There is a condition when the person you’re in love with just wants to be friends. It usually happens to nice guys. Women love these men, but “just not in that way”. This is one of the cruelest kinds of love. The one that almost kills its victims. It's called unrequited love. Most love stories are about people who fall in love with each other. But what about the rest of us? What about our stories, those of us who fall in love alone? We are the victims of the one-sided affair. We are the cursed of the loved ones. We are the unloved ones, the walking wounded. The handicapped without the advantage of a great parking space! There are the top 20 songs about Unrequited Love.
01. Joan Jett - I Hate Myself for Loving You
I think of you ev'ry night and day / You took my heart, then you took my pride away / I hate myself for loving you / Can't break free from the the things that you do / I wanna walk but I run back to you, that's why / I hate myself for loving you .
02. Berlin - The Metro
I remember the letter wrinkled in my hand / "I'll love you always" filled my eyes / I remember a night we walked along the Seine / riding on the Metro / I remember a feeling coming over me / the soldier turned, then looked away / I remember hating you for loving me / riding on the Metro
03. Chicago Soundtrack - Mr. Cellophane
Cellophane / Mister Cellophane / Shoulda been my name / Mister Cellophane / 'Cause you can look right through me / Walk right by me / And never know I'm there...
04. Air Supply - All Out of Love
And what would you say if I called on you now/ and said that I can't hold on / There's no easy way, it gets harder each day / Please love me or I'll be gone / I'll be gone
05. The Association - Cherish
You don't know how many times I've wished that I had told you / You don't know how many times I've wished that I could hold you / You don't know how many times I've wished that I could mold you / Into someone who could cherish me as much as I cherish you
6. Frankie Valli - My Eyes Adored You
My eyes adored you / Though I never laid a hand on you / My eyes adored you / Like a million miles away from me you couldn't see / How I adored you / So close, so close and yet so far away
7. Crosby Stills & Nash – The Southern Cross
So we cheated and we lied / And we tested / And we never failed to fail / It was the easiest thing to do / You will survive being bested / Somebody fine will come along / Make me forget about loving you / At the Southern Cross.
8. The Mamas and The Papas - Glad to be Unhappy
Unrequited loves a bore, yeah / And I’ve got it pretty bad / But for someone you adore / It’s a pleasure to be sad
9. Linda Rondstandt - Long, Long Time
Living in the memory of a love that never was / Cause I've done everything I know to try and change your mind / and I think I'm gonna miss you for a long long time / Cause I've done everything I know to try and make you mine / And I think I'm gonna love you for a long long time.
10. Nazareth – Love Hurts
Love hurts, love scars / Love wounds, and marks / Any heart, not tough / Or strong, enough / To take a lot of pain / Take a lot of pain / Love is like a cloud / Holds a lot of rain / Love hurts, ooh ooh love hurts
11. The J. Geils Bands – Love Stinks
You love her but she loves him / And he loves somebody else / You just can't win And so it goes / Till the day you die / This thing they call love / It's gonna make you cry / I've had the blues / The reds and the pinks / One thing for sure / Love stinks
12. The Carpenters – All you Get from Love is a Love Song
Oh it's a dirty old shame / when all you get from love is a love song / That's got you layin' up nights just waitin' for the music to start / It's such a dirty old shame when you got to take the blame for a love song / Because the best love songs are written with a broken heart
13. Lionel Richie – Hello
I’ve been alone with you inside my mind / And in my dreams Iv’e kissed your lipsA thousand times / I sometimes see you / pass outside my door / Hello! / Is it me you’re looking for?
14. Ani DiFranco – Untouchable Face
So fuck you and your untouchable face / and fuck you for existing in the first placeAnd who am I that I should be vying for your touch? / And who am I?, I bet you can't even tell me that much
15. Eric Clapton – Layla
Let's make the best of the situation / Before I finally go insane / Please don't say we'll never find a way / And tell me all my love's in vain.
16. Radiohead – Creep
When you were here before / Couldn't look you in the eye / You're just like an angel / Your skin makes me cry / You float like a feather / In a beautiful world / I wish I was special / You're so fuckin' special
17. Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
You know, I wish that I had Jessie's girl / I wish that I had Jessie's girl / Where can I find a woman like that / I play along with the charade / there doesn't seem to be a reason to change / You know, I feel so dirty when they start talking cute / I wanna tell her that I love her / But the point is probably moot
18. Donovan – Catch the Wind
For me to love you now / Would be the sweetest thing, it would make me sing / Ah, but I may as well, try and catch the wind.
19. Meat Loaf – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad
And all I can do is keep on telling you / I want you / I need you / But -- there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you / Now don’t be sad / cause two out of three ain’t bad
20. Smokie – Living Next Door to Alice
Don't know why she's leaving, or where she's gonna go / I guess she's got her reasons but I just don't want to know / 'cos for twenty-four years I've been living next door to Alice / Twenty-four years just waiting for the chance / To tell her how I feel and maybe get a second glance / Now I've got to get used to not living next door to Alice