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

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MarcHemrick added Mr Brightside The Killers, Killers

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Kate Kavanagh added Chasing Pavements ADELE

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cooliostallone added Layla Eric Clapton

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Missy McIntosh added Say Something A Great Big World

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Bad Religion Frank Ocean

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cooliostallone added Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield

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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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r-gold added Apocalypse Jackie Evancho

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Teardrops on My Guitar Taylor Swift

The Best Rap Songs About Love

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Tom Islava added While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles

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You Belong With Me Taylor Swift

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123 62
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I Will Wait Mumford & Sons

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cooliostallone added Hello Lionel Richie

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cooliostallone added Just My Imagination The Temptations

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larry-j-dunlap added Cecilia Simon and Garfunkel

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Vermilion, Pt.2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Unrequited Love
Justine Villanueva added Vermilion, Pt.2 Slipknot

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FastCleaning added Wicked Game Chris Isaak

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All Out Of Love Air Supply

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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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Happy Thogether The Turtles

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The Best Songs with Love in the Title

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One and Only Adele

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Geoff Gentel added He Stopped Loving Her Today George Jones

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cooliostallone added Sweet Dreams Patsy Cline

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Everything You Want Vertical Horizon

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Missing Evanescence

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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sariah_shumate added Invisible Taylor Swift

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cooliostallone added Just a Friend Biz Markie

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Speak Now Taylor Swift

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Walk on By Dionne Warwick

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True Spandau Ballet

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cooliostallone added My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder

Absolutely Insane Courtney Love Stories That Could Have Only Happened To Courtney Love

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Layla Eric Clapton

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Sarah Mclachlan - When She Lov... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Unrequited Love

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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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Cherish The Association

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If Janet Jackson

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Take This Longing Leonard Cohen

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Surrender Billy Talent