Best Long Distance Relationship Songs

Photo Illustration: E. A. Wright 2009
Photo Illustration: E. A. Wright 2009

Good songs for a long distance relationship

Making it through another day in a long distance relationship can seem intolerable. 

That's true whether you're enduring the distance from different sides of the country, different sides of the track or opposite ends of the world.

Music for survival and inspiration

You're stuck in the worst limbo of all: in love, but apart. 

In far too many lonely moments spent looking for solace, music seems like it would be the perfect balm for the wounds of distance dating.

But while many lists exist documenting music that works well as medicine for the broken-hearted or as ambrosia for the happily-in-love, it's trickier to find the right love songs for a long distance relationship. 

So many songs just don't fit. You have no need for sad love songs of betrayal and loss. Those will only make you paranoid and anxious.  Likewise, too many merry-sunshine love songs will only make you cry more — with frustration. 

Believe me. I spent half a dozen years playing the distance love game — and searching for the right soundtrack. Here are the songs that stealthily crept up my most-frequently-played list in that time.

Photo Illustration: E. A. Wright 2009
Photo Illustration: E. A. Wright 2009

Embrace the distance-induced crazies.

  • "A Thousand Miles," Vanessa Carlton

Treat this song as a you would any guilty pleasure. You will listen and feel slightly scornful at first. Then you will feel very sad, sappy and foolish. And then you will listen again.

The next morning, you will mumble the lyrics in the shower. "You know I'd walk a thousand miles if I could just see you tonight, if I could just hold you tonight."

Obsess — a little. Name your longings.

  • "Many the Miles," Sara Bareilles

The song's question says it all: "How far do I have to go to get to you?"

  • "The Space in Between Us," Building 429

This is a Christian song, and not one about romantic ups and downs. But if moments of trust and grace define your earthly love, the lyrics will fit. "All I really want to do is to fall into the emptiness that is the space in-between us ... to break this division ... erase it and bring us together again."

The Very Best of the Shirelles
The Very Best of the Shirelles

For when you need to remember what "Mama Said."

 
Nickel Creek
Nickel Creek

"Take every chance you dare, I'll still be there, when you come back down."

 

Listen to Mom.

  • "Can't Hurry Love," The Supremes

If your own mother didn't tell you this, take the advice from this song: "You can't hurry love. No, you just have to wait. You got to trust, give it time, no matter how long it takes."

Some other decent advice:

  • "Mama Said," The Shirelles,
    "Mama said there'd be days like this."

  • "O-o-h Child," Five Stairsteps,
    "Things are going to get easier."


Indulge in a little regret.

  • "Why Do Fools in Love," Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

You could have been smart and made sure to fall in love with the guy (or gal) who lives, say, next door. You didn't. You're a fool. But you're in love. It's such a bother, isn't it? Asking why is just like asking: "Why does the rain fall from above? Why do fools fall in love?"

Be determined.

  • "Stay With You," Goo Goo Dolls

When you're tired of being patient, you'll hear the song as one about wanting to do anything to make a way for love.

"Wake up tonight and run to me, run to me now ... The walls will fall before we do."

Cheer yourself up.

  • "The Heart of Life," John Mayer

No more tears. "No, it won't all go the way it should, but I know the heart of life is good."

Photo Illustration: E. A. Wright
Photo Illustration: E. A. Wright

You might even have a good reason for the distance.

  • "When You Come Back Down," Nickel Creek

Many separations happen for a good reason, and this song celebrates the good that may come from time spent apart. Dreams can and should be chased.

"When you're soarin' through the air, I'll be your solid ground. Take every chance you dare, I'll still be there, when you come back down."

It's about cherishing the kind of love that is supportive and willing to sacrifice. (Only listen when feeling altruistic.)

In the end, this, too, shall pass.

  • "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)," The Byrds

For distance lovers, this song's message is to stop worrying, planning, plotting and despairing. It's a calming take on the words of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.

Look at your relationship this way: that your "season" now is to be apart. But every season changes and ends. As the song says: "To everything, turn, turn, turn, there a season, turn, turn, turn and a time to every purpose under heaven."

Whatever happens, you're practicing for the long haul.

  • "True Love Travels on a Gravel Road," Percy Sledge 

No need to envy those sailing down "smooth streets" in their relationships. Celebrate the test your relationship is enduring; you're surviving. 

Be proud, for: "How many hearts could face the winters we've known and still not turn cold?" 

And, yes, there is an Elvis Presley version.

Photo Illustration: E. A. Wright2009
Photo Illustration: E. A. Wright2009

Dream a little.

  • "At Last," Ella Fitzgerald

You'll listen to the lyrics longingly: "At last, my love has come along. My lonely days are over, and life is like a song. Oh yeah."

Enjoy imagining that — one day — these will be words you can sing, too.

One caveat to this list ...

Note: No guarantees that all of these long distance songs are great works of art in any objective sense. 

But long distance relationships involve many hazards. Among them: tolerance levels for cloyingly sweet and soothing music seems to increase. 

Must be all the longing and desire for closeness that addles the brain.

Could you survive a long distance relationship?

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stormskeep 7 years ago

Nice ideas for the distance!


jessie 7 years ago

these help; thanks.


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E. A. Wright 7 years ago from New York City Author

Glad this list has helped.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Another well conceived, very well written hub. Intriguing topic. Nice selection of tunes.

Here's one you might not know (I LOVE it!)

I'M Gonna Be (500 Miles) by the Proclaimers

If this hub is written from personal experience, I hope you and your long distance lover will reconnect soon.


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E. A. Wright 7 years ago from New York City Author

Hey there, Mighty Mom. And yes, I know the Proclaimers song you're talking about. Can't say I had a good reason for leaving it off this list. Maybe you've just inspired Long Distance Love Songs, Part II.


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stricktlydating 7 years ago from Australia

Very cute, poetry is good too, it does help to build bonds across the miles between you.


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Rob in Las Vegas 7 years ago from Las Vegas

there is a song for every occasion.... except mine. Will you check out my hub on love in las vegas for the holiday? I would love some ideas for the appropriate song.


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dredog03 6 years ago

nice selection. i've been looking for a list like this to help with my new long distance relationship


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A.C. Sylvester 6 years ago from Appleton, Wisconsin

Thanks. Currently, even though we don't live too far, my man in incarcerated, so it's like a long-distance relationship. I'm definitely going to send some of these lyrics to my man.

Kudos.


Clare Stubbs 6 years ago

I have just started in a long distance relationship (148 miles to be exact!) and was looking for songs about long distance relationships, but the other stuff was very helpful too!x:0) Our song is 'Get Here' by Oleta Adams, coz he comes up to mine as often as he can but sometimes it can be two weeks of not seeing each other! X:0(


mina 6 years ago

try not being able to see each other for 10 months.. ughh


nda 6 years ago

I have just started in a long distance relationship, and i'm not sure about it,, did I take the rigth decision??


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amykristina 6 years ago from Leeds

hey i've written aa hub on long distance relationships - its a little tongue in cheek but take it with a pinch of salt! x


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writtenwithlove 6 years ago

Some great songs in there! Another good one is If You're Not the One by Daniel Beddingfield.


Sillyinlove 6 years ago

I love this list of music, it really is great! Thank you!


brianna 6 years ago

i need to find a perfect love song to show a guy i like, we have never met, but his ex and i are in compition any ideas..?


FirefighterGF 6 years ago

thank god i can find songs about making it.. my boyfriend will be in alaska for 2 and a half years.. we know we will make it because we are strong.. but sometimes you need some music to uplift you..


anon 6 years ago

Vanilla Twighlight: Owl City


;) 6 years ago

lighting the sky, by lights out dancing.

the best.


Kayla  6 years ago

I was in a long distance relationship for a year and 3 months. I could not take it anymore. I was always sad cause I could not see him as much as I wanted to. Then he decided to move to Texas and he broke it off with me. I was so sad. A long distance relationship is very hard.


A7X Rules 6 years ago

Another good one is I don't want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith


cnr 6 years ago

my boyfriend lives in germany... we are 5000 miles away from each other. i know we're going to make it... the only thing that is hard is not seeing him. it'll be another 10 months till he's back here, and in about a year i'll go visit him :)


Elle 6 years ago

Thank you for the advice :) I'm having a long distance relationship as well but incredibly it's the best relationship I've ever had!And we're gonna live together in Milan in a few months :) I'm so happy...guys,never give up!


chel ^^ 6 years ago

,.i'm far from my boyfriend i left our province since 2008 and until now we didn't see each other but we still have communication but having a long distance relationship is one way to test ur love with each other,...and now i can say that we really love each other,..


Fira 6 years ago

This is really great. I've been with my man for three months. Not only he is in Norway, he is also in the army for the next year, and i find music quite comforting :)

Thanks ^^


:) 6 years ago

a good song is i can wait forever by simple plan


Fran 6 years ago

Thanks for the songs. I have just started a relationship with someone he lives in Thailand I I live in England some days it's so so hard and frustrating other days it's amazing. Thank god for skype! It's true songs do make you feel at ease with the situation


Mark M 6 years ago

If You Wait for Me, by Tracy Chapman. My fiancée (getting married in 2 weeks!) is from Cape Town, South Africa, I from New York. She gave me this song the first time we parted after spending our first time together, and it still brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it, but good tears, tears of hope and of happiness. We met 7000 miles apart, but in 2 weeks we finally bridge two continents, two hemispheres. Be strong out there, if we can do it, so can you!


NCnative 6 years ago

I've just started a relationship with the most incredible guy currently stationed in South Korea. We are currently 7200 miles apart. To some it seems incredibly strange... but I have such a wonderful chance to get to know someone based on who they are. I can only imagine how I will feel when I actually place my arms around him and physically touch the heart that he has given me from so far away.


Mark M 6 years ago

Actually, just remembered the Tracy Chapman song is titled "The Promise"


Marine GF 6 years ago

My boyfriend and I currently live over 500 miles away from each other. He will be relocating soon and there will be half a world between us for 2 yrs. Not impossible but it is trying. I have a song list of different songs that remind me of him that I can listen to when I get to missing him and can't talk to him. I will be adding several of these to that song list. Thank you.


missingyou 6 years ago

distance sucks. its way harder than imagined.


SKealy13 6 years ago

I've just started to make a playlist for the girl i am currently dating, that just in general remind me of her. I at first had a hard time coming up with a good list of songs, but i listened to a lot of the songs on here, and gotta say, loved the lyrics on a few. I personally look for either upbeat, good lyrics, and/or meaningful sound. If you guys want to check it out i'll post the link, comment on it (on that site please) and give me ideas :D

http://www.playlist.com/playlist/20633935115


kamikazekitteh 6 years ago

Far Away-Nickleback.. that's mines


Pix  6 years ago

Your arms feel like home - 3 doors down.


Mistty16 6 years ago

Em hey =) Guys I really need your help. You know my boyfriend's and my birthday comes on the same date 16th oct that is, i really want to make it special for him and memorable for us... and yep its a long distance relationship and its been just 10 months that we'r together so people what should i do? Please reply as soon as posible, just 12 days left... =( TY


Erkan's girl 6 years ago

Two years nine months in a long distance relationship. I'll see him again in eight months. I wa just with him two months ago for a month. It's been with every moment! A few songs for us: Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls, I'll follow you into the dark by Death Can For Cutie, and Nothing at all by Rob Dougan.

Good luck guys.

My "askim" is 6000 miles away...

(that's Turkish for my love)


Mitch 6 years ago

I just sent a friend Richard Marx's lyrics to "Right here waiting for you".


Tony 6 years ago

I wish it was as simple as listening to a song but how do you deal with the heartache, when day after day your parted from the best thing (person) that has ever touched your life, when you find yourself scowling at lovers because they can hold their love? I've tried hobbies but they remind me of her, books but I hear her humour through them even sleep does not give me a break from the memory of what we are when we are together. I used to find Marc Anthonys "You sang to me" gave me some solice but since our boat journey together (just like the music video) even that reminds me of her now. I love her soo much but sometimes I just wish I could play a song, relax and forget about how perfect we are when we are together and get on with my life while we are apart, especially as I have another five years of study before we can be together forever. Thanks for the suggestions there are a few there I have tried and a few I haven't so I'll be sure to add them to my play-list.


M-E 6 years ago

omg!Tony, that was fantastic! it describe the feeling so much.. :)

"here by me" and "here without you" by 3 doors down! the best long distance songs ever!


Russell 5 years ago

"My Girl" is a great song... doesn't have to do with long distance relationships... but it does remind me of my girl... I wonder if there are any songs about long distance relationships that are constantly being jeopardized by the parents who want desperately to end it all... I can't see my baby love until a year and a half from now...


LA Swell 5 years ago

Don't forget "Hey There, Delilah" by the Plain White T's :-)


lov 5 years ago

long Distance by Bruno mars

is the best one


Ali 5 years ago

I have been in a long distance relationship on and off for three years now. THanks for the songs! Im leaving today and I'll definitely be listening to them on my ipod on the plane back. We are about 1000 miles away from each other. So hard.


Amanda 5 years ago

I am in a long distance relationship right now. It use to not always be like this.. We started talking in December of last year. He told me in Janurary that he was moving back to his home state which is Wisconsin. I was scared, I knew I truly loved him, I just didn't know if I could do it. I ended up saying yes when he asked me out on April 3, 2010. We have been dating for nine months, and it is hard. But he is the best thing that has ever been mine. I love him so much! I have seen him four times since he has move. I live in Iowa while he lives in Wisconsin, I miss him a lot! But I know we can make it work. Also hearing other peoples stories makes me know that I am not alone, and the only one having this trouble!


Hannah 5 years ago

hey guys,

i just recently heard this song.. and it really has helped me cope with me being away from my bf. hope this helps


Pam 5 years ago

Im kind of new at this long distance relationship thing.

My boyfriend is from Saudi Arabia

and I am from Mexico.


Pam 5 years ago

John Denver - Leaving on a Jet Plane


robertlee 5 years ago

yes .. i agree this song... its like waiting for a too long day to make things happen in too short second....


Ellieeeee 5 years ago

Im in a long distance relationship too :'( I'm only 13!


5 years ago

Im in a long distance relationship, im 17 and we've been together for a little over 5 months..... I miss her sooo much and don't know what to do.:(


Chelsii 5 years ago

Long distance - bruno mars


2000 miles away 5 years ago

Stay where i can see you by the starting line has become the song i listen to when i feel like i cant survive another day without him.


Jamiee 5 years ago

You forgot "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx. It makes me think about my far-away soldier.


me 5 years ago

Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's should be on this list.


Ek4ever 5 years ago

Two is better then one - boys like girls

long distance is horrible! The chronic depression is overwhelming! I talk to her and I am depressed. It make me lust and want her personality more! I just wish, she was in my arms, I want to stroke my hand through

her hair in the warm night summer air! I would call it off with her, but she is deffinetly one of a kind :( I truly empathize for u all going through long distance :(


MAB 5 years ago

I've been friends with the love of my life for 14 years and only just got together over Xmas this past year. Problem...we're almost 700 miles apart. Some days I'm ok. Some days I fall to my knees crying. But the thought of not trying is like someone trying to take my last breath.

I've got to try despite the fact that I HATE being so far apart. He's the only one I ever wanted. I never let him know how weak I sometimes get....but that's just me...I always try to be the strong one for everyone.

He's much better at this than me...either that or, just like me, he's hiding how he really feels.....


MON COEUR  5 years ago

It only works if both want it despredly, other wise its just time wasting.

why don't teleportation exist ? that would be the soulotion for all the problems right ?

the best are seriously Vanilla Twilight, Here without you,Stay-Hurts,I Miss You - 4Tune....

There are many good songs. depends on each situation !

MISS HIM !


KD 5 years ago

I am 3000 miles from my guy for 6 months and he's hospitalized for depression. This list had helped me get ideas for daily reminders and reinforcement of my love for him. Far Away be Nickelback was a hit. He really liked that one. (Just over two months left :D )


5 years ago

I was in a long distance relationship with a man I met online. He was in New Zealand and I was in Canada. It was hard and sad, but we also had a lot of fun with it, and played online games together daily, and used webcams, sometimes both at the same time. Well he decided to move for me and live together! Years later we are great and he is still the best thing that ever happened to me. Don't give up, it can work out.


:) 5 years ago

Thank You 'P' - that's what we like to hear


sror  5 years ago

Set The Fire To The Third Bar by snow Patrol [Ft. Martha Wainwright]

am from saudi arabia and my boyfriend is currently in Mexico for 10 days than US for another 10 than paris for another 10 days and he got another mission too i forgot to where i cant wait for him to get back i miss him so much i didn't know that it took me only 3 weeks to fall in love with him this much i miss him so much


cute songs 5 years ago

Stay where i can see you by the starting line has become the song i listen to when i feel like i cant survive another day without him.


goldie 5 years ago

my old boyfriend lives in germany-munchen.I live in istanbul/turkey. I st?ll love yummy. (ama o belki hiçbir zaman bilmeyecek)I don't forget anytime you. life is good, her?eye ra?men ^^


allison 5 years ago

Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's is another good one.

I'm also in a Long Distance Relationship as well. Things still haven't gone as planned and were still apart from each other. We talk every day, get on messenger as much as we can, watch movies at the same time but it's also hard with not being able to hold each other. Friends & family don't seem to understand that i've gotten to the point where i don't even "bother" talking to them about my relationship anymore. I feel that one day we'll be together, its just the waiting sucks :(


Twinkerbell26 5 years ago

I have been in a long distance relationship for over a year. I am in the U.S. he is in the U.K. and it is the hardest thing I have ever done. Thank goodness for web cams and I.M. services that allow us to talk and see each other often.

These songs are great, we also have a few songs that we have sent one another that are not long distance songs but for sure describe the love we feel.


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia

These are some great songs even for those that aren't in a long distance relationship. Although, I have been in a few and this is useful for those situations as well. 'A Thousand Miles' is a classic! Therefore, I voted this up and useful.


avessharp 5 years ago

My boyfriend is American and I am Thai. He was living in my country, Thailand, before and he went back to the US visiting his family and friends also take care of business. Unfortunately, he kind of has a plan to stay in the US instead of coming back and live here, waiting to see me for a couple of hours after my school, wasting money and time for 2 years, so now all the plans may not go as we planned. Now, he has been away for 3 months and I'm already dying here :(


bushhay 5 years ago

If it means a lot to you - a day to remember

my favorite song for distance


Nick Blount 5 years ago

been into 4 years of long distance relationship.. songs really helps when u are alone and blue.... we are still very strong in our relationship but sometimes jealousy comes... but need to hold on... i can wait for him... ;(


Doc 5 years ago

He's 11,000 miles away.


Syl 5 years ago

Jet lag - Simple Plan


Jonathan 5 years ago

Thank you for showing me Building 429's song. I am crying so much now. I miss her so badly. I really do.


Ksenia 5 years ago

I'm from Russia, my bf is from Austria. It's really hard, but we'll handle with that. Too strong, too stubborn, too in love.

Alicia Keys - Distance and Time

Natasha Bedingfield - Pocket Full of Sunshine

Bryan Adams - I Will Be Right Here Waiting For You

Sagi Rei - I'll fly with you

Johnta Austin - Call You Tonight

Goodluck,love and patience, people!!!


Erica 5 years ago

miles don't mean anything -eye alaska


Long Distance Relations Songs 5 years ago

Great list. Thanks! I came across another page where you can listen to hundreds of other LDR songs: http://www.waiit.com/Long_Distance_Relationships_S...


katrina 5 years ago

two songs that allways listen to (im in a long distance relationship atm) are far away -nickel back and the newest one that i keep replaying OVER AND OVERRRR is california king bed -rihanna. i cant get enough of those two. or him


Kate 5 years ago

try 4,500 miles and not being able to see him for 2 years or until you get enough money ($1500)


MZ 5 years ago

I'm from The Netherlands and my Lover lives in Turkiye .. It's difficult but if it is true love, it will be coming good.! I'm thankfully that i met him !


tina 5 years ago

I hav been in a long distance relationship since 4 months n this will continue for 4 years. My boy has gone for his training to nda n we rarely get time to talk or chat. Earlier i used to cry like anything bt these songs hav really helped me a lot. I wish all the best to everyone here who r in a ldr :)


Camokid 5 years ago

A GREAT one is Taking The Scenic Route by Hyland, I sang it last night at their concert with their lead singer, cuz my girlfriend lives in New York and I'm in Minnesota.


Nadina 5 years ago

The song my heart is jet lag is amazing!

I wish everyone the best, I just started a long distance... follow my blog www.loveknowsnomiles.blogspot.com


Anne G 5 years ago

I am at the beginning of a LDR. He lives in Alabama and I am in Florida and we are only 8 hours apart.. he is going to visit me in Feb. We will have to wait till I am done with school and then we can be together.. will be a couple of years!

Thanks for all the great songs!


Liina 5 years ago

We have been dating for 2months making 3 months tomorrow. LDR are hard but if you both have faith, trust, hope surely love will conquer it all. My love is far 4rom me bt i know will make it to the end because our hearts beat together. He is the best i ever heard. Oh' thanx 4 the songs they are very sweet. All the best to all of you. Just belive.


Ms Gennaro 5 years ago

Only in Dreams by Kate Earl

I've just started dating someone who travels a lot for business and while I do like not having someone on top of me constantly I miss not having someone available to me either. Plus, the time change thing is a bitch!


Paris 5 years ago

i just got into a relationship about a month ago with my best friend of 3 years...unfortunatly he had to leave for navy bootcamp about 3 weeks ago(i live in CA and the bootcamp is in IL)...my god this sucks...i miss him everyday... ive been looking for lovesongs/LDR to put in our letters...my fav so far is far away by nickleback...thanks to everyone for posting these they helped a bunch and best wishes for everyone in a LDR


Sallie 5 years ago

I'm making a playlist about LDR:

Sealed With a Kiss - Bobby Vinton

Wish You Were Here - Avril Lavigne

You Haven't Seen the Last Of Me - Burlesque OST

Wish You Were Here - Blackmore's Night

Patience - Guns n' Roses

Early Morning - Alesana

Lost - Katy Perry

I wish you have good luck, we are not alone in this! :)


solome from uganda 5 years ago

have teested a long distance relationship but it really brings hope if the communication is avilable but when it breaks, however much your confident in it grief commes but all in all praying to God and trusting him has put off all my depression and am now strong to have hope that seasons are not forever if u are patient,actually its saving


Tory 4 years ago

I live in Wisconsin and My baby lives in Kansas. Its been 9 months since we've known eachother and 6 since we've been going out, my mom thinks we talk 24/7 and yeah maybe that's true. I think its not only true but true love.. Long distance love is deff possible. My boyfriend and I never stop talking, every mintue we get, were on the phone,texting and or xbox360.. I love him with all my life.. Hes my everything..


Zoya 4 years ago

Hey, this is a fairly decent article, but you're missing something.

"Transatlanticism" by Death Cab For Cutie.

I'm currently in a Long-Distance (and transatlantic) relationship... I live Europe, he had to move back to the states last summer, y'know... stuff.

And this song has been basically the perfect song for wallowing-in-my-own-misery purposes.

Check it out.


boblet 4 years ago

Me and my boyfriend are currently 5746.287miles apart. I'm in England where were from and he's working in Japan for 6months. This list was great :)

Thank you x


Monkey 4 years ago

My man and I are 700 miles away been dating almost 3 yrs and we met online. He doesn't like webcam as he is very private and thinks someone else can see it. So I never get to see him. :(


siili 4 years ago

have so many but (at least) the glee version of the song "Lucky" is soo nice. :)

europe-south america, 2½ years, met six months ago for 1½ months, 7 months to go before meeting again... was having a missing mood but it really helped to read about u guys and especially about the ones who have succeeded. good luck to everyone with finding the every day good things in life thou apart & getting through the hard moments!:)


lilly 4 years ago

Faithfully-Open Arms-Journey)

When Will I See You Again-The Three Degrees

Everytime You Go Away-Paul Young

I Drove All Night-Celine Dion

Come Back To Me-David Cook

Home-Micheal Bubble

Taking You Home-Don Henley

Hangin By A Moment-LifeHouse

Meet Me Half Way-Kenny Loggins

Every Thing I Do I Do For You-Bryan Adams

A Moment Like This-Kelly Clarkson

If I Ain't Got You-Alicia Keys

Back At One-Brain Mcknight

Back Here-BB-Mak

With Arms Wide Open-Creed

Be With You-Enrique Iglesis

On The Wings Of Love-Jeffey Osborne

From A Distance-Bettle Midler

Missing You-John Waite

Miss You Like Crazy-Natalie Cole

So Far Away-Crossfade

Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd

Come Away With Me-Norah Jones

Wouldn't It Be Nice-The Beach Boys

100 Years-Five For Fighting

Thank You For Loving Me-Bon Jovi


Missing him 4 years ago

Without you and long hot summer by Keith urban are amazing


Hannah south :) 4 years ago

I am horribly in love with a boy who lives 1500 miles from me in California and I'm in Texas :( we've never met in person but I can't deny my feelings. We've tried to end it but I just know something is mean to happen... Music is a large way we express our feelings and this list has helped me! Our song is set the fire to the third bar by snow patrol and tonight he sent me a link to far away by tyga which explains our entire relationship... I'm 17 and he's 16 but I just pray everyday I can see him as soon as possible. I love him so much


he's little noodle 4 years ago

Well i know u will tell me its not the same, but i have a ldr with my best friend, and i miss him so much he's working as a dancer sooooo far away :( i will miss him forever!! U know i had really long relationships and stuff but what i have with him is far more special, i would do anything for him, and its hard but i have let him go, just to make it easyer for him.. And like they say when u let something go u love, it will come back to ... as long he's happy! that means the world for me, bt now i just feel somethings wrong :( and like i said he's my soulmate and i can really feel it.. what i really wanna say is true love, relationship or friends, true love tells u everything without words.. and if u have that, never let go how difficult it can be.. that's something u can only have with a special someone :).. good luck all!!


gusanarely 4 years ago

jet-lag by simple plan.. my song right there:p


Brent 4 years ago

Thanks for these songs. Me and my girlfriend are in a real long distance relationship we haven't been dating long but I love her to death. I'm in the Marines and she's the most supportive girl in the entire world.


Lauren 4 years ago

I am in love with a guy that is so far away it is almost impossible to see him.He is in America and i am in Australia. it makes it so difficult, but if you believe and always find the positive i can promise you that your relationship will be so much better! it may be difficult at times but there is a reason why they are still holding on to you and that's because they really do love you !

Lifehouse has multiple good songs for LDR

nickelback as well


Tania 4 years ago

I met my guy in Israel after I had already committed to moving to the US for 5years! We have only been together 4 months and 1 month apart, we are trying to find a way for him to come here in a couple of years but its hard.. Anyway, this is a great site and its comforting to know others are struggling and persevering through the madness of it all too! :) My song must be the BEST LDR song ever- if only because it was made in the 80's! Its such a happy song that even though i relate it to missing him and being apart I can still sing along and smile :)

You're the Inspiration- CHICAGO

You know our love was meant to be

the kind of love that lasts forever

And I want you here with me

from tonight until the end of time.

You should know, everywhere I go

Always on my mind, in my heart

in my soul..baby

CHORUS

You're the meaning in my life

you're the inspiration.

You bring feeling to my life

you're the inspiration.

Wanna have you near me

I wanna have you hear me sayin':

No one needs you more than I need you.

And I know, yes I know that it's plain to see

So in love when we're together.

Now I know that I need you here with me

From tonight until the end of time.

You should know, everywhere I go

Always on my mind you're in my heart in my soul.

And then I really love Coldplay's Fix you.. for those sad times when i just wanna go home...

When you try your best but you don't succeed

When you get what you want but not what you need

When you feel so tired but you can't sleep

Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face

When you lose something you can't replace

When you love someone but it goes to waste

Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home

And ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you


4 years ago

Thanks for this, I owned that Sarah Bareilles album but never thought to listen to that song :)

My boyfriend and I just began our LDR and we're about 2400 miles apart and 2 months into long distance (dated for 9 months prior to that). I would never say it's easy, but some days are definitely better (or worse) than others. You simply have to stay as connected as possible while still living your life. When the timing is right, you'll be together again. Favorite songs of mine have been "Hey There Delilah" (Plain White T's) and "The Call" (Regina Spektor). "The Call" is by far my favorite of all LDR songs. Good luck everyone!


Alicia 4 years ago

These songs will go a long way to helping i think {get the word play?} A lot of my friends have gone to uni and miss their boyfriends but mines gone to australia and i can't see him until xmas. Im in the UK by the way. Its a very long distance XD Thanks for the songs xx


Shelby 4 years ago

There's 1,544 miles, 28 hours between us.. But it's worth it. I know he's the man for me.


brooke-lynn 4 years ago

Me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 9 months.. I shouldn't say together.. 8282 miles seperate us. We have never met before, but I know I need to hold on to his love he has for me and how I feel for him is undescribable.. songs do help me when I get my crying moments.. makes me feel more normal about it, like we're not the only ones in a long distance relationship.. just wanted to say thanks. :)


brooke-lynn 4 years ago

Me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 9 months.. I shouldn't say together.. 8282 miles separate us. We have never met before, but I know I need to hold on to his love he has for me and how I feel for him is undescribable.. songs do help me when I get my crying moments.. makes me feel more normal about it, like we're not the only ones in a long distance relationship.. just wanted to say thanks. :)


Mary 4 years ago

Hey! Thank you for the song Ideas! "WHEN I NEED YOU - LEO SAYER" Is also a really really good long distance song!The best so far!


relationshipdj 4 years ago

Man this is some great list of songs, some times I listen to songs to help me cope with my girl/fiancé being 2000 miles away and this list has just added more to my list. Thank you so much. My girl and I started dating when we were very young and she had to move away for school and Music has become my best friend throughout this process.

checkout our relationship story how we started, how I proposed and all: http://relationshipdj.com/our-relationship-story-l...


Katy 4 years ago

Now i'm dying. :(


Rhi 4 years ago

I'm in the uk and my fiancé is in india, I hate being away from him, but it will be four years before we can be together and get married.... I'm going to send him some of these songs, and some other stuff just to show him I'm missing him.... I love you Sam


travis 4 years ago

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Sharkye11 3 years ago from Oklahoma

Great song list! My parents went through years of long-distance marriage due to my dad's jobs. They are fast approaching 30 years together, so it can be done! Their favorite was Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting". And I agree with a previous poster about the Proclaimer's song. It is a fun one!


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Herb Hopkins 3 years ago from Clayton Alabama

Thanks so much for the great ideas of songs!! I have been with my first and only love since I was 14 and I am now a ripe old age of 55!! Do the math. It's a long time. We had never been apart except for a five day period when he had to go away for a course for his work. We thought we would die, and were never apart again till 7 years ago when he became an over the road trucker. It has been an enormous adjustment for both of us. Articles such as yours have helped us get thru the distance. Thanks...


Marmie 3 years ago

LDR for 3 years and counting...engaged to him but not yet seen in person but soo excited to get married next year..indeed...TRUE LOVE WAITS...


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Kate Brooking 2 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

This list has helped. I got with my boyfriend in December 2012 and we were together for nine months before I moved away to university and he moved to work in Canada two weeks later. The first seven months have been really hard, he's just been home for two weeks and it went too fast. He went back two weeks ago and I'm a mess. I wish things were different but fingers crossed we can get through this and I can move over after University.

'Distance makes the heart grow fonder'


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Zainab Tarawali 2 years ago from Nation's Capital

This is such a unique hub that was really nice to read. Music makes a world of difference, especially when you're going through the emotional rollercoasters of relationships. Thanks for sharing this info!

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