Imagine (or remember) breaking up with that special someone. It was rough. It was heartbreaking.
That’s real life. And that’s why every country song is not about fluffy, happy times.
Country love songs are easy to find. Love is in almost every country song — it’s the genre’s favorite thing to sing about. Boy meets girl, the two fall in love, and end up in a truck bed with beers somewhere in the country or on the beach, then living happily from that point on.
But that’s not always the case. Breakups are real, and we shouldn’t forget about the breakup songs in country music. Here are the top 10 breakup songs in country music.
“How Do You Like Me Now?!” – Toby Keith
“How do you like me now? Now that I’m on my way. Do you still think I’m crazy, standin’ here today? I couldn’t make you love me, but I always dreamed about, living in your radio. How do you like me now?”
“Kiss This” – Aaron Tippin
“Why don’t you kiss, kiss this. And I don’t mean on my rosy red lips. Me and you, we’re through. And there’s only one thing left for you to do. You just come on over here one last time. Pucker up and close your eyes. And kiss this goodbye.”
“Friends in Low Places” – Garth Brooks
“And I saw the surprise and the fear in his eyes when I took his glass of champagne. And I toasted you, said, honey, we may be through, but you’ll never hear me complain.”
“You Don’t Even Know Who I Am” – Patty Loveless
“And you don’t even know who I am. You left me a long time ago. You don’t even know who I am, so what do I care if you go.”
“You’ll Think of Me” – Keith Urban
“While you’re sleeping with your pride, wishing I could hold you tight. I’ll be over you, and on with my life.”
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” – Miranda Lambert
“Well I started throwin’ things and I scared folks half to death. I got up in his face and smelled whiskey on his breath. Didn’t give a second thought to being thrown in jail. ‘Cause baby to a hammer everything looks like a nail. And I was mad as hell.”
“Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood
“I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped up four wheel drive. Carved my name into his leather seat. I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights. Slashed a hole in all four tires. Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats.”
“Here’s a Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares” – Travis Tritt
“Call someone who’ll listen, or might give a damn. Maybe one of your sordid affairs. But don’t you come ’round here handin’ me none of your lies. Here’s a quarter, call someone who cares.”
“What Part of No Don’t You Understand” – Lorrie Morgan
“What part of no don’t you understand? To put it plain and simple, I’m not into one night stands. I’ll be glad to explain it if it’s too hard to comprehend. So tell me what part of no don’t you understand?”
“Your Cheatin’ Heart” – Hank Williams Sr.
“Your cheatin’ heart will make you weep. You’ll cry and cry, and try to sleep. But sleep won’t come the whole night through. Your cheatin’ heart will tell on you.”