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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Your Wildest Dreams The Moody Blues

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Cat's In the Cradle Harry Chapin

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You Could Be Happy Snow Patrol

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The Unforgiven Metallica

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Story of My Life Social Distortion

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No More Lies Iron Maiden

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Jamie's Cryin' Van Halen

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Alone and Forsaken Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys

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Pretty Noose Soundgarden

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Best I Ever Had Gary Allan

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Breakdown Seether

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My Back Pages Bob Dylan

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If Time Is All I Have James Blunt

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Hello Adele

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If I Knew Then Lady Antebellum

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Photograph Nickelback

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Hold On En Vogue

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Leaf Games List Guys Reveal First Date Turnoffs You Do Without Realizing

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A Home Dixie Chicks

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Title and Registration Death Cab for Cutie

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Easier to Run Linkin Park

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Regret St. Vincent

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Regret New Order

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Hit or Miss New Found Glory

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Revelry Kings of Leon

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Watching Airplanes Gary Allan

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Fumble Trey Songz

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Regret Fiona Apple

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I Told You So Carrie Underwood

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Six Days DJ Shadow

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Regret Everything Everything

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One Thing Finger Eleven

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You Run Away Barenaked Ladies

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Super Girl Gin Blossoms

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Hitting You Loudon Wainwright III

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Wine After Whiskey Carrie Underwood

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Meccano Red Light Company