118 Songs About Cheating and Lying

Songs About Cheating

Being cheated on and finding out that your partner is cheating comes as a shock to most people. Being lied to and cheated on by the partner you share a bed with can be a real letdown.

There is a song for every romantic feeling: blossoming love, failed love, and unrequited love. Of course, some songs deal with the less popular sides of a relationship, and the cheaters themselves sing guilt-ridden, relieved, and joyful songs.

There are songs of the betrayed out for revenge or themes that focus on empathy.

Each song is unique and driven by emotion. Many cheated-on people feel the same feelings to relate to the following pieces.

Even singers are not spared from unfaithful partners. Countless songs sing about cheating. In our playlist, you will find 117 songs that deal with lies and infidelities.

(At the end of the article, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist for you with all the songs listed here.)

Songs about cheating and lying:

1. Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One” (2014)

There are two things Sam Smith can’t stand: Sharing and being lied to. And it is exactly these two topics that the Briton dealt with in his song “I’m Not the Only One” released in 2014.

The artist sings from the perspective of a pitiful person who finds out about her unfaithful partner but is fooled by the same and summarily labeled as crazy. But good Sam, and we know better now! The track, which managed to ascend the throne in numerous European charts, was also accompanied by an iconic music video.

The victim is Dianna Agron, a caring housewife who her good-for-nothing husband betrays in every possible way.

2. Rihanna – “Unfaithful” (2006)

In 2006, Rihanna revealed herself to be an unfaithful soul. While many artists in their songs about cheating always take the role of the cheated, the Barbadian showed us in “Unfaithful” what suffering the side jumpers themselves have to endure.

Mainly this agony consists of the sight of the betrayed partner. He knows exactly what cunning game his beloved is playing and therefore perishes more and more from the situation. Although the slow passing of the beloved tears the artist’s soul, she just can not help getting lost in the wrong bedroom.

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The singer’s first ballad became a commercial hit, reaching second place in Germany and Great Britain and first place in Switzerland.

3. Justin Timberlake – “Cry Me a River” (2002)

At the start of the millennium, Justin Timberlake was a man’s sex symbol made flesh. No fangirl on the planet would have ever let the former “NSYNC” member leave once she’d captured his heart. Unfortunately, the reality was quite different for poor Justin.

His partner, Britney Spears, got into the box with her choreographer Wade Robson without further ado. In “Cry Me a River” the US-American then describes the pain he experienced during the Breakup had suffered through. Although his ex-girlfriend’s nocturnal stray broke the singer’s heart, he tries to look forward and musically come to terms with his past in this track.

The odyssey of Justin Timberlake was particularly well received in Australia and the United States, where it placed in the top three positions in the charts.

4. Destiny’s Child – “Say My Name” (1999)

In 1999, the US R&B girl group “Destiny’s Child” had only one simple request to a fictitious partner. In a musical phone call, the artists sang pleadingly into their sweetheart’s ear: “Just say my name.”But the much longed-for syllables just won’t come out of the lips of the person on the other end of the line.

The latter finds himself in the awkward situation that his secret affair is sitting by his side at the exact moment. So it is difficult for the heartbreaker to pronounce the name of his second girlfriend without getting into trouble of explanation. The singing group, around superstar Beyoncé, really hit the big time with their song about cheating. “Say My Name” picked up two Grammys and went to number one in the U.S. and Australia.

The music video for the song was also honored with the “MTV Video Music Award” in 2000.

5. Carly Rae Jepson – “This Kiss” (2012)

The first glance at the title of the song is deceptive. This Kiss” is not about the romantic pleasures that come with the heavenly smooching of two lovebirds, but about the kisses that both partners secretly exchange with their affairs. Whether in the case of the Canadian artist, it’s probably the guy from “Call Me Maybe” (2012)?

Anyway, the track couldn’t quite match the commercial success of its predecessor, reaching #86 on the U.S. “Billboard Hot 100”.

6. Eminem feat. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie” (2010)

And again, Rihanna! Together with rap god Eminem, the Barbadian singer took the female part of a couple whose relationship is characterized by a love-hate relationship in 2010. In his rap verses, “Slim Shady” accuses the artist of cheating on him, but at the same time, he just can’t let go of his partner.

In the chorus, Rihanna then conjures goosebumps on our pelts when she sings about the suffering that the heartbreaking liaison triggers in her with her crystal clear voice. The rendezvous of the superstars sold nearly 15 million copies and reached the twelvefold platinum status in America.

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7. Maroon 5 – “Wake Up Call” (2007)

Never betray Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 frontman doesn’t take a joke and makes short work of it, at least musically.

In “Wake Up Call” from 2007, the singer catches his girlfriend in bed with another man, and a little later, he finds himself with a bullet between his eyebrows. However, the band’s admittedly extreme reaction sold solidly without taking the considerable laurels.

After all, it was still 19th in the U.S.

8. Taylor Swift – “Should’ve Said No” (2008)

Sam Armstrong made a mistake. Taylor Swift’s former high school crush cheated on his childhood sweetheart, denying himself life alongside a future superstar. The punishment followed on foot; Taylor showed the unfaithful youngster in “Should’ve Said No” exactly in which moments he would have better taken a different turn.

Meanwhile, the instruction dressed in tones has sold more than 1.5 million copies.

9. Katy Perry – “Thinking of You” (2009)

Where does cheating begin? In “Thinking of You,” Katy Perry doesn’t physically throw herself at another man, but she always thinks about a past love when she spends with her new partner. American woman’s thoughtful affair reached 29.

Charted number one in her home country and went platinum in three countries.

10. The Killers – “Mr. Brightside” (2004)

In 2004, The Killers gave the world a heartbreak anthem that has retained its timeless sound to this day. Brandon Flowers finds himself in the role of a man whose girlfriend regularly enjoys out-of-town trysts.

This boggles the mind of the cuckold, especially when he imagines the in-depth details of the extramarital love affair. To date, the record has sold more than two million copies in the U.S. alone.

Places 11-118 songs on the theme of cheating and lying:

Each song is linked to its accompanying music video via its title.

11.Upside DownDiana Ross
12.ProblemAriana Grande
13.She Don’t Have to KnowJohn Legend
14.If Your Girl Only KnewAaliyah
15.Back Door ManThe Doors
16.LiesMarina and the Diamonds
17.In Love with Another ManJazmine Sullivan
18.CriminalFiona Apple
19.Baby Don’t LieGwen Stefani
20.A Woman’s ThreatR. Kelly
21.Tainted LoveSoft Cell
22.You Know I’m No GoodAmy Winehouse
23.Lyin’ EyesThe Eagles
24.Between the CheatsAmy Winehouse
25.Take It on the RunREO Speedwagon
26. Don’t BotherShakira
27.Same GirlUsher and R. Kelly
28.You Oughta KnowAlanis Morissette
29.A Woman Needs LoveRay Parker Jr.
30.Part-Time LoverStevie Wonder
31.Betcha Gon’ KnowMariah Carey
32.Would I Lie to You?Eurythmics
33.Lips Are Movin’Meghan Trainor
34.Hit ’em Up Style (Oops!)Blu Cantrell
35.Little LiesFleetwood Mac
36.Kiss ‘n TellKesha
37.SinnersLauren Aquilina
38.Cold ShoulderAdele
40.Baby Did A Bad, Bad ThingChris Isaak
41.Confessions Part 2Usher
43.Pale Blue EyesVelvet Underground
44.Always the Last to KnowDel Amitri
45.Secret LoversAtlantic Starr
46.I Don’t Wanna Go on with You Like ThatElton John
48.Your Little SecretMelissa Etheridge
49.I Heard It Through the GrapevineMarvin Gaye
50.You Were Always On My MindWillie Nelson
51.Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?Shania Twain
52.GirlfriendAvril Lavigne
53.GrenadeBruno Mars
54.Keep on Loving YouREO Speedwagon
55.AlisonElvis Costello
56.Don’t Know What Came Over MeMike + The Mechanics
57.Don’t LieBlack Eyed Peas
58.Escape (The Piña Colada Song)Rupert Holmes
59.Und was ist JetztCurse
60.Back To BlackAmy Winehouse
61.Leave Your LoverSam Smith
62.My Best Friend’s GirlThe Cars
64. What the HellAvril Lavigne
65.It Wasn’t MeShaggy
66.You’re No GoodLinda Ronstadt
67.Picture Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow
68.Hell NoIngrid Michaelson
69.The Other WomanNina Simone
70.Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)R. Kelly
71.Should’ve Said NoTaylor Swift
72.If That’s Your Boyfriend (He Wasn’t Last Night)Meshell Ndegeocello
73.You’ve Been CheatinThe Impressions
74.Honest The Chainsmokers
75.Where I Wanna BeDonnell Jones
76.Rumour Has ItAdele
77.All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to YouHeart
78.You Don’t Wanna KnowOrianthi
79.Cuts Both WaysGloria Estefan
80.Never AgainKelly Clarkson
81.MaybelleneChuck Berry
82.JoleneDolly Parton
83.Your Cheatin’ HeartHank Williams
84.Torn Between Two LoversMary MacGregor
85.Find What You’re Looking forOlivia O’Brien
86.As We LayKelly Price
88.Mr. & Mrs. SmithStereophonics
89.Call Your GirlfriendRobyn
90.Take A BowRihanna
91.Better ManPearl Jam
92.Mama’s Broken HeartMiranda Lambert
93.Before He CheatsCarrie Underwood
94.RosenkriegAnnett Louisan
95.Watching You Watch Him Eric Hutchinson
96.O.P.PNaughty By Nature
97.Careless WhisperGeorge Michael
98.You Ruin MeThe Veronicas
99.How LongCharlie Puth
100.Follow MeUncle Kracker
101.Like The Way I DoMelissa Etheridge
102.Me and Mrs. JonesBilly Paul
103.Long Black VeilJohnny Cash
104.Mrs. All-American5 Seconds of Summer
106.Runaround SueDion
107.Lips of an Angel Hinder
108.Saving All My Love For YouWhitney Houston
109.Run to YouBryan Adams
110. JealousBeyoncé
111.Love HurtsNazareth
112.Too Much Love Will Kill YouQueen
113.I Know What You Did Last Summer Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
114.HurtTimi Yuro
115.Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One BeforeThe Smiths
116.HumanHuman League
117.She Holds a KeyGavin DeGraw
118.Who’s Making LoveJohnnie Taylor
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