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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Bye Bye Bye 'N Sync

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Bye Bye Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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See Ya Later, Alligator is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Bye Bye Love Simon and Garfunkel

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Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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By Bye, Love George Harrison

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Who Is Fancy - "goodbye&q... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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Goodbye My Friend Linda Ronstadt

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All My Friends LCD Soundsystem

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Bye Bye Blackbird Ringo Starr

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Goodbye to You Scandal

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Bye Bye Mariah Carey

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Love in Vain The Rolling Stones

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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 Goodbye The Black Eyed Peas

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So Now Goodbye Kylie Minogue

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Final Goodbye Rihanna

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Wave Goodbye Chris Cornell

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Goodbye Cruel World is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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We'll Meet Again is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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