Missing or longing for someone that you once held dear can be one of the most gut-wrenching pains of human emotion.
No matter what you do or where you go, that person still seems to constantly be on your mind. Whether it be a messy break-up or a long-distance love, missing having that person around can really weigh heavily on your mind.
Nothing quite soothes the soul like music. Blasting out a power ballad in the car, hysterically crying into your pillow listening to the lyrics of an emotional breakup song, or busting out your best ‘single ladies’ moves around your living room (we’ve all been there), yep, music really holds the power to bring out the very best and worst in us.
We have put together the ultimate list of songs about missing someone you love right here. So whether you’re after a sad, joyful, or just want to jam out to a good beat – we’ve got you covered.
Sad Songs about Missing Someone
Sometimes you really need to get into your feels and let yourself feel sad in order to overcome it later on.
Ain’t no sunshine by Bill Withers
“Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone/ Only darkness every day.”
Miss you like crazy by Natalie Cole
“No matter what I say or do/ There’s just no getting over you.”
I can dream about you by Hall and Oates
“If I can’t hoId you tonight I can dream about you/ Maybe that will make it all right.”
Baby I’ve been missing you by The Independents
“I love you so much/ How would I ever do/ Without your loving touch.”
Someone like you by Adele
“I’ll remember you said/ “Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead”.
Missing you by Diana Ross
“All those dreams we shared together/ Where did you run to, boy?”
Nothing compares to you by Sinead O’Connor
“I could put my arms around every boy I see/ But they’d only remind me of you.”
The man who can’t be moved by The Script
“Thinking maybe you’ll come back here to the place that we’d meet/ And you’ll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street.”
I don’t want to miss a thing by Aerosmith
“I don’t wanna fall asleep/ ‘Cause I’d miss you, baby.”
It must have been love by Roxette
“It must have been love but it’s over now/ It must have been good but I lost it somehow.”
Better Together by Jack Johnson
“I’ll tell you one thing/ It’s always better when we’re together.”
Wish you were here by Pink Floyd
“How I wish, how I wish you were here/ We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year.”
Yesterday by The Beatles
“Why she had to go, I don’t know, she wouldn’t say/ I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.”
Home by Michael Bublé
“And I’m surrounded by million people/ I still feel alone, and let me go home.”
Always by Bon Jovi
“Now your pictures that you left behind/ Are just memories of a different life.”
Songs about Missing Someone you Love
Really missing someone is a sign of true love, and that can be hard to forget in a hurry. Here are some songs to help you reminisce on that lost love…
Baby come back by Player
“Baby come back, you can blame it all on me/ I was wrong, and I just can’t live without you.”
Faithfully by Journey
“Wondering where I am/ Lost without you.”
When I was older by Billie Eilish
“Dreaming of a time and place where you and I remain the best of friends.”
Someone like you by Adele
“Nevermind I’ll find someone like you/ I wish nothing but the best for too.”
Someone you loved by Lewis Capaldi
“I need somebody to heal / Somebody to know / Somebody to have / somebody to hold.”
Hate that you know me by Bleachers
“Sometimes I hate that you know me so well / Some days I wish I wasn’t myself / No luck!”
Lost on you by Lewis Capaldi
“Everyday I’m a slave to the heartache…”
Goodbye my lover by James Blunt
“Goodbye my lover/ Goodbye my friend/ You have been the one for me.”
Missing by Everything but the Girl
“I’m walking down your street again / And past your door, but you don’t live there anymore”
Never enough by Kelly Clarkson
“’Cause darling, without you/ All the stars we steal from the night sky/ Will never be enough.”
Country Songs About Missing Someone
What Hurts The Most by Rascal Flatts
“What hurts the most was being so close / And havin’ so much to say / And watchin’ you walk away”
I Still Miss Someone by Johnny Cash
Oh, no I never got over those blues eyes. I see them every where/ I miss those arms that held me. When all the love was there.
Come Back … Be Here by Taylor Swift
And this is when the feeling sinks in / I don’t wanna miss you like this / Come back, be here / Come back, be here
Too Busy Missing You by Trent Summar & the New Row Mob
Been too busy feeling blue / Takes more time than I ever new. It’s a full-time job – not a minute free.
Come Over by Kenny Chesney
I told you I wouldn’t call, I told you I wouldn’t care / But baby climbing the walls gets me nowhere.
I will See You Again by Carrie Underwood
I will see you again, oh / This is not where it ends / I will carry you with me, oh / Till I see you again.
Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley
He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger / And finally drank away her memory.
Best I’ve Ever Had by Gary Allan
But it’s not so bad / You’re only the best I ever had. / You don’t want me back / You’re just the best I ever had.
Every Light in the House by Trace Adkins
Every light in the house is on / Just in case you ever do get tired of being gone / Every light in the house is on.
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
It’s a quarter after one, I’m all alone and I need you now / Said I wouldn’t call, but I lost all control and I need you now.
R&B Songs about Missing Your Ex
Burn by Usher
“Deep down you know it’s best for yourself but you/ Hate the thought of her being with someone else.”
So Sick by Neyo
“I’m so fed up with my thoughts of you, and your memory/ And how every song reminds me of what used to be.”
Send my love (to your new lover) by Adele
“I’d be your last love, everlasting, you and me, mmm/ That was what you told me.”
Cry me a river by Justin Timberlake
“You were my sun, you were my earth.”
We belong together by Mariah Carey
“When you left I lost a part of me/ It’s still so hard to believe/ Come back, baby, please/ ‘Cause we belong together.”
Stay by Rihanna
“Something in the way you move/ Makes me feel like I can’t live without you.”
I will always love you by Whitney Houston
“If I should stay, I would only be in your way/ So I’ll go, but I know/ I’ll think of you every step of the way.”
Un-break my heart by Toni Braxton
“Don’t leave me out in the rain/ Come back and bring back my smile/ Come and take these tears away.”
Say goodbye by Chris Brown
“There’s never a right time to say goodbye”
Back to black by Amy Winehouse
“We only said goodbye with words/ I died a hundred times/ You go back to her/ And I go back to/ I go back to us.”
Songs about Missing Someone who Died
Lay me down by Sam Smith
“The moon, and the stars, are nothing without you / Your touch, your skin, where do I begin? / No words can explain.”
This is your song by Ronan Keating
“So I’ll try and go on loving all that we know, through the hardest of times you put on a show.”
Joanne by Lady Gaga
“Take my hand, stay Joanne / Heaven’s not ready for you / Every part of my aching heart / Needs you more than the angels do.
See you again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth
“I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again.”
Supermarket flowers by Ed Sheeran
“Oh, I’m in pieces, it’s tearing me up, but I know / A heart that’s broke is a heart that’s been loved”
Jealous of angels by Donna Taggart
“In a world where heroes come and go, well God just took the only one I know. So I’ll hold you as close as I can, longing for the day, when I see your face again
My heart will go on by Celine Dion
“Love was when I loved you/ One true time I’d hold to/ In my life we’ll always go on.”
Not a day goes by by Lonestar
“Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you/ After all this time you’re still with me it’s true.”
Missing you by Steve Perry
“My heart’s in your keeping/ Here I am/ Missin’ you.”
Tears in heaven by Eric Clapton
“Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees/ Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please.”
Songs about Missing Someone Far Away
Get here by Oleta Adams
“You can reach me by railway, you can reach me on an airplane, you can reach me with your mind …”
I don’t wanna live forever by Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik
“I just wanna keep calling your name till you come back home.”
I drove all night by Celine Dion
“What in this world keeps us from falling apart?/ No matter where I go/ I hear the beating of our one heart.”
Only just a call away by The Struts
“I need to know that I’ve got you/ With me no matter what they say.”
Hey there Delilah by Plain White T’s
“A thousand miles seems pretty far/ But they’ve got planes and trains and cars/ I’d walk to you if I had no other way.”
Mandi is a 41 year old single gal in Chandler, Arizona. Never married, she’s been on the dating treadmill for 17 years. She’s dated all different types of guys, come close to marriage twice. Often besieged by friends for dating advice, she enjoys the opportunity to share what she’s learned from personal experience and watching her friends through romance ups and downs.
Mandi has been a computer geek since the early ‘80’s (yes, there were computers back then) and found with the early advent of the Internet that there were boys out there. Starting with the beginnings of AOL and chat rooms and progressing to the online dating sites that exist today she has learned the do’s and don’ts and made plenty of mistakes along the way.
Mandi has had several successful long term relationships, and is still friends with most of her ex-boyfriends.
When not writing for Successful Online Dating she can be found working as a web designer or researching new posts.