What better way to tell an ex that you want them back than with an awesome song?
There are so many songs about getting back together that you have to wonder if it’s a compelling way to convince someone to give your relationship another shot. But of course, you’ll have to supplement that with another similarly grand gesture.
Maybe playing the song on a boombox outside your ex’s window. Or perhaps with a bouquet of their favorite flowers? Or better yet, getting a live band to sing it for them when you get the chance to go out with them again.
Whatever the method you choose to try and make your argument to get back together, here’s a great selection of getting back together songs to choose from.
Maroon 5 – Payphone
Now picture this: there’s a guy at a payphone calling you up to ask you to get back together with him. He’s spent all his change just to do this, and heck knows why he just doesn’t do it over his mobile phone. Either way, the guy’s desperate! Is that the type of guy you want to get back together with? Probably not, but it’s a great Maroon 5 song that deserves a spot on this list!
Back together lyrics: Now baby don’t hang up,
So I can tell you what you need to know,
Baby I’m begging you just please don’t go,
So I can tell you what you need to know
Kid Rock feat. Sheryl Crow – Picture
This is a song that’s perfect for people who took a while before they realized that they want to get back together. Picture is about a couple who has separated, and they’ve both moved on with their lives. That is, until they find each others’ photos. And it reminded them of how good things used to be when they were together.
Back together lyrics: I thought about you for a long time
Can’t seem to get you off my mind
I can’t understand why we’re living life this way
I found your picture today
I swear I’ll change my ways
I just called to say I want you to come back home
Peaches and Herb – Reunited
You can’t have a reconciliation playlist without this song! The first time it was head by Laura Greene (the woman who replaced Peaches Barker in the duo), she couldn’t help but cry. That can only mean that Reunited is one of those songs that’s bound to make your ex shed a tear as he/she considers getting back together with you.
Back together lyrics: I was a fool to ever leave your side
Me minus you is such a lonely ride
The breakup we had has made me lonesome and sad
I realize I love you ’cause I want you bad, hey, hey
Player – Baby Come Back
Now for a song that could lead to some sexy time once your ex decides to get back together with you. Baby Come Back exemplifies a wonderful reconciliation song because it has all the important elements – remorse, the apology, an invitation for your ex to blame it all on you, and just a touch of begging. There’s no way your ex can resist this song! But for a bit of fun trivia, Beckett actually wrote this song for a girl he dated for 5 years. But when asked if they got back together, Beckett said, “No! Thank God!”
Back together lyrics: Baby come back, any kind of fool could see
There was something in everything about you
Baby come back, you can blame it all on me
I was wrong, and I just can’t live without you
Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
Now there’s a title that sums up everything you want to say to your ex. I Won’t Give Up is actually about not giving up on the relationship even if things get rough between the singer and his ex. And while a breakup might not be explicitly stated, it’s one of the signs of a rough patch that you wouldn’t want to give up on if you really love each other, right?
Back together lyrics: And when you’re needing your space to do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting to see what you find
‘Cause even the stars they burn, some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn, God knows we’re worth it
Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
If you want a song that captures the absolute misery and regret you feel post-breakup, listen to this Mariah Carey song. We Belong Together is one of those songs that you’ll want to listen to over and over again when you start to wish you had never broken up with your ex. And it’s also a song you can post on social media to maybe give your ex a hint that you want to get back together,
Back together lyrics: When you left I lost a part of me
It’s still so hard to believe
Come back baby, please
‘Cause we belong together
Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Okay, so it’s got a good mix of infidelity and getting tired of your relationship, but it’s actually a pretty cute song to hint that you and someone you’re having a falling out with actually belong together. In Escape, the narrator sings about getting a little tired of his lady, and so he answers an ad in the newspaper made by a woman looking for a man. Later on they decide to meet up at a bar. And just take a guess who the woman is.
Back together lyrics: So I waited with high hopes, then she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant, I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady, and she said, “Oh, it’s you”
And we laughed for a moment, and I said, “I never knew”
The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
Sometimes we start to take the one we love for granted when our eyes wander towards other attractive people around. But it’s when they get up and leave you that you start to realize how good you were together. I Want You Back is a cute, upbeat song that captures that feeling. And if you feel like adding in a dance number to your grand gesture when you want to get back together, this is the perfect song to do that!
Back together lyrics: Oh, baby, give me one more chance (to show you that I love you)
Won’t you please let me (back in your heart)
Oh, darling, I was blind to let you go (let you go baby)
Cause now since I see you it is all (I want you back)
Coldplay – The Scientist
If you want a heartfelt ballad to sing to your ex, Coldplay has a wide selection of beautifully written songs to get the job done. The Scientist is a song that sounds much like a plea to your ex to think about all the good times you had as seen in the line, “Let’s go back to the start.” When Chris Martin was asked what the song is about, he had a very simple answer, “It’s weird that whatever else is on your mind, whether it’s the downfall of global economics or terrible environmental troubles, the thing that always gets you most is when you fancy someone.” And isn’t that so true when you can’t get your mind off an ex you still love?
Back together lyrics: Come up to meet you, tell you I’m sorry
You don’t know how lovely you are
I had to find you, tell you I need you
Tell you I set you apart
Tell me your secrets, and ask me your questions
Oh let’s go back to the start
Running in circles, coming up tails
Heads on a science apart
Hoobastank – The Reason
Every reconciliation song should start off with an apology, especially if you’re part of the reason you broke up. In The Reason the narrator mixes in an apology with endearing lines telling his ex that she’s the reason he wants to start over and become a better person. And telling someone that you love them so much that you’d change for the better for them is a sure way to get back in their good graces!
Back together lyrics: I’m not a perfect person
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know
I’ve found a reason for me to change who I used to be
A reason to start over new and the reason is you
The Script – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
Can’t seem to find the grand gesture to go with your song? Try out what the narrator of The Man Who Can’t Be Moves is doing. The song is about a guy who’s camped out at the spot where he and his ex met. And he’s just hoping she changes her mind and gets back together with him.
Back together lyrics: There’s someone I’m waiting for if it’s a day, a month, a year
Gotta stand my ground even if it rains or snows
If she changes her mind this is the first place she will go
Take That – Back For Good
Back for Good is about a guy who’s been trying his best not to get back together with his ex. But with his home filled with reminders of her, he can’t seem to do it. He remarks that she’s been doing great since the breakup, and that’s kind of what’s bothering him the most. So he says that he’ll do anything and admit to anything if she’d just take him back.
Back together lyrics: Whatever I said, whatever I did I didn’t mean it
I just want you back for good
Whenever I’m wrong just tell me the song and I’ll sing it
You’ll be right and understood
Duncan Sheik – Half-Life
At first, you might think it’s a song about a guy during his quarter-life crisis. But then you notice he’s addressing the song to someone who seems to be the “cure” to his situation. As it turns out, he’s living his half-life due to a woman who has left him. And his only plea is for them to fall back in love so they can both escape, assuming she’s living a sort of half-life too.
Back together lyrics: Cause lately something here don’t feel right
This is just a half-life, without you I am breaking down
Wake me, let me see the daylight, save me from this half-life
Let’s you and I escape, escape from time
Come on let’s fall in love
Foo Fighters – Walking After You
Walking After You is one of The Foo Fighters’ more mellow tracks, and it’s probably one of the sweetest ones they’ve written. In it, the narrator laments how things just aren’t going great without the one he loves. He says that if she’s accept his surrender, he’d do it more often as long as she stays. And so whenever she walks out on him, he’ll always be walking after her.
Back together lyrics: If you’d accept surrender
I’ll give up some more
Weren’t you adored
I cannot be without you
Matter of fact
I’m on your back
Elvis Presley – You Were Always On My Mind
The way Elvis sings this is just so hypnotic and heartbreaking. You Were Always On My Mind is about him lamenting the fact that he didn’t really treat his girl as well as he should have. And now he’s hoping he still has a place in her heart for him. If you manage to sing this to your ex, there’s no way he/she will be able to resist taking you back!
Back together lyrics: Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, satisfied
And with this playlist, we wish you the best of luck with your reconciliation with your ex. And if that doesn’t work out the way you planned, well we also have a great playlist for breakup songs that might help you recover!