Here is a list of songs about loneliness. More precisely, these are songs about feeling lonely as a result of being unhappy in a relationship or after a recent break-up.
- Trance – Tomcraft – Loneliness
The lyrics seem to suggest the singer has discovered something unsavoury about what she thought was a happy relationship. Therefore, as the lyrics suggest, “happiness seems to be loneliness”.
- R&B – Babyface – The Loneliness
In this song, the singer is contemplating how much he misses his girl and how lonely he is without her.
- Eurodance – Billy More – Loneliness
In this song, the singer is quite pessimistic about love and passion. He feels another love is another loneliness.
- Pop – Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby One More Time
This song can be interpreted as a conversation between the singer and her ex. She is really lonely and wants him back. She is asking what she could do so they could be together again.
- Electronic – Kiu – Pixiphony
In my opinion, this song is about a relationship that would not work. Despite the singer’s desire, she realizes she would be ok on her own also. She is “alone, but that doesn’t mean she’s lonely”.
- Southern Rap – Field Mob – Sick Of Being Lonely
The chorus of this song is about being lonely at night while the boyfriend is going out with his friends.
- Power Metal – Firewind – My Loneliness
One interpretation of this song is that it tells a story of a relationship that is not working. The singer feels lonely and he doesn’t believe it’s a crime to feel this way.
- Pub Rock – The Motors – Love & Loneliness
The relationship described in this song was once great. After some financial problems, there remains only loneliness and pleasant memories of what was.
- Country – Frankie Ballard – Tell Me You Get Lonely
The singer is lonely after a recent relationship break up and he wonders if his ex feels the same way. He would be ready to return to her in a heartbeat.
- Indie Pop – Feist – Lonely, Lonely
This song can be interpreted as describing a long distance relationship. Although at the start the singer is lonely and really misses her partner, she slowly starts to realise he doesn’t feel the same way.
- R&B – Akon – I’m So Lonely
This song tells a sad, touching story. The singer had his dream girl but did not treat her right. To his surprise she left. He is now so lonely and desperately wants her to come back. The song may also be recognized from Alvin and The Chipmunks.
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If you are looking for songs about wedding rings, look no further. Here, there are songs about remembering your wedding day and songs about being proposed to. There are songs about swapping rings and the promises of love made, so cleverly crafted they could bring a tear to the eye.
- Pop Rock – Peter Gabriel – The Book Of Love
This is more a song about life, more precisely the book of life. However, the lyrics at the very end are certainly about wedding rings have been featured in movies such as “Shall We Dance” and TV series such as Scrubs.
- Soul – The Platters – Platters With This Ring
The lyrics of this up-beat song reflect the promises that you would make with a wedding ring.
- R&B – Tiffany Evans – Promise Ring
This song starts as one girl’s story of receiving a ring. The singer then expresses the importance of this promise ring.
- Country – George Jones – Golden Ring
The start of this song is beautiful. A couple are shopping for a wedding ring and find one that is perfect. Their beautiful wedding day is then described. If you were to stop the song right there, you would have a very happy ending. Otherwise, the song describes the couple a while down the track. They are no longer in love and go their separate ways. The ring ends up at a pawn shop from where another couple buy it.
- Country – Sawyer Brown – With This Ring
If I was searching for a song to express the way I feel when presenting the love of my life with a wedding ring, I would have to pick this one. I found the melody extremely touching and the lyrics perfectly worded to convey love.
- Gospel – Duawne Starling – With This Ring
This is another song about offering a wedding ring and what it represents. This song is also about having faith in God’s plan when bringing 2 people together.
- Pop – Jimmy Roselli – When Your Old Wedding Ring Was New
As the title suggests, this song is about looking back on your wedding day after years and years of marriage and remembering what a great day it was.
- R&B – Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Despite any objections, it seems no list of songs about wedding rings is complete without this number. All I can say is that “if you like it then you should have put a ring on it”.
Here is a list of songs about being torn between two loves. Some of these songs are perfectly worded confessions. Some just deal with the confusion and heartache experienced during this time.
- Pop – Mikaila – So In Love With Two
In this song the singer describes the good qualities of both her loves. She does not know what do do as she wants to choose both.
- Pop – Miley Cyrus – Don’t Wanna Be Torn
This song states that it’s not always easy listening to your heart.
- Pop Rock – Evan Taubenfeld – I Love The Both Of You
This song can be interpreted in a number of ways, one of which is a confession to a girl. Lyrics such as “I think it’s time you knew, I love the both of you” seem to indicate this.
- Electronic Rock – New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
One interpretation of this song is that the singer is in a new relationship but he is still in love with his x girlfriend.
- Pop Rock – Orianthi Panagris – According To You
In this song, the girl is also faced with a choice. However, unlike the other songs, the choice is pretty straight forward: Stay with someone who puts her down, or be with someone who makes her feel really good about being herself. Also, this girl rocks! She is an extremely talented guitarist.
- R & B – India Arie – I Choose
This song isn’t necessarily about choosing between two people. But it is about making a choice for you, being exactly who you are. You can’t live for anybody else but yourself.
- R & B – Chris Bender – Who Will I Choose?
In this song, the singer is faced with a very difficult decision. In the song, he describes how important both girls are to him and why.
- R & B – LeToya Luckett – Torn
This song really captures the confusion and heartache that is felt when faced with such a choice.
- Pop – Mary MacGregor – Torn
This is a really old song, but it really does say it all. It is one girl’s confession of what is on her mind, perfectly articulated.
Here is a list of alternative songs about love, just in time for that certain day of the year when roses, fluffy teddy bears and heart shaped chocolates are everywhere. All songs on this list have been hand picked from Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2010. This is the list of most popular alternative songs of 2010 as voted in by over two hundred and fifty thousand listeners of the Australian radio station, Triple J.
- Post-Punk – Example – Kickstarts
This is an up-beat song that tells a story of a relationship that may be about to fizz out. But before it does, the singer takes a moment to imagine life without her, and, as the song goes “love kick starts again”.
- Garage-Rock – The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You
This is certainly no cutesy, mainstream love song, but still quite up beat. The lyrics aren’t hugely elaborate, the title is a good indication of what they will contain.
- Alternative Rock – Muse – Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)
This is quite a typical Muse song, but it is one of the least happy love songs on this list. I do love how the lyrics compare the love between the two as a neutron star collision
- Rock – Little Red – Slow Motion
To me this song paints a picture of being stuck in slow motion while everything and everyone around seems to be moving so fast. The only one moving in slow motion with me is the one I love. This is just my itnerpretation though.
- Indie Folk – Darwin Deez – Radar Detector
This is a cruisy, up-beat song that tells a story of two people that have just met and really like each other. They are just hanging around Los Angeles, doing normal things that couples do. One interpretation is that she is a radar detector as she always looks out for him.
- Folk – Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
This is actually the song that won Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2010. It’s melow vibe tells a story of meeting someone for the first time and instantly feeling a connection. It also talks about taking the one you love for a ride on a big jet plane.
Here is a list of songs about remembering an old love. There are songs describing a summer love, your highschool crush, or the beginning of your current relationship.
- Alternative Rock – Ash – Oh Yeah
This is a song about memories, in particular memories about a girl. The singer fondly remembers the summertime and his summer love.
- Indie Rock – Sarah Blasko – Flame Trees
I am a huge fan of this cover of the Cold Chisel classic. To me, this song tells a story. It is a story about heading back to your old town, reminiscing with old friends about many things, including ‘the one that got away’.
- Alternative – Whitley – I remember
Another song about fond memories of a girl, this song in particular expresses fond memories of the singer’s current partner and realizing the relationship you have is something that could last forever.
- Australian Punk Rock – One Dollar Short – Satellite
This is an upbeat song about remembering your high school crush and wondering if you will ever see them again.
- Acoustic – Jack Johnson – Do You Remember?
Encompassing a typical Jack Johnson, chilled, “beach setting” sound, this is another song about remembering when you first got together with your current partner. In the song, as the singer recalls memories, he realizes that 10 years have passed since.
- Indie Rock – Bloc Party – I Still Remember?
To me, this song is about remembering a love that never was. The singer remembers a few special times shared with the one he loves. He remembers how the one he looked on a certain ocassion. But with lyrics such as “I should have kissed you by the water”, there is a lot of regret.
- Folk – Clare Bowditch – You Looked So Good
In this song, the singer seems to be fondly recalling a few hot and steamy moments of love and romance that took place in her work cubicle.
Here are some songs about unrequited love. Many songs are written about love, break ups, and missing someone. But this list contains only songs about loving someone who doesn’t feel the same way. The list also contains songs about loving someone who does feel the same way but for whatever reason, a relationship is not possible.
Alternative Songs About Unrequited Love
- Piano Rock – Ben Folds – From Above
Written in collaboration with the author of High Fidelity and About a Boy, this song is a story of unrequited love if ever there was one.
- Alternative Rock – Ataris – Your Boyfriend
The perfect song for a boy who is in love with a girl who has a boyfriend who is not treating her right. The girl considers the boy just a really good friend and is oblivious to how he feels. Some quotes from the movie ‘A Bronx Tale’ are thrown in also.
- Alternative Rock – Ataris – San Dimas Highschool Football Rules
I do apologize for including 2 Ataris songs on this one list, but what can I say, I am a huge fan. This amazing song is about dreaming of spending a perfect day with the one you love. It is especially well suited if your love is named Whitney.
- Indie Electro – Flight Facilities – Crave You
This is a song about a girl trying to get the attention of one boy in particular but to no avail.
- Pop Punk – Blink 182 – Apple Shampoo
A personal favorite of mine, this song is a great story of lost love. It is not clear how both people feel about the relationship, but the singer is heartbroken. Because of demanding careers and such, the relationship cannot go on. To quote the song, “she said: it could never survive, with such differing lives”.
- Indie Rock – Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
This is an amazing song from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The chorus contains the exact words you would want to shout to the one you love if they are with someone else.
- Canadian Hip Hop – K-Os – I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
This song made it to the list because of the message of it’s catchy chorus: “I can’t really make you love me!”
- Indie Folk – Bon Iver – I can’t Make You Love Me / Nick Of Time
This incredibly touching, sad song seems to be describe a conversation where the singer has strong feelings for someone but they are not replicated. As the chorus lyrics state, “I can’t make you love me if you don’t”.
- Indie Rock – British India – I Can Make You Love Me
It is at a stretch that this song should be included on this list of songs about unrequited love. To me, it seems more an abstract song about depression and despair. But still, as the title and chorus lyrics suggest, the singer hopes to “make you love me”.
- Psychedelic Rock – The Doors – We Could Be So Good Together
An oldie, but if you like the Doors a goodie; the title of this song makes up a large percentage of the lyrics. You almost walk away convinced that the singer and you would be so good together.
- Indie Rock – Lykke Li – Unrequited Love
This may be supposed to be a sad, melancholic song. But I find the uniquely beautiful voice of Lykke Li distracts from this and makes me happy.
- Alternative Rock – Pearl Jam – Black
Some of my favorite lyrics in any song ever: “Some day you’ll have a beautiful life, some day you’ll be a star; in somebody else’s sky. But why, why can’t it be mine?”
Pop Songs About Unrequited Love
- Synthpop – Robyn – Dancing On My Own
This song is most appropriate for those who still have feelings for their x boyfriend. The singer describes watching her x with another girl while at a club. It is one of those songs that seem so happy and full of energy, but listening to the lyrics changes it completely.
- Pop – Madonna – I want You
This is a sad song about loving someone that doesn’t love you. However, the singer intends to change her love’s mind so they could one day be together.
Country Songs About Unrequited Love
- Country – Rascal Flatts – What Hurts The Most
This song can be interpreted in a number of ways. However, it certainly captures the feeling of pain associated with not being with the one your heart desires.
- Country – Taylor Swift – Teardrops On My Guitar
A song about wanting to be with someone who is happy with someone else. This song is said to be based on Taylor Swift’s true experience. In her highschool years she had a crush on a boy named Drew who only saw Taylor as a friend. He was in love with another girl.
- Country – Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind
This is more a song about regret, about not letting someone know how much you cared at a time when it would have made a difference.
So many artists have written songs about love in so many different genres, over so many years, that it would be all but impossible to compile a blog post to accurately reflect this. There is love songs for those special first few dates, love songs about losing someone you love, and so on and so forth. So instead of attempting to capture all, here is a list of my favorites:
- Alternative Rock – Weezer – El Scorcho
I am yet to hear a better song that really captures those feelings of really liking someone and asking and hoping for that first date. If you haven’t heard this song before, make sure to listen from start to finish before making a decision as it gets even better towards the end.
- Alternative Rock – Ash – Shining Light
This song is Ash’s biggest selling single to date and possibly my favorite song about love. To me, the lyrics are perfect for telling a loved one how you feel about them, especially if you feel quite a strong connection towards them. The girl that this was written for is very lucky.
- Electronica – Lamb – Gorecki
As this song is now quite a few years old, I had not heard it for ages. Listening to it, I was surprised to find it was as moving as ever. This is not as up-beat as most other songs I choose these days, which can be considered a good thing. Either way, the vocals and drum beat combine to create an incredible sound.
- Alternative Rock – Unwritten Law – Cailin
This song was written by Scott Russo for his daughter, Cailin. It is a very sweet song with touching lyrics.
- Electronica – Dan Black – U + Me
This is the latest addition to my list of favorite songs about love. With such a great sound and other songs such as Symphonies, Dan Black is going to be big.
- Australian Punk Rock – One Dollar Short – Satellite
A song about remembering your high school love that you are still in love with, missing them and wishing they were right here by your side side, and wondering if you will ever see them again.
- Piano Rock – Ben Folds – Luckiest
Great song for anyone coming out of a relationship that just didn’t work out into one that was a lot more promising.