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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70 16
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The Beatles

2
42 12
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David Bowie

3
26 9
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The Smiths

4
27 10
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The Police

5
18 5
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Tom Islava added Audioslave

6
16 5
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Bobby Vinton

7
19 9
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System of a Down

8
17 8
Here I Go Again is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Whitesnake

9
19 11
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Petula Clark

10
15 8
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The Police

11
13 9
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Neil Diamond

12
9 5
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Bob Seger

13
8 4
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Three Dog Night

14
6 2
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Tom Islava added Don Gibson

15
12 9
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The Cars

16
10 7
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The Motels

17
8 5
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The White Stripes

18
11 9
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Led Zeppelin

19
9 7
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America

20
7 5
The Night They Drove Old Dixie... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness

21
6 4
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punksnotdead added The Cure

22
3 1
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Matej Mikula added The White Stripes

23
11 10
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24
11 10
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Linda Ronstadt

25
10 9
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Michael Jackson

26
8 7
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Matchbox Twenty

27
6 5
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punksnotdead added Love

28
5 4
Isolation is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
punksnotdead added Joy Division  

29
4 3
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beebebee added Red Hot Chili Peppers

30
1 0
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Alessia Cara

31
1 0
The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Rinzou added Simon and Garfunkel

32
6 6
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Suzanne Vega

33
6 6
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The Outlaws

34
6 7
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Lady Antebellum

35
5 6
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Millie Jackson

36
5 6
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37
4 5
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38
4 5
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Suzi Quatro

39
3 4
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Candi Staton

40
2 3
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punksnotdead added Therapy?

41
7 9
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The Psychedelic Furs

42
7 9
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Blue October

43
7 9
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44
4 6
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The Alan Parsons Project

45
4 6
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46
3 5
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Billy Squier

47
3 5
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Pink Floyd

48
3 5
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The Marshall Tucker Band

49
7 10
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The Smiths

50
5 8
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The Poppy Family