You desire to be with your partner, but you don’t have the opportunity to visit them. Your partner is unattainable for you, then you indeed have longed. It always hurts to be away from someone you love. Maybe our playlist with more than 100 songs will help you dream.
If you are missing someone, these songs are just the right ones for you!
There are many reasons why you suddenly feel a longing for someone. Maybe you moved with your parents and had to leave your friends behind. Is your boyfriend away on a business trip?
Do you go to a boarding school and miss your family and classmates? Do you miss your girlfriend after a Separation? All of this can be quite painful, but wallowing in self-pity won’t help you either!
We have selected songs from all music genres and decades so that you will indeed find at least one suitable piece for your situation.
(For each list, we have created a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)
01. Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers
Bill Withers has a mega-hit with Ain’t No Sunshine. The song offers pure heartache and makes you feel the desire literally.
The American singer composed Bill Withers himself. Today the song is considered an absolute classic and shows how much you can miss a person. Anyone who has ever missed a person knows how painful that can be.
Ain’t No Sunshine refers to the fact that there will be no more sunshine when the beloved is no longer there. The song describes pure longing and is therefore still understandable for many people today.
02. And When A Song by Xavier Naidoo
Xavier Naidoo and the Söhne Mannheims made their breakthrough in the German-speaking world with this song. Xavier Naidoo focuses on soulful songs with unique, meaningful lyrics.
This song also speaks of longing and the desire for another person. Maybe this song is one of the most beautiful german love confessions. In any case, the song is pure longing and inspired with a great sound and enchanting lyrics. Whoever doesn’t go into raptures with this song will probably never do so with any song.
03. You Were Always On My Mind by Elvis Presley
You Were Always On My Mind is a song full of longing by Elvis Presley, which has lost none of its magic even today. The timeless song already inspired numerous Elvis fans back then and immediately made it into people’s hearts.
Elvis is still the king of Rock’n’Roll today and is considered one of the most successful artists of all time. The dream of all women convinces with numerous songs and shows with this ballad especially much feeling. His fantastic voice, charm, and good looks were the reason for Elvis’s dream career.
Thank you, Elvis, for this masterpiece!
04. Pour Que Tu M’aimes Encore by Celine Dion
Pour Que Tu M’aimes Encore is the most famous French song by Celine Dion. With Pour Que Tu M’aimes, Encore Celine describes that you can love someone so much and would do anything for that person to love you again. By the way, the song is translated as “So that you still love me.”
At her beloved husband’s funeral, Celine played the song as the closing song. In Canada and France, Celine Dion became famous for the song. Today the song is one of the most beautiful love songs of all time.
05. Wish You Were Here by Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne also delivers a wonderful longing song with Wish You Were Here. The Canadian singer convinced the Americans and the Europeans with her rocking voice and her great lyrics. The song describes the longing for a person you are longing for right now.
If you miss a person, you can certainly relate to this song. Avril is also convinced with her easy-going, funky style and is one of the most popular singers from Canada today. The still very young artist achieved international success with “I’m With You.”
06. Je T’aime by Lara Fabian
Lara Fabian also delivers a song full of longing with Je T’aime, which describes how much she loves a person. Lara is popular in the French region and celebrated numerous international successes. The singer sings mostly in French and has numerous English songs.
Lara is next to Celine Dion, one of the most successful francophone singers. Initially, the singer came from Belgium and even sang once for the European Song Contest. The winner was Celine, but Lara later made it into the international charts with numerous hits.
Lara Fabian convinces with her loving nature, the fantastic music, and the soulful lyrics.
07. The Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush
Jennifer Rush also provided a song full of longing. The Power Of Love shows how strong love can be. The song is considered one of the most beautiful love songs of all time and was also covered by greats like Celine Dion.
Jennifer Rush comes from the USA. Especially in the German-speaking countries, Jennifer became known in the 80s. Most of Jennifer’s songs talk about love, longing, and desire.
She became famous, especially with Colors Of The Wind from Pocahontas.
08. Love Story by Taylor Swift
The song describes longing differently. Here it is about a young woman longing for her lover and not knowing when he will finally come and ask for her hand in marriage.
The song is romantic and enchanted numerous people worldwide. Taylor belongs to the most popular country singers globally and inspires a vast audience. Almost every piece by Taylor becomes a mega-hit, and Taylor is even revered in Asia.
Love Story is a great song and one of Taylor’s most famous songs.
09. Memory by Barbara Streisand
Memory is from the musical Cats and was sung by Barbara Streisand. Barbara inspires not only with her insanely beautiful voice but also with her soulful way of singing.
Memory is also about longing, even if it is not about the hope for a particular person. Here one mourns for one’s youth. From a certain age, we probably all mourn our past youth.
We all long for when we were happiest and want to feel as young and carefree as we did back then. Memory is, therefore, a song that gets under the skin and has an incredible amount to give.
10. Hello by Adele
With Hello, Adele created one of her most famous songs. Adele convinces her fans with her great voice and numerous songs, also convincing with their lyrics.
Hello talks about longing for the one you love, even if a long time has passed already. Adele calls her love again in the song and would love to apologize for everything that happened. Unfortunately, Adele does not reach her love, but the song became a mega-hit practically overnight.
Places 11-108 of the best songs about longing:
Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.
|11.||With or Without You||U2|
|12.||I Never Told You||Colbie Callait|
|13.||Thinking ‘Bout You||Ariana Grande|
|14.||Nothing Compares 2 U||Sinead O’Connor|
|15.||Miss You More||Katy Perry|
|16.||I Miss Her||Jessie J|
|17.||Missing You||Diana Ross|
|18.||Need You Now||Lady Antebellum|
|19.||It’s You I Miss||Fleetwood Mac|
|20.||Patience||Guns ‘N Roses|
|21.||The Bed’s Too Big Without You||The Police|
|22.||She Ain’t You||New Hollow|
|24.||Where Are You Tonight?||Bob Dylan|
|25.||Who You’d Be Today||Kenny Chesney|
|26.||More Than A With or Memory||Garth Brooks|
|27.||Ich bin die Sehnsucht in dir||Toten Hosen|
|29.||Thinking About You||Radiohead|
|30.||I’ll Be Missing You||Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans|
|31.||It Must’ve Been Love||Roxette|
|33.||Missing||Everything But the Girl|
|34.||Baby, I’ve Been Missing You||The Independents|
|35.||What Hurts The Most||Rascal Flatts|
|36.||Wish You Were Here||Pink Floyd|
|37.||How I Miss You||Foo Fighters|
|38.||I Miss You||Incubus|
|39.||Dreamin’ of You||Bob Dylan|
|40.||Carrying Your Love With Me||George Strait|
|41.||I Can Dream About You||Hall & Oates|
|42.||Missing You||Steve Perry|
|43.||I Miss You So||Etta Jones|
|44.||The Man Who Can’t Be Moved||The Script|
|45.||I Call Your Name||The Mamas & The Papas|
|46.||So Far Away||Carole King|
|47.||Lonesome Day||Bruce Springsteen|
|49.||Right Now (Na Na Na)||Akon|
|50.||A Long December||Counting Crows|
|51.||Gone Too Soon||Michael Jackson|
|52.||Missing You||Black Eyed Peas|
|54.||Bye Bye||Mariah Carey|
|55.||Someone Like You||Adele|
|57.||I Miss You||Randy Newman|
|58.||I Miss You||Blink 182|
|60.||I’m Already There||Lonestar|
|61.||Unchained Melody||The Righteous Brothers|
|62.||When She Loved Me||Sarah McLachlan|
|63.||When I Was Your Man||Bruno Mars|
|64.||Missing My Baby||Selena|
|65.||Wenn ein Lied||Xavier Naidoo|
|66.||I Miss You||Klymaxx|
|67.||Stardust||Nat King Cole|
|68.||I Still Miss Someone||Johnny Cash|
|69.||Missing You||John Waite|
|70.||The Sound in Your Mind||Willie Nelson|
|71.||Miss You||Rolling Stones|
|72.||When You’re Gone||Avril Lavigne|
|73.||Wake Me Up When September Ends||Green Day|
|74.||How Do I Live||LeAnn Rimes|
|75.||I Don’t Know What To Do With Myself||The White Stripes|
|76.||The Same Old Song||Four Tops|
|77.||Get Here||Oleta Adams|
|78.||It’s a Lonesome Old Town||Frank Sinatra|
|80.||Back To December||Taylor Swift|
|81.||The Promise||Tracy Chapman|
|82.||Are You Alright?||Lucinda Williams|
|83.||Pain In My Heart||Otis Redding|
|84.||Miss You Like Crazy||Natalie Cole|
|85.||My First Night Alone Without You||Bonnie Raitt|
|86.||I See You||Luke Bryan|
|87.||I Will Remember You||Sarah McLachlan|
|89.||Come Home||One Republic|
|90.||Thinking About You||Frank Ocean|
|91.||You’ll Think of Me||Keith Urban|
|92.||My Arms Keep Missing You||Rick Astley|
|93.||Here Without You||3 Doors Down|
|94.||I Miss You||Beyoncé|
|95.||All I Want||Kodaline|
|96.||I Still Miss Someone||Martina McBride|
|97.||Hey There Delialah||Plain White T’s|
|98.||When I Need You||Rod Stewart|
|99.||Wishing the Days Away||Billy Brag|
|100.||I Miss You||Clean Bandit|
|101.||Miss You Much||Janet Jackson|
|102.||Somebody’s Missing You||Dolly Parton|
|103.||Always Something There to Remind Me||Naked Eyes|
|104.||When the Sun Don’t Shine||Best Coast|
|105.||Miss You In A Heartbeat||Def Leppard|
|106.||Tears In Heaven||Eric Clapton|
|107.||Miss Missing You||Fall Out Boy|
|108.||Better Together||Jack Johnson|
Songs About Longing on Spotify Playlist:
Many songs describe the love or longing for a person. Hope is one of the themes that will probably always move us, no matter how old or young we are.