1. “Bad at Love” by Halsey
Nobody sings this gospel truth better than Halsey. This song really turns the “lonely vibe” into a great jam.
2. “Sad Song” by We The Kings feat. Elena Coats
We The Kings probably got you through your middle school break-up, like when Karen decided that Jack was a better fit for her after his family built a pool in their yard.
3. “Forever & Always” by Taylor Swift
Arguably one of Swift’s most underrated songs, “Forever & Always” is great for those post-breakup lonely souls.
4. “Scared of Lonely” by Beyoncé
Everyone feels a bit lonely sometimes, and Beyoncé really hits a homerun with this song.
5. “Soulmate” by Natasha Bedingfield
Bedingfield plays at the heartstrings as well as she plays the guitar.
6. “Alone” by Heart
This classic should always be on your lonely ’80s playlist.
7. “Everybody Hurts” by REM
We all know the truth of this song and REM really does the statement justice with this song.
8. “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith
Sam Smith can make you cry with one of his more upbeat songs, but this one about loneliness will give you the best Sam Smith experience.
9. “Another Lonely Night” by Adam Lambert
“American Idol” gave us the gift of Adam Lambert, and Lambert has given us the gift of this beautiful song.
10. “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum
I hear this song on the radio and still can’t help but belt the chorus at the top of my lungs while tears run down my face.
11. “Someone Like You” by Adele
This list wouldn’t be complete without Adele, and “Someone Like You” is a great ballad for all of those brokenhearted people out there.
12. “It Ends Tonight” by The All-American Rejects
I didn’t understand how real this song was when I was listening to it in middle school but it has really aged into a fine wine and goes down like a smooth merlo-nely.
13. “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5
We have to end this sad playlist on a happy-ish note, and this song will remind you that your special someone may be right around the corner.
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