Pop The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye  

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Parting can be such sweet sorrow, but several musicians have written great pop songs about saying goodbye. Some pop goodbye songs are sad and sentimental while others are a definite wish to never see someone again. Goodbye songs can be played for graduations, big moves and even at funerals. This list of pop songs about saying goodbye includes some of the best “so long” songs ever written.

Are you sad about saying goodbye? Give a listen to Boyz II Men's “It's so Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” for a good cry. “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton is also a cry-inducing farewell song. It was written following the death of his son in 1991. This pop song about saying goodbye went all the way up to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

If you are ready to see someone go, a goodbye song like “Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles may be more up your alley. Beyonce's “Irreplaceable” is also a great goodbye song when you are happy to see a relationship come to an end.

What are some of your favorite pop songs about saying goodbye? Add them to this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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Hello Goodbye The Beatles

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I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan, Macy Gray

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Irreplaceable Beyonce

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Closing Time Semisonic

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See Ya Later, Alligator is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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Bye Bye Bye 'N Sync

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Bye Bye Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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Starts With Goodbye Carrie Underwood

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Bye Bye Love The Cars

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Tom Islava added Friends Never Say Goodbye Elton John, Backstreet Boys

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Bye Bye Love Simon and Garfunkel

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Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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Who Is Fancy - "goodbye&q... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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We'll Meet Again is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Mark Lanzarotta added We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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Bye Bye Blackbird Ringo Starr

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Goodbye My Friend Linda Ronstadt

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All My Friends LCD Soundsystem

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the last day on earth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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Goodbye to You Scandal

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By Bye, Love George Harrison

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Love in Vain The Rolling Stones

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Bye Bye Mariah Carey

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Don't Say Good Bye Again The Jackson 5

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Deuces Chris Brown

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Say Hello Say Goodbye Bryan Adams

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So Now Goodbye Kylie Minogue

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I'll Never Say Goodbye Dolly Parton

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Goodbye to a River Don Henley

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