There are multiple ways which can help you stay positive throughout the phase of living apart — listening to long distance relationship songs, collecting inspirational quotes, looking for friends who are in the same phase online etc. What about creating a common Youtube or Soundcloud account for you and your sweetheart (depending on what music style you both prefer) and sharing the songs you both like? Also, you can start collecting playlists for different moods.
Have a look at the list of our long distance relationship songs which helped us to get back to believing in our love winning against distance when we felt hopeless:
#1 Elvis Presley – Home Is Where the Heart Is
This is my most favorite and heart-warming long distance relationship song (you might have guessed it by seeing the heading of this blog). After following my sweetheart to three different countries, I totally agree with what Elvis sings:
“Home is where the heart is
And my heart is anywhere you are
Anywhere you are is home
I don’t need a mansion on a hill
That overlooks the sea
Anywhere you’re with me is home”
#2 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home
This tune is a perfect mood-booster, excellent to listen to in the mornings and set up your day! It will also remind you about the crazy times when you are together. What about coming up with a new cute nickname for your muffin? Get inspired:
“Well, holy moly me oh my
You’re the apple of my eye
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you”
#3 Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
Think about those times when you drop your sweetheart at the airport or the train station and are walking back home — everything feels different: streets get emptier, the sky becomes darker, and
you start getting obsessed with the thought you won’t be able to survive if you don’t get to feel their skin touching yours. Immersing yourself into Bill’s song might ease the pain.
#4 Bruno Mars – Long Distance
Bruno draws the whole picture of what it feels to love someone who is miles away: we need to meet them desperately, but until that “next time” comes around, things move too slowly. We would rather delete them from our minds … but that’s unlikely to happen…
#5 Celine Dion – I Drove All Night
Have you ever paid a surprise visit to your partner? If yes, you know the thrill and excitement of reunion which is passionately expressed in Celine’s song. If you have never surprised them, listen to this song- it will definitely excite you enough to start saving the money for those plane tickets!
“I drove all night to get to you
Is that alright
I drove all night
Crept in your room
Woke you from your sleep
To make love to you
Is that alright
I drove all night”
#6 Jason Mraz – Plane
I remember the days my boyfriend and I used to spend calculating the hours we could potentially spend together during our up-coming date! And each time that 40-48 hour date was over, we used to come up with some wacky ideas why we had to postpone our flight so we get to stay back in the airport for 10 more hours! In fact, we did it more than once (would repeat it today, too)! Do you know that feeling?
#7 Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Maybe not completely related to missing your distant lover, but this tune is superb choice for those who haven’t taken a call to close the gap yet. One of you could be sure that your partner is The One while another one is still feeling uncertain if they are ready to take the chance by moving (or “making” their partner move) their entire life to the other side of their world:
“I know you haven’t made your mind up yet,
But I will never do you wrong.
I’ve known it from the moment that we met,
No doubt in my mind where you belong.”
#8 Brian Adams- Everything I Do
The truth is that you will have days which you will spend questioning yourself, your partner and wondering if this relationship is worth to be continued. When you do, listen to this song. It’s a beautiful reminder that you should listen to your heart when you are feeling weak.
“Don’t tell me it’s not worth fightin’ for
I can’t help it, there’s nothin’ I want more
You know it’s true:
Everything I do, I do it for you, oh, yeah.”
#9 Michael Bublé – Home
For those who felt they did the right thing by taking up a promising career opportunity away from home — you feel that should be happily soaking in all the experiences that come your way; instead, you found yourself miserable because your sweetheart is not there to enjoy things with you:
“And I feel just like I’m living someone else’s life
It’s like I just stepped outside
When everything was going right
And I know just why you could not
Come along with me
This was not your dream
But you always believed in me”
#10 Avril Lavigne – When You’re Gone
For those times when you desperately try to keep your environment the same just as if they were still present. I guess I am not the only one who used to avoid washing the bed sheets after each visit of my partner!
“I’ve never felt this way before
Everything that I do reminds me of you
And the clothes you left, they lie on the floor
And they smell just like you,
I love the things that you do”
#11 Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
This one became an anthem for deployed troops and their families/friends back home. For me, this is a calming song about someone who has a deep bond with their partner and is completely sure about their feelings …
#12 Dido – Thank you
Any day I spend with my sweetheart is the best, because being with him gives me happiness, peace, and freedom. Even if the world falls apart, it’s still okay because I have him:
“I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life
Oh just to be with you is having the best day of my life.”
#13 Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
We all need to be reminded that we are loved. From my personal experience, I can say that being far away from your loved one multiplies that need quite a bit. Send them a song instead of usual “I love you”.
“I have died every day, waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more”
#14 Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply
Forget the suffering and remember the reasons you decided to love someone who is oceans away and how lucky you are to be experiencing the true, devoting love:
“I’ll be your dream I’ll be your wish
I’ll be your fantasy
I’ll be your hope I’ll be your love
Be everything that you need
I’ll love you more with every breath
Truly, madly, deeply do”
#14 Funkerman feat. Enlery – We’ve Got The Love
Something slightly different — a bit of house music motivation for you and your lover! Listen to this ear-candy whether you are in the gym, car, or getting ready for the office – get yourself geared up for a loving day!
What about your long distance relationship song? Comment below and I will add it to the list!