Songs The Best Songs About Unrequited Love  

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List Rules Vote for the unrequited love songs you enjoy the most, whether it's from an emotional or just pure enjoyment point of view.

If this list only featured songs from the modern era, it might be called "songs about being in the friend zone". The concept of unrequited love has been represented in music going back hundreds of years, where songwriters wrote lyrics about how their crush did not reciprocate their feeling of admiration. This is a ranked list of all songs about unrequited love, as voted on by music fans like you. If you're feeling blue or frustrated about someone not liking you back, these unrequited love songs might make you feel better.

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 unrequited love 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. You can vote for any of these songs, from “Losing My Religion” to “Sylvia's Mother.”

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cooliostallone added Creep Radiohead

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MarcHemrick added Mr Brightside The Killers, Killers

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cooliostallone added I Can't Make You Love Me Bonnie Raitt

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Kate Kavanagh added Chasing Pavements ADELE

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r-gold added Apocalypse Jackie Evancho

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Missy McIntosh added Say Something A Great Big World

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cooliostallone added Layla Eric Clapton

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Bad Religion Frank Ocean

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Black Pearl Jam

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Can't Fight This Feeling REO Speedwagon

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Amber9 added You're Beautiful James Blunt

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cooliostallone added Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield

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Tom Islava added While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles

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cooliostallone added Hello Lionel Richie

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Teardrops on My Guitar Taylor Swift

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cooliostallone added Just My Imagination The Temptations

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You Belong With Me Taylor Swift

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I Will Wait Mumford & Sons

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FastCleaning added Wicked Game Chris Isaak

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larry-j-dunlap added Cecilia Simon and Garfunkel

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All Out Of Love Air Supply

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Justine Villanueva added Vermilion, Pt.2 Slipknot

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Geoff Gentel added He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones

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Return to Sender Elvis Presley

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Amber9 added Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover Sophie B. Hawkins

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Layla Eric Clapton

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One and Only Adele

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cooliostallone added Sweet Dreams Patsy Cline

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Happy Thogether The Turtles

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Missing Evanescence

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Everything You Want Vertical Horizon

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cooliostallone added Just a Friend Biz Markie

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Geoff Gentel added What a Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers

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Sampsa Silander added November Rain Guns N' Roses

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sariah_shumate added Invisible Taylor Swift

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cooliostallone added My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder

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Walk on By Dionne Warwick

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FastCleaning added You Don't Know My Name Alicia Keys

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Amber9 added Sitting, Waiting, Watching Jack Johnson

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Speak Now Taylor Swift

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TorstenAdair added When She Loved Me Sarah Mclachlan

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Invisible Touch Genesis

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True Spandau Ballet

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Cherish The Association

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