Pop The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye  

4.3k votes 1.5k voters 283k views 107 items Follow Embed
Parting can be such sweet sorrow, but several musicians have written great pop songs about saying goodbye. Some pop goodbye songs are sad and sentimental while others are a definite wish to never see someone again. Goodbye songs can be played for graduations, big moves and even at funerals. This list of pop songs about saying goodbye includes some of the best “so long” songs ever written.

Are you sad about saying goodbye? Give a listen to Boyz II Men's “It's so Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” for a good cry. “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton is also a cry-inducing farewell song. It was written following the death of his son in 1991. This pop song about saying goodbye went all the way up to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

If you are ready to see someone go, a goodbye song like “Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles may be more up your alley. Beyonce's “Irreplaceable” is also a great goodbye song when you are happy to see a relationship come to an end.

What are some of your favorite pop songs about saying goodbye? Add them to this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.
list ordered by

1
+ - 182 72
Ranker Video v

The Best Pop Songs About Death The Best Rappers of the 2000s

2
+ - 191 96
Ranker Video v

3
+ - 156 81
Ranker Video v
Hello Goodbye The Beatles

4
+ - 92 67
Ranker Video v
Irreplaceable Beyonce

5
+ - 107 81
Ranker Video v
I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan, Macy Gray

6
+ - 106 81
Ranker Video v

7
+ - 58 45
Ranker Video v
Candle in the Wind Elton John

8
+ - 20 10
Bye Bye Love is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers

9
+ - 43 36
Ranker Video v
Closing Time Semisonic

10
+ - 76 78
Ranker Video v
Bye Bye Bye 'N Sync

11
+ - 44 42
Ranker Video v

12
+ - 58 59
Ranker Video v

13
+ - 34 32
Ranker Video v

14
+ - 25 22
Ranker Video v
Goodbye Stranger Supertramp

15
+ - 34 35
Ranker Video v
Friends Never Say Goodbye Elton John, Backstreet Boys

The Best Pop Songs About Cheating 16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

16
+ - 32 34
Ranker Video v

17
+ - 8 6
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye

18
+ - 12 11
See Ya Later, Alligator is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
See Ya Later, Alligator Bill Haley and His Comets

19
+ - 26 29
Ranker Video v
Starts With Goodbye Carrie Underwood

20
+ - 23 26
Ranker Video v

21
+ - 22 25
Ranker Video v
Bye Bye Love The Cars

22
+ - 22 26
Ranker Video v
Bye Bye Love Simon and Garfunkel

23
+ - 2 1
Who Is Fancy - "goodbye&q... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye

24
+ - 8 9
Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Goodbye Mary Hopkin

25
+ - 21 26
Ranker Video v
Last Goodbye Jeff Buckley

26
+ - 11 13
Ranker Video v
By Bye, Love George Harrison

27
+ - 10 12
Ranker Video v

28
+ - 24 31
Ranker Video v
Goodbye My Friend Linda Ronstadt

29
+ - 15 20
Ranker Video v

The Best Pop Songs About Kissing The Most Unexpectectly Useful Life Advice from Louis CK

30
+ - 20 27
Ranker Video v
All My Friends LCD Soundsystem

31
+ - 27 37
Ranker Video v
Goodbye to You Scandal

32
+ - 8 12
Ranker Video v

33
+ - 13 19
Ranker Video v
Bye Bye Blackbird Ringo Starr

34
+ - 25 36
Ranker Video v
Bye Bye Mariah Carey

35
+ - 13 20
Ranker Video v

36
+ - 21 32
Ranker Video v
Deuces Chris Brown

37
+ - 13 21
Ranker Video v

38
+ - 3 7
Goodbye Cruel World is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Goodbye Cruel World James Darren

39
+ - 14 23
Ranker Video v

40
+ - 9 16
Ranker Video v
So Now Goodbye Kylie Minogue

41
+ - 18 29
Ranker Video v

42
+ - 20 32
Ranker Video v
Don't Say Good Bye Again The Jackson 5

43
+ - 8 15
Ranker Video v
Wave Goodbye Chris Cornell

The Greatest English Pop Singers The Best Netflix Original Comedy Movies

44
+ - 8 15
Ranker Video v
Goodbye Cruel World Pink Floyd

45
+ - 17 28
Ranker Video v
Final Goodbye Rihanna

46
+ - 12 21
Ranker Video v
Say Goodbye The Black Eyed Peas

47
+ - 12 21
Ranker Video v
Love in Vain The Rolling Stones

48
+ - 7 14
We'll Meet Again is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn

49
+ - 17 29
Bye Bye Baby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Bye Bye Baby Madonna

50
+ - 12 22
Ranker Video v
Goodbye, Goodbye Tegan and Sara