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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Willie1019 added The Beatles
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229 83
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Air Supply
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77 7
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MusicOfTheForest added Fifth Dimension
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346 156
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cooliostallone added Rick Springfield
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286 116
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Missy McIntosh added
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148 40
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The Association
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102 14
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Little Anthony and the Imperials
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116 19
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FastCleaning added Chris Isaak
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374 159
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cooliostallone added Eric Clapton
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335 150
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Kate Kavanagh added ADELE
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85 10
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Willie1019 added The Left Banke
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76 8
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MusicOfTheForest added Tom Jones
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94 13
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Sampsa Silander added Guns N' Roses
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250 113
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REO Speedwagon
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582 332
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cooliostallone added Bonnie Raitt
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249 116
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Amber9 added James Blunt
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141 51
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Tom Islava added The Beatles
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370 186
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191 81
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Mumford & Sons
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166 78
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146 72
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cooliostallone added The Temptations
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70 14
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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen
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53 9
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Eric Clapton
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