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Moving Away Songs

July 28th, 2016 - 1:07 PM

The best moving songs playlists​

Moving away, facing a difficult goodbye or dealing with a tough break up can all spark a lot of emotions – excitement, eagerness, stress, anxiety and even sadness. Whatever feelings you have about moving on, music therapy is an effective way to cope. Sometimes hearing the right song at the perfect moment makes the pressure of moving on bearable! We’ve compiled some of the greatest music tracks on the topic to help you through the experience and keep you motivated during the process.  

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Moving on songs for any occasion

We all move on from different things like people, places and jobs. Sometimes we even part with our most special possessions. Moving on is a healthy, natural part of life. Check out our moving on songs playlist – you’re sure to find a song or two that fits your situation:  

  • 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
  • Everyday is a Winding Road – Sheryl Crow
  • Faithfully – Journey
  • Fight Song – Rachel Platten
  • 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 – MercyMe
  • Move Along – The All American Rejects
  • One 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

Songs about moving away​

Moving away from home is thrilling for some and not so thrilling for others. No matter where you’re headed, these songs can help you through.

  • Don’t Forget to Remember Me – Carrie Underwood
  • Gonna Move – Paul Pena
  • Goodbye Town – Lady Antebellum
  • Home – Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Home – Phillip Phillips
  • Moving on – Bad Company

For even more options while you’re headed to your new place, check out our road trip playlist for songs to sing along to during your trip!  

Songs about moving on from breakups​

Going separate ways when things just don’t work out is pretty much the worst, even when it's for the best. 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
  • Done – The Band Perry
  • Gone, Gone, Gone – Phillip Phillips
  • Goodbye To You – Michelle Branch
  • I Miss My Friend – Darryl Worley
  • I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan
  • Irreplaceable – Beyoncé
  • It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay – Whitney Houston
  • Over You – Chris Daughtry
  • Someone Like You – Adele
  • Starts with Goodbye – Carrie Underwood
  • The Rose – Bette Midler
  • These Boots Are Made For Walking – Nancy Sinatra
  • Watching Airplanes – Gary Allan
  • What Hurts the Most – Rascal Flatts
  • You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt

Going away songs for friends​

Saying goodbye to a childhood friend or even a friend you only spent four years in college with 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
  • See You Again – Carrie Underwood
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman (Toy Story)

Song suggestions​

Our lists of moving on songs 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!