Top 10 Songs About Cheating

By on July 3, 2015

When someone cheats on you, it can take months or even years to get over it. Even if you choose to stay in the relationship, it will be hard for you to trust the person again. You may feel betrayed, angry or a mixture of emotions. As you go through the process of healing, here are ten songs about cheating that will help you along the way.

1. Unfaithful by Rihanna

Although it is a bit older now, this song remains one of the best songs about cheating—if you were the cheater. That mixture of guilt and pain that you feel about betraying a loved one is perfectly portrayed in the song. Even better, Rihanna’s amazing vocals and the music really bring the story to life. Watching the music video, you wonder if Rihanna was so good at portraying a cheater from her personal experience cheater or because Chris Brown once cheated on her.

2. Cold Shoulder by Adele

If you just broke up and need a good cry, this song by Adele is the one to use. Basically, it talks about someone who cheated and then treats their partner like she was responsible for it. It is painful to hear if you are in the same situation, but at least you will know that you are not alone in experiencing this feeling. If you have a boyfriend who is cheating and treating you like its your fault, then you should say good-bye to him and move on.

3. Jolene by Dolly Parton


This is certainly one of the older songs on the list, but it deserves to be in the top ten for sure. Dolly Parton’s song about cheating has lines like “I could never love again” and “ He is the only one for me”. In the song, she begs the “other woman”, Jolene, not to take her man because she cannot be without him. Although it is probably better to break up with a cheater, you will easily be able to relate to the way that Dolly Parton feels.

4. Irreplaceable by Beyonce

Although the title makes it sound like a boyfriend is irreplaceable, the meaning is quite the opposite. Beyonce sings that her boyfriend should know that he is easily replaceable. If he cannot recognize a wonderful girlfriend and a good relationship when he sees it, she is perfectly fine with making him into her ex-boyfriend.

5. Say My Name by Destiny’s Child

This was one of the key hits about cheating of the 1990s. In the song, Destiny’s Child talks about a lover who is acting shady, has changed his behavior and has stopped calling her by her pet name. She just asks him to “say her name”, and the listener guesses that he doesn’t. When your boyfriend changes his behavior or suddenly makes excuses to be gone, be wary.

6. Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood

One of the many feelings that you may experience when he cheats is a desire to key his car or slash his tires. If this sums up your feelings exactly, then tune into Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats. The song covers the resentment and anger that girlfriends feel when they have been cheated on. This song about cheating talks about Carrie Underwood’s desire to take a “Louisville slugger to both headlights” so that he will think the next time before he cheats on someone.

7. The Boy Is Mine by Brandy and Monica

On occasion, you may end up staying with a cheater and fight for his love. Although this does not describe everyone’s reaction, there are a few situations and couples where this behavior is understandable. Even with this decision, you will still have to get over some of your remaining negative feelings about him cheating. While you are getting over the betrayal, listen to the Boy Is Mine. This songs talks about fighting for a guy, but the girls in the video ultimately end up kicking their lover out.

8. There You Go by Pink

For a more empowering take on cheating, tune into There You Go by Pink. In the song, the guy comes crawling back once he realized he threw away an amazing relationship for a moment of lust. Despite his desire to be back with Pink, she turns him down because she has found that her life was better without him.

9. Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops) by Blue Cantrell

Still struggling to get over the break up? This revenge song is a great one to sing along to. It talks about stealing his cash, spending it and getting back at him. Although you probably should not steal your ex-boyfriend’s money, you can probably sympathize with the sentiment.

10. Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne

To round up the list, we have a last song that is intended for the cheater instead of the cheated. In the song, Avril says that she wants to be his girlfriend because she is better. This sentiment could also work for you as the cheater, so it actually could be for either party.

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