The Everly Brothers. Johnny Burnette. Carolina Moon. Connie Francis. Fall in The Ruins Never Know - Buddy Love (3) - Hot Today! Love Tomorrow? (Cassette with You. Little Willie John. April Love. Pat Boone. I Need Your Love Tonight. Elvis Presley. Sexy Ways. You'll Never Know. Take a Message to Mary. It's Late. Rick Nelson. Lotta Lovin'. Gene Vincent. My True Love. Jack Scott. It's Too Soon to Know. To Be Loved. Jackie Wilson. Harbour Lights. Livin' Lovin' Doll. Cliff Richard.
A Big The Ruins Never Know - Buddy Love (3) - Hot Today! Love Tomorrow? (Cassette O' Love. That'll Be the Day. Peggy Sue. Bye Bye Love. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. It's Only Make Believe. Conway Twitty. Wonderful World. Sam Cooke. The Shirelles. Poetry in Motion. Johnny Tillotson. Puppy Love. Paul Anka. Loving You. My Special Angel. Bobby Helms. Love Letters in the Sand. Sweetie Pie. Eddie Cochran. Ninety-Nine Ways. Tab Hunter. Lonely Weekends. Charlie Rich.
What Do You Want? Adam Faith. Oh Boy! Little Bitty Pretty One. Love Is Strange. Blue Angel. Roy Orbison. Words of Love. It's All in the Game. Tommy Edwards. Let It Be Me. It's Now or Never. True Love Ways. Only You And You Alone. The Teddy Bears. Why Do Fools Fall in Love? Only Sixteen. Are You Lonesome Tonight? Ritchie Valens. Spanish Harlem. Ben E. The Wonder of You. The attitude and the sass in the song are really what make it a great country breakup song.
I love this song from Faith Hill. What about her dreams? What about the life she wanted to lead? She gave it all up to support her man and things worked out, but was it enough?
This is one of my favorite LeAnn Rimes songs. She plays the narrator that lets a good guy get away. Even when we seemingly make a bad decision or two in life there is no reason to worry. Things can work out eventually. Here the bad decision may have been a breakup.
Time always tells. Joe Nichols cracked through with this number one hit early on in his career. The song became an anthem of sorts for guys that had their woman cheat on them with some loser.
The narrator in the song headed to the bar to be amongst friends and to enjoy his own Brokenheartsville. Go and be amongst friends and family and know that you can still enjoy life even after a breakup.
Lorrie Morgan knows how to sing a country song. Tracy Lawrence is one of my favorite artists. Moving on is one of the difficult things to do after a breakup. Rascal Flatts was on the verge of reaching superstar status back with their first album. The guys and their label decided to release a fourth single from the successful album and it turned out to be a great call. Luke Bryan is emerging as a country star. Luke has become one of the best at telling great stories from the perspective of his Georgia roots.
With this song Luke captures the emotion of a guy that thought he had something new and special going on with a girl. They hung out a few times and he thought things were going somewhere. He thought that until one day when he saw the girl out with another guy hanging around town.
His world was crushed and the relationship was broken up before it had even got started. George Jones is the star of country music.
Here we have a song of heartbreak and denial. A guy has lost the love of his life. He calls her number…by mistake…and accidentally mentions her name that is no reason to believe he still cares about her. When there is a breakup we all have our own ways to get over someone. I was listening to the local country radio station a few years ago when the DJ came on and played a Collin Raye song.
Collin had just played at a local festival that summer and the DJ said he had attended the show and was amazed at just how many hits he recognized from the singer. One of those songs Someone You Used To Know is a heart breaking song about a guy coming off a breakup.
That can be the most difficult part…being the 2nd one to find someone new. Vern Gosdin was a huge, influential voice in country music. His roaring yet subtle song singing was powerful and it Album) an emotional punch that country fans loved.
They have lived together for a long time. Have you ever been in a situation like that? Mutual agreement on breaking up? The Wreckers came on the country scene strong just a few years ago.
The duo of sassy and talented woman rocked the country world with their debut song Leave The Pieces. The sound was unique and the ability of the girls to sing and play a country song was evident. The girls sang their song about a breakup where the girl was being left behind. The guy was moving on and heading for a new life. Here we have one of my personal favorite artists Tracy Lawrence singing a great country song about breakup. He can see it. He can feel it. He knows the breakup is the best thing for the both of them, The Ruins Never Know - Buddy Love (3) - Hot Today!
Love Tomorrow? (Cassette. That takes some guts and some real understanding. He had his rocking breed of country, but he slowed things down and captured the hearts of Cagle Heads with his emotion and passion. It caught the ears of nearly all country fans during its release and became a huge hit. He does a little each day to get by and keep moving forward. Improve a little with each breath.
Blackhawk is one of my favorite bands of all time. The melodies and harmonies these guys created were the best in the business. Almost A Memory Now is one of their songs that captures you. Before I got to really know country music my Dad showed me the movie Smokey and the Bandit. The movie had cool guys running from the cops. I only later learned that co-star in the movie and truck driving Jerry Reed was a country star including the great country hit She Got the Goldmine I Got the Shaft.
The song is a classic. The guy is stuck at home eating bologna wondering how he can owe more in support and alimony than he makes in a month.
It can be typical for those guys in the breakup and divorce situations. Have you ever caught the one you loved red handed with someone else? How could a guy do this to her after the way she treated him?
Was there really someone else out there better than her? The mood was captured perfectly in this song from the great Lorrie Morgan. This song from the great Tanya Tucker is not a breakup song in the traditional sense. This was is kind of foreboding as the narrator is getting involved with a guy despite everything everyone in her life is telling her. Can it be the recipe for disaster or will she be the one to change his ways?
From my experience the odds are good for a breakup in the future. They kicked some butt with their attitude and swagger, but what really cemented the guys as superstars was their ability to write and sing ballads. The guys captured heartbreak and sorrow in their songs as well.
She Used To Be Mine is one of those songs. He had no idea what was wrong until it was all gone. Gary Allan broke out with this hit a few years back. The songs was unique at the time. There was an emotion and sound Gary captured on record that nobody else had. Clint Black is one of the greatest songwriters in country music history. His songs often have a wit and humor that make for great country tunes unlike most others on the charts.
With this one Clint dug into the area of breakups. The songs finds the narrator on the side of the road after being left by his lover. She burns rubber and spins some gravel on the road to get away from him.
Eric Church released this song as his second single. It gained attention as people wondered if this was really a song about a pregnancy test.
For the young lovers enjoying life and having fun there is nothing that could be more frightening than thinking there might be a chance of a little bundle of joy in your near future. When things come back negative the two go their separate ways immediately and never look back. I realize now that Lorrie Morgan dominates this list of country breakup songs.
This song is a bit upbeat. It has the classic music of great country. The guy is trying to come back to his woman after being an idiot once again. Finally the woman tells him to The Ruins Never Know - Buddy Love (3) - Hot Today! Love Tomorrow? (Cassette right back where he came from. They both walk to their new lives without each other. Toby Keith is a master songwriter. He proved many folks wrong by coming up with clever, well written country songs that people love.
With this song Toby touched again on the feelings of lovers that are breaking up. Here we have the narrator, in this case a guy, breaking up with his girl. There is nothing either of them can do to salvage things. It captures the feeling, the emotion of the moment it discusses.
They made some great music. This song may be a bit of a wild card on this list, but I had to include it and I had to put it in the top The song has this amazing sound. Restless heart had such unique sounds during their run of hits. Their fanbase crossed musical genres. The song is about a guy that falls for a one night stand. She wants nothing to do with him beyond their one night together.
Sometimes there are the artists you wish could have kept their run of hits going forever. Country music fans were left with a saddened heart and a collection of great country songs. The song became a number one hit. Now the guy The Ruins Never Know - Buddy Love (3) - Hot Today! Love Tomorrow? (Cassette if his old flame still thinks of him even after their breakup. The music.
The lyrics. This is one of my personal favorite country songs of all time. The story goes he was turned down by every label and one of the execs even told me he had no chance of becoming a songwriter.
Perhaps a singer, but not a songwriter. The song has an incredibly catchy chorus.
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