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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Jackie Evancho

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cooliostallone added Bonnie Raitt

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Missy McIntosh added

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Kate Kavanagh added ADELE

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cooliostallone added Eric Clapton

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MarcHemrick added The Killers, Killers

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cooliostallone added Rick Springfield

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Pearl Jam

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230 109
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REO Speedwagon

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275 128
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Frank Ocean

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224 110
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Amber9 added James Blunt

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Willie1019 added The Beatles

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Willie1019 added The Left Banke

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I'll Never Fall in Love Again is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Unrequited Love
MusicOfTheForest added Tom Jones

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Tom Islava added The Beatles

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FastCleaning added Chris Isaak

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Air Supply

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159 73
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Mumford & Sons

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cooliostallone added The Temptations

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Taylor Swift

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Zero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Unrequited Love
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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MusicOfTheForest added Fifth Dimension

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Unanswered Poems is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Unrequited Love
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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larry-j-dunlap added Simon and Garfunkel

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Taylor Swift

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Sampsa Silander added Guns N' Roses

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Little Anthony and the Imperials

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cooliostallone added Lionel Richie

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The Association

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34 7
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Eric Clapton

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90 57
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Justine Villanueva added Slipknot

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Evanescence

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Elvis Presley

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60 29
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Geoff Gentel added George Jones

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The Turtles

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68 43
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Amber9 added Sophie B. Hawkins

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cooliostallone added Patsy Cline

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Adele

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Leonard Cohen

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75 52
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Dionne Warwick

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Vertical Horizon

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Geoff Gentel added The Doobie Brothers

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ShaneMan added