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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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Alan Michael added Green Day
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The Beatles
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Sarah McLachlan, Macy Gray
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Tom Islava added Elton John
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Beyonce
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Semisonic
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Alan Michael added Chicago
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'N Sync
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Linda Ronstadt
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Alan Michael added Skeeter Davis
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Alan Michael added Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
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Jelena Montana added Neil Diamond
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Tom Islava added Elton John, Backstreet Boys
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Alan Michael added The Righteous Brothers