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75 Pop and Rock Songs About Cheating and Lying

Your Cheating Heart: Will It Tell on You?

Infidelity can include either physical or emotional cheating, or both. Here is the ultimate playlist about cheaters and liars.
Infidelity can include either physical or emotional cheating, or both. Here is the ultimate playlist about cheaters and liars.

Infidelity: Stolen Moments and Broken Trust

Most of us have been touched by a cheating relationship somehow—whether we've been:

  • the one who strayed
  • the one who was betrayed
  • the third wheel
  • an interested bystander or
  • the smart one who just ain't sayin'. (You know who you are.)

Whichever one you've been, here's a list of pop and rock songs that capture the pain, yearning, and heartache of infidelity. Sadly, it's a situation in which everyone winds up a loser.

If you dare, use these songs to assemble your own dysfunctional love playlist. Listen to it for companionship while your borrowed honey is with his wife and you're watching Redbox movies, eating pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream straight out of the container.

Or if you are the scorned spouse, assemble your own cheater's soundtrack to let your wayward one know that you know about his or her little "extracurricular activities."

"The cruelest lies are often told in silence." - Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer
"The cruelest lies are often told in silence." - Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer

So Which One Are You? Don't Worry. We Won't Tell

Reader Poll: We Won't Tell

In your dating and marital history as an adult which role have you played most often?

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1. "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul

"Me and Mrs. Jones" is a sultry soul song that celebrates a man's bittersweet romance with a married woman whom he meets with each day in a café. Despite his passion for her he understands that:

We got to be extra careful
That we don't build our hopes up too high
'Cause she's got her own obligations
And so do I.

Originally recorded in 1972 by Billy Paul, it was remade by others, including Michael Bublé.

2. "Unfaithful" by Rihanna

Poor Rihanna. In this 2006 song, she casts herself as a cheater who is stepping out yet again on the man who loves her. Although she sees him dying inside, she cannot curb her cheating ways. She compares the emotional pain she causes him to pulling out a gun and murdering him inside. (Infidelity is painful, but that's a bit over-the-top there, Rihanna, don't you think?)

Secrets and Lies: A Slippery Slope

Lies, cheating, and broken promises mean your love relationship is headed for trouble.
Lies, cheating, and broken promises mean your love relationship is headed for trouble. | Source

3. "Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!)" by Blu Cantrell

Blu Cantrell's saucy 2001 R&B hit suggests that scorned women should seek revenge on a cheating man by hitting them where it really hurts—in the wallet.

4. "If Your Girl Only Knew" by Aaliyah

In this 1996 R&B and hip hop number, a guy who is already in a relationship is trying to make the moves on Aaliyah.

However, she taunts him that if his girl only knew that he was dissin' her, she'd curse him out, turn off her phone, and leave him alone. Aaliyah tells him straight-up, "But it's dumb to put up with you; I won't be no fool." Aww, Aaliyah, leave that cheatin' cheater alone! Girl, you can do better!

5. "Between the Cheats" by Amy Winehouse

In this 2011 song, troubled and talented Amy Winehouse was likely memorializing her toxic marriage with Blake Fielder-Civil. Theirs was a rocky union characterized by infidelity, substance abuse, and legal problems.

She sings, "I would die before I divorce ya; I'd take a thousand lumps for my love." Although the couple divorced in 2009, her fans believe she certainly did take her lumps for him.

"When a Roman was returning from a trip, he used to send someone ahead to let his wife know, so as not to surprise her in the act." —Michel de Montaigne, French essayist
"When a Roman was returning from a trip, he used to send someone ahead to let his wife know, so as not to surprise her in the act." —Michel de Montaigne, French essayist

6. "Always the Last to Know" by Del Amitri

You often don't realize the gem you had until it bedazzles someone else's heart. The Scottish band Del Amitri released this song in 1992. It tells the remorseful tale of a cheating man who has lost his girl. She was always the last to know about his cheating, yet now she is gone. This leaves him the last to know about whether she is happy in her new life.

7. "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child

Destiny's Child is known for this 2000 Grammy-Award winning hit, which tells of a young woman who calls her lover on the phone. Her woman's intuition kicks in and she suspects him of cheating. He's "acting kind of shady, ain't callin' me baby." As proof that he's being faithful—and that he has no other lover with him at the moment—she tells him to simply say her name, to say, "Baby, I love you."

Warning: Revenge Can Be Brutal

She got the whole city's attention.
She got the whole city's attention. | Source

8. "A Woman Needs Love" by Ray Parker Jr.

Ray Parker Jr. reminds men in his 1981 song to take care of things at home. He warns wayward fellas not to kid themselves, not to put their woman off or make excuses because a woman can fool around just like a man can:

By the time poor Jack returned up the hill
Somebody else had been loving Jill.

9. "Back Door Man" by The Doors

A "back door man" is a man who has an intimate relationship with another man's wife while the husband is away at work. As the husband returns from work through the front door of the home, the cheating partner leaves the home through the back door, hence "back door man." The Doors released this song in 1967.

10. "You Know I'm No Good" by Amy Winehouse

This 2006 soulful R&B song by Amy Winehouse tells the story of a wife caught cheating by her husband. Now she regrets her dalliances, realizing that she is the real loser:

I cheated myself
Like I knew I would
I told you, I was trouble
Yeah, you know that I'm no good.

"I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender." - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian
"I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender." - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian

Why Cheaters Stray from Their Partners

The following factors are associated with infidelity:

Gender: Men cheat more than women—in not only dating relationships but also cohabitation and marital relationships. Testosterone is a powerful hormonal driver (but it's not an excuse).

Personality Factors: People who are less faithful generally have lower levels of conscientiousness and agreeableness and are sensation-seeking.

Other Background and Experience Factors: Two-timing lovers are more likely to be high school drop outs and to live in the city. They also tend to be less religious, have increased opportunities to meet others, and have a higher number of previous sexual partners.

Relationship Dissatisfaction Factors: Although infidelity can occur in happy marriages, let's face it: It's a big sign that something is wrong. Relationship factors include a lack of communication and understanding, emotional dissatisfaction with one's partner, and sexual incompatibility.

Every Rose Has Its Thorns

Cheating is a thorn with potentially dangerous health impacts.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 19 million new cases of STDs in the United States each year.
Cheating is a thorn with potentially dangerous health impacts. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are 19 million new cases of STDs in the United States each year. | Source

11. "Betcha Gon' Know" by Mariah Carey

The imperfect angel in Mariah Carey's 2009 song catches her lover in a silhouette with another lady—in her own bedroom, no less. Too upset to confront them, she decides to exact revenge. Marriah's character bolts out of the door, jumps into her car, and spends the night elsewhere. We can only imagine the pain he's in for: "Betcha gon' know how it feels when I get you back."

"I've been in love with the same woman for forty-one years. If my wife finds out, she'll kill me." - Henny Youngman, American comedian
"I've been in love with the same woman for forty-one years. If my wife finds out, she'll kill me." - Henny Youngman, American comedian

12. "Cold Shoulder" by Adele

In this jazzy 2008 number by Adele, a woman tells her man not to go all coy, that she understands that she's been cast in the role of the fool. While the other woman gets all the man's attention, she gets stale leftovers—a cold shoulder and words made of knives.

Cheating breaks trust most of all.
Cheating breaks trust most of all. | Source

13. "Confessions Part 2" by Usher

Sometimes when you dip your toe in another pond, you can sure stir up trouble. That's exactly the story Usher tells in this 2004 R&B hit in which a man confesses to impregnating the girlfriend he has on the side.

Faced with the reality of the consequences, he's finally sorry. Although many assumed the song was autobiographical, Usher said that no, it was instead fiction, inspired by the combined experiences of his friends.

14. "Cry Me a River" by Justin Timberlake

This 2002 hit by Justin Timberlake is reportedly about his broken relationship with Britney Spears. It tells the story of a man who moves on after his girlfriend betrayed him by cheating with another man.

The girl gets a taste of the heartache she's been dishing out when her new man cheats on her. She seeks sympathy from the man she had once betrayed, but he has only a cold, rejecting heart for her.

15. "I Don't Wanna Go on with You Like That" by Elton John

This sassy 1988 song by Elton John laments the cheating ways of a lover who indiscreetly keeps multiple partners on the side:

And I don't wanna go on with you like that
Don't wanna be a feather in your cap
I just don't wanna tell you honey I ain't mad
But I don't wanna go on with you like that.

It's hard to believe a lover is not mad about infidelity with multiple partners.

16. "Liar" by Profyle

In this 2007 song, Profyle sings about a man who discovered his woman's infidelity. He's had enough. Rather than crying, the man has some strong words for her:

You're nothing but a liar, a cheater, a deceiver, heart-breaker ...
So I'm takin'
The house, the cars, the kids, and the dog
I want it all.

17. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye made this done-me-wrong song famous way back in 1966. It's about a sad man who hears from others that his honey has been stepping out on him. She is about to leave him for another man. In disbelief that he'd hear about the betrayal from others, he's confronting her about the rumors.

18. "Keep on Loving You" by REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon reminds us what unconditional love is all about in this 1980 classic about a woman who betrayed her man with multiple others. Forgiving soul that he is, he tells her, "When I said that I loved you, I meant that I loved you forever." He's either the most forgiving man ever or the biggest sucker. The jury is still out on that one.

Next Time He'll Stay In His Lane

Infidelity isn't always a deal-breaker for a marriage or relationship. Cutting all contact with the illicit lover, allowing the betrayed partner to share his or her feelings, and expressing deep remorse over the betrayal are key to moving forward.
Infidelity isn't always a deal-breaker for a marriage or relationship. Cutting all contact with the illicit lover, allowing the betrayed partner to share his or her feelings, and expressing deep remorse over the betrayal are key to moving forward. | Source

19. "Kiss 'n Tell" by Kesha

What's worse than a cheat is the one who brags about it to his friends. In 2009, Kesha sang about a woman who returned from an out-of-town trip only to hear rumors that her man had been a very bad boy. She's had enough of the dirty scoundrel and lets him know it.

20. "Maybellene" by Chuck Berry

Released in 1955, Chuck Berry's "Maybellene" was a pioneer rock-and-roll song about a young man whose girlfriend had cheated on him. He did what any jealous young man of the 1950s would do—he gave chase after her Cadillac Coupe de Ville in his Ford with its V8 engine. Of course!

"You cannot pluck roses without fear of thorns, nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns." - Benjamin Franklin, American inventor and Founding Father
"You cannot pluck roses without fear of thorns, nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns." - Benjamin Franklin, American inventor and Founding Father

7 Reasons Not to Cheat on Your Spouse or Significant Other

Reasons To Stay Faithful
1. Is your honor worth nothing? Check your conscience.
2. Revenge and public embarrassment can be brutal.
3. Sneaking around is expensive and stressful — between giving gifts to two lovers and making sure you're not detected, it all adds up.
4. You can bring home some nasty diseases of the nether regions. Scratch, scratch.
5. An "oops" pregnancy with someone you don't even love is a seriously stupid mistake.
6. Divorce can devastate finances and families.
7. In the end, everyone ends up losing.

21. "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell

Soft Cell's 1981 chart-topper laments a dysfunctional love relationship in which "Once I ran to you, now I'll run from you." Therapy, anyone?

22. "Would I Lie to You?" by Eurythmics

This 1985 Eurythmics song is the story of confronting a two-timing lover. Fed up with infidelity, the woman is leaving her man. He expresses doubt that she'll do it, and she retorts, "Would I lie to you?"

23. "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers

In this 2004 song by The Killers, a jealous boyfriend struggles with paranoid ideas that his girlfriend is out spreading her love around.

24. "Don't Lie" by Black Eyed Peas

Owning up to your misgivings is hard, but in this 2005 Black Eyed Peas song, that's what the protagonist does. He apologizes for his immaturity—getting caught up in the limelight of his celebrity and both lying to and cheating on his girl.

25. "Leave Your Lover" by Sam Smith

In this soulful, moving song (2014), Sam Smith portrays the other man who pleads with his beloved to:

Pack up and leave everything
Don't you see what I can bring ...
I will give you all of me
Just leave your lover, leave him for me.

"The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue." - Bertrand Russell
"The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue." - Bertrand Russell

26. "Where I Wanna Be" by Donnell Jones

In Donnell Jones's 1999 song, he calls home to say that he's leaving. He says he needs time to explore who he is without her—that is, with this new lady in his life. Okay, so he didn't technically lie or cheat.

27. "In Love with Another Man" by Jazmine Sullivan

The girl in this 2008 song by Jazmine Sullivan is making a major mistake. She knows she's not acting sane, but she wants to trade in her steady man. He treats her right and understands her, but she wants to roll around with a bad boy who has a hot body—someone who at times fights with her and mistreats her. The relationship is doomed before it starts, but this crazy lady thinks she's in love.

28. "Cuts Both Ways" by Gloria Estefan

Talk about a dysfunctional relationship! Gloria Estefan sings about one of those damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't relationships that is bound to be trouble. The couple in this 1989 song has trouble living together as well as apart, and she compares their love to a freaking knife. That's never good. But hey, some of us have been there and have the emotional scars to prove it.

29. As We Lay" by Kelly Price

Kelly Price is the other woman with a conscience—well, sort of—in this 2000 song about a couple who has just spent the night together. Each of them is married to another and the woman starts to put their indiscretion into perspective as she realizes her lover needs to go home to his wife.

30. "A Woman's Threat" by R. Kelly

R. Kelly gets extremely specific that if the man in this 1990 song doesn't stop who he's doin', there will be some major repercussions in his life.

"Infidelity is a deal-breaker for me. I've broken up with people over it. You can't do monogamy 90 percent of the time." - Alanis Morissette, American singer
"Infidelity is a deal-breaker for me. I've broken up with people over it. You can't do monogamy 90 percent of the time." - Alanis Morissette, American singer

What Would You Do?

If you suspected your spouse/partner of infidelity, what would you do?

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Love: Is It Worth Fighting For?

With over 7 billion people in the world, is the affection of one cheater worth fighting for?
With over 7 billion people in the world, is the affection of one cheater worth fighting for? | Source

31. "Grenade" by Bruno Mars

Poor Bruno Mars. In this 2010 pop song, he's caught in a toxic relationship with a woman he'd do anything for. He'd catch a grenade for her, jump in front of a train for her, throw his hand in front of a blade for her, take a bullet for her ... but do you think she appreciates his fearless dedication? Oh, no! (Hey, Bruno, try to not seem so desperate. You've got a lot going for you!)

32. "Same Girl" by Usher and R. Kelly

In this 2007 song, Usher and R. Kelly come to an ironic realization that they are dating the same girl. After one of them describes the love of his life, the details ring all too familiar to the other man:

Do I know her? Like a pastor know his word
We messin' with the same girl, the same girl

How could the love of my life and my potential wife
Be the the same girl, the same girl?

33. Creep" by TLC

In this 1994 TLC number, a woman admits that she is lonely and cheats on her man. (He also cheats on her.) They've been through a lot together but don't have the same quality of relationship they used to enjoy. She is left to seek satisfaction "on the down low."

34. "It Wasn't Me" by Shaggy

Imagine getting caught red-handed and trying to deny the obvious. In this 2000 song by Shaggy, a man asks his friend for advice on how to handle the situation. His friend advises him to tell the girlfriend, "It wasn't me."

"In a way, fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarship work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb." - Miroslav Volf, Croatian theologian
"In a way, fraud in business is no different from infidelity in marriage or plagiarism in scholarship work. Even people committed to high moral standards succumb." - Miroslav Volf, Croatian theologian

35. "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" by R. Kelly

The woman in this 1995 R. Kelly song is being enticed to cheat by a persuasive man who promises they can be secret lovers, even though she is committed to someone else. He suggests that they keep their affair clandestine:

Keep it on the down low
Nobody has to know.

Love Triangle: One Lover Too Many

This is complicated.  Sir, you have a bit of romantic competition, and it's not another dude.
This is complicated. Sir, you have a bit of romantic competition, and it's not another dude. | Source

36. "Lies" by Marina and the Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds sings a sad song from the perspective of a woman whose partner has fallen out of love with her (2012). While she desperately hangs on, he reaches for her only in the dark, unable to admit that he made a mistake in choosing her as a life partner.

37. "Leave Me Alone (I'm Lonely)" by Pink

In dysfunctional relationships, partners often give mixed messages, and that's exactly what Pink does in this angst-filled 2006 song. She wants to send her lover away for the night because she is lonely. She wants a chance to miss him:

Go away
Come back
Why can't I just have it both ways?

38. "Picture" by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow

Life on the road can take a heavy toll on love when there are drugs, whiskey, and cheating. This 2001 song by Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow tells the story of betrayal and yearning from both the woman and man's perspectives.

39. You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette

In this 1995 song by Alanis Morissette, she is seriously pissed and wants the man who left her lonely to know what he's done. Mr. Duplicity promised to love her until he died, however he is still alive, kicking it with another woman. She does what any betrayed woman with stalker-like tendencies would do: she shows up at dinner to remind him of the pain he's caused her.

If He'll Cheat With You, He'll Cheat On You

If you are the mistress who marries her man, beware.  Patterns often repeat themselves in people's lives.  However, the next time, you'll be playing another role:  scorned woman.
If you are the mistress who marries her man, beware. Patterns often repeat themselves in people's lives. However, the next time, you'll be playing another role: scorned woman. | Source

40. "Secret Lovers" by Atlantic Starr

With this 1986 song, Atlantic Starr celebrated a secret love affair between two people who have happy home lives with other partners. Although they know their relationship is wrong, they risk everything in their stolen moments of passion.

Statistics on Infidelity: Who's Cheating Whom?

 
Percentage of People Surveyed
Men who say they would have an affair if they knew they wouldn't get caught
74
Women who say they would have an affair if they knew they wouldn't get caught
68
Men who admit infidelity in ANY relationship
57
Women who admit infidelity in any relationship
54
Marriages in which at least one spouse admits to infidelity (emotional or phyical)
41
People who admit to having a fling with a co-worker
36
Married men who have cheated at least once during their marrried lives
22
People who admit to infidelity on business trips
35
Marriages that stay together after an affair has been detected or revealed
31
People who admit to infidelity with a brother-in-law or sister-in-law
17
Married women who have cheated at least once during their marrried lives
14
Children who are the result of infideltity
3
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (April 2005)
"Never tell a loved one of an infidelity: you would be badly rewarded for your troubles. Although one dislikes being deceived, one likes even less to be undeceived." - Ninon De Lenclos, French author
"Never tell a loved one of an infidelity: you would be badly rewarded for your troubles. Although one dislikes being deceived, one likes even less to be undeceived." - Ninon De Lenclos, French author

41. "Escape (The Piña Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes

This 1979 song by Rupert Holmes tells an ironic story about a man who is bored with his current relationship. The man responds to a newspaper personal ad and arranges to meet a woman at a local bar. (In an age before computers and the Internet, love-hungry people found matches through newspaper personal ads rather than AshleyMadison.com or Craigslist.)

However, when the bored cheating husband shows up, he discovers the mysterious woman who caught his attention is actually his wife. Rather than being angry with one another, they realize they have more in common than they realized. (Yeah, like that is a possibility.)

He Crossed the Wrong Girl

Wow.  This man is headed for an ugly divorce.
Wow. This man is headed for an ugly divorce. | Source

42. "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You" by Heart

Married to a man who is unable to father a child, the woman in this 1990 song by Heart picks up a stranger and has a one-night stand with him. She leaves him a note telling him not to seek her out. Years later they meet again and he learns that their night of passion was motivated by her desire for parenthood. Wouldn't a sperm bank have been safer, healthier, and more ethical? Just an idea.

43. "Lyin' Eyes" by the Eagles

In this classic Eagles song (1975), a woman lies to her rich old husband in order to venture to the cheating side of town for the evening. She meets up with a guy she knew in school, also telling him lies about how they will soon be together forever. She is a practiced liar, and her eyes give this away.

44. "Thinking of You" by Katy Perry

Katy Perry's 2009 song features a woman who has trouble moving on from a relationship she ended. When she is kissing her new man, she cannot stop imagining that she is instead in the arms of her former lover. (People can cheat emotionally, physically, or both.)

45. "Your Little Secret" by Melissa Etheridge

When it comes to cheaters, it takes one to know one. But in the case of this 1995 Melissa Etheridge song, the would-be other woman is a reformed cheater ("I used to be just like you ... One sugar ain't enough for you.") She threatens to tell the cheater's little secret.

46. If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night) by Me'shell Ndegeocello

Me'shell Ndegeocello sounds like a high school mean girl in this 1993 song: "Boyfriend, boyfriend—yes, I had your boyfriend!" The other woman taunts the woman who was betrayed using some details of the tryst and some ugly name calling. Somebody gon' get slapped! I can see it coming.

47. "Wake Up Call" by Maroon 5

The guy in this 2007 rock song takes jealousy about infidelity to a whole new level. No one is worth going to jail for, right?

Infidelity and Broken Trust: Creating Heavy Emotional Baggage

Infidelity can create years worth of emotional baggage for a person who has been betrayed by a lover (regardless of whether the relationship lasts).
Infidelity can create years worth of emotional baggage for a person who has been betrayed by a lover (regardless of whether the relationship lasts). | Source

48. "Careless Whisper" by George Michael

In this 1984 song, George Michael sings about the guilt of betrayal as a result of falling for someone who didn't belong to him.

49. "Lips of an Angel" by Hinder

In this 2005 song by Indie rock band Hinder, the other woman makes a daring, tearful call to her lover late at night. He answers the call, even though his girlfriend is in the other room and tells her how she makes it hard for him to be faithful.

"Those who are faithless know the pleasures of love; it is the faithful who know love's tragedies." - Oscar Wilde, Irish writer and poet
"Those who are faithless know the pleasures of love; it is the faithful who know love's tragedies." - Oscar Wilde, Irish writer and poet

50. "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne's 2007 song features a sassy Miss Thang who isn't afraid to mince words. Who cares if the guy she likes is already taken? She tells him that his girlfriend is all wrong for him. Then, she suggests a solution for his problem.

I don’t like your girlfriend!
No way! No way!
I think you need a new one.

Just remember: What goes around, comes around, sweetheart.

What's In A Name? Locations With Names Associated With Adultery, Cheating and Lying

show route and directions
A markerCheat River, Pennsyvania -
Cheat River, Springhill, PA, USA
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B markerCheat Mountain, West Virginia -
Cheat Mountain, Monongahela National Forest, Huttonsville, WV 26273, USA
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C markerDeceit Peaks, New Zealand -
Deceit Peaks, Rakiura National Park, Southland 9818, New Zealand
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D markerCape Deceit, Alaska -
Cape Deceit, Deering, AK 99736, USA
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E markerIslotes Deceit, Chile -
Islotes Deceit, Chile
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F markerCuckold Creek, Maryland -
Cuckold Creek, 5, Thompkinsville, MD, USA
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G markerCuckold Rock, Canada -
Cuckold Rock, Barrington, NS, Canada
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H markerTell, Wisconsin -
Tell, WI 54610, USA
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I markerMisery, New Mexico -
Misery, New Mexico 87718, USA
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J markerDeception Island, Antarctica -
Deception Island, Antarctica
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"There's so many different ways to cheat. People think infidelity is the way to cheat. I think it's sometimes far worse to emotionally cheat on somebody." —Sandra Bullock, American actress
"There's so many different ways to cheat. People think infidelity is the way to cheat. I think it's sometimes far worse to emotionally cheat on somebody." —Sandra Bullock, American actress

Even More Lying, Cheating & Dysfunctional Love Songs

Song
Artist
Year Released
51. I Know I'm Not the Only One
Sam Smith
2013
52. Baby Don't Lie
Gwen Stefani
2014
53. Take It on the Run
REO Speedwagon
1981
54. Lips Are Movin'
Meghan Trainor
2014
55. Problem
Ariana Grande
2014
56. What the Hell
Avril Lavigne
2011
57. Torn Between Two Lovers
Mary MacGregor
1976
58. Mama's Broken Heart
Miranda Lambert
2013
59. You Ruin Me
The Veronicas
2014
60. Love Hurts
Navareth
1975
61. Upside Down
Diana Ross
1980
62. You're No Good
Linda Ronstadt
1975
63. Rumour Has It
Adele
2011
64. Call Your Girlfriend
Robyn
2010
65. Part-Time Lover
Stevie Wonder
1985
66. Irreplaceable
Beyonce
2006
67. She Doesn't Have To Know
John Legend
2004
68. Betterman
Pearl Jam
1994
69. Should've Said No
Taylor Swift
2006
70. Never Again
Kelly Clarkson
2007
71. Take A Bow
Rihanna
2007
72. Mrs. All-American
5 Seconds of Summer
2014
73. Saving All My Love For You
Whitney Houston
1985
74. Human
Human League
1986
75. Little Lies
Fleetwood Mac
1987
Know a song that should be on this list? Leave us a comment in the Comments Section below.

You Cheated? Lied Too?

What do you have to say for yourself?  Cat got your tongue?
What do you have to say for yourself? Cat got your tongue? | Source

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FlourishAnyway 6 weeks ago from USA Author

hater2me - You are very honest. Thank you for sharing.


hater2me 6 weeks ago

I'm cheating my boyfriend. Not once, not twice...

Looking into his eyes getting harder every day. But also I cant stop myself from doing it. I dont respect or love myself at all anymore.


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FlourishAnyway 8 weeks ago from USA Author

Neshama - So sorry to hear that. I hope you did the right thing for yourself and are healing.


Neshama 8 weeks ago

Once a cheater always a cheater.

Caught mine doing it 4 times.

It was all emotional, whether it was in person or online.


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FlourishAnyway 2 months ago from USA Author

stevarino - Thanks for the addition! I've added it as #74.


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stevarino 2 months ago from East Central Indiana

The first one that popped into my head was Hank Williams classic "Your Cheat'n Heart", but that's so old school. I came up with a better one - "Human" by The Human League.

Great hub! Fun too!


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FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA Author

Norma - Thank you for commenting.


norlawrence 3 months ago

Very interesting. Thanks


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FlourishAnyway 3 months ago from USA Author

Jannr - I hope that your relationship can properly heal and he does not repeat his behavior. My best to you, either way. Be strong.


Jannr 3 months ago

I forgave him.


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FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA Author

Ladyguitarpicker - Amen. No reason to tolerate disloyal behavior! Thanks for reading.


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ladyguitarpicker 4 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Great Hub, BUT being a lady from another world, get a divorce. You can be single again and have as many partners as necessary.


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FlourishAnyway 8 months ago from USA Author

Nell - or just take all his money!


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Nell Rose 8 months ago from England

Came back for another read, I am afraid I have to go with Rihanna! LOL!


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FlourishAnyway 12 months ago from USA Author

Reynold - Country road show! What talent! most of us just sing in the shower or the car so bravo to you!


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Reynold Jay 12 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

Lying Eyes struck a chord as I used that song and other Eagle songs in my country roads show a looooong time ago. Impressive to do all this work for this HUB. I can hope you have more memories for me in upcoming HUBS. Well done.


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FlourishAnyway 12 months ago from USA Author

Audrey - One of my favorites too! A guaranteed ear worm. Have a great weekend and thank you for reading!


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FlourishAnyway 12 months ago from USA Author

Agusfanani - It sure is appropriate for the topic, isn't it? Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend. I'm thinking of all of my hub friends around the world given recent worldwide events and wishing you safety and peace.


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vocalcoach 13 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Me and Mrs Jones...we got a thing goin' on. Oh yeah. Love this song. What a fun hub this is. Thanks for sharing I'll be singing all day!


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agusfanani 13 months ago from Indonesia

I find it an admirably exhaustive list of songs about cheating and the your idea to put "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul no.1 is right for its easy listening, nice lyrics although its content is about extramarital affair.


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FlourishAnyway 13 months ago from USA Author

Rabadi - I would bet musician/songwriters have it at least as bad as everyone else. Thankfully, they have the talent to express their grief this way so that we can all commiserate with them. I appreciate your reading and commenting.


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Rabadi 13 months ago from New York

Wow very interesting topic, music is huge at conveying the musicians feelings, I guess a lot of great musicians have issues lol. Wonderful!


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FlourishAnyway 13 months ago from USA Author

sujaya - Thank you for taking a look!


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sujaya venkatesh 13 months ago

what a collection


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FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA Author

sujaya - Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


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sujaya venkatesh 14 months ago

musically informative


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FlourishAnyway 15 months ago from USA Author

Sujaya - Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.


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sujaya venkatesh 15 months ago

a treat for the ears in silent visuals


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FlourishAnyway 16 months ago from USA Author

Rota - Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Have a wonderful weekend.


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Rota 16 months ago

great concept for an article! Love how you edited the pics and made them so prominent in the Hub


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FlourishAnyway 16 months ago from USA Author

Rawspirit - Thanks for stopping by. I love that people vote and tell it like it is. Have a great week.


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the rawspirit 16 months ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Aruba - Carlsbad, CA - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert, AZ

Wow full of good info and I was one of the 6% who was innocent on all accounts. Blessings


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FlourishAnyway 17 months ago from USA Author

frozenink - Thank you for your kind comment. What we do all comes back to us somehow.


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frozenink 17 months ago

This is really an impressive compilation of song list and analysis. Interesting theme as well. I like the survey and the inclusion of information like the 7 reasons to stay faithful. The stress, cost, and unwanted pregnancy with someone we don't even love, these all add up to be very strong reasons. Voted up and interesting =)


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FlourishAnyway 18 months ago from USA Author

Catherine - Thanks for reading, Thankfully iv been happily married for 20 years but if he did cheat he'd have one mess on his hands.


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FlourishAnyway 18 months ago from USA Author

Melissa - Glad you enjoyed this! Have a great day! Thanks for reading!


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CatherineGiordano 18 months ago from Orlando Florida

You always assemble such wonderful playlists. I don't listen to country music so there are not too many that I recognize here. Also I kind of lost touch with pop music around the 90's. Lucky for me, cheating has never been a big issue in my life, but if it was I would listen to these songs until my grief was played out.


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melissae1963 18 months ago from Tennessee, United States

Wow...this is such a thorough hub. You have covered everything and it is so well researched. I have always loved Me and Mrs. Jones.


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FlourishAnyway 18 months ago from USA Author

StellaSee - Thank you for the kind words of praise and encouragement. I'm glad you found something you enjoyed so much!


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StellaSee 18 months ago from California

Hi FlourishAnyway, I really enjoyed this hub because it wasn’t just about a song list, I liked how you peppered it with really nice quotes/graphics and cheating statistics. I just listened to “Cold Shoulder” by Adele for the first time, I think I found a new favorite song, thanks for sharing!


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FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA Author

Subhail and my dog - I was surprised myself how many songs there are about this topic. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!


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Suhail and my dog 20 months ago from Mississauga, ON

A terrific article for music lovers of all genres! Voted up!

Growing up on the hair metal rock of the 80s, every other song, especially coming from blues based melodious rock, felt like it was about cheating, lying, and dysfunctional love.

That Wham's Careless Whispers brought some good old memories back.

Thank you for sharing an awesome hub!


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FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA Author

SheGetsCreative - I hope they were pleasant memories! Thank you for stopping by!


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SheGetsCreative 20 months ago from Seattle, WA

Wow - that's quite a comprehensive list - brings back a few memories


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FlourishAnyway 22 months ago from USA Author

Patricia - I'm sorry that happened to you. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida

O yeah Say My Name is a goodie. I can relate to that one.

But when it was done, it was and as it happened it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.

You definitely have a collection of songs that can help us work through relationship issues. Music is good for the soul....

Angels are on the way to you today ps


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FlourishAnyway 22 months ago from USA Author

Jesse - I suspect you're not alone in that idea. Let's hope that's not the case.


Jesse 22 months ago

If I was to catch my wife cheating I would cash out my bank account and just leave let her worry about the bills and headache and I would just disappear.


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FlourishAnyway 22 months ago from USA Author

ezzly - Thanks for stopping by and for sharing. Have a great day.


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ezzly 22 months ago

Absolutely love these playlists that you do ! That "lies" graffiti is amazing . Sharing this on twitter !


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FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA Author

Kenneth - To you as well. I wish you joy and happiness throughout the season.


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kenneth avery 24 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Flourish Anyway,

To You and Yours, have a Very Merry CHRISTmas.


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FlourishAnyway 24 months ago from USA Author

keke - I'm sorry about that. Don't let him ruin your life. Take all his money and run.


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techygran - Thank you for your comment. I hope people make good choices for themselves. Have a great weekend.


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techygran 2 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

What an interesting hub, Flourishing, although I find it quite disturbing to read about all these songs in one place that kind of glamorize adultery and infidelity. When I worked in an outreach agency for women (and children) who had experienced relationship abuse I recall putting together for presentation to a client group, a list of pop songs (pre-Youtube) that romanticized abusive behaviours like stalking, womanizing, and "murders of passion".


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

grand old lady - Bruno Mars is one of my favorites, too! Thanks for stopping by!


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

So many songs about infidelity. Love the one by Bruno Mars. In his case, it would be better to be clueless, hahahaha. Great hub.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Garage-Info - A momentary choice on one person's part can certainly destroy trust and live with the other person for many years. Just remember that it was about him, not you. Thanks for stopping by.


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Garage-Info 2 years ago from United States

You know I've been cheated before and I felt so bad about it. I can relate to some of their songs. But I haven't cheated on someone yet, so I hope that wouldn't happen. I love "Keep on Loving You," I was the forgiving one, you know because I loved him so much.

"I've been in love with the same woman for forty-one years. If my wife finds out, she'll kill me." hahaha my fave quote.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

travmaj - That's a good one! There are so many. Once you start thinking about it, you wonder how many people have built solid music careers off cheating lyrics and how cheating has ruined other solid careers (e.g., certain politicians). Thanks for reading and commenting!


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travmaj 2 years ago from australia

Wow, where would we be without infidelity, or where would the music scene be? Hadn't realised there were so many cheating songs - I was thinking of Devil Woman (Marty Robbins I think) 'I told Mary about us...'

it is just so sickening, in my view he's totally unconvincing. I think Mary should run fast and not look back...thanks for this, it was fun.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Jackie - Thanks for visiting. That is one of my very favorites too! Have a great week.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Fun hub; I love the Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow. ^+


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Anna - Thanks for stopping by and for commenting. It is a slow recovery from this pneumonia. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!


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Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

Well done on a very well crafted hub. It was really entertaining and interesting to read, and the volume of research you must have undertaken shows clearly in the high quality your writing shows.

I hope you are feeling better now.

Anna :)


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

fpherj48 - Thanks for a great comment. We may as well keep on singing about it. And you're right: it doesn't seem to be stopping soon.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

F A.......A superbly written, well represented hub listing songs about the oldest sin in all of the History of man. Since the very beginning of time till the end.....there's a "Whole Lotta Cheatin Goin On!!"

This one activity causes more chaos and commotion than a violent tsunami. Anger, sadness, murder, suicide, divorce, broken families, financial ruin, psychological damage, distrust, ruined careers, shame, embarrassment, STD's, abortion, accidental pregnancies, .....I could on for at least an hour, but why bother? All your readers can make their own long lists!

Yet, humans not only continue to frolic, but infidelity steadily increases and women are catching up with men in this game of pain at an incredible rate of speed.

Hmmmmm....perhaps we should all say, "Duh," in unison? If a few thousands of years and several oceans of tears have failed to educate Homo Sapiens and bring us to the realization that "infidelity" is just as much a part of life as breathing...........I dare say we will NEVER get it.

So.....You have a fabulous idea!! We may as well just keep on singing about it!

Up +++......This hub is a winner!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Kenneth - You're not being callous at all. I'm just slow to respond! Sorry! I don't know who catches pneumonia in the middle of summer but I managed. I appreciated that you cared enough to follow up. Hugs to you.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Flourish,

I am so sorry. I offer you my deepest apologies for bursting into this hub and writing such callus words. I did not know you were sick and with pneumonia. That is so insensitive of me. Forgive me.

I will pray that you get a healing and be better soon.

If I can help, just holler, well, inbox me.

Thanks for the graphic info.

Kenneth


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

incomeguru and Sunshine 625 - Thanks for reading. A country edition is coming soon.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Kenneth - Thank you so much for you comment and enthusiastic support. I am a bit slow in responding today, as I have been sick with pneumonia. I appreciate your reading. I've been working on a country version, although unfortunately given your tastes it will have some Kenny Rogers. But there will be plenty of others to balance him out! And oh yeah ... fotor.com is one place where you can take take any photo and do artsy stuff to it for free.


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

I've been singing along with most of these songs for years and I was too occupied enjoying the tunes to think about the meaning behind the words. Wow! This hub was an eye opener for me. By the way, country music has a few excellent cheating songs too...Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" is one of my favorite.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

I commented on this hub not long ago today and I do not see my comment, but in retrospect, I LOVE this hub. And I agree with every choice you published.

I particularly despise the songs by late Conway Twitty, Kenny Rogers and T.G. Shepperd, where THEY are always the HERO in their own songs and never lose.

Plus I wondered how you made that graphic at the top of this hub.

Thanks, Kenneth


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Nell Rose - As women continue to gain in status, we should anticipate more infidelity from them, unfortunately. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing. Glad you enjoyed it!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Savvy - I think people underreport cheating because of the shame and secrecy associated with it. You're right that great lovers don't grow on trees. Haha, naughty girl!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Absolutely fantastic hub. I agree with ALL of your choices. You rock! (no pun intended).


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incomeguru 2 years ago from Lagos

Cool country music selections. I love listening to this stuff very early in the morning, and of course the last thing before going to bed. Thanks for making my day full of fun!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Love this flourish! lol! I was singing along and agreeing with all the statements until I got to the women who cheat, I always say its men who cheat more, but women cheat less but then again we are better liars so....lol! love the quotes too! voted up and shared, nell


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savvydating 2 years ago

Wow! Great stuff here...and the stats to back it up. My understanding is that only 20% of men (don't know about women) do Not cheat, but I suspect that a portion of that 20% might have some issues with pornography. It's a wonder people still believe in romance and fidelity. Lol!

I loved the "Lost Dog" poster. I can't imagine going to that trouble, but it is funny as all get out. I've always liked the song, Cry Me A River, but I never realized what it was about. Mostly, I paid attention to the chorus, so that I could sing along. Voting up and everything, of course. You really know how to put a piece together. OK, I shouldn't say so, but I had a boyfriend who I thought might have wandering eyes. I confronted him, he denied it and I continued to see him, but only because I didn't have proof and he was a great lover. (Did I just say that?) (Hey, good lovers don't grow on trees).


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Jo - I will add a couple of those suggestions to my upcoming country edition. There are so many good ones! Thanks for suggesting them!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Chav - Thanks for stopping by!


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

I absolutely love this clever, funny and very entertaining article. Great choices, I would add 'Ruby', by Kenny Rogers and the hunting ' long black veil' By Willie Nelson, at least I think it was Willie who sang it, um..on second though these are too depressing. How about 'Take another piece of my heart' Janis Joplin and 'Tell mama' still depressing. I guess if love is the most potent emotion in the universe, the realization that you've invested it all in a cheat is the pits. Faith's comment also gave me a chuckle, I love Meat Loaf, and I would do anything for love, but I won't do that. Nicely done as always.


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Chav Chambers 2 years ago

very interesting hub, very catchy title too!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Lady_E - That does make you think the song strikes an emotional chord with her. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Lady_E 2 years ago from London, UK

Very interesting compilation. I watched Rihanna perform "Unfaithful" live.... well from my living room and she cried when she sang it. So, maybe she's been there. It gives a nice/strong message to people who have affairs....that's the beauty of music - You can get a strong message to people. Thanks


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Linda - It was a bunch of work but fun to assemble. Thank you for the visit!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

realtalk247 - I hadn't heard of that one, so thank you for passing it along. I can't imagine being referred to as someone's "pinch hitta" or "startin lineup." LOL


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Bill - Thank you for stopping by. There are so many songs on this one topic. Makes you really wonder.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Sami - Thank you for reading, and glad you enjoyed this. I'm a psychologist myself so I always find the connection somehow. It's a fascinating field, isn't it?


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

PegCole17 - Thanks for reading. I'm working on a country version, too!


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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

You must have done a lot of work to create this hub, Flourish! I admire your effort. I'm not familiar with the songs, but they sound very applicable to the theme of your hub.


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bdegiulio 2 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Flourish. What a list, wow. I never realized how many songs deal with this topic. Very creative and very funny. Great job.


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realtalk247 2 years ago

Love your article. This song is applicable and appalling as well.

"Can't Let You Go"

(feat. Lil Mo)

[Fabolous]

Baby girl

You know my situation

And sometimes I know you get impatient

But you don't put on show's to get ovations.

Take it to court and go through litagations

And I respect ya gangsta

Treat you like a princess

And put some on your neck to thank ya

Shes my pinch hitta

When the startin lineup aint playin right

I come off the bench wit her

It might sound like im gassin ya

But it takes time to get from the back seat to the passenger


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Sami Hanson 2 years ago from Kansas

I love this hub! Then again I am also a sucker for any type of love song: lying, cheating, dysfunctional, etc. Wherever someone is in their life, these songs are always there to relate to someone in some shape or another. It is also interesting that you included so many facts about personality traits for people who tend to be unfaithful. I'm a psychology major, so I am highly fascinated with social psychology.


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

That billboard really was effective, I'm sure. No wonder the divorce rate is so high. With all these songs about cheatin', it's certain this is a big problem. I knew a lot of these songs and a couple more: Patsy Cline - Crazy, and Kenny Rogers - You Picked a Fine Time to leave me Lucille. (With four hungry children and a crop in the field). Country music is full of these ballads.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

bluebird - Thank you for your kind comments. I hope people will think twice about honoring their commitment.


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bluebird 2 years ago

Great idea for an ugly subject! Cheating is ugly. It hurts everyone. I hate the way it breaks up families. You did a great job with this and covered everything it seems. Thanks for providing the statistics as well.

I hope this will help others to think twice before cheating. It's all too easy, but it's oh so hard afterwards.

Good job!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Deborah - Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.


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Sha - Maybe if they were cheating on each other like that they deserve one another.


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MsDora - Glad you enjoyed it. Have a great week!


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CyberShelley - Aww, don't go away quietly. Let him remember you always with a shake of the head.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

justthemessengers - I LOVE that suggestion of Hey Mister. I had never heard of the song. Makes me want to do a list of reader-suggested honorable mentions!


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justthemessenger 2 years ago from The Great Midwest

Good list. I especially like the inclusion of my favorites "Me and Mrs Jones" and "Grapevine." As you mentioned, Marvin Gaye did the original but I'm actually more familiar with the cover performed by Gladys Knight and the Pips. You must check out Little Milton's Hey Mister, your wife's been cheating on US. (emphasis capitalizing the word us added by me) Another original article topic.


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DeborahNeyens 2 years ago from Iowa

Fun list of songs. I also like your map of infidelity. Well done.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Great job on this, Flourish. Some of the songs I don't know. I love your comment on Escape. Every time I hear that song I think, yeah right. Who's going to react so docilely in real life?


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Flourish, you captured so many aspects of cheaters here. I guess it helps to sing about it; you get to scream the pain away. I appreciate the stats and quotes. Great hub!


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CyberShelley 2 years ago

Absolutely brilliant once again Flourish. Love the billboard and the car - wish I had the nerve to do that when it happened to me - instead I just quietly walking away.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Ann - Those are song good ones. I'm sure we all have some transgressions in previous lives! Have a great week.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Shyron - I have a country version in the works and will make sure the Patty Loveless song makes it to the list! Amy Winehouse was my favorite before her tragic demise. Thanks for reading and sharing.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Faith Reaper - It's been a long time since I have thought about that wonderful Meatloaf song. I hope my husband doesn't feel that way, but if he does he is smart enough to keep it on the inside. I'm sure yours doesn't feel that way. Have a terrific week, and thanks for stopping by and sharing.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Suzanne - There were some artists who had quite a few songs I could've put on here. I sure do love Amy Winehouse, a beautiful voice but especially as the drugs took over yes, trashy indeed. I think we all know people that song could apply to. Thanks for stopping by!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Heidi - I'd rather save that kinda drama for the movies. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I love the Amy Winehouse song "You Know I'm No Good". It's so trashy it could always apply to someone I know at any given time! A well written hub and voted interesting and up!


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Great idea for a hub and bound to get us all thinking - of the songs and of the circumstances!

How about 'Should we tell him?' by the Everly Brothers? This is about friends of a guy who know his girlfriend is cheating on him but they're not sure whether or not to tell him. It's not fair but would it be better for him to find out for himself..... What a dilemma!

Another is 'Talking in Your Sleep' by Crystal Gale about a wife lying next to her sleeping husband who's calling out someone else's name and has 'loving on [his] mind'. That must be unbearable. How many have taken action whilst he was still asleep?!!

Certainly got me thinking of all sorts of things I might have done in my previous lives.

Ann


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Eye-opener of a hub here, Flourish, with the statistics. You have included so many great songs here, even though about cheating. I love "Lyin' Eyes" because one's eyes tell so much, you just know.

Hee, hee on that billboard and car ... guess they had those coming!

God's Word tells us it is okay to get a divorce when there is infidelity. However, it is certainly not a mandate and, if possible, to forgive and work on the relationship. As we know, after the divorce, there are many other issues to deal with, especially when children are involved. Plus, He tells us if one wants to leave, to let him or her go.

As far as I know : ), we have been good to go since our marriage at the young ages of 18 and 19. I guess it will be 'till death do us part? Now, I am thinking of that song and I hope my husband is not ... by Meatloaf ... "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights" ... "So now I'm praying for the end of time - To hurry up and arrive - 'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you - I don't think that I can really survive -I'll never break my promise or forget my vow - But God only knows what I can do right now - I'm praying for the end of time - So I can end my time with you." LOL

I love the Robert Louis Stevenson quote.

Voted up +++ and away

Hope your Sunday is lovely.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Flourish, great hub, two songs I would love to see on here, Patty Loveless - Blame It On Your Lying Cheating Heart and Susan Raye -The Cheating Kind.

I had never heard Amy Winehouse before, loved it. She was great.

Voted up across the board and shared.


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heidithorne 2 years ago from Chicago Area

Dang! Those stats are pretty scary. Thus my vote up and interesting.

I always think if you wanna have a relationship with someone else, get out of the one you're in first. Who wants all the drama? But then for some, drama may be what they really want.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Bill - I appreciate the compliment. It did take a lot of research. Not my typical hub. Just wanted to try something a little different. Have a great Sunday.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

My Bell - OOh, I so hope you pretend you're either cycling away from the cheater or running over the cheating pair with your bikes. I can half hear the script in my head. Thanks for taking a look at this!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Rachel - Thanks for reading. There are some real good ones, something for everyone. Have a wonderful Sunday.


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RachaelOhalloran 2 years ago from United States

Whenever I'm faced with so many choices, I find it hard to make just one. This was no different. It's impossible to pick because I'm up to 7 and erased this comment twice so far. So I'll leave it at "Great job!" lol

Truly a good hub full of stats and songs.


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My Bell 2 years ago

Love this! I do a love song ride and followed by a breakup ride (with songs to match) for Valentine's Day in my spin classes :). I love all your added facts. You did a ton of research on this Hub, I can tell. Well done!


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

What a very clever and well-produced hub. Very well done my friend. You put a lot of thought and work into this one and it shows.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Devika - Glad you discovered some new ones. My favorites are probably "Picture" and "Me and Mrs. Jones."


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

When carefully reading through I seen the many songs I had no idea of. A great thought here.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Randi - I botch some of the lyrics, too, so I enjoyed the research. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Sunday!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

Frank - It wasn't me either. Thanks for reading!


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btrbell 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Great hub, filled with all kinds of information and juicy tidbits! I love how you put it all together. Although I was familiar with most of the songs, I'm not very good at lyrics so I was quite enlightened by your synopsis! Thank you for a great hub. Up+


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

a great hub Flourish.. If I had to choose one it has to be it wasn't me..") LOL


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA Author

John - Thanks so much for stopping by. There are some of my big favorites too. It does make you wonder what it says about our culture that there are so many songs on the topic. Have a great Sunday.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Wonderful hub Flourish.. Some great statistics and information here, but the choice of songs is perfect. There are some great song among them even though they are about infidelity and cheating. I love 'It Wasn't Me' by Shaggy, 'All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You' by Heart,' 'Lyin' Eyes' by the Eagles and I could go on and on...hmm, make me wonder why I like so many of these songs. I hope it's not telling me something..lol.

Love the billboard paid for out of the joint bank account too, and the quotes, and place names. Voted up across the board.

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