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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The Beatles

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Tom Islava added Elton John

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Sarah McLachlan, Macy Gray

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Beyonce

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GarettCarlson added Supertramp

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Semisonic

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Alan Michael added Green Day

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'N Sync

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56 55
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Tom Islava added Elton John, Backstreet Boys

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Linda Ronstadt

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44 49
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Carrie Underwood

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30 32
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LeAnna Jackson added

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Jelena Montana added George Jones

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Alan Michael added Skeeter Davis

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Simon and Garfunkel

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The Cars

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23 29
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1emmasnyderr added Adele

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Alan Michael added Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty

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punksnotdead added Jeff Buckley

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Alan Michael added Chicago

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Jelena Montana added

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Jelena Montana added

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Scandal

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Jelena Montana added Neil Diamond

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Mariah Carey

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Pale Waves

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BillGallinger added Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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punksnotdead added Pink Floyd

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Ringo Starr

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Jason Derulo, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj

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The Rolling Stones

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Dusty Springfield

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Alan Michael added The Righteous Brothers

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1emmasnyderr added ZZ Ward

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Jelena Montana added Chicago

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The Jackson 5

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LCD Soundsystem

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punksnotdead added Crippled Black Phoenix

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