The Heartbreaking Side of Romance

There are several themes found in the world of musical theatre, and one of which is ROMANCE, a common theme. These particular theme has two sides- joy and heartbreak. Joy comes from typical couples, who stay together. Heartbreak, on the other hand, comes from breakups, unrequited love, and tragic couples.

There is no such thing as a sad love song——-meaning ALL of those songs happen to be heartbreaking. Even at the beginning of a couple, but only if the story is a tragic love story. I feel like heartbreaking love songs fall in two categories- ironic and non-ironic.

The Songs

  1. On My Own
  2. I’m Not That Girl
  3. All I Ask of You (Reprise)
  4. True Love
  5. As Long As He Needs Me
  6. If I Can’t Love Her
  7. Evermore
  8. This Nearly Was Mine
  9. Somewhere


I know of other musicals that most likely have heartbreaking love songs, but still haven’t seen them. That is why I couldn’t mention those songs. Such as Hadestown——that is only because I know it is a tragic love story.

What other heartbreaking love songs can you think of?

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