songs The Best Songs About Regret  

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List Rules Songs with "regret" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about regret as a subject.

Have you gone and done something you really shouldn't have? Why not write some music about it? This is a ranked list of all songs about regret, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "regret" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about regret as a subject or theme. Listening to songs about feeling guilty and having regrets is a good way to face your own regrets in life. 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. Sometimes regret is about the one that got away, while other times it's about a missed opportunity at work or life in general.

Vote for the regret 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. This poll contains songs like “Title and Registration” by Death Cab for Cute.
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What I've Done Linkin Park

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Tom Islava added Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John

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Your Wildest Dreams The Moody Blues

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Cat's In the Cradle Harry Chapin

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mutant-baby added The Unforgiven Metallica

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Tom Islava added Hello Adele

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You Could Be Happy Snow Patrol

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FastCleaning added Praying for Time George Michael

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Story of My Life Social Distortion

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Michael Gruner added Best I Ever Had Gary Allan

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Pretty Noose Soundgarden

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If I Knew Then Lady Antebellum

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FastCleaning added Careless Whisper George Michael, WHAM!

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No More Lies Iron Maiden

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Breakdown Seether

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Jamie's Cryin' Van Halen

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FastCleaning added When a Woman's Fed Up R. Kelly

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Photograph Nickelback

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Regret New Order

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mutant-baby added Easier to Run Linkin Park

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FastCleaning added If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time R. Kelly

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Alone and Forsaken Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys

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Watching Airplanes Gary Allan

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My Back Pages Bob Dylan

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If Time Is All I Have James Blunt

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Regret Fiona Apple

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I Told You So Carrie Underwood

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Regret St. Vincent

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A Home Dixie Chicks

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Revelry Kings of Leon

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Hit or Miss New Found Glory

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Hold On En Vogue

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Title and Registration Death Cab for Cutie

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Super Girl Gin Blossoms

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One Thing Finger Eleven

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You Run Away Barenaked Ladies

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Wine After Whiskey Carrie Underwood

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Fumble Trey Songz