75 Best Songs About Unrequited Love To Heal Your Broken Heart

Add these to your heartbreak recovery playlist ASAP.

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Unrequited love isn't something anyone wants to experience, and the best songs about unrequited love prove just that. Unfortunately, life and love do not allow us to make our own rules.

Pouring your whole heart out to someone is probably the most vulnerable and nerve-wracking feeling to experience. Not only are you putting your heart on your sleeve, but you're openly admitting to someone how much you care about them.


Sometimes there is a happy ending that many of us strive for. The sweet moment they grab you by the waist and say, "Where have you been all my life?" That is what we all want, isn't it?

But sometimes we get the complete opposite and end up in a one-sided love situation where those feelings are not returned and you're left with a broken heart.

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Unrequited love is a genre in itself in the music world.

With hundreds of hits and classics, we've curated a list of the best songs about unrequited love to get you through this heartbreaking time.


75 Best Songs About Unrequited Love

1. "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift

2. "Bad Religion" by Frank Ocean

3. "Little Bit (Remix)" by Lykke Li ft. Drake

4. "Not In That Way" by Sam Smith

5. "Shiver" by Coldplay

6. "Tiny Vessels" by Death Cab for Cutie

7. "You Don't Know Me" by Ray Charles

8. "I'm Not That Girl" from Wicked The Musical, sung by Idina Menzel

9. "Need Ur Love" by Charli XCX

10. "If" by Janet Jackson

11. "Creep" by Radiohead

12. "Stephen" by Kesha

13. "Waiting in Vain" by Bob Marley

14. "Could've Been" by H.E.R. ft. Bryson Tiller

15. "Notion" by Tash Sultana

16. "Chasing Pavements" by Adele

17. "Lost Boy" by JADEN

18. "Grenade" by Bruno Mars

19. "Better Now" by Post Malone

20. "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz

21. "The Motion" by Drake

22. "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt

23. "Catalina" by Rosalía

24. "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" by Sophie B. Hawkins

25. "Nothin' On You" by B.O.B. ft. Bruno Mars

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26. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police

27. "Just My Imagination" by The Temptations

28. "Just a Friend" by Biz Markie

29. "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield

30. "One for My Baby" by Frank Sinatra

31. "Dancing on My Own" by Robyn

32. "Cry for You" by September

33. "Amorfoda" by Bad Bunny

34. "Sorry" by Maria Mena

35. "I Want The One I Can't Have" by The Smiths

36. "Cornerstone" by Arctic Monkeys

37. "Ain't No Way" by Aretha Franklin

38. "He Needs Me" by Nina Simone

39. "Love Is a Losing Game" by Amy Winehouse

40. "Rocket Love" by Stevie Wonder

41. "Just A Friend To You" by Meghan Trainor

42. "Call Out My Name" by The Weeknd

43. "Without Me" by Halsey

44. "Liability" by Lorde

45. "Tears" by Clean Bandit ft. Louisa Johnson

46. "I'm a Mess" by Beba Rexha

47. "Everything You Want" by Vertical Horizon

48. "To Be With You" by Mr. Big

49. "Love Stinks" by The J. Geils Band

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50. "Layla" by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon with Derek and The Dominoes

51. "Crush" by Mandy Moore

52. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

53. "Damn Good Friends" by Elle Varner

54. "Put You In A Song" by Keith Urban

55. "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon

56. "Closer Than You Might Believe" by Alanis Morisette

57. "Why Don't You Love Me" by Beyoncé

58. "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne

59. "Can I Be Him" by James Arthur

60. "Why Can't This Be Love" by Van Halen

61. "Hello" by Lionel Richie

62. "Jubel" by Klingande

63. “All Her Favorite Fruit” by Camper Van Beethoven

64. “The Heart Wants What It Wants” by Selena Gomez

65. “Surrender” by Billy Talent

66. “You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson

67. “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” by Meatloaf

68. “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak

69. “Almost Lover” by A Fine Frenzy

70. “Adore” by Cashmere Cat ft. Ariana Grande

71. “Foolish Games” by Jewel

72. “I’ll Go to My Grave Loving You” by the Statler Brothers

73. "Fallingforyou" by The 1975

74. "Under the Same Sun" by Ben Howard

75. "Something" by Julien Baker

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