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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77 16
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The Beatles

2
49 13
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David Bowie

3
31 11
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The Police

4
7 0
The Sound of Silence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Rinzou added Simon and Garfunkel

5
27 11
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The Smiths

6
20 6
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Tom Islava added Audioslave

7
18 5
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Bobby Vinton

8
22 10
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System of a Down

9
23 11
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Petula Clark

10
20 9
Here I Go Again is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
Whitesnake

11
17 8
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The Police

12
13 5
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Bob Seger

13
14 9
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Neil Diamond

14
8 4
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Three Dog Night

15
7 3
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beebebee added Red Hot Chili Peppers

16
6 2
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Tom Islava added Don Gibson

17
12 9
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The Cars

18
10 7
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The Motels

19
10 7
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America

20
8 5
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The White Stripes

21
11 9
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Led Zeppelin

22
11 9
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Michael Jackson

23
6 4
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punksnotdead added The Cure

24
6 4
Isolation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Loneliness
punksnotdead added Joy Division
 

25
3 1
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Matej Mikula added The White Stripes

26
11 10
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Linda Ronstadt

27
11 10
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28
8 7
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Matchbox Twenty

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

30
6 5
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punksnotdead added Love

31
1 0
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Alessia Cara

32
6 6
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Suzanne Vega

33
6 6
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The Outlaws

34
5 5
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Pink Floyd

35
5 5
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36
8 9
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37
6 7
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Lady Antebellum

38
5 6
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39
5 6
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40
4 5
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Suzi Quatro

41
3 4
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Candi Staton

42
2 3
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punksnotdead added Therapy?

43
7 9
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The Psychedelic Furs

44
7 9
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Blue October

45
5 7
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Supertramp

46
5 7
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Millie Jackson

47
4 6
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The Alan Parsons Project

48
4 6
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Linkin Park

49
3 5
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Billy Squier

50
3 5
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The Marshall Tucker Band