Top 10 Uplifting ‘Break up’ Tracks

Top 10 Uplifting ‘Break up’ Tracks

As artists put inspiration out of their everyday experiences, and the listener seeks to find recognition in them, there are plenty of songs about the up’s and down’s the all-powerful force love puts us through.

The same thing happening to me was reason enough just to reassamble and post up my personal top 10 of ‘uplifting’ break up/no love/heartbreak/fuck outta here tracks, all with their very own alibis. Sometimes it’s enough to listen to an actual love song you find true and realize it wasn’t anything like that.

But since there are so many more situations and songs out there, pick your poison.

1. Gang Starr – Ex Girl to Next Girl
Guru was temporary blinded and head over heels, but it didn’t take long for him to see .. and move on from his Ex Girl to the Next Girl.

“You know I used to be a player, fly girl layer and a heartbreaker,
Lovemaker, backbreaker but then I made a
Mistake yes I fell in love with this ill chick”
“Her thoughts were erratic, sporadic, crazy in nature
I told her hey look I can no longer date ya

Tried to pimp with bank and fell short, your ship san
Many thanks for the time and the watch and the link
You and I are the past, c’est la vie, nuff respect girl
But now you’re my ex-girl ’cause I’m straight with the next girl”  

2. Ghostface Killah feat. Carl Thomas and Raekwon the Chef –  Never Be The Same Again
This time Ghost stepped his game up, but his love was left unanswered.

“I’ll never be the same again
I’ll bet you’ll never understand
The things you put me through
I tried to be a better man
But you’ll never understand
Now it’s time that I move on
Aiyyo I gave you everything and you still fucked my head up”  

3. Main Source – Looking At The Front Door
When the arguments get out of control, and all that shouldn’t be said is spoken and all you really wanna do is just walk out.

“We fight every night, now that’s not kosher
I reminisce with bliss of when we was closer
And wake up to be greeted by an argument again
You act like you’re ten
So immature, I try to concentrate on a cure
And keep lookin’ at the front door”

4. Jean Grae – U & Me & Everyone We Know
When two hearts just don’t seem to work out, and it’s too complex to understand .. that’s where Jean comes in, laying it alll out for you, simply and subtle.

“I never stopped feeling the love for ya; I just stopped being the one for ya
I think
Too much
Over analyzing everything sucks
I’m over over-dramatizing everything but
You’re never on the level I’m on, unless we’re cut-ting
Plus then we never argued when thrusting but then
After all, it just turns to dust, brother
Swear I’d never love another if this really worked out
But this is just like watching fitness informercials from the couch, ouch”
“So now I gotta shut the door on you
So I can find out who is next for me”

5. John Legend – Used To Love U
When loving takes its toll, to a point where the love is drawn out and goes nowhere but to waste ..

Baby when I used to love you
There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do
I went through the fire for you, do anything you asked me to
But I’m tired of living this lie
It’s getting harder to justify
Realised that I just don’t love you, 
Not like I used to
Do you remember when I used to love you
Baby no not any more, luv you
Ooohhhh, I loved you
And you’re gonna miss me now”

6. Tech N9ne – Psycho B!tch
For that one time someone turnes out to be something opposite of what they seem, things get outta hand and wifey is actually a psycho bitch. Watch your back ..

“Never ever do it
Down low
With a psycho bitch
Better never ever go out
With a
Psycho bitch
Everybody better learn
How to see a
Psycho bitch
Cause your bitch might be her”

7. Wale – Break Up Song
Wale’s song and moving picture illustration of the typical boy-meets-girl story in the 21th century.

“See, breaking up is hard, to move along it’s even harder
It’s over she got colder, now can’t locate where her heart is
And I’m just being honest, since we not even talking
My mind won’t let you goShit, even consider stalking (nah)”

8. MC Lyte – Poor Georgie
Lyte never got the chance to tell her on and off guy Georgie what he really ment to her.

“I gave him the number, I saw it in his eyes
‘She gave me the number? Hmmm I’m surprised’
Good conversation, over the phone
He began to come for me whenever I was alone
George was sweet, so nice and so neat
With any other guy he didn’t have to compete
George was mature, he made sure
That he was the only one I’d ever adore
Girls, have you, ever had a friend
That you’d get with, every now and then?”

9. Drake ft. Jhene Aiko – July
A too-good-to-be-true summer love ends quickly as the sun sets.

“And most woman are motivated so I act accordingly
But this is so refreshing that it means a little more to me
Dedicating time when I really can’t afford to be
I provide protection if you open up the door for me
Couple stairs
Couple text
Couple dates
Couple I think that we’re ready’s
Couple I think that we should we waits
Are we acting like a couple
I’m just trying to get it straight
Cuz I’m over convinced cuz it’s too early for mistakes”
“I’m confused tell me where we go wrong
I was sure that I would be with you for so long
I was planning on this on being something worth mentioning
Energy invested in someone I saw potential in
Who kills chivalry
They need to get they sentence in
Meanwhile we arguing and I can’t get a sentence in
And just as I predicted here we go again
They always say the hottest love has the coldest end”

10.  No HipHop but Good Music – Erykah Badu / Anthony Hamilton / Toni Braxton – Your pick :)

Erykah Badu – No Love

“You can see straight through me
Never thought you’d do me
The way you do
How can anyone be so cruel

When you know I love you, yes I do
Turned your back on me and left me lonely
I wish I could
Open up my heart so you can know me

How can we make love when you don’t love me?
You don’t show no love
You don’t show no love
You don’t show no love”

Anthony Hamilton – Never Love Again
Simply when your heart is ripped out and you feel like you will never be able to love again .. this tune is beautiful.

 ”How could I ever love again, how could I start to love again
After you broke me down, its hard to trust that feeling, to fall in love again

A man dont usually fall no more then twice and if he does you’ll never know cause he wont say,
for the fear of being fooled taken twice by the heart, it’s in his nature, to be afraid, he starts to
wonder if its really right, to let his past take control of his life, maybe I’ll run into hope, someone
thats right for me, and she’ll love freely and fall in love again”

Toni Braxton – He Wasn’t Man Enough For Me
When your manfriend turns out to be a bitchboy, unfortunately this happens more than often.

I’m not thinking ’bout him
But you married him
Do you know I made him leave
Do you know he begged to stay, with me (with me)
He wasn’t man enough for me

Didn’t he tell you the truth
If not, then why don’t you ask him
And maybe you could be more into him
Instead of worrying ’bout me
And hopefully, you won’t find
All of the reasons why his love didn’t count
And why we couldn’t work it out”
“So many reasons why our love is through (yeah)
What makes you think he’ll be good to you (no)
It makes no sense
‘Cause he will never change
Girl you better recognize the game oh yeah”


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