A Playlist For Those Break Ups When You’re Better Off, Off

Chris Lane Break UPs

We gave you the ultimate break up playlist that contained all the heart-wrenching songs that trigger waterworks. Although breakups are generally associated with sadness, sorrow, and tears, some occur for the better. Not every relationship was meant to be and these country artists explain that in these songs. Here is the playlist that will help you realize you’re better off without that person.

“Better Off” – Renee Blair

We had to kick this playlist off with Renee Blair’s “Better Off”. The songstress first played the track for us during our Swag Session, which is all too relatable for couples who should once and for all call things off. “On again off again, all this drama we’re caught in /  then say shut up and we talk again /  slam the door then we knock knock / this on and off and on again could go on and on and never stop / so maybe we’re just better off, off.”


“You Broke Up With Me” – Walker Hayes

Hayes describes his life now, ever since his girlfriend broke up with him. He’s drinking, partying and hanging with his friends; not even thinking about that girl. So when his ex tries to come back into his life, he’s having none of it. “I know it’s difficult to see me on a roll / But hey, you broke up with me / Yeah, what can I say babe? / You broke up with me”


“Record Year” – Eric Church

Church’s most recent break-up leads to his record year; a clever play on words. The free time allows him to go through his old vinyl records, reconnecting with legendary artists such as George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, and many others. This leads him to happiness that he never had with his ex. “Yeah you’re out there now doin’ God knows how / And I’m stuck here / Havin’ a record year”


“Miss Me More” – Kelsea Ballerini

As Ballerini reflects on her past relationship, she realizes all the things her ex took from her – her lipstick, her heels, her records, and her dreams. She comes to the realization that she missed being herself more than her ex-boyfriend’s presence. “Forgot who I was before I ever kissed you / Yeah, I thought I missed you / But I miss me more”


“Somewhere on a Beach” – Dierks Bentley

Bentley’s girl has just left him, but he will not let that get in the way of his good time. She regrets the ending the relationship and tries to reach him, calling his parents and his friends. However, Bentley is far too distracted by the sights of the beach and his new girlfriend that treats him better than his ex ever did. “Got a new girl, she got it goin’ on / We drink all day and party all night / I’m way too gone to have you on my mind”


“Not Everything’s About You” – Old Dominion

Old Dominion sings about someone who is finally getting over a break-up. He’s going out with his friends and other girls, enjoying life for the first time since she left. “I can hear your name and fall asleep just fine / Yeah, the world don’t revolve around you / Not everything’s about you anymore”


“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

One of Swift’s many break-up songs, this one describes an on and off again relationship in which Swift finally calls it quits. “And I’m like, this is exhausting, you know, like / We are never getting back together, like ever”


“New Phone, Who’s This” – Chris Lane

It is a terrible feeling when you get the “new phone who’s this” text from anyone. In this song, Lane does exactly that as he gets sick of his ex blowing up his phone. “’ Cause you keep texting me that you’re missing what we was / You want my love, you want my kiss / All I gotta say is new phone, who’s this”


“Dirty Laundry” – Carrie Underwood

In this song, Underwood discovers a different shade of lipstick on her boyfriend’s dress shirt, coming to the realization that he is cheating on her. She then recalls all of the horrible things her boyfriend has done to her in the past. She then hangs the shirt on the front porch to make sure that he never comes back. “Yeah, I’mma have to hang you out to dry, dry, dry / Clothespin all your secrets to the line, line, line / Leave ‘em blowing in the wind, to say goodbye to you”


“Save it for a Rainy Day” – Kenny Chesney

Chesney has just gone through a break-up and he’s usually pretty down about it. But it is way too nice of a day to be sad, so Chesney is going out to have a good time and not think about her. “’ Cause the sun’s too bright / the sky’s too blue / Beer’s too cold to be thinkin’ ‘bout you / Gonna take this heartbreak and tuck it away / Save it for a rainy day”


“Bartender” – Lady Antebellum

This song is about a girl wallowing at home over some guy who broke her heart. She finally agrees to go out with her friends but demands that the bartender to pour ‘em strong to help her get over him. “Now there’s only one thing left to do / Slip on my favorite dress and sky high leather boots / Check the mirror one last time / And kiss the past goodbye”


“Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” – Cole Swindell

‘Whiskey’ is like Swindell’s public service announcement: he is at the bar to have a good time, not to drink away the pain of his ex leaving. He makes it very clear that’s he’s drinking to honor his friends, the music playing and our armed forces. “But don’t think for a second I’m out to drown your memory / Baby, you ain’t worth the whiskey”


“When it Rains it Pours” – Luke Combs

The second Combs’ girlfriend walked out on him was the second his luck turned. He won money on a lottery ticket, a three-night vacation, a free round of golf and a got Hooters girl’s number; all pretty great things. “I’ve been on one hell of a redneck roll for three weeks now / And it all started on the day that she walked out”



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