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Goodbye Songs

August 19th, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Great songs about saying goodbye

Saying goodbye is tough, especially if it’s to someone you really care about. If the right words just aren’t coming to you, take a look at our list of the best goodbye songs to help express how you’re feeling. We’ll keep adding to the list, so share your favorite farewell song in the comments below!

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Classic goodbye songs

Even if you’re already familiar with these popular tunes, you’re sure to find one that fits your mood.

  • Never Can Say Goodbye – Jackson 5
  • Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles
  • Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) – Bananarama
  • Don’t Forget to Remember Me – Bee Gees
  • Ramble On – Led Zepplin
  • Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
  • So Long, Farewell – Sound of Music
  • Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones
  • Goodbye Blue Sky – Pink Floyd
  • Time to Say Goodbye – Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
  • See You Later, Alligator – Bill Haley and The Comets

Fun farewell songs

These songs are great for graduation parties or a wedding reception where you’ll send someone off with a smile and a hug! (You can also check out our list of the best graduation songs for more inspiration.)

  • Goodbye to You – Michelle Branch
  • Farewell – Rihanna
  • Goodbye My Friend – Spice Girls
  • Friends Never Say Goodbye – Elton John
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane – John Denver
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman
  • My Wish – Rascal Flatts
  • Farewell to You – White Lion
  • Baby Girl – Sugarland
  • Happy Trails to You – Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
  • Graduation – Vitamin C
  • Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
  • 26 Cents – The Wilkinsons
  • Here’s to the Night – Eve 6

Songs about leaving

These songs are practically synonymous with the end of a relationship. Fair warning—some will make you laugh, but others might bring the tears.

  • Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
  • What Hurts the Most – Rascal Flatts
  • Bye Bye Bye - *NSYNC
  • Someone Like You – Adele
  • It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday – Boyz II Men
  • Home – Michael Buble
  • From Where You Are – Lifehouse
  • What Goes Around – Justin Timberlake
  • Goodbye – Secondhand Serenade
  • Already Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  • Burn – Usher
  • We Are Never Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift
  • Sweetest Goodbye – Maroon 5
  • Get Out (Leave) – Jojo
  • Last Goodbye – Miranda Lambert
  • Goodbye Kiss – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  • I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

Sad songs about saying goodbye

Music can be therapeutic—the lyrics to these sad farewell songs may help you cope with a difficult time.

  • See You Again – Carrie Underwood
  • When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley
  • Save a Place for Me – Matthew West
  • How to Say Goodbye – Michael W. Smith
  • Over You – Miranda Lambert
  • Candle in the Wind – Elton John
  • Goodbye My Friend – Linda Ronstadt
  • Say Goodbye – Skillet
  • I Will Remember You – Amy Grant
  • Where’d You Go – Fort Minor
  • I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy ft. Faith Evans
  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice