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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The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Rinzou added Simon and Garfunkel

2
20 0
Missing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Everything but the Girl

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MusicOfTheForest added Roy Orbison

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MusicOfTheForest added Eddie Holman

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17 0
You Are Not Alone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Michael Jackson

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13 0
Zero is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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MusicOfTheForest added Neil Young

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The Beatles

9
43 9
Creep is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Radiohead

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50 14
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David Bowie

11
29 5
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Three Dog Night

12
29 7
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America

13
33 12
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The Police

14
27 10
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Neil Diamond

15
20 6
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Bobby Vinton

16
11 1
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MusicOfTheForest added Bee Gees

17
15 7
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Lady Antebellum

18
23 16
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Petula Clark

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17 12
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The Police

20
28 24
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The Smiths

21
7 3
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Tom Islava added Don Gibson

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23 20
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System of a Down

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20 17
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Tom Islava added Audioslave

24
13 10
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Bob Seger

25
20 18
Here I Go Again is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Whitesnake

26
12 10
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Linda Ronstadt

27
11 9
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The Motels

28
8 6
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beebebee added Red Hot Chili Peppers

29
7 6
The Night They Drove Old Dixie... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness

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6 5
Isolation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
punksnotdead added Joy Division
 

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The Cars

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11 11
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8 8
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The White Stripes

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6 6
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The Outlaws

35
6 6
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punksnotdead added Love

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5 5
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Pink Floyd

37
5 5
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8 9
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8 9
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Matchbox Twenty

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6 7
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Suzanne Vega

41
6 7
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punksnotdead added The Cure

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5 6
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4 5
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The Marshall Tucker Band

44
3 4
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Matej Mikula added The White Stripes

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11 13
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Michael Jackson

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11 13
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Led Zeppelin

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1 2
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Alessia Cara

48
6 8
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Carole King

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5 7
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4 6
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Suzi Quatro