Which songs about unrequited love do you reckon with the most?Musicians have been making songs about unrequited love for a long time and aren’t about to stop now. These songs talk about how love can be wicked some times, especially when you love someone deeply and passionately, but they don’t feel the same way about you.
If you have ever been in such a situation, I bet you had some songs that totally spoke about your situation. However, here are some 10 best songs about unrequited love that hit close to home.
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Songs About Unrequited Love
1. Shiver (Coldplay)
Coldplay never disappoints with their music and this song of theirs about unrequited love is just stellar. With lyrics such as “So I look in your direction, But you pay me no attention, And you know how much I need you, But you never even see me”, is all about loving someone who doesn’t feel the same way and I’m sure a lot of us can relate.
2. I Can’t Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt)
Sometimes love sucks, being in love sucks, being out of love sucks and being in love with someone who doesn’t love you back sucks pretty hard too. “I can’t make you love me” tells the tale of the dilemma facing the woman in Bonnie Raitt’s colossally sad song about unrequited love. “You can’t make your heart feel something it won’t,” in one of her most impassioned vocals ever. As she sings, you can feel the ache in every word that drips from her pained lips.
3. You Don’t Know Me (Ray Charles)
One of the greatest musical legend in the world “Ray Charles” had a lot of hit songs including songs about non reciprocated love, so it just wouldn’t be right not to include this song about loving someone who sees you just as a friend.
4. Stephen (Kesha)
If there’s a pop star who can write a pop anthem like no one else that’s Kesha. The song “Stephen” is a deep cut that everyone who has ever crushed on anyone needs to know.The song is opened in acapella, repeating the dude’s name before launching into a diatribe on why he might not be calling her back. When you hear her say she’s “feeling pathetic” and “can’t take rejection,” spiritually, you will feel renewed. No one gets it like Kesha. Mark my words.
5. All Over You (Spill Canvas)
The lyrics to this song couldn’t possibly be any more basic about unrequited love with lyrics like “This life is way too short to get caught up in all this stuff when i just want you to love me back…why can’t you just love me back?”
6. Anything Could Happen (Ellie Goulding)
This ode to the weird is another self-explanatory, murky space between loving someone and having them reciprocate those feelings. The pop love song queen “Ellie Goulding,” wears that crown proudly through this song.
7. Bad Religion (Frank Ocean)
We can take comfort in the idea that anything Frank is working on is probably just as genius as his first full-length album even as we wait for his new album (BRB crying) to drop. The song “Bad Religion” is beautiful, uplifting, and sad all at once.
8. You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift)
When it comes to songs about cheeky love and painful love, we can’t leave out Taylor Swift — her song is not to be missed. “Can’t you see that I’m the one who understands you?” Yeah, Taylor, we can. After watching the video, we totally believe she gets what it’s like to be head-over-heels for your best friend and wish he loved loved you back.
9. Crush (Mandy Moore)
The animation movie Tangled was a children’s favorite. The main character Rapunzel was voice by Mandy Moore. Though some people only know Mandy for this role, we assure you that she is much more. Best believe it when we say that she is the singer behind one of the greatest crush songs of all time, correctly titled “Crush.” The song has sugary-sweet and probably really bad for your health ingredients-that’s if you consume it too much, but honestly, it’s so ‘90s, and its a great song.
10. I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick)
From the name of the song along, I think you get the snapshot picture of what the song is all about. The singer tells tales of how you really want someone so bad that you literally fall sick. I lot of people have gone through this, and I can tell you categorically that it is not a funny situation or experience.
This is one of those songs perfect for the teenage boy on love with a girl who’s already got a boyfriend.