Songs The Saddest Songs About Wanting Someone  

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List Rules Upvote the biggest bummer songs about longing for someone that are good for a depressing playlist.

The saddest songs about wanting someone perfectly capture a wide range of emotions and examine the varied reasons love can hurt. While longing and lust can be exciting emotions worthy of celebration, this is not the case with these songs. Whether you're longing for a love far away, lamenting a doomed relationship, or crazy about someone who does not love you back, the playlist below is great if you need to wallow. 

Desire is multifaceted and the reasons for wanting someone can be complicated. These sad songs examine why and how heartbreak hurtsCircumstances break up loving, happy couples. Someone falls for someone who does not love them back. An individual's beloved is far away, and when and if they'll meet again is unclear. These are without a doubt some of the most depressing songs about desiring someone ever recorded and they’re rich with lyrics that will stay with you long after the songs are over. Browse the list below and feel free to add anything you think is missing! 

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Nothing Compares 2 U Sinead O'Connor

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Creep Radiohead

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Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers

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Iris Goo Goo Dolls

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I Fall to Pieces Patsy Cline

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Back To Black Amy Winehouse

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I Will Always Love You LeAnn Rimes

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Wicked Game Chris Isaak

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These Arms of Mine Otis Redding

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Crown of Love Arcade Fire

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And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going Jennifer Hudson

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Not in That Way

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You Don't Know Me Ray Charles

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All I Want is You U2

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Edge of Desire John Mayer

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Futile Devices Sufjan Stevens

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I Want the One I Can't Have The Smiths

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Fix You Coldplay

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All Out Of Love Air Supply

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I'd Rather Go Blind Etta James

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1000 Times Sara Barielles

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I Honestly Love You Olivia Newton-John

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Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) Irma Thomas

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The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else) Paul Desmond

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The Longing

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Home

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Desire Ryan Adams

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I’d Wait a Million Years The Grass Roots

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Bad Religion Frank Ocean