Top 10 Unrequited Love Songs

Updated on May 5, 2016

When They Don't Love You Back

There's a song out there that can encompass just about every human emotion and feeling. A lot of times when you're feeling down music has a way of helping you work through those problems, especially when it comes to heart ache and agony over relationships.

There's plenty of lists about the saddest songs about love - but not too often do you see one dedicated to unrequited love songs. What is unrequited love? As Charlie Brown says it best "Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter like unrequited love." It is when you love somebody, but they just don't love you back.

These are my top 10 picks, in no particular order:

Shiver - Coldplay

This song, with lyrics such as "So I look in your direction, But you pay me no attention, And you know how much I need you, But you never even see me", is all about loving someone who doesn't feel the same way.

Creep - Radiohead

The song starts out saying "You're just like an angel, Your skin makes me cry" and goes into "But I'm a Creep. I'm a Weirdo..."

I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Rait

If you're ever in need of a swooning country song about someone not loving you,, this is the perfect song for you.

All Over You - Spill Canvas

The lyrics to this song couldn't possibly be any more basic about unrequited love with lyrics like "This life is way too short to get caught up in all this stuff when i just want you to love me back...why can't you just love me back?"

Strange and Beautiful - Aqualung

This is an eerily beautiful song about putting a spell on someone to fall in love with you when they don't even know you exist.

You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles

Ray Charles is a musical legend, and it just wouldn't be right to not include this song about loving someone who sees you just as a friend.

Lily - Smashing Pumpkins

I am not certain that this song is about unrequited love - but chances are if you're being arrested for sitting in a tree outside your lover's window it can't be too good of a situation.

Catch the Wind - Donovan

As the name of this song suggests, it is easier to catch the wind than to make someone feel the same way about you as you feel about them.

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus

This is one of those songs perfect for the teenage boy on love with a girl who's already got a boyfriend.

I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick

Another song where the title says it all.

Obviously, these are just 10 songs I can think of off the top of my head - which is why I'd really love to hear any suggestions or favorites of yours in the comments below!




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        Diana 

        15 months ago

        Acquainted- The Weeknd

        "To say that we're in love is dangerous,

        But girl im so glad we're acquainted.

        I got you touchin your body..."

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        Broken Heart 

        4 years ago

        Jodeci "Cry For You".

        Doesn't get more real than that. Wish feeling like this wasn't even part of the human experience.

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        AnnieL 

        5 years ago

        Don't Close Your Eyes - a very sad country song by the late Keith Whitley. A painful, desperate plea to his beloved to let go of a past lover -

        I know you loved him

        A long time ago

        Even now in my arms

        You still want him I know

        But darling this time

        Let your memories die

        When you hold me tonight

        Don't close your eyes

        Don't close your eyes

        Let it be me

        Don't pretend it's him

        In some fantasy

        Darling just once

        Let yesterday go

        You'll find more love

        Than you've ever known

        Just hold me tight

        When you love me tonight

        And don't close your eyes

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        sean 

        5 years ago

        "Why Don't You See Me" by Concrete Blonde

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        Lily 

        6 years ago

        on my own is the best unrequited love song ever.

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        mbSC 

        6 years ago

        Anastacia: I'm Outta Love

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        Bubble 

        6 years ago

        I don't nessecarily like the song but it is exactly what your looking for. Invisible by Taylor Swift. It mentions a guy liking another girl when while the first girl likes him. "I just wanna show you, she don't even know you. She's never gonna love you like I want to."

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        bomgoesthedynamite 

        6 years ago

        Mazzy Star Fade Into You, should be in the list

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        BigP 

        6 years ago

        This is an awesome list and the added suggestions are great. I'm making a fantastic playlist for wallowing in sadness to. I'd like to add one more: "Lonliness is Worse" by Veruca Salt. The line "Don't you wanna be happy with me?" kills me every time.

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        halogirl777G 

        6 years ago

        OMG...you have to hear Letting go by M.O.B. Michael Olivieri band...My favorite song about letting go of someone who doesnt love you anymore!

        "Cry me a river, and build a bridge...and I'll get over it!!!" I love it! http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/song_details/12...

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        Lsh 

        6 years ago

        Good list, but you missed REM losing my religion, the lyrics goes a little like this: consider this, consider this the hint of the century. Consider this, the slip that bought me to my knees, failed. What if all this fantasies comes flailing around, now I've said, too much" great song, total raw pain. Another one would be kate nash, nicest thing, lyrics: All l know is that you're so nice, you're the nicest thing l've seen, l wish that we could give it a go, see if we could be something." a bit girly the words but pire genius.....

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        Amee 

        6 years ago

        Dragostea Din Tei (The "Numa Numa" song") is actually a very poignant unrequited love song in the original translation:

        "You want to leave, but you don't want to, don't want to take me ... Your face and the love from the linden trees, and I remember your eyes."

        Here is the Youtube lyrics video I watch when I want the translation on screen: http://youtu.be/Bk7Sxpmr7wI

        Sure changes the mood of the song knowing what it's original meaning is, yeah? I will note that it's one of the very few unrequited love songs I know of that really just throws it's heart into the ring without any sense of demand whatsoever.

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        mjr 

        6 years ago

        good list. i was lookin 4 more of a song where the girl does know you exist but doesn't like you...at all...life sucks

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        jp 

        6 years ago

        Don't forget "wasted time" by me chelle n dechello. Sp?

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        Heart lover 

        6 years ago

        Alone by heart. About wanting to be loved by someone, but they don't even know you love them at all.

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        jschach 

        6 years ago

        Totally agree with you!! You should definitely check out Bon Iver's cover of I Can't Make You Love Me....just that more touching. Great Hub!

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        Lexie 

        6 years ago

        She is The Sunlight by Trading Yesterday

        Love Song Requiem by Trading Yesterday

        Congratulations by Blue October (Very moving)

        Used to by Daughtry If he or she has a girlfried or boyfriend and you two used to be good friends.

        Ashes and Wine by A Fine Frenzy is perfect!!

        Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield

        This Pefect Thing by Honestly

        Blind by Lifehouse (kind of)

        Everything by Lifehouse is great too for this situation.

        Miserable at Best by Mayday Parade

        "And I got the point that I should leave you alone But we both know that I'm not that strong" Isn't it true?

        She(For Liz) by Parachute

        Under Control by Parachute -If you feel like telling him or her. "Because I kept my heart under control, but lady, all this time is taking its toll."

        The Mess I Made by Parachute -It's 'bout regretting not doing things to kept your belove. Sounds pretty familiar to me.

        Between The Lines by Sara Bareilles -It's a song about two friends who missed their chance because he felt in love with someone else.

        Breathe Again by Sara Bareilles is about moving on.

        Deadman Walking by The Script

        Long Gone And Moving On by The Script

        Already Gone by Kelly Clarkson (About moving on, too.)

        Yes, my love is unrequited as you can see. Anyway, and my personal favorite: "3 Libras by A Perfect Circle"

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        hiccup hippo 

        6 years ago

        You're Beautiful

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        Chelsea again 

        6 years ago

        Also Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler (My break up song)

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        Chelsea 

        6 years ago

        One more I forgot

        Wait For You by Elliot Yamin ? I cry to this song every time.

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        Chelsea 

        6 years ago

        A few that no one mentioned but I love and they bring me to tears!

        If I'm Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield

        Still by Frankie J

        I Wish You Loved Me by Tynisha Keli

        You Told Me You Loved Me by Cinematic Sunrise (?!!!!!)

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        Melissa 

        6 years ago

        love your choice of songs! i'm always looking for songs that relate to how i'm feeling and i definitely found a great selection in you're suggestions. awesome!

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        soulassassin06 

        6 years ago

        BE MINE - ROBYN

        That you never were and you never will be mine

        No, you never were and you never will be mine

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        an0nym0us 

        6 years ago

        Catch the Wind by Donovan is a great song. I feel that way about someone. This person knows how I feel and told me they don't feel the same way about me. Donovan wrote this song that perfectly expresses the feelings that I couldn't put into words.

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        KeyChainadalConcepcionSanjo 

        6 years ago

        nice list... can totally relate...

        you could also try:

        not like the movies by kc concepcion (

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        anonymous 

        6 years ago

        I can't believe no one has mentioned Jack Johnson - Sitting Waiting Wishing. Classic song with lyrics like "Lord knows that this world is cruel, and I ain't the Lord, no I'm just a fool, Learnin' lovin' somebody don't make them love you..." This song inspired me to learn guitar!

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        Lindsey Gray 

        6 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee

        Great list!! "Creep" is most definitely one of the best songs for this category & THANK YOU for putting Aqualung's "Strange & Beautiful" on the list. Such a beautiful song. I love Aqualung & Matt's voice can sing anything.

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        Ioana 

        6 years ago

        ascultati : Just a dream-by nelly :((

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        Tony 

        6 years ago

        Three days grace - Over and Over > Mine fav.

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        Kim 

        6 years ago

        How about. 'you don't know my name' Alicia Keys. Such a beautiful song. Also reminds me of unrequited love.

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        helovesmenot 

        6 years ago

        It's an oldie but a perfect unrequited love song:

        Long Long Time... by Linda Ronstadt

        Lyrics:

        Love will abide, take things in stride

        Sounds like good advice but there's no one at my side

        And time washes clean love's wounds unseen

        That's what someone told me but I don't know what it means.

        Cause I've done everything I know to try and make you mine

        And I think I'm gonna love you for a long long time

        Caught in my fears

        Blinking back the tears

        I can't say you hurt me when you never let me near

        And I never drew one response from you

        All the while you fell all over girls you never knew

        Cause I've done everything I know to try and make you mine

        And I think it's gonna hurt me for a long long time

        Wait for the day

        You'll go away

        Knowing that you warned me of the price I'd have to pay

        And life's full of flaws

        Who knows the cause?

        Living in the memory of a love that never was

        Cause I've done everything I know to try and change your mind

        and I think I'm gonna miss you for a long long time

        Cause I've done everything I know to try and make you mine

        And I think I'm gonna love you for a long long time.

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        Pauly jr 

        6 years ago

        Nice music taste you got great!!

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        HiThereStranger 

        6 years ago

        :-)

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        atthezoo 

        6 years ago

        Great list. You could have added REM "Losing my religion". I'm not english, but I suppose that's what the song's about. "I thought that I heard you laughing/I thought that I heard you sing/I think I thought I saw you try".

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        Blabla 

        6 years ago

        Almost every song on Adele's album '19' is about unanswered love. Great album.

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        julie 

        7 years ago

        On My Own Les Miserable

        On my own

        Pretending he's beside me

        All alone

        I walk with him till morning

        Without him

        I feel his arms around me

        And when I lose my way I close my eyes

        And he has found me

        In the rain the pavement shines like silver

        All the lights are misty in the river

        In the darkness, the trees are full of starlight

        And all I see is him and me forever and forever

        And I know it's only in my mind

        That I'm talking to myself and not to him

        And although I know that he is blind

        Still I say, there's a way for us

        I love him

        But when the night is over

        He is gone

        The river's just a river

        Without him

        The world around me changes

        The trees are bare and everywhere

        The streets are full of strangers

        I love him

        But every day I'm learning

        All my life

        I've only been pretending

        Without me

        His world will go on turning

        A world that's full of happiness

        That I have never known

        I love him

        I love him

        I love him

        But only on my own

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        JRock 

        7 years ago

        Correction: "She's like the Wind" :)

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        JRock 

        7 years ago

        "She's like Wind" by Patrick Swayze

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        roguedking 

        7 years ago

        I'm surprised that these two haven't been mentioned so far:

        Apocalyptica - I Don't Care (to me the song is as direct a description as you can get of the ultimate frustration that comes from unrequited love.. but.. everyone hears something different)

        Jaymay - Grey or Blue

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        khrystaldeal700 

        7 years ago

        check out krystal on youtube.com just look up defeated-wynwood krystal by 143 wynwood and dont forget to commentrd on her.........

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        mary h 

        7 years ago

        Maroon 5 - she will be loved

        maroon 5 - misery

        maroon 5 - this love

        Live - Heaven (this is more platonic love which is what I'm looking for, thought I'd share)

        All I Have To Do Is Dream - Roy Orbison / Everly Brothers

        Annie's Song - John Denver

        Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

        Burn - Tina Arena

        Complicated - Carolyn Dawn Johnson

        Does He Love You (Like He Loves Me) - Linda Davis & Reba McEntire

        Don't You Love Me Anymore - Joe Cocker

        Dreaming Of You - Selena

        Even Now - Barry Manilow (Editor's Pick)

        Find a Way To My Heart - Phil Collins

        From the Bottom of My Broken Heart - Britney Spears

        Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

        Gloomy Sunday - Billie Holiday

        Have You Ever - Brandy

        hello - Lionel Richie

        Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren

        He Loves You Not - Dream

        How Do I Get There - Deana Carter

        I Can Love You Like That - John Michael Montgomery

        I Don't Have to Wonder - Garth Brooks

        If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman

        If Only - Goldfinger

        If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot

        If You Were Mine - Mya

        I Know It's Over - The Smiths

        I'm Gonna Make You Miss Me - 3LW

        Invisible Man - 98 Degrees

        It Don't Matter To Me - Bread

        It's Only Make Believe - Conway Twitty

        I Wanna Be With You - Mandy Moore

        I Want You - Elvis Costello

        I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

        Just To Hear You Say You Love Me - Faith Hill

        Layla - Eric Clapton

        Love Bites - Def Leppard

        More Than That - Backstreet Boys

        More Than Words - Extreme

        Mrs. Steven Rudy - Mark McGuinn

        My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli

        Possession - Sarah McLachlan

        Out Of Your Shoes Tonight - Lorrie Morgan

        Run To You - Whitney Houston

        Sad Eyes - Robert John

        Shameless - Garth Brooks

        Someone You Used To Know - Colin Raye

        Spanish Guitar - Toni Braxton

        Stranger In My House - Tamia

        That's As Close As I'll Get To Loving You - Aaron Tippin

        That's Why (You Go Away)- Michael Learns to Rock

        The Hardest Thing - 98 Degrees

        To Make You Feel My Love - Garth Brooks

        Two Out of Three Ain't Bad - Meat Loaf

        Until You Love Me - Reba McEntire

        Untouchable Face - Ani DiFranco

        Vermillion, Pt. 2 - Slipknot

        Water From the Moon - Céline Dion

        We All Fall in Love Sometimes - Elton John

        What Do I Have To Do? - Stabbing Westward

        What She's Doing Now - Garth Brooks

        Whenever You Come Around - Vince Gill

        Wherever You Will Go - The Calling

        Why Do You Want Him? - Green Day

        You Dont Know Me - Jann Arden

        You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - Hall & Oates

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        tilly 

        7 years ago

        Great songs! But one of my favourites is Please Dont Leave Me by Pink, great song which describes the way I feel about my best friend, Charlie, who doesn't love me anywhere near as much as I love him.

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        Luke 

        7 years ago

        Blowers daughter by Damien Rice is one of my personal favourites. Also What If by Bombay Bicycle Club, not exactly about unrequited love but fits my mood right now perfectly

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        :) 

        7 years ago

        you missed always by bon jovi

        ;D

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        The Todd 

        7 years ago

        What about "Layla" by Eric Clapton? He wrote that song about Patty Boyd, who was at the time married to his best friend George Harrison. He was so hung up on her that he was dating her sister as a surrogate. When the sister heard the song she realized what Clapton was doing and broke it off with him. Clapton and Boyd would end up married...then divorced.

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        thereyago 

        7 years ago

        Pearl Jam - Black

        "I know some day you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star in somebody else's sky, but, why, why, why can't it be mine?"

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        Josh  

        7 years ago

        You have to include "are you lonesome tonight"...made famous by Elvis.

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        Emma 

        7 years ago

        Two songs I love about unrequited love:

        True by Ryan Cabrera: This song is about a guy who is in love with a girl who doesn't even notice him.

        "You don't know what you do, every time you walk into the room.. I'm afraid to move."

        If I Don't Tell You Now by Ronan Keating: This song almost made me confess my feelings to this guy who I know doesn't love me back! It's about a guy who has kept his feelings inside for too long and wants to take a chance and tell her how he feels.

        "Maybe I'm only gonna make a mistake

        And there's a chance maybe my heart can break

        But if I don't tell you now

        I may never get the chance again.."

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        Prachik 

        7 years ago

        Love the list and the comments!

        Some recommendations:

        Secret Love by JoJo: All about a girl who loves a guy who only thinks of her as a friend.

        The man who can't be moved by The Script: A very touching song about a man who is waiting at the corner of a street for a woman he loves, in case some day she misses him. The line "How can I move on if I'm still in love with you" sums it all up.

        You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift (since Teardops has been mentioned already) : Okay a little high school but it's about a girl who loves this guy who's dating a very beautiful girl but someone who doesn't love him as much as she does.

        "If you could see that I'm the one who understands you, been here all along so why can't you see? You belong with me.."

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        Violet 

        7 years ago

        What a great list, I enjoyed reading through the comments too. Ah, now I can listen to my hearts content.

        I'd like to add I'm Not That Girl by Idina Menzel - it's from the Wicked Musical I believe. It's pretty heartbreaking:

        "He could be that boy

        I'm not that girl"

        "She's winsom, she wins him

        Gold hair with a gentle curl

        That's the girl he chose

        And Heaven knows

        I'm not that girl"

        "Don't wish, don't start

        Wishing only wounds the heart

        I wasn't born for the rose and the pearl

        There's a girl I know

        He loves her so

        I'm not that girl"

        Stuff like that. Yeah, it's a downer... but it's sang really beautifully, you can't help but love it.

        I'd also recommend Teardrops on my Guitar by Taylor Swift (not too girly and actually really good :)

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        ILY 

        7 years ago

        Also Do You Know (The Ping Pong Song) by Enrique Iglesias.... perfect for the subject

        one of the lines

        "do you know what it feels like loving someone that's in a rush to throw you away

        do you know what it feels like to be the last one to know the lock on the door has changed

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        passionista 

        7 years ago

        Sorry for not mentioning 'Slow' was originally released by Future Hitmakers. Either way, very touching.

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        passionista 

        7 years ago

        A recent one out: 'Slow' by Rumer. Absolutely gut-wrenching. Really sums up someone trying to resist making a fool out of themselves by rushing in.

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        Rein Zahrein 

        7 years ago

        I would add Josie And The Pussycats' - "You Don't See Me"

        "I wish I was lonely, instead of just only,

        Crystal and see-through, and not enough to you."

        Heartbreaking..

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        Brian Kessler 

        7 years ago

        You missed Perfect Day by Lou Reed.

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        bestfriends but i love you 

        7 years ago

        i like maybe by the sick puppies. it kinda goes with my situation of a recent breakup where he said we should just be best friends for now til we figure things out. but i think that it might just be best to leave it all behind. i never thought this would happen and as much as i want to be with him and get back together with him i feel like maybe we've had our last kiss. it isn't unrequited love but it sure helps with a broken heart

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        Shai 

        7 years ago

        I listen to most of the songs that you have, will be listening to other songs mentioned in the comments.=)

        I agree with Ferris C.

        3 Libras by A Perfect Circle is one very beautiful and very painful song about unrequited love.

        "Threw you the obvious and you flew with it on your back, a name in your recollection, thrown down among a million same"

        The listener would definitely feel the frustration and sadness of the song from the words and sounds as the vocal and music intensifies.

        The last few lines go:

        "you don't

        you don't

        you don't see me at all"

        You might think it's a little too dramatic and whiny but don't we all get dramatic when we seem invisible to the person we love?

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        lily 

        7 years ago

        this isn't exactly unrequited but somehow it always cheers me up - "A Friendly Goodbye" by Bowling for Soup. Haha I know it doesn't quite sound like it but I think it's ultimately about hurt, but it really makes me think that anyone who isn't loving you back isn't worth it, which is always a nice feeling to have.

        And I completely agree with "On My Own" (love that song!Love that show!) and "I Can't Make You Love Me". Aah unrequited love, the most exquisite form of torture...

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        Morgan 

        7 years ago

        Thanks all for your suggestions. Here are some of my own in return. Some are cheesier than others, some more common than others, but parts or all of these help in their own way. I hope you agree.

        Brandy - Have You Ever

        Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dosed

        Jeff Buckley - Forget her

        Kimya Dawson - So Nice So Smart

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        Ashley 

        7 years ago

        I agree so much about "On My Own". Best unrequited love song of all time.

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        Richard J 

        7 years ago

        I know showtunes may not be considered cool but "On My Own" from Les Miserables is the best unrequited love song I know.

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        7 years ago

        Thanks so much! I love strange and beautiful :) Its an amazing song

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        Dave 

        7 years ago

        The Starting Line - "The Nightlife"

        This line sums it up best:

        "You're gasping for air and it's just not fair he gets to be with her. Here you sit, trying hard to forget something you're thinking of."

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        beatles1978 

        7 years ago

        Can't Let Go by Landon Pigg

        "Without lifting a finger, you're holding me back."

        Great song!!

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        Anybody 

        7 years ago

        Cherish - The Association. Best of these songs in my opinion.

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        Jated 

        7 years ago

        Fool to Think by Dave Matthews Band.

        I know thee are plenty of DMB haters out there but this song just fits perfect.

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        Someone 

        7 years ago

        Thanks for sharing!

        A great song that fits too is "Love Chained Me Here" by Foolish Things. Not too well known of a band, but really amazing lyrics I know all too well... Hehe.

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        kb24fanatic 

        7 years ago from philippines

        Nice hub. I haven't heard all of those songs though. I like Coldplay's Shiver

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        marcus 

        7 years ago

        feels like home - edwina hayes

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        Julie 

        7 years ago

        Jewel's "Standing Still"

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        Liz 

        8 years ago

        Perfect Kisses Can Lead to One Night Stands by The Apathy Eulogy is my go to for unrequited love.

        "if you would look right through

        anything that keeps you from being my being

        all that I've been needing

        if you would look right through anything that keeps you back

        what will it take to make you love me?"

        That last line especially breaks my heart

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        krystal 

        8 years ago

        Chevelle, Closure: it's a really good song for someone you know you can never get

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        Tara Tufford 

        8 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

        That Bonnie Raitt song is so very much one of "those" love songs. I played that song over and over when I was a teenager...

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        AdamTufford 

        8 years ago

        I wrote an unusual love song about being bitten by a zombie then trying to get my woman to be a zombie with me, or run so I don't eat her. Check out the video "Undead Love Song". It's one of my hubs! Radiohead's "Creep" is one of my favorites of all time.

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        Elliallie 

        8 years ago

        Dreams by Brandi Carlile.

        "I can't have you, but I have dreams."

        I love it.

        So. Much.

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        Sara 

        8 years ago

        Adele's COLD SHOULDER

        "...Whenever you look at me I wish I was her..."

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        Ferris C 

        8 years ago

        A Perfect Circle - 3 Libras. A Really Great Song!

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        elle_m 

        8 years ago

        really good song choice

        but what about Nature's Law by Embrace

        really sad and amazing song about someone who you love but doesn't want you or love you back

        ''i tried to fight the feeling, the feeling took me down

        i struggled and lost the day you knocked me out

        now everything's got meaning and meaning brings me down

        i'm watching as a screening of my life plays out''

        i'd recommened for anyone to give it a listen :)

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        English Teacher 

        8 years ago

        I've heard that the writer of "Happy Together" by the Turtles said the famed pop song is of this lyrical type, which explains why he used the eerie minor chord progression throughout the song's verses. As the song opens, "Imagine me and you..." The love he desires to be "Happy Together" is not a real love.

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        Pollyannalana 

        8 years ago from US

        Ohhhh, I so loved Donovan. Good hub, and how about Gene Pitney's " Only Love Can Break a Heart "?

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        Salsa Dancing 

        8 years ago

        Some really good songs on a really sucky topic. Unrequited love... we've all been through those times haven't we?

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        NaomiR 

        8 years ago from New York

        Great list! Music always helps cheer me up and I think these are perfect songs for anyone experiencing unrequited love.

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        advoco 

        8 years ago from cadiz

        Good list - some names and songs I hadn't thought about for a while.

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        Fresh_Flower 

        8 years ago from London

        Great list mate, another great song about unanswered love is Death Cab for Cutie's Tiny Vessels.

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        Lissa Lynn 

        8 years ago from upstate NY

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        Lissa Lynn 

        8 years ago from upstate NY

        Great hub, and I really like your picks, especially I Can't Make You Love Me, that's one of my personal favorites. May not be what you were thinking of but Alison Krauss' Let Me Touch You For A While always makes me think of unrequited love.

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        SoundChonicle 

        8 years ago

        Yea, Creep is very funny song. :)

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        AdamCairn 

        8 years ago from UK

        I like the Coldplay track

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        astrosurfer 

        8 years ago from Canada

        I can't make You Love Me

        Awesome Tune.

        Great Hub

        Jim

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        Anna 

        8 years ago from Orange County, California

        Great Hub! =) You have awesome taste in music!

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        Ron Mariano 

        8 years ago

        These are great songs and indeed sad. I love Radiohead's creep. One other love song that comes to mind is: U2's So Cruel.

        One of my favorite songs with the lyrics: "I disappeared in you. You disappeared from me. I gave you everything you ever wanted, It wasn't what you wanted. The men who love you, you hate the most. They pass right through you like a ghost. They look for you, but your spirit is in the air. Baby, you're nowhere. Oh, love, you say in love there are no rules. Oh, love, sweet-heart, you're so cruel."

        Great hub. Shiver is a touching song.

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        romaine_66 

        8 years ago

        I love it!!!...How could you not love Ray Charles???A true music genius!

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        Alta5656 

        8 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

        Some of Jim Croce's songs have lyrics that would make you say, "Ouch! it hurts". Have hubs on Jim Croce songs quotes/lines. You might want to check them too. More power. I like your hubs.

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        belljay 

        8 years ago

        Exellent!

        Thanks for offering such information to us.

        I really like your writing!

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        elisabethkcmo 

        8 years ago from Just East of Oz

        perfect!

        there's nothing like a song about drowning in your own sorrow to get those tears flowing, isn't that what they call catharsis??

        love your hub, great idea!

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