The dreaded long distance relationship is a nightmare to think about. And, even more of a nightmare to experience. But, there are some ways to make yourself feel better when you’re struggling through one of these tricky arrangements. Long distance relationship songs are a thing. There’s so many of them. And, you probably know the words to most of them already.
Of course, these long distance jams won’t totally solve everything, but they’ll help you to cope when you’re feeling blue. It’s always nice to know someone else has experienced the same thing you are. So, get out your speaker, pump up the volume, and sing your heart out because…
These are the best long distance relationship songs!
Come Back…Be Here By Taylor Swift
How can you not shed tears hearing Tay sing about wanting someone to come back so that she can get to know them more? It’s hard when you are in a long distance arrangement because you feel like you’re missing so much time with the only person you actually want to spend time with.
Long Distance By Bruno Mars
With a title like this, obviously, we know it’s going to be about a long distance relationship. Bruno soulfully sings about missing their partner and not being able to be with them. What’s more devestating than that?
Hey There Delilah By Plain White T’s
Here it is, one of our favorite LDR anthems. We’ve been singing it for years and we’re not stopping now. The Plain White T’s do an amazing job of keeping the whole long distance thing positive. Yeah, it sucks now, but soon Delilah and her boo will have a perfect life together.
A Thousand Miles By Vanessa Carlton
Vanessa Carlton gave us this precious LDR gift that has been sung over and over in cars, in showers, and of course to our loved ones. Sometimes, you really do feel like you would walk a thousand miles just to see the person you love tonight.
Kiss Me Thru The Phone By Soulja Boy Tell’em ft. Sammie
Ok, maybe this isn’t the most romantic song in the world. But, it does help to make your relationship a little less sappy and a little more spicy. Sometimes, you just wanna get freaky with bae and if they’re not there, you might as well kiss them through the phone.
So Far Away By Carole King
Carole King will never cease being one of our idols. And, this song makes us want to curl up and cry in the best way possible. It’s so simply said, “You’re so far away”, but it makes such an impact on the heart.
Such Great Heights By The Postal Service
This song depicts the absolute perfect couple. They are young and in love and yeah, they may not always be together physically, but they know that their love is strong. Hello, long distance is totally worth it if your boo is the one.
Many the Miles By Sara Bareilles
Sara’s beautiful voice has us listening in awe as she sings about going the miles to see her partner. She is one that definitely understands that miles cannot stop love. When you are in love, you will happily travel.
Leaving On A Jet Plane By John Denver
A few artists have covered this song, but we love Denver’s version best. Of course, this song is sad as he talks about leaving and not knowing when he is coming back. But, he does turn it positive when he says he’s going to bring a ring. What girl wouldn’t want that?
One Call Away By Charlie Puth
Ah, thank you, Charlie for reminding all the people in long distance relationships that they have modern communication that will make things a whole lot easier. All you have to do it pick up the phone and give bae a ring to make your days sunnier.
Faithfully By Journey
Being faithful in a long distance relationship is key. And, that’s why this song is on this list! It works as a good reminder to trust your partner and remain faithful. There are some lonely nights during long distance arrangements, but if you love your boo, you’ll be smart.
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) By The Proclaimers
Yes, a happy and fun jam! We’re sure you’ve sang this with your friends at a bar or out loud in the car. Seriously, who hasn’t? But, it’s also a great long distance relationship song.
Beating Heart By Ellie Goulding
Ellie sings, “And I don’t know where I’m going but I know it’s going to be a long time” and our heart just crushes. Sometimes, in an LDR you don’t know when you’re going to see your person next and being away from them is torture. Ellie definitely reminds us that we are not alone.
Here Without You By 3 Doors Down
Ok, who doesn’t know this song? Anyone? This classic hit accurately describes how a long distance relationship can completely take over your life. Is your SO the only person you think about? Do you find it hard to do everyday tasks without them near you? If so, this song is for you.
Lucky By Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat
In a LDR, you don’t always feel lucky. But, that’s why you should be listeing to this Jason Mraz throwback. It’ll remind you that even though your partner is far away, you are lucky to have them in your life.
The Girl By City and Colour
This song is a long distance relationship song that’ll remind you that even when your lover is far away, they are thinking of you.
“While I’m off chasing my own dreams
Sailing around the world
Please, know that I’m yours to keep
My beautiful girl
This song is the definition of the perfect LDR.
Jet Lag By Simple Plan ft. Natasha Bedingfield
Seriously, who doesn’t love this Simple Plan jam? And, the fact that Natasha Bedingfield is featured in it, makes us love it even more. This is a catchy LDR song that is bound to be stuck in your head.