Playlist of Songs About Missing Your Ex and Wanting Him Back
1. "Don't Forget About Us" — Mariah Carey
Mariah urges her lover not to forget about them and to stop dating another girl in this song.
Lyrics pick: "Now every time I see you I pretend I'm fine. When I wanna reach out to you, but I turn and I walk and I let it ride."
2. "Back to December" — Taylor Swift
This is the perfect song if you broke up with him. Here, Taylor is meeting her ex a while after the break up, remembering the good times and the bad times, asking for forgiveness and a second chance. There's also an acoustic version.
Lyrics pick: "I'd go back in time and change it but I can't, so if the chain is on your door, I understand."
3. "We Belong Together" — Mariah Carey
Listen to it in the middle of the night with the lights out. I bet this song will make you cry!
Lyrics pick: "The feeling that I'm feeling now that I don't hear your voice or have your touch and kiss your lips cause I don't have a choice oh what I wouldn't give to have you lying by my side."
4. "If This Was a Movie" — Taylor Swift
This song has Taylor remembering the good times, and thinking how he would have apologized and come back to her if this was a movie.
Lyrics pick: "But I remember how it was back then, locked up in your arms and our friends are laughing, 'cause nothing like this ever happened to them, now I'm pacing down the hall, chasing down your street, flashback to the night when you said to me, "Nothing's gonna change, not for me and you, not before I knew how much I had to lose."
5. "Haunted" — Taylor Swift
Taylor urges her boyfriend not to leave her, saying he's all she wanted, and that she just knows that he's not gone. The music at many parts mimics that of a horror flick, to go with the song title. There is an acoustic version of this song too.
Lyrics pick: "He will try to take away my pain, and he just might make me smile, but the whole time I'm wishing it was you instead."
6. "The Way I Loved You" — Taylor Swift
If you are dating again and your new guy is perfect, but you still miss your not-so-perfect ex, this country song is just right for you! Listen closely for the wonderful violins!
Lyrics pick: "And you were wild and crazy, just so frustrating, intoxicating, complicated, got away by some mistake and now . . . I miss screaming and fighting and kissing in the rain, it's 2 a.m. and I'm cursing your name."
7. "Seven Things" — Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus states the seven things she hates and likes about her ex in this song, saying he has to be the one to apologize and come back, that she won't take the steps.
Lyrics pick: "And the seventh thing, I hate the most that you do — you make me love you."
8. "Scars" — Miley Cyrus
This pulsating song is a good song right after the breakup.
Lyrics pick: "If I could, have just one night, to be with you, and make it right."
9. "Two More Lonely People" — Miley Cyrus
Lyrics pick: "And there's two more lonely people In the world tonight. Baby, you and I are just two more lonely people who gave up the fight."
10. "Don't Forget" — Demi Lovato
This soft song has Demi Lovato's voice quivering in pain as she wonders if her ex forgot about her and them. This is perfect for listening to on a dark night.
Lyrics pick: "Did you forget I was even alive? Did you forget everything we ever had?"
11. "Get Back" — Demi Lovato
This is a happier bubblegum pop song, where Demi tells her guy that she wants to get back with him.
Lyrics pick: "You are the only one I wanted, you are the first one I fell for. You're the only one that I'm in need of. I don't wanna be lonely anymore."
12. "Hello" — Adele
Lyrics pick: "Hello from the outside, at least I can say that I've tried to tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart but it don't matter it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore."
13. "Someone Like You" — Adele
Lyrics pick: "Never mind, I'll find someone like you I wish nothing but the best for you too don't forget me, I beg I'll remember you said, "Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead."
14. "Stay" — Rihanna
Lyrics pick: "Not really sure how to feel about it, something in the way you move, makes me feel like I can't live without you, it takes me all the way, I want you to stay."
15. "Nothing Compares 2 U" — Sinead O'Connor
Lyrics pick: "I could put my arms around every boy I see but they'd only remind me of you."
16. "I Fall to Pieces" — Patsy Cline
Lyrics pick: "You want me to act like we've never kissed, you want me to forget (to forget), pretend we've never met (never met), and I've tried and I've tried, but I haven't yet, you walk by and I fall to pieces."
17. "Young in Love" — Thelma Plum
Lyrics pick: "Cause we once were in love and our once was all yours"
18. "Un-break My Heart" — Toni Braxton
Lyrics pick: "Un-break my heart, say you'll love me again, undo this hurt you caused when you walked out the door and walked out of my life."
19. "Tallymarks" — Thao Nguyen
Lyrics pick: "We are real-life dreams, make-believe people, you can't build a cathedral out of finger steeples, so we drop drop tears like tallymarks, and I'm keeping score, so I keep us apart."
20. "I Can't Make You Love Me" — Bonnie Rait
Lyrics pick: "Cause I can't make you love me if you don't, you can't make your heart feel something it won't"
21. "It's Not Over" — Daughtry
Lyrics pick: "Let's start over. I'll try to do it right this time around. It's not over. 'Cause a part of me is dead and in the ground. This love is killing me, But you're the only one."
22. "I'd Come for You" — Nickelback
Lyrics pick: "I can't believe I said I'd lay our love on the ground. But it doesn't matter cause I've made it up forgive me now. Everyday I spend away my soul's inside out. Gotta be some way that I can make it up to you now, somehow."
23. "Someday" — Nickelback
Lyrics pick: "Now the story's played out like this just like a paperback novel. Let's rewrite an ending that fits instead of a Hollywood horror."
24. "I Still" — Backstreet Boys
Lyrics pick: "Though everything's been said and done, I still feel you like I'm right beside you. But still no word from you."
25. "Always" — Bon Jovi
Lyrics pick: "Now your pictures that you left behind are just memories of a different life. Some that made us laugh, some that made us cry. One that made you have to say goodbye."
26. "Love Remains Same" — Gavin Rossdale
Lyrics pick: "I never thought that I had any more to give, pushing me so far, here I am without you."
27. "Never Gonna Leave Your Side" — Daniel Bedingfield
Lyrics pick: "I gotta have a reason to wake up in the morning. You used to be the one that put a smile on my face. There are no words that could describe how I miss you."
28. "Sorry" — Joe Jonas
Lyrics pick: "Was it the things I said? Can I take them back? Baby, cause without you there's nothing left of me."
29. "How We Feel" — Panama
Lyrics pick: "Stay tonight, it won't change anything. Stay tonight, it won't change how we feel."
30. "Us" — Movement
Lyrics pick: "Don't want to give this up. You know that this could be something. We could dance in the echoes. It echoes."
31. "Rivers and Roads" — The Head and the Heart
Lyrics pick: "Nothing is as it has been and I miss your face like hell."
32. "Phantom" — Orka
Lyrics pick: "Don't leave just yet, dance with me love one last time, slowly."
33. "Heart" — Stars
Lyrics pick: "All right I can say what you want me to. All right I can do all those things you do. All right, I'll make it all up for you. I'm still in love with you. I'm still in love with you."
34. "Best I Ever Had" — Gary Allen
Lyrics pick: "But it's not so bad, you're only the best I ever had, you don't want me back, you're just the best I ever had."
35. "Grenade" — Bruno Mars
Lyrics pick: "Gave you all I had and you tossed it in the trash, you tossed it in the trash, you did, to give me all your love is all I ever asked"
36. "Come On" — Ben Jelen
Lyrics pick: "Without you I'll never feel the love inside of me, come on, you know that we belong"
37. "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" — Neil Sedaka
Lyrics pick: "Remember when you held me tight and you kissed me all through the night, think of all that we've been through and breaking up is hard to do."
38. "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye" — Yesterday Boyz II Men
Lyrics pick: "And I'll take with me the memories to be my sunshine after the rain it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday."
39. "Need You Now" — Lady Antebellum
Lyrics pick: "And I wonder if I ever cross your mind? For me it happens all the time."
40. "When You Were Mine" — Lady Antebellum
In this country song, the singer remembers how it used to be during the relationship, and wonders if this was their time. The song ends on a sadder note, as she realizes that he never really meant what he said. This song is enchanting, specially the drum beats and guitar strums towards the end.
Lyrics pick: "You promised you'd never break my heart, never leave me in the dark, said your love would be for all time, but that was back when you were mine when we were in love."
41. "Whenever You Remember" — Carrie Underwood
Beginning with a sweet "When you look back on times we had / I hope you smile," this song reminisces the times they had together, and promises that "Whenever you remember, I'll be there." This can work as a love song, as well as a song about remembering an ex.
42. "Red" — Taylor Swift
This song uses amazing metaphors to describe how it was to love, fight with, lose and miss the ex.
Lyrics pick: "Remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes / I tell myself it's time now, gotta let go / But moving on from him is impossible when I still see it all in my head."
43. "I'll Be Waiting" — Adele
Adele is optimistic for a change in this one song, stating that she is going to wait for him to love her again.
Lyrics pick: "I'll be waiting for you, when you're ready to love me again. I'll put my hands up, I'll be somebody different, I'll be better to you."
44. "Wish You Were Here" — Avril Lavigne
This is one of the rare songs where pain echoes through the otherwise rebellious pop-rock queen's voice.
Lyrics pick: "All those crazy things you said, you left them running through my head. You're always there, you're everywhere, but right now I wish you were here."