FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.
When Missing Loved Ones Becomes A Lifestyle
I grew up missing people. My father was a company man — a corporate nomad — so when it came time to move again, we packed up and went where the career opportunities led him.
The only place he ever declined to move was Utah. That's because no one in their right mind agrees to move to Utah. (Hey, no offense.)
Growing up, I missed friends, neighbors, and classmates across six states. Relationships were temporary. Living hundreds of miles from relatives, we visited them once or twice a year. For seven years, my dad worked second shift so he could climb that corporate ladder; often I missed him, too.
When I attended college, naturally it was out-of-state. Then, I landed a corporate job much like his and continued the nomadic lifestyle of corporate relocations and missing people.
Once I became a parent, however, I sought to ensure that my own daughter didn't grow up missing people she loved. I wanted to give her the gift of being "from" somewhere. I wanted to give her the gift of not continually feeling loss or separation from all that was familiar.
We now live a stone's throw from my parents and other family. Corporate nomads eventually find their oasis, and it's rarely at the top of the organizational ladder.
1. "Missing" by Everything but the Girl
The 1995 dance mix version of this song was a worldwide hit, reminiscing about a friend who moved away. Although his friend is long gone, the narrator in the song still goes by her house years later: "I miss you, like the deserts miss the rain."
2. "I Miss You" by Incubus
Have you ever been so absorbed by someone that when they're gone, even for a few days, thoughts of missing them utterly consume you? This song from 2000 reflects that sentiment of wanting to be with them again.
3. "Wish You Were Here" by Avril Lavigne
Count yourself lucky if you have someone who really "gets you" deep down. They're here, they're everywhere, but when they're apart from you, your life feels like misery. This 2011 song is a dedication to that close bond.
4. "Please Come To Boston" by Dave Loggins
This 1974 country classic is an anthem for anyone who moves away from their roots and leaves a sweetheart behind. It's about a man who travels from Boston to Denver to LA, trying to make his mark on the world.
Along his journey, he invites his beloved to join him, but she says, "No, boy, won't you come home to me?" In reality, singer/songwriter Dave Loggins admits that there was no one actually waiting for him back in Tennessee.
5. "So Far Away" by Carole King
This reflective, mournful 1971 song sure stands the test of time. People churn through our lives and move forward in their own journeys, but that doesn't mean we don't miss them terribly.
6. "Far Away" by Nickelback
If you've ever been in a relationship in which both partners struggle to get their timing right, you'll appreciate this 2006 song. One partner may be ready for a big commitment while the other is not yet prepared to go "all in." Failing to synchronize both hearts might mean living forever with regrets or what-ifs. Does this resonate for you?
7. "I Miss You" by Klymaxx
If you've ever broken up with someone and had a hard time forgetting him or her, this is the song for you. The 1985 song is about a broken relationship that isn't over yet for one partner.
8. "Get Here" by Oleta Adams
No matter the distance that may separate you and the one you love, there are many modes of transportation that can unite you. This 1991 song cleverly describes some of them, from the mundane to the unusual, because "I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can."
9. "Baby Come Back" by Player
Sometimes you don't realize you've made a mistake until a person has left your side. This 1977 song emphasizes hindsight in a broken love relationship, highlighting the man's desire to make things right:
Baby come back, any kind of fool could see
There was something in everything about you
Baby come back, you can blame it all on me
I was wrong and I just can't live without you ... .
10. "Miss You Like Crazy" by Natalie Cole
In this 1989 song, the couple may have taken a break but the woman's feelings for her partner have remained strong. She has missed him so badly that it makes you think she is a little crazy herself.
11. "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T’s
This is a sweet love song from 2005 about a girl who is away at school in New York City, separated 1,000 miles from her boyfriend. The young man offers her long-distance love as well as encouragement to keep hanging in there for two more years until they can be together again.
12. "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton
There's nothing so heart wrenching as the death of a child. This 1992 song was written two years after Clapton's four-year old son, Conor, fell from a window of a 53rd-floor New York apartment building. In the years since, Clapton dealt with his grief by writing this Grammy-nominated song and by making public service announcements for childproofing windows and staircases.
13. "Who Knew" by Pink
In this 2006 song Pink is in disbelief that her relationship is over:
If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong
I know better 'cause you said forever, and ever
For many people the effects of a broken relationship linger.
14. "Missing You" by John Waite
Although the mind may tell you that you don't miss that special person, the heart knows differently. So says this 1984 song in which a man still wonders why his lover left, as he desperately struggles with his memories of her.
15. "Always Something There to Remind Me" by Naked Eyes
The man in this 1983 song has broken up with his beloved. He misses her and is having a hard time moving on because everywhere he goes there are reminders of her sweet tenderness.
16. "I’m Already There" by Lonestar
Families that are separated by business travel or military obligations can identify with the message in this 2001 song. While traveling on business, the narrator calls home when his child asks, "Daddy when you comin' home?" The manner in which the father responds is sheer poetry.
17. "I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith
This 1997 power ballad describes the intensity felt by one person towards another, as he wants to capture every moment he can listening to her breathe, watching her smile while she is sleeping, and wondering what she is dreaming.
18. "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" by Steve Wariner
When you lose a loved one—whether a grandparent, spouse or friend—grief can linger. However, there is comfort in knowing that your loved one watches over you from above. This 1998 song acknowledges their loving watchfulness.
19. "Missing You" by Steve Perry
In this 1994 song, the narrator misses his former lover and blames himself for the relationship breakup:
You gave much more than I did
I gave what I had to give
If I could you know I would
I'd make it up to you instead I'm
20. "Home" by Michael Bublé
The narrator in this 2005 song is apart from his lover while he travels. Missing her terribly and wanting to return home, he says he
May be surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone.
I just wanna go home.
Oh, I miss you, you know ... .
21. "A Long December" by Counting Crows
When you lose someone you love, the anniversary of their death can be an especially challenging time. In this 1996 song—written about a band member's friend who was run over by a car—the winter months bring back images and smells that remind him of his grief.
22. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones
If this legendary 1980 song doesn't leave a lump in your throat, you've got no heart. It revived the career of George Jones ("The Possum") and is about a heartbroken man who swore to forever love the sweetheart who left him. Throughout his life he missed her, and finally, on the day of his funeral, he stopped loving her.
23. "What Hurts The Most" by Rascal Flatts
In this 2006 hit, the narrator lives with big regrets as he misses the love of his life. He ruminates about what he didn't say, what might have been, and watching his girl walk away. Now he stands alone in an empty house with just his memories.
24. "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" by The Script
In this 2008 song, a broken-hearted man decides to return to the place where he and his girlfriend met. He's still in love with her and misses her so much he refuses to move on.
'Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I can be
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet
And you'd see me waiting for you on the corner of the street.
25. "I Miss My Friend" by Darryl Worrley
When you break up with someone there are lots of things about them you can miss, but their friendship may be most important. This 2002 song reminds us that lovers are companions and their absence can leave a big hole in your life.
26. "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans
When rapper The Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in March 1997, this song was offered up several months later in his memory. To the tune of The Police's 1983 hit, "Every Breath You Take," it won a Grammy and is one of the best-selling singles of all time:
Every step I take
Every move I make
Every single day
Every time I pray
I'll be missing you.
27. "Always" by Bon Jovi
The narrator in this 1995 song admits that "I've made mistakes, I'm just a man," and he's really desperate to have his lover return to his side. He promises eternal love if she'll just come back.
28. "Faithfully" by Journey
In this 1983 hit, rock band Journey describes the challenge of maintaining a happy marriage with the stresses of frequent travel and being in the entertainment industry:
And bein' 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.
29. "When You're Gone" by Avril Lavigne
Don't you hate it when you say you need a little space and then your significant other gives you so much distance you're like, "No, wait. What? Come back here!" That's what the narrator in this 2007 song experiences. She disses him then she misses him.
30. "How Do I Live" by LeAnn Rimes
In this 1997 song, the narrator is contemplating how much she would miss her sweetheart if he ever left. If he went away, she claims, he "would take away everything good in my life." She wouldn't be able to breathe, survive, there'd be no sun in the sky, and no world left for her. That sounds pretty desperate, don't you think?
31. "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
It's 1:15 a.m. and the narrator in this 2010 song is three sheets to the wind thanks to God only knows how many shots of whiskey. She misses her ex-lover and debates the drunk dial. Girlfriend, sleep this one off! If you still miss him in the morning, you can always call him then.
32. "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" by Patty Loveless
The narrator in this 1994 song endures three traumatic losses at different points in her life—moving away from a childhood best friend, separating from her husband, and suffering the death of her mother. In each of these instances her mother provides comfort with a refrain that reminds her that loss is inevitable:
And she said, "How can I help you
To say goodbye? It's okay to hurt and it's okay to cry.
Come let me hold you and I will try
How can I help you to say goodbye?"
33. "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan
The narrator in this 1995 song is suffering restless sleep as she turns over the memories in her head of a lover she misses and just couldn't commit fully to.
34. "You'll Think of Me" by Keith Urban
"Take your stuff and get on out of here" is the not-so-subtle message that the narrator in this 2002 song tells his cheating honey. But as if to tell her not to let the door him her in the rear on her way out, he also warns her that at some point she'll regret it as she thinks of him.
35. "Missing You" by Diana Ross
This 1984 song was a tribute to Motown legend Marvin Gaye and has since been used to recognize the passing of other famous people. It is both mournful and celebratory of the lost person's positive spirit. (Sigh.)
Even More I Miss You Songs
36. Nothing Compares 2 U
37. It Must've Been Love
38. Right Now (Na Na Na)
39. I Miss You
41. Gone Too Soon
42. Ain't No Sunshine
43. I Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
The White Stripes
44. Have You Seen Her?
45. Come Home
46. Where've You Been?
47. Bye Bye
48. Forever Autumn
49. Missing You
Black Eyed Peas
50. The Dance
Guns 'N Roses
52. Someone Like You
53. When I Was Your Man
54. Only Days That End In "Y"
55. Are You Alright?
56. I Still Miss Someone
57. She Ain't You
59. Not A Day Goes By
60. Don't Think I Don't Think About It
61. Wake Me Up When September Ends
62. Here Without You
3 Doors Down
63. When the Sun Don't Shine
64. Better Together
65. Baby, I've Been Missing You
66. What Might've Been
67. Miss You
68. Missing My Baby
69. Missin' You
70. My Arms Keep Missing You
71. Miss You In A Heartbeat
72. I Drive Your Truck
73. I See You
74. More Than A Memory
75. Who You'd Be Today
76. A Picture of Me (Without You)
77. Except for Mondays
78. Long Enough (Forever)
79. Carrying Your Love With Me
80. Every Light In the House Is On
81. Paint Me A Birmingham
82. These Days
83. I'm Not Going To Miss You
84. I Can't See To Forget You
Heaven and Earth
85. I Just Really Miss You
86. Nobody Knows
87. Never Be Like You
88. I'll Never Forget You
MNEK and Zara Larsson
89. From Where You Are
90. One More Day
91. Back To December
92. Hello Darlin'
93. What I Wouldn't Give
94. Good Grief
95. It Don't Matter Now (Missing You)
96. I Can Dream About You
97. In Sleep
98. Rivers and Roads
The Head and the Heart
99. Miss You Much
100. Miss You
101. You Make It Real For Me
103. When I Need You
105. Come Back Be Here
106. I Still Miss You
107. The Truth
108. Just When I Needed You Most
109. Picture Perfect
Escape the Fate
110. She Misses Him
111. Wish You Were Here
112. I Miss Her
113. Crying for Me (Wayman's Song)
114. Let Her Go
115. Better Man
Little Big Town
116. Thinking 'Bout You
117. Thinking About You
118. I Miss You
Clean Bandit (featuring Julia Michaels)
119. Right Here Waiting For You
120. Cold One Comin' On
121. Dance with My Father Again
122. The Bed's Too Big Without You
Seether (featuring Amy Lee)
125. In Loving Memory
126. A Picture of Me Without You
127. Wish You Were Here
128. Fly Before You Fall
129. I Need My Girl
130. I Miss You
131. If You're Gone
132. Officially Missing You
133. I Miss You
5 Seconds of Summer
134. Miss Missing You
Fall Out Boy
135. Miss You
136. Miss You More
137. I Never Told You
138. Baby Blue
139. Stand Up and Run
140. I Can't Love You Back
141. I've Been Thinking About You
142. Faded Love
143. One More Day
Andrew Case and Laura J. Miller
144. Downtown's Dead
145. Missing You
All Time Low
146. Hard Habit to Break
147. Ghost of You
5 Seconds of Summer
148. Crying in the Rain
The Everly Brothers
149. Used to You
150. Back Here
151. I Miss You a Little
John Michael Montgomery
152. I Thought About You
153. You Will Be Missed
156. Hold On
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Questions & Answers
Question: Why is "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth on this playlist?
Answer: The song is about a narrator who misses his friend and the old times they shared. He wishes he could have him back. The narrator looks forward to one day being reunited with his friend. This song was a tribute to actor Paul Walker who died in a single-car accident in 2013 and was included on the soundtrack of the film "Furious 7."
© 2015 FlourishAnyway
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 20, 2020:
MG - Thanks for your kind comment. I hope you are reunited with whomever you miss.
MG Singh emge from Singapore on June 20, 2020:
What a beautiful collection, so emotional. I am going to listen to these songs, great songs.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 20, 2020:
Dawn, I'm so sorry about your loss. When you lose someone who has been so close to you for that long, it's understandable that you'd be grieving tremendously. Reach out and talk to someone about it. Don't suffer in silence, please. People care about you.
Dawn Davis on June 19, 2020:
I’m just looking through these songs because my husband of 30 years passed away 10 months ago, and I’m just not ok
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 11, 2020:
Peggy - I appreciate your kind comment. Have a lovely week ahead.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 10, 2020:
"Tears in Heaven" and others are so poignant. The songs that touched my heart after losing loved ones may not even have been ones like this, but ones that we used to sing together or had other meanings. Time does heal the initial pain of losing loved ones, hard as that is to believe when we first lose loved ones.
As to your daughter, having a home base and long-lasting friendships, she is fortunate. Some families have no choice in the matter. I am thinking of military families, those who serve as diplomats, etc.
Thanks for sharing a part of your life with us.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 21, 2020:
TheRealFarshad - Thank you for sharing your memories of her. I'm so sorry her passing has caused you so much pain. I understand how you feel to lose someone dear to you.
TheRealFarshad on April 21, 2020:
I never forgot, nor stopped loving my first girlfriend. We were together for six brilliant years. She couldn't survive a heart attack 7 years ago when she was all alone at home.
Have you ever experienced a cut caused by a paper on your fingers? It doesn't look much, but it burns deep down inside and burns bad. Missing someone you know you can never see her, hold her, hug her, someone you can never look in her eyes and tell her how you love her is excruciating.
I wish I had never left her. I miss her.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 13, 2020:
Airalynn - I'm sorry you cannot see your brother. I hope you can connect with him through social media, text, and phone. I've added your song suggestion. Stay healthy.
Airalynn on April 12, 2020:
I have a brother in Florida who I can't see because of the lockdown and I just miss him so much I listen to the song Hold On by Chord Overstreet it's my favorite son to listen to when I am thinking of my brother Zack.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 15, 2020:
Lovebug - Safety first given this national emergency. Send him a song to let him know how you're feeling.
Lovebug on March 15, 2020:
I miss my bf so much we can't see each other because of distance he was going to come up but his flight was canceled due to the crony virus and his phone is broke
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 10, 2019:
Liteina - I hope you're reunited soon.
Liteina on November 09, 2019:
I miss my boyfriend so much wish he was here with me
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 21, 2019:
oldskooll - How sad that you and she parted like this suddenly with no way to reconnect. It makes me wonder whether your young friend at the time had parents who worked in government service (diplomatic corp, CIA, for example). Put an old photo and story about her out on Facebook and/or Twitter and see if you get results.
oldskooll on October 21, 2019:
I met my soulmate while living in Europe as a teenager. We'd spend ours days dreaming about a future together. But, her family abruptly left the country and disappeared. The day I watched her board the plane crying is among the worst days of my life.
We knew we'd probably never see each other again and promised to always remember, and find each other in the next life.
In the years since, I've searched, but never found any trace of her.
And, while my life went on, I've never forgotten her.
The song that always makes me stop and think about her and what could have been is "Who Wants to Live Forever" by Queen. Like in the song, we just weren't fated to be together. But, we had our one sweet moment - our forever.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 15, 2018:
Eugene - Thanks for commenting. I have added your this song suggestion to not only this playlist but also "Getting Over You Playlist: Songs About Struggling to Forget an Ex." Have a great day!
Eugene on November 14, 2018:
I'll do my cryin' in the rain - The Everly Brothers, isn't on your list
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 08, 2018:
M - So sorry to hear about how much you miss your Toby. I hope you can connect with him during the school year via Instagram, MarcoPolo, Snapchat, or whatever social media platform works for you both. Don't forget that snail mail is special too. There's nothing like a handwritten card, small gift, or photo from someone you care about.
And speaking of playlists, why not send him a playlist of songs that mean something special to you? I have about 135 playlists on my profile page, from "Songs About Smiling and Smiles" to "Songs About Crushes and Crushing on Someone" to "Happy and Uplifting Songs to Put You in a Good Mood."
Don't forget to live your life when you're away from Toby. Concentrate on trying to be happy and doing normal teenage activities, even if he is on your mind a lot. Wishing you all the best!
M （；＿；） on November 08, 2018:
There's this one boy from summer camp. His name is Toby. He was the best, funniest, most energetic person I've ever met. But I won't see him til nxt summer, and I'm dying of sadness. These, I think, wil help (somewhat).
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 11, 2018:
Surferfirl - Thanks for stopping by and commenting on Tamara's question. Have a great day!
Surfergirl on October 10, 2018:
Seasons In the Sun by Terry Jacks is the song you're thinking of ...
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 24, 2018:
Ewelina Tomasiak - Whomever you miss, wherever they are, that is a lovely sentiment. Very poetic. Be strong by taking good care of yourself physically and psychologically, as that's what your loved one would want for you. One day you and our loved one will reunite.
All the best to you, FlourishAnyway
Ewelina Tomasiak on September 24, 2018:
M.iss you!! Do you know that place beetwen dreaming and awake ? The place where you can still remember the dream ? That's where i'll always love you. Thats where i'll be waiting...
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 22, 2018:
Tamara, Thinking of you.
BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on August 22, 2018:
Thank you. I have lost several ones, but will see them, again, in Heaven. It still hurts to miss our loved ones. Most importantly, I have many, even more deeply loved ones, still blessing my life!
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 21, 2018:
Tamara - Thanks so much for stopping and leaving such a heartfelt comment. I hope you are doing well and not missing anyone too much.
BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on August 21, 2018:
“Seasons in The Sun”!
BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on August 21, 2018:
When a song comes on, even in the grocery store, and it’s about missing those whom I love, I cannot help, but to get teary-eyed.
A few songs that tear me up are:
“He’s My Best Friend” (Theme Song from Courtship of Eddie’s Father);
“Wind Beneath My Wings”
“Loves Me Like A Rock” (Simon Garfunkel)
And I’m trying to remember the name of that one song that I used to not be able to bear listening to without breaking down, and sobbing...
..something about “it’s hard to die when Spring is in the air...” I’ll be back after I go check the name of this song...
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 29, 2018:
Shyron - Thank you for the addition. I hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful week!
Shyron E Shenko from Texas on July 28, 2018:
Flourish, I have two albums with this song on them. I love Ray Price who made the song Faded Love famous and it is also on my Willie Nelson album.
As I look at the letters that you wrote to me
it's you that I am thinking of
As I read the lines that to me were so sweet
I remember our faded love
I miss you darling more and more every day
as heaven would miss the stars above
With every heartbeat I still think of you
and remember our faded love
I think of the past and all the pleasures we've had
as I watch the mating of the dove
It was in the springtime that you said goodbye
I remember our faded love
I miss you darling...
Songwriters: BOB WILLS,JAMES ROBERT BOB WILLS,JOHNNIE LEE WILLS
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 22, 2018:
Jose - I appreciate your compliment and song suggestion. I've added the song as #141. Have a great weekend!
Jose on July 22, 2018:
Great playlist and also with a story behind... I think this one should make it to the list too, it reminds me when I was 10 and we sang it with my friends back in 1990:
Londonbeat - I've been thinking about you
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 16, 2018:
Faith - That sure is a beautiful, sad song. It's actually already on the list at #107. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Have a wonderful day!
Faith on April 16, 2018:
I love The Truth By Jason Aldean. That reminds me of when I go away for a while and everyone is worried about me and it's just sad. I just start cryin when i hear that song.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 08, 2018:
Hey, Jeremy - Thanks a bunch for that suggestion. That's why I depend on great readers like you! Have a good week!
Jeremy on April 07, 2018:
You forgot "if your gone" by matchbox twenty
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 24, 2018:
A related playlist for those who are grieving lost love ones:
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 24, 2018:
Bradley - I am so sorry for your very recent loss. This is such a fresh wound, and you are obviously hurting so much. I'm sure your dear brother understood how much you loved him. You're beating yourself up right now, but please know that many of us go long periods without connecting like we want to with siblings, parents, friends, and others we care deeply about. You are not alone. Please know that your message will help remind others of the importance of reaching out. Again, my sympathies to you and your family.
Bradley Owen Johnson on January 24, 2018:
My older brother died in a motorcycle accident the day after his 59th birthday, on Jan 14th 2018. I MISS him,we didn't see much of each other before that day.I all ways felt there is always tomorrow. My heart is crushed. There is no tomorrow, just today. Today I MISS him,and I'm having a hard time. ERIC ( Ricky ), I MISS you big brother....
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 26, 2017:
Aaron R - I'm sorry about your loss. Thank you for sharing about your life with us. I lost someone who was important to me at that age as well, and I still think about him decades later but in a more reflective way. I hope time brings you peace as it did for me.
aaron r on October 26, 2017:
when your gone avril lavigne nearly made me cry when i was 15 coping with an ex that died. but makes me feel better in the end
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 15, 2017:
Lia - Thanks for your comment. They are good songs. "Fix You" is on the following playlist: https://spinditty.com/playlists/Songs-About-Suppor... . I've added "Scientist" to https://spinditty.com/playlists/Songs-About-Saying... . Have a great weekend!
Lia on September 15, 2017:
Coldplay : "Fix you" or Coldplay : "Scientist" are very good and relaxing and just beautiful
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 07, 2017:
Kevin K - Gosh, this stumps me. Have you tried looking up the Australian Top 100 record lists for those years and just going through the songs to see if anything rings a bell? Perhaps another reader may be able to help. Anyone?
Kevin K on August 06, 2017:
This is probably a long shot but hopefully some of you enthusiasts and good samaritan could help me identify a song ( singer and song title ) with lyrics below. It was aired on Australian radios in 1981 or 1982. It is not by the group Missing Persons, nor John Waite's Missing You.
"Hello Missing Persons I've a case for you,
You see there's someone that I've lost,
It's only been a lifetime since yesterday,
She went away..
And I haven't had a dream ? or slept at all
Please don't ask for her descriptions...
( What does she look like ?)
I'm not a ...
( Just her name is not enough ! )
But she's as fragile as a bubble
( And you think you'd call her ??)
And that child is a little girl
You find missing persons and I'll find my missing her,
You see I'm lost when I'm alone,
Please find the girl I'd love to kiss
Or add me to your missing list..
( Hang on, hang on....)
Hello missing persons this is me again,
You see my someone she's still lost,
Another night is coming up
Gotta fix...my numbers up ??
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 29, 2017:
Todd - I added it to this playlist, but it's also already listed in the playlist, Songs About Waiting for Someone You Love: https://spinditty.com/playlists/Songs-About-Waitin...
Todd on July 28, 2017:
No "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx?
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 12, 2017:
Jj - I'm sorry about the personal situation you now face with your boyfriend. I hope the best happens for you both. Many thanks for your song suggestion. I have added it!
Jj on July 12, 2017:
My boyfriend of 3 years just got the news that he's house is in foreclosure and is most likely going to move far away from me. The song "Thinking Bout You," by Ariana Grande really got A the situation and would be a great addition to this list.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 07, 2017:
Shyron - Thank you as always for your suggestions. You are a library of country music! Have a wonderful weekend.
Shyron E Shenko on July 07, 2017:
I have couple of songs that I dearly love about missing someone or losing someone.
“Today Will Be The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life” LaWanda Lindsey 1974
“LA International Airport” Susan Raye 1971
I love all the song on here.
Thank you for putting these together.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 05, 2017:
I'm so sorry for you loss, Alice. I hope you gain comfort from some of these songs. You may also enjoy songs on the following playlist: https://spinditty.com/playlists/Pop-Rock-and-Count...
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 29, 2017:
Anshika - That's very specific. I'm not sure. You can try the following playlist about BFFs https://spinditty.com/playlists/BFF-Playlist-40-So... or this one about sorrow, grief, and lost loved ones https://hubpages.com/playlists/Pop-Rock-and-Countr... Good luck with your friend, and realize that sometimes people just have different belief systems.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 28, 2017:
Anonymous - It's so strange that you suggest this because the next playlist I'm working on is about that exact topic! It'll be about a week because I'm writing something else right now. However, I can provide you a couple of song examples: "Leave Your Lover for Me" by Sam Smith, "Hard to Handle" by The Black Crowes ("I know you've got another man / But I can love you better than him"), and "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes. Is that a good start? Good luck on your girl, and if she doesn't see the value in loving you back after an appropriate amount of time, don't hang on too long. I speak from experience, having lived both sides of that situation.
Anonymous on June 28, 2017:
Are there any song about loving a girl and she goes with another man? Any song will help.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 20, 2017:
Azirium - I'm sorry you're separated from your best friend. I hope you will reunite soon. Thanks for the song suggestion. I have added it at #109. Have a great day, and take care of yourself.
Azirium on April 19, 2017:
Escape the fate - Picture Perfect
My best friend (and the person I love and miss the most) sent it to me a few days after we said our goodbyes at the airport. I miss her so much and i'd do anything to hold her in my arms again...
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 10, 2017:
Heather - Thank you! I changed it to 1995. Must've been my typo.
Heather on March 10, 2017:
I Will Remember You by Sarah Mclachlan was before 1999. I know because I graduated from high school in 1997 and that was our prom song. Beautiful song
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 27, 2017:
ArxerFyre - Glad you enjoyed this. I added your suggestion as #105. Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!
ArxerFyre on February 27, 2017:
I like your lists, it's wonnderful to see songs divided into themes. But maybe you can add Come Back... Be Here by Taylor Swift. I think it will suit this theme too
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 23, 2017:
Anonymously Alone Again - Keep connected with her, as she needs friends now more than ever. Let her know she is missed. You are very caring. I have added your song suggestion.
AnonymouslyAloneAgain on February 22, 2017:
I am missing a schoolmate of mine. She is my best friend and is facing anxiety, perhaps depression, that is keeping her from coming to school. Also, Yesterday by the Beatles is a great missing someone song.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 18, 2017:
Emmi - I'm sorry this happened to you both and regret that homophobia has impacted you. Parents don't understand that when they ban a child from seeing someone, it makes the attraction stronger oftentimes. I wish you both the best.
Emmi on January 17, 2017:
My girlfriend ((im also a girl)).
Her mom is a HUGE homophobe and she already hated me in general, so when she found out about the relationship, after about 3 months, she banned my girlfriend from ever seeing me again.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 29, 2016:
Tracy - Thanks for your comment.
Tracy on December 29, 2016:
There are a ton of lost-love songs by Mariah Carey than just "Bye Bye. "Just To Hold You Once Again" from off her 1993 album Music Box is one.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 10, 2016:
Foreveraloneagain - What a sweet, poignant story. Many of us have people who meant the world to us as young people, only life got in the way and we went our separate ways. I hope that one day you can give her that hug. Thank you for sharing.
Foreveraloneagain on December 09, 2016:
I know i was just in 7th grade but she was the only person i could call a true person i miss her so much and im a guy soo its really hard.We still text a little but i hope that one day we will see eachother so i can give her the hug i never did.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 15, 2016:
Hamza - That was a beautiful dedication. I hope you are back together soon. Consider writing old fashioned love letters. You have a beautiful way of expressing yourself, and I'm sure they would mean a lot to her. Kind regards.
Hamza on November 14, 2016:
I am missing the dearest person to me, the person i can't live without, the person i can't spend a day without talking to... yet being away from her makes me want to keep myself busy, thinking that i might replace my depression with exhaustion...I love you so much, Yousra.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 09, 2016:
Shaun - I've added it to my playlist on Reunited Love and Getting Back Together Again: https://hubpages.com/playlists/Songs-About-Reunite... particularly because of the lyric "Feels like I'm all the way back where I belong." It seems to be a returning to what is familiar. It's a beautiful song when sung by her; she has such a lovely, innocent voice. Thanks for checking back!
Shaun on November 08, 2016:
Thanks again. Does my feels like home by Martha Marlow not make the list. I think its worthy of the list and i promise to keep you updated on my big Adventure. Wedding invite the lot xx
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 08, 2016:
Shaun - That's a beautiful rendition (much better than Randy Newman's or Neil Diamond's versions). I wish you the best!
Shaun on November 07, 2016:
Thanks for your kind words. My partner Kate sent me a song that I always play Feels like home by Martha Marlow. Dont really believe in fete.But when she got in touch it felt like omg you took your time. Didnt know what I was missing till she got in touch. I cant wait to get off the plane to feel that first embrace. Am not usually romantic but its just the way she make me feel. 23 years is along time but she has already changed my life for the better and i love her Dearly .x
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 07, 2016:
Jolie - Thank you for the suggestion! I have added the song as #96. Have a great day!
Jolie on November 06, 2016:
I Can Dream About You. Dan Hartman from the 80"s. Great song!
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 06, 2016:
Shaun - Thank you for sharing your story of lost (and found again) love. How beautiful that after so much time has passed, you both can pick up where you left off. Some things were just meant to be! Much luck to you both for a happy future.
Shaun on November 06, 2016:
I am missing an ex girlfriend. I didnt realise how much till 2 months ago when she got in touch. The last time we spoke was 1993. She is in Austrailia and me in the uk. We speak a couple of hours everyday since she got in touch. We are planning a future together and on the 26th December i am flying to see her Initially staying 10 weeks. But if our feelings dont change.I will be moving there asap. I cant wait to see my gorgeous.Wish me luck lol.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 21, 2016:
chloe - I'm sorry to hear that. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
chloe on October 21, 2016:
I miss my friend who likes this music
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 06, 2016:
courtney - Right you are! Thanks for catching my typo. I appreciate the pointer. Thanks for loving country music like I do, too.
courtney on September 06, 2016:
@Flourish love the list though George Strait's Carrying Your Love With Me's release year is mislabeled it was released on May 22nd 1997 it reached #1 on what was then the Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart on July 19th after displacing Tim McGraw & Faith Hill's duet It's Your Love after a six week stay at #1 though It's Your Love peaked higher on the Hot 100 singles chart reaching #7 on the chart dated July 19th
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 08, 2016:
Jule - Thank you for your suggestion. I'm glad you enjoyed the list!
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 07, 2016:
Shyron - Wow, it was his final single, released in 2014, as he has Alzheimer's and has been moved to a full-time care facility after family no longer could care for him around the clock. Very poignant. I am adding it. Knowing that make the lyrics all the more bittersweet. Thank you for the suggestion.
Jule on August 07, 2016:
"Think of Me" from "The Phantom of the Opera" would be perfect for this list.
Thank you for that collection, I needed it...
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 04, 2016:
Al - Adding it! Thanks for the suggestion.
word55 on August 03, 2016:
What a remarkable list of songs about missing someone... All hits. Thank you for sharing! I must add another song of a group out of Chi-Town that I had pleasure of writing for. Heaven and Earth the song, How Can I Forget You:
Shyron E Shenko from Texas on August 02, 2016:
I love this, but then I love music anything from Bach to rock.
If you would please add Glen Campbell's "Not Gonna Miss You" his last song written for his wife.
Blessings and hugs my friend.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 11, 2016:
Faith Reaper - As always, thank you so much for your kind encouragement. The older I get the more I miss people I never though I would.
Faith Reaper from southern USA on June 11, 2016:
I noticed this hub on another one's "related hubs" and thought to myself that I don't remember reading this song list, and sure enough, I had missed this one somehow from seven months ago.
It's a painful thing to have to endure in this life ...missing someone you love, whether as a friend or other. Your choices for your playlist are great.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 04, 2016:
ezzly - It's definitely a lifestyle which has many repercussions that people don't think about. I'm glad to be settled and a little more connected now to a community. Thanks for weighing in with your similar experience and for reading.
ezzly on March 03, 2016:
Boy can I relate to the corporate nomad! By the time I was 8 I had been to 4 different schools courtesy of my fathers work. Then I ended up in a long distance relationship for a year in my twenties , so this is a great compilation and really strikes a chord - if you ll excuse the pun :)
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 08, 2015:
word55 - You might have a future in gospel playlists. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.
Al Wordlaw from Chicago on December 06, 2015:
Alright Flourish, these are all great "Missing You Songs" but once one puts God and Christ 1st in one's life, they will not have time or space to miss anyone from a romantic relationship ever again. The purpose of God in Christ is that profound. Songs depict our sentiments very well. There are also gospel songs that helps us overcome the woes of an ended relationship as well. You may have broken a heart and moved on as well as vice versa. Nevertheless, great hub and voted up!
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 06, 2015:
poetryman6969 - My husband's mother used a command for "get yourself together" -- it was "tighten up." She was a woman who with a high school education supported three young kids after her husband had a massive stroke at age 33 (and lived but needed to learn how to walk, talk and feed himself). All her life, I am sure that she missed the man he used to be and the life she used to have. But you didn't hear her griping. People could borrow a good role model. Thanks for reading. Have a good weekend.
poetryman6969 on December 06, 2015:
Some nice writing and some good tunes.
The juxtaposition of songs about real, raw actual emotion to some of the made up nonsense concerning "micro-aggressions" on college campuses today is startling. We used to use things like music to cope with anxiety and depression. Then we moved to drugging virtually a whole society and now we are beginning to see a generation that act as if they are so fragile you can't even ask where they were born for fear of hurting their feelings.
FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 25, 2015:
Oh, Dolores, I am so sorry for your loss, especially around this poignant time of year. Hugs go out to you. I will add the song when I am back on my PC. Thinking of you this Thangsgiving.
Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on November 25, 2015:
Great playlist. I've cried my way through most of these songs after the sudden loss of my son 2 years ago. One that I find particularly moving that was not included is Lucinda William's "Are You Alright."