The ’90s Was The Golden Age Of The Sentimental Goodbye Song

No other era gave us a better soundtrack for graduating school or getting dumped for the first time.

1. Boyz II Men, “End of the Road”

The “no, please, this cannot be the end, please take me back” goodbye.

2. Green Day, “Good Riddance (The Time of Your Lfie)”

The “I am really going to miss this long-running sitcom” goodbye.

3. Semisonic, “Closing Time”

The “you are drunk and need to call a car service” goodbye.

4. Madonna, “This Used To Be My Playground”

The “wistfully embracing the inevitability of aging” goodbye.

5. Skid Row, “I Remember You”

The “I will fondly remember this one night stand with a hair metal singer” goodbye.

6. Vitamin C, “Graduation (Friends Forever)”

The “we are literally graduating from high school” goodbye.

7. Sarah McLachlan, “I Will Remember You”

The “perfect quotes for your yearbook” goodbye.

8. Boyz II Men, “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”

The “nostalgia for the recent past” goodbye.

9. Oasis, “Don’t Look Back In Anger”

The “struggling to deal with the fact that The Beatles broke up decades ago” goodbye.

10. Bone Thugs N Harmony, “Tha Crossroads”

The “damn, I miss my Uncle Charles” goodbye.

11. Elton John, “Candle in the Wind ‘97”

The “mourning the death of a princess” goodbye.

12. Spice Girls, “Goodbye’

The “lyrics are really confusing if you pay close attention” goodbye.

13. Celine Dion, “My Heart Will Go On”

The “drowning in ice water” goodbye.

14. Puff Daddy featuring Faith Evans and 112, “I’ll Be Missing You”

The “I am utterly bereaved but trying to play it cool” goodbye.

15. Jeff Buckley, “Last Goodbye”

The “last” goodbye.

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