70 Songs about Losing Someone (R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock & More)

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70 Songs about Losing Someone (R&B, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock & More)

Thomas Campbell once said, “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die”.

Nothing can ever really express the depth of pain and sorrow over losing someone we love, but at least we have music:

Songs about Losing Someone

I. Latest songs about losing someone (2020,2021)

Check out our list below for the latest trending songs on losing someone. Most of them are current (in the last few years), but we have included some timeless classics that are still popular today.

1) The Living Years

Artist: Mike & The Mechanics
Album: The Living Years
Year: 1988
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2) Two Of Us

Artist: Louis Tomlinson
Album: Walls
Year: 2020
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3) Broken Halos

Artist: Chris Stapleton
Album: From A Room: Volume 1
Year: 2017
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4) Sad Song

Artist: We The Kings ft. Elena Coats
Album: Somewhere Somehow
Year: 2013
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5) Show Me Around

Artist: Carly Pearce
Album: 29: Written In Stone
Year: 2021
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6) Drowning

Artist: Chris Young
Album: Famous Friends
Year: 2021
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7) I’ll Carry You Home

Artist: Trisha Yearwood
Album: Every Girl
Year: 2019
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II. Songs about losing someone you love

Nothing is as hard as losing someone you love, whether it’s through death or break-up, but you are not alone. These world-renowned artists know the pain too.

1) Since I Lost You

Artist: Genesis
Album: We Can’t Dance
Year: 1991
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2) Bye Bye

Artist: Mariah Carey
Album: E=MC2
Year: 2008
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3) Love Is A Losing Game

Artist: Amy Winehouse
Album: Back To Black
Year: 2006
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4) Together Again

Artist: Janet Jackson
Album: The Velvet Rope
Year: 1997
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5) Make Heaven Wait

Artist: Wayne Brady
Album: A Long Time Coming
Year: 2008
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6) Waterfalls (A Capella)

Artist: TLC
Album: CrazySexyCool
Year: 1997
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7) How Can This Be

Artist: 3rd Storee
Album: Get With Me
Year: 2002
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III. Songs about losing a friend

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Family is hard to come by, so are treasured friends. Here are some beautiful musical eulogies to remember those we love.

1) Wake Me Up When September Ends

Artist: Greenday
Album: American Idiot
Year: 2004
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2) Who You’d Be Today

Artist: Kenny Chesney
Album: The Road And The Radio
Year: 2005
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3) Dancing In The Sky

Artist: Dani & Lizzy
Album: Work Of Heart
Year: 2016
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4) Fire And Rain

Artist: James Taylor
Album: Sweet Baby James
Year: 1970
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5) Brendan’s Death Song

Artist: Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Album: I’m With You
Year: 2011
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6) For A Dancer

Artist: Jackson Browne
Album: Late For The Sky
Year: 1974
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7) Life Without You

Artist: Stevie Ray Vaughan
Album: Soul To Soul
Year: 1985
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IV. Songs about losing a parent

Even though it seems natural that our parent’s go before us, it doesn’t making the timing or the loss easier to accept and deal with. Here are a list of beautiful songs that will help you treasure the memories.

1) Dance With My Father

Artist: Luther Vandross
Album: Dance With My Father
Year: 2003
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2) Supermarket Flowers

Artist: Ed Sheeran
Album: Divide
Year: 2017
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3) Hurt

Artist: Christina Aguilera
Album: Back to Basics
Year: 2006
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4) Leave Out All The Rest

Artist: Linkin Park
Album: Minutes To Midnight
Year: 2007
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5) Deep Blue

Artist: George Harrison
Album: Living In The Material World
Year: 1973
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6) If You Were Here

Artist: Poe
Album: Haunted
Year: 2000
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7) Death Disco

Artist: Public Image Ltd
Album: Metal Box
Year: 1979
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V. Pop songs about losing someone

Loss is always painful when we love someone. Here are a short list of popular songs through the ages to help you deal with the loss of your someone.

1) See You Again

Artist: Carrie Underwood
Album: Blown Away
Year: 2012
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2) Let It Be

Artist: The Beatles
Album: 12th Studio Album
Year: 1970
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3) Missing You

Artist: Diana Ross
Album: Swept Away
Year: 1984
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4) My Heart Will Go On

Artist: Celine Dion
Album: Let’s Talk About Love
Year: 1997
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5) Lay Me Down

Artist: Sam Smith
Album: In The Lonely Hour
Year: 2014
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6) Sweet Memories

Artist: Ray Charles ft. Mary Ann Fischer
Album: Love Country Style
Year: 1970
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7) Back Down Memory Lane

Artist: Minnie Riperton
Album: Minnie
Year: 1979
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VI. Country songs about losing someone

The country singers definitely have one up on everybody else in singing their woes. Especially as their words and music pull at us and draw us in.

1) Holes In The Floor Of Heaven

Artist: Steve Wariner
Album: Burnin’ The Roadhouse Down
Year: 1998
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2) When I’m Gone

Artist: Craig Morgan
Album: A Whole Lot More To Me
Year: 2016
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3) There You’ll Be

Artist: Faith Hill
Album: Pearl Harbour
Year: 2001
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4) If You’re Reading This

Artist: Tim McGraw
Album: Let It Go
Year: 2007
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5) Over You

Artist: Miranda Lambert
Album: Four The Record
Year: 2011
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6) Go Rest High On That Mountain

Artist: Vince Gill
Album: When Love Finds You
Year: 1994
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7) If Tomorrow Never Comes

Artist: Garth Brooks
Album: Garth Brooks
Year: 1989
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VII. Rock songs about losing someone

Sometimes straight up rage is all we have in the wake of losing someone. Rock n Roll has always been there to help us through the good times and the bad. Check out our picks below.

1) Fields Of Gold

Artist: Sting
Album: Ten Summoner’s Tales
Year: 1993
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2) Wind Beneath My Wings

Artist: Bette Midler
Album: Beaches
Year: 1988
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3) Candle In The Wind

Artist: Elton John
Album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Year: 1973
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4) Tears In Heaven

Artist: Eric Clapton
Album: Rush
Year: 1992
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5) Seasons In The Sun

Artist: Westlife
Album: Westlife
Year: 1999
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6) Into The Mystic

Artist: Van Morrison
Album: Moondance
Year: 1970
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7) Wish You Were Here

Artist: Pink Floyd
Album: 9th Studio Album
Year: 1975
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VIII. Rap/Hip Hop songs about losing someone

With songs from the greats like the mysterious Tupac Shakur, it’s no wonder that the subject of death and loss is widely put to beats. Even the rapid burst of truth can hit the hearts of those who are listening.

1) Gangsta Lean

Artist: DRS
Album: Gangsta Lean
Year: 1993
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2) Six Feet Deep

Artist: Ghetto Boys
Album: Till Death Do Us Part
Year: 1993
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3) Dead Homiez

Artist: Ice Cube
Album: Kill At Will
Year: 1990
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4) Flowers For The Dead

Artist: Cuban Link
Album: 24K
Year: 2000
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5) Life Goes On

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: All Eyez On Me
Year: 1996
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6) Good Die Young

Artist: D12
Album: D12 World
Year: 2004
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7) One Life

Artist: The Last Emperor ft. Anthony Ian Berkeley and Ethero
Album: Music, Magic, Myth
Year: 2003
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IX. R & B songs about losing someone

Nothing beats the gentle crooning and bass beats of a good R & B song, especially when your heart needs mending. With a range of powerful male and female singers, you’ll surely find one you can relate to.

1) See You Again

Artist: Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
Album: Most Wanted, Vol. 2
Year: 2015
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2) Gone Too Soon

Artist: Michael Jackson
Album: Dangerous
Year: 1991
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3) I’ll Be Missing You

Artist: Sean Combs, Faith Evans ft. 112
Album: No Way Out
Year: 1997
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4) These Three Words

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Jungle Fever
Year: 1991
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5) One Sweet Day

Artist: Mariah Carey ft. Boyz II Men
Album: Daydream
Year: 1995
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6) It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

Artist: Boyz II Men
Album: CooleyHighHarmony
Year: 1991
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7) Missing You

Artist: Gladys Knight, Tamia Brandy, Chaka Khan
Album: The Best of Brandy
Year: 2005
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X. Songs about losing someone to addiction

Nothing is quite as heartbreaking as losing someone to their own destruction. It leaves you feeling helpless and enraged, but you’re not alone. These musicians know what you’ve been through.

1) The Needle And The Damage Done

Artist: Neil Young
Album: Harvest
Year: 1972
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2) Hurt

Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: American IV: The Man Comes Around
Year: 2002
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3) Circle The Drain

Artist: Katy Perry
Album: Teenage Dream
Year: 2010
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4) How Could You Leave Us

Artist: NF
Album: Therapy Session
Year: 2016
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5) Under The Bridge

Artist: Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Album: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Year: 1991
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6) The Drugs Don’t Work

Artist: The Verve
Album: Urban Hymns
Year: 1997
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7) Chemical Prisoner

Artist: Falling In Reverse
Album: Just Like You
Year: 2015
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