There are many types of songs used in the world of music. The themes covered range from love to breakups, death, and even cheating. Cheating has been a topic featured in songs since as early as the 1920s and going through to the modern-day with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
These songs include various views on what it means to be “cheating,” how it affects relationships, and what places or actions can be considered cheating. Here are some of the popular songs about cheating.
Irreplaceable by Beyonce
Beyonce’s song “Irreplaceable” is about her personal experiences with infidelity within her relationship. She tells the story of a friend that was cheated on and how it changed her opinion on the entire situation.
“To the left, to the left.”
This line refers to Beyonce’s character being so disgusted by her man’s infidelity she throws him to the side. She is claiming him as hers, and he is nobody else’s. Again, this relates to how it feels when someone you trust betrays your relationship.
It’s Not Right, but It’s Okay by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston has been known throughout her career for misunderstood songs about love and betrayal within relationships. However, her biggest hit “It’s Not Right but It’s Okay.” deals with a woman who is emotionally hurting due to her husband’s infidelity. She can’t leave him because she still loves him after everything he has done in the relationship.
“Kissing you is not what I wanna do.”
This line directly relates to Whitney knowing that she shouldn’t want to be with her partner anymore, but if s also okay, considering the memories they share.
Cold Shoulder by Adele
Adele has recently announced that her new album “25” will be released on November 20 of this year. However, before the announcement of this album. Adele had already made a name for herself in the music industry.
Her song “Cold Shoulder” was written about an ex-boyfriend who cheated on her with another woman. She is also singing about being upset about the breakup and how it has affected her.
“So I’ll just put my cold shoulder on. you don’t deserve forgiveness anyway.”
This line covers a wide range of different emotions that Adele felt after the relationship ended. In this specific line, she is claiming herself as stronger than him because he doesn’t deserve forgiveness from her after what he did.
Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!) by Blu Cantrell
Blu Cantrell released this song in 2001. naming it after Tupac’s famous single “Hit’Em Up.” This song also goes over a cheating partner who hasn’t realized the error of ways.
“I guess you didn’t know that I was strong. ‘Cause you played me like a puppet on a string.”
This line covers the idea of Blu Cantrell realizing that after everything they did to her. she is still stronger than him. This song also has many views on what can be considered cheating in relationships.
For example, using somebody for sex, playing with someone’s emotions, and even not supporting your partner financially are all examples of cheating, according to this song.
You Know I’m No Good by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse’s ‘You Know I’m No Good.” is another song in this list of songs about cheating. It tells the story of how an ex-boyfriend cheated on her with another woman. She is upset over how he took advantage of her and is even more upset that he lied to her about it
“You took me down and had me forgiving you. And I never saw the hook-up. was right in front of me.”
This line directly relates to Amy not realizing that someone she loved so much could be lying to her the entire time. His actions affected so many things in their relationship.
Beautiful Liar by Beyonce ft. Shakira
Beyonce and Shakira both released this song in 2007. and they created a music video for it. This song talks about how cheating can change your image or what people think of you when they learn that you’ve been unfaithful with them.
Beyonce is singing about someone who has hurt her so much that she can’t even look at herself in the mirror without seeing ugly. The song also mentions how many lines have been crossed and how ones that are currently to be crossed will change everything.
Fooled Around and Fell in Love by Elvin Bishop
This song was released back in 1976 but still has one of the most famous guitar riffs behind it. This song talks about a man cheating on his wife with another woman named Linda. He regrets what he did after thinking about all the love they shared together.
“I fooled around and fell in love. I fooled around and fell in love.”
This line reflects his guilty conscience over what he had done. Elvin Bishop talks about one of the main stages in every relationship, being fascinated with your partner.
Break you Off by The Roots
This song was released in 2000 under The Roots. This song is about how much it hurts when someone that you love has been unfaithful to you and this is why it is included in this list of songs about cheating. The singers are describing what can happen to a person if their lover cheats on them.
“I hope she cut you off. man. so I don’t have to break your neck.”
This line talks about how hurt they are over what he has done, and the only way for them to get rid of this pain would be if he or his partner were dead. Even though this song describes such a serious matter, it is a Hip-Hop track and very fun to listen to.
“I might as well start with the end. I’m saving the best for last, and the worst is yet to come.”
In this line from Rihanna’s Cold Shoulder, she talks about how many times her partner has cheated on her and how the worse he could do would be if he cheated on her again. She describes what can happen when a person cheats on you and how it changes your trust in them.
Liar by Lianne La Havas
This song was released in 2015 under Singer/Songwriter Lianne La Havas. In this song, she discusses all of the feelings brought upon her when she found out about her boyfriend cheating on her. She describes how much it hurt her and what she had to do to move past his actions.
“We’re running out of nights, because your love is just a lie.’
Lianne La Havas talks about how much time they have left together because no matter how many times he tries to convince her that he loves her. she knows better than that.
Dalliance by the Wedding Present
This song was released in 1989 under the English Indie rock band The Wedding Present. This song is all aboutthe singer expressing feelings over their partner having an affair with another woman or man. for that matter. They talk about how mad they are over what he has done and how they feel like this isn’t happening.
“I don’t know what it is I see in you. to say the things that you do and still expect me to believe.”
This line describes how much she trusted him with everything, and yet he was unfaithful. He would tell her anything to stay with her when he wanted nothing to do with her in all actuality.
Bust Your Windows by Jazmine Sullivan
Jazmine Sullivan released this song back in 2010 under Singer/Songwriter Jazmine Sullivan. This song talks about a woman who has been cheated on so many times that she has had enough of it. She feels that cheating is all men know how to do. and she wants him to see that she is not easy prey.
“I’m a lucky girl, cause the things you put me through. I had my busted window and I ain’t jump though. Now look at me I got a brand new car.”
This line from Bust. Your Windows by Jazmine Sullivan talks about how much of a warrior she has become after everything he has done to her. She also mentions this is not the first time he has been unfaithful, so it would probably happen again.
None of Your Concern by Jhene Aiko ft. Big Sean
This song was released in 2013 by Singer/Songwriter Jhene Aiko. In this song, she talks about all of the different things that her lover has done while they were together. She discusses how he tried to be with other girls when he was in a relationship with her. and therefore she feels this is not any of her concerns.
“You ain’t have to lie about your other side chick. Cause the way you creeping all up under me I knew what you was about.”
Jhene Aiko knows that Big Sean is cheating on her. but she still thinks it’s none of her business because that is what he does for fun. He makes it seem like he cared, but in reality, that means nothing to him.
Creep by TLC
Creep was released back in 1994 under R&B/Pop group TLC. This song is about how the person they are cheating on their spouse with actually has someone at home. She states this because she knows what people say about her. and it hurts because he should know better.
“I’m not dumb. I know you got another, you would lie to your wife, you don’t want her to feel like this.”
In Creep by TLC. Tionne Watkins talks about how she knows he has a family but still decides to come back and sleep with her over and over again. He doesn’t care who gets hurt as long as he can continue doing what he pleases.
Call Out My Name by The Weeknd
This song was released in 2017 under Singer/Songwriter The Weeknd. In this song. The Weeknd talks about all of the different ways he has been cheated on. He has put a lot of effort into his relations with women, and he feels as if it was for nothing.
“Girl, you got me dancin’ through the night. And touching on your body right Wasn’t supposed to be like this. Not without you.”
In Call Out My Name by The Weeknd. Abel Tesfaye talks about how he used to have trust in the person, but as time went on. they became distant from him. He describes how much she means to him and how betrayed he feels over what she did.
Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary Macgregor
Tom Between Two Lovers was released back in 1965 under Pop group Mary Macgregor. This song is about a woman who just discovered her partner cheated on her. She is now left with the hard decision of whether to stay or go. but either way. she will be tom between two lovers.
“And now you’ve gone away. I feel so empty every day. And though I try my best to forget. It’s tearing me apart.’
In Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary Macgregor. Mary Macgregor sings about how much it hurts for this woman to know that the man that she loved is out there lying and cheating with another girl. She doesn’t want him anymore because he has done something unforgivable.
Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield
Jessie’s Girl was released back in 1981 under Singer/Songwriter & Actor Rick Springfield. In this song, he talks about how much he wishes that someone could be with him the same way his girlfriend is with another guy. He knows his girl does not feel for him what she feels for her lover.
“She dreams in color, she dreams in red. Sometimes it’s hard to know if what your feeling is real.”
Rick Springfield sings about how much he wants to find a girl who feels as strongly about him as the girl he is singing about does for her other man. He knows deep down there will never be love like this for him. but it doesn’t stop him from wishing for some.
Marvins Room by Drake
Marvin Room was released in 2010 under Hip Hop Singer/Songwriter Drake. This song is about the aftermath of a relationship and how it has left him feeling. He knows that what happened wasn’t right, but he still misses the girl he lost because she made him feel alive.
“I hope you know. I hope you know That this gon’ be your favorite song. For the rest of your life. Ooooooh cause. I’m movin on”
Drake sings about how much better his life is now that he isn’t with her anymore. At first, he hated not having her around, but now there’s no looking back. He knows what he needs to do. and now his heart is healing.
Part of Me by Katy Perry
Part of Me was released back in 2012 under Pop Singer Katy Perry. In this song, she talks about how it hurts to know that someone she loves cheated on her and lied to her face. She was so close with the person, but now she has lost trust in him completely.
“So here’s a toast to my real friends. They don’t care about, what I’ve been through. Wish I could say the same for my shawty. Ohh Only God knows how I feel.”
Katy Perry sings about how upset she feels towards the person who her heart. She doesn’t understand why they would do this to her. She had trusted them with everything, and she hoped that they felt the same about her.
It Wasn’t Me by Shaggy
It Wasn’t Me was released back in 2000 under Reggae Singer Shaggy. This song is about how a man’s girl caught him cheating, but he denied it because he thought she wouldn’t believe him if he said no. He didn’t want an argument, so he decided to lie to try and avoid one.
“She walked in while I was watching porn. Oops there goes my beeper. Ring ring goes the phone. Just like this dude tryin’ to holla at me.”
Shaggy sings about how his girl caught him watching porn on the TV. He knows she wasn’t happy about it. but he didn’t want to argue, so he just denied it all even though what happened was caught on camera.
Shout Out to My Ex by Little Mix
Shout Out to My Ex was released back in 2016 under British Girl Group Little Mix. In this song, they talk about how much they care about their ex after breaking up because they have moved on to bigger and better things.
“I’m lookin’ at you like the stars that shine. You’re waitin’ for me outside. Wish I knew then What I know now . Gave you a second chance. But you blew it. Let’s give a shout out to. My ex.”
Little Mix sings about how much better their lives are now that they aren’t together anymore. They wish they could go back and fix the mistakes they made because even though it all worked out in the end. sometimes you wonder what would have happened if things were different.
I Write Sins Not Tragedies by Panic! At The Disco
I Write Sins Not Tragedies was released in 2006 under Alternative Rock Band Panic! At The Disco. This song is about how he knows his relationship is entirely wrong, but he can’t stop because he’s addicted to her. He knows deep down there will never be anything good come from this relationship, so when she breaks his heart again, maybe he’ll finally listen to his heart.
“Oh, well imagine. As I’m pacing the pews in a church corridor. And I can’t help but to hear. No. listen. The echoes of you and i (doo doo dee do) And we’re at war again (oh oh) So don’t forget me (no no). I’m scarred and I’m sorry (ah ah).”
Panic! At The Disco sings about how they know their relationship is wrong because they fight too much. He knows she’s going to break his heart again very soon, so he wants her to see that he still cares about her even though she broke him once before.
Cry Me a River by Justin Timberlake
Cry Me a River was released back in 2002 under R&B Singer Justin Timberlake. This song is about how he broke up with his significant other after discovering she had cheated on him. He decides to let her know he isn’t happy and that she can’t do what she wants because it’s over between them.
“Now I’m crying like a little b’tch. Cause I never thought. That you would ever do this sh’t to me. It must be so bad. You don’t have to say it. I already know (oh oh yeah).’
Justin Timberlake sings about how disbelief he feels towards the person who hurt him. He knows they are just as heartbroken deep down inside, but they need to tell them that they aren’t happy with what happened, and it’s over between them.
I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith
I’m Not the Only One was released back in 2014 under British Singer Sam Smith. This song is about how he cheated on his significant other with many different people because he just wanted to be loved. He knows he did something wrong, but she can’t blame him for everything when she had done it all before
“Just ’cause you’re clean. Don’t mean you don’t miss it. You wrote me a love song. But I’m not gonna write you back. Because I’m seeing someone else (and no I’m not trying to hurt you). But tonight I’m getting drunk. And probably ending up in someone else’s bed. Yeah.”
Sam Smith sings about knowing what he was doing when they were cheating on their significant other. He knows deep down inside she is hurting, but no matter how much pain she caused him. it doesn’t justify his actions, and she should stop blaming him because everyone makes mistakes even though he messed up big time.
Should’ve Said No by Taylor Swift
Should’ve Said No was released back in 2007 under Country Singer Taylor Swift. This song is about how her significant other tries to convince her that what they had done wasn’t wrong and that she was overreacting by confronting them about the issue. However, no matter what anyone tries to convince her, she knows what they did was wrong, and that’s the end of it.
“You came around. Told me how I was the best you ever had. Ohh. All the things you do. And you told me that your love was true. But when I fell, You just ran around. And now I know who you are (oh oh).”
Taylor Swift sings about how even though her significant other tries to justify their actions, all they need to know is that she is completely over them. She doesn’t want to hear any more lies because everyone makes mistakes, but this mistake isn’t one she’ll forget any time soon because their relationship ended for a reason.
Lipstick on Your Collar by Connie Francis
Lipstick on Your Collar was released back in 1958 under Traditional Pop Singer Connie Francis. This song is about how he wants to make it work with his significant other, but she has another person on the side. He doesn’t mind if their relationship isn’t perfect as long as he can prove how much he loves them and put her heart first.
“I’m not happy. But maybe someday . You wont have that lipstick on your collar. Believe me when I say that I’m gonna try. For you oh babe. I’d even wear a scabbed over eye. If only just for you dear.”
Connie Francis sings about how she will always be there, her significant other, no matter what they go through. She understands that they aren’t the best when it comes to relationships, but she knows deep down inside he loves her. and that’s enough for her.
A Song About Cheating By a Man
There are a lot of famous songs about cheating. A lot of the ones that immediately come to mind are probably by women, songs like Before He Cheats, Say My Name, or Jolene. However, there are plenty of songs by men that discuss the subject.
Expert Tip: One such example is Scotty Doesn’t Know by Lustra. This song, originally written for the movie Eurotrip in 2004, has seen a recent resurgence in popularity.
The song details with rather explicit lyrics the fact that Scotty’s girlfriend Fiona is cheating on him with the singer.
The title is repeated numerous times throughout the song, though it gets more and more frantic as it continues. Finally, towards the end, the singer begins to insist that “Scotty’s gotta know” and he’s “gonna tell Scotty”.
While the song may be about cheating the singer seems to regret the fact that he’s helping Fiona cheat, perhaps even feeling guilty for it.
Can you cheat on someone and still be in love?
This is a question that has plagued humans since the beginning of time. When it comes to cheating, there are two conflicting schools of thought; some believe that if you cheat on someone, then you’re not in love with them anymore or never were in the first place while others maintain that “to cheat is not to love” and so there’s nothing to worry about.
Expert Tip: In a recent study conducted by researchers at Baylor University through the help of 163 participants, it was determined that there is no connection between how much people love their significant other and whether they cheat on them or not.
In fact, those who cheated on their partners also indicated that they were just as in love with them as those who didn’t.
What really seemed to impact someone’s decision to cheat on their partner was how satisfied they were in the relationship and whether or not they felt like all of their needs (emotional, physical, etc.) were being met.
This leads us to believe that while people who love each other want what’s best for the other person and will often go out of their way to ensure that they get everything they need if a person isn’t happy in the relationship, they’re going to look outside for it.
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