Goodbye Songs and Farewell Songs for Saying Goodbye

Goodbye songs and music about such occasions have been written for people whose about to part ways with their loved ones or for bidding them farewell. The songs might signify couples breaking up, the passing or death of an individual, sending off families or friends who are about to migrate permanently and so much more.

Some of the goodbye songs are very emotionally stirring, often bringing tears to our eyes; no matter how hard we’ve tried to fight it back. The goodbye-themed songs are also considered to be a common method to express our raw or deepest feelings towards conveying our best wishes to someone.


Best Songs about Goodbye

1. “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton
2. “Goodbye My Lover” by James Blunt
3. “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss
4. “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers
5. “From Where You Are” by Lifehouse
6. “Goodbye” by Plankeye
7. “What Hurts the Most” by Rascal Flatts
8. “Where’d You Go” by Fort Minor
9. “Broken“ by Seether
10. “My Skin” by Natalie Merchant

Playlist: Best Songs about Goodbye


Best Country Goodbye Songs

1. What Might Have Been- Little Texas
2. We Could Have Been- Vince Gill
3. What She’s Doing Now- Garth Brooks
4. Tears in the Rain- Tim McGraw
5. Love Your Memory- Miranda Lambert
6. Last Goodbye- Miranda Lambert
7. I Can’t Make You Love Me- Bonnie Raitt
8. What hurts the most by Rascal Flatts
9. I miss my friend – Darryl Worley
10. The Dance – Garth Brooks

Playlist: Best Country Goodbye Songs


Classic Rock and Pop Goodbye Songs

1. Goodbye by Night Ranger
2. Goodbye Blue Sky by Pink Floyd
3. Goodbye Cruel World by Pink Floyd
4. Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones
5. Hello Goodbye by The Beatles
6. Leaving On A Jet Airplane by John Denver
7. Time Of Your Life by Green Day
8. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) by Bananarama
9. I Will Remember You by Amy Grant
10. Goodbye Girl by David Gates

Playlist: Classic Rock and Pop Goodbye Songs


Best Goodbye Songs For Friends

1. The Graduation Song (Friends Forever) by Vitamin C
2. It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday by Boys II Men
3. Photograph by Nickelback
4. Don’t Forget To Remember Me by Carrie Underwood
5. Don’t You Forget About Me by Simple Minds
6. I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan
7. Home by Michael Buble
8. 100 Years by Five For Fighting
9. Leaving On a Jet Plane by John Denver
10. See You On the Other Side by Ozzy Osbourne

Playlist: Best Goodbye Songs For Friends


Best Goodbye Songs For Break Ups

1. Here’s a Quarter by Travis Tritt
2. I’ll Fall In Love Again by Sammy Hagar
3. Cold Day In July by Dixie Chicks
4. Sorry by Josh Todd
5. Bye-Bye by JoDee Messina
6. Yesterday by The Beatles
7. Over You by Daughtry
8. You Give Love A Bad Name
9. Here Without You
10. Nothing Compares To You by Sinead O’Connor

Playlist: Best Goodbye Songs For Break Ups


Best Goodbye Songs For Teachers

1. So Long Goodbye by Sum 41
2. Go The Distance by Michael Bolton
3. Meet You There by Simple Plan
4. Say Goodbye by Skillet
5. This is Home by Switchfoot
6. So Long, Farewell from “The Sound of Music”
7. To sir with love by lulu
8. Thanks for the Memories by Fall Out Boy
9. Seasons of Love by Rent
10. Teacher by Jethro Tull

Playlist: Best Goodbye Songs For Teachers


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  • Ellon_Smith

    Great list of goodbye songs. Thanks.

  • Bobby

    There is a poignant new song by Billy Bragg called “Goodbye, Goodbye,” which reminds me of people parting ways after graduation or a reunion on a Sunday afternoon.

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