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 Radiohead

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266 106
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Missy McIntosh added

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312 141
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Kate Kavanagh added ADELE

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316 150
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cooliostallone added Rick Springfield

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MusicOfTheForest added Tom Jones

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132 37
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The Association

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350 156
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cooliostallone added Eric Clapton

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Willie1019 added The Beatles

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Little Anthony and the Imperials

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199 80
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Air Supply

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63 6
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MusicOfTheForest added Fifth Dimension

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562 328
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cooliostallone added Bonnie Raitt

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92 15
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FastCleaning added Chris Isaak

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REO Speedwagon

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233 113
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Amber9 added James Blunt

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74 10
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Sampsa Silander added Guns N' Roses

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70 9
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Willie1019 added The Left Banke

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125 47
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Tom Islava added The Beatles

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Mumford & Sons

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152 75
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55 7
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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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134 68
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cooliostallone added The Temptations

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Jackie Evancho

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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen