In even the worst of times, music can help us get through — and songs about missing someone can help you express exactly what you’ve been feeling.
It’s completely natural to feel lonely, and looking for music from your favorite artists makes you feel like someone out there gets you. Whether it’s a Spotify playlist or an old record, these songs help you remember that you’re truly not alone and you won’t be missing your friends and loved ones forever.
Things will get better, and as you do your best to stay positive in these terribly confusing times, listening to music like this will let you feel less alone when you’re missing those closest to you.
Best Songs About Missing Someone You Love
1. “How Can I Help You Say Goodbye” by Patty Loveless
The narrator of the song gets help from her mother as she deals with the loss of a friendship.
Mama whispered softly / Time will ease your pain
Life’s about changing, nothing ever stays the same
And she said, ‘How can I help you to say goodbye / It’s OK to hurt, and it’s OK to cry
Come, let me hold you and I will try / How can I help you to say goodbye’
2. “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd
This song is about a friend who chose to join a war, and pondering their different life choices.
How I wish, how I wish you were here
We’re just two lost souls / Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground / What have we found?
The same old fears / Wish you were here
3. “Younger” by Ruel
When a childhood friendship ends, it’s incredibly painful. But it’s a reminder that sometimes, people drift apart — and that’s totally normal.
Deep in my heart / I know that it’s over
Deleted your number / So I can’t call you
Call you my brother / The way that we used to
When we were younger, younger
4. “Everglow” by Coldplay
People can bring out different sides to you, and missing the person you used to be when around someone is so painful.
Like a lion you ran / A goddess you rolled
Like an eagle you circle / In perfect purple
So how come things move on? How come cars don’t slow?
When it feels like the end of my world / When I should, but I can’t, let you go?
5. “This Used To Be My Playground” by Madonna
Losing a friend to distance or a falling out can leave you with an empty space in your heart.
Don’t look back / Keep your head held high
Don’t ask them why because life is short
And before you know / You’re feeling old and your heart is breaking
Don’t hold on to the past / Well, that’s too much to ask
6. “The Kids Aren’t Alright” by Fall Out Boy
This is such a catchy, upbeat song with a less upbeat message. It’s about how some kids have to raise themselves.
And in the end / I’d do it all again
I think you’re my best friend / Don’t you know that the kids aren’t al-, kids aren’t alright?
7. “You’re Breakin’ My Heart” by Harry Nilsson
Such an emotionally charged song comes out in a fun tempo, yet it’s about breakups and having no control.
You gotta have your way / There’s nothing left to say
There’s nothing left to do, ooh
You’re breakin’ my heart / You’re tearing it apart but I love you
8. “This is Your Song” by Ronan Keating
For when you want to remember your childhood best friend and reminisce about a simpler time.
You were our friend / Walk with you ’til the end
And one day we’ll all sing along / ‘Cause this is your song
9. “Old Friends” by Jasmine Thompson
When you haven’t seen your friends in a while, just think back to all the good times.
I miss the good times we had / Now I don’t know who’s got my back
And somebody told me to light up every room (To light up)
Make them remember you (Make them remember you)
But nobody here knows what I’m going through / No, they never do
10. “Say the Same” by Hoobastank
When you need a break from a friendship, everyone handles the difficulty in a different way. It’s perfectly normal to need space.
So goodbye, my friend / Until we meet again
Some other day / I know so much will change
But looking back I can say / I wouldn’t change a day
11. “I Lost a Friend” by FINNEAS
For those struggling with the “what could have been” of 2020, play this song by Billie Eilish’s brother, Finneas O’Connell.
I know I’ll be alright / But I’m not tonight
I’ll be lying awake counting all the mistakes I’ve made
Replaying fights / I know I’ll be alright / But I’m not tonight
I lost a friend, I lost a friend
Country Songs About Missing Someone
12. “Gosh, I Miss You All the Time” by Jim & Jesse
Going through all the little things that remind you of an ex is heartbreaking, but such a relatable feeling.
When old friends get together / In any kind of weather
I feel like I’m left behind / I miss your arms a stealing
Around me so appealing / Gosh, I miss you all the time
13. “I’m Already There (Message From Home)” by Lonestar
This song is about the struggles of having a spouse and co-parent in the armed forces.
Wish I was in your arms / Lying right there beside you
But I know that I’ll be in your dreams tonight
And I’ll gently kiss your lips / Touch you with my fingertips
So turn out the light and close your eyes
14. “Downtown’s Dead” by Sam Hunt
An ex can turn into a ghost after your relationship ends, and continue to haunt you.
They’re dancin’ in the strobes / Out here in the throws of loud house music
Everything’s a blur / I don’t hear the words but lips are movin’
Try to get involved / But I’ve about had enough of people wall to the wall
And I’m just holdin’ it up ’cause
15. “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum
When you want to get back together, you may have the urge to call on your ex in the early morning hours.
It’s a quarter after one / I’m a little drunk
And I need you now
Said I wouldn’t call / But I lost all control
And I need you now
And I don’t know how I can do without / I just need you now
16. “I Almost Do” by Taylor Swift
Can you let go of someone when your lives were so intertwined? You have to start over on some level and try to move forward.
And I just wanna tell you / It takes everything in me not to call you
And I wish I could run to you / And I hope you know that every time I don’t
I almost do / I almost do
17. “Make You Miss Me” by Sam Hunt
Another Sam Hunt song, this one is catchy and not too slow. And it’s all about preparing for the end of a relationship.
You’re cold and hot / You burn out like a match
Keep the slip knot and the strings you attach
You think it’s easy, but that’s a lie / The only reason that you’re good at goodbye is
Every boy you ever met, was too easy to forget / Well, I ain’t going out like that
18. “What Hurts the Most” by Rascal Flatts
This country song, actually a cover of the 2003 original by Mark Willis, is a reminder that the “what ifs” of a failed relationship can be the most painful part of missing someone.
It’s hard to deal with the pain of losing you everywhere I go / But I’m doing it
It’s hard to force that smile when I see our old friends / And I’m alone
19. “I See You” by Luke Bryan
Everyone who doesn’t do rebounds can certainly relate to this.
Don’t know what you did / But you done it good
You don’t know how bad that I wish I could / Delete you from my phone
Find you girl and take you home / But there’s just one thing wrong
20. “The Song We Used To Make Love To” by Carrie Underwood
Talk about the perfect country heartbreak song! Luckily, this one is empowering and upbeat.
That song that we used to make love to / It kills me, heals me, gets me, thrills me
I know, I shouldn’t say it / But I just wanna play it
That song that we made love to
21. “I Will Miss You When You Go” by Johnny Cash
Sometimes, there’s nothing you can do to stop someone from walking away.
In my heart you will remain / But it just won’t be the same
I will miss a million things that make you, dear / Your lovely ways make you so sweet
I prayed the angels fair will keep / Youe happiness, so you’ll be blessed just as you deserve to be
22. “Homesick” by Kane Brown
No, you’re not the only one in love with Kane Brown’s voice in this song about missing those you love who are at home.
That all I wanna do is / Be alone with your brown eyes, all tangled up
Just holding onto you tonight until the mornin’ / Baby, that’s the damn truth
If home is where the heart is / I’m homesick for you
23. “Missing You” by Brooks & Dunn
Even if you aren’t a country fan, you’ve probably heard this song and applied it to your own life.
I hear your name in certain circles / And it always makes me smile
I spend my time thinking about you / And it’s almost driving me wild
And there’s a heart that’s breaking / Down this long distance line tonight
24. “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
This classic tune Stevie Nicks wrote while sitting in a friend’s Aspen, CO living room contemplating whether or not to end her then-relationship with guitarist and bandmate Lindsay Buckingham is one everybody appreciates at some point in their life.
Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’ / ‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder / Even children get older
And I’m getting older, too
25. “Breathe” by Taylor Swift feat. Colbie Caillat
Sometimes, losing a friend is even worse than losing a significant other.
Never wanted this / Never wanna see you hurt
Every little bump in the road / I tried to swerve
But people are people / And sometimes it doesn’t work out
Nothing we say is gonna save us from the fall out
R&B Songs About Missing Someone
26. “Kiss Me Thru the Phone” by Soulja Boy feat. Sammie
When you want to be with someone you can’t be with at the moment, a phone call can always heal you a little bit.
You can be my Bonnie, I can be your Clyde
You could be my wife, text me, call me
I need you in my life, yeah all day, everyday I need ya
And every time I see ya my feelings get deeper
I miss ya, I miss ya, I really wanna kiss you but I can’t
27. “Missing You” by Trey Songz
All the things you miss about your ex come to the surface, and you’re left wondering where they are now.
And I wanna erase / But I can’t stop seein’ your face
And every girl I try to replace you with / Why can’t I get over it?
Simply ’cause I can’t
28. “Missing You” by Diana Ross
You can’t always figure out why a relationship ended, leaving you missing your ex.
Just to see you smile / Made my heart fill with joy
I’ll still recall / All those dreams we shared together
Where did you run to, boy? I’m missing you
29. “Miss You Much” by Janet Jackson
What do you do after a breakup? Feeling lost and in denial is the first normal step.
I’ll tell your mama / I’ll tell your friends
I’ll tell anyone whose heart can comprehend
Send it in a letter, baby / Tell you on the phone
I’m not the kinda girl who likes to be alone
30. “How I Miss You Baby” by Bobby Womack
You may regret the end of your relationship and miss how things used to be.
I find myself calling out your name / In the middle of the night
And I still hear you saying, darling / No, no, two wrongs don’t make it right
31. “Miss You” by Aaliyah
At the end of high school, we may say goodbye to our sweetheart romance. And it can be traumatic because you’ve grown up together.
It’s been too long and I’m lost without you / What am I gonna do?
Said I been needin’ you, wantin’ you / Wonderin’ if you’re the same and who’s been with you
Is your heart still mine? I wanna cry sometimes
I miss you
32. “Officially Missing You” by Tamia
Eventually, you’ll need to face the reality of your breakup. Until then, you’re going to miss your love.
And today I’m officially missing you / I thought that from this heartache
I could escape / But I fronted long enough to know
There ain’t no way / And today
I’m officially missing you
33. “Orlando” by XXXTentacion
This slow, sad song will hit you right in the heart where it hurts the most.
So this is the end / Waste of tears
Waste of years and months / Faced my fears
Loving her for once / Hurt me
Break my heart
34. “Burn” by Usher
Trying to move on from someone you still love is a tricky business.
Deep down, you know it’s best for yourself, but you
Hate the thought of her being with someone else
But you know that it’s over / We knew it was through
Let it burn, let it burn, gotta let it burn
35. “So Sick” by Ne-Yo
You may have been in your feels for days or weeks, but eventually, you’re done with the crying.
And I’m so sick of love songs / So tired of tears
So done with wishing / You were still here
Said, I’m so sick of love songs / So sad and slow
So why can’t I turn off the radio?
36. “Un-Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton
When you need a good cry, this sad melody in a beautiful heartbreak song will help you let it all out.
Take back that sad word goodbye / Bring back the joy to my life
Don’t leave me here with these tears / Come and kiss this pain away
I can’t forget the day you left / Time is so unkind
And life is so cruel without you here beside me
37. “The One I Gave My Heart To” by Aaliyah
If your partner really was in love with you, how could they leave you in such a heartbreaking way? That’s what this song explores.
Won’t somebody tell me / So I can understand
If you love me / How could you hurt me like that
38. “Before You Walk Out of My Life” by Monica
Even if you’ve broken someone’s heart, you could still want them in your life.
Well, I never meant to cause you no pain / I just wanna go back to being the same
And I only wanna make things right / Before you walk out of my life
39. “Tears Dry On Their Own” by Amy Winehouse
In a beautiful way, Winehouse tells us to feel our emotions, but pick yourself up and forget your worries.
He walks away / The sun goes down
He takes the day / But I’m grown
And in your way / In this blue shade
My tears dry on their own
40. “Go On Girl” by Ne-Yo
When the one you want moves on, it’s time for you to do the same, even if it hurts.
I was inviting (her into my heart) / But she was out riding (in some other man’s car)
She was my night time thought I was her star)
Guess I was wrong / But, see, I’m strong
Won’t take me long for me to move on
41. “All Cried Out” by Allure
When you’re feeling really sad over your heartbreak, this is a reminder of how someone’s actions deeply affect us.
I, I gave you my love in vain / My body never knew such pleasure
My heart never knew such pain / And you, you leave me so confused
Now I’m all cried out, over you
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42. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
Written when actor Paul Walker passed away, this song was featured in the last Fast and Furious movie.
How can we not talk about family / When family’s all that we got?
Everything I went through / You were standing there by my side
And now you gon’ be with me for the last ride
43. “Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word)” by Celine Dion
This song is about losing a mother, as well as the fear of losing a mom.
And I know / A love so complete
Someday must leave / Must say goodbye’
44. “Til It Happens To You” by Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga dedicated this song to survivors of sexual assault. Because unless you’ve been through it, you’ll never understand.
Tell me, how the hell could you talk / How could you talk?
‘Cause until you walk where I walk / It’s just all talk
45. “Slipped Away” by Avril Lavigne
While on tour, Lavigne’s grandfather passed away. She wrote this song as a result, dedicating it to him.
I didn’t get around to kiss you, goodbye on the hand / I wish that I could see you again, I know that I can’t
I hope you can hear me, ’cause I remember it clearly / The day you slipped away
Was the day I found it won’t be the same
46. “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor
The sudden shock of losing a friend is one of the most heartbreaking situations to be in.
I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain / I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend / But I always thought that I’d see you again
47. “Brendan’s Death Song” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rationalizing death after a loved one passes is a natural step in trying to heal and move on.
Like I said, you know I’m almost dead / You know I’m almost gone
And when the drummer drums / He’s gonna to play my song to carry me along
Like I said, you know I’m almost dead / You know I’m almost gone
And when the boatman comes to ferry me away to where we all belong
48. “In Loving Memory” by After Bridge
It’s never easy to accept the passing of a loved one, no matter your age. But you’ll always carry your memory with you.
Thanks for all you’ve done / I’ve missed you for so long
I can’t believe you’re gone and / You still live in me
I feel you in the wind / You guide me constantly
49. “Save a Place for Me” by Matthew West
Wanting to be with your other half is normal, and what else is there to do when they pass?
I have asked the questions why / But I guess the answer’s for another time
So instead I’ll pray with every tear / And be thankful for the time I had you here
50. “Jealous of the Angels” by Donna Taggart
Trying to figure out where loved ones go and how to be without them is just one part of grief.
There will be another angel / Around the throne tonight
Your love lives on inside of me / And I will hold on tight
It’s not my place to question / Only God knows why
I’m just jealous of the angels / Around the throne tonight
51. “Sissy’s Song” by Alan Jackson
This song is about questioning your faith, and trying to deal with losing a sibling.
Loved ones she left behind / Just tryin’ to survive
And understand the why / Feelin’ so lost inside
Anger shot straight at God / Then askin’ for His love
Empty with disbelief / Just hopin’ that maybe
52. “Drink a Beer” by Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan wrote this song after losing both of his siblings in tragedies.
So I’m gonna sit right here / On the edge of this pier
Then watch the sunset disappear / And drink a beer
53. “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” by Justin Moore
Looking back on all the people you lost by the time you’re an adult is a surreal experience.
I’d find my long lost cousin John / The one we left back in Vietnam
Show him a picture of his daughter now / She’s a doctor and he’d be proud
54. “Hear You Me” by Jimmy Eat World
It’s hard to not think about what you could have done differently after losing someone you love.
So what would you think of me now? So lucky, so strong, so proud
I never said thank you for that / Now I’ll never have a chance
55. “Even in Death” by Evanescence
Even after your loved one is gone, they remain with you long after.
I will stay forever here with you / My love
The softly spoken words you gave me / Even in death our love goes on
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56. “A Thousand Years“ by Christina Perri
Would you wait for “the one,” even if you spent your life finding the right person?
Heart beats fast / Colors and promises
How to be brave? How can I love when I’m afraid to fall?
But watching you stand alone / All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow
57. “Somewhere Out There” by Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram
When you want to be hopeful about your future love life, this is a good tune to put on.
If love can see us through / Then we’ll be together
Somewhere out there / Out where dreams come true
And even though I know how very far apart we are / It helps to think we might be wishing
On the same bright star
58. “The Promise” by Tracy Chapman
There’s contentment in not being with someone you will always love.
If you dream of me / Like I dream of you
In a place that’s warm and dark / In a place where I can feel the beating of your heart
59. “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” by The Script
Even if your relationship ends, you may find yourself hoping and waiting for the day they come back to you.
Some try to hand me money / They don’t understand
I’m not broke, I’m just a brokenhearted, man / I know it makes no sense
But what else can I do? How can I move on when I’m still in love with you?
60. “The Scientist” by Coldplay
When you want to start a relationship over again, it’s an opportunity to try something new.
Oh, take me back to the start / I was just guessing at numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart / Questions of science, science and progress
61. “Patience” by Guns ‘N Roses
This hopeful song is about a man waiting for a woman to be ready to be with him.
I sit here on the stairs / ‘Cause I’d rather be alone
If I can’t have you right now I’ll wait, dear / Sometimes I get so tense
But I can’t speed up the time / But you know, love
There’s one more thing to consider
62. “The Waiting” by Tom Petty
This song by Tom Petty perfectly describes the anticipation of wanting to see your special someone again.
The waiting is the hardest part / Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith / You take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part
63. “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons
A folk song that became mainstream, it will make you want to dance and think about someone you haven’t seen in a while
But I’ll kneel down / Wait for now
And I’ll kneel down / Know my ground
And I will wait, I will wait for you
And I will wait, I will wait for you
64. “You Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes.
Another classic that’s been remade by great artists like Phil Collins, The Stray Cats, The Chicks and Bette Midler is always a good reminder that relationships can’t be forced.
How many heartaches must I stand / Before I find the love to let me live again?
Right now the only thing that keeps me hanging on / When I feel my strength, ooh, it’s almost gone
65. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
Famously featured in the movie Ghost, this song has been re-recorded by many different artists, and there’s a very good reason why.
Lonely rivers flow / To the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea, yeah
Lonely rivers sigh / Wait for me, wait for me
I’ll be coming home, wait for me’
66. “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx
When you need a good cry, this is the perfect song to put on repeat.
I took for granted / All the times that I thought would last somehow
I hear the laughter / I taste the tears
But I can’t get near you now
67. “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper
This song shows the everlasting support we all need at times, especially in our darkest, loneliest times.
Sometimes you picture me / I’m walking too far ahead
You’re calling to me / I can’t hear
What you’ve said
Then you say, ‘go slow’ / And I fall behind
The second hand unwinds
68. “I’ll Wait for You” by Joe Nichols
Sometimes, you need to see the reality of your long-term relationship, and what it’s like being with someone who isn’t always around.
And she said / ‘I’ll wait for you
Like I did last year / At Christmas time with your family here
And your truck broke down out in San Antone / And the gifts stayed wrapped until you got home
Oh, this ain’t nothin’ new / Sweetheart, I’ll wait for you’
69. “Please Come to Boston” by Dave Loggins
This is another song about someone you love traveling and being away from you.
And she said / ‘Hey ramblin’ boy now wontcha settle down?
Boston ain’t your kinda town / There ain’t no gold and there ain’t nobody like me
I’m the number one fan of the man from Tennessee’
70. “Waiting For Love” by Avicii
With a hopeful message and an upbeat pace, what’s not to love about this Avicii hit?
Monday left me broken
Tuesday, I was through with hoping
Wednesday, my empty arms were open
Thursday, waiting for love, waiting for love
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71. “I Miss You” by Adele
A perfect song for people who have insecurities and doubts popping up in their relationship.
I miss you when the lights go out / It illuminates all of my doubts
Pull me in, hold me tight / Don’t let go, baby, give me light
72. “Thinking Bout You” by Ariana Grande
A relationship can overwhelm you sometimes, and it can be a new experience if you’ve never gone through it before.
Oh, I don’t have you here with me / But at least I have the memory
I try to make it through the night / But I can’t control my mind
73. “Missing” by Everything But The Girl
Letting go of an ex you love and miss is hard, but it’s probably not a good idea to walk through their neighborhood.
It’s years since you’ve been there / Now you’ve disappeared somewhere
Like outer space / You’ve found some better place
And I miss you / Like the deserts miss the rain
74. “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers
There’s an emotional darkness when a relationship is over, which we’re reminded of in this beautiful yet haunting song.
Wonder this time where she’s gone / Wonder if she’s gone to stay
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone / And this house just ain’t no home
Anytime she goes away
75. “Baby I’ve Been Missing You” by The Independents
The ways in which a relationship changes makes it hard to get back to the way it used to be.
Nothing to do / No place to go
Nothing good comes / On the TV anymore
Since you’ve been gone / My whole world is
Just one big drag
76. “Lost in Japan” by Shawn Mendes
There’s a sort of desperation in wanting to be with the person you love, and flying to them in a private plane.
I could feel the tension / We could cut it with a knife
I know it’s more than just a friendship / I can hear you think I’m right, yeah
Do I gotta convince you / That you shouldn’t fall asleep?
It’ll only be a couple hours / And I’m about to leave
77. “I Miss You” by Beyoncé
Time doesn’t always heal wounds the way we want them to.
Words don’t ever seem to come out right / But I still mean them
Why is that?
It hurts my pride to tell you how I feel / But I still need to
Why is that?
78. “It’s A Lonesome Old Town” by Frank Sinatra
When you’re wallowing in grief, everything around you looks different.
I never knew how much I missed you / But now I can plainly see
It’s a lonesome old town / When you’re not around
79. “Always Remember Us This Way” by Lady Gaga
Relationships can change you forever, even after they end.
Lovers in the night / Poets tryin’ to write
We don’t know how to rhyme / But, damn, we try
But all I really know / You’re where I wanna go
The part of me that’s you will never die
80. “Like They Used To” Joshua Radin
Missing your ex may mean remembering the past, and hoping for a future with them again.
I have so much to tell you / But I can’t call you
‘Cause it makes me sad / You have probably found someone new
Someone you think you’ve grown close to / But it’s not me
We’ve been hurt before but that’s all said and done / Now you’re the only one
81. “Make Me (Cry)” by Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth
Anyone who has an ex knows how difficult and heartbreaking it can be to let go when you still have feelings.
Hear the thunder, see the rain, yeah / Keep on makin’ me cry, yeah
Hey, hey yeah / Keep makin’ me scream and holler
Keep on makin’ me cry / You don’t know what you do to me
82. “Miss You” by Etta James
Sometimes, you just want to reflect on the happy times in your past relationship.
I miss you, baby / Baby, why did you wait so long?
I wanna know, yeah, yeah / Baby, why did you wait so long?
Yeah, come on, come on
83. “Back To December” by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift perfectly sings about the pain inside, and what it feels like talking to an ex is after a relationship is over.
And then the cold came / The dark days
When fear crept into my mind / You gave me all your love
And all I gave you was goodbye
84. “Ghost” by Halsey
When you and your ex’s lives become intertwined, a breakup is extra painful.
You’re a Rolling Stone boy / Never sleep alone boy
Got a million numbers / And they’re filling up your phone, boy
I’m off the deep end, sleeping / All night through the weekend
Saying that I love him but / I know I’m gonna leave him
85. “Missing You” by John Waite
Missing an ex doesn’t get easier, the pain is just dulled, and you think of them less often.
I ain’t missing you at all / Since you’ve been gone away
I ain’t missing you / No matter
What my friends say
86. “Always Something There to Remind Me” by Naked Eyes
Even the simplest things can make you immediately think of the person who used to love you.
Well, how can I forget you girl / When there is always something there to remind me?
Always something there to remind me
I was born to love her and I will never be free
You’ll always be a part of me
87. “Missing You” by Steve Perry
You can start to miss things about your ex that you never appreciated during the relationship.
Memories surround me / Won’t let me forget
I was so wrong / The secret’s not worth keeping
I had no faith / That you would still believe
No, now / My heart’s in your keeping
88. “Memories of You” by Louis Armstrong
This heart-tugging song from 1930 is all about trying to forget your ex and the pain of their becoming nothing more than a memory.
Here and there, everywhere / Scenes that we once knew
And they all just recall / Memories of you
89. “Since I Fell For You” by Nina Simone
An ex can take part of your heart with them when they go, and you’re forever changed.
Love brings such misery and pain / I guess I’ll never be the same
Since I fell for you
90. “Far Away” by Nickelback
“Far Away” is about wanting just a little more time with an ex, even before they were your ex.
Just one chance, just one breath / Just in case there’s just one left
‘Cause you know, you know, you know / That I love you
I have loved you all along / And I miss you
Been far away, for far too long
91. “Always” by Bon Jovi
When you were deeply in love with someone who broke your heart, the pain will take some time to get over.
I can’t sing a love song / Like the way it’s meant to be
Well, I guess I’m not that good anymore / But baby, that’s just me
92. “I Will Remember You” by Sarah McLachlan
Take the good from a relationship and be content with what’s left. It’s an important step to take.
I’m so tired but I can’t sleep / Standin’ on the edge of something much too deep
It’s funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word / We are screaming inside, but we can’t be heard
93. “I Miss You” by blink-182
Maybe you regret your actions, and now, the memory of your ex won’t go away as you try to move on.
Where are you? And I’m so sorry
I cannot sleep, I cannot dream tonight / I need somebody and always
This sick strange darkness / Comes creeping on so haunting every time
94. “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars
The remorse after a relationship is over can eat you alive, and that regret may never subside.
My pride, my ego, my needs, and my selfish ways / Caused a good strong woman like you to walk out my life
Now I never, never get to clean up the mess I made, oh / And it haunts me every time I close my eyes
95. “Homesick” by MercyMe
This song is about a man praying from his broken heart, and how doing so can be incredibly healing.
I close my eyes and I see your face / If home’s where my heart is then I’m out of place
Lord, won’t you give me strength / To make it through somehow
I’ve never been more homesick than now
96. “Miss You More” by Katy Perry
The heartbreak you feel after a breakup, even when you weren’t really in love, is always suprising.
Saw a balloon floating away / I thought, ‘Did someone let go, or did they lose it?’
So strange, you know all my secrets / Please keep them safe
And darling, you know I’ll do the same / (You know I’ll do the same)
97. “When I Was Older” by Billie Eilish
When you feeling like you’re drowning, it’s normal and sometimes comforting to relive the memories of the past.
I’m on my back again / Dreaming of a time and place
Where you and I remain the best of friends / Even after all this ends
Can we pretend?
98. “Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down
Everywhere you go without the one you love, you can’t stop thinking about how much you wish they were there with you.
Everything I know / And anywhere I go
It gets hard / But it won’t take away my love
99. “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith
Through the tears and that hole in your heart, you just want to be around your ex again, even if they caused you a great deal of pain.
Told me not to cry when you were gone / But the feeling’s overwhelming
It’s much too strong / Can I lay by your side, next to you?
And make sure you’re alright / I’ll take care of you
And I don’t want to be here if I can’t be with you tonight
100. “Missing My Baby” by Selena
Your ex may not want to get back together, but that won’t stop you from wishing you could be with them one day.
You’re always on my mind / Day and night
When I think of you, boy / Everything feels so right
Well, I often think of the happy times we spent together / And I just can’t wait
To tell you that I love you
101. “I Never Told You” by Colbie Caillat
When you miss someone you truly love, you’re reminded of them all the time.
I see your blue eyes / Every time I close mine
You make it hard to see / Where I belong to when I’m not around you
It’s like I’m not with me
Tamara Sanon is a writer with a passion for covering topics about health and wellness, lifestyle, astrology, and relationships. Follow her on Instagram for more.