Music

The Best Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye 

Ranker Music
Updated March 2, 2020 10.1k votes 3.6k voters 544.5k views 118 items

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.

list ordered by
1
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added ADELE
2
Ranker Video
3
Ranker Video
The Beatles
4
Ranker Video
Sarah McLachlan, Macy Gray
5
Ranker Video
6
Ranker Video
Beyonce
7
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added Elton John
8
Ranker Video
9
Ranker Video
GarettCarlson added Supertramp
10
Ranker Video
Semisonic
11
Ranker Video
'N Sync
12
Ranker Video
Alan Michael added Chicago
13
Ranker Video
14
Ranker Video
Linda Ronstadt
15
Ranker Video
16
Ranker Video
17
Ranker Video
18
Ranker Video
Alan Michael added Skeeter Davis
19
Ranker Video
LeAnna Jackson added
20
Ranker Video
21
Ranker Video
Rihanna
22
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added Elton John, Backstreet Boys
23
Ranker Video
Simon and Garfunkel
24
Ranker Video
Alan Michael added Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty
25
Ranker Video
Jelena Montana added Neil Diamond