Songs about long distance relationships

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Songs about long distance relationships

emotionalsock
Casual Listener

I feel like it's really difficult to find songs about specific topics like this. Especially ones that aren't mainstream. I'm looking for high quality songs about ldr couples that aren't cliche. I already have a decent collection of alternative songs about this but I still feel like there's probably a lot more stuff I haven't heard. Any suggestions? I'm open to anything except country (sorry).

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brian_mansfield
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Ooh, I like this topic! Looking forward to seeing what other people post.

For me, the musical world of long-distance relationships starts with Marvin Gaye's "Distant Lover." It's sort of mainstream, in that it was a hit when it was new, but you may not know it if you're not of a certain age.


spotify:track:5Xt3RUiOkiH2pGYtMTVeNS

 

I guess you don't get more mainstream than Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" (there's a reason, after all, she refers to this song as "ATM").

spotify:track:4w1lzcaoZ1IC2K5TwjalRP

Here's another oldie but goodie:

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Rock Star 13
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It's about a couple who live in different time zone...

https://open.spotify.com/track/0I329vpTJRdSRjEcWaQsSL
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flypaperflowers
Roadie
Hi!

I love your topic and would like to tell you a story.

My husband and I met on last.fm because we listened to the same song at the same time and became friends. We had no intention of dating, because I was in central Canada and he was in California. Our initial conversations were only about music, but then talking became texting, and texting became phone calls, and phone calls became video chats. After a few months, he came to see me, and for over two years after that, we carried out a long distance relationship. Eventually, I got clearance to immigrate to the U.S, but let me tell you it was a long battle. There were a lot of heartfelt conversations and tearful airport "see you soon's." As time went on, we got more accustomed to it, but I can't think of too many scenarios that will lead you into such soaring highs and excruciating lows.

We flew back and forth, a distance of 1,857 miles, and sometimes months would elapse before we could see eachother again. Once the paperwork was started, only he could visit me. It was so exciting to see each other, but as the days began to wind down like sand through an hourglass, we would get this horrible sinking feeling, knowing our time together would come to a close. It made it hard for the last few days to remain in the moment and enjoy the rest of the time we had left.

On one such night we were on the highway, driving through the dark, lost in our own thoughts and this song came on. You'll need to get out the tissues, because it's an intense one. (The whole album is incredible... give it a listen sometime! :) )

https://open.spotify.com/track/3PEj4ufFqXrQ5mmbjMbB6Q

Let's just say we only made it halfway through the song before changing it to something happier... it was a little too real.

We triumphed despite all this, so I disagree with anyone who says long distance relationships don't work. They can and they do, and there is nothing that will make your love stronger or more certain; nothing that will make it more appreciated or frightfully alive.

Here is a more hopeful addition to the list:

https://open.spotify.com/track/36Ae28qcIcoV3940YBBSxX

I will think about it and see if I can remember other songs to add.

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tamtitam
Roadie

Don't know about cliche, I think every LDR tells a different story :)  but I love this one:
https://open.spotify.com/track/1ONWW6AtqqwjhMdQ74n2fM

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Rock Star 13
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I think this one is kinda telling you about LDR

https://open.spotify.com/track/5sAOrcbXdKE6fr4MzXmN2t
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Audiozobe
Roadie

A very heartfelt topic to be sure!

 

My contribution is more on the gloomy side, though, and should not be seen in a prophetic light. I guess any relationship becomes long distance after death...

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/0jiee9mMrzamb9XtJ3wvgS

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katyColen
Community Legend

Hey @emotionalsock ,

you might find my playlist intimate...

 

https://open.spotify.com/user/11132834653/playlist/56tb4bcLN7DGHD6H26Opnb

 

Have a pleasant evening..! :)

 

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tylerboonemusic
Music Fan

Just wanted to share my single "Paper Wings" & "Waiting" 

 

Both of these singles are about long distance relationships and heartache.

 

"Paper Wings" will be featured in the new Bravo TV series this July called "A Night With My Ex" 

 

 

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https://open.spotify.com/track/2cGJXTwhiwFz3IRGl419XY

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