Top 31 Best Long-Distance Relationship Songs

Top 31 Best Long-Distance Relationship Songs

A US survey showed the number of couples in long-distance relationships has grown due to the advent of networking apps. However, it is different from the real presence of your lover in person. So, what do you do when it gets harder to be away from the love of your life? 

Whether you’re dealing with sadness or reminiscing the great aspects of your relationship, music can do wonders. That’s why, here are the best songs for LDR couples you can tune in to while your partner is kilometers away! So, sit back and enjoy these melodies, and watch them change your mood.

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Long-Distance Relationship Songs For Him

Are you missing your girlfriend like crazy now that she’s away? These songs can make your long-distance relationship more bearable, taking you through those delightful memories and moments.

1. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Composed by the Scottish twins, Craig and Charlie Reid, ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ is a testament to the narrator’s unwavering love, perseverance, and heartfelt emotions. Like other Proclaimers’ songs, it is about the endless dedication to his woman wherein he is ready to walk 500 miles for her.

“But I would walk five hundred miles/ And I would walk five hundred more/ Just to be the man who walked a thousand/ Miles to fall down at your door…” 

These soulful lyrics have the power to lift your spirits and help you strengthen your relationship with love and commitment.


I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – Single – Album by The Proclaimers (Apple Music)

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – YouTube 

2. Until I Found You

An ode to the devotion to your beloved, the song goes like this, “I would never fall unless it’s you I fall into/ I was lost within the darkness, but then I found her…” 

The story behind this is Stephen Sanchez met his girlfriend online during the COVID-19 pandemic and spent hours talking to each other regularly. Originally called ‘Georgia’, he composed the song as a token of love to her.

Much like the challenges they faced then, you may, too, find it difficult to navigate the highs and lows of a long-distance relationship. If so, this song will inspire you to overcome the obstacles of your relationship when you two are in different territories. 


Also Read: 69 Dirty Pickup Lines For Him

3. River Deep, Mountain High

Using the metaphors of a deep river and a high mountain, the lyrics express the depth and power of the narrator’s love. In this song, he recalls how a girl treated her rag dolls, puppets, and childhood toys.

The narrator wishes to receive the same kind of treatment from his lover. In return, he promises not to disappoint her. Layered with passion and emotion, the song resonates with every word and makes you connect through the lyrics.


River Deep – Mountain High – Song by Eric Burdon & The Animals – Apple Music

River Deep – Mountain High – YouTube

4. Say You Won’t Let Go

The song describes how the narrator found his girlfriend and how his life was filled with utmost happiness. In saying, “he won’t let go”, he expresses a never-ending love and compassion for his girlfriend.

As you bounce on the ups and downs of your romantic relationship, you will be able to relate to the impactful and honest storytelling of the song. It paints an unforgettable picture of a love transcending time and boundary, it reminds you to stand by your lover through anything.


Say You Won’t Let Go – Song by James Arthur – Apple Music

Say You Won’t Let Go – YouTube

5. I Want Crazy

The kind of love that makes you crazy – That’s the sentiment that drove Hunter Hayes to compose this song. This level of craziness goes a notch higher when you are in a long-distance relationship. That’s when you feel like screaming,

“I don’t want ‘good’ and I don’t want ‘good enough’/ I want ‘can’t sleep, can’t breathe without your love”. 

Hearing about the insane stuff the narrator is doing for his girlfriend, you too, would want to make things easier between the two of you. 


I Want Crazy – Album by Hunter Hayes – Apple Music

Hunter Hayes – I Want Crazy (Full Lyric Video) HQ – YouTube

Also Read: What Guys Want In a Long Distance Relationship?

6. Jet Lag

“I miss you so bad and turn the hour hand back to when you were holding me.”

Jet Lag by Simple Plan reiterates how much the protagonist misses his girlfriend, being jet-lagged without her. It explains his emotions and feelings about wanting to share moments with his girlfriend. Can’t wait to see her? Listen to this song and stay connected to your partner despite a 9-10-hour difference in time zones. 


Jet Lag – Single – Album by Simple Plan – Apple Music 

Simple Plan – Jet Lag ft. Natasha Bedingfield (Lyrics) – YouTube

7. Kiss Me Thru The Phone

Each day in a long-distance relationship feels like ages, right? Soulja Boy understands your frustration and therefore captures your thoughts in this song. When you’re in a long-distance relationship, you have no option but to send sloppy kisses to your girlfriend over the phone. So, if you’re looking for a few mushy LDR songs for couples, “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” fits the bill perfectly.


Kiss Me Thru the Phone (feat. Sammie) – Song by Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em

Kiss Me Thru The Phone – YouTube

8. Here Without You

“But all the miles that separate/disappear now when I’m dreaming of your face…”

For an extra dose of sappy emotions, listen to this song. This LDR song might get you nostalgic but it helps you feel she’s still with you in your dreams.


Here Without You – Song by 3 Doors Down – Apple Music

Here Without You – YouTube

9. One Call Away

Charlie Puth’s ‘One Call Away’ is one of the most romantic long-distance relationship songs that gives you the feeling of being closer to your girlfriend. It’s about being in love and being there for her when she needs a friend or just you. So, grab the phone and reassure her that you’re only one call away from saving the day, just like a ‘Superman’!


One Call Away – Song by Charlie Puth – Apple Music 

One Call Away (lyrics) – Charlie Puth – YouTube

10. You Are The Best Thing 

When you have a tough day, all you need is your lover’s presence to feel better.

“It’s been a long day, baby/ Things ain’t been going my way/ You know I need you here/ You clear my mind all the time…”

The lyrics therefore convey your admiration and gratitude for her. It is a profound celebration and recognition of your love and waiting for her. 


‎You Are the Best Thing – Song by Ray LaMontagne – Apple Music


11. Can’t Help Falling In Love

Inspired by a French love song, the songwriters composed this simple but powerful melody. Like a river flowing towards the sea, we fall in love despite the risks. The song captures the emotion of initial infatuation which soon, changes to intense devotion. Throughout the piece, you’ll find a touching declaration of affection and respect you would want to have in your relationship forever. 


Can’t Help Falling In Love – Song by Elvis Presley – Apple Music

Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love (Official Audio) – YouTube

Also Read: 21 Reasons Why Long Distance Relationships Fail

12. Missing You

Here, the protagonist misses his girlfriend, who is far away from him, just like your situation. Thinking about her all the time must hurt a lot. Listening to this ballad on distance and longing can serve as an iconic remedy to your heartache.


Missing You – Single – Album by John Waite – Apple Music

John Waite – Missing You – YouTube

13. Hey There Delilah

“Hey there Delilah, I’ve got so much left to say/ If every simple song I wrote to you would take your breath away/ I’d write it all/ Even more in love with me you’d fall, we’d have it all…”

Through ‘Hey There Delilah’, the narrator describes how much he loves his beloved and her significance in his life. Listen to his assurances and promise your girlfriend that things will get better and you two will be together soon.


Hey There Delilah – Single – Album by Plain White T’s – Apple Music

Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah (Lyrics) – YouTube

14. Right Here Waiting For You

Richard Marx illustrates the human yearning for his lover’s tangible presence in this song. 

“Wherever you go, whatever you do, I will be right here waiting for you…”

The earnest lyrics represent steadfast and intense love in hearts separated by distance. It breathes life into you as you stake your heart in the hope of an ‘always and forever’. 


Right Here Waiting – Song by Richard Marx – Apple Music

Right Here Waiting [Lyrics] – Song by Richard Marx – YouTube

15. My Love

Right from the beginning, the narrator talks about his emptiness or loneliness without his beloved. So much so is the yearning that he cannot control his thoughts about missing her- something you may relate to right now. Notably, this song will always strike a chord in your heart be it romance or longing for your partner.


My Love – Song by Westlife – Apple Music

Westlife – My Love (Official Video) – YouTube

16. Photograph

Are you feeling lovesick while going through old photographs of your partner? 

“So you can keep me/ Inside the pocket of your ripped jeans/ Holding me closer ‘til our eyes meet/ You won’t ever be alone…”

Music has a tremendous power to show you how a photograph denotes love, longing, healing, and hope. Relating it to his own life, Ed Sheeran composed this song to help you reflect on memories with joy and cheer. 


Photograph – Song by Ed Sheeran – Apple Music

Ed Sheeran – Photograph (Official Music Video) – YouTube

17. Just The Way You Are 

Unconditional love and acceptance are the most valuable in a long-distance relationship. Even though you’re miles apart from your woman, you should never forget to praise her. So, listen to this song and express admiration for the person she is, her beauty, and her incredible qualities. 


Just the Way You Are – Song by Bruno Mars – Apple Music

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are (Lyrics) – YouTube

18. All Of The Stars

Has your partner ever crossed your mind while stargazing? If yes, you can relate to the lyrics like never before.

“You’re on the other side/ As the skyline splits in two/ I’m miles away from seeing you…”

The song focuses on a cross-continental relationship and the love and longing that comes with it. What makes the song more beautiful is the catchy lyrics combined with Ed Sheeran’s soothing voice. 


All of the Stars – Song by Ed Sheeran – Apple Music

All of the Stars (lyrics) – Ed Sheeran – YouTube

19. 40 Kinds Of Sadness

There’s no limit to missing your girl even if it’s in 40 different ways! A hit among LDR couples, the song confirms it’s not unusual to miss your partner and grieve about it.

“My eyes are waiting at the door/ Just like every time before/ Time flies so slow…”

Ryan Cabrera’s charming voice adds to the poignancy of feeling hopeful yet nostalgic about the distance between both of you.


‎40 Kinds of Sadness – Song by Ryan Cabrera – Apple Music

40 Kinds of Sadness – YouTube

Long-Distance Relationship Songs For Her

Girl, are you feeling lonely without your boyfriend? It’s time to count on the music of love to ease your pain! This awesome playlist features some beautiful long-distance relationship songs that will hit you right in the feels.

1. A Thousand Years

‘A Thousand Years’ deals with love extending beyond the limits of our temporary existence. The kind of love so deep that one lifetime feels is not enough. What makes the song more sentimental is its raw portrayal of vulnerability in love. 

“I have died every day, waiting for you…”

When you are in a long-distance relationship, a day feels like a thousand years. It is recommended to listen to Christina Perri’s masterpiece about enduring love that stirs profound emotions in you.


A Thousand Years – Song by Christina Perri – Apple Music

Christina Perri – A Thousand Years – YouTube

Also Read: What Kills Long-distance Relationships and How to Save it

2. Lover 

“All’s well that ends well, to end up with you” – A feeling we can relate to when we’re in love, right? From highlighting daily domesticity scenes to moving on to exchanging marriage vows, Taylor Swift shows what it means to be in love. 

The idea of growing old with your lover through trust and commitment is bound to resonate in your mind, “Can I go where you go?/ Can we always be this close forever and ever?” This romantic ballad will take you on an exhilarating roller coaster ride of emotions. 


Lover – Song by Taylor Swift – Apple Music

Taylor Swift – Lover (Official Lyric Video) – YouTube 

3. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Love may seem mountainous, but no mountain or river can pull you away from the love of your life. It serves a powerful reminder of how you always want to be there for him, “No matter where you are/ no matter how far…” 

In Diana Ross’ version of this song, you discover a seductive flair to convince the partner that her love is the best. How about professing your love to your beloved in a similar way when you are miles apart from each other?


Ain´t No Mountain High Enough (Live on Diana!, 1971) – YouTube

4. Crazy In Love 

The song immerses you in the depth of love to an extent where your fears and insecurities come to an end. A powerful love that transforms your soul to the point of being ‘crazy in love’. Beyonce describes how a loved one makes you feel in their presence. It’s special and all-consuming. You’ll find yourself going head over heels for your beloved despite the difference in time zones and distance. 


Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z) – Single – Album by Beyoncé – Apple Music

Crazy In Love – Beyoncé ft. JAY Z (Lyrics) – YouTube

5. Counting Down The Days

In a long-distance relationship, there is both physical and emotional distance. With desire and anticipation, you count the days toward a future reunion with hope.

“I’m counting down the days/ Until we meet again/ Longing for you, every day…”

Natalie Imbruglia’s song ‘Counting Down The Days’ impactfully captures the emotional turmoil you face while living away from your soulmate.


Counting Down the Days – Album by Natalie Imbruglia – Apple Music

Natalie Imbruglia – Counting Down The Days (Video) – YouTube

6. A Thousand Miles

“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.” 

A powerful long-distance love makes you do almost anything for him, right? Perhaps even a journey of a thousand miles to see him and be in his arms. A blend of fantasy and reality, Vanessa Carlton’s hit musical piece takes you to a world (1000 miles away) where you can meet your special someone. 


A Thousand Miles – Song by Vanessa Carlton – Apple Music

Vanessa Carlton – A Thousand Miles – YouTube

7. My Heart Will Go On

The best long-distance relationship songs are incomplete without this timeless classic. Tied to the epic love story of Jack and Rose from Titanic, Celine Dion’s musical piece is an anthem of true, profound love. Irrespective of physical boundaries and time, true love continues to be. 

“Near, far, wherever you are, I believe that the heart does go on…” 


My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from “Titanic”) – Apple Music

Céline Dion – My Heart Will Go On – YouTube

8. Distance And Time

No matter how far you are, you must never lose faith in your partner and the relationship. Alicia Keys conveys this solid emotion through this song. 

“No matter how far you are/ No matter how long it takes him/ Through distance and time, I’ll be waiting…”


Distance and Time – Song by Alicia Keys – Apple Music

Alicia Keys – Distance And Time – YouTube

9. I Love You Always Forever 

This song captures the deep love you have for your man while capturing how restless you can get without him. 

“Secret moments shut in the heat of the afternoon/ Out of the stillness, soft-spoken words/ I love you always, forever/ Near and far, closer together…” 

Just like the protagonist, you too, will recall the sweet secret moments and warm experiences with him. Give it a listen for some feel-good vibes.


I Love You Always Forever – EP – Album by Donna Lewis

Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever (Official Music Video)

10. Say Something

This heart-wrenching music from A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera portrays how helpless you feel without your partner. If you’re still learning to adjust to the complex nuances of long-distance love, it will resonate with your inner turmoil. The melody helps you strengthen your hope to hold on to your love.


‎Say Something – Single – Album by A Great Big World & Christina …

A Great Big World – “Say Something” – YouTube

11. Wish You Were Here

One of the quintessential long-distance relationship songs, this Avril Lavigne piece is worth listening to on a loop! After all, it is about your wishes to be with your lover as you go through the motions of life. 

“You’re always there, you’re everywhere/ But right now I wish you were here…”


Wish You Were Here – Song by Avril Lavigne – Apple Music

Avril Lavigne – Wish You Were Here – YouTube

12. Home

The song begins with how different the narrator feels in love with her man, something she hasn’t experienced before. As it progresses, the song makes a reference to the safety of home that she felt with her partner. These lyrics use several other comparisons to describe how the love story paves a beautiful atmosphere for daydreaming about love.


‎Home – Song by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Apple Music

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home (Official Video)


There are days when you can’t help but miss your partner too much, these long-distance relationship songs can help you seek solace. Put on your headphones and travel to a musical world to find your beloved.

Let us know which one you loved the most. Go ahead and share these songs with your partner and vibe to the rhythm together!


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