10 Songs About Wanting Someone Else While in a Relationship

By on June 10, 2018

This is decidedly not the playlist to use when your boyfriend or girlfriend is around. One of the most difficult experiences in life is wanting someone else while in a relationship. People think that you find true love, get married and other people stop being attractive. In reality, there are still attractive people out there, and some people can be in love with two people at once. What makes a relationship long-lasting is choosing not to act on these feelings and to ignore them. It is the choices that you make that determine the fate of your relationship, and not whether an attractive person passed you by.

If you are stuck in the uncomfortable place where you want someone else, these songs about wanting someone else while in a relationship are for you. Hopefully, the feelings for this person will made and your toughest moment will pass by without a problem.

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10 Songs About Wanting Someone Else While in a Relationship

1. Secret Love Song by Little Mix and Featuring Jason Derulo

This song by Little Mix and Jason Derulo is all about a set of lovers who happen to be in relationships with other people. It is all about wanting someone else while in a relationship and having to hide that love because their partners may discover it.

Best Lyrics:

“And nobody knows I’m in love with someone’s baby
I don’t wanna hide us away
Tell the world about the love we’re making
I’m living for that day someday
Why can’t I hold you in the street?
Why can’t I kiss you on the dance floor?
I wish that we could be like that
Why can’t we be like that?”

2. It’s Sad to Belong by England Dan and John Ford Coley

This song is all about how sad it is to belong to someone when the right person comes along. The song tells the story of a guy who meets the lady of his dreams, but he is already married to someone else.

Best Lyrics:

“So I lived my life in a dreamworld
For the rest of my days
Just you and me walkin’ hand in hand
In a wishful memory
Oh, I guess that’s all
That it would ever be.”

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3. Holding Her and Loving You by Clay Walker

In the song, Clay Walker talks about the three hardest things that he has ever done in life. The third hardest thing was leaving without the woman he loved. The next was telling his actual girlfriend about that secret love. The hardest thing was holding his girlfriend in his arms while he loved the other girl. One thing is for sure—I really wouldn’t want to be his girlfriend ever.

Best Lyrics:

“If she’d give me one good reason I’d be gone
But she ain’t done one thing wrong
So don’t expect me just to walk out of the door
I still love her, but I love you more.”

4. Thinking of You by Katy Perry

This is another one of the best songs about wanting someone else while in a relationship. In it, Katy Perry talks about how much she misses an ex while she has moved on to someone else. Like most of us, she sees the relationship through rose-tinted lenses because she remembers the good, but not the bad.

Best Lyrics:

“How do I get better once I’ve had the best
You said there’s tons of fish in the water
So the waters I will test
He kissed my lips, I taste your mouth
He pulled me in, I was disgusted with myself.”

5. Be My Downfall by Del Amitri

At home, a sweet girlfriend is patiently waiting. As the protagonist heads home, he sees a girl on the bus who becomes his downfall. He takes off with her and leaves the girlfriend behind—something we never recommend anyone doing.

Best Lyrics:

“The bus is pulling out and I guess I’d better go
Before I make a grave mistake and let my feelings show
And twenty miles away she waits alone for me
But when I try to picture her you’re the one I see.”

6. I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John

This is a famous ballad about heartbreak. It sounds like a woman is confessing her love, but it is actually about a married woman falling in love with a married man. The good news is that nothing comes from this secret love.

Best Lyrics:

“If we both were born
In another place and time
This moment might be ending in a kiss
But there you are with yours
And here I am with mine
So I guess we’ll just be leaving it at this.”

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7. She Don’t Have to Know by John Legend

This song is about a man who heads to the other side of town to visit his mistress. It talks about how he has to sneak around in order to hide his secret affair. It is an older song on this list, but is a good option for a song about wanting someone else while in a relationship.

Best Lyrics:

“Oh stealing moments just to be with you
Though it’s wrong, it’s hard to tell the truth, oh no
She don’t have to know she don’t have to know.”

8. Even Now by Barry Manilow

This song by Barry Manilow is all about having to choose between an okay life with someone you used to date and a wonderful life with someone new. Even though you know that you should move past your ex and have a better life, a part of you still wishes that you could be together.

Best Lyrics:

“Even now when I have come so far
I wonder where you are
I wonder why it’s still so hard without you
Even now when I come shining through
I swear I think of you
And how I wish you knew
Even now.”

9. Lips of an Angel by Hinder

This was an extremely famous ballad about getting a call from an ex-girlfriend. It is all about how the guy never moved on after dating her, even though he now has a new girlfriend. Since he hides the phone call from his new girl, it is safe to say that he has bad intentions in his mind.

Best Lyrics:

“It’s really good to hear your voice saying my name
It sounds so sweet
Coming from the lips of an angel
Hearing those words – it makes me weak
And I never wanna say goodbye
But, girl, you make it hard to be faithful
With the lips of an angel.”

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10. This Kiss by Carly Rae Jepsen

While this song may sound upbeat, the lyrics are rather dark. It is all about how Carly wants to kiss a guy at a club, but both her and the mystery guy are already in relationships with other people. If you have ever struggled with wanting some else while in a relationship, a lot of the lyrics will resonate with you.

Best Lyrics:

“You know you’re just my type
And your eyes are lock and key, to my heart
Tempting my confession, my confession
And you’re a real hot thing
But you know I’ve got a boy somewhere
So can you feel the tension?”


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