Words don’t always come easy. As a matter of fact, it’s sometimes in the most important moments that you find yourself at a loss of words. For many, saying goodbye is one of these moments. Now imagine having to say goodbye to multiple people at once. This is the case for people tackling moves. Whether the move is across town or across the country, goodbye’s will be involved. Regardless of who you’re saying goodbye to (friends, family, exes, people you hate, you loved, or places), you need a little inspiration in the form of songs. So here it is. Songs that say goodbye in ways you can’t. Play them loud, dance along and sing along.
1. Wide Open Spaces – Dixie Chicks
Here’s a song to say goodbye to childhood, to the home that brought you up. But also to remind you about the opportunities that lie on the other side of that move. Play this one on repeat in the moving truck.
2. Goodbye, Goodbye – Tegan and Sara
Sometimes keeping it simple is best. A straight-forward goodbye song for that one person you don’t really want to see again.
3. Movin’ Out – Billy Joel
Add this one as an anthem for the packing playlist. Packing up your life into moving boxes is not quick feet, but this song can help inspire and keep you on track.
4. She’s Leaving Home – Paul McCartney
Sometimes you just need to go. This is a good song to help explain what you couldn’t.
5. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day
You reached a fork in the road and chose to leave. But that’s not a bad thing! Celebrate change and the endless possibilities ahead of you. Again, a good song for the road.
6. Bye Bye Bye – ‘N Sync
We all need to be a little silly sometimes. Sing this one as you head out the door. Do the hand motion. Ask your movers to join the fun!
7. Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Because who doesn’t like Ray Charles! You’re moving away because you need a fresh start and you don’t need your past tagging along.
What songs would you recommend to say goodbye? Share in the comments below!