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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Tom Islava added Candle in the Wind Elton John

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Closing Time Semisonic

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Bye Bye Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
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Bye Bye Bye 'N Sync

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See Ya Later, Alligator is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Mark Lanzarotta added See Ya Later, Alligator Bill Haley and His Comets

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Starts With Goodbye Carrie Underwood

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GarettCarlson added Goodbye Stranger Supertramp

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

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Bye Bye Love The Cars

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye
Mark Lanzarotta added Goodbye Mary Hopkin

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Bye Bye Love Simon and Garfunkel

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By Bye, Love George Harrison

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MartinAustin added Say Hello Wave Goodbye soft cell Soft Cell

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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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Deuces Chris Brown

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Don't Say Good Bye Again The Jackson 5

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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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Say Hello Say Goodbye Bryan Adams

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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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