100 Best Love Songs About Missing Your Lover

Updated on March 12, 2019
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When you miss the one you love, you feel trapped in a pit of loneliness. When you feel this way, your mind starts wandering towards nostalgic thoughts about the one you love. Indeed, it is frustrating when you miss your lover. You feel the urge to be with the person you miss, no matter what. While there are different ways to deal with such moments, the best way to overcome your romantic longing is with a playlist of songs that remind you that you are not alone in this experience. While many songs explore nostalgia, it's thoughtful love songs that will help you the most when you're experiencing this loneliness.

Top 10 Love Songs About Missing Someone

  1. “Shallow”—Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
  2. “Dancing With A Stranger”—Sam Smith and Normani
  3. “Say You Won’t Let Go”—James Arthur
  4. “Thank You, Next”—Ariana Grande
  5. “Be Alright”—Dean Lewis
  6. “Let You Love Me”—Rita Ora
  7. “Love Lies”—Khalid and Normani
  8. “Make You Feel My Love”—Adele
  9. “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart”—Mark Ronson featuring Miley Cyrus
  10. “Love Someone”—Lukas Grahm

What Love Songs Should I Listen to When I Miss My Lover?

Songs with lyrics that evoke memories of personal experiences can help calm your anxiety by reminding you of better times. When you feel lonely, you're better able to understand the song's lyrics, causing you to have a deeper connection to the music.

11. “Speechless”—Dan + Shay

12. “Love”—Lana Del Ray

13. “In Case You Didn’t Know”—Brett Young

14. “Say My Name”—David Guetta, Bebe Rexha and J Balvin

15. “Us”—James Bay

16. “You are the Reason”—Calum Scott

17. “All of Me”—John Legend

18. “Low Key”—Ally Brooke featuring Tyga

19. “I Know What You Did Last Summer”—Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

20. “Hope”—The Chainsmokers featuring Winona Oak

Songs That Help With Feelings of Loneliness

Songs that remind you of the positive experiences you've had with your lover can cause you to feel happier. Songs about the simple joys of life bring about positive memories of your loved one, causing you to feel less lonely. You may get all teary-eyed at first, but at the end of it, you will rejoice, feeling euphoric. Songs that take listeners on a reflective journey through memories of love and relationships bring about intense emotions. Love songs can help us to manage our insecurities and to maintain a healthy mind when we are missing the ones we love.

21. “Perfect”—Ed Sheeran

22. “I’m With You”—Vance Joy

23. “Die A Happy Man”—Thomas Rhett

24. “Beyond”—Leon Bridges

25. “Only Love”—Ben Howard

26. “Trip”—Ella Mai

27. “Everything”—Michael Buble

28. “R.E.M.”—Ariana Grande

29. “Love Song”—Sara Bareilles

30. “If You Ever Want To Be in Love”—James Bay

31. “First Day of My Life”—Bright Eyes

32. “Big Jet Stone”—Angus and Julia Stone

33. “Lost In The Fire”—Gesaffelstein and the Weeknd

34. “Thinking Out Loud”—Ed Sheeran

35. “A Thousand Years”- Christina Perri

36. “Girls Like You”- Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B

37. “How Long Will I Love You”- Ellie Goulding

38. “The Power of Love”- Jennifer Rush

39. “We Found Love”- Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

40. “Love Story”- Taylor Swift

41. “Seeing Blind”—Niall Horan featuring Maren Morris

42. “Call Out My Name”—The Weeknd

43. “Just The Way You Are”—Bruno Mars

44. “You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me”—John Mayer

45. “I Just Called To Say I Love You”—Stevie Wonder

46. “Never Be The Same”—Camila Cabello

47. “Mariner’s Apartment Complex”—Lana Del Ray

48. “Satellite”—Guster

49. “At Last”—Etta James

50. “I Want Know What Love Is”—Foreigner

51. “Better Together”—Jack Johnson

52. “I Like Me Better”—Lauv

53. “Our Song”—Taylor Swift

54. “You Are The Best Thing”—Ray LaMontagne

55. “I Won’t Give Up”—Jason Mraz

56. “From The Ground Up”—Dan + Shay

57. “Marry Me”—Train

58. “Over and Over Again”—Nathan Sykes

59. “I’ll Never Love Again”—Lady Gaga

60. “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”—Bryan Adams

Understanding the Cause of Our Loneliness Through Love Songs

When you listen to thoughtful love songs, you are able to understand why you are experiencing such a powerful longing for the one you love. You realize how incomplete your life feels when that special person is not around. Love songs that make you think positively about your relationship can clear cobwebs from your mind. These songs can help you feel less doubtful in your relationship. While it's difficult to be away from that special person, every moment you are away teaches you how to be stronger and wiser.

61. “Back To You”—Selena Gomez

62. “Unchained Melody”—The Righteous Brothers

63. “Vision of Love”—Mariah Carey

64. “Endless Love”—Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

65. “No Place”—Backstreet Boys

66. “With Or Without You”—U2

67. “Crazy Love”—Van Morrison

68. “I Will Always Love You”—Whitney Houston

69. “Dance To This”—Troye Sivan featuring Ariana Grande

70. “Yours”—Russel Dickerson

71. “If You Go”—Passenger

72. “One Call Away”—Charlie Puth

73. “I Can’t Stop Loving You”—Ray Charles

74. “You Make It Easy”—Jason Aldean

75. “Marry You”—Bruno Mars

76. “How Deep Is Your Love”—Bee Gees

77. “Always Remember Us This Way”—Lady Gaga

78. “Close To Me”—Ellie Goulding and Diplo featuring Swae Lee

79. “Without Me”—Halsey

80. “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You”—George Benson

81. “I Knew I Loved You”—Savage Garden

82. “Just You And I”—Tom Walker

83. “Shape of You"—Ed Sheeran

84. “Lovin’ You”—Minnie Riperton

85. “Baby”—Clean Bandit featuring Marina and Luis Fonsi

86. “Amazed”—Lonestar

87. “Movement”—Hozier

88. “Diamond Heart”—Alan Walker featuring Sophia Somajo

89. “Let’s Stay Together”—Al Green

90. “More Than Words”—Extreme

91. “Heaven”—Bryan Adams

92. “Let Me Love You”—Mario

93. “When A Man Loves a Woman”—Percy Sledge

94. “Can’t Help Falling In Love”—Elvis Presley

95. “Roses are Red”—Bobby Vinton

96. “Woman in Love”—Barbara Streisand

97. “Promises”—Calvin Harris and Sam Smith

98. “I’m Yours”—Jason Mraz

99. “Nervous”—Shawn Mendes

100. “Beautiful”—Bazzi featuring Camila Cabello

Other Love Songs That Say "I Miss You"

  • “I’ll Be Around”—Garrett Kato
  • “Hold My Name”—Ocie Elliott
  • “Imagine If"—Gnash featuring Ruth B
  • “Who Hurt You”—Daniel Caesar
  • “Help Us To Love”—Tori Kelly featuring The HamilTones
  • “All My Love”—George Ezra
  • “Better”—Khalid
  • “I Will Be Happy and Hopefully You will Be Too”—Stu Larsen
  • “Dirty Water”—Yoshi Flower
  • “Not Giving In”—Tom Walker
  • “I Do”—Morgan Evans
  • “Diamonds Or Twine”—Ryan Hurd
  • “You Make Loving Fun”—Fleetwood Mac
  • “True Love”—Xavier Rudd
  • “Amazing Eyes”—Good Old War
  • “When I Need You”—Leo Sayer
  • “Right Here Waiting”—Richard Marx
  • “To Sir With Love”—Lulu
  • “My Love”—Westlife
  • “Ease My Mind”—Ben Platt
  • “I’ll Bet There For You”—Bon Jovi
  • “Is This Love”—Whitesnake
  • “I’ll Make Love To You”—Boyz 2 Men
  • “Call It What You Want”—Findlay Brown
  • “Better”—SYML
  • “Your Body Is a Wonderland”—John Mayer
  • “Feels Like Morning”—River Matthews
  • “Keep Me Crazy”—Sheppard
  • “Loyal”—Jasmine Thompson
  • “Hello”—Adele
  • “Chasing Cars”—Snow Patrol
  • “Because I Love You (The Postman Song)”—Stevie B
  • “Hold Me”—The Sweeplings
  • “More Than I Can Say”—Leo Sayer
  • “Wilderness”—Jon Bryant
  • “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing”—Aerosmith
  • “Bloom”—The Paper Kites
  • “I Love You Always Forever”—Donna Lewis
  • “Up Where We Belong”—Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
  • “Stay”—Post Malone
  • “Hello”—Lionel Richie
  • “Nights In White Satin”—The Moody Blues
  • “Bed of Roses”—Bon Jovi
  • “You and I”—Ingrid Michaelson
  • “Crazy In Love”—Beyonce featuring Jay Z
  • “Love Takes Time”—Mariah Carey
  • “Your Song”—Elton John
  • “I’ll Be”—Edwin McCain
  • “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”—Queen
  • “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”—Whitney Houston
  • “The End of Love”—Florence and the Machine

  • “Summer Games”—Drake
  • “Dreamlover”—Mariah Carey
  • “Moon River”—Frank Ocean
  • “Is It Really Me You Are Missing”—Nina Nesbitt
  • “Stronger”—Ziggy Alberts
  • “I’d Love You To Want Me”—Lobo
  • “You’re Beautiful”—James Blunt
  • “You and Me”—Lifehouse
  • “Come Away With Me”—Norah Jones
  • “Breathless”—Shayne Ward
  • “Love Will Keep Us Together”—Captain and Tennille
  • “Butterfly”—Kehlani
  • “You’re The Inspiration”—Chicago
  • “Always”—Gavin James
  • “I’m All Out of Love”—Air Supply
  • “Yellow”—Coldplay
  • “Little Things”—One Direction
  • “It Must have Been Love”—Roxette
  • “Hero”—Enrique Iglesias
  • “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)”—Backstreet Boys
  • “Be”—Gnash
  • “I Really Like You”—Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “Still The One”—Shania Twain
  • “Best of My Love”—The Emotions
  • “And I Love Her”—The Beatles
  • “Honey Come Home”—The Head and the Heart
  • “No One”—Alicia Keys
  • “You Sang To Me”—Marc Anthony
  • “Wonderful Tonight”—Eric Clapton
  • “Bleeding Love”—Leona Lewis
  • “Solo”—Clean Bandit featuring Demi Lovato
  • “Beautiful Soul”—Jesse McCartney
  • “Bridges (Stripped)”—Aisha Badru
  • “Can I Have This Dance”—Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
  • “That’s The Way Love Goes”—Janet Jackson
  • “Faded Love”—Tinashe
  • “Cherish”—Kool & The Gang
  • “Marry Me”—Thomas Rhett
  • “Remember When”—Alan Jackson
  • “I’m With You”—Avril Lavigne
  • “My Heart Will Go On”—Celine Dion
  • “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”—The Righteous Brothers
  • “This Guy’s In Love With You”—Herb Albert
  • “Say It First”—Sam Smith
  • “This I Promise You”—NSYNC
  • “Only One”—Yellowcard
  • “The Scientist”—Coldplay
  • “Never Let you Go”—Justin Bieber
  • “Just a Kiss”—Lady Antebellum

  • “Please Forgive Me”—Bryan Adams
  • “Because You Loved Me”—Celine Dion
  • “Unconditionally”—Kate Perry
  • “Cuz I Love You”—Lizzo
  • “Treasure”—Bruno Mars
  • “Brown Eyed Lover”—Allen Stone
  • “I Still Love You”—Phora
  • “Lost”—Dermot Kennedy
  • “Baby I Love Your Way”—Peter Frampton
  • “How Long”—Charlie Puth
  • “Smile”—Uncle Kracker
  • “Photograph”—Ed Sheeran
  • “Eternal Flame”—The Bangles
  • “Something”—The Beatles
  • “(I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight”—Cutting Crew
  • “Best Part”—Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R.
  • “Night Changes”—One Direction
  • “Earned It”—The Weeknd
  • “Shut Up”—Greyson Chance
  • “Butterflies”—Kacey Musgraves
  • “Let Me”—Zayn
  • “Take My Breath Away”—Berlin
  • “When I See You Smile”—Bad English
  • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”—Frankie Valli
  • “Wasted”—Angus and Julia Stone
  • “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”—Starship
  • “Daylight”—Maroon 5
  • “1950”—King Princess
  • “Iris”—Goo Goo Dolls
  • “Marry Me”—Jason Derulo
  • “Love Is Thicker Than Water”—Andy Gibb
  • “Dazed and Confused”—Ruel
  • “Let Her Go”—Passanger
  • “Faithfully”—Journey
  • “Beating Heart”—Ellie Goulding
  • “Malibu Nights”—LANY
  • “From This Moment”—Shania Twain
  • “Stand By Me”—Ben E. King
  • “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”—Shawn Mendes
  • “Adore You”—Miley Cyrus
  • “Fallin’”—Alicia Keys
  • “Bloom”—Troye Sivan
  • “Love Is Blue”—Paul Mauriat
  • “My Love”—Paul McCartney
  • “Love You Like a Love Song”—Selena Gomez and The Scene
  • “Do You Love Me”—Guster
  • “Still Into You”—Paramore
  • “Closer”—Tegan And Sara
  • “Bad Habit”—Ben Platt
  • “Somewhere Only We Know”—Keane

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