Singer Kelis and her former husband, hip-hop artist Nas attend the Trace Magazine ten year celebration at Room Service on December 13, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket /Getty Images)

Breaking up never happens at a convenient time. Somehow it seems tragically more devastating when the relationship fades around Valentine’s Day.

Oftentimes, music is the best remedy for coping from a ruptured relationship. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the best break-up songs, including a mixture of oldies but goodies and contemporary chart-topping hits.

Browse through our list of songs to help recuperate from a broken heart. If you’re feeling inspired, create your own playlist, and add additional songs to help you get out of the slumps feeling vibrant and lively again.