100 Songs About Loneliness For When You're Feeling Alone

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Loneliness can sometimes feel like the unwanted neighbor that always pokes their head over the hedges to see what's going on. Even when you're surrounded by your favorite people, there can be an overwhelming sensation of not feeling a part of the group.

You may even feel as though being around everyone does not complete you. And judging by the lyrics in the songs about loneliness below, the people who wrote this music have felt like this, too.

These songs about loneliness will really help you get in touch with those sensations and move through them. Because if you have ever experienced this feeling, you're not alone.

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Being alone doesn't always mean that you have no friends or family to be around. In fact, you're probably experiencing emotional or mental loneliness because you feel misunderstood. Maybe you don't think your voice is heard through the circumstance you're facing.

The point is, we've all felt this way before.

You may be experiencing loneliness because you lost someone who made you feel a part of the crowd and allowed you to express yourself. Maybe the group you associate with doesn't seem to be reciprocating your desire for inclusion.

Sometimes it's hard to put into words what you're feeling, and you don't always want to talk about it in first-person. That's why music is a saving grace.

Music can help you map out your feelings and emotions, and allows you to express those sentiments without having to find the courage to speak about them. Finding the perfect song that shares exactly what you may be experiencing can be a major help to when the loneliness feels overwhelming.

Every single one of your favorite artists has written beautiful songs about feeling lonely. Take a look below so you can feel a little less alone.

100 Best Songs About Loneliness

1. "Solo Dolo (Nightmare)" by Kid Cudi

"I'm Mr. Solo Dolo."

2. "Need You Now" by Lady A

"I'm a little drunk and I need you now."

3. "Lonely" by Nav

"I got what you need when you feelin' lonely."

4. "Lonely" by Noah Cyrus

"'Cause I'm so sick of being so lonely."

5. "Lonely Life" by Anna of the North

"I'm fine, just drifting alone tonight."

6. "Lonelylife" by Cuco

"I know that you're waiting for me."

7. "I Get Lonely Too" by Drake

"Just like you, I get lonely, too."

8. "Scared To Be Lonely" by Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa

"Do we need somebody just to feel like we're all right?"

9. "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers

"It's not warm when she's away."

10. "Alone" by Model Man

"When we together, we were alone."

11. "Alright" by Kendrick Lamar

"But if God got us, then we gon' be all right."

12. "Astronaut" by Simple Plan

"Can anybody hear me? Or am I talking to myself?"

13. "Everybody's Got Somebody But Me" by Hunter Hayes feat. Jason Mraz

"And I miss you. Without you, I just don't fit in."

14. "Drive" by The Cars

"Who's gonna tell you when it's too late?"

15. "So Lonely" by The Police

"Now no one's knocked upon my door for a thousand years or more."

16. "Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely" by The Backstreet Boys

"Show me the meaning of being lonely."

17. "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles

"Ah, look at all the lonely people."

18. "Better To Be Lonely" by Alex Lustig feat. Makk Mikkael

"And it's better to be lonely."

19. "everything i wanted" by Billie Eilish

"If I could change the way you see yourself, you wouldn't wonder why they don't deserve you."

20. "Solo" by Frank Ocean

"Gotta tell you how much I vibe with you. And we don't gotta be solo."

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21. "Alone" by Heart

"Oh, I hope that it won't end though. Alone."

22. "Alone in the Universe" by Tei Shi

"All alone in the universe, I understand."

23. "I Laugh When I'm With Friends But Sad When I'm Alone" by 070 Shake

"I guess I'm better off all alone in a two-seater."

24. "Mad World" by Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules

"All around me are familiar faces. Worn out places, worn out faces."

25. "3am" by Halsey

"'Cause it's 3 AM and I'm calling everybody that I know."

26. "Still Breathing" by Green Day

"'Cause I'm still breathing on my own."

27. "Bishop’s Knife Trick" by Fall Out Boy

"Let's see how deep we'll get."

28. "Heavy" by Linkin Park

"I don't like my mind right now."

29. "The Scientist" by Coldplay

"No one ever said it would be this hard."

30. "thank u, next" By Ariana Grande

"Look at what you taught me."

31. "22" by Taylor Swift

"We're happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time."

32. "Single Ladies" by Beyoncé

"Now put your hands up!"

33. "Hero" by Mariah Carey

"And then a hero comes along, with the strength to carry on."

34. "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten

"I might only have one match, but I can make an explosion."

35. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston

"I wanna dance with somebody, with somebody who loves me."

36. "Heartbreak Hotel" by Elvis Presley

"Well, it's down at the end of Lonely Street at Heartbreak Hotel."

37. "Tears Dry on Their Own" by Amy Winehouse

"When we were at our height, waiting for you in the hotel at night."

38. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day

"I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have ever known."

39. "Leave Me Alone (I’m Lonely)" by P!nk

"Tonight, leave me alone I'm lonely."

40. "Beautiful" by Eminem

"Are you reaching out for me, like I'm reaching out for you?"

41. "Lonely" by Akon

"So lonely, I'm Mr. Lonely."

42. "Inglorious" by Tyler, The Creator

"I know I'm not the only bastard, in America."

43. "Can’t Let Go" by Anthony Hamilton

"No matter what the people say, I can't, I can't let go."

44. "Killing Me Softly" by The Fugees

"Strumming my pain with his fingers, singing my life with his words."

45. "Have You Ever?" by Brandy

"Have you ever loved somebody so much, it makes you cry?"

46. "Soulmate" by Lizzo

"It's a me, myself kinda attitude."

47. "Anytime" by Brian McKnight

"Now, more and more I wonder where you are."

48. "Tired Of Being Alone" by Al Green

"I'm so tired of being alone, I'm so tired of on-my-own."

49. "Lonely Avenue" by Ray Charles

"I live on a lonely avenue, my little wouldn't say I do."

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50. "I'm A Mess" by Ed Sheeran

"But you're on my road, walking me home."

51. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams

"I've never seen a night so long."

52. "Only The Lonely" by The Motels

"Only the lonely can play."

53. "Cool Kids" by Echosmith

"I wish that I could be like the cool kids."

54. "She Don't Love You" by Eric Paslay

"She don't love you, she's just lonely."

55. "Foolish Heart" by Steve Perry

"Foolish heart, hear me calling."

56. "You Don't Even Know Who I Am" by Patty Loveless

"You don't even know who I am, so what do I care if you go?"

57. "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen

"Don't want to be, all by myself anymore."

58. "Another Lonely Night" by Adam Lambert

"And the words fall out, but they got no place to go."

59. "Dancing With Myself" by Billy Idol

"Well, there's nothing to lose and there's nothing to prove when I'm dancing with myself."

60. "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake

"Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday."

61. "I Miss My Friend" by Darryl Worley

"I miss the colors that you brought into my life."

62. "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd

"So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell?"

63. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers

"Gotta gotta be down because I want it all."

64. "The Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix

"'Cause the life that lived is dead."

65. "The Lonely" by Christina Perri

"The silent sound of loneliness wants to follow me to bed."

66. "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold

"Oh, oh what a lonely boy."

67. "Blue Moon" by Beck

"These penitent walls are all I've known."

68. "Angel" by Aerosmith

"I'm alone, yeah, I don't know if I can face the night."

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69. "Nothing Compares 2U" by Sinéad O'Connor

"I go out every night and sleep all day."

70. "Black Orchid" by Blue October

"Have you ever been so lonely, there is no one there to hold?"

71. "Honeybee" by Steam Powered Giraffe

"I don't want to live my life alone."

72. "Carousel" by blink-182

"I never felt so alone again."

73. "Given Up" by Linkin Park

"There's no escape, I'm my own worst enemy."

74. "Drowning Shadows" by Sam Smith

"The more I drink, the more I drown."

75. "Your New Twin-Sized Bed" by Death Cab for Cutie

"What's the point of holding onto what never gets used?"

76. "Happy Little Pill" by Troye Sivan

"Nothing but time to kill."

77. "Before It's Over" by Sixx AM

"Well the rain outside is pouring down like bombs on my parade."

78. "She's Out Of My Life" by Michael Jackson

"To escape the world, I've got to enjoy that simple dance."

79. "Out Of Touch" by Hall & Oates

"But I'm out of my head when you're not around."

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80. "Hide in Your Shell" by Supertramp

"What will you gain making your life a little longer?"

81. "Biggest Mistake" by The Rolling Stones

"Now I'm down in a slump and I'm eating alone."

82. "Another Rainy Night" by Queensryche

"Another long distance night alone."

83. "Alone Again" by Dokken

"Still I know how it feels, I'm alone again."

84. "If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)" by George Jones

"I can't hold out much longer the way that I feel."

85. "Bill Murray" by Phantogram

"Am I lonely? Oh, it feels like when the day breaks."

86. "How Do You Get That Lonely" by Blaine Larsen

"How do you get that lonely, how do you hurt that bad?"

87. "Left Outside Alone" by Anastacia

"Left broken, empty and in despair, wanna breathe, can't find air."

88. "Kiss the Rain" by Billie Myers

"If your lips feel lonely and thirsty, kiss the rain."

89. "Nobody Wants To Be Lonely" by Ricky Martin feat. Christina Aguilera

"Your heart is cold and lost the will to love, like a broken arrow."

90. "Goodbye to Love" by The Carpenters

"Time and time again the chance for love has passed me by."

91. "How To Fight Loneliness" by Wilco

"And whatever's going down will follow you around. That's how you fight loneliness."

92. "I Wanna Get Better" by The Bleachers

"So now I'm staring at the interstate screaming at myself, 'Hey, I wanna get better!'"

93. "Lua" by Bright Eyes

"But what's so easy in the evening by the morning's such a drag."

94. "Tea For One" by Led Zeppelin

"How come twenty four hours, baby, sometimes seem to slip into days?"

95. "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye" by Boyz II Men

"I thought we'd get to see forever, but forever's gone away."

96. "Black Roses Red" by Alana Grace

"Drowning in my loneliness. How long must I hold my breath?"

97. "Modern Loneliness" by Lauv

"Modern loneliness, we love to get high. But we don't know how to come down."

98. "Miss Misery" by Elliott Smith

"Do you miss me, miss misery, like you say you do?"

99. "Best I Ever Had" by Gary Allan

Remembering the girl leaves me down and lonely."

100. "When the Stars Go Blue" by Ryan Adams

"Where do you go when you're lonely? Where do you go when you're blue?"

You may be spending more time by yourself than ever before. This might be difficult for you, and could be contributing to your feelings of isolation and loneliness.

If you're feeling like you need to speak with someone, please reach out to someone.

You're not alone; you should never have to feel that way. Right now is the time to take care of yourself — physically, mentally, and emotionally. Eat healthy foods, drink plenty of water, and get lots of rest.

More importantly, if you don't feel like there's anyone to talk to you, give the Crisis Text Line a chance to alleviate some of those overwhelming sensations, for any reason.

Crisis Text Line is a texting service for emotional crisis support. To speak with a trained listener, text HELLO to 741741. It is free, available 24/7, and confidential.

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Destiny Duprey is a writer who covers music, self-care, and love, and relationships.