With music you can express all your emotions. And emotions run high when your boyfriend or girlfriend cheats on you. So it’s not strange that many songs were made about cheating. Both through the eyes as the deceiver and the victim. We made a top 20 of the best songs about cheating. If you know another one, please let us know in the response!
20. Blu Cantrell – Hit ’em Up Style (Oops!)
What should you do if your guy cheats on you? Hurting him where it hurts the most, in his wallet. According to Blu Cantrell.
19. The Doors – Back Door Man
A “Back Door Man” is another word for “cheater.” This person disappeared via the “back door” when the man of the house came home.
Some say that this song from The Doors is actually about anal sex ( the back door) but that is a completely different story!
18. Eagles – Lying Eyes
Beautiful song from the Eagles about beautiful girls who cheat on their boyfriend with a rich old man.
You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
17. Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’
You keep saying you got something for me
Something you call love but confess
You’ve been a’messin’ where you shouldn’t ‘ve been a’messin’
And now someone else is getting all your best
16. Whitney Houston – It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay
It’s not good, but I’ll be fine, that’s about the message that Whitney Houston gives. She would rather be alone than unhappy.
It’s not right but it’s okay
I’m gonna make it anyway
Close the door behind you leave your key
I’d rather be alone than unhappy
15. The Killers – Mr Brightside
Is his girlfriend really cheating or is he just very paranoid?
I just can’t look, it’s killing me
And taking control
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
14. Beyonce – Irreplaceable
Beyonce is a strong independent woman, is her boyfriend cheating? No problem, she will find another one.
Baby I won’t shed a tear for you
I won’t lose a wink of sleep
Cause the truth of the matter is
Replacing you is so easy
13. Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
In this song Amy Winehouse is the ‘cheater’. “I cheated myself. Like I knew I would. I told ya I was troubled. You know that I’m no good. In any case, she had warned her boyfriend in advance!
12. Shania Twain – Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
Whose bed have your boots been under?
And whose heart did you steal I wonder?
This time did it feel like thunder, baby?
Whose bed have your boots been under?
11. Dolly Parton – Jolene
Dolly Parton deals very differently with a cheating man than most other singers in this list. Instead of pointing her husband directly at the door, she tries to convince her husband’s lover to leave her husband alone: “Please don’t take him just because you can.”
10. Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call
A boyfriend or girlfriend who is cheating is very annoying, but it is of course not worth going to jail for. In this song by Maroon 5 the man kills his wife’s lover.
9. Sam Smith – I’m Not the Only One
You say I’m crazy
‘Cause you don’t think I know what you’ve done
But when you call me baby
I know I’m not the only one
8. Eurythmics – Would I Lie to You?
In this 1985 Eurythmics song, a woman confronts her husband with his deception. The woman is fed up with the unfaithfulness and leaves him. He doubts whether she will do it and replies: “Would I lie to you?”
7. Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
In this 1995 song by Alanis Morissette, she is very angry with the man who left her while he promised to stay by her side until death. So what do you do? You go to dinner with him and his new lover is good to tell what pain he has caused.
6. Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me
A buddy seeks advice from Shaggy when he is caught red-handed cheating. Shaggy’s advice? Just say it wasn’t you!
5. Destiny’s Child – Say My Name
Say my name, say my name
You actin’ kinda shady
Ain’t callin’ me baby
Before Beyonce went solo, she sang about a cheating man along with her friends from Destiny’s Child.
4. Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
I Heard It Through the Grapevine from 1966 is about a sad man who hears from others that his sweetheart has cheated on him. She’s leaving him for another man. He can’t believe it and confronts her about the rumors.
3. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
This 2002 hit from Justin Timberlake is said to be about his broken relationship with Britney Spears. It tells the story of a man who continues after his girlfriend has betrayed him by cheating with another man. The girl gets a cookie from her own dough when her new husband cheats on her. She seeks compassion for the man she once betrayed, but he only has a cold, dismissive heart for her.
2. Rihanna – Unfaithful
Poor Rihanna. This time the lyrcis are about the deceiver herself. She is a cheater that always goes back to her husband. Although she sees him die inside, she cannot control her adultery.
1. Carrie Underwood – Before he cheats
Carrie Underwood takes revenge on her unfaithful friend. She completely destroys his car. She hopes that he will think better next time before he is cheating again.