Top Ten Angry Breakup Songs

Top Ten Angry Breakup Songs

Posted by Cassie Ciopryna on July 15, 2015
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Going through a breakup brings out a lot of emotions—anger being one of them. There’s nothing better than finding that one song that just gets your breakup and you listen to on blast and on repeat. Here we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the angriest breakup songs out there. Find which one speaks to you, and crank up the volume!

  1. Nicki Minaj, Cassie – The Boys

Ok, so Nicki always knows how to hit below the belt with her rhymes, whether explicitly or in a hidden way where whoever it’s aimed at gets it, although it may not be so obvious on the surface. Basically, this song is getting back at a cheating ex. It actually isn’t one of Nicki’s meanest songs, but it definitely gets the point across. Stay. Away.

Lyrics to Yell Out: “I hope you have the time of your life/I hope I don’t lose it tonight.”


  1. No Doubt – Ex-Girlfriend

The sad realization where you knew the relationship wasn’t right all along. He wanted to go right whenever you wanted to go left. It was an inevitable breakup from the beginning.

Lyrics to Yell Out: “I kinda always knew I’d end up your ex-girlfriend”


  1. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River

 We all know this person—the one who completely, totally broke your heart. They cheated on you, you found out, and you had your share of tearful nights. Then weeks, months, who knows how long after, they’re hitting you up and trying to get you back. Think again! You’re a stronger person now. See ya later.

Lyrics to Yell Out: “Your bridges were burned, and now it’s your turn to cry, cry me a river”


  1. Eamon – F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)

Who can forget this one hit wonder from 2003? This is anger at its best, hidden under some rhythmic, smooth R&B beats. You can smile while singing these angry words as if you’re not swearing with every other word. The ultimate F U.

Lyrics to Yell Out: “F**k you, you hoe, I don’t want you back”


  1. Kelis – Caught Out There

So, her milkshake brought the boys to the yard, and it seems that one of those men ended up hurting her. Now she’s singing a song for all the girls out there who have been lied to by their men (as she states in the song’s intro). This song is the classic, caught your man cheating and now you need to scream song.

Lyrics to Yell Out: “I hate you so much right now”


  1. Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call

So much cheating. (Who would ever cheat on Adam Levine?!) The catchy beat and double meaning of the title of this song ropes you in, and then gets you thinking—wait, this song isn’t just catchy, but sad! Now you’re angry.

Lyrics to Yell Out: “Don’t you care about me anymore? Don’t you care about me? I don’t think so”


4.Taylor Swift- We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Ok, we all know that T-Swift has like, a zillion break up songs so it was hard to pick just one. But we think this one earns a top spot. It’s so relatable, and it’s something we all have to tell ourselves after one too many (or five too many) times of getting back with the same damn ex. Time to move on and stop repeating past mistakes.

Lyrics to Yell Out: “We are never, ever, ever getting back together”


  1. P!NK – So What

 Breakups can bring out a totally different personality in us that we didn’t know existed. Life as a woman in a relationship vs. being a single woman (especially a newly single woman after a very long relationship) is very different. P!NK shows that we can go out and have tons of fun to help get over a devastating breakup.

Lyrics to Yell Out: “And I don’t need you,/and guess what/I’m having more fun/and now that we’re done/I’m gonna show you tonight”


  1. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats

The ultimate, country, angry breakup song. We all need to vent after a breakup, and sometimes words just aren’t enough. Sometimes, you just need to break shit.

Lyrics to Yell Out: “Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats”


  1. Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know

Oh, Alanis. So much anger. So much love for independent, bad-ass babes. We love you. But this song shows some of the insecurities we all have once we see our ex with a new beau. We know we’re better off without them, and we’re better than their new chick, but sometimes we gotta let these things out of our system.

Lyrics to Yell Out: “And are you thinking of me when you f**k her?”


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