Saturday, July 18, 2009

Top 20 Songs About Missing Someone

Today I want to explore that feeling of loneliness when someone you love goes away… could be it just for ten days (I Miss You – Incubus) or for a lifetime (He Stopped Loving Her Today), could it be due to work (Faithfully), a break-up (Stay) or death (Go Down Easy)… the feeling is pretty much the same… These are my Top 20 Songs about Missing Someone…

01. Everything but the Girl - Missing

And I miss you / (Like the deserts miss the rain)

02. Blackmore's Night - Wish you Were Here

Wish you were here... / Don't you know, the snow is getting colder / And I miss you like hell / And I'm feeling blue...

03. Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn

A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes / As if to hide a lonely tear... / My life will be forever autumn / 'Cause you're not here!

04. Incubus - I Miss You

I see your picture / I smell your skin on / The empty pillow next to mine / You have only been gone ten days / But already I'm wasting away / I know I'll see you again / Whether far or soon. / But I need you to know that I care / And I miss you.

05. Journey - Faithfully

Circus life / Under the big top world / We all need the clowns / To make us smile / Through space and time / Always another show / Wondering where I am / Lost without you / And being apart ain’t easy / On this love affair / Two strangers learn to fall in love again / I get the joy / Of rediscovering you / Oh girl, you stand by me / I’m forever yours...faithfully

06. John Waite - Missing You

I spend my time / Thinking about you / And it's almost driving me wild/ And there's a heart that's breaking / Down this long distance line tonight

07. Blink 182 - I Miss You

Where are you and I'm so sorry / I cannot sleep / I cannot dream tonight / I need somebody and always / This sick strange darkness comes creeping on so haunting everytime / And as I stared I counted the webs from all the spiders / catching things and eating their insides / Like indecision to call you / And hear your voice of treason / Will you come home and stop this pain tonight / stop this pain tonight

08. Lisa Loeb - Stay

You said that I was naive / and I thought that I was strong / I thought, "hey, I can leave, I can leave." / Oh, but now I know that I was wrong, 'cause I missed you. / Yeah, I miss you.

09. Avril Lavingne - When You're Gone

When you're gone / The pieces of my heart are missing you / When you're gone / The face I came to know is missing too / When you're gone / The words I need to hear to always get me through the day and make it ok / I miss you

10. The White Stripes - I Don't Know What to do with Myself

I just don't know what to do with myself / I don't know what to do with myself / movies only make me sad / parties make me feel as bad / ‘cause I'm not with you / I just don't know what to do

11. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

How I wish, how I wish you were here / We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year / Running over the same old ground / What have you found? / The same old fears. / Wish you were here.

12. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

It's been so lonely without you here / Like a bird without a song / Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling / Tell me baby where did I go wrong? / I could put my arms around every boy I see / But they'd only remind me of you

13. Queensryche - Another Rainy Night (Without You)

But tonight I'll sit here tending the fire / and pace the floor one hundred times in an hour / And check the voice-mail for a message you've called / I'm all alone / It's just another rainy night, without you / Waiting by the phone / Alone / It's just another rainy night, without you / Guess I'll leave a light on for you.

14. Naked Eyes - Always Something There to Remind Me

I walk along the city streets you used to walk along with me / and every step I take reminds me of just how we used to be/ Well, how can I forget you, girl? / When there is always something there to remind me.

15. Keith Urban - Tonight I Wanna Cry

Alone in this house again tonight / I got the TV on, the sound turned down and a bottle of wine / There's pictures of you and I on the walls around me / The way that it was and could have been surrounds me / I'll never get over you walkin' away

16. Counting Crows - A Long December

And it’s been a long December and there’s reason to believe / Maybe this year will be better than the last / I can’t remember all the times I tried to tell my myself / To hold on to these moments as they pass

17. Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

Don't want to close my eyes / I don't want to fall asleep / Cause I'd miss you baby / And I don't want to miss a thing / Cause even when I dream of you / The sweetest dream will never do / I'd still miss you baby /And I don't want to miss a thing

18. Dan Fogelberg - Go Down Easy

And it’s hard to go down easy; / And it’s hard to keep from crying / And it’s hard to lose a lover / In the early part of autumn.

19. Seether & Amy Lee - Broken

'Cause I'm broken when I'm open / And I don't feel like I am strong enough / 'Cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome / And I don't feel right when you're gone away

20. Chi-lites - Have You Seen Her?

Why, oh why did she have to leave and go away / Oh, I've been used to having someone to lean on / And I'm lost, baby I'm lost

75 comments:

  1. i love your collection. i just wish aerosmith was number 1

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    1. Just to say - Aerosmith, well, soooo many memories!

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  2. this is awesome. i love "when you're gone," "missing you" and "broken" especially. great job. bubbling under your Top 20: "I Miss You" by Stevie Nicks, "Home" by Michael Buble, "The Heart of the Matter" by India.Arie

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  3. you miss pearl jam-last kiss and puff daddy-ill be missing you

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  4. Great song choices. My favorites are "Missing You" and "When You're Gone." But it's my heart that's breaking... <333

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  5. 2000 light years away - Green Day!

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  6. Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
    I cry when i hear this song with a broken heart (for example, right now :'( )

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  7. Black Sabbath - She's Gone

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  8. hurt by christina agulera

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  9. I LOVE <3<3<3<3<3<3

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  10. another reallyyyy good one for missing one is Vanilla Twilight by Owl City!

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  11. Yellow by Coldplay is a good song for loving or missing someone!

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  12. Dido - White Flag Legend of a song but you have a very good list !xx

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  13. u should add set the fire to the third bar by snow patrol..... and possibility by lykke li........ and roslyn by bon iver

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  14. poker face!!! by lady GaGa

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    1. Boston girl.........these songs all make me cry, n.my heart is raw n.open from.losing soo many ppl.i.loved n.now here I.am.in Florida.....totally diggin.a dude..who.is soo close, but so far away!!! He knows....yiur out there in new smyrna, n I cant stop missing you!!.sucks.....

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  15. Last Kiss by Pearl Jam would be a good and maybe where are you now by Justin Bieber and maybe obsessed by Miley Cyrus

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  16. What about Eminem's When I'm Gone? Love that song....

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  17. try "walk away" by five finger death punch...or..."what hurts the most" by cascada...

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  18. Happy- Brandi Carlile

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  19. yah arosmith should be #1

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  20. i love "i dont wanna miss a thing" by aerosmith. its so sweet <3

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    1. its me and boyfriends song <3

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  21. Your Star by Evanescence
    Days Go By- Dirty Vegas

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  22. me and my boyfriend are spending the summer apart because we live in different states and i feel like "i miss you" by incubus fits it sooo perfect. love the list

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  23. haha, HEY who gave you my list of favorite songs

    i like these songs

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  24. I think this is a very good idea introducing those twenty songs about missing someone but I think it's hard for certain people listening that because there are sensible people.

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  25. Matt Nathanson - Come On Get Higher

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    1. My ex boyfriend told me to listen to this one because we both love and miss each other. Its perfect

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  26. love those songs too.
    i would also suggest far away by nickleback, here without you by 3doors down and the distance by evan and jaron^^,

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    1. My best friend moved away to Spain last year and this is now our song <3

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    2. Here without you that is :L

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  27. Add these to your list:

    Miss you love - Silverchair
    Counting down the days - Natalie Imbruglia
    Wait for me - Theory of a Deadman

    T_T

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  28. If It Means A Lot To You- A Day To Remember

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  29. I've never truly known what it's like to miss someone, now I miss them more and more every day that passes...

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  30. Great choise of songs, I love them all!!!

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  31. In Memorium : Dan Fogelberg...a brother of... time; master musician and wordsmith . You are so missed................Yes, I am OLD , but the music still sounds so sweet and clear, and clean ....I recommend : Neil Diamond's
    "EverMore", my all time "ache" for "someone missing " .

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  32. i think run by george staight should be on the list

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  33. not what i was looking for.

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  34. Bryan Adams - I will be right here waiting for you!!!

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  35. Okay. I just Googled, "Songs about Missing Someone" and this popped up. I think I know you :)

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  36. isn't "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx?

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  37. i miss u so much BCM

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  38. Putting together a mix-CD for my girlfriend who I'll be away from for a few months...thanks for a couple of tips.

    Add this: Ohne Dich by Rammstein. Not their usual style!

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  39. Yes, "Right Here Waiting For You" is by Richard Marx. Bryan Adams' famous love song is "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)."

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  40. i know right now best i ever had by drake hit the spot for me being my wife just left me after 12 years and i will always love her

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  41. I agree with someone above, Vanilla Twilight by Owl City is such a beautiful song about missing someone. Just listen to the lyrics, they're amazing. Great selection though :)

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  42. You can't have such a list of tunes without including "Sure Got Cold After the Rain Fell" by ZZ TOP. Man....dude was HURTING when he wrote that song.......

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  43. There are always songs about missing people, it is true - it's hard to pick a top 20, undoubtedly.

    I quite like your list - in fact, I love most of the songs. I just wish Broken were up higher, and I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing were number one - but that might be because I have such a love affair with that song and it's in my favorite movie. ;-) It's one of my favorite songs ever, easily.

    Although I agree with the person who mentioned Pearl Jam - Last Kiss. Amazing song. :)
    I also agree with the person who suggested Far Away by Nickelback and Here Without You by 3 Doors Down. They're also way up on my favorite songs list, and they're absolutely beautiful.

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  44. cute,but real sad. cause,I'm living every song..

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  45. The Call By Regina Spektor is very sad. try that

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  46. sing to me - before their eyes
    you were worth every mile - fireflies in june
    so obvious - runner runner

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  47. Since you been gone by rainbow and trying to live my life without you by bob segar! Cheers y'all.

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  48. Nothingman by Pearl Jam blows away anything on this list.

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  49. I Can Dream About You by Dan Hartman is also a good one.

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  50. Vanilla Twilight by Owl City and Four Days Straight by Scattered Trees

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  51. all great songs... what about...
    DON'T YOU REMEMBER- ADELE
    SOMEONE LIKE YOU- ADELE
    IF THIS WAS A MOVIE- TAYLOR SWIFT
    LIGHT A WAY- HE IS WE
    BREATHE- TAYLOR SWIFT
    ONLY HOPE- SECONDHAND SERENADE
    VANILLA TWILIGHT- OWL CITY
    SOMEDAY WHEN I STOP LOVING YOU- CARRIE UNDERWOOD (amazing song)
    BACK TO DECEMBER- TAYLOR SWIFT
    LAST KISS- TAYLOR SWIFT
    SWEATER SONG- HEDLEY
    TIM MCGRAW- TAYLOR SWIFT
    THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY- KATY PERRY
    also it's not really about missing anyone but 'I WON'T GIVE UP'by JASON MRAZ is like the sweetest song ever <3 , kay start googling these now :P

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    1. You have the same taste in music as I do XD <3

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  52. you could be happy - snow patrol <3
    'nough said..

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  53. GOD AREOSMITH SUCKS

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  54. lifehouse- from where you are
    'i miss the years that were erased, i miss the way the sunshine would light up your face, i miss all the little things, i never thought that they'd mean everything to me'

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  55. Here with me Dido:-)

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  56. Whoever said nothing man by pearl jam is awesome. That song makes me cry.

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  57. Little knownn song, but Good Morning, Captain by a band called Slint really sums up the agony of missing someone best to me.

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  58. from MikeyJoe-

    An oldie from the 80s that I always think of when missing someone:

    "Since You're Gone" by The Cars

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  59. Forever and Always - Bullet for my Valentine

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  60. Here With Me - The Killers

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  61. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls is a heartbreaker

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