15 Songs About Feeling Alone And Sad

A man walking alone and sad walking down the lane.
A man walking alone and sad walking down the lane.( Source : pinterest )

Songs about feeling alone consist of 1. Lonely by Akon 2. Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day 3. Hurt by Johnny Cash and more.

The world currently has more than 8 billion people, but even then, people often feel lonely and sad, sometimes for no reason.

At certain times, almost all of us feel that tang of sadness even when our loved ones surround us. Though, there may be different reasons.

And listening to some music will bring some solace to us. It won't melt all our sadness but it will remind us that we are not alone.

So, here is a list compiled for you to pick and listen to spend some time making yourself feel better about yourself.

15 Songs About Feeling Alone And Sad

Songs NameArtist Names
Boulevard of Broken DreamGreen Day
HurtJohnny Cash
Alone Again (Naturally)Gilbert O'Sullivan
All By MyselfEric Carmen
Show Me The Meaning of Being LonelyBackstreet Boys
Cool KidsEchosmith
Only the LonelyRoy Orbison
Away From the Sun3 Doors Down
Can't Let GoAnthony Hamilton
What Hurts The MostRascal Flatts
Eleanor RigbyThe Beatles
Lonely AvenueRay Charles
Lonely DaySystem Of A Down

You May Like:

The Best Sad Love Songs Of All Time

Songs About Loving Someone Who Loves Someone Else

15. Lonely Day by System Of A Down

Spotify Streaming: 394,976,041

YouTube Views: 334,644,755

Among the song about being alone on our list, we have Lonely Day sung by the American heavy metal band System of a Down. It was released on April 17, 2006.

The record was the second track from the fifth album Hypnotize. The lyrics talk about how it has been a lonely day and that this kind of day should be banned.

But the inspiration for this single is said to have been made in memory of his lost brother. But it has never been confirmed.

14. Lonely Avenue by Ray Charles

Spotify Stream: 8,460,797

YouTube Views: 364,029

Lonely Avenue is one of the songs of Ray Charles which was released in 1956. The record was written by Doc Pomus.

Doc Pomus's lyrics and Ray's magical voice brought the attention of many music businesses to Doc. This became his opportunity to rise higher in the music industry.

The song he wrote for Charles was also a story Pomus was not new to. He had felt loneliness when he suffered from polio which limited his mobility.

13. Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

Spotify Streaming: 66,380,908

YouTube views: 69,961,776

An immortal song about loneliness is Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles. The single was from their album Revolver which was released on 5 August 1966.

In his recent interview with The New Yorker in October 2021, McCartney spoke that he got the inspiration for the single's name from an old lady who lived alone and got to know her very well.

The music involves a story about two people; a church-going old lady and a father of the church.

12. What Hurts the Most by Rascal Flatts

Spotify Streaming: 247,851,213

YouTube Views: 183,111,310

What Hurts the Most by Rascal Flatts is not their original song but a cover song. The single was co-written by Jeffrey Steele and Steve Robson.

The country band released the song on January 9, 2006, on the album Me and My Gang. The music became the band's first top-10 pop hit reaching a peak at all-genre.

The single speaks about a person being in love with someone. But he is not even able to speak those words as his crush has no love in her eyes for him.

11. Can't Let Go by Anthony Hamilton

Spotify Streaming: 15,449,199

YouTube Views: 37,488,090

Among many sad songs, Can't Let Go by Anthony Hamilton can be put on the list of melancholy tracks. The song was released on October 17, 2005.

This R&B-soul sad song was written by Anthony Hamilton and Mark Batson. This music was his third album Ain't Nobody Worryin' as a lead single.

The track talks about people stopping a person from loving his beau whom he holds very dear. She is his life and he is going to love her to the end.

10. Away From The Sun by 3 Doors Down

Spotify Streaming: 33,673,922

YouTube View: 28,067,625

American rock band 3 Doors Down is one of the iconic bands of their era. They released Away from the Sun on January 12, 2004.

The single was released on January 12, 2004, and was the team's fourth album with the same name. The record rose to the number 5 position on US Adult Top 40.

The track speaks about a person who is depressed about his life. Though he does not want to feel like that anymore, he has trouble overcoming it.

9. Only the Lonely by Roy Orbison

Spotify Streaming: 72,883,442

YouTube Views: 30,867,013

Only the Lonely is one of the songs about feeling lost when you are alone. The single was released by Rob Orbison on May 4, 1960.

The lyrics of the track were written by Orbison and Joe Melson. It was a time when both were unsuccessful and had come along for collaboration.

The song talks about loneliness. The person's loneliness can only be known by another person and the reason for his sorrow.

8. Cool Kids by Echosmith

Spotify Streaming: 510,604,830

YouTube Views: 144,404,940

Cool Kids by Echosmith is the debut single of this indie pop band. The record was released on May 31, 2013, with their studio album Talking Dreams.

The lyrics for the track were written by Echosmith, Jeffery David and Jesiah Dzwonek. While the song debuted, it only ranked at number 87 at the beginning and later peaked at number 13.

The song is about a boy and a girl who both wants to be noticed by other peoples. And they want to be like those cool kids that seem to have figured out everything.

7. Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely by Backstreet Boys

Spotify Streaming: 153,896,772

YouTube Views: 270,793,119

Among songs about depression Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely by the Backstreet Boys sums up the story. The record was released on December 14, 1999.

The single was the boy band's third studio album, Millennium. The track peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and at number three on the UK Singles Chart in the year 2000.

The music video of the single is about the different tragedies that the band members have gone through in their personal lives and dedicating the song to their departed loved ones.

6. All By Myself by Eric Carmen

Spotify Streaming: 70,283,451

YouTube Views: 20,750,809

All by Myself is one of the perennial sad songs in the Pop song lexicon. Eric Carmen released this track in December 1975.

He wrote the solo part of the single by himself and completed the lyrics after listening to Rachmaninoff's concert. The single ranked number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one in US Record World.

The music talks about a person who doesn't want to be alone now he is all grown up. He doesn't want to be distant from his loved ones.

5. Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan

Spotify Streaming: 147,485,237

YouTube Views: 83,872,690

One of the best songs written by singer and songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan is Alone Again. The record was released in May 1972 in the U.S.

Singers such as Neil Sedaka were in praise for the lyrics that the artist O'Sullivan had created has more complexity than anyone of his typical age.

Though the song is not an autobiography, it details the story of the tragedies that a boy has faced in a melancholy melody.

The single peaked to first rank on the US Billboard Hot 100 and US Adult Contemporary after its release.

4. Beautiful by Eminem

Spotify Streaming: 250,000,000+

YouTube Views: 444,243,604

Beautiful is a melancholy and ruminating track by the American rapper Eminem. The song was released on August 11, 2009.

This single comes from Rap God's sixth album Relapse. The record was first time written when he went to rehab in 2005 and only finished when he got out years later.

The music peaked at number 12 on the UK chart while it debuted at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

3. Hurt by Johnny Cash

Spotify Streaming: 541,493,185

YouTube Views: 207,726,690

Hurt is a song originally released by American rock band Nine Inch Nails on April 17, 1995. However, nowadays most people associate it with Johnny Cash.

The single was released in March 2003 on Johnny Cash's album American IV: The Man Comes Around.

Despite being covered, the lyrics also represent the life of Cash as he is filled with regret about how he did not spend his time with his family.

2. Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day

Spotify Streaming: 605,563,650

YouTube Views: 725,103,493

A signature song of the American rock band Green Day is Boulevard of Broken Dreams. The track was released on November 29, 2004.

The lyric was written by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and composed by the band as their seventh studio album American Idiot. The single was the second single of the album.

The music was inspired by Billie's time in New York when he came alone to spend some time for himself. The single also peaked at number two rank in the Billboard Hot 100.

1. Lonely by Akon

Spotify Streaming: 457,169,753

YouTube Views: 953,569,268

Lonely is one of the Senegalese-American singer and songwriter Akon's top 10 most-listened singles of all time. It also appeared on his debut album Trouble.

The single was released on February 22, 2005, and written by Akon, Bobby Vinton, and Gene Allan. The track peaked at number 1 rank for more than 12 countries worldwide.

The song details how the person misses his beau. After her departure, he feels his whole life has been put on hold.

Recent posts