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 song to say goodbye with 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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Tom Islava added Candle in the Wind Elton John

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I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan, Macy Gray

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Irreplaceable Beyonce

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GarettCarlson added Goodbye Stranger Supertramp

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Closing Time Semisonic

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Bye Bye Bye 'N Sync

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

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Goodbye My Friend Linda Ronstadt

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Starts With Goodbye Carrie Underwood

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Bye Bye Love Simon and Garfunkel

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Good riddance (Time of your li... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Alan Michael added Good riddance (Time of your life) Green Day

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Bye Bye Love The Cars

The Best Pop Songs About Kissing

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LeAnna Jackson added I'll Always Remember You

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Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Alan Michael added Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Steam

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End of the World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Alan Michael added End of the World Skeeter Davis

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Stop Draggin' My Heart Around is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Alan Michael added Stop Draggin' My Heart Around Stevie Nicks and

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Bye Bye Blackbird Ringo Starr

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BillGallinger added Just a Song Before I Go Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

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If You Leave Me Now is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Alan Michael added If You Leave Me Now Chicago

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punksnotdead added Last Goodbye Jeff Buckley

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(You're My) Soul and Inspirati... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Alan Michael added (You're My) Soul and Inspiration The Righteous Brothers

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Goodbye to You Scandal

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Bye Bye Mariah Carey

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Hold On (So Goodbye To All Of ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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Don't Say Good Bye Again The Jackson 5

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By Bye, Love George Harrison

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Love in Vain The Rolling Stones

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All My Friends LCD Soundsystem

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Deuces Chris Brown

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Every Song in The Producers, Ranked by Singability

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Who Is Fancy - "goodbye&q... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Pete St Martin added Who Is Fancy - "goodbye"

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punksnotdead added Goodbye Cruel World Pink Floyd

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Learn to Say Goodbye Dusty Springfield

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Bye Bye Baby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Bye Bye Baby Madonna

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So Now Goodbye Kylie Minogue

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the last day on earth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Luke Albright added the last day on earth Kate Miller Heidke