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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MusicOfTheForest added Roy Orbison
2
167 6
The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Rinzou added Simon and Garfunkel
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113 4
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MusicOfTheForest added Neil Young
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208 12
Creep is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Radiohead
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109 5
Missing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Everything but the Girl
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91 4
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MusicOfTheForest added Eddie Holman
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86 4
You'll Never Walk Alone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Gerry and the Pacemakers
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206 18
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The Beatles
9
93 5
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MusicOfTheForest added Bee Gees
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116 8
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Three Dog Night
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126 10
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America
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72 7
You Are Not Alone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Michael Jackson
13
90 11
Zero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen
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97 13
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Neil Diamond
15
76 10
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Lady Antebellum
16
61 7
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Bobby Vinton
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61 15
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David Bowie
18
47 12
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The Police
19
35 6
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Tom Islava added Don Gibson
20
40 11
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Carole King
21
29 15
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The Police
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23 10
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Matchbox Twenty
23
30 17
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Petula Clark
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26 15
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Led Zeppelin
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31 21
Here I Go Again is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Whitesnake