When everything is going wrong and you’re missing someone badly, there’s nothing like listening to a few of your favorite sad songs. Even though happy music can improve our mood, sometimes we turn to sad music for comfort. Listening to sad songs is our way of dealing with bad feelings because it provides consolation, helps us to express our emotions and makes us feel better. Sad songs are particularly crucial during certain periods of our lives, for example – when we are in emotional distress due to a lost relationship and we really need a good cry. Without further ado, here are some of the saddest songs about missing someone!
“Missing” – Everything But the Girl
“Missing” is a popular song by British music duo Everything but the Girl. The 1995 dance version of this song became a worldwide hit, peaking at the top of the music charts in many countries. The song talks about a person who is badly missing his/her best friend who moved away.
“I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” – Aerosmith
“I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” by American hard rock band Aerosmith is undoubtedly one of the most popular power ballads of all time. The 1997 hit song debuted at number one on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 list and describes the intensity felt by one lover towards another, as he wants to capture every moment spent with her.
“Far Away” – Nickelback
“Far Away” is a great love song by the popular Canadian band Nickelback. This 2006 hit is about how you’ll always love that certain someone no matter what happens and how sometimes you take for granted what you have.
“I Remember You” – Skid Row
“I Remember You” by heavy metal band Skid Row is another amazing power ballad that talks about missing the person you love and reminiscing about the days you spent together. Released in 1989, the song became a worldwide hit and the number one prom song in the United States in 1990.
“Missing You” – John Waite
“Missing You” is a song that was recorded by English musician John Waite in 1984. Even though the singer tries to play it cool and doesn’t want to admit that he misses his ex-girlfriend, deep inside his heart he knows that he is lonely without her and struggles with his memories of her.
“Here Without You” – 3 Doors Down
“Here Without You” by rock band 3 Doors Down is one of the most beautiful songs about missing someone. Released in 2003, this rock ballad grew in popularity during the Iraq War and became an anthem for deployed troops and their families who were waiting for them at home. This is truly one of the saddest songs that belong on our list of the best songs about missing someone.
“I’ll Be Missing You”- Puff Daddy ft Faith Evans
“I’ll Be Missing You” was recorded by rapper Puff Daddy and singer Faith Evans, in memory of rapper The Notorious B.I.G. who was murdered in March 1997. The sad song even won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo in 1998 and became one of the best-selling singles of all time.