Goodbye Songs

Goodbye Songs

There is a song written for every emotion that a human heart feels. Some of these emotions make us happy and some overwhelm us with sadness. Waving a loved one goodbye is an extremely vulnerable moment and there some beautiful songs written especially for this occasion.
Goodbye songs have been written for people who are saying their final goodbye to their loved ones. Goodbye songs signify a break up, sudden death of a loved one or a broken marriage. There have been some wonderful songs about saying goodbye which bring tears into our eyes every time we hear them. These songs can also signify the pain of parents and high school sweethearts. When parents see their kids graduate, they know that it's only a matter of time before their sons/daughters are going to leave them to start a new life.

I am listing down some goodbye songs in random order. The songs that are mentioned below have been selected after extensive research.
  • Bananarama ~ Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)
  • Amy Grant ~ I Will Remember You
  • John Denver ~ Leaving On A Jet Airplane
  • Green Day ~ (Good Riddance) Time of your Life
  • Night Ranger ~ Goodbye
  • Pink Floyd ~ Goodbye Blue Sky
  • The Rolling Stones ~ Ruby Tuesday
  • Pink Floyd ~ Goodbye Cruel World
  • Vitamin C ~ Graduation (Friends Forever)
  • Kelly Clarkson ~ Breakaway
  • Boys II Men ~ It's Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
  • Lee Ann Womack ~ I Hope You Dance
  • Cast of Rent ~ Seasons of Love
  • R Kelly ~ I Believe I Can Fly
  • Baz Luhrmann ~ Everybody's Free to Wear Sunscreen
  • Eve 6 ~ Here's to the Night
  • Diana Ross ~ I'm Coming Out
  • George Michael ~ Careless Whisper
  • Taio Cruz ~ Moving On
  • Brigadoon ~ From This Day On
  • Art Garfunkel ~ We'll Never Say Goodbye
  • POCAHONTAS (Disney Film) ~ If I Never Knew You
  • Boyzone ~ Baby Can I Hold You Tonight
  • Elton John ~ Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • 3 Doors Down ~ Here Without You Baby
  • The Sound Of Music ~ So Long, Farewell
  • Pearl Jam ~ Black
  • Love Spit Love ~ Am I Wrong
  • The Cure ~ Pictures Of You
  • Jeff Buckley ~ The Last Goodbye
  • Steve Earle ~ Goodbye
  • Lush (Jarvis Cocker of Pulp) ~ Ciao
  • Patti Smith ~ Farewell Reel
  • Tarnation ~ Leaving On A Jet Plane (Inspired from John Denver)
  • Fiona Apple ~ Get Gone
  • Daniel Johnston ~ Go
  • Death Cab For Cutie ~ What Sarah Said
  • Jenny Lewis ~ Godspeed
  • The Queers ~ See You Later Fuckface
  • PJ Harvey ~ Before Departure
  • Leaving For Paris No. 2 Rufus Wainwright
  • Michael Jackson ~ Gone Too Soon (Dedicated to Ryan White, a national poster boy for HIV/AIDS in the US)
  • Flight Of The Conchords ~ Au Revoir
  • Elliott Smith ~ A Fond Farewell
  • The 6ths (with Momus) ~ As You Turn To Go
  • Farewell Ride ~ Beck
  • Dusty Springfield ~ Don't Forget About Me
  • Bob Dylan ~ You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
  • The Beatles ~ She's Leaving Home
  • Tom Rush ~ Child's Song
  • The Waterboys ~ Red Army Blues
  • The Pogues ~ Sally MacLennane
  • Fairport Convention ~ Close The Door Lightly When You Go
  • Elizabeth Cotton ~ Fare You Well, Darling
  • The Waterboys ~ Red Army Blues
  • Husker Du ~ Chartered Trips
  • Moody Blues ~ Go Now
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter ~ 10000 Miles
  • Cannibal Corpse ~ Hammer Smashed Face
  • Army Of Anyone ~ Goodbye
  • Nico ~ Fairest Of The Seasons
  • Dashboard Confessional ~ The Best Deceptions
  • Kate and Anna McGarrigle ~ Go Leave
  • Jonathan Coulton ~ When You Go
  • Zevon ~ Keep Me In Your Heart
If you think that I have missed out on some important songs, do comment.
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