100 Songs About Loneliness and Feelings of Isolation

Updated on November 7, 2019
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Feeling lonely, loveless, and socially isolated?  Make an I'm So Lonely Playlist using our long list of pop, rock, and country songs.
Feeling lonely, loveless, and socially isolated? Make an I'm So Lonely Playlist using our long list of pop, rock, and country songs. | Source

Chronic Loneliness Is an Epidemic

With almost 7.5 billion people in the world, how could anyone be lonely? Many of us may feel temporary (i.e., "transient") loneliness when

  • a loved one dies
  • a marriage or important relationship ends or
  • we're new to a school, job or community.

Yet with weakened social ties, one out of five Americans feels chronically lonely. And for adults over the age of 45, it's one in three. If you're one of them, then you have a lot of company.

There are many pop, rock, and country about social isolation, loneliness, and being alone. Make yourself a playlist using the long list of songs we've put together.

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Top 20 Songs About Being Lonely

1. Astronaut
Simple Plan
2. Only the Lonely
The Motels
3. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Green Day
4. Cool Kids
5. She Don't Love You
Eric Paslay
6. Lonely
7. Foolish Heart
Steve Perry
8. Everybody's Got Somebody but Me
Hunter Hayes
9. You Don't Even Know Who I Am
Patty Loveless
10. Here I Go Again
11. Drive
The Cars
12. Nobody Knows
Kevin Sharp
13. I Miss My Friend
Darryl Worley
14. All By Myself
Eric Carmen
15. Best I Ever Had
Gary Allan
16. Away From the Sun
3 Doors Down
17. The Lonely
Christina Perri
18. Another Lonely Night
Adam Lambert
19. Need You Now
Lady Antebellum
20. Dancing with Myself
Billy Idol

1. "Astronaut" by Simple Plan

On occasion, we've all probably felt like the narrator in this 2011 song. He feels isolated, unheard, and as disconnected from others as a satellite in outer space.

Trying desperately to reach out, he wants to rejoin humanity. Does anyone hear his signal? Anyone?

2. "Only the Lonely" by The Motels

The woman in this 1982 song meets back up with a former lover and instead of feeling sparks, she finds herself going through the motions. She's trying to fill an empty heart with temporary physical pleasure as only the lonely can do.

3. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day

With just a shadow as his company, the narrator in this 2004 song walks the empty streets, the Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Envision him wandering past closed down storefronts, foreclosed homes, and abandoned buildings. In the silence, he hears the beating of his shallow heart and sometimes wishes that someone else would find him.

4. "Cool Kids" by Echosmith

Were you one of the cool kids in high school who basked in the spotlight of popularity? Or were you on the other extreme, an invisible "other" who was relegated to the sidelines?

The invincible cool kids in this 2013 song drive fast cars, relish the good life, and enjoy each other as friends. They are the envy of their less fortunate peers who blend quietly into the background. The unpopular kids experience a burden of hardship and rejection that the cool kids cannot fathom. Everyone wants to be like the cool kids.

5. "She Don't Love You" by Eric Paslay

There's nothing like broken trust to mess with someone's heart and head for good. In this sad country song from 2014, a woman has become accustomed to goodbyes. She clings to men she shouldn't, one cowboy right after another. However, she seems to get no satisfaction from these flings.

The song is told from the perspective of the regretful man who was once her partner until he betrayed her:

She don't love you, she's just lonely
She wasn't once upon a time
I remember her in the sunlight
I remember her when she was mine, mine.

"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty." - Mother Teresa, Catholic nun, saint and missionary to the poor
"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty." - Mother Teresa, Catholic nun, saint and missionary to the poor | Source

Health Risks Associated with Loneliness

Cardiovascular disease and stroke
Decreased memory and learning
Greater inflammatory responses to stress
Elevated blood pressure and levels of cortisol (the stress hormone)
Antisocial behavior
Progression of Alzheimer's disease
Alcoholism and drug abuse
Poor decision-making
Depression and suicide
Altered brain function
Diminished sleep quality
Higher susceptibility to infection

6. "Lonely" by Akon

There's a simple moral in this 2004 song: Watch out when you fool around on your one and only because you'll go from being happy to Mr. Lonely. That's exactly what happened to the narrator.

He tells a sad tale, but I don't feel sorry for him. The cheater got what was coming to him.

7. "Foolish Heart" by Steve Perry

The lonely man in this 1984 classic rock song desperately wants to be loved, but he's also afraid of playing the part of the fool in the relationship. He has a new love interest in his life. However, having been burned in the past, he feels torn between hope and his fear of being a fool once more.

Someone tell Mr. Anxious not to let his past define his future! He needs to look forward!

8. "Everybody's Got Somebody but Me" by Hunter Hayes

Do you ever notice how everyone is blissfully in love when you're lonely and single? The guy in this 2011 song misses his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly the whole world seems in love, and he's on the outside looking in:

I wish the couple on the corner would just get a room
Seems like everyone around me is on their honeymoon.
I'd love to take a pin to a heart shaped balloon
Everybody's got somebody but me.

9. "You Don’t Even Know Who I Am" by Patty Loveless

You don't have to be single to be lonely. People who are trapped in dead-end marriages can feel lonesome, isolated as well as trapped.

This 1994 country ballad is about a couple that has grown so far apart that they don't even know one another any longer:

You don't even know who I am
You left me a long time ago
You don't even know who I am
So what do you care if I go?

10. "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake

The lone wolf narrator of this 1982 rock song seems to have totally internalized his loneliness. He calls himself a drifter and claims he was born to walk alone. He also says, "I know what it means to walk along the lonely street of dreams." Someone get the guy a friend!

Can You Die of Loneliness?

Research indicates that loneliness, social isolation, and living alone can increase mortality risk by 26-32%. That's even worse than the risks of obesity or smoking.

"We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness." = Albert Schweitzer, French-German theologian and philosopher
"We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness." = Albert Schweitzer, French-German theologian and philosopher | Source

11. "Drive" by The Cars

Desperate events are happening to the person in this 1984 song, and the narrator is attempting to reach out to show support before it's too late. He's trying to bridge the empty divide, but is it too late?

12. "Nobody Knows" by Kevin Sharp

In this beautiful country ballad from 1996, pride keeps the narrator lonely because he cannot admit to anyone that he misses his former partner. While he pretends that he's better off without her, privately he spends sad days and sleepless nights wishing for her to return.

13. "I Miss My Friend" by Darryl Worley

When a romance ends, so, too, does a friendship. This 2002 country song emphasizes that friendship between lovers involves shared laughter, secrets, and a whole lot of time spent together outside of the bedroom.

14. "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen

In this 1975 power ballad, a lonely narrator who longs for love and companionship recalls his youth. Love was once just a game to him, but now he yearns to share his life with someone.

15. "Best I Ever Had" by Gary Allan

Feeling rejected by the most wonderful girl he's ever known, the narrator in this 2005 song feels dejected and lonely. She stole his world and left him an emotional wreck, and he knows she won't be back. He needs to find a way to pick up the pieces and start over.

16. "Away From the Sun" by 3 Doors Down

The narrator in this 2002 rock song is in a dark place emotionally. He's struggling and disconnected from other people. Worse yet, he doesn't know how to make his way back:

And now again I've found myself
So far down, away from the sun
That shines to light the way for me.

17. "The Lonely" by Christina Perri

Loneliness has made the narrator of this 2011 song a mere shell of who she used to be. A broken relationship has left her the ghost of her former self. Now at 2 a.m. she is sleepless and alone in her room, crying and dancing slowly to self-comfort.

Shake it off, sister. Ain't no one worth making a mess of yourself like that.

18. "Another Lonely Night" by Adam Lambert

Each passing day is lonely for the narrator in this 2015 song, but the nights are sheer hell. He misses someone he loves and is haunted by memories he cannot quiet. Unable to sleep, he drives away through the night as an escape.

Ideas for Combatting Loneliness

Nurture & Connect With Others
Practice Self-Care
Volunteer your time and talents. There are so many charities that need you.
Get good quality sleep
Just show up, even if you don't feel up to it. Go to meetings, movies, restaurants, the library -- by yourself.
Adopt a forever friend from a local animal shelter
Look for ways to fill your life with positive vibes. The negativity of loneliness can make you feel cynical, negative, and judgmental.
Read, write, or engage in a hobby that fulfills you. Or take up a new hobby. Share your creativity with others (e.g., teach, join a club, publish or sell your work).
Do an unexpected favor for a neighbor or acquaintance going through a tough time (e.g., someone with a sick family member, a single parent)
Get some exercise at the local gym or outside. The endorphins will make you feel better.
Take time to smile and say something (however brief) to people throughout your day.
Do you have a useful strategy for fighting loneliness? Share it with us in the Comments Section below!

19. "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum

In this 2010 country hit, it's 1:15 a.m. The lonesome narrator has photos of a former partner spread out all over her floor as she reminisces.

Our girl is half-soused after a night of whiskey drinking, and now she's about to make a big mistake: the drunk dial. (Noooooo!) Someone knock the phone out of her hand. Quick!

20. "Dancing with Myself" by Billy Idol

Whether he's surrounded by a large crowd or there's no one in sight, the guy in this 1982 song finds himself dancing alone. Some critics contend that the song alludes to engaging in other solitary activities by oneself (if ya know what I mean).

However, Billy Idol has insisted that the lyrics were inspired by the 1980s Japanese club scene. Instead of dancing with a partner, Japanese youth of the time watched themselves pogo dancing in the mirror. So what's the truth? You be the judge.

One in five Americans feels chronically lonely.  Are you one of them?
One in five Americans feels chronically lonely. Are you one of them? | Source

Even More Songs About Loneliness and Isolation

Year Released
21. Lonely Boy
Andrew Gold
22. Blue Moon
23. Angel
24. Owner Of A Lonely Heart
25. Lonely Day
System of a Down
26. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
James Taylor
27. Nothing Compares 2 U
Sinead O'Connor
28. Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely
Backstreet Boys
29. Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Elvis Presley
30. Black Orchid
Blue October
31. Lonely People
32. Carosel
Blink 182
33. Given Up
Linkin Park
34. Heartbreak Hotel
Elvis Presley
35. Her Town Too
James Taylor & J.D. Souther
36. Drowning Shadows
Sam Smith
37. Cruel Summer
38. Your New Twin Sized Bed
Death Cab for Cutie
39. Who Can It Be Now?
Men at Work
40. Happy Little Pill
Troye Sivan
41. Any Love
Luther Vandross
42. Before It's Over
Sixx: A.M.
43. Lonely Girl
Charles Kelley
44. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Hank Williams
45. Heartbreaker
Noah Gundersen
46. Rainy Night In Georgia
Brook Benton
47. One
Harry Nilsson
48. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston
49. She's Out of My Life
Michael Jackson
50. Ask the Lonely
51. Act Naturally
Buck Owens
52. All Alone On Christmas
Darlene Love
53. Out of Touch
Hall & Oates
54. I Get Lonely Too
55. Hide In Your Shell
56. Are 'Friends' Electric?
Gary Numan
57. Biggest Mistake
The Rolling Stones
58. Bill Murray
59. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
60. Alone Again
61. How Do You Get That Lonely
Blaine Larsen
62. Too Cold at Home
Mark Chesnutt
63. If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)
George Jones
64. Lonelier Than This
Steve Earle
65. Only the Lonely
Roy Orbison
66. Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles
67. When I Call Your Name
Vince Gill
68. Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely)
69. Hey There Lonely Girl
Eddie Holman
70. Left Outside Alone
71. Lonely Boy
The Black Keys
72. So Far Away
Carole King
73. So Tired of Being Alone
Al Green
74. All the Good Ones Are Gone
Pam Tillis
75. Between An Old Memory and Me
Travis Tritt
76. Alone Again (Naturally)
Gilbert O'Sullivan
77. Kiss The Rain
Billie Myers
78. Some Guys Have All the Luck
Rod Stewart
79. Lonely Street
Emmylou Harris
80. Sometimes I Cry
Chris Stapleton
81. Never Knew Lonely
Vince Gill
82. Hope You Get Lonely Tonight
Cole Swindell
83. Nobody Wants to Be Lonely
Ricky Martin
84. Alone
85. Another Saturday Night
Sam Cooke
86. Mad World
Tears for Fears
87. The Fear of Being Alone
Reba McEntire
88. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Reba McEntire
89. Goodbye to Love
The Carpenters
90. Black Roses Red
Alana Grace
91. Lonely Tonight
Blake Shelton (featuring Ashley Monroe)
92. Is There Life Out There
Reba McEntire
93. Broken
94. You Don't Know
95. Hello in There
John Prine
96. Invisible
Hunter Hayes
97. Mr. Lonely
Bobby Vinton
98. The Messenger
Linkin Park
99. All Dressed Up (With Nowhere to Go)
Reba McEntire
100. Lonely Dance
Set It Off
Know a song about loneliness and isolation that should be on our playlist? Leave us a suggestion in the Comments Section below.
"Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed." - Thomas Harris, American writer
"Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed." - Thomas Harris, American writer | Source

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

  • Is loneliness a good thing or a bad thing?

    In the table of the playlist, "Songs About Loneliness and Feelings of Isolation," I highlight 12 key risks associated with loneliness, including but not limited to depression and suicide, Alzheimer's progression, and alcoholism and drug use. No one could argue that these are good things. Humans are built for social connection.

    I guess you could conversely argue that there is a silver lining to feeling lonely if it spurs you to be creative, find deeper meaning in life, develop one's spiritual side, improve concentration, or make important positive changes. You have to weigh these against the risks, however, which are substantial.

  • How do you mend a broken heart, or better yet, a broken mind?

    A broken heart can indeed hurt just as physical pain hurts. Many of us have been hurt deeply in this way.

    You may be deeply disappointed because you aren’t where you want to be in life now with the one you loved, but that doesn’t mean there is no hope for tomorrow. You will love again if you allow yourself to do so. You may think that there’s something wrong with you because someone has broken your heart and possibly your trust. There’s not.

    Rather than ruminating on what you DON’T have, what you are NOT, and what DIDN’T happen for you, instead focus on what you CAN DO to make today more fulfilling. First, wipe all of the vivid reminders of your old lover out of your life. They are gone now. If you can’t let go of these items by having a “burn ceremony,” then pack up their old photos, old gifts, letters, etc. up in a box. Seal the box with duct tape, and mark it with the date and “Do not open.” Then store the box in the attic or somewhere less accessible. Take their photos off your phone and resist any urge to check out your former lover’s social media accounts. Make the break so you can mentally move on in a positive direction.

    You also must treat yourself well by taking care of your body and mind. Sign up for classes at the YMCA or your local gym. Exercise will provide a source of potential friendship and endorphins, the body’s natural “feel good” drugs. Eat well. Stop telling yourself negative messages. Make it a practice every day to give someone—anyone—a compliment. This will help you mentally compliment yourself, too, on things gone right. Change those messages you tell yourself. You need to be your biggest fan.

    Don’t rush back into dating. Instead, concentrate on grieving and accepting your lost relationship and making yourself a happy person. Create a bucket list and start checking off items. Involve friends or do it alone. Just start, but talk with people along the way as you check your list off. Our lives are enhanced by the connections we make with others.

    Consider volunteering some time to a charity or charities in your area. It can be a one-time activity or an ongoing commitment of your time, but I find that getting out and meeting new and different kinds of people who need and appreciate my help keeps me positive. Get off social media and rub elbows with real people. I find that volunteermatch.org has a diverse range of constantly updated listings. Sometimes you never know what will interest you until you see it listed!

    If you believe you are experiencing depression, please seek counseling. Depression is a common, treatable mental health condition, and you don’t have to suffer. Talk to your family doctor to get a referral for a psychologist, psychiatrist, or mental health counselor. There’s no shame in caring for yourself in this way.

    I wish the best for you as you seek to regain your footing. You will love again.

© 2016 FlourishAnyway


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    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      7 days ago from USA

      Caitlyn - Thank you for the song suggestions.

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      8 days ago

      1) Lonely Dance by Set It Off

      2) Waving Through a Window from Dear Evan Hansen

      Both of these songs are about being/feeling alone, even if around others. I've found they help me in times when I'm feeling extremely isolated from everyone...

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      2 weeks ago from USA

      Shannon - Oh, is that ever a sad one! Definitely adding it. Thanks for recommending it.

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 weeks ago from Texas

      You've stumped me this time. I can't think of a song right now that you haven't already included. Listening to sad sings when I am that sad it lonely is not a good idea for me. Especially since even when I am not sad a sad sing can make me cry....... Oh, speaking of one that always makes me cry, I just thought of one for your list....Reba McEntire's "All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go." Did I miss it? Gets me every single time. Talk about intense loneliness

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      2 weeks ago from USA

      Brayden - I'm concerned that your loneliness is interfering with your ability to live a productive life. You don't have to feel like this. Please consider getting counseling and working through your losses of friendships, depression, compulsive video game playing, etc. You may very well be experiencing depression, a biochemically-based illness that is easily treatable. You owe it to yourself to seek professional help, just as you would seek help if you suspected a broken leg.

      If you are in crisis and feel like you may harm yourself, call 911 for immediate life-saving assistance. You may also contact one of the following resources for talk or text support:

      1) National Hopeline Network 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433)

      If you or someone you know are depressed and considering suicide, call the National Hopeline Network at 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433). Your call is free and confidential. Or chat live with a crisis volunteer at http://hopeline.com/.

      2) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (8255)

      Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk with a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

      Note that the National Suicide Prevention website lists additional, special hotline numbers for Spanish speakers, people with hearing impairments and veterans in crisis, and people facing distress related to natural disasters: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/talk-to-some...

      3) Crisis Text Line Number 741741

      If you're in crisis and prefer to text rather than call, then here's a confidential crisis text line staffed nationally by trained counselors in suicide prevention. Text "HOME" to 741741 from anywhere in the United States.

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      2 weeks ago

      i wish i never found this.

      since all ive done is listen to some of the songs and it just makes me cry. ive lost all my friends latley i dont know how to recover my friendships or myself.

      6months ago all i did was play games with my friends on the ps4 3 all day everyday, 3 months later i lost him as a friend and all i do is netflix if im not hanging out with my other friend. now ive lost her all i do is sleep, netflix and go to work.

      i just dont know what to do anymore im 20 and all my life ive never been this sad and alone

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      4 months ago from USA

      Ryan - Great suggestion. Thank you.

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      4 months ago

      Linkin Park - The Messenger

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      11 months ago from USA

      Author Cosmic Darren - Thank you for the song recommendation and for stopping by!

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      Author Cosmic Darren 

      11 months ago

      Captain Beyond - Sufficiently Breathless.

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      12 months ago from USA

      Rob - Thank you for your comments. I added "Hello in There." That's a song that will really make you think about the old people in your life. Gosh. Thanks again.

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      12 months ago

      John Prine's 'hello in there' could be on your list ...

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      12 months ago from USA

      Akshay - Thank you for your encouraging comment. I have many playlists. Click on my profile to take a look at all of the others there are available.

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      Akshay Kumar 

      12 months ago


      Thanks for ur Post..Those songs are really meaningful and ur description for each songs was really helpful to search in youtube.but can u do that for some more songs..please..

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      13 months ago from USA

      Juuso Rantala - Thank you for the song suggestion. I added it as #94. Have a great day!

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      Juuso Rantala 

      13 months ago

      Milow - You don’t know

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      17 months ago from USA

      Sheena India - I'm sorry to hear about the conditions that you find yourself in. I hope you can reach out to someone you trust (a relative, a neighbor) and start to build an alliance that way. You are in my thoughts.

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      Sheena India 

      17 months ago

      I'm Trapped in home I dont Have friends I'm alone in life no job No partner Just alone . I'm in depression . I'm not alouded to talk anyone . Thanks nice songs.

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      23 months ago from USA

      Paul - I am sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing your sister's story and yours. Some people are lone wolves in life for whatever reason and others are ostracized, marginalized by family members, neighbors, and others for their habits or life choices, ideas, or behaviors. It's sad that family cannot overcome some differences to reaffirm their common bond. Lonely People" by America is on the list as #31. I wish you peace and happiness as you look for your sense of community around you. There are so many other lonely people waiting to make connections with others. Reach out to those around you. Best wishes.

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      23 months ago


      My oldest sister died a few days ago from emphysema. 50 of years of smoking. She was a difficult person, and many of my 9 other siblings more or less ignored her. I kept contact with her through the years, and early on I stood on the sidelines of our family with her, and instead of caring for the other members of my family, I criticized them, especially our our mom. I broke away from that several decades ago, and it became more difficult to relate to her. I wonder about people who push other people away, or find it difficult to reach out and ask for help.

      Okay, my song suggestion is “This is for all the lonely people,” by America. Listened to it a lot when I was young, and I love the hopeful message.

      “Bowling Alone” is a great book about our social fabric unraveling. I think my first view of loneliness came from the many retirement I sang at in High School. Sister Susan, our director, implored us to hug and hold hands as much as we could with the residents during these performances. She said many of these people feel lonely, and unattractive.

      Thanks for setting up the site!

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      24 months ago from USA

      Stephen - Thanks for the suggestion. I've added it to the following playlist about trying to get over an ex: https://hubpages.com/playlists/Getting-Over-You-Pl...

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      24 months ago

      Sober Saturday Night by Chris Young.

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      Cmatelin - I hope you and Chet get the togetherness you're seeking.

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      2 years ago from USA

      Mona - Thanks for the song suggestion and kind compliment. I will add the song as #86!

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      2 years ago from Philippines

      This was a lovely article, not just for the list of songs, but for the charts with healthy advice about loneliness, and the map. I was waiting for the song, "Mad World", but that's okay, this list is fantastic;).

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      2 years ago from USA

      Sultan R. Noor - If you have a black cat, then you're not truly alone, are you?

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      Sultan R. Noor 

      2 years ago

      Being alone isn't good because you nobody to luv you, nobody to hig, nobody to talk to your just in a big dark room looking for a black cat

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      Shyron - Thank you for your suggestion! You're a wealth of songs about so many topics.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      I was just watching the Highwaymen on public television and they sang Johnny Cash's 1972 "Sunday Morning Coming Down"

      (verse) There is nothing short of dying

      that is half as lonesome as the sound

      of a sleeping city sidewalk and

      Sunday Morning Coming Down

      This a great song for this one.

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      Shyron - Thank you for all of your suggestions! You're a treasure!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      I just remembered a couple more songs should on this play list.

      One is Loretta Lynn's

      "When Lonely Hits Your Heart"

      Here I am a doing things I said I'd never do

      But that's before my baby said we're through

      It was on that tragic day the hurtin' got its start

      That's how it is when lonely hits your heart

      And Connie Smith's -- "Blue Little Girl"

      The more love he gave me the more love I asked him to give and not for one moment did my foolish heart think of him then one day he turned and slowly walked out of my world. Now my world is blue and I'm just a blue little girl.


    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from USA

      Shyron - I hadn't heard this song, and you're right about Patsy Cline's version being haunting. Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      I love all these songs, and will listen to them over and over again, but I do not see my favorite that use to make me cry, it was on Patsy Cline's last album (Sentimentally Yours) released in 1962.

      "Lonely Street" was a top ten pop hit for Andy Williams in 1959.

      Few others came closer than this haunting version by Patsy Cline...


      Thank you for this, Blessings and hugs dear friend.

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from USA

      teaches12345 - Yes, there are a lot of lonely people. Just smiling or saying hello can probably help someone.

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      3 years ago from USA

      Patricia - I'm glad you enjoy country as well as other genres. So many people aren't open to it. I love all kinds of music, from opera and classical to rock and country and bluegrass and even zydeco. I agree with you that the country tunes are authentic. They are also often clever, funny and tell stories. Have a wonderful week.

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      3 years ago

      She dont love you is a fav of mine despite....it rings true....

      Well done, great collection...for a long time I was not a country music fan but I find so many of the songs have so much autheniticity....so I am hooked.

      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      3 years ago

      I listened to a few of the videos, Carmen's voice is unique and made the music impressionable. So many lonely people out there and I hope the music helps them sooth their soul.

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      3 years ago from USA

      Devika - Thank you for reviewing the playlist and taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you are doing well.

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      3 years ago

      Lonely times are sad times and one can feel most unhappy in such times. I like your list.

    • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from USA

      Martie - Thanks for stopping by and sharing. I listen to lonely songs but try not to internalize them. Have a joyful week.

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      Martie Coetser 

      3 years ago from South Africa

      Beautiful music touching one's heart and pulling one's tears from where one hides them.

      There was a time in my life I used to listen to these songs, allowing them to confirm my loneliness and unhappiness and push me even deeper into it. Since I've made a decision to be happy I no longer listen to sad music.

      But I know there may come a time when I will feel lonely again. Then I will indulge in it for about half an hour, listening to this beautiful songs.

      Thanks, Flourish :)

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      3 years ago from USA

      Suhail and my dog - I love the big hair bands of the 80s -- probably even more now than I did then! Glad you enjoyed the list. Have a great week. I know with K2 you could never be lonely.

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      3 years ago from USA

      MsDora - Thank you for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed this. Have a lovely week.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Appreciate all the ingredients you put in these great lists--research findings, dates, maps. These are treasures.

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      3 years ago from USA

      Bill - Thanks for taking a look. Social support is an incredibly important psychological variable that has protective effects for health and well-being. It's also something we can each impact in ourselves and one another. Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a terrific week!

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      3 years ago from USA

      Linda - So many people are lonely and we can each do something about it with simple gestures. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Have a wonderful week.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 

      3 years ago from Mississauga, ON


      You amaze me by your knowledge.

      The only one that comes from the musicians of my genre is "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake. The band's blues based hard rock and David Coverdale's wailing made this song very special. When I am hiking with my dog, I think of this song a lot. I am sure Coverdale must have sung many other songs in the same vein for Deep Purple.

      Bon Jovi's 'Steel horse I ride' may just qualify, so may Scorpions 'When the smoke is going down'.

      The other song that I listened to a lot was "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day.

      Thanks for compiling this list.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is another interesting playlist article, Flourish. It's educational for me, too, since I don't listen to rock or country songs very often. I'm glad that you chose the theme of loneliness. It's an important topic in today's world.

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      Bill De Giulio 

      3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Another great list Flourish. Very interesting statistic about increased mortality due to loneliness and isolation. We are social creatures and need interaction with others. I can certainty see how being alone could lead to depression and other issues. Great job.

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      3 years ago from USA

      Kyriaki - Glad you're not lonely and that you enjoyed the songs regardless. Have a wonderful weekend filled with joy!

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      Kyriaki Chatzi 

      3 years ago

      Despite not feeling lonely at the moment, I enjoyed listening to most of this list's songs. Flourish, that was a great Hub!! Looking forward to your next set of songs!

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      3 years ago from USA

      Gypsy Rose Lee - (I love your name!) Don't go listening to so many that you make yourself sad! Thank you for stopping by! Have a good weekend.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A job well done. All that lonesomeness got me wanting to sing another great shall we say lonely song - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry. This is one of my all time favorites. I will give a listen to the ones I don't know from your list. When I was much younger All by Myself could make me cry in a minute. Thanks for sharing.

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      3 years ago from USA

      Thanks, Larry. Have a great weekend!

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      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      Another wonderful list.

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      3 years ago from USA

      Heidi - Thanks for the suggestion; I've added ol' Gilbert as #76. I hope he made a phone call or something, the chipper old fella. Hope you are doing great.

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      3 years ago from USA

      Linda - The power of touch can transform and heal. Thank you for sharing that nugget of wisdom with us!

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      3 years ago from USA

      Bill - Thanks for the great addition. Travis Tritt is one of my favorites. I once went to a concert of his alone when I was living in a new community and did not know many people. Those I did know weren't country music fans. I nevertheless did enjoy the concert. Hope you are doing well.

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      Linda Lum 

      3 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Flourish - What a great list. Did you know that babies in the NICU do better if they are touched? That human connection is vital to all of us. Thank you.

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      Heidi Thorne 

      3 years ago from Chicago Area

      Even though I have to say that I don't really ever feel lonely, I love a bunch of the songs on this list! I'd add Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again Naturally" which has been covered by a slew of artists. Always a treat going through your playlists! Have a great day!

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      "Need You NOw" was the first I thought of, and then there was one by Travis Twitt...."Old Memory".....great list for me to listen to this morning. Thanks, Flourish!

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      3 years ago from USA

      Vellur - Thank you for stopping by. I hope you are doing well.

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      3 years ago from USA

      Faith Reaper - I hope that knowing the risks will encourage everyone to reach out and connect a little more with people they know and those they don't. It doesn't take great effort -- just a smile and a kind word can do wonders sometimes. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 years ago from Dubai

      A great selection of songs to help tide through lonely, sad times.

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Flourish, I published a hub on this very subject several years ago but without the great playlist! Social isolation is indeed a killer, just as you've outlined here. Lonliness is so hard and one can be lonely even in a crowded room ...if that makes sense.

      I had forgotten about a lot of these songs. There are so many good ones. The one that hit me this night is "I miss My Friend", not because of any romance of course, but just missing the friendship. Friendship is a special kind of love. I will dedicate it to my friend : )

      Will share to get the important message out about the serious health risks associated with loneliness or isolation.

      Blessings always


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