If you’re looking for a song about heartbreak, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of the best songs about broken hearts for you to sing along to. So grab your girlfriends, some tissues, and a pint of ice cream and sing these heartbreaking songs about broken hearts on repeat.
"How to Be a Heartbreaker" is the third and final single from Mariah Carey's second studio album, Electra Heart (2012). The song was written by Marina Diamandis and produced by Ammar Malik, Benny Blanco, Daniel Omelio, Cirkut, and Dr. Luke. It peaked at number fourteen in the United States, becoming Carey's 14th US chart-topper and fifth worldwide. The song also featured a guest appearance by rapper Jay Z.
The music video for the single was directed by Brett Ratner. It features Mariah playing both herself and a brunette villainess named Bianca Storm, whom she physically fights in a movie theater bathroom. The music video was a big budget production, costing over $2.5 million.
On first glance, this is a very superficial and shallow song about someone who manipulates people to get their own way. However, on closer inspection, it's actually a song from the perspective of a girl who has had her heart broken so many times that she's decided that it's better to be fake than risk putting herself out there and getting hurt again. She just wants to feel love and attention, even if it comes with being used.