121 Songs About Saying Goodbye

Updated on November 10, 2018
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If you are saying goodbye to someone you know, we have a huge list of pop, rock, R&B and country songs.
If you are saying goodbye to someone you know, we have a huge list of pop, rock, R&B and country songs. | Source

Goodbye Can Be Difficult

With each goodbye we say, we mourn the loss of pattern and familiarity in our lives. Marriages, friendships, jobs, and love affairs end. New career opportunities take us to different locations. Children go off to college. Loved ones die.

Some of the hardest goodbyes are the ones that are sudden, unexpected and don't allow the luxury of parting words or gestures. At times it's a choice, while at others it's chance. If you're fortunate, you get to say farewell. But that often doesn't make the transition easier. Is it any wonder that many of life's most stressful events involve goodbyes?

If you're struggling with a goodbye, why not assemble a Goodbye Playlist for yourself or someone important in your life? Below, we have a long list of pop, rock, and country favorites to get you started. Our list includes songs that are wistful, melancholy, celebratory, grateful, and even snarky. You're bound to find some to ease you through this transition.

Top 20 Goodbye Songs

  1. "Goodbye My Lover" — James Blunt
  2. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" — Green Day
  3. "One More Day" — Diamond Rio
  4. "The Dance" — Garth Brooks
  5. "Candle in the Wind" — Elton John
  6. "Farewell" — Rihanna
  7. "I Will Remember You" — Sarah McLaughlin
  8. "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" — Train
  9. "I’m Movin’ On" — Rascal Flatts
  10. "Goodbye to You" — Scandal
  11. "You're Gonna Miss This" — Trace Adkins
  12. "Don’t You (Forget About Me)" — Simple Minds
  13. "You’ll Think of Me" — Keith Urban
  14. "Bye Bye Bye" — 'NSYNC
  15. "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" — Patty Loveless
  16. "Say Something (I'm Giving Up On You)" — A Great Big World
  17. "What Hurts the Most" — Rascal Flatts
  18. "A Better Man" — Clint Black
  19. "Don't Forget to Remember Me" — Carrie Underwood
  20. "Go Your Own Way" — Fleetwood Mac

1. "Goodbye My Lover" by James Blunt

Clinging to the remnants of a dying relationship, the narrator in this 2005 song reminisces about all that he and his lover have been through. He grieves the loss of their relationship. They have been sweethearts and friends, and it wounds his soul to say goodbye.

2. "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day

Sometimes your life path diverges from that of friends and loved ones, as educational opportunities, job changes, or relationship obligations send you to far-flung places. This 1997 song sees such forks in the road as unpredictable and normal. As he says goodbye, the narrator rejoices, "I hope you had the time of your life."

3. "One More Day" by Diamond Rio

Goodbye has been difficult for the narrator in this country song from 2005. He has been left mourning the end of his relationship with the woman he loves, and more than anything he wishes he could spend one more day with her. Don't wait until goodbye to say what you need to say.

Diamond Rio was formed in 1982 when they performed as a musical attraction at Opryland USA Theme Park in Nashville under the name "The Grizzly River Boys." Decades later, the bandmates go by a different name but still haven't said goodbye to one another.

4. "The Dance" by Garth Brooks

If you've ever had a relationship that was perfect while it lasted but ended badly or too soon, then this 1989 country hit will resonate. The man in the song recalls the high point in the relationship when the couple danced under the stars. He had no idea that goodbye was in their future, but he still wouldn't trade their time and experience together for anything:

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance.

5. "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John

Originally written as a tribute to iconic blond actress Marilyn Monroe (née Norma Jean Mortensen), this 1973 song recounts the meteoric rise and tragic death of a Hollywood legend. Because her mother was a paranoid schizophrenic, as a child, Marilyn found herself in foster care and in an orphanage, and she endured abuse and deep feelings of rejection.

As Marilyn became a model and actress and eventually rose to the heights of super-stardom, she struggled with addiction, depression, and deep issues with trust. At only 36 years old, the American icon died of a suspected drug overdose. Her death was ruled a suspected suicide.

"Candle in the Wind" captures both her conflicted and larger-than-life persona:

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in.
And I would have liked to know you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did.

Elton John rewrote the song in 1997 after the death of Princess Diana of Wales. This version became the second-biggest selling song of all time.

6. "Farewell" by Rihanna

In this pop song from 2011, Rihanna is having trouble saying goodbye to an important person in her life who is striking out on their own in search of a better future. She wants to tag along but knows that as much as it hurts, she needs to stay and let them fly free.

"Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life." - Jean Paul Richter, German writer
"Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life." - Jean Paul Richter, German writer | Source

7. "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLaughlin

Standing at the edge of goodbye, the narrator in this 1995 ballad emphasizes to the one she is parting with that it's important to recall the good memories without the tears. She promises to remember her friend and hopes that they will think fondly of her as well.

8. "50 Ways to Say Goodbye" by Train

When the narrator in this 2012 pop song is suddenly dumped by his lover without an adequate explanation, he replies, "Help me, help me, I'm no good at goodbyes!"

He promises to be classy, however when it comes to explaining the demise of the relationship to friends, he generates a number of funny excuses about why the relationship ended. Anyone who has ever experienced a bitter goodbye can appreciate this song.

9. "I’m Movin’ On" by Rascal Flatts

This poignant country song from 2001 is about a narrator who has struggled with personal ghosts and demons. Now he's sold his belongings and is moving out of town in search of forgiveness.

Sometimes parting ways is the healthiest for everyone involved:

There comes a time in everyone's life
When all you can see are the years passing by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone.

10. "Goodbye to You" by Scandal

It's okay to celebrate saying "see ya later" (or "see ya never") if you want to! As much as such loves him, the narrator in this hit song from 1982 is finally done with waiting for her beau to love her back. She's been holding on too long and has decided to cut him loose, promising to recall both the good and the bad times. Sassy and in your face, she tells him that her heart just doesn't feel the same, so "Goodbye to you."

11. "You're Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins

Some of us look all too forward to the next phase of our lives without fully valuing what we now have. In this 2008 country ballad, a teenage girl is overly eager about turning 18 and leaving home. Later, a new bride can't wait to have kids as she decorates her one-room apartment, and then a young exasperated mother apologizes to a plumber for her crying children.

The song emphasizes the value of appreciating what you have now rather than wanting to say goodbye to each of life's precious phases. The song resonated with singer Trace Adkins so much because he has five daughters of his own.

12. "Don’t You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds

In this quintessential '80s hit, the guy that's left dancing alone when his partner says goodbye wonders how parting ways will affect their relationship.

  • Will she call his name?
  • Will she try to deny the depth of their shared feelings?
  • Will she walk on by, pretending "they" never happened?

This song was a worldwide hit in 1985 and appeared in the coming-of-age movie, The Breakfast Club.

13. "You’ll Think of Me" by Keith Urban

The heartbroken man in this 2004 country ditty is losing sleep as he ruminates about the way his sweetheart broke up with him (she cheated). He finds solace, however, in mentally fast-forwarding to the day when she comes to her senses and realizes what she gave up. At that point, he plans to be over her and on to the next chapter in his life:

Take your records, take your freedom
Take your memories I don't need 'em
Take your space and take your reasons
But you'll think of me.

14. "Bye Bye Bye" by 'NSYNC

Tired of providing emotional support to someone who doesn't return it, the narrator in this pop song from 200 tells her that enough is enough. He won't be her fool any longer:

Bye bye
I'm checking out, I'm signing off
I don't want to be the loser, and I've had enough.

Ever felt like that?

15. "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" by Patty Loveless

In this heartwrenching country song from 1993, a devoted mother helps her daughter say goodbye through three important life transitions: moving away from a childhood friend, divorcing her husband, and losing her mother. The mother asks the daughter:

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?"

16. "Say Something (I'm Giving Up On You)" by A Great Big World

Anyone who has felt the desperation and loneliness of a relationship that is going nowhere can appreciate this 2013 pop song. The narrator admits he feels depleted and in over his head. He still loves his partner and is pushing aside all pride, begging for some kind of validation in return. Against the deafening silence, he is ready to say goodbye.

17. "What Hurts the Most" by Rascal Flatts

The words that he left unspoken are the ones that haunt the protagonist in this 2006 Grammy-nominated country song. Having said goodbye without expressing himself to the woman he still loves, he must now relive their goodbye and force a smile when he sees their old friends.

Consider it a lesson learned the hard way:

What hurts the most was being so close
And havin' so much to say
And watchin' you walk away
And never knowin' what could've been.

"Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven." - Tryon Edwards, American theologian
"Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven." - Tryon Edwards, American theologian | Source

18. "A Better Man" by Clint Black

As he says goodbye to a love he knew wouldn't last, the man in this 1989 country hit expresses gratitude for what he has gained from their relationship. He is thankful for what his partner has given him over the years and for inspiring him to be a better man. He claims that he can do things now that he previously couldn't, and he feels lucky to have known her this way.

19. "Don't Forget to Remember Me" by Carrie Underwood

In this 2006 song, an 18-year-old girl prepares to strike out on her own. As she loads her Chevy, she's more than ready but her mother finds it hard to say goodbye. She offers practical advice, trying to delay their farewell. Later, as the daughter faces bills of her own and the realities of life as an adult, she recalls all that she misses about the life she left behind.

20. "Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac

When you've given your heart to someone, and they won't take it, there's no real choice but to say goodbye. This classic rock song from 1977 is about the gut-wrenching realization that the one you love doesn't love you as much as you love them. The song was written as Lindsay Buckingham's harsh response to "Dreams," a Fleetwood Mac song that Stevie Nicks wrote about wanting to end their relationship.

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Rock Songs About Saying Goodbye

Song
Artist
Year Released
Goodbye Kiss
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
2010
Here’s to the Night
Eve 6
2000
Beautiful Goodbye
Maroon 5
2012
See You Later, Alligator
Bill Haley and The Comets
1957
Say Goodbye
Skillet
2006
Goodbye, Goodbye
Tegan and Sara
2013
Hello, Goodbye
The Beatles
1967
Photograph
Nickelback
2005
November Rain
Guns 'N Roses
1991
Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough
Patty Smyth featuring Don Henley
1992
Farewell to You
White Lion
1991
What About Love?
Heart
1985
Never Say Goodbye
Bon Jovi
1986
Goodbye Blue Sky
Pink Floyd
1979
Tears In Heaven
Eric Clapton
1992
Send Me On My Way
Rusted Root
1995
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Paul Simon
1975
Separate Ways
Journey
1983
Scientist
Coldplay
2002
Free Bird
Lynyrd Skyryrd
1973
Crash
Sum41
2011
Ramble On
Led Zepplin
1969
My Lovely Man
Red Hot Chili Peppers
1991
In the End
Black Veil Brides
2012

R&B Songs About Saying Goodbye

Song
Artist
Year Released
It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Boyz II Men
1991
Hit the Road Jack
Ray Charles
1961
Never Can Say Goodbye
Jackson 5
1971
Midnight Train to Georgia
Gladys Knight and the Pips
1973
See You Again
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
2015
Say Goodbye
Chris Brown
2005
Kiss and Say Goodbye
The Manhattans
1976
I Remember
AlunaGeorge
2016
Goodbye
Alicia Keys
2001
I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston
1992
Final Goodbye
Usher
1994

Pop Songs About Saying Goodbye

Song
Artist
Year Released
Gone, Gone, Gone
Phillip Phillips
2012
Save a Place for Me
Matthew West
2008
I've Had the Time of My Life
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
1987
Graduation (Friends Forever)
Vitamin C
1999
Goodbye My Friend
Spice Girls
1998
Goodbye To You
Michelle Branch
2000
I Love You, Goodbye
Celine Dion
1992
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Peter, Paul and Mary
1969
Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
Bananarama
1983
It Must've Been Love
Roxette
1992
Friends Never Say Goodbye
Elton John
2000
One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
Morrissey
2009
Goodbye
Air Supply
1993
It's Not Goodbye
Laura Pausini
1998
The Power Of Goodbye
Madonna
1998
Goodbye to Love
The Carpenters
1972
Time of Our Lives
Tyrone Wells
2010
Wild World
Cat Stevens
1970
Seasons in the Sun
Westlife
1999
Sad Eyes
Robert John
1979
On My Way
Phil Collins
2003
Nothing Lasts Forever
Maroon 5
2007
Happier
Marshmello (featuring Bastille)
2018
How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye
Dionne Warwick (featuring Luther Vandross)
1983

Country Songs About Saying Goodbye

Song
Artist
Year Released
See You Again
Carrie Underwood
2012
Happy Trails to You
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
1952
Last Goodbye
Miranda Lambert
2001
When I Get Where I’m Going
Brad Paisley
2005
Good In Goodbye
Carrie Underwood
2012
26 Cents
The Wilkinsons
1998
I Can Still Make Cheyenne
George Strait
1996
Here Comes Goodbye
Rascal Flatts
2009
A Broken Wing
Martina McBride
1997
I Will Always Love You
Dolly Parton
1974
The Long Goodbye
Brooks & Dunn
2001
On the Road Again
Willie Nelson
1980
How Do I Live Without You?
LeeAnn Rimes
1997
Goodbye Says It All
Blackhawk
1993
You Don’t Even Know Who I Am
Patty Loveless
1994
What Might've Been
Little Texas
1993
I Can't Make You Love Me
Bonnie Raitt
1991
Wide Open Spaces
The Dixie Chicks
1998
Kiss This
Aaron Tippin
2000
Gone
Montgomery Gentry
2004
My Old Friend
Tim McGraw
2004
If You Get There Before I Do
Collin Raye
1991
She Never Cried In Front Of Me
Toby Keith
2008
Not A Day Goes By
Lonestar
2001
I Will Not Say Goodbye
Danny Gokey
2010
A Bad Goodbye
Clint Black featuring Wyonna Judd
1993
Goodbye Time
Blake Shelton
2004
Say Goodbye
Katharine McPhee
2010
Baby Bye Bye
Gary Morris
1984
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Willie Nelson
1975
As You Turn Away
Lady Antebellum
2011
Easy Come, Easy Go
George Strait
1993
Baby's Gotten Good at Goodbye
George Strait
1988
Losing You
Brenda Lee
1963
Just Like Them Horses
Reba McEntire
2015
Please Remember Me
Tim McGraw
1999
Drinkin' My Baby Goodbye
The Charlie Daniels Band
1986

Happy Goodbye Songs

Song
Artist
Year Released
Nothing Lasts Forever
Maroon 5
2007
Ramble On
Led Zeppelin
1969
My Lovely Man
Red Hot Chili Peppers
1991
The Spirit Carries On
Dream Theater
1999
In the End
Black Veil Brides
2013
Never Meant
American Football
1999
I'm Leaving You
Scorpions
1984
Goodbye to Romance
Ozzy Osbourne
1980
See You Later, Alligator
Bill Haley and The Commets
1957
I've Had the Time of My Life
Bill Medley and Jennifer Warner
1989
Hit the Road Jack
Ray Charles
1961
Goodbye to You
Michelle Branch
2000
On the Road Again
Willie Nelson
1980
Kiss This
Aaron Tippin
2000
Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
Bananarama
1983
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Paul Simon
1975
Happier
Marshmello (featuring Bastille)
2018

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        Anrichmarx 

        3 months ago

        I miss you kay-ley i love you

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 months ago from USA

        Aiden - Yes, I'm reading this, and I've added the song as #111. Thanks for the song suggestion. Have a Happy July 4th.

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        aiden 

        5 months ago

        if youre reading this tim mcgraw

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        FlourishAnyway 

        10 months ago from USA

        Sally - You're not talking about "Our House" by Madness (1982), are you? If not, perhaps more details (genre, key lyrics you recall) may help another reader or me remember it for you. Thanks for the comment.

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        sally 

        10 months ago

        There was a song back in I think the 80's where a family was moving and the house was remembering all the good and bad times. For the life of me I can't remember the name. Any clue?

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        FlourishAnyway 

        12 months ago from USA

        Dion - That's one sad, bummer of a song. I've added it to both this playlist and the playlist about loneliness and feelings of isolation: https://hubpages.com/playlists/Pop-Rock-Country-So...

        Thanks for your suggestion! Have a good day!

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        Dion 

        12 months ago

        Goodbye to Love by The Carpenters

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        FlourishAnyway 

        15 months ago from USA

        Dear Shyron, I have added the song as #100. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

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        Shyron E Shenko 

        15 months ago from Texas

        "Losing You" -Brenda Lee

        Don't sigh a sigh for me

        Don't ever cry for me

        This is goodbye for me

        I know we're through

        I'm Losing you

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        FlourishAnyway 

        15 months ago from USA

        Roshi - Thanks for the suggestion. I added it to the playlist about Missing Someone You Love: https://hubpages.com/playlists/Missing-You-Playlis...

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        Roshi 

        15 months ago

        I'm amazed 'Cold One Coming On' by Montgomery Gentry didn't make the list.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        19 months ago from USA

        Ashley Zientarski - Adding this at #97. Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a suggestion!

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        Ashley Zientarski 

        19 months ago

        I Will Always Love You by Whitney Huston

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        FlourishAnyway 

        19 months ago from USA

        Londy - I've got both Carrie Underwood's version and Wiz Kahlifa's (with Charlie Puth). Is there another that you are suggesting?

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        Londy 

        19 months ago

        See you again

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Larry - It makes me wonder whether I should've subdivided the list. 91 is a whole lot. But thank you! Have a great week.

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        Larry Rankin 

        2 years ago from Oklahoma

        You sure know your music!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Valene - I think that one's on my Break Up Playlist. It's desperately heart-wrenching. Thank you for stopping by!

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        Valene 

        2 years ago from Missouri

        Wow, what a great list you've made! I always liked that "I can't make you love me" song by Bonnie Raitt, which I guess is more a break up song than a goodbye song.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Catherine - You have no idea how many times I have the wrong artist and have to double check myself! (That's why it takes me so long to publish these.) You are wonderful just as you are, lovely Catherine! Don't change a thing.

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        Catherine Giordano 

        2 years ago from Orlando Florida

        FlorishAnyway: Forgive my senility. Now that you mention it, it probably was Peter Paul and Mary. The airplane part probably caused me to think Jefferson Airplane. I can't trust my memory anymore. I am glad you included it.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Catherine - A number of artists recorded many of these songs. As for that one, I listed it as #24 and credited Peter, Paul & Mary, although John Denver could have also been mentioned. It does have a very nice appeal, all these years later! Thank you for sharing your trip down memory lane.

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        Catherine Giordano 

        2 years ago from Orlando Florida

        Another great playlist. But you left off my favorite "I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane" by the Jefferson Airplane. "So kiss me and say you love me..." It is indelible in my brain because I was in San Francisco in the "flower-child" heyday, packed and ready to take a jet plane back to New York City the next morning when I first heard that song.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        teaches12345 - Thank you for stopping by. Goodbyes can be sad, but the alternative (not having the chance to say goodbye) is so much sadder. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, Dianna!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Frank - I used to limit myself to 25, 35, or other round numbers but then found quickly that with new releases there would always be additional songs so why even start out with such a number? It'll only change as people make good suggestions and all. It doesn't take much on my part to go ahead and offer greater content in the form of a table either. Hope that answers it.

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        Frank Atanacio 

        2 years ago

        91 songs.. goodbye songs.. Just curious Flourish.. why the odd numbers? and thanks for the trip down memory lane..:)

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        teaches12345 

        2 years ago

        I hate good-byes but they are part of life. Some of the songs are sad but others give one a brighter hope of reunion.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        vespawoolf - It's funny how when you read the lyrics of an all-too-familiar song they can sometimes change the meaning of the song for you. Thank you for commenting. Have a great week!

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        vespawoolf 

        2 years ago from Peru, South America

        This seems like an exhaustive list of goodbye songs. I've heard some of these songs over and over again and didn't even realize the lyrics were about this theme. I plan to look up some of the unfamiliar songs. Thank you!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Shyron - Thanks so much for faithfully following! I appreciate you! Blessings and hugs right back!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Nell - I do as well. I'm not sure how he went through with it, being a personal friend and all. Gives you a lump in the throat to hear it.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Peggy - Thank you for your kind kudos! I enjoy researching them and listening to them. Sometimes the lyrics which I thought I knew (haha) end up surprising me. Have a great week! Thank you for commenting!

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        Peggy Woods 

        2 years ago

        I enjoy these song lists of yours because you always introduce me to some (sometimes many!) that I have not previously heard. Nice job as always. :)

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        Nell Rose 

        2 years ago

        I remember Elton Johns song so well, watching Princess Dianas memorial, its one of those things that sticks in the mind. love your series!

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        Shyron E Shenko 

        2 years ago from Texas

        I love all these lists and you have provided enough to last for months.

        But I still love the old songs like "Losing you" by Brenda Lee.

        Keep them coming.

        Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Linda - Thank you for taking a look even though you only knew one! I appreciate your readership. Have a great week!

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        Linda Crampton 

        2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I only know one song that you've reviewed, but it's a song that I love. I always find "Candle in the Wind" very moving. Thanks for another interesting and useful playlist article, Flourish.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Carb Diva - Thank you. I am so sorry about the loss of your dear feline friend. I would definitely agree with you about the importance that pets play in our lives and the grief that their passing involves. I have six cats now, have always had multiple cats but recently lost the one I referred to as my "Jesus Christ Cat" because he was such a benevolent and gentle soul. His name was Shepard and he oddly had a neurological disability that mirrored my own MS. We were in the struggle together. He died, however, of cancer of the larynx, crawling up next to me one morning to let me know it was finally his time. We had him euthanized. I'm so sorry that you did not have the chance to say goodbye to your sweet baby. They are definitely our children. She knows that you loved her. I hope you are not afraid to love again, as there are so many darling cats who could use a good pet mom like you. The ranked list I cite is based on psychological research studies and I bet many people do consider pets as family, as you and I do.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Audrey - I like that too (as in "see ya never"). Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by!

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        Audrey Howitt 

        2 years ago from California

        So many great tunes in this list! I love that goodbye can also be good riddance!

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        Linda Lum 

        2 years ago from Washington State, USA

        Flourish - Another great series. I really enjoyed this. May I add one more to your list of 'goodbyes' (stressful life events)? The death of a family pet--or maybe that is covered under #3. Our 11-year old kitty died two years ago from a stroke or heart attack. In an instant she was gone, and there was no time for goodbyes. I still ache for her.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Heidi - I would bet that's soon sometime! It's funny how many different playlists you can come up with for situations. I've added your suggestion. Thank you!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Bill - That's one of Garth's best. I'm not a fan of him coming in and out of retirement. I think he did his best work the first time around when he was all in.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 years ago from USA

        Susan - The song by Trace Adkins is so authentic. It's too bad country doesn't extend much beyond the US and Canada. Some of it is absolutely awesome, very catchy, often involving a story. Thank you for stopping by!

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        Susan Hambidge 

        2 years ago from Hertfordshire, England

        I always enjoy reading your 'songs for every situation' compilations. We don't hear a lot of country tracks here in the UK but the Trace Adkins one is so full of emotion and truth, that one really brings a lump to my throat.

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        Heidi Thorne 

        2 years ago from Chicago Area

        So will the next playlist be Songs about Hello? :) Another great playlist! Here's my add: Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." Have a great day!

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        Bill Holland 

        2 years ago from Olympia, WA

        The Dance was my number one. Fun series, as I've said many times before. You and I are on the same wavelength with many on these lists. Great minds and all that. :)

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