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

This is a ranked list of all the best songs about loneliness, as voted on by music fans like you. Spending time alone can be mentally draining, but luckily there is music to help cope with the isolation. Some of the songs included below may have the word "lonely" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about loneliness as a subject or theme. Music about isolation, alienation, and solidarity are all on this poll, whether it's about physical loneliness or emotional loneliness.  

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. Vote for the loneliness 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.
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Eleanor Rigby The Beatles

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Space Oddity David Bowie

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Homeward Bound is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Homeward Bound Simon and Garfunkel

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20 5
I Am a Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added I Am a Rock Simon and Garfunkel

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Only the Lonely is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Only the Lonely Roy Orbison

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Message in a Bottle The Police

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Creep is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Creep Radiohead

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People Are Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added People Are Strange The Doors

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Lonely Day System of a Down

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Downtown Petula Clark

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How Soon Is Now The Smiths

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9 1
When Will I Be Loved is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added When Will I Be Loved The Everly Brothers

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Mark Lanzarotta added Isolation The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

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So Lonely The Police

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Tom Islava added Like a Stone Audioslave

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The End is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added The End The Doors

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Drive The Cars

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9 5
Here I Go Again is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Here I Go Again Whitesnake

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Mr. Lonely Bobby Vinton

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7 3
Yer Blues is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Yer Blues The Beatles

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The Loner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added The Loner Neil Young

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6 2
Lonely Boy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Lonely Boy Paul Anka

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Lonely Boy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Lonely Boy The Black Keys

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Tea for One Led Zeppelin

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Solitary Man Neil Diamond

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My Doorbell The White Stripes

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One Three Dog Night

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Turn the Page Bob Seger

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles - The Beatles

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5 2
Where Is the Love? is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Where Is the Love? Donnie Hathaway and Roberta Flack

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Burning of the Midnight Lamp is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Burning of the Midnight Lamp The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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5 2
Lonely Little Girl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Lonely Little Girl The Mothers of Invention

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4 1
I've Been Lonely Too Long is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added I've Been Lonely Too Long The Rascals

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punksnotdead added Alone Again Or Love

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Heartbreak Hotel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Heartbreak Hotel Elvis Presley

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Tom Islava added Oh, Lonesome Me Don Gibson

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Man in the Box is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Man in the Box Alice in Chains

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3 1
I Don't Care is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added I Don't Care Ramones

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3 1
You're Lost Little Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added You're Lost Little Girl The Doors

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Matej Mikula added I’m Lonely (but I Ain’t That Lonely Yet) The White Stripes

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Lonely People America

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South Carolina The Outlaws

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Unhappy Girl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added Unhappy Girl The Doors - The Doors

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2 1
She Talks to Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added She Talks to Rainbows The Ramones

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2 1
All Alone in the World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Mark Lanzarotta added All Alone in the World Mr. Magoo

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Blue Bayou Linda Ronstadt

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Only the Lonely The Motels

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Marlene on the Wall Suzanne Vega

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness