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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The Worst Beatles Songs The Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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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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The Unforgiven Metallica

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You Could Be Happy Snow Patrol

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Story of My Life Social Distortion

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Jamie's Cryin' Van Halen

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Pretty Noose Soundgarden

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No More Lies Iron Maiden

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Best I Ever Had Gary Allan

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My Back Pages Bob Dylan

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Alone and Forsaken Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys

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Breakdown Seether

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If Time Is All I Have James Blunt

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Photograph Nickelback

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Hello Adele

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If I Knew Then Lady Antebellum

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Regret St. Vincent

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Regret New Order

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Title and Registration Death Cab for Cutie

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Easier to Run Linkin Park

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Hold On En Vogue

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Hit or Miss New Found Glory

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A Home Dixie Chicks

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Revelry Kings of Leon

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I Told You So Carrie Underwood

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Watching Airplanes Gary Allan

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One Thing Finger Eleven

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Fumble Trey Songz

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Regret Fiona Apple

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Super Girl Gin Blossoms

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Six Days DJ Shadow

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Regret Everything Everything

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You Run Away Barenaked Ladies

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Hitting You Loudon Wainwright III

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Wine After Whiskey Carrie Underwood

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