Admit it. When you're in the middle of a breakup, you don't want a song that will make you feel better. You want a song that will join your pity party. These dark, tearful, wallowing breakup songs by some of country music's biggest modern artists should do the trick.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton both know heartbreak, and both are featured amongst this list of 10 songs. Early career hits from Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley, plus a very recent hit from Brett Young, also make the cut. We think the Chris Stapleton addition is best at sucking hope for a better tomorrow out of our soul, but you may disagree.

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Each is a great country song for those living heartbreak and those who only have a few faded memories to rely on. Gary Allan recorded an all-timer in 2007, and Keith Urban just flatly said it with his ballad from 2005. Dang son, why did you have to do it like that?

Not that we're not grateful.

Country music's ability to relate to a wide range of emotions and experiences is why we love it, and these breakup songs best describe something we've all been through. The focus of this episode of This List was 21st-century breakup songs; if you think we missed one or if you have suggestions for the all-time best (and by best we mean saddest) breakup songs, tell us in the comments section below.

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