Everyone has experienced feelings of loneliness or isolation and many musicians have captured this occurrence in song. These are the best songs about isolation, ranked by your votes. Isolation songs can be about being alone in your room, or feeling mentally alone even though you are surrounded by a large group of people.
“Isolation” by Joy Division is definitely one of the best songs ever written about isolation. The band's singer, Ian Curtis, suffered from depression and committed suicide in 1980, just as Joy Division was set to embark on an American tour. Air's song “Alone in Kyoto” contains no lyrics, but the music perfectly captures isolation. "Message in a Bottle" by The Police is a story about a man isolated on a deserted island.
“Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles and “Hey You” by Pink Floyd are two great classic rock songs about isolation. In more recent years, Jack White sang of isolation on “Alone in My Home.”
Do you have a favorite song about isolation. Give it a thumbs up to vote it higher on this list and add any we may have missed.