Breakups suck, especially when you are in the public eye. The idea of the entire world knowing you are no longer with your significant other is a scary thought. Relationships are hard and more often then not they end, which can be difficult.
Musicians are artists and artists are very connected to their emotions, which they tend to let out through their craft. Celebrities are inclined to date other celebrities, which naturally makes their relationship everyone on the planet’s business. There is nothing more exciting than when two of your favorite celebrities begin dating. However, when the relationship ends, which most Hollywood relationships do, we are left broken hearted. However, there is a benefit to musicians going through breakups, and the benefit is that we are almost certain they will release a song about their failed relationship.
The following includes ten famous songs and the famous exes they were written about. Some of these songs became classic hits and all of them are awesome break up songs. Although Taylor Swift is known for writing about exes, she is not the only person included on this list. So sit back, and enjoy this walk through breakup lane, featuring some of your favorite celebrities.
10. Miley Cyrus “7 Things” – About Nick Jonas
Lets be real, most people don’t end up with their first love, which was the case for Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas. Before Miley Cyrus went off the deep end and before Nick Jonas became a hot man, they were Disney’s “it” couple. After the pair split in 2007, Cyrus got to the studio recording and releasing one of her many hit singles “7 Things”. Although the song digs into Jonas’ insecurity and vanity, Cyrus and him are reportedly still friends. I guess you never forget your first love, especially when there is a song about your breakup. “7 Things” is one of Cyrus’ most honest songs and it has become an anthem for many girls going through their first heartache.
9. Taylor Swift “Dear John” – About John Mayer
Lets be real, this relationship was pretty much doomed from the start. Taylor Swift who was 19 at the time started dating the then 31-year-old heartthrob and everyone was anxiously waiting for their breakup to hear what song she would come out with about him. Swift is known for writing songs about exes and this is not the only time you will see her on this list. However, she is usually subtler with her titles. Mayer must have really gotten under her skin because she wanted the world to know this song was about him.
8. Pink “So What” – About Carey Heart
Pink is one of those artists that seems to have been around forever. She consecutively releases hit after hit including this song. Pink has been involved with Carey Hart for years and the pair even brought a beautiful daughter into this world. Although this duo is still married they had separated at one point and Pink let out her emotions in this song. Hart, who is a former motocross racer, eventually won the superstar back. However, this song is out there forever and he should know not to act up around a badass woman like Pink.
7. Chris Brown “Theraflu Freestyle” – About Rihanna
Chris Brown and Rihanna had one of the most volatile relationships in Hollywood and this song was his way of getting revenge. Brown came out as the bad guy in their breakup due to the violent behavior he demonstrated, but for some reason he wanted to have his side heard. Chris Brown, who is known as a “bad boy,” remixed Kanye West’s single “Cold.” This remix had numerous digs towards his ex, the stunning Rihanna. Rihanna had a habit of tweeting and deleting throughout her breakup and Brown calls her out on it. Although Chris Brown never came out and said this song was about her, each insulting lyric points directly in Rihanna’s direction.
6. Justin Timberlake “Cry Me A River” – About Britney Spears
Remember when Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were the cutest couple on the planet? Even though everyone thought they would last a little longer, Timberlake and Britney had a fairly nasty breakup. Timberlake felt no remorse for throwing numerous punches in his song “Cry Me A River.” Justin made sure the world knew the song was about her in the music video, using a blonde Spears lookalike. “Cry Me A River” is by far one of the best celebrity diss songs of all time and although we loved Britney and Justin together, we love the song a little more.
5. Kanye West “Blame Game” – About Amber Rose
Before Kanye West married Kim Kardashian, he dated another talentless celebrity, Amber Rose. Amber Rose is pretty much famous for dating rappers and Kanye helped her gain that reputation. Kanye, who never really shies away from controversy, released the song “Blame Game” shortly after he and Rose called it quits. This song ignited a Twitter war between West and Rose, which was quite entertaining for fans. “Blame Game” is a great song, and unlike Amber Rose, Kanye West actually has talent, which is why he was able to release such a dope diss song. Amber Rose is now searching for the next rapper willing to take her under his wing. Good luck, girl.
4. Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” – About Dave Coulier
Alanis Morisette is known for her incredible lyrics and awesome sound. There was a time when she dated Dave Coulier, who is best known for his role as Uncle Joey on the iconic series Full House. The couple dated for a while and eventually Coulier found someone he believed to be a batter match. After the pair broke up, Morisstte released the song “You Oughta Know,” which is filled with backhanded compliments in regard to her “replacement” and reminds her ex that he is also replaceable. This song is filled with anger, wit and angst, making it a pretty perfect breakup song.
3. Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble” – About Harry Styles
Taylor came out and admitted that her hit single “I Knew You Were Trouble” was about Harry Styles. Swift even had the balls to perform this song at the Grammys with Harry Styles sitting in plain view, later joking that it was not hard to show emotion during that performance since her inspiration for the song was sitting right in front of her. Swift even went as far as mocking Styles’ charming British accent during her performance, which was a bit of a low blow. There is no denying that Styles hurt Swift and fans were devastated that they called it quits. However, we believe Taylor got her revenge.
2. Ed Sheeran “Don’t” – About Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran is one of the most talented newcomers in show business and people around the world have fallen in love with his adorable personality and incredible voice. Sheeran was reportedly dating Ellie Goulding, another talented singer, and apparently his hit song “Don’t” is about her. The song, which accuses Goulding of cheating, was Sheeran’s first single to crack the top 10 in the US, so maybe it was a good thing she cheated on him. Oh, and if you thought Sheeran was done, he’s not. He also released another dig at Goulding with his single “Take It Back.”
1. Ray J “I Hit it First” – About Kim Kardashian
Although Ray J is famous as a singer, he is best known for his performance in Kim Kardashian‘s sex tape. Since the tape made its way to the public, Kim Kardashian has risen to stardom and Ray J pretty much became known as the guy who had a sex tape with Kim Kardashian. In order to make sure people don’t forget where her star began to rise, Ray J decided to write a song about her. The title says it all, “I hit it first,” and to be honest, if you listen to the song, it is quite funny.