Valentine's Day is wonderful for people in love. But for the lonely, or those going through a breakup, it can be a horribly rough day. Although some people might rate alcohol or chocolate high on the must-have list of the broken-hearted, nothing helps people connect with the emotional aftermath of love lost better than music. And broken hearts have been the foundation for thousands of great songs.
Out of pain comes art.
We all have our favorite "sad songs", but when it comes to creating a list based on sales and popularity, there's one authority... Billboard. This year, Billboard has compiled a list of the all-time top 30 heartbreak songs in popular music history. The list is based on the performance of heartbreak songs in the Hot 100 since its inception in 1958. So the below are indeed the top 10 most important heartbreak hits according to Billboard's chart data.
After you check out the top 10 below be sure to peruse all 30 over at Billboard.
What would be on your list of the top heartbreak songs ever written?
Love Stinks: Billboard's Top 10 Heartbreak Hits
1. We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
2. Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
3. Foolish Games - Jewel
4. Every Breath You Take - The Police
5. End Of The Road (from "Boomerang") - Boyz II Men
6. Rolling In The Deep - Adele
7. Apologize - Timbaland
8. The Sign - Ace Of Base
9. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
10. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
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