Long Distance Relationship Songs: 20 Songs to Stay Connected

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Being far apart sucks—a lot. But the perfect long distance relationship songs can help you feel emotionally close, while being geographically far apart.

Ever been in a relationship where you have this one song that you both feel was made exactly for the two of you? If you don’t have “your” song just yet, here are all the perfect long distance relationship songs you’ll need to find the one that’s just right for the two of you.

For starters, do you really need a song? Well, truth be told, every couple has their song. It’s part of the romance, after all.

Even for long-distance relationships, music is something that can bring you closer together, keeping the fire of love alive even through distance. The perfect long distance relationship song can give you hope, lift you up, make you think about your beloved, and even make the love you have grow stronger… despite the confines of time and distance.

Long distance relationship songs are often bittersweet, yet they are great to listen to—especially together—even when geography and time zones keep you separated. [Read: Long distance relationships – How to make it work]

Long-distance relationship songs – Perfect ways to express yourself

If you’re pining for your love who’s far away, your heart is aching as you live and grow apart, or you’re brimming with excitement as you ride the plane on your way to meet your love, here are the best long distance relationship songs that can make you feel better and make your bond stronger.

#1 200,000 – The Rocket Summer. For a catchy, upbeat road trip that suits that exhilarating excitement of driving for miles just to see your love.

“There are not one but two hundred thousand miles on my car
 To be with you I’ve driven far, but I loved you that much.”

#2 3000 – The Icarus Account. This song captures the uncertainty of long-distance relationships, including a mix of joy, hope, longing, pain, and restlessness that many long-distance couples feel.

“I’ve spent all 21 of these painful hours
Reliving our goodbye
I’ll spend all of my nights hoping that you will call
Cause You’re worth waking up for.”

[Check out: 10 survival tips for every long distance relationship]

#3 A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton. A classic, this catchy song inspires hope in the midst of nostalgia, especially as you wonder if your love is thinking about you, too.

“If I could fall
Into the sky
Do you think time
Would pass me by
‘Cause you know I’d walk
A thousand miles
If I could
Just see you
Tonight.”

#4 Cars and Telephones – The Arcade Fire. The perfect long-distance love anthem, this song is something you’d listen to in order to make you badly want to get on the next plane, just to be with the one you love.

“Tonight I’m gonna drive, the silver moon is shining bright
Over the interstate, God saying hurry don’t be late.”

#5 From Where You Are – Lifehouse. Simple and evocative, this song perfectly describes how it feels to be in love with someone so far away.

“So far away from where you are
These miles have torn us worlds apart
And I miss you,
yeah, I miss you
And I wish you were here.”

[Read: 10 things you should never do in a long-distance relationship]

#6 Get Here – Oleta Adams. When you feel like staying in bed and wallowing in your long-distance love, this is the song you can sing along to.

“There are hills and mountains between us
Always something to get over
If I had my way,
surely you would be closer
I need you closer.”

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