the best long distance relationship songs

Missing your loved ones? Then this long-distance relationship songs is all you need.

Every relationship – LDR especially – is packed full of different emotions begging to be expressed. One of the avenues to do so is through music.

Music can serve as the bridge that connects two lovers, especially those separated by distance; it doesn’t matter how many miles you’re away, you can both feel the same things at the same time through music.

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You can also consider music as a gateway to understanding your partner better: through the lyrics, sound, beats, etc. after all, music can be the expression of how your partner truly feels at a particular point in time, it can be your mouthpiece to your partner.

Luckily, some of the best songs are songs about long-distance relationships that will serve the purpose you need them to serve in expressing your feelings to your lover or just make you feel better about your situation.

Whatever feelings that are coursing through your body, be it sadness, missing your lover, elation, reminisce, love, name it, we have the songs just for every mood. Read on!

Love-Distance Relationship Songs For When You Miss Someone

  1. When You’re Gone: Avril Lavigne

This song is emotion-packed and expresses the deep-seated feeling of missing someone. It expresses the heart of someone yearning for their lover. Sometimes, when we miss our significant other, we don’t know how to explain the feelings coursing through us or the right words to describe them. This song is very handy to convey such feelings to your lover.

Favorite lines

When you’re gone, the pieces of my heart are missing you

When you’re gone, the face I came to know is missing too

2: Long Distance: Bruno Mars

A typical song representation of the difficulties and hard times that comes with being in an LDR relationship, this song depicts the very heart-cry of a faraway lover. Your lover will definitely get all emotional with this song.

Favorite lines

With you is where I’d rather be but you’re stuck where you are……

I wish that you were here with me but you’re stuck where you are….

3: Set The Fire To The Third Bar: Snow Patrol

This is yet another song portraying intense longings, memories, wishes, and frustrations of long-distance relationships. Clearly, the writer conveyed a note of void, incompleteness, desperation, and a vacuum in his heart. It is a song that’s sure to make your lover shed a tear or two, conveying the message of intense missing and being miserable without them.

Favorite lines

Your words in my memory are like music to me……

I’m miles from where you are…….

And I pray that something picks me up

And sets me down in your warm arms…….



Long-Distance Relationship Songs For A Reminder Of What Love Means To You

  • I Want Crazy: Hunter Hayes

This song will help remind you of the reason you’re in the relationship to start with. It resonates with a note of commitment and somewhat unconventional love; it speaks of not caring what others think but going all the way as far as love is concerned. This song will get you and your partner grinning from ear-to-ear and rekindling your love for each other.

Favorite lines

But I don’t want “good” and I don’t want “good enough”

I want “can’t sleep, can’t breathe without your love” ……….

Yeah, I don’t want easy, I want crazy………….

Long-Distance Relationship Songs For Recommitment to Your Relationship

  • Faithfully: Journey

This song depicts long distances, road trips, commitments, and sacrifices that come with loving someone who is probably mostly on the road. It tells a tale of longing and memories; no matter where the artist is, he takes his lover with him in his heart. This is the perfect song to send to your lover when you both need some reassurance.

Favorite lines

And being apart ain’t easy on this love affair

Two strangers learn to fall in love again 

Oh girl, you stand by me

I’m forever yours, faithfully

Long Distance Relationships Song For When You Want Your Lover to Know That You Are There For Her

  • One Call Away: Charlie Puth

This song is one of reassurance, allowing the lover to know that all it takes to have him by her side is One Call. The writer boasts of being able to keep his love strong and be with her whenever she needs him. You may want to use this song to reassure your lover of your dedication to the relationship.

Favorite lines

I’m only one call away……

Call me baby if you need a friend…

No matter where you go

Know that you are not alone……

Long Distance Relationships Song For A Reminder of Your Plans and Love

  • Hey There Delilah: Plain White T’s

This song reverberates with dreams, patience, compliments, plans, sparkly love, and poetic declaration of the effect his lover has on him. It also talks of how a thousand miles look far away and how friends may make jest of them but he’ll do whatever it takes to be with her, even if he had to walk. Once again, this song will come in handy to make your lover know just how much you love her and how far you are willing to go for you both to be together.   

 Favorite lines

Hey there, Delilah

Don’t you worry about the distance

I’m right here if you get lonely

Give this song another listen

Long Distance Relationships Song For Saying Goodbyes

  • Lucky: Jason Mraz

This song is a sweet reflection of love, distance, friendship, sacrifice, fantasies, and reunion. It speaks of longing to be united with his lover, how it is always hard to say goodbye and a promise to wait. This is a beautiful piece to send to your lover just before or immediately after parting ways or better still when a plan to reunite is in the offing.

Favorite lines

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend

Lucky to have been where I have been

Lucky to be coming home again.

Long Distance Relationships Songs For Deep Longing

  • Need You Now: Lady Antebellum

This song conveys heartache, intense longing, and wishes. The writer speaks of how she’s unable to stay strong all by herself anymore and how all she wants is for her lover to come sweeping into the room. It sure is a way to get your lover thinking about you and making plans to see you again soon.

Favorite lines

It’s a quarter after one, I’m all alone and I need you now….

Wishing you’d come sweepin’ in the way you did before….

And I don’t know how I can do without, I just need you now….

Long Distance Relationships Songs For Living In The Present

  1. Like I’m Gonna Lose You: Meghan Trainor

This song was written with the mindset that nothing is assured; no time is promised. It speaks of living in the present and loving like they won’t exist come the next day, there is a sense of urgency of living and loving in the present with no regret, using everything at their disposal. This is a beautiful song that gets lovers captivated and fixed on the present and what truly matters: their love for each other.

Favorite lines

So I’m gonna love you

Like I’m gonna lose you….

Wherever we standing, I won’t take you for granted

Cause we’ll never know when we’ll run out of time

Long-Distance Relationship Songs Love Song of Gratitude

  1. Home: Tatiana Manaois

The writer portrays her lover as her home; her place of rest and safety. She praises the strength of her lover and his choice of her; she attributes her sanity to him and sees him as her cautionary whip. The song is a beautiful piece that can be used to acknowledge a lover that has stood through the test of time, through thick and thin.

Favorite lines

Cause I’m the type of girl that needs a rock baby

Who can handle what I got and it’s a lot baby, yeah

Long-Distance Relationship Songs For Setting the Love Mood

  1. Queen of My Heart: Westlife

This is yet another beautiful piece ricocheting words of love, promises, living in the present, savoring memories, and lonely moments. It is a song of hope, longing, and love. A perfect song to remind your lover what they mean to you.  

Favorite lines

But no matter how far, away you may be

I’ll just close my eyes and you’re in my dreams

And there you will until we meet

Long-Distance Relationship Songs Love Song of Sacrifice

  1. When You Love Someone: Bryan Adams

This song explores the length at which you can go for someone you love; how much you are willing to exchange the truth for a lie, believe what in reality doesn’t exist, and talk of sacrifice. It is a perfect love song to get you and your partner in the mushy mood of love.

Lyrics

When you love someone, you’ll do anything

You’ll do all the crazy things that you can’t explain

You’ll shoot the moon, put out the sun

When you love someone, you’ll deny the truth

Believe a lie

There’ll be times that you’ll believe you can really fly

But your lonely nights have just begun

When you love someone

When you love someone

You feel it deep inside

And nothin’ else could ever change your mind

When you want someone

When you need someone

When you love someone

When you love someone you’ll sacrifice

You’d give it everything you got and you won’t think twice

You’d risk it all, no matter what may come

When you love someone

You’ll shoot the moon

Put out the sun

When you love someone

Soulful Love-Distance Relationship Songs

  1. Someone You Loved: Lewis Capaldi

This is a song that speaks of heartbreak, longing and all the grey areas of love. The writer conveys sorrow at the absence of his lover and just when he was starting to love, the lover leaves. Now, we can’t say for sure if the lover left for good or if life took the lover to another geographical area but whatever it may be, it is a good song to let your lover know that you’re deeply missing them.

Lyrics

I’m going under and this time I fear there’s no one to save me

This all or nothing really got a way of driving me crazy

I need somebody to heal

Somebody to know

Somebody to have

Somebody to hold

It’s easy to say

But it’s never the same

I guess I kinda liked the way you numbed all the pain

Now the day bleeds

Into nightfall

And you’re not here

To get me through it all

I let my guard down

And then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

I’m going under and this time I fear there’s no one to turn to

This all or nothing way of loving got me sleeping without you

Now, I need somebody to know

Somebody to heal

Somebody to have

Just to know how it feels

It’s easy to say

But it’s never the same

I guess I kinda liked the way you helped me escape

Now the day bleeds

Into nightfall

And you’re not here

To get me through it all

I let my guard down

And then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

And I tend to close my eyes when it hurts sometimes

I fall into your arms

I’ll be safe in your sound till I come back around

For now the day bleeds

Into nightfall

And you’re not here

To get me through it all

I let my guard down

And then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

But now the day bleeds

Into nightfall

And you’re not here

To get me through it all

I let my guard down

And then you pulled the rug

I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved

Long Distance Relationships Songs for Encouragement

  1. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Marvin Gaye

The writer, in this song, reassures and encourages his lover to call on him anytime she needs him. It is a good song to lift your mood and reassure your lover of your availability and commitment to you both and what you have.

Favorite lines

‘Cause baby there ain’t no mountain high enough

Ain’t no valley low enough

Ain’t no river wide enough

To keep me from getting to you babe

With these songs carefully selected, yourself and your lover can communicate your feelings and emotions and keep your love rekindled even in an LDR. Or it might just come in handy to lift your mood or reflect exactly how you feel. Whatever it is, we hope you get what you need from this list.

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