music The Best Songs About Regret

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List Rules Songs with "regret" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about regret as a subject.

Have you gone and done something you really shouldn't have? Why not write some music about it? This is a ranked list of all songs about regret, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "regret" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about regret as a subject or theme. Listening to songs about feeling guilty and having regrets is a good way to face your own regrets in life. Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Sometimes regret is about the one that got away, while other times it's about a missed opportunity at work or life in general.

Vote for the regret songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more. This poll contains songs like “Title and Registration” by Death Cab for Cute.

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What I've Done Linkin Park

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You Could Be Happy Snow Patrol

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Cat's In the Cradle Harry Chapin

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Your Wildest Dreams The Moody Blues

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Story of My Life Social Distortion

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Alone and Forsaken Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys

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Best I Ever Had Gary Allan

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The Unforgiven Metallica

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Jamie's Cryin' Van Halen

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No More Lies Iron Maiden

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Breakdown Seether

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Hold On En Vogue

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My Back Pages Bob Dylan

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Hello Adele

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Pretty Noose Soundgarden

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Photograph Nickelback

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A Home Dixie Chicks

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Regret St. Vincent

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If Time Is All I Have James Blunt

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Regret New Order

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Hit or Miss New Found Glory

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Title and Registration Death Cab for Cutie

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Fumble Trey Songz

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Easier to Run Linkin Park

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If I Knew Then Lady Antebellum

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Regret Fiona Apple

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I Told You So Carrie Underwood

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Watching Airplanes Gary Allan

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Regret Everything Everything

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Revelry Kings of Leon

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You Run Away Barenaked Ladies

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Super Girl Gin Blossoms

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Six Days DJ Shadow

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One Thing Finger Eleven

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Hitting You Loudon Wainwright III

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Wine After Whiskey Carrie Underwood

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Do You Believe Me Now Jimmy Wayne