A Definitive Ranking of the Most Savage Pop Breakup Songs

Can you really call it a breakup song if it's not completely savage?

The answer to that questions is no. A great breakup song consists of a catchy beat, soul-crushing lyrics and its ability to get stuck in your head.

Luckily, the songs below that we've ranked on the savage scale fit all the criteria. Scroll through and pick your fave.

7. "Bulletproof" by La Roux

After a breakup, all you want to do is close off from the world. "Bulletproof" makes the savage list, but at the bottom, for the cool, emotionless nature of the lyrics. No one can hurt you if you don't let them in, right? It's also way too easy to sing along to, making it the perfect bop to blast post-relationship.


6. "Stronger" by Gothic Tropic

This in-your-face pop jam only ranks a little lower on the savage scale because the message is mostly about finding your inner strength during a breakup. Although it's about dusting yourself off, it still has some pretty harsh lines like "I'm gonna make waves, don't wanna be the same, not gonna to play your little P.C. game." We still had to include this because we're all about being a tough, independent women.


5. "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

In the wise words of Kelly, you'll be so moving on with this classic breakup tune. Kelly gets what it's like to feel the weight of someone you don't need lifted right off your shoulders. And with that added guitar riff, we doubt you'll ever want to blast another break up song again. The amount of savagery definitely reaches mid-level on this one.


4. "Shut Up and Let Me Go" by The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings have major bite on this epic "see ya" tune. If you've ever wanted an ex to leave you alone for good, just scream the lyrics to this song and they'll have to go away by default. Their feisty attitude is exactly the amount of savage needed to earn it a mid-level spot on the scale.


3. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift

Let's be real, T-Swift—the true master of breakup songs—couldn't be left off this list. This one ranks third for that particularly savage monologue in the bridge. You know what we're talking about. If you don't, we dare you to give it a listen and not feel the burn. Ouch.


2. "My Way" by Calvin Harris

Ironically, we had to include Calvin's rumored breakup song about Taylor Swift. With lyrics like "You were the one thing in my way," we had to give it the second spot on the list. This one stings in a serious way.


1. "Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé

This absolutely ruthless pop track is unforgettable and should be required listening for all generations. Not only does she throw out a man she never needed in the first place, she adds a cherry on top by letting him know he's 100% replaceable. Let's all take a minute to bow down to Queen Bey. Teach us your ways.

Listen to these tracks on-the-fly by following the playlist below:



We stand by this ranking of savage pop songs, but we also think it's important to rank every song in Moana. See if we're on the same page HERE!