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10 Saddest Taylor Swift Songs To Help You Through A Breakup

So, he just broke your heart, huh? Right now, you might be eating a big bowl of ice cream in your bathtub, or you’re scrolling through all of those cute selfies the two of you took. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s ok to feel all of the feels. Breakups suck, but luckily we have music to help get us through it! No one knows more about heartbreak than Taylor Swift, so give these 10 saddest Taylor Swift songs a try, and hopefully you’ll feel better after! Remember, we’re here for you, hang in there! 

1. White Horse

I was a dreamer before you went and let me down ♥ Now it’s too late for you and your white horse ♥ To come around

If the lyrics don’t really paint a sad enough picture for you, then you definitely need to watch the music video. It’s raining, and Taylor is bawling her eyes out on the floor. We’ve all been there, and sometimes you just need to let out a good cry! 

2. Champagne Problems

You had a speech, you’re speechless ♥ Love slipped beyond your reaches ♥ And I couldn’t give a reason ♥ Champagne problems

This song is about a girl who turns down a proposal from her boyfriend… I know, deep. The somber piano melody is just what you need right now! 

3. Cold As You

What a rainy ending given to a perfect day ♥ Oh, every smile you fake is so condescending ♥ Countin’ all the scars you’ve made ♥ Now that I’m sittin’ here thinkin’ it through ♥ I’ve never been anywhere cold as you

This is one of Taylor’s older songs, but it still packs a punch. I’m sure we can all think of that guy who ALWAYS said EXACTLY what we wanted to hear, but was lying right through his teeth!

4. Forever & Always

And I stare at the phone, he still hasn’t called ♥ And then you feel so low you cant feel nothing at all ♥ And you flashback to when he said, “Forever and always”

Although this isn’t a slow song, it’s still very sad. It’s one of those songs you need to hear though, because it’s going to make you want to get up off the ground and start dancing! You can really hear Taylor’s frustration through the lyrics, as she wonders what went wrong between her and her ex.

5. My Tears Ricochet

And you’re tossing out blame, drunk on this pain ♥ Crossing out the good years ♥ And you’re cursing my name, wishing I stayed ♥ Look at how my tears ricochet

This song is from one of her more recent albums, “Folklore,” and is about a toxic couple that seems to fight to the death, figuratively speaking. Even though this relationship started out strong and they were so happy together, they have “crossed out the good years” and chose to fight. 

6. Back To December

It turns out freedom ain’t nothin’ but missin’ you ♥ Wishin’ I’d realized what I had when you were mine ♥ I’d go back to December, turn around, and make it alright ♥ I go back to December all the time

Rumor has it Taylor wrote this for her ex-boyfriend Taylor Lautner. If you’re the one who messed up in your relationship, then this is the song for you! Swallow your pride and give this one a listen! 

7. Exile

Second, third, and hundredth chances ♥ Balancin’ on breaking branches ♥ Those eyes add insult to injury

“Exile” is pure genius, and a beautifully tragic duet with Bon Iver. The melody alone is extremely melancholy, not to mention the heartbreaking lyrics that go with it.

It’s about a couple who has come to the end of their relationship. The guy never listened, and the girl is going to walk out the door. A tale as old as time. 

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8. Teardrops On My Guitar

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar ♥ The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star ♥ He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do

This was one of Taylor’s first songs that made her famous! We all can relate to this song, pining over our first crush who chose to be with someone else… SIGH!

9. Last Kiss

But now I’ll go ♥ Sit on the floor wearing your clothes ♥ All that I know is I don’t know ♥ How to be something you miss ♥ I never thought we’d have a last kiss

I honestly played this song on repeat during my first breakup for days! Taylor perfectly captures the pain we feel when we lose a love. 

10. All Too Well

And you call me up again just to break me like a promise ♥ So casually cruel in the name of being honest ♥ I’m a crumpled up piece of paper lying here ♥ ‘Cause I remember it all, all, all ♥ Too well

“All Too Well” might be Taylor’s BEST BREAKUP SONG EVER written. She walks us through her relationship, how she got to see his old photo album and even danced with him in the kitchen in the middle of the night. She sings about these small moments that make up a relationship, and then the pain and confusion that comes when all those moments become memories.  

*BONUS: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

I remember when we broke up, the first time ♥ Saying, “this is it, I’ve had enough” ♥ ‘Cause like, we hadn’t seen each other in a month ♥ When you said you needed space (what?) ♥ Then you come around again and say ♥ “Baby, I miss you and I swear I’m gonna change, trust me” ♥ Remember how that lasted for a day?

Ok, I think you’ve cried enough! It’s time to pick yourself up and show him what he’s lost! So if he comes crawling back, and he’s begging on his hands and knees for you, remember all of the pain he put you through and tell him this: We are NEVER getting back together. Like EVER! 

Which of these saddest Taylor Swift songs was your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Amber Reinhart

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