20 Best Songs About Missing You

By Nico Gonzalez

You know that feeling when you’re missing someone so much, but they’re not there? It’s like physical pain in your chest. You can’t sleep at night because all you want is for them to be next to you. And the worst part is that it’s not just about sex – it’s about being close enough to smell their hair, to feel their warmth, and  to hear their heartbeat.

When you’re in love, all you want is to be with that person all the time. But when they’re not around, it feels like a part of you is missing. These songs are about that feeling – the longing, the ache, the need. They might make you cry, but they’ll also remind you that you’re not alone in feeling this way. Here are the 20 best songs about missing someone.


I MISS YOU – blink-182

blink-182 - I Miss You (Official Video)

“I Miss You” is a song by American rock band Blink-182, released on February 1, 2003 as the second single from their eponymous fourth studio album. Co-written by guitarist Tom DeLonge and bassist Mark Hoppus about their respective girlfriends at the time, the song was one of the last tracks to be completed for Blink-182. Recorded in May 2002 at Signature Sound in San Diego, California, the song’s arrangement was completed over a lengthy period of time and features a mix of elements including Hoppus’ piano playing, DeLonge’s ode to The Cure, and an acoustic guitar section. Lyrically, “I Miss You” expresses feelings of longing and melancholy. 

Miss You – Foster the People

Foster The People - Miss You (Live on Letterman)

Miss You is a song by American indie pop band Foster the People. It was released on June 22, 2011, as the third single from their debut studio album, Torches (2011). The song peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The song was featured in an episode of the television series Gossip Girl. The song is about missing someone. 

The lyrics of Miss You talk about how the protagonist is struggling to deal with the fact that someone they care about is no longer in their life. The song talks about how the protagonist is trying to hold on to the memories of that person, and how they are dealing with the pain of losing them. While Miss You is a sad song, it also has an uplifting message about how even though someone may be gone, they can still be remembered and loved.

Miss You – Westlife

Westlife - Miss You (Official Audio)

Westlife is a Irish pop group that was formed in 1997. The group disbanded in 2012 but reunited in 2018. They have released 12 studio albums, of which 11 have reached number 1 in the UK, and have sold over 55 million records worldwide, making them one of the bestselling boy bands of all time. “Miss You” is a song by Westlife, released as the fourth single from their self-titled debut album. 

The song was written by band member Shane Filan and produced by Steve Mac. It was released on 11 May 1999 and peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is about missing someone who has died or is no longer in your life. It was written by Shane Filan after his grandfather died. The lyrics are filled with nostalgia and melancholy, as well as a sense of hope and resilience. “Miss You” is a beautiful ballad that captures the pain of loss and the comfort of memories.

I miss you, I’m sorry – Gracie Abrams

Gracie Abrams - I miss you, I’m sorry (Lyric Video)

Gracie Abrams’ “I Miss You, I’m Sorry” is a song about missing someone. The lyrics are about wanting to apologize for something, but not being able to do so in person. The song reflects on a relationship that ended abruptly, and how the singer regrets the way things happened. The song is ultimately about trying to move on from a past relationship, and learning to forgive yourself. The lyrics are both sad and hopeful, and the song has resonated with many people who have experienced a similar situation. Abrams’ vulnerable vocals and honest lyrics make “I Miss You, I’m Sorry” a moving and relatable song about the complexities of relationships.

I Miss You – Incubus

I Miss You (HQ Live)

“I Miss You” is a song by the American rock band Incubus. It was released in March 2001 as the second single from their third album, Make Yourself. The song peaked at number two on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and number six on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song’s lyrics are about yearning for someone who is no longer present. 

The speaker in the song is trying to come to terms with the fact that the person they miss is gone and may never return. Despite this, they still hope that someday they will be able to reunite with the person they love. “I Miss You” is a sentimental ballad that speaks to the universal experience of missing someone who has left our lives.

I Miss You (feat. Julia Michaels) – Clean Bandit

Clean Bandit - I Miss You (feat. Julia Michaels) [Official Video]

“I Miss You” is a song by English electronic music group Clean Bandit, featuring guest vocals from Julia Michaels. The song was released as a single on 18 October 2017 through Atlantic Records. “I Miss You” is a synth-pop and electronic dance track with influences of tropical house. Lyrically, the song is about missing somebody. 

 An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Grace Chatto. It features Clean Bandit performing in an abandoned warehouse, while projections of various objects appear around them. These objects relate to the lyrics of the song and represent what the band members are missing.

Miss You – The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones - Miss You - OFFICIAL PROMO

The Rolling Stones are a legendary British rock band that has been making music for over five decades. One of their most iconic songs is “Miss You,” which was released in 1978. The song is about missing someone, and it resonates with many people who have experienced heartbreak or loss. The lyrics express a deep longing for the person who is no longer there, and the sense of loneliness that comes with them.

The song also speaks to the power of memory, and how even though someone may be gone, they can still live on in our thoughts. “Miss You” is a touching tribute to anyone who has ever loved and lost, and it remains one of the Rolling Stones’ most popular songs.

Miss You Love – Silverchair

Silverchair - Miss You Love (Official Video)

Silverchair is an Australian rock band that formed in 1992. The band members are Daniel Johns on vocals and guitar, Chris Joannou on bass guitar, and Ben Gillies on drums. The band has released five studio albums: Frogstomp (1995), Freaked Out and Small (1997), Neon Ballroom (1999), Diorama (2002), and Young Modern (2007). “Miss You Love” is a song from their third album, Neon Ballroom. The song is about the feeling of missing someone. The lyrics describe the sensation of emptiness that comes from being apart from someone you love. The song reflects on the moments when you realize that the person you love is not with you anymore. “Miss You Love” is a sad and reflective song that captures the feeling of loss and longing.

Miss You More – Katy Perry

Katy Perry - Miss You More (Official)

In the song “Miss You More” by Katy Perry, the singer expresses her longing for someone who is no longer in her life. The lyrics describe the feeling of missing someone so much that it physical hurts. Perry captures the intense emotions that come with missing someone, and the song resonates with anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak. The track is a reminder that, even though it can be painful, missing someone is often a sign of how much you care about them. In the end, the song is a testament to the power of love and how, even when it doesn’t work out, it can still leave a lasting impression.

Miss You Much – Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson - Miss You Much

When it comes to songs about missing someone, Janet Jackson’s “Miss You Much” is one of the most iconic. Released in 1989, the song became an instant hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The lyrics are simple but effective, capturing the pain and loneliness of missing someone you love. Jackson’s powerful vocals add an extra layer of emotion to the song, making it a truly moving listen.

That I Miss You – Vansire

Vansire - That I Miss You (Official Music Video)

That I Miss You is a song about missing someone. The song is about the feeling of missing someone and not being able to be with them. The song talks about how the singer misses everything about the person that they are missing. The song is a ballad that will make you feel all the feels. Its lyrics are about how the singer is reminded of the person they are missing every time they see something that reminds them of that person.

Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) – Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey - Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) (Official Video)

Christmas is a time for family and friends, but it’s often hard not to feel a little bit lonely when everyone else is celebrating around you. That’s what Mariah Carey was thinking about when she wrote “Miss You Most (At Christmas Time).” The song is about missing someone who’s no longer in your life, and wishing you could have just one more chance to tell them how much you care. This song has everything you need for a good Christmas miss you song: nostalgia, yearning, and of course, Mariah’s iconic voice.

Miss You So Much – Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus’s “Miss You So Much” is a heartbreaking ballad about missing someone who’s far away or has left your life altogether. The song speaks to the emptiness you feel when that person is no longer around. It’s a powerful reminder of how much they mean to you, and how much you miss them. If you’re looking for a song to help you express your feelings of missing someone, this is a perfect choice. This song has helped many people feel less alone in their pain, and it can do the same for you.

I Don’t Miss You at All – FINNEAS

FINNEAS - I Don't Miss You At All (Audio)

It’s hard to say goodbye, even harder when the person you’re saying goodbye to is the one you love the most. In FINNEAS’ heartbreaking ballad “I Don’t Miss You at All”, he sings about the pain of missing someone who’s no longer in your life. The song is a beautiful reminder that even though the person you love is gone, they’re never really far from your heart. This song has everything you need in a MISS YOU song: heartbreaking lyrics, an incredible vocal performance, and a catchy melody that will stay with you long after the song is over.

Don’t Miss You at All – Norah Jones

Don't Miss You At All

Norah Jones’ “Don’t Miss You at All” is a heart-wrenching ballad about missing someone. The song speaks to the soul, reminding us of that one person who’s always on our mind. Whether we’re missing them because they’re far away, or because they’ve left our life altogether, this song will resonate. This song has an indie/jazz feel to it, and the lyrics are sure to give you all the feels. Its lyrics are about feeling lost without the person you love.

Dude (I Totally Miss You) – Tenacious D

Dude (I Totally Miss You)

Tenacious D’s “Dude (I Totally Miss You)” is a heartfelt ballad about missing someone. The song is about the loneliness and heartache of being without that person you care for. The lyrics are full of emotion, and will speak to anyone who has ever experienced loss. This song is a must-listen for anyone who is missing someone they love. Its lyrics are about how much the singer misses his friends, and how he would do anything to have them back in his life. The song is both sad and uplifting and will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced loss.

They’ll Only Miss You When You Leave – Carissa’s Wierd

They'll Only Miss You When You Leave

This song is about missing someone who is no longer in your life. It’s a heartbreaking ballad that will make you feel all the feels. If you’re missing someone who has left your life, or who is far away, this song will speak to your soul. Some people come into our lives and quickly leave. Others come into our lives and stay for a while, but eventually, they leave too. And we always end up missing them the most when they’re gone.

Miss You a Little (feat. lovelytheband) – Bryce Vine

Bryce Vine - Miss You A Little (ft. lovelytheband)[Official Music Video]

Bryce Vine’s “Miss You a Little” is a heartfelt ballad about missing someone who’s no longer in your life. The song captures the sadness and loneliness that comes with losing someone you care about, and it’s sure to touch your heart. If you’re missing someone who’s far away, or who’s left your life altogether, this song is for you. This song has such a relatable and emotional message, and it’s sure to make you miss that special someone even more.

Miss You – Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson - Miss You (Official Video)

Miss You by Louis Tomlinson is a song about missing someone. The song is about the pain of being apart from someone you love and the longing for them to come back into your life. The lyrics are incredibly heartfelt and will speak to anyone who has ever been in a long-distance relationship or has lost someone they loved. Tomlinson’s vocals are emotion-filled and will resonate with anyone who has ever felt the pain of missing someone.

Miss You Like Crazy – Natalie Cole

Miss You Like Crazy

Natalie Cole’s “Miss You Like Crazy” is a beautiful ballad about missing someone who’s far away or who’s no longer in your life. The song is written from the perspective of someone who is desperately in love with the subject of the song, and it’s clear that they’re struggling to cope without them.

The lyrics are full of emotion, and the song will resonate with anyone who’s ever missed someone they love. Its lyrics are about a girl who misses her love so much that she can’t help but cry. The song is sung from the perspective of someone who is pining for their lost love, and it will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak.