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6 Soothing Songs About Losing A Friend: Grieving Through Music

Friends. They’re the people who give meaning to our lives. They help us celebrate the good times and cope with the tough times. Friends aren’t just the cherry on the cake, they’re the cake itself.

So when you lose a friend, it can feel like the world has been turned upside down. Whether you’ve lost them tragically to death or other life situations, it can hit you hard. For such times, one of the best tools you can use to heal or soothe your soul is music. Here are six songs to help you deal with the loss of a friend.

6 Songs about Losing a Friend

1. The Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

We’ll kick start things with an all-time favorite The Crossroads. The hip hop band wrote this song when they lost their mentor, the late Eazy E back in 1995. Composed in a teary-eyed attitude and anthemic melody, this song will help get over your own grief.

2. All Good Things (Come to an End) by Nelly Furtado

Another song that can help you get through the tragic loss of a friend is All Good Things. Composed by Nelly Furtado – a Canadian-Portuguese musician- this track is a painful reminder that we should live in the present.

Be grateful for what you have now and always be conscious of your own mortality because death is an inevitable part of life.

3. See You Again by Carrie Underwood

See You Again is one of those songs that you’ll find yourself playing over and over again. It has powerful lyrics and an incredible vocal performance by Carrie Underwood.

With all the evil happening in the world, it’s easy to give up hope especially when you lose a close friend. But Carrie’s track urges us to hold onto faith. The core message in the song is that despite the abrupt separation from our friends and loved ones, some day, we’ll be reunited.

4. Who You’d Be Today by Kenny Chesney

Few things are as soul-crushing as losing a friend at a young age. Often, it feels like we’ve been robbed unfairly. The younger the victim, we think, the more undeserved the death.

Who You’d Be Today captures that raw emotion you feel if you lose a friend before their time. It describes the unrealized potential of the deceased and all the good things they’d have experienced.

5. I’m Lost Without You by Blink-182

This tune is perfect to listen to if you’ve had a major fallout with a friend, who was also a lover.

Whether your ally relocated and you lost touch or the two of you had a big fight, such a breakup can be devastating. I’m Lost Without You is a vivid narration of how you feel when you lose one of your closest friends.

6. Goodbye My Friend by Linda Ronstadt, Aaron Neville

Losing a friend can cause you to spiral out of control. You may be overwhelmed with feelings of anger, fear and anxiety. Ultimately though, you learn to embrace the loss and incorporate it into your life.

Goodbye My Friend is all about accepting the loss of a friend. It’s not so much that you’re comfortable with the loss but that you’re finally embracing the occurrence of the event.


Some friendships last a lifetime, others come to an end either tragically or by choice. If you just lost a friend, there are songs you can play to help you get through the ordeal. I hope the tunes we’ve reviewed will bring you some healing and peace.

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