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Songs About Missing Someone Playlist

Music has a powerful nostalgic effect on us, and when we’re missing someone these songs can help remind you of the good times.

In this playlist we include songs about missing a loved one, missing a friend, missing a significant other, of losing a family member.

Lover Come Back

Listen:
Artist:
  • City and Colour
Album:
  • If I Should Go Before You
Description

Dallas Green’s side project City and Colour, turned into a full time project and was an immediate outlet for his more heartfelt work. Lover Come Back embodies that completely and is a song all about regretting losing a significant other.

In My Life

Listen:
Artist:
  • The Beatles
Album:
  • Rubber Soul
Description

One of the most catchy nostalgic songs ever written. This song points to a particular person who is “loved more” In My LIfe. For all of the feelings, be sure to watch the music video on YouTube.

Boston

Listen:
Artist:
  • Augustana
Album:
  • All the Stars and Boulevards
Description

Augustana’s second album brought along this highly popular and melancholy song. This song is about a loved one choosing a different path and leaving everything else behind.

Always Remember This Way

Listen:
Artist:
  • Lady Gaga
Album:
  • A Star Is Born Soundtrack
Description

From the soundtrack A Star Is Born, if you haven’t seen this movie yet it’s filled with the emotion of missing someone and you’re probably going to cry. Always Remember Us This Way is about holding on to all of the good memories.

Strawberry Wine

Listen:
Artist:
  • Deana Carter
Album:
  • The Deana Carter Collection
Description

Deanna Carter’s Strawberry Wine is a song about young summer love — something many of us can relate to. The bittersweet memories are a reminder of missing someone but also letting go.

Somewhere Only We Know

Listen:
Artist:
  • Keane
Album:
  • Somewhere Only We Know
Description

Keane’s arguably biggest hit released in the early 2000s is a song that actively describes the emotion of losing someone you love. It’s obvious the wound is still fresh.

Heart Skipped A Beat

Listen:
Artist:
  • The xx
Album:
  • xx
Description

The xx, praised for their minimalistic approach to music gave us this song off the album xx. This song reflects on looking back and wishing it wasn’t too late.

Unchained Melody

Listen:
Artist:
  • The Righteous Brothers
Album:
  • The Very Best of The Righteous Brothers
Description

This truly melodic song is evokes powerful feelings of missing someone, in this case, a lover. Unchained Melody opens up with a smooth driving tone, and then the song starts to crescendo with more emotion.

I Will Always Love You

Listen:
Artist:
  • Dolly Parton
Album:
  • Jolene
Description

You may be more familiar with Whitney Houston’s cover of this song. Not to take anything away from Whitney, but this is originally Dolly’s song. It’s a sweet ballad, unique to hear for the first time.

I Miss You

Listen:
Artist:
  • blink-182
Album:
  • blink-182
Description

This haunting track by blink-182, and matching Halloween themed music video, provides an eerie emo love ballad. The back and forth vocals between Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus are what made them unique.

Yesterday

Listen:
Artist:
  • The Beatles
Album:
  • Act Naturally
Description

This song is about how quickly relationships can change, and how quickly you can go from loving someone to missing them.

Car Radio

Listen:
Artist:
  • 21 Pilots
Album:
  • Vessel
Description

There are a number of interpretations of this song, one of encompasses the idea of missing something, maybe someone. Overall it highlights the aspects of depression and loneliness, but also how you can get through it.

Niki Fm

Listen:
Artist:
  • Hawthorne Heights
Album:
  • The Silence in Black and White
Description

The lyrics bring to mind John Cusack with his stereo in Say Anything. This song is filled a common teen occurrence of unravelling due to parents of a significant other significantly disapproving of you.

So Far Away

Listen:
Artist:
  • Carole King
Album:
  • Tapestry
Description

This softer song was one of Amy Winehouse’s favorites, and was even sung at her funeral. It reminds us how busy life can be and how you can end up farther and farther from loved ones.

Farewell

Listen:
Artist:
  • Rihanna
Album:
  • Talk That Talk
Description

Rhianna’s pure emotion comes through on this song. She feels as though she will experience pure sadness, but thinks that goodbye is a better option for everyone.

I'll Be Missing You (Feat Faith Evans & 112)

Listen:
Artist:
  • Diddy, Faith Evans, 112
Album:
  • No Way Out
Description

Diddy, at this time known as Puff, sampled and produced a hip hop version The Police’s original song “Every Breath You Take”. This track was dedicated to the late Notorious B.I.G. who was infamously murdered early in 1997.

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

Listen:
Artist:
  • Aerosmith
Album:
  • I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Description

Off of the soundtrack from the widely popular Armageddon movie, Steven provided the musical emotion to match his daughter Liv’s portrayal in the movie itself.

How Do I Live

Listen:
Artist:
  • LeAnn Rimes
Album:
  • The Best of LeAnn Rimes
Description

This song expresses the emotion of not understanding what the next steps might be after losing someone. It’s a country music favorite and has become one of LeAnn Rimes most popular songs.