If you have ever fallen in and out of love, then you might have searched for songs about reuniting with your ex. This is a common theme in music that can be found in songs across decades and genres.
In this guide, we have collected the best songs about reunited love and getting back together with your ex. Listen to these songs to give you the confidence you’re looking for to take those steps to get back together or listen to them with your partner in your newly rekindled relationship.
Song year: 1979
We’re starting this list off with a classic, but not one that you might have considered being a song about reunited love. The upbeat and relaxed feel of the song makes it seem like a happy song.
However, if you listen to the lyrics, you learn that the song’s protagonist is looking in the personals column of the newspaper for a date. When he shows up, though, the date happens to be his wife.
He and his wife had presumably fallen out of love. They were looking for companionship outside of their current relationship, only to realize that they were looking for each other all along and needed to rekindle their love.
Song year: 2012
This song by Jason Mraz is sure to inspire you to work on your relationship with your ex. He talks about how their relationship became difficult over time, but that he decided he’s not going to walk away and that he wants to put in the work to get their relationship back on track.
Song year: 1976
This Barry Manilow song discusses his relationship with an ex. It is said that this song’s perspective is based on the idea of someone who walked into a party with a date only to see an ex with another date.
In the song, he reminisces about their love and their relationship, hoping for a chance to get back together.
Song year: 2016
This more recent song talks about seeing an ex after four years of no communication. In the song, they reunite their relationship and are intimate like no time had passed.
A common theme in the song is about not getting older and trying to stay feeling young and in love. This is likely because they remember the times they had when they were younger and in a relationship before they broke up.
Song year: 1983
“Stuck On You” is a classic love song about a man who had been traveling for a very long time, finally coming home to the woman who waited for him. While he has been traveling the world, she has been patiently waiting for him. He realizes that he has been a fool to make her wait and to be away from her, so he finally comes home.
This song is about the anticipation of rekindling their relationship after a significant time apart.
Song year: 1975
This Queen song is sad and emotional. In it, Freddie Mercury is begging the love of his life to come back to him. This song is supposedly about Mary Austin, Freddie Mercury’s long-term girlfriend and the love of his life.
During their relationship, they had many ups and downs, along with a few times that Mary left him for a while. Freddie Mercury likely wrote this song during one of the times that they were not together.
Song year: 1991
“It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over” is a song about a rocky relationship that two people are working through with the hope of getting back to a good place in their relationship. The lyrics indicate that throughout the relationship, the two separate and reunite repeatedly and that they will keep coming back to each other until the relationship is really over.
Song year: 2011
This popular Ed Sheeran song talks about being out of love. The lyrics talk about reflecting on everything that has happened in the relationship and how the narrator can love their partner better.
This is a classic song about falling out of and back into love with someone after spending some time apart.
Song year: 1996
“Un-Break My Heart” is about the singer, Toni Braxton, asking her ex to come back to her, tell her that he loves her, and to “un-break” her heart.
She has clearly suffered some heartache and is asking for that person to come back into her life to reunite their love. She is hoping that by getting back together, she can feel happy and not be heartbroken anymore.
Song year: 2015
This widely popular song by Adele is emotional and beautiful. In the song, Adele is reaching out to an ex, contacting them to discuss their relationship and apologizing for everything that went wrong.
Whether she wants to reconnect to gain closure or to rekindle an old flame is up for interpretation.
Song year: 1946
This classic jazz song by Frank Sinatra is about him seeing an ex and getting a familiar feeling of love for her. He proclaims that he will have no new romance in the lyrics because he is still in love with her.
Song year: 1969
This classic song has an upbeat and fun feeling about it. The lyrics talk about asking for one more chance with their love, saying that they want their partner back to reunite their relationship.
Song year: 2007
As can be interpreted from the song title, this song is about someone begging their ex to take them back. The lyrics take the listener through the emotions of when they thought they had everything, to now when they are begging their ex to get back together.
Song year: 1983
This song is about a couple breaking up and going their separate ways. The lyrics indicate that the singer is still in love with this person and tells them that if they get hurt in this new relationship, he still loves them.
The narrator seems to have accepted that this person he loves has moved on, but he will always be there for her if she ever needs him again.
Song year: 2006
In this Rihanna song, she is remembering an ex and wondering how he is doing now that they haven’t spoken for so long. She hasn’t been able to stop thinking about him and is still not over him.
In the song, she writes him a letter to ask him the questions she has and find some closure. Possibly, she was hoping that this letter would spark something in him too so they could get back together.
Song year: 2013
In this song, the narrator is talking about someone that he loves. He’s trying to contact this person, and they won’t answer their phone. It seems that this person he loves only ever calls when they’re high and might not actually love him.
The narrator keeps wondering, though, how to find this person and talk to them to see if maybe there is a chance that they could be in love with each other.
Song year: 2009
This Katy Perry song is about her missing an ex. In the song, she is with someone new, but everything that she does with this new person just reminds her of her ex, with whom she is still in love.
Song year: 2011
“Glass” is a perfect example of two people who used to be together coming back and successfully reuniting their love. The lyrics of this song talk about how the two fell apart from each other and walked down different paths.
However, these people’s separate paths from each other eventually led them back together. They are two people with different personalities and experiences, but they are able to use what they have learned along the way to build their relationship back.
Song year: 2010
This song is about someone who puts a lot of work into a relationship, only for the other person to throw it all away. At the end of the day, though, the narrator is still in love with this person and would be willing to die for them.
While the narrator suspects that the person they are singing to would not die for him in return, he hopes that this display of love and sacrifice will be enough to bring them back together.
Song year: 1988
In this song, the narrator is talking about losing the love of their life. Even though this person is gone, the singer is saying that they will go wherever they go and give them whatever they want to demonstrate their love for them.
They will be an everlasting “flame,” staying with them forever as a reminder of their relationship.
Song year: 2009
In this classic song, Jason Derulo is owning up to the mistakes of his past relationship with someone. He talks about how he should have treated her better, that he now misses her, and longs for their relationship together.
In the song, he says that he doesn’t want her to leave him even though he got caught being unfaithful. He wants them to get back together and says that he will treat her better once they reunite.
Song year: 1971
This song by Bill Withers is simple and to the point. He is saying that there “ain’t no sunshine” when “she,” most likely an ex, is away. He says that when she is gone, he only experiences darkness and that she is the sunshine and happiness in his life.
He is obviously still in love with this person and hopes to reunite with them.
Song year: 2013
“Do I Wanna Know” is about the singer asking if they want to know if the person they are singing to feels the same way about them. The singer is in love and can’t fall for anyone else because of this.
The song ends with the singer asking their ex if they want him to come back to reunite their love.
Song year: 2012
This popular Maroon 5 song is from the perspective of someone using a payphone to call an ex. He remembers their relationship and how they fell out of love. He is still in love with her and hoping for a chance to reunite with her.
The lyrics of this song talk about this couple’s best-case scenario, where they get their “happy ever after.” The narrator is thinking about what he would do if they got the chance to be together again.
Song year: 1994
This song by Reba McEntire is about a chance encounter with an ex. When they run into each other, she is flooded with memories and love for him.
In the end, he introduces her to his wife. At this moment, she knows that it is unlikely that they will ever get back together. She makes it clear to the listener that she is still in love with him, though.
Song year: 2009
This song by Jay Sean is about bringing back a relationship with an ex. Throughout the song, he asks her if she remembers all of their great times together. He is reminiscing on their relationship and hoping for another chance at working on their relationship.
Song year: 2005
The lyrics of this song are filled with regret as Mariah Carey sings about a past relationship, saying that they belonged together and asking him to come back to her.
She says that they belong together and are perfect for each other and hopes that they get back together.
Song year: 2006
This iconic song by Vanessa Hudgens is about her wanting to get back together with her ex, asking him to come back to her.
This song debuted in the same year that High School Musical was released, and in which Hudgens played one of the main characters. This likely contributed to the song’s popularity at the time.
Song year: 1989
This song by Billy Joel is about offering his heart to a woman who had left him. He realized that he might have made a mistake that caused her to leave, so he is offering his heart for her to either accept or break.
The song ends without resolving whether they get back together, but there is still definitely a chance that they could. At the end of the song, he offers her his heart, so it is up to her to decide whether they get back together or not.
Song year: 1991
This song by Guns N’ Roses is supposedly based on a love triangle that the band experienced. When the woman who had been involved with two band members broke it off with both of them, she consoled them by saying, “Don’t Cry.”
The song’s lyrics imply that maybe she didn’t want to break off the relationship but that she needed to for the sake of the love triangle and the band, giving them hope of reuniting someday.
Song year: 1978
We are rounding out this list with one of the most iconic “getting back together with your ex” songs out there. The lyrics of this classic song talk about how it feels so good to be reunited after a breakup.
Listen to this song at full volume with someone you have been reunited with to feel inspired about your relationship.
These are the top songs out there about reunited love and getting back together with your ex.
Taking this step to get back together with an ex can often be judged by people outside of your relationship. We hope that with these songs, you have the confidence to get back together and be better than ever.