Us Weekly announced yesterday that Zooey Deschanel and her hubby Ben Gibbard have separated. The New Girl actress, 31, and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Death Cab for Cutie[/lastfm] frontman, 32, were married for just over two years. A source told Us that the split “was mutual and amicable” and “There was no third party involved.”

We all can relate to their situation. Who has gone through life without having to leave someone behind? We made a playlist of the 10 best breakup songs that will help them get through this tough time.

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruno Mars [/lastfm]- “Grenade”

In this sad song, Bruno Mars sings about unreciprocated love, and shows the pain of a relationship gone sour.

[metrolyrics artist=”bruno mars” song=”grenade”]

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beyonce[/lastfm] – “Me, Myself And I

Beyonce sings about how young and naive she was to think her relationship and love could last. Basically she admits that you can never change a man, and you’re in denial if you think you can.

[metrolyrics artist=”beyonce knowles” song=”me, myself and I”]

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Boyz II Men[/lastfm] – “End Of The Road”

This one is a classic. The Boyz sing about how a girl says they’d be together forever, and how the boy hopes that she’ll love him again.

[metrolyrics artist=”Boyz II Men” song=”End of the road”]

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Black Eyed Peas[/lastfm] – “Shut Up”

The Peas sing about trying to make a relationship work, but it just makes both people go crazy. It focuses on how love gets out of control sometimes, and both parties just stop trying.

[metrolyrics artist=”The Black Eyed Peas” song=”Shut Up”]

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Adele[/lastfm] – “Someone Like You”

Adele beautifully sings about the boy that got away, and how she hopes to find someone like him.

[metrolyrics artist=”adele” song=”someone like you”][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kelly Clarkson[/lastfm] – “Since U Been Gone”

This has to be one of the best breakup songs of all time, and it shows the positive side of moving on. Sometimes your life changes for the better after a relationship ends.

[metrolyrics artist=”kelly clarkson” song=”since you’ve been gone”][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Timberlake[/lastfm] – “Cry Me A River”

This JT hit was dedicated to his ex-girlfriend [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm]. She was his everything, but he left her, and now she wants him back and it’s too late since the damage has been done.

[metrolyrics artist=”justin timberlake” song=”cry me a river”][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rihanna[/lastfm] – “Rehab” Ft. Justin Timberlake

Rihanna sings about how hard it is to move on after her relationship goes sour, and how she needs time to heal. Justin Timberlake actually wrote the lyrics to this song, so maybe it’s really about Britney.

[metrolyrics artist=”rihanna” song=”rehab”]

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chris Brown[/lastfm] – “Say Goodbye”

Chris Brown is trying to figure out how to break up with his lover and “Say Goodbye” before he waits too long.

[metrolyrics artist=”chris brown ” song=”say goodbye”]

Alicia Keys – “Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart”

Alicia Keys vocalizes her experience of trying to find inner strength after a bad break up, and how hard it is to not think about all the lies over and over again in her head.

[metrolyrics artist=”Alicia Keys” song=”Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart “]


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