Almost all of us have experienced it at one time or another. The sadness of unrequited love.
Even though we can’t help you with that, maybe this playlist can help you process an unrequited love and ease the pain. Check out the list of Unrequited Love Songs below!
Many say you can’t choose who you fall in love with but fortunately, you can choose which songs to listen to to get over heartbreak, toxic relationships, or unrequited love.
This playlist is very diverse. Some of the songs you will find in the list include “Foolish Games” by Jewel, “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri” and “Put You In A Song” by Keith Urban.
Wait no longer and let us ease the love pain. Press play, let your emotions go, and scream along with Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Selena Gomez with this awesome playlist with the best songs about one-sided or unanswered love!
Top 10 Unrequited Love Songs
- You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
- The Heart Wants What It Wants – Selena Gomez
- Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton
- Grenade – Bruno Mars
- If – Janet Jackson
- Stephen – Kesha
- Little Bit – Drake ft. Lykke Li
- Memphis – Justin Bieber ft. Big Sean
- It Takes A Muscle – M.I.A.
- Heartless – Kanye West
Featured – Top 3 Unrequited Love Songs
“Un-Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton
We begin with the No. 3 on our list of unrequited love. This is the beautifully emotional song Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton.
This song is about a woman who begs her lover to come back and undo the pain he caused by leaving her. She feels like she can’t go on without him and she wants him to heal her broken heart.
The song is full of powerful lyrics and vocals that express the intensity of her feelings. Un-Break My Heart is one of the most popular songs of all time and it won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1997.
Let’s listen to this amazing song and feel the emotions that Toni Braxton conveys with her voice.
Un-break My Heart was released as the second single from her second studio album Secrets (1996).
It became Braxton’s signature song and her biggest hit and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 consecutive weeks!
It also topped the charts in several other countries, including Canada, Austria, and the United Kingdom. The song has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
“The Heart Wants What It Wants” by Selena Gomez
Time for our No. 2 on the list. Selena Gomez with The Heart Wants What It Wants!
Wow! This is another gem. The song is about how sometimes we have no control over who we love, even when it hurts us. Whether it’s because of a secret love from your partner or because of guilt, the pain remains the same.
Selena sings with so much emotion and passion that you can feel her pain and hope.
This is a powerful anthem for anyone who has ever loved someone who didn’t love them. Let’s listen to this masterpiece by Selena Gomez, The heart wants what it wants!
“The Heart Wants What It Wants” was released in 2014 as the lead single from her compilation album For You.
The song received positive reviews from critics and fans, who praised its emotional lyrics and Gomez’s vocals. The song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, becoming her second top-ten hit.
It also reached the top ten in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Slovakia. The song was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over one million copies.
“You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift
And now the absolute number one from our unrequited love songs playlist. Drumrolls…… of course, it’s Taylor! This time with her song “You Belong With Me”!
This song is about a girl who has a crush on her neighbor, but he is dating someone else. She thinks they have more in common and wishes he would notice her.
It’s a catchy and relatable tune that captures the feeling of longing for someone who doesn’t see you the way you see them. Let’s listen to it together and sing along!
“You Belong With Me” is a song released in 2009 as the third single from Taylor’s album Fearless. It became a huge hit for Swift, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming her first number one on the Radio Songs chart.
It also received three Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
In the song’s music video, Swift plays both the girl and the cheerleader, and the music video won Best Female Video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
List of Best Unrequited Love Songs
|#||Title - Artist|
|1||You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift|
|2||The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez|
|3||Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton|
|4||Grenade - Bruno Mars|
|5||If - Janet Jackson|
|6||Stephen - Kesha|
|7||Little Bit (ft. Lykke Li) - Drake|
|8||Memphis - Justin Bieber|
|9||IT TAKES A MUSCLE - M.I.A.|
|10||Heartless - Kanye West|
|11||Need Ur Luv - Charli XCX|
|12||Crush - Mandy Moore|
|13||So Into You - Tamia|
|14||Adore - Cashmere Cat|
|15||Foolish Games - Jewel|
|16||You're Beautiful - James Blunt|
|17||Lovefool - The Cardigans|
|18||Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri|
|19||Habits (Stay High) - Tove Lo|
|20||Dancing On My Own - Robyn|
|21||Creep - Radiohead|
|22||Make You Feel My Love - Adele|
|23||Leave Your Lover - Sam Smith|
|24||A Thousand Years - Christina Perri|
|25||Without Me - Halsey|
|26||Put You In A Song - Keith Urban|
|27||Shiver - Coldplay|
|28||Liability - Lorde|
|29||Are You Happy Now? - Michelle Branch|
|30||Baby - Justin Bieber|
|31||Teardrops On My Guitar - Taylor Swift|
|32||When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars|
|33||Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley & The Wailers|
|34||Have You Ever - Brandy|
|35||Dreaming with a Broken Heart - John Mayer|
|36||Not Over You - Gavin DeGraw|
|37||Tell Him (Duet with Barbra Streisand) - Barbra Streisand|
|38||Not In That Way - Sam Smith|
|39||Self Esteem - The Offspring|
|40||Can I Be Him - James Arthur|
|41||Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis|
|42||Chasing Pavements - Adele|
|43||Better Now - Post Malone|
|44||I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz|
|45||Just a Friend to You - Meghan Trainor|
|46||Nothin' on You (ft. Bruno Mars) - B.o.B|
|47||A Little Less Sixteen Candles - A Little More "Touch Me"|
|48||Warm Blood - Carly Rae Jepsen|
|49||Closer Than You Might Believe - Alanis Morissette|
|50||Anything Could Happen - Ellie Goulding|
|51||The Man Who Can't Be Moved - The Script|
|52||Tears (ft. Louisa Johnson) - Clean Bandit|
|53||Call Out My Name - The Weeknd|
|54||Hello - Adele|
|55||drivers license - Olivia Rodrigo|
|56||Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye|
|57||Why Don't You Love Me - Beyoncé|
|58||You Don't Know My Name - Alicia Keys|
|59||1000 Times - Sara Bareilles|
|60||Need You Now - Lady A|
|61||The Hardest Thing - 98°|
|62||FRIENDS - Marshmello|
|63||Stacy's Mom - Fountains Of Wayne|
|64||She's Not Me - Pt. 1 & 2|
|65||Stitches - Shawn Mendes|
|66||Just a Friend 2002 - Radio Edit - Mario|
|67||Don't Pretend (ft. SAFE) - Khalid|
|68||Fingers - ZAYN|
|69||Hurt - Lady A|
|70||I'm a Mess - Bebe Rexha|
|71||If I Can't Have You - Shawn Mendes|
|72||Speak Now - Taylor Swift|
|73||A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton|
|74||Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen|
|75||Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus|
Spotify Playlist – Best Unanswered Love Songs
Unrequited Love Music Videos
We don’t know what you guys thought of it but we loved our playlist of the best unrequited love songs! They were so emotional, powerful, and relatable.
They made us feel less alone with our feelings and more hopeful for the future.
In addition, this list also introduced us (again) to some great artists and genres. What a great way to express ourselves and connect with others!