5 Valentine’s Heartbreak Ballads

02/07/2017

Sad songs to ease an aching heart.

Look at them. Giggling at some inside joke, rubbing their faces all over each other, gobbling chocolates like their lives depended on it. It’s that day again, when every twitterpated twosome is out to celebrate the miracle of shacking up. But for those of us suffering from a stinging Valentine’s heartbreak, where is there to turn?

This year, whether your last duet is done, or you’re a veteran soloist, you can find solace in these 5 anthems for the lovelorn. Learn to play a new song and prove you don’t need any accompaniment to bring down the house!

1. Apologize – One Republic

Lonely hearts the world over reach for the tissue box when this mega-hit comes on.

Achey-Breakiest Lyric: “I’m holding on your rope, got me ten feet off the ground.”

2. Someone Like You – Adele

Adele’s modern classic is an ode to the slow burn. Just because the fire is out, doesn’t mean the embers aren’t still white hot.

Achey-Breakiest Lyric: “I had hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded that for me it isn’t over.”

3. i hate u, i love u – Gnash ft. Olivia O’Brien

A perfect example of the complicated, conflicted feelings that every breakup brings to the surface.

Achey-Breakiest Lyric: “Everyone I do right does me wrong, so every lonely night, I sing this song.”

4. Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush

Kate Bush’s Victorian source material proves that heartbreak is nothing new.

Achey-Breakiest Lyric: “How could you leave me when I needed to possess you? I hated you, I loved you, too.”

5. Elastic Heart – Sia

It’s still definitely a Valentine’s heartbreak ballad, but we thought we’d end with a song that shows how resilient the human heart can be.

Achey-Breakiest Lyric: “Now another one bites the dust and, let’s be clear, I trust no one.”

If you’re feeling alone this Valentine’s Day, we hope these songs will bring you some comfort.

Don’t see your favorite Valentine’s heartbreak ballad? Let us know in the comments, or tweet us at @playpianu.