Songs The Best Songs About Loneliness  

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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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How Soon Is Now The Smiths

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Message in a Bottle The Police

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Tom Islava added Like a Stone Audioslave

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Lonely Day System of a Down

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Mr. Lonely Bobby Vinton

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Downtown Petula Clark

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So Lonely The Police

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Here I Go Again is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Here I Go Again Whitesnake

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One Three Dog Night

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Tom Islava added Oh, Lonesome Me Don Gibson

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Drive The Cars

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Solitary Man Neil Diamond

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Turn the Page Bob Seger

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Tea for One Led Zeppelin

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Only the Lonely The Motels

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Lonely People America

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My Doorbell The White Stripes

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness

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Blue Bayou Linda Ronstadt

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punksnotdead added Alone Again Or Love

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punksnotdead added The Figurehead The Cure

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

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Stranger in Moscow Michael Jackson

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Unwell Matchbox Twenty

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Marlene on the Wall Suzanne Vega

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South Carolina The Outlaws

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Isolation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
punksnotdead added Isolation Joy Division  

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beebebee added Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Lonely Is the Hardest Suzi Quatro

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Lonely Don't Candi Staton

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punksnotdead added Isolation Therapy?

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Black Orchid Blue October

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Sister Europe The Psychedelic Furs

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Need You Now Lady Antebellum

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Leave Me Alone Millie Jackson

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Don't Answer Me The Alan Parsons Project

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Lonely Is the Night Billy Squier

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Nobody Home Pink Floyd

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Heard It in a Love Song The Marshall Tucker Band

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Hand in Glove The Smiths

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That's Where I Went Wrong The Poppy Family

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Hide in Your Shell Supertramp

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Single Women Dolly Parton