Posted Fri, August 31, 2012 2:25pm EDT

18 Best Break Up Songs — Taylor Swift, Rihanna, & More

Taylor has a hit song with ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ and many are speculating that the new tune is about her ex Jake Gyllenhaal. What do YOU think?

Taylor Swift recorded what HollywoodLife.com’s Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Fuller deems her “best revenge song ever” with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” But penning a good break up song is nothing new.

While Taylor is most certainly infamous for lashing out at her exes through her music, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Pink have all recorded some of the best break up songs of all time!

Granted, many of these artists refuse to admit their songs are about their famous exes, but music videos can be very telling!

Taylor recently spoke to Rolling Stone about her creative process while recording the new album:

“I know general things about love. How to treat people well, what you deserve and when to walk away. Other than that, love is a complete mystery – and that’s why I like to write about it.I really want to go out on the road in the spring. After I write a song, I always end up laying awake at night thinking, ‘What are the lighting cues going to be on this? How big is the pit going to be?’ I have been thinking of some big moments that are going to happen.”

All we have to say is — good luck, Conor Kennedy!

Which break up song is your favorite, HollywoodLifers? Click through the gallery and vote below!

[Rolling Stone]

– Christopher Rogers

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swiftyfan13

Posted at 11:04 PM on September 8, 2012  

Wait.. the song mean is a break up song?

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Emily

Posted at 12:18 PM on September 6, 2012  

I think Mean by Taylor Swift isn’t break-up song!

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sofia

Posted at 2:57 AM on September 5, 2012  

Miley! u rock:) she deserves 2 b voted! luv u

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Arissa

Posted at 4:39 PM on September 3, 2012  

7 Things by Miley! :D ♥

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Sabrina

Posted at 12:14 PM on September 3, 2012  

Some of these aren’t breakup songs.

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Aya

Posted at 1:14 PM on September 1, 2012  

7 things by miley <333

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Maria

Posted at 9:42 AM on September 1, 2012  

Demi Lovato – Mistake <3

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kars

Posted at 4:09 AM on September 1, 2012  

MEAN is not a break-up song!!!

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christine jann

Posted at 3:25 AM on September 1, 2012  

I think I can vote myself….JUSTIN BIEBER-as long as you love me and SELENA GOMEZ-ghost of you

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christine jann

Posted at 3:23 AM on September 1, 2012  

I have nothing to vote….my IDOLS are not in the lists..sorry!!!

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madelyn1134567loveonedirction

Posted at 12:39 AM on September 1, 2012  

I vote for Taylor and miley Cyrus!! Go Taylor I still always love u forever more than other celebrities. Love u in th world!!

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Joanna

Posted at 10:30 PM on August 31, 2012  

sorry guys i go for katy perry’s part of me and wide awake!!!!!KATYCATS FOREVER!!!!!=)))

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Sophie

Posted at 8:29 PM on August 31, 2012  

7 things by Miley Cyrus!

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TeamTimberlake

Posted at 6:37 PM on August 31, 2012  

this dumb , where is Since you been gone by Kelly Clarkson. But , its Cry Me a River By JT , all the way.

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StripAlicia

Posted at 6:26 PM on August 31, 2012  

Still going with Katy Perry.
But Eminem really is awesome too!!

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LOL

Posted at 6:04 PM on August 31, 2012  

Demi Lovato – Mistake

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sunshine

Posted at 4:00 PM on August 31, 2012  

Gotye Ft Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know that M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ fev eva

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???

Posted at 3:18 PM on August 31, 2012  

of course its all hip hop pop or country lol

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