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I'll See You Again - Westlife

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Powerful and emotional song about knowing that departed loved ones will be seen again.


Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton

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This touching number spent a full 11 weeks at the top of the pop charts in 1996.


I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy and Faith Evans

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Upbeat lament, "I'll be missing you with every breath I take".


Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

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Eric Clapton wrote this song after losing his own 4 year old son.


Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds

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Classic slow rock hit.  A time for everything, even passing on.


Jealous Of The Angels - Jenn Bostic

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God must need another angel around the Throne tonight. It's not my place to question, only God knows why, I'm just jealous of the angels around the Throne tonight.


Saying Goodbye - Karina Long

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Karina Long beautifully expresses what so many go through when they lose a loved one.


Gone Too Soon - Michael Jackson

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Soft and beautiful song…, this tune about one passing too soon is an amazing departure from Michael Jackson's typical thriller style.


Come Sail Away - Styx

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Popular upbeat 70's song about some who missed out on "the pot of gold", but must carry on and "sail away.


Over You - Miranda Lambert

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"I miss you… they say I'll be OK… but I'm not going to ever get over you.


Come Some Rainy Day - Wynonna Judd

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Losing a sweetheart - Beautiful tune from Wynonna.


There You'll Be - Faith Hill

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Tribute to a loved one, declaring that "everywhere I am there you will be."


Homesick - Mercy Me

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A plea to God for strength to make it through… "I've never been more homesick than now".


One More Day - Diamond Rio

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A list of all the things I'd do if I had one more day with you.


In The Arms of an Angel - Sarah McLaughlin

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Slow, lyrical tune about someone in deep pain passing to the other side and finding repose in the arms of an angel.


Who You'd Be Today - Kenny Chesney

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Country tune about missing a departed loved one, and wondering what life would be like if they were still alive.


Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy

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Melancholy but beautiful version of life over the rainbow.


(We're In) Heaven - Dj Sammy

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From the perspective of one who's passed on, looking down.


If Heaven Was Needing a Hero - Jo Dee Messina

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"No matter how much I need you now, heaven needed you more."


Can't Cry Hard Enough - William Brothers

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Many beautifiul versions of this lament.


Fly - Celine Dion

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Very applicable to most who've lost a loved one.


I Will Remember You - Amy Grant                          

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Beautifully expresses how love never dies.


Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin         

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Although one is hard pressed to find much in this song about a loved one passing on, the name, a couple of related lyrics, and the enormous popularity of the song have made it a must have for the category.


Last Kiss - Pearl Jam

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Remake of the original hit by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers. Tells of the tragic loss of his girl in a car crash.


The Dance - Garth Brooks

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Singing of how he could of avoided all the pain, but would have missed the good. 


What Hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts 

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I can take a lot, but what hurts the most is that we were so close and never knowing what could have been. 


Slipped Away - Avril Lavigne              

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For those who like a bit of a louder and upbeat lament. 


Radios In Heaven - Plain White T's                         

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Soft rock about loss of a loved one, and singing a song for one departed.


I Promise it's not Goodbye - Chris Cornell

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From the perspective of one dying, making promises to all around him that he'll still hear and be near them and that it's not goodbye.


One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz 2 Men

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Pop song lamenting the loss of a "darling".


How Come the World Won't Stop - Anastasia

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With an upbeat tempo, this song laments the passing of a loved one. 


In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - Frank Sinatra

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This classic is surprisingly appropriate when facing a significant loss.


Go Rest High on That Mountain - Vince Gill

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This song is especially appropriate for one whose life was full of pain and trouble.  Now they can go and rest on the mountain.


 

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#1 Michele 2014-02-22 01:53
Just Let Me Cry- HiliarY Weeks
 
 
#2 Bill 2014-02-22 02:56
Thank you Michele, Just Let Me Cry is a great suggestion for this topic!
 
 
#3 Dianne 2014-03-24 19:55
If Tomorrow Never Comes
 
 
#4 Bill 2014-03-24 20:12
Excellent suggestion Dianne. If Tomorrow Never Comes is a very touching song and an excellent choice for this topic. -Bill
 
 
#5 The End - Pearl Jam 2014-03-27 01:23
The loss of someone special.

[Thanks for this suggestion. -Bill]
 
Friday the 31st.