The Top 75 Country Breakup Songs

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ThoughtCo / Ashley Nicole Deleon

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. "" -- Josh Turner featuring Trisha Yearwood
  2. "" -- Randy Travis
  3. "" -- Carrie Underwood
  4. "" -- Patty Loveless
  5. "" -- Joe Nichols
  6. "" -- Jo Dee Messina
  7. "" -- Sara Evans
  8. "" -- Patsy Cline
  9. "" -- Miranda Lambert
  10. "" -- Tammy Wynette
  11. "" -- Lee Ann Womack
  12. "" -- Blake Shelton
  13. "" -- Chris Young
  14. "" -- Trent Tomlinson
  15. "" -- Garth Brooks
  16. "" -- George Strait
  17. "" -- Little Big Town
  18. "" -- Lorrie Morgan
  19. "" -- Dixie Chicks
  20. "" -- Blake Shelton
  21. "" -- Miranda Lambert
  22. "" -- The Judds
  23. "" -- Mary Chapin Carpenter
  24. "" -- Travis Tritt
  25. "" -- Earl Thomas Conley
  26. "" -- Dierks Bentley
  27. "" -- Toby Keith
  1. "" -- Wynonna
  2. "" -- Shania Twain
  3. "" -- Jessi Colter
  4. "" -- Mark Chesnutt
  5. "" -- Miranda Lambert
  6. "" -- Aaron Tippin
  7. "" -- SHeDAISY
  8. "" -- Collin Raye
  9. "" -- Conway Twitty
  10. "" -- Jack Ingram
  11. "" -- Alison Krauss & John Waite
  12. "" -- Garth Brooks
  13. "" -- Jo Dee Messina
  14. "" -- Lee Ann Womack
  15. "" -- Lonestar
  16. "" -- Patty Loveless
  17. "" -- Taylor Swift
  18. "" -- Kellie Pickler
  19. "" -- Tracy Byrd
  20. "" -- Dierks Bentley
  21. "" -- Rosanne Cash
  22. "" -- Gary Stewart
  23. "" -- Patsy Cline
  24. "" -- Dierks Bentley
  25. "" -- Sugarland
  26. "" -- Faith Hill
  27. "" -- John Anderson
  28. "" -- Keith Urban
  29. "" -- Garth Brooks
  1. "" -- Trisha Yearwood
  2. "" -- Keith Urban
  3. "" -- Lee Ann Womack
  4. "" -- Gary Allan
  5. "" -- Rascal Flatts
  6. "" -- Lee Roy Parnell
  7. "" -- Little Texas
  8. "" -- Lorrie Morgan
  9. "" - Vince Gill
  10. "" -- Shania Twain
  11. "" -- Highway 101
  12. "" --- Billy Currington
  13. "" -- Rascal Flatts
  14. "" -- Toby Keith
  15. "" -- Patty Loveless
  16. "" -- Shelly Fairchild
  17. "" -- Hank Williams
  18. "" -- Keith Urban
  19. "" -- Hank Williams