Top Ten Songs about Waiting for a Loved One

When the person you love is away from you, the distance can be hard to endure. Hopefully, your lover will return to you soon and you can be reunited. But until that time, perhaps these songs can help you endure the time apart.

“Find a Way to My Heart” by Phil Collins

If you’re not familiar with this song by Phil Collins, think “Easy Lover” or “Sussuido.” The tempo and music is more upbeat than some of his soulful ballads like “Against All Odds” and “One More Night.”

So find a way to my heart, and I will always be with you
From wherever you are, well I’ll be waiting
I’ll keep a place in my heart, you will see it shining through
So find a way to my heart, and I will, I will follow you

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“Here With Me” by Dido

I wasn’t a fan of the show, but you may recognize this song as the theme for the WB television show Roswell. Seems a strange pick for a show about aliens as the song is about trying to go on until the narrator is reunited with the one she loves.

And I won’t go
I won’t sleep
I can’t breathe
Until you’re resting here with me

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“Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down

“Here without You” is actually about a couple who is separated after the girl dies. In the song, the narrator talks about how much he misses her.

I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you baby
But you’re still with me in my dreams
And tonight it’s only you and me

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“Patience” by Guns N’ Roses

“Patience” can have two meanings. It can talk about enduring the time before you can be together. It also can express a guy’s willingness to wait for a girl before taking their relationship to the next level.

Said, woman, take it slow
It’ll work itself out fine
All we need is just a little patience
Said, sugar, make it slow
And we come together fine
All we need is just a little patience (patience)
Mm, yeah

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“Right Here Waiting for You” by Richard Marx

This is the all-time best song about waiting for someone you love. It touches on all the loneliness and sadness you feel. How you can talk on the phone “But it doesn’t stop the pain” My favorite line in the song is “I took for granted, all the times / That I thought would last somehow.”

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

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“The Waiting” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

According to Tom Petty, “It’s about waiting for your dreams and not knowing if they will come true. I’ve always felt it was an optimistic song.”

Oh baby don’t it feel like heaven right now
Don’t it feel like something from a dream
Yeah I’ve never known nothing quite like this
Don’t it feel like tonight might never be again
We know better than to try and pretend
Baby no one could’a ever told me ’bout this
I said yeah yeah

The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part

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“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers

This Righteous Brothers is one of those great love songs that can have so many meanings. It’s soulful lyrics express the longing and cravings that come with love. Since the lyrics also say “I’ll be coming home, wait for me” it is also good for a long distance affair.

Oh my love my darling
I’ve hungered for your touch
A long lonely time
And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine
I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me

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“Viva Forever” by Spice Girls

This song is very Spice Girls in that it is upbeat. My best advice, don’t watch the video or it’ll ruin any meaning the song might convey. “Viva Forever” is very much about waiting for the one you love. As the chorus says “Viva Forever, I’ll be waiting / Everlasting, like the sun / Live forever, for the moment.”

Yes, I still remember every whispered word
The touch of your skin giving life from within
Like a love song that I’d heard
Slipping through our fingers, like the sands of time
Promises made, every memory saved
Has reflections in my mind

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“Waiting for A Girl Like You” by Foreigner

“Waiting for a Girl Like You” was a popular song by Foreigner, even if it departed from their usual rock sound. It is more about finding someone than waiting for someone but it was so good that it still made the list.

I’ve been waiting for a girl like you to come into my life
I’ve been waiting for a girl like you, your loving will survive
I’ve been waiting for someone new to make me feel alive
Yeah, waiting for a girl like you to come into my life

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“Waiting for Tonight” by Jennifer Lopez

Sometimes it’s not long waits that are difficult, but short ones. “Waiting for Tonight” is about a woman excitedly waiting for her man to show up at her place.

Like a Movie Scene
In the sweetest dreams
I have pictured us together
Now to feel your lips
On my fingertips
I have to say is even better
Then I ever thought it could possibly be
It’s perfect, it’s passion, it’s setting me free
From all of my sadness
The tears that I’ve cried
I have spent all of my life

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