20 Songs About Missing a Friendship

Our friends are people we cherish as much as a family, but some relationships don’t always last. Have you ever had a falling out with a friend because things changed or there was a misunderstanding? Did you ever lose a friendship because you just drifted apart? Do you long for that special friend or companion?

If you have ever been in a similar situation, listen to these 20 songs about missing a friendship or songs about friendships falling apart.

1. “I’m Lost Without You” by Blink 182

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If you enjoy love songs, this one’s for you. “I’m Lost Without You” is a melodious song with beautifully crafted lyrics and thoughtful phrases. The song is about one person pleading with the other to stay by professing his love for her.

Aside from the lyrics, you’ll appreciate the instrumental mix. The song begins with a soothing piano sequence which sets the tone for the rest of the song.

2. “All We Are” by OneRepublic

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The band OneRepublic released the album “Dream Out Loud” in November 2007, which included the song “All We Are”. The song became an instant hit because so many people could relate to the feelings discussed portrayed via the lyrics.

It is about having the right intentions and doing all the right things but still being unsuccessful in love. The song also has lovely melodies that create a dreamy atmosphere.

3. “I Wish You Would” by Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is well-known for singing about her past experiences in all her relationships. Her song “I Wish You Would” was about her ex. In the song, she expresses her desire for her ex to return to her because she is unhappy with how things ended.

Taylor Swift’s ex-partner bought a house on the same street. It bothers her because she sees him driving past her house every night.

4. “This is What Makes Us Girls” by Lana Del Rey

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People mature and as they do so, they want to have a sense of calm and peace. Many people associate inner peace with their childhood and the things that truly make them happy. The song “This is What Makes Us Girls” is about reminiscing about teen years.

Lana Del Rey sings about her youth and all the wild, crazy and sometimes unlawful things she did with her female friends including looking for love and putting men ahead of friendships. She sings about how they used to party and recalls an experience where she and her friends tried to unsuccessfully steal a police car. 

5. “Miss You” by Gabrielle Aplin

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Some Gabrielle Aplin fans were caught off guard by the song “Miss You”. The song was a deviation from her previous work, which featured heavy guitar for her instrumentals.

The song is about an old flame and even though they are no longer together, she confesses that she still has feelings for him. The song is for all those people who miss relationships even after they have gone cold. 

6. “Hear You Me” by Jimmy Eat World

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You might recognize this song from the show “One Tree Hill” and the movie “Cinderella”, which aired in the 2000s. The song “Hear You Me” was released in 2001 as a part of the album “Bleeding American”.

The song is a tribute to two sisters, Carli Allan and Mykel, who were friends with some members of the band and allowed them in their house when they had nowhere else to go. They did the same for other up-and-coming bands.

Many people love the song because it gives a very poignant message about friendship. The music has a very different rhythm compared to songs that were popular back in the day.  

7. “Anytime You Need a Friend” by Mariah Carey

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Maria Carey is well known for her vocals and how she can alternate the notes. In the song “Anytime You Need a Friend”, she delivered the vocals and praised her talent. The song was released in 1993 in the album “Music Box”.

The other songs had a pop and R&B vibe, while this song was more gospel. Carey uses this song to convey a message to her friends that she will always be there for them. 

8. “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is considered America’s sweetheart because of her sweet melodies and lyrics. She is well known for recording songs that talk about dreamy love as well as heartbreak and sadness following a breakup.

The song “Bad Blood” talks about the betrayal that Swift had to endure at the hands of a trusted friend.  The song was released in 2014 and details the hard time she faced when a close female friend went behind her back and tried to sabotage her concert by hiring her employees.

9. “Don’t Let Me Down” by Joy Williams

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“Don’t Let Me Down” is a song that the Chainsmokers originally released. Joy Williams sang a piano cover of the song, which was on a commercial for “Following”. The song is one of those where the relationship between the singer and the person they are addressing is not specified but in likelihood it is either an ex partner or an ex friend.

The singer is pleading and requesting this person to be around as they desperately call their name. There seems to be some mistrust as she requests her lover or friend to not let her down.

10. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa

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This is not a breakup song but will have you on the verge of crying. The song was released in March 2015 and was on the Billboard top 100 in the US charts.

Charlie Puth, who sings in some verses, wrote the song in memory of Paul Walker from the famous movie “Fast & Furious 7”. Paul Walker died while still filming for the movie. The singer talks about the time they spent together and all the good things they have been through together.

Basically, “See You Again” was the hit song of the year because it emoted the feelings of one friend about missing another one who has left the world. It was also the theme song of the “Fast & Furious 7”.

11. “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum

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Have you ever been in that desperate state where you miss a companion so bad that you want to call them? Well, don’t do that because you will regret it the next day.

“Need You Now” is a song written by the group members about a lonely person who wants to call their ex in the middle of the night with the disclaimer that they are a bit drunk. The song talks about feelings people go through in various relationships.

12. “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt

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No Doubt was an American band of four people. Among them were Gwen and Eric, who wrote the song “Don’t Speak”. The song was originally a love song about Gwen’s relationship with Tony Kanal, the bassist in the same group.

The two broke up later on and the song was released as a breakup song. The song speaks of how the relationship was genuine and how they pity it didn’t last.

13. “People You Know” by Selena Gomez

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You can be so close to someone one day, and the next time you see each other is as if you never met. Selena Gomez is a lady who sings her emotions out, and this song will make you question your fallen friend.

“People You Know” is about how she fell out with a companion. She sings about how they used to spend nights together, but are strangers now who have never met.

14. “California” by Grimes

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It hurts when people talk about you or create a different version of you by what they say. Grimes had had enough of how the public perceived her when she wrote “California”. The song is about how people treat others, scrutinize others, and how it hurts to be in that position.

15. “All Good Things (Come to an End)” by Nelly Furtado

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As the title suggests, not all things or relationships last forever. The song “All Good Things (Come to an End)” clearly depicts how a beautiful relationship between friends or lovers can come to an end. The song also talks about how much it hurts when it happens to you.

16. “I Lost A Friend” by FINNEAS

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Losing a companion or a friend is one of the most hurtful things you can go through. Sometimes it’s for the better no matter how much it hurts. Other times you have no choice but to accept reality.

Finneas couldn’t agree more in the song “I Lost A Friend”. He says that losing his friend had such an impact on him that it made him lose his mind.

17. “Real Friends” by Camila Cabello

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The only way to know if you have a true friend is to give them time. Some people tend to come into your life for their selfish benefits. The song “Real Friends” talks about people who become your friends for different reasons and then let you down when you start trusting them.

18. “The Greatest” by Lana Del Rey

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Are you missing somebody special in your life? You can send them the song “The Greatest” whether it’s a friend or a lover.

Lana Del Rey sings about how she had the greatest loss by losing a friend. She also talks about how she misses the activities they did together, like drinking and dancing.

19. “I Miss You, I’m Sorry” by Gracie Abrams

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Some of us know Gracie Abrams from her hit song “Stay” which was released last year. Abrams has another song out, “I Miss You, I’m Sorry”, which she wrote alongside Blake Slatkin and Sarah Aarons.

Abrams showcases her powerful, commanding voice and writing skills in this song. The song is a tribute to friendship. 

20. “Who Knew” by Pink

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Losing a friend and knowing you will never see them again is hurtful. The song “Who Knew” was influenced by the death of Pink’s friend Sekou Harris who died. On the other hand, the song also signifies the death of a friendship, and sometimes people grow apart.

You can listen to some of these songs if you have recently lost the support of a loved one, no matter what the reason. Listening to music can improve your mood and you can sometimes learn more from a song.

You can, on the other hand, fight for that friendship or companionship. If you think it will help, send your friend one of the songs from this list to tell them how much you miss them without saying it out loud.