17 Best Songs To Survive A Long Distance Relationship - Romancoholic

17 Best Songs To Survive A Long Distance Relationship

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Dating someone while living far away is hard. Take it from someone who knows. Thankfully, long distance relationship songs can make it a bit easier.

If you’ve ever been with someone who lives a long time away, you can relate to the difficulties LDRs present.

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You have to find a specific way to communicate. You’ll have to deal with missing him. And you’ll also have to figure out how to keep the romance alive while not being around each other.

But finding someone you want to go through all of that with is kind of special.

In order to help the two of you succeed, you should listen to long distance relationship songs and just songs in general that can keep that spark alive.

Here are a few ways you can keep the love alive even from hundreds or thousands of miles apart.

1. The Space Between – Dave Matthews Band

This is a fantastic, slower song for you to sit back and relax to if you’re in a long distance relationship.

It might not seem that great at first, but the message is simple; there’s no space between that can keep you apart.

Send this to your lover or just listen to it whenever you’re feeling down and missing them.

2. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

If you don’t know this song and you’re in a long distance relationship, you’re missing out on a great way to tell your partner how much you miss them.

It’s easily one of the most popular long distance relationships songs, and for good reason.

Whether you live only a couple hundred miles apart or even thousands, this song can touch on just how tough that can be. If you could walk a thousand miles just to see your lover, would you?

3. From Where You Are – Lifehouse

Not only is this just a great song in general, but it really speaks to the hardships you go through in a relationship. You can easily send this to your significant other after a fight or even if you’re just missing them.

It’s an easy way to tell them you’re thinking about them and that you miss them. The lyrics alone send a very meaningful message.

4. Here Without You – 3 Doors Down

Another classic song you may never have thought about as a great long distance relationship song. Truth be told, it might not be exactly about the strength of a relationship.

However, it can mirror the thoughts and feelings you have being so far away from your partner. Give this a listen and maybe even send it over to your lover to see what they have to say about it. If you’re missing them, this song works great.

5. I Miss You – Incubus

The title says it all. This is a perfect song for when you’re missing your significant other but just can’t be near them. You can really tell them how you feel by sending them this song.

It’ll also make you realize just how much you should appreciate the moments you actually do get to spend together. Go ahead and listen to the lyrics in full. You’ll find that you can definitely relate.

6. Long Distance – Bruno Mars

This is another one which speaks for itself. Not only is Bruno Mars epic, he also hits the nail right on the head with this one. You can really feel the pain he’s going through in this song.

It doesn’t play down the difficulties of being in a long distance relationship. He straight up says that it’s so hard to be so far. It’s the truth.

Knowing you’re not alone in feeling this way can help you cope. Send it on over to your partner and let him have a listen.

7. See You Soon – Coldplay

If you want raw and real, this is the song for just that. It’s a perfect song for LDRs because it speaks about the issues we don’t always want to face.

For example, insecurity. This is a major issue in long distance relationships and this song touches on it in a very indirect way.

Have a close listen to the meaning of the lyrics and you’ll understand its importance.

8. I Drove All Night – Celine Dion

You know how it feels to be so far away from your significant other and miss them more than anything. It’s like a craving you can’t satisfy.

Celine brings life to lyrics expressing just this. If you really want your partner to know how much you miss them and how much you want to be at their side, sending them this song can help.

It also serves as a reminder that it’s okay to pick up and drive all night to see them. Surprise them and then play this song so they’ll understand why you did it.

9. Far Away – Nickelback

It’s hard to be far away from your significant other. You love them. You want to be right there and feel them instead of just seeing their face and hearing their voice over the phone.

If you’re missing your lover, this song will hit home. Sit back, have a listen, and just feel the words. You’ll understand just how it feels and you can even both listen to it at the same time and realize how true the words are.

10. Trouble I’m In – Twinbed

The first verse alone would be enough to make this a perfect song to help you survive your long distance relationship. It’s very calm, raw, and real.

You’ll absolutely be able to relate to these lyrics. Like your partner is your precious medicine. Have a listen and send it to your significant other so they know how much you miss them.

11. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

You’ve probably heard this song countless times before. However, now that you’re in a long distance relationship, it probably means something completely different to you.

It’s funny how we can sometimes see things and hear songs so differently after experiencing a situation. This song does just that. Have another listen and apply it to your situation.

12. Someday – Bryan Greenberg

No matter what type of music you like, you’ll appreciate this song. It’s basically the story of wanting to be with someone even if you always have to drift apart.

You’ll come back someday. Think about all the times you were leaving your significant other’s home and all you wanted to do was turn around and stay but you couldn’t. This song embodies those feelings.

13. One More Day – Diamond Rio

Do you ever feel like you can’t get enough of your significant other? When you do get to see them the time passes so fast you can’t help but wish for one more day.

This song expresses exactly how that feels. Even if you’ve just spent a week with them, you’ll always want just another minute or hour or day when it comes time to leave.

14. I Still Miss You – Keith Anderson

This might be a breakup song, but the elements definitely speak to those of us in long distance relationships. It’s about missing him. It’s about not having had enough even when you were together.

You just want more and you can’t help but miss him every single day you’re not apart. It’s like they’re there, a part of you, and yet you can’t always feel him.

15. I Want Crazy – Hunter Hayes

Do you want a boring relationship? Is that something you’re after? If that’s the case, a long distance relationship is not for you. But since you’re in a long distance relationship, you probably want some excitement.

That being said, this song fits this perfectly. You want crazy. You don’t want something boring and without challenges. This is definitely the song to embody that feeling.

16. Jet Lag – Simple Plan

This is a fun, upbeat song about long distance relationships and how you just want to be with him. You might have grown apart and your heart becomes jetlagged with each visit.

Have some fun and listen to this song. It definitely has a clear message about how hard it can be to live so far away when your lives just don’t line up. However, it puts an upbeat spin on something otherwise dark and dismal.

17. When You’re Gone – Avril Lavigne

We’re going to throwback to some Avril here. This breaks down LDRs perfectly. When they’re gone, you just ache for them. It’s a difficult thing to be so close with someone emotionally and yet feel so distant from them.

You can relate to this song. Your partner will also know just how it feels. Send this his way and he’ll know you need to see him soon.


Remember, just listening to great long distance relationships songs won’t save your relationship.

Pour some effort into spicing things up and keep the love alive. Otherwise your relationship will fall flat. Always bear in mind why you’re with this person despite the distance and hold on to that.

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Bella Pope

Bella is a lifestyle and online marketing writer, cheese enthusiast (Wisconsin native over here), Writing Youtuber, and fantasy adventure author-in-progress who enjoys all things dog, pizza, and writing related.