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Moving Away Songs

August 26th, 2015 - 9:43 AM

Moving on songs: the ultimate playlist

Whether you’re moving away or faced with a difficult goodbye, music therapy is an effective way to cope. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the greatest music tracks on the topic to help you deal! Create a playlist of going away songs for a friend’s farewell party, blast your favorite moving on songs during a breakup, or download the perfect tunes to keep you motivated during a move. (For even more options, check out our road trip playlist for songs to sing along to when traveling to your new place!)

songs about moving away

Moving away songs for any occasion

You’re sure to find a song or two that fits your situation on this list: 

  • Across the Universe – The Beatles
  • Changes – David Bowie
  • Chasing Pavements – Adele
  • Circle of Life – Elton John
  • Come Home – OneRepublic
  • Come Sail Away – STYX
  • Country Roads – John Denver
  • Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
  • Dare You to Move – Switchfoot
  • Don't You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
  • Dust in the Wind – Kansas
  • Faithfully – Journey
  • Find Your Wings – Mark Harris
  • Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • From Where You Are – Lifehouse
  • Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles
  • Getting Better – The Beatles
  • Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
  • Going the Distance – Cake
  • Going to California – Led Zeppelin
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
  • Goodbye – Spice Girls
  • Halfway There – Big Time Rush
  • Help – The Beatles
  • Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
  • Home – Michael Bublé
  • Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel
  • I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
  • I Can See for Miles – The Who
  • I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
  • I Like to Move It – Reel 2 Reel
  • I Will Survive – Cake
  • Island in the Sun – Weezer
  • King of the Road – Roger Miller
  • Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  • Let it Be – The Beatles
  • Long Distance – Bruno Mars
  • Miss You – The Rolling Stones
  • Move Along – All American Rejects
  • On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
  • Peace Train – Cat Stevens
  • Ramble On – Led Zeppelin
  • River of Tears – Eric Clapton
  • Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Rocket Man – Elton John
  • Seasons in the Sun – Trey Jack
  • Slow Ride – Foghat
  • Stayin' Alive – The Bee Gees
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • The Climb – Miley Cyrus
  • The Dance – Garth Brooks
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Yesterday – The Beatles

Moving away songs for friends

Saying goodbye to dear friends is never easy. Keep a positive mood going with these upbeat songs about moving away:

  • Everything's Gonna Be Alright – Bob Marley
  • For Good – Wicked (the musical)
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Music of My Heart – Gloria Estefan and *NSYNC
  • So Long, Farewell – The Sound of Music
  • Lean On Me – Bill Withers
  • True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
  • You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
  • Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me –  Randy Newman (Toy Story)

Breakup songs about moving on

Going separate ways when things just don’t work out is pretty much the worst. You might not relate to every song on the list, but a few are guaranteed to help with the heartbreak. 

  • Already Gone – Eagles
  • Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
  • It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay – Whitney Houston
  • Someone Like You – Adele
  • What Hurts the Most – Rascal Flatts
  • I Miss My Friend – Darryl Worley
  • You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt
  • Irreplaceable – Beyoncé
  • The Rose – Bette Midler
  • Watching’ Airplanes – Gary Allan
  • These Boots Are Made For Walking – Nancy Sinatra

Our lists of songs about moving and going away aren’t exhaustive, but they’ll definitely pass the time. Did we forget your favorite goodbye melody? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the list!

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