The Top 75 Country Breakup Songs

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It's easy to find country love songs. After all, love is country music's favorite topic. You know the ones – they're all about how everything is going just right and the boy gets the girl and they live happily ever after. But what about the songs where things don't work out, those where the happily-ever-after couple breaks up?

Country music might love a love song, but it really loves a breakup song.

When Patsy Cline immortalized "Crazy," written by Willie Nelson, confusion dripped from her every word. Why was she still in love with this jerk when she knew from the start that he'd just use her and dump her? In "D.I.V.O.R.C.E.," Tammy Wynette spells out all the words that relate to the breakup so her young son won't understand quite yet and have his heart broken, too. Then there's Keith Urban, still awake at 4 a.m., trying to be stoic, but warning his ex that although she might have moved on to someone else's arms, "You'll Think of Me." 

Not all of the country's breakup songs are tearjerkers. Some fairly sizzle with anger, while others impart more subtle revenge. Consider George Strait's "Give It Away." It's clear that his soon-to-be ex-has had enough of the way he treated her and she just wants out when he asks her, "Now, honey, don't you even want your half of everything?" Then, of course, there's Miranda Lambert's "Kerosene," where she stokes her fantasy of burning down her cheating boyfriend's house.

This list of some of the top country done-me-wrong breakup songs is arranged alphabetically. If you click on a title, you can download the song. If you're looking for the best of the best, grab some tissues, put your feet up and have a listen. Or if you're more in a "Give It Away" mood like George Strait's fictional ex, pour a celebratory shot of bourbon and check out the Top 20 Country Best Anti-Love Songs.

Top 75 Best Country Anti-Love Songs

  1. "Another Try" -- Josh Turner featuring Trisha Yearwood
  2. "Better Class of Losers" -- Randy Travis
  3. "Before He Cheats" -- Carrie Underwood
  4. "Blame It on Your Heart" -- Patty Loveless
  5. "Brokenheartsville" -- Joe Nichols
  6. "Bye Bye" -- Jo Dee Messina
  7. "Cheatin'" -- Sara Evans
  8. "Crazy" -- Patsy Cline
  9. "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" -- Miranda Lambert
  10. "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." -- Tammy Wynette
  11. "Does My Ring Burn Your Finger" -- Lee Ann Womack
  12. "Don't Make Me" -- Blake Shelton
  13. "Drinkin' Me Lonely" -- Chris Young
  14. "Drunker Than Me" -- Trent Tomlinson
  15. "Friends in Low Places" -- Garth Brooks
  16. "Give It Away" -- George Strait
  17. "Good as Gone" -- Little Big Town
  18. "Good As I Was to You" -- Lorrie Morgan
  19. "Goodbye Earl" -- Dixie Chicks
  20. "Goodbye Time" -- Blake Shelton
  21. "Gunpowder and Lead" -- Miranda Lambert
  22. "Have Mercy" -- The Judds
  23. "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" -- Mary Chapin Carpenter
  24. "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" -- Travis Tritt
  25. "Holding Her and Loving You" -- Earl Thomas Conley
  26. "How Am I Doin'" -- Dierks Bentley
  27. "How Do You Like Me Now?!" -- Toby Keith
  28. "I Saw The Light" -- Wynonna
  29. "(If You're Not in It for Love) I'm Outta Here!" -- Shania Twain
  30. "I'm Not Lisa" -- Jessi Colter
  31. "It's a Little Too Late" -- Mark Chesnutt
  1. "Kerosene" -- Miranda Lambert
  2. "Kiss This" -- Aaron Tippin
  3. "Little Goodbyes" -- SHeDAISY
  4. "Little Red Rodeo" -- Collin Raye
  5. "Linda on My Mind" -- Conway Twitty
  6. "Love You" -- Jack Ingram
  7. "Missing You" -- Alison Krauss & John Waite
  8. "More Than a Memory" -- Garth Brooks
  9. "My Give a Damn's Busted" -- Jo Dee Messina
  10. "Never Again, Again" -- Lee Ann Womack
  11. "No News" -- Lonestar
  12. "On Your Way Home" -- Patty Loveless
  13. "Picture to Burn" -- Taylor Swift
  14. "Red High Heels" -- Kellie Pickler
  15. "Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman" -- Tracy Byrd
  16. "Settle for a Slowdown" -- Dierks Bentley
  17. "Seven-Year Ache" -- Rosanne Cash
  18. "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)" -- Gary Stewart
  19. "She's Got You" -- Patsy Cline
  20. "So So Long" -- Dierks Bentley
  21. "Stay" -- Sugarland
  22. "Stealing Kisses" -- Faith Hill
  23. "Straight Tequila Night" -- John Anderson
  24. "Stupid Boy" -- Keith Urban
  1. "The Thunder Rolls" -- Garth Brooks
  2. "This Is Me You're Talking To" -- Trisha Yearwood
  3. "Tonight I Wanna Cry" -- Keith Urban
  4. "Twenty Years and Two Husbands Ago" -- Lee Ann Womack
  5. "Watching Airplanes" -- Gary Allan
  6. "What Hurts the Most" -- Rascal Flatts
  7. "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am" -- Lee Roy Parnell
  8. "What Might Have Been" -- Little Texas
  9. "What Part of No" -- Lorrie Morgan
  10. "When I Call Your Name" - Vince Gill
  11. "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?" -- Shania Twain
  12. "Who's Lonely Now" -- Highway 101
  13. "Why, Why, Why" --- Billy Currington
  14. "Winner at a Losing Game" -- Rascal Flatts
  15. "You Ain't Much Fun" -- Toby Keith
  16. "You Don't Even Know Who I Am" -- Patty Loveless
  17. "You Don't Lie Here Anymore" -- Shelly Fairchild
  18. "You Win Again" -- Hank Williams
  19. "You'll Think of Me" -- Keith Urban
  20. "Your Cheatin' Heart" -- Hank Williams

 

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