60 Best Breakup Songs & Hindi Sad Songs To Cheer You Up If You’re Feeling Heartbroken!

Nayan DasNayan Das  |  Dec 8, 2016
Best breakup songs

Bollywood music just gets us. When you fell in love for the first time in high school, Pehla Nasha became your anthem. When you realised you have fallen madly, deeply, irrevocably in love, Shahid Kapoor in Tum Se Hi helped you give words to your feelings. Your best friend didn’t reciprocate your feelings (or didn’t tag you in a meme)? Hindi sad song Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aayi is what you listened to. 

Of course, things are exaggerated (times two) in Bollywood, but the music resonates with us. It mirrors what we’re feeling and we lose ourselves in the tunes and the lyrics. For good or for worse, we have our playlists to turn to. 

It’s never a good thing to delve into hindi sad songs when you’re already down, but if you just want to cry it out, these hindi breakup songs will help you vent it out and start the healing process. Whether you’re heartbroken about the one who got away or grateful that a toxic relationship is now over, listen to these breakup songs and move on with your life. 

Remember: You have to move on in life, so don’t hold these sad bollywood songs in a clutch. Let yourself be free of the memories after you have let all the tears out. In case you’re still having trouble taking the next step, this is what you should do.

Go ahead! Grab your cushion and get ready let out some healthy tears which listening to these sad breakup songs in hindi!

Best Breakup Songs – Hindi Sad Songs of Bollywood

Here is a list of best sad Bollywood songs. Have a look!

Agar Tum Saath Ho – Tamasha

What happens when you ask out loud, what is the best hindi sad song of recent time? Almost everyone in office shouted the name of this song from Tamasha. This haunting piano melody, paired with A.R. Rahman beautifully composed beats, floods you with emotions. This has to be one of the best breakup songs ever. We are not crying, you are!
Listen to it here.

Kabira – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

The sad bollywood song was written by lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor breathed life into his words with their performances. Listen to it as a separation song or a vidaai tune and know that things do get better (like it did for the couple in the movie and IRL).
Listen to it here.

Tanhayee – Dil Chahta Hai

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This song came out when I was still in middle school, but I learnt the significance of its words only in college. Sonu Nigam’s powerful throw to the voice makes this one of the best breakup songs. Again, he picks himself up after this hindi sad song guys and finds love.
Listen to it here.

Judaai – Badlapur

There is something about this emotional hindi sad song that reminds me of the rains. The lyrics are penned beautifully.
Listen to it here

Channa Mereya – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

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Anyone going through a heartbreak will agree that it is one of the saddest breakup songs there is. We still can’t get over ‘Mehfil Mein Teri Hum Naa Rahe Jo Gham Toh Nahi Hai Gham Toh Nahi Hai.’ Arijit is the undisputed king of heartbreaks.
Listen to it here.

Tadap Tadap Ke – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Sometimes, a throwback to the 1990s is what you need when your playlist is crammed with the latest melodies. This is almost an angry hindi sad song that makes you want to question the validity of love. At the time, another real-life couple (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan) brought it to life on the reel.
Listen to it here.

Jhoka Hawa Ka – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

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Another sad bollywood song from the 1999 movie, it speaks about lost love and unrequited love. Hariharan’s voice melts our hearts like butter.
Listen to it here. 

Tu Hi Re – Bombay

The entire Bombay album had once been classified by the BBC as one of the 1,000 albums to listen to before you die. However, this gem of a hindi sad song warms you like a blanket on a cold night. AR. Rahman should have the word ‘genius’ as a salutation.
Listen to it here.

Do Pal – Veer Zaara

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This is another one of those emotional hindi songs that will you reaching for the tissue boxes. Shah Rukh Khan does separation like no one else. This hindi sad song will leave you heartbroken and humming with a feeling of happiness at the same time.
Listen to it here.

Ae Dil Hai Muskhil – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

I’m sure that by the end of this list, most of your hindi breakup songs will either be from Ranbir Kapoor’s movies or sung by Arijit Singh (or both, like in this case). All we can say is that iss song ke bina guzaara, ae dil hai mushkil.
Listen to it here.

Main Yahaan Hu – Veer Zaara

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While this may not be your traditional breakup song, it does call out to your lost lover, reminding them that you are still around, waiting for them to get back.
Listen to it here.

Bulleya – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

There is no better song that can put the anguish one feels when there is only heartbreak all around. This also is written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and directed by Pritam.
Listen to it here.

Mitwa – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

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While we could have gone with the title track of this movie, this sad bollywood song suits the themes of anguish and unanswered love better. Here is a story of two people madly in love with each other, but have no way to express it. What could be more saddening?
Listen to it here.

Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahi – Meri Pyaari Bindu

Parineeti Chopra lends her own voice to this ghazal and instantly fills us up with a sense of melancholy with her soft, husky tone. 

Listen to it here.

Main Rahoon Ya Na Raho – Main Rahoon Ya Na Raho

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This emotional hindi song is everything unrequited love should be. And we could not have imagined a more perfect person to play the one-sided lover than Emraan Hashmi. Did we mention that Armaan Malik sounds like a dream in this one?
Listen to it here.

Tum Hi Ho – Aashiqui 2

If breakups could be defined in one song, this would be it. This sad bollywood song cast Arijit Singh into the Pantheons of tragedy and breakup songs as an immortal god. Who can forget the iconic scene where Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor share a jacket under the rain?
Listen to it here.

Tere Bin – Bas Ek Pal

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Another Atif Aslam classic hindi sad song, this heartfelt rendition by the singer makes you unwind, relax and helps you feel better after a heartbreak.
Listen to it here. 

Nandaan Parindey Ghar Aaja – Rockstar

AR Rahman comes out all gun blazing on this sad song, with Mohit Chauhan perfectly encapsulating the agony that comes with heartbreak. Overall, one of the best breakup songs to let out all our pent-up feelings.
Listen to it here.

The Breakup Song – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

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This probably the most fun breakup song of bollywood on this list. Listening to this upbeat number by Pritam, we wish all our breakups were as smooth and happy.
Listen to it here. 

Kahin To Hogi Wo – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

This 2008 gem, composed by AR Rahman, lay hidden in in the album until die-hard moviegoers dug it out. Soon, it became the go-to anthem for all college people going through a heartbreak and a must-have on any breakup playlist.
Listen to hindi sad song here.

Phir Bhi Yeh Zindagi – Dil Dhadakne Do

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We all need to move on after a breakup. This sad hindi song, which was initially cut from the final version of the movie, summarises your heart’s need to keep walking ahead and leave the past behind.
Listen to sad bollywood song here. 

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Humnava – Hamari Adhuri Kahani

Humnava urges you to rediscover the joy of love. Papon’s soulful voice, Mithoon’s romantic melody and Sayeed Quadri’s tender words make this one of the best love songs.
Listen to breakup song here.   

Humard – Ek Villain

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Arijit Singh and Mithoon have made some of the best new Bollywood songs in recent years. Although the movie is forgettable, some of its songs like Humdard will leave you coming back over and over again to this album.
Listen to it here.

Manchala – Hasee To Phasee

The soul-stirring Manchala talks about falling in love unconditionally and the want to be with someone just because you have to.
Listen to it here.   

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Jag Soona Soona Laage – Om Shanti Om

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The crux of Om Shanti Om lies in this song. Om who loved Shanti with all his heart to never get anything in return. Shanti, unaware of Om’s love for her, is wrapped in her own tragic love story. There are multiple heartbreaks in every stanza in this sad bollywood song.
Listen to breakup hindi song here.

Sau Dard – Jaan-E-Mann

This sad breakup song reminds you about the solitude that comes along with heartbreak. Sonu Nigam lends his soulful voice to this number and takes it stratospheric heights only his voice can.
Listen to bollywood breakup song here.

Bin Tere – I Hate Love Storys

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The breakup song that was topping all charts back in 2010, this sad hindi song talks about how a breakup can leave you incomplete. But it gets better, believe us. 
Listen to it here.

Tere Naam – Tere Naam

If old is gold, this song will fit right in. This movie was one of Salman Khan’s best movies and Bhai’s song is just what you need to overcome your sorrow and move on.
Listen to it here. 

Bhula Dena Mujhe – Aashiqui 2

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This is a sad bollywood song which is high in emotions and all the turmoil that comes with heartache. The slow guitar strumming complements Mustafa Zahid’s voice in the song and the feeling of sadness is conveyed beautifully in the lyrics.
Listen to hindi sad song here.

Tu Jaane Na – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani

Atif Aslam’s voice along with Irshad Kamil’s lyrics and Pritam’s composition can make anyone cry and let those emotions out to feel better.
Listen to it here. 

Mora Piya – Rajneeti

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Composed and sung by Aadesh Srivastav, this is a haunting melody with beautiful lyrics by Sameer that makes it a perfect song for love and heartbreak at the same time.
Listen to best break up song here

Kahaan Hoon Main – Highway

Whenever I listen to this song, I have goosebumps at the back of my neck. If you are looking for answers and to find yourself after a bad breakup, this breakup song will lift your mood. It reminds you to live in the moment and let the past go. AR Rahman delivers his magic. Again.
Listen to it here.

Suun Raha Hai Tu – Aashiqui 2

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Another one of the gems in this album, Suun Raha Hai Tu talks about love being a mixture of the good and the bad. It’s what you choose to take along with you on your journey ahead that matters.
Listen to hindi breakup song here.

Tujhe Bhula Diya – Anjaana Anjaani

Here is a song that comes straight from the heart and leaves the lyrics permanently etched in your mind. This is one of the best breakup songs you can ever listen to. Go on, just cry your heart out already!
Listen to it here. 

Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aayi – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

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All of us were crying with Anjali in this sad hindi song as her tears for Rahul were lost in the rain. This sad breakup song might be a little old, but it still does the trick to leave you in tears.
Listen to hindi sad song here.

Phir Bhi Tum Ko Chahunga – Half Girlfriend

Arijit Singh and Shashaa Tirupati bring out the emotions of unreciprocated love like no other pair. Where is the repeat button?
Listen to it here.

Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewena – Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein

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Madhavan and Dia Mirza became popular in the early 2000s with this movie, but nothing captured our attention more than the sad bollywood songs of this movie. Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewena is a tragic tale about a lover who bemoans falling in love and promises to never do it again.
Listen to it here.

Yeh Dil Deewana – Pardes

This song makes us wish we had SRK’s confidence after a breakup and driving off into the sunset like nothing matters. It’s been two decades since this song, but Sonu Nigam’s vocals still have us bobbing our heads.
Listen to it here.

Ya Rabba – Salaam-E-Ishq

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True love is all about giving unconditionally and not expecting anything in return. Kailash Kher spews magic with every verse of this incredible breakup song. You will be left reaching for the tissue box to wipe those tears.
Listen to sad bollywood song here.

Teri Meri Prem Kahani Hai – Bodyguard

Legend has it that Salman Khan allowed Himesh Reshammiya to compose this song only if he didn’t sing it. This is probably the one time we agree with Salman. Rahet Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal lend their voices to this song, making it a must-listen for all the brokenhearted.
Listen to it here.

Tu Jaahan – Salaam Namaste

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This song has aged very well and we have Sonu Nigam to thank again for this number. A light hindi romantic song that echoes the turbulence of a breakup and the desire to get back together.
Listen to it here.

Woh Lamhe Woh Baatein – Zeher

Atif Aslam’s dreamy voice casts a spell that leaves you in reminiscences of the glorious past in your relationship.
Listen to emotional hindi song here. 

Tune Jo Na Kaha – New York

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Nothing hurts more than never telling your true feelings to someone you love. If your silence could speak, it would perhaps echo these words in the song. Arguably one of the saddest breakup songs on this list.
Listen to it here.

Dooriyan – Love Aaj Kal

Separation only makes us remember the good bits in a relationship. The emotional hindi song reminds you the biggest distance is the one between the head and the heart, and you have to make a choice to follow either one of them.
Listen to sad hindi song here.

Aaoge Jab Tum – Jab We Met

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This Jab We Met song takes you back to Shimla with Bebo, where she is healing after her lover broke all ties with her. It’s a part of her healing process to get out of the bed and carry on – it should be yours too.
Listen to it here.

Bhare Naina – Ra One

Frankly, Ra One didn’t make much sense as a movie. However, this song is an absolute standout. It reminds you that when someone leaves you, they always take a little piece of you with them.
Listen to it here.

Tere Liye – Veer Zaara

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Breakup songs make you sceptical that you will ever find love again. However, the perfect breakup song can also remind you of the wonderful feeling of being in love. Tere Liye is a song of the past, sung in the present that calls out to the potential of a happier future.
Listen to sad bollywood song here.

Nahin Saamne – Taal

Again, we are making big claims by calling this one of the best breakup songs there is. Have a listen and decide for yourself!
Listen to it here. 

Lambi Judaai – Hero

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We are going back to the 1980s with this song. Pain and heartache are synonymous with this song, so if you want to have a pity party, have this on your playlist. But just once, okay? 
Listen to it here.

Hamesha Tumko Chaha – Devdas

One of the greatest tragedies of the modern Bollywood era gives us one of the more sad hindi songs ever. You can feel the pain in every bit of this breakup song – the words, the lyrics and the performances.
Listen to it here.

Pardesi Pardesi – Raja Hindustani

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You will still hear this heart touching 1990s hit breakup song in most taxis and small grocery shops. Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan create magic on this number and sing for everyone who has lost their love.
Listen to breakup song here.

Chhupana Bhi Nahin Aata – Baazigar

Someone called it the ‘national anthem of one-sided lovers’ and we couldn’t agree more. In a perfect world, we all would be with the person we love. But it’s not a perfect world and we need that epitome to strike us when we’re listening to this love song.
Listen to it here.

Mar Jayian – Vicky Donor

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If you are looking to just spend the day all by yourself after a heartbreak, this song will give you the right company. Just like the movie’s characters, you can look back at the things that remind you of your partner and cry your heart out.
Listen to it here.

Viraaniya – Namaste London

Javed Akhtar pens a touching poem about the emptiness that comes with a breakup. It was a gut-wrenching song then and still continues to tug at the heartstrings.
Listen to heart broken song here. 

Ghar – Jab Harry Met Sejal

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Perhaps one of the most underrated breakup songs, this sad hindi song was penned from the depths of the heart. It is a deep and meaningful song that lifts you up after a bad breakup.
Listen to it here.

Chor Bazari – Love Aaj Kal

The perfect reminder that break ups don’t necessarily have to be sad! This is a fun-filled song that you can swing your hips to with your ex and celebrate the good times.
Listen to it here.

Emotional Attyachar – Dev D

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Ekdum perfect for a bit of karaoke with friends. Go ahead, dance the hurt away.
Listen to best breakup song here.

Just Go To Hell Dil – Dear Zindagi

Sometimes, your dil is the real problem, and you just need to make a choice that makes you happy! This song will remind you that you are in charge of your happiness.
Listen to it here.

Ishq Waala Love – Student Of The Year

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All you duur se dekhne waale aashiq, this song goes out to you. A romantic ballad for the age, this works as a perfect breakup song as well, especially if it is a one-sided love story.
Listen to it here.

I Hate You (Like I Love You) – Delhi Belly

We are ending this list like we began – with a dance number! Let off a little steam and vent those feelings out. It is not a permanent solution, but over time (and repeated listening to this breakup song), you will be on your way to finally get over that person you loved.
Listen to hindi sad song here.

So hear best breakup songs & go ahead and dance those blues away, ladies.

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