Never underestimate the power of music. It can liven our spirits, bring back memories or encourage a much-needed cry.
Military couples know the challenges and heartaches of long-distance relationships, and music can help us express our emotions and feed our soul.
Here are ten songs from the ’80s, ’90s and today that are all about loving someone from a distance. On your next lonely night, pour yourself a glass of wine, have a listen and don’t forget your tissues.
“When You’re Gone” by Avril Lavigne
“Kiss Me Thru The Phone” By Soula Boy Tell’em, featuring Sammie
“Get Here” by Oleta Adams
“Long Distance” by Bruno Mars
“Jet Lag” by Simple Plan, featuring Natasha Bedingfield
“Distance and Time” by Alicia Keys
“A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
“Gone So Long” by Breathe Carolina
“Somewhere Out There” by James Ingram and Linda Ronstadt
“Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx
What would you add to the list?
A self-described “Jackie of All Trades,” Armywife Jackie Toops is a mother of two and enjoys writing, travel, art, languages, slow cooking and peaceful parenting. She studied Interdisciplinary Humanities, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management, and has overseen public relations for museums, galleries and universities. She is a contributing author for Wall Street International Magazine and has discussed her articles on-air with AFN Wiesbaden. She’s usually seen adventuring with her Canon, a coffee and two small children. Follow her on Twitter.
A self-described “Jackie of All Trades,” former Army wife Jackie Toops enjoys exploring the various facets of her personality by chronicling military life, world travels, family, her love of the arts and more. Her academic background is in the fields of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management, and she has overseen public relations for museums, galleries and universities. Jackie’s articles have been featured on Army Wife 101, Wall Street International Magazine, SoFluential, HomeAway, Military Biz Connection and FamiliesGo. While stationed in Germany, she regularly discussed her articles on-air with the Armed Forces Network in Wiesbaden. A mother of two, Jackie enjoys coffee, freelance writing, languages and discovering new ways to express herself. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.