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

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43 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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59 1
The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Rinzou added Simon and Garfunkel

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42 1
You Are Not Alone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Michael Jackson

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MusicOfTheForest added Eddie Holman

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MusicOfTheForest added Neil Young

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MusicOfTheForest added Bee Gees

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28 1
Zero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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Three Dog Night

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87 9
Creep is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
MusicOfTheForest added Radiohead

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The Beatles

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70 7
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America

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53 11
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Neil Diamond

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52 14
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David Bowie

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36 7
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Lady Antebellum

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35 12
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The Police

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20 7
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Bobby Vinton

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31 24
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The Smiths

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18 12
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The Police

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23 17
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Petula Clark

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10 6
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beebebee added Red Hot Chili Peppers

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System of a Down

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21 18
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Tom Islava added Audioslave

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21 18
Here I Go Again is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Whitesnake

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12 9
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The Motels

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7 4
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Tom Islava added Don Gibson

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13 11
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Bob Seger

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7 5
Isolation is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
punksnotdead added Joy Division
 

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The Cars

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12 11
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12 11
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Linda Ronstadt

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6 5
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Pink Floyd

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9 9
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Matchbox Twenty

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7 7
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punksnotdead added The Cure

35
7 7
The Night They Drove Old Dixie... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness

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Led Zeppelin

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9 10
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8 9
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The White Stripes

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6 7
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6 7
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punksnotdead added Love

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6 7
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The Outlaws

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6 7
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Aerosmith

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5 6
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Suzi Quatro

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8 10
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The Psychedelic Furs

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8 10
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Blue October

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7 9
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Carole King

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6 8
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Suzanne Vega

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5 7
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The Alan Parsons Project