Do you ever hear a song and it automatically makes you think about love, romance, and soulmates?
Does that song tear you apart inside, not to mention bring on the waterworks?
Over the last century, many heart-wrenching songs have been written, causing tears to flow like rivers.
Even those who “never cry” have been brought to tears by some of these songs, because they are able to relate to the words that are being sung.
We can have many different soulmates in our lives, from romantic partners to friends and even pets.
When we hear these songs, we are able to relate them to our own soulmate relationships, which is why the lyrics often seem to hit us so hard.
Today we are going to take a look at 50 of the biggest tear-jerker songs about soulmates.
Let's get started with the best 25 then I'll show you another 25 that I know you'll love.
25 Of The Best Soulmate Songs
Music brings out so many emotions in people. It truly is a universal language, and often, a language of love.
Often, we hear songs that touch us so deeply that we can't help but cry, especially when they are love songs that remind us of our soulmates.
Check out these songs about soulmates that will leave you in tears.
1. Saving All My Love for You – Whitney Houston
Sometimes, our soulmates are not the people who others would want to see us with.
But, we just instinctively know that we are meant to be with our soulmates, no matter what anyone else thinks.
That is exactly what Whitney Houston is talking about in “Saving All My Love for You”.
Originally recorded by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. In 1978, this song epitomizes the feelings we have when we want to give our all to the one person everyone else says is wrong for us.
2. Hopelessly Devoted to You – Olivia Newton-John
In the movie, “Grease”, the main characters Sandy and Danny had a summer romance, but their feelings for one another never went away.
They know they are soulmates, but their circumstances are keeping them from being together.
After Danny breaks Sandy's heart following a pep rally at Rydell High, she sits alone and sings about being hopelessly devoted to him, no matter what.
Luckily, by the end of the movie, the couple realizes they are meant for one another, and they fly off into the sunset in a 1948 Ford De Luxe convertible.
3. Nothing Compares to You – Sinead O'Connor
Originally a song by Prince, “Nothing Compares to You” is a breakup song popularized by Irish singer Sinead O'Connor.
While originally a breakup song, O'Connor was dealing with the grief of losing her mother when she recorded the song.
This is likely one of the saddest songs ever recorded, and one of the most successful of all sad songs in the last century.
If you have experienced a breakup with your soulmate, you will definitely relate to these lyrics.
4. Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Neil Young
Not only are the lyrics to “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” incredibly touching, Neil Young's voice adds to the sadness portrayed in this song.
Not only is Young talking about love lost, he's talking about how it can hurt for a lifetime.
Many other artists have covered this song since it debuted in 1970, including Natalie Imbruglia, Psychic TV, Jackie De Shannon, and The Corrs.
Obviously, love has broken many hearts, and this song tells a tale of soulmate love lost.
5. Teardrop – Massive Attack
Normally, one doesn't think of soulmates, romance, and love lost when they think of trip-hop music, but here it is.
“Teardrop” by Massive Attack is a haunting tune with amazing vocals from Elizabeth Fraser.
Fraser recorded this song while dealing with a broken heart after losing her boyfriend.
Anyone who feels that they have lost their soulmate will be able to really relate to the lyrics of this tear-jerker soulmate song.
6. Doing it Wrong – Drake
Drake is well-known for being sentimental and emotional, and he shows this side completely with his album, “Take Care”.
“Doing it Wrong” is one of 20 sad songs on this album, and may be one of if not the best breakup song from Drake.
You can hear the emotion in the lyrics, and listening to this song is a great outlet for your own unhappiness after breaking up with a soulmate.
Grab the tissues before you give this platter a spin.
7. Angie – The Rolling Stones
When we think of the Rolling Stones, some pretty hard-hitting tunes come to mind.
But, the Glimmer Twins (Keith Richards and Mick Jagger) have also been known to write some pretty sentimental ballads, including “Angie”.
Richards is said to have written the majority of this song, with Jagger adding lyrics that were about his feelings following his breakup with Marianne Faithfull.
At least Jagger and Faithfull can't say they never tried.
8. I'm So Lonesome I could Cry – Hank Williams
It doesn't matter what generation you come from, it's pretty safe to say everyone has heard and maybe even sung the words, “I'm So Lonesome I could Cry” on at least one occasion.
Chances are, you have thought of this song after breaking up with the person you thought was your soulmate.
While country-western music is known for numerous heartwrenching ballads, few stand out as much as this song from Hank Williams.
Not only will the lyrics reduce most of us to tears, so does the heartache we can hear when Williams' voice cracks while singing what is likely one of his most well-known hits.
9. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
When we think about “goth”, we often think about sad, depressed teenagers who just don't fit in, and don't feel like they will ever find a soulmate.
But, there is a lot more to goth than meets the eye. Just take a look at Robert Smith from The Cure.
Smith is a brilliant songwriter, and “Just Like Heaven” proves it.
Smith is wallowing in the misery of losing the one he loved, and the powerful lyrics portray his sadness perfectly.
Combine these lyrics with Smith's powerful and emotional vocals, and you have one perfect tear-jerker song about losing a soulmate.
10. Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.
Losing a soulmate doesn't mean that you will never find love again.
This is exactly what is being said in “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M. This song talks about losing love, but having faith that true love will bloom again.
The cracking in Michael Stipe's voice really adds to the sadness of the lyrics, and it is more than enough to reduce many of us to tears.
It is also a reminder that there is hope for the future, and it gives us hope that maybe, just maybe, our soulmates will return to us.
11. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
Here is another country classic that talks of the end of a romantic relationship.
Oddly enough, George Jones never thought this popular song could ever be a hit, because it was cliched and sappy.
But, thankfully, he did end up recording “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, and it became one of his greatest hits.
Many other artists have covered this song, but those versions just can't compare to the heartbreak heard in Jones' version.
12. Yesterday – The Beatles
Some of the greatest love songs of all time have been written by the songwriting team Lennon and McCartney of the Beatles.
“Yesterday” could possibly be one of the saddest love songs from the Fab Four.
We often reflect on the past and have regrets following a breakup.
That's exactly what this song talks about, which is probably why it is still very popular today. We all have moments when we long for yesterday and wish we could do things over.
13. Someone Like You – Adele
Sometimes, we think we have found our soulmate, when we are actually involved in a relationship that will go nowhere.
For instance, as a teenager, Adele was involved with an older man, and she truly thought he was her soulmate and they would spend the rest of their lives together.
The relationship ended when the man she loved didn't love her back or share her dreams of the future.
This breakup inspired Adele to write “Someone Like You”.
Seeing as how this song made Adele famous, maybe it was a good thing that she experienced this heartache so she could share these lyrics with the rest of the world.
14. Ben – Michael Jackson
Yes, pets can be our soulmates, and the loss of a pet is just as heartbreaking as the loss of a human family member.
That type of loss was the inspiration for “Ben” by Michael Jackson.
This is the story of a friendship between a young boy and his favorite pet, and it is something that anyone who has ever lost a pet can easily relate to.
It may have been a hit in the 70's, but the lyrics still stand the test of time today.
15. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
The first thing that comes to mind when we think of The Beach Boys is fun times at the beach.
But, these guys were no strangers to heartache, and it shows in the lyrics to some of their greatest hits, including “God Only Knows”.
This song was written by Brian Wilson after losing a lover.
The lyrics portray someone who is feeling alone and helpless, which is often the case after losing a soulmate.
Oddly enough, this song was banned by many radio stations for containing the word, “God”, as it was considered blasphemous.
16. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
If there was ever a soulmate song, it is “A Thousand Years”.
This hit from Christina Perri has grown to be quite popular as a wedding song, thanks to the touching lyrics and uplifting instrumentals.
It is a song about waiting forever to reunite with a soulmate.
Tnis song isn't particularly sad, but it is emotional, and it will bring out the tears.
It is a testament to the belief that there is a true love out there for each and every one of us, and they will come to us when the time is right.
17. Crying – Roy Orbison
If there was ever a voice that could invoke tears, it is the voice of Roy Orbison.
His falsetto, almost mournful voice can crack the toughest nut, and when you add the lyrics to “Crying”, you have a tear fest waiting to happen.
This song is all about the pain of losing a lover, and how it can take a very long time to get over that lost love.
It talks of the hope that there can be one last touch, one last kiss, etc.
18. You Belong with Me – Taylor Swift
No list of tear-jerker songs about soulmates could be complete without at least one entry from Taylor Swift.
“You Belong with Me” is a great example. This song is a story of someone who is in love with their best friend.
Swift sings about their best friend being with the wrong person, because they should be with her.
Many of us have shared these feelings. After all, our soulmates are often our best friends, so this song is very relatable.
19. D-I-V-O-R-C-E – Tammy Wynette
Here's another song that deserves its place in this list. In fact, it may very well be one of the greatest breakup songs of all time.
Of course, we couldn't ever expect any less from this genre of music, which is known for its fair share of songs about heartache.
“D-I-V-O-R-C-E” by Tammy Wynette not only talks about the heartache caused by a divorce, but also the pain that the children have to deal with.
Wynette says it all with, “oh, I wish that we could stop this D-I-V-O-R-C-E”.
20. Stay – Rihanna and Mikky Ekko
This song by Rihanna and Mikky Ekko talks about how love isn't always rational, and we don't choose who we fall in love with. It just happens.
This is a song that would remind many of “Something” by The Beatles.
In “Stay”, we hear about how the singer doesn't want to live without her lover, and doesn't even know why she loves this person so much.
This is something that most of us can definitely relate to.
21. When the Party's Over – Billie Eilish
Just because someone is our soulmate, it doesn't necessarily mean that there is going to be a lifelong romance.
In fact, it could be that the relationship is toxic from the very beginning.
This is what Billie Eilish is talking about in “When the Party's Over”. She is fed up with the toxic behavior, and even though she loves this person, she knows it is time to move on.
If you have ever been in this type of situation, you will be able to relate to these lyrics.
22. Happier – Ed Sheeran
There are few things that hurt more than losing a lover, and then seeing that they are happier with their new lover than they were with you.
This is the gist of the story of “Happier” by Ed Sheeran.
This heart-wrenching song speaks to everyone who has ever gone through this type of situation with a lover, and Sheeran puts into words what we often cannot say ourselves.
He also adds that he still loves her, and he will wait for her to come back to him. How heartbreaking is that?
23. She Wouldn't be Gone – Blake Shelton
We all have had relationships end badly, and many times we wonder what we could have done to make things different and better.
This is what Blake Shelton speaks about in “She Wouldn't be Gone”.
Shelton goes through all of his memories of the relationship, and realizes that he should have treated her better. If he had, maybe they would still be together today.
This song is more than a love song. It is a warning to everyone to not take their partners for granted, and to treat them the way they want to be treated themselves.
24. I Fall to Pieces – Patsy Cline
Have you ever been head over heels in love with someone, only to find out that they don't feel the same way about you?
Patsy Cline described just how that feels when she sang, “I Fall to Pieces”.
In this song, Cline is lamenting about the person she loves only wanting to be friends rather than lovers. Ouch!
This song may have been released in 1961, but the words hold true today.
If this has happened to you, know that even though you may not have romance with your soulmate, they are going to be in your life as a good friend.
25. I'm Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell
The Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell had many hits, but none as gut-wrenching as “I'm Not Gonna Miss You”.
In fact, this may be the saddest of all the songs in this list.
Campbell, who recently lost his struggle with Alzheimer's disease, wrote these lyrics to describe what was happening to him in his final years.
With the progression of his illness, Campbell knew it wouldn't be long before he wouldn't be able to remember the love of his life.
So, he wrote this song, which would end up being his final song.
The video shows home videos of his life with his wife and family, as well as footage of his doctor showing him an X-ray of his brain.
“You're the last person I will love. You're the last face I will recall. And best of all, I'm not gonna miss you.”
25 Bonus Tear-Jerker Songs about Soulmates
Before you go, as promised, 25 more songs about soulmates that will probably reduce you to tears.
- Devil in a New Dress – Kanye West and Rick Ross
- All of Me – John Legend
- Unconditionally – Katy Perry
- Forever and Ever Amen – Randy Travis
- Please Come to Boston – Dave Loggins
- Patience – Guns & Roses
- Love Hurts – Nazareth
- Last Kiss – Pearl Jam
- Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton
- Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers
- It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
- I'll Never Love Again – Lady Gaga
- The Dance – Garth Brooks
- I Never Cry – Alice Cooper
- Against All Odds – Phil Collins
- My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
- Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
- I Can't Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
- Call Your Girlfriend – Robyn
- Starts with Goodbye – Carrie Underwood
- We've Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
- I'll Never Love this Way Again – Dionne Warwick
- Careless Whisper – George Michael
- Echoes in the Rain – Enya
- Somebody I Used to Know – Gotye
Thank you, I hope you enjoyed this post about soulmate songs.
If there is any soulmate song that you think should be added, let me know in the comments, and I might just add it to the list!
Alan is the founder of Subconscious Servant. He has a passion for learning about topics such as spirituality and the metaphysical world. The thing he loves to explore most though is manifesting with the law of attraction ✨.