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The Best Songs About Loneliness 

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Updated March 25, 2020 6.5k votes 890 voters 29.3k views 164 items

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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The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Rinzou added Simon and Garfunkel
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Creep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Radiohead
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The Beatles
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MusicOfTheForest added Neil Young
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You'll Never Walk Alone ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Gerry and the Pacemakers
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MusicOfTheForest added Roy Orbison
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Missing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Everything but the Girl
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America
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MusicOfTheForest added Eddie Holman
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Three Dog Night
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MusicOfTheForest added Bee Gees
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Zero is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen
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Neil Diamond
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Lady Antebellum
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You Are Not Alone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Michael Jackson
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Bobby Vinton
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candor added The Beatles
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David Bowie
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The Police
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Carole King
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Linda Ronstadt
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Tom Islava added Don Gibson
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Matchbox Twenty
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Petula Clark
25
Here I Go Again is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Whitesnake