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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Missy McIntosh added
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cooliostallone added Rick Springfield
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The Association
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Air Supply
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370 158
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cooliostallone added Eric Clapton
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Little Anthony and the Imperials
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Willie1019 added The Left Banke
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FastCleaning added Chris Isaak
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Kate Kavanagh added ADELE
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MusicOfTheForest added Fifth Dimension
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Sampsa Silander added Guns N' Roses
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MusicOfTheForest added Tom Jones
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cooliostallone added Bonnie Raitt
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REO Speedwagon
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Amber9 added James Blunt
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Tom Islava added The Beatles
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Mumford & Sons
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cooliostallone added The Temptations
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MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen
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Eric Clapton