroken lover.

31. Tu Hi Re - Bombay

Break-up songs are like milk to cereal, they make your pain a little more digestible. This song right here definitely does that. It tells you to cherish the happy times and to live with those good memories.

32. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna - Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

One of my personal favourites, this song is a must-have on the list of songs for heartbreak. Who can stop their tears when they see King Khan himself crying? None of us can. But you can certainly feel that you are not alone in this world after listening to this sond.

Tumko bhi hai khabar, mujhko bhi hai pata,

Ho raha hai juda, dono ka raasta,

Door ja kar bhi mujhse, tum meri yaadon mein rehna,

Kabhi alvida na kehna, kabhi alvida na kehna...

33. Tere Bin - Bas Ek Pal (Atif Aslam)

Atif Aslam is one of the few singers in Bollywood who can transcend the emotions and the lyrics so well. The song is an epitome of that. 

34. Nadaan Parindey Ghar Aaja - Rockstar

Broken heart songs are all about being lost after losing your North Star. Nadaan Parindey is an ode to the lover, asking them to come back home, as otherwise, one would die longing for one's lover. 

Kaga re kaga re, mori itni araj tose, chun chun khaiyo maas...

Khaiyo na do naina more, khaiyo na do naina more, mohe piya ke milan ki aas...

35. Manchala - Hasee To Phasee

To clear the breakup mashup in your head, this song is a must-have! Even after accepting the breakup with all strength and courage, you know where you heart goes.

36. Bhula Dena Mujhe - Aashiqui 2

One of the most emotional Bollywood movies, it has so many songs for heartbreak and this is one of them! Bhula dena is what you tell your lover when you part from them, share the pain, and know it is for mutual good. Breakups always don't happen because of wrong reasons!

Bhula dena mujhe, hai alvida tujhe, tujhe jeena hai mere bina..

37. Tere Naam - Tere Naam

We all remember how amazing Salma Khan was in this movie. His love for his heroine (Bhumihar Chawla) was heartwarming and so was this song, Tere Naam. It talks of eternal love, which is above and beyond this world. It doesn't matter if your lover is not there with you, you continue to love them like always. 

38. Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewana - Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein

Passionate love ends up in a break up that is even more passionate. You feel hurt and dejected more than ever when you are deeply in love. This break-up song lyrics make you realise that. 

Sach keh raha hai deewana, dil, dil na kisi se lagana..

Jhoote hai yaar ke waade saare, jhooti hai pyaar ki kasme..

Maine har lamha jise chaha, jise pooja...

Usi ne yaaron mera dil toda, tanha tanha mujhe choda...

39. Yeh Dil Deewana - Pardes

Break-up songs are mainly about what? Your heart! The most important, strong and delicate part of your body, which to be blamed for everything that is related to love. 

40. Ya Rabba - Salaam-E-Ishq

You might have guessed by the name of the movie that the movie was focused on love. Well, the song focuses on the heartbreak from loving someone so dearly. It is a prayer for all lovers out there - may they be free of pain, give no more tests, and undergo no more punishments.

Ya rabba, de de koi jaan bhi agar, 

Dilbar pe ho na, dilbar pe ho na koi asar...

41. Woh Lamhe Woh Baatein - Zeher

If there is anything break-up songs can do is make you want to relive those happy memories. Woh lamhe aur Woh Baatein! 

42. Hamesha Tumko Chaha - Devdas

A classic movie, a classic song, a classic emotion. Enough said! 

43. Pardesi Pardesi - Raja Hindustani 

If any of the broken heart songs can explain the intensity of love, it is this one. You will never want your loved to leave you estranged and this song captures that emotion well.

Pardesi pardesi jana nahi, mujhe chod ke, mujhe chod ke..

44. Jaane De - Qarib Qarib Single

Last but not the least in the list of Bollywood breakup songs is Jaane De. It takes you to the feeling where you keep revising all past incidents to find out what went wrong between you two and when did your love start fading. You keep yourself hooked to past memories, only to be hooked to the pain.

Wo jo tha khwaab sa, kya kahe jaane de,

Ye jo hai kam se kam, kya kahe jaane de,

Aadatan toh sochenge, hota yun toh kya hota, magar jaane de..

Hindi Breakup songs might make you cry till you need another box of tissues but they surely help you overcome your pain. As the article mentions, the only way to get over your pain is to face it. The songs for heartbreak might make you sob more than you want but they take you towards healing. 

You can mourn the loss but lose yourself in it. These breakup song lyrics tell us to accept our fate and move on. Have a breakup party and enjoy life. Broken heart songs are to feel the agony and move on. You can play the songs on the loop but not loop yourself into the pain!

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If I were to describe myself, I would say - “ A kindle with a Shakespearean classic on it”. Contrasting isn’t it? Well, I feel that is what writing does. It blends ideas, worlds, and also creates new ones for you. It is a reality as well as fiction because even while writing about the truth, we t... read more



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