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115 Pop and Rock Songs About Cheating and Lying

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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

Reader Poll: We Won't Tell

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (April 2005)

 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

"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.

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.

"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

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).

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.

Even More Pop and Rock Songs About Cheating and Lying

Know a pop or rock song that should be on this Cheating and Lying list? Leave us a comment in the Comments Section below.

SongArtistYear 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

76. Love the Way You Lie

Eminem (featuring Rihanna)

2010

77. Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing

Chris Isaak

1995

78. Hurt

Timi Yuro

1961

79. She Holds a Key

Gavin DeGraw

2008

80. Sinners

Lauren Aquilina

2013

81. 4:44

Jay-Z

2017

82. Don't Know What Came Over Me

Mike + The Mechanics

2017

83. Hell No

Ingrid Michaelson

2016

84. You Don't Wanna Know

Orianthi

2013

85. Emo

Blink-182

1997

86. Watching You Watch Him

Eric Hutchinson

2012

87. How Long

Charlie Puth

2017

88. Last Time

Trey Songz

2007

89. I Know What You Did Last Summer

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello

2015

90. Honest

The Chainsmokers

2017

91. Find What You're Looking for

Olivia O'Brien

2016

92. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Stereophonics

2015

93. Follow Me

Uncle Kracker

2001

94. Run to You

Bryan Adams

1984

95. Runaround Sue

Dion DiMucci

1961

96. This Kiss

Carly Rae Jepson

2012

97. High Heels

JoJo

2016

98. No Tell Lover

Chicago

1978

99. One Last Time

Ariana Grande

2014

100. Be Alright

Dean Lewis

2018

101. Come a Little Bit Closer

Jay and the Americans

1964

102. The Weakness in Me

Joan Armatrading

1981

103. Dead to Me

Melanie Martinez

2014

104. Go Away

Weezer

2015

105. How Long

Ace

1974

106. Somebody Else

The 1975

2016

107. Heard It from a Friend

Lolo

2016

108. Pray You Catch Me

Beyoncé

2016

109. Girl

Destiny's Child

2005

110. Jar of Hearts

Christina Perri

2010

111. Other People

Laura Pergolizzi

2016

112. How Do You Sleep

Sam Smith

2019

113. Who Do You Love

The Chainsmokers (featuring 5 Seconds of Summer)

2019

114. If She Would Have Been Faithful

Chicago

1987

115. In the Pines (Where Did You Sleep Last Night)

Nirvana

1995

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?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2014 FlourishAnyway

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FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 26, 2020:

Bob - Thanks for the song suggestion.

Robert Sacchi on August 23, 2020:

Have you considered, "Lipstick on You Collar" by Connie Francis?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 27, 2020:

Eric - Thank you for the recommendations. I have added the Chicago song. Be safe in these pandemic times!

Eric on April 26, 2020:

If she would have been faithful by Chicago and hold on to the nights by Richard Marx

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 26, 2019:

Kenneth - I hope you are doing well. Thanks for leaving me another comment. It's hard to believe how time flies. Have a wonderful week!

Kenneth Avery on August 25, 2019:

August 25, 2019

Hi, Dear FlourishAnyway . . .here I go again and when you read this comment, look at the date at top left.

I had the pleasure of reading OUR comments and your responses and it made me smile. Five years ago? Have I died and come back on HubPages as a keyboard? LOL.

I did enjoy your hub so much and I just want you to know that I think that you are one talented hubber and did not mean to be so cold in my communications with you.

And about Twitty, Rogers, and add Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Most of the "country" Metro-stars who make a living on TV with their numerous awards show. I just do not watch the over-killed verbiage they use in every show.

The same can be said about Dolly Parton and Reba McIntyre.\

I best shut up or else I will take up someone else's comments and I mean the SENSIBLE hubbers.

Keep up the great work.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 25, 2019:

Sarah Murgatroyd - Thank you for this suggestion which I have added. Have a fabulous week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 25, 2019:

Jimmy - Added! Thank you for the suggestion. Have a terrific week.

jimmy on August 24, 2019:

add jar of hearts by christina perri

Sarah Murgatroyd on August 24, 2019:

Laura Pergolizzi -Other people

Robert Sacchi on March 27, 2019:

Yes, times have changed. There were many songs in the '70s that dropped out of sight.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 27, 2019:

Bob - Wow, I've never heard that one before. I added it to the playlist of songs that wouldn't fly today. Thank you. Have a great week.

Robert Sacchi on March 27, 2019:

What about "Judy Mae" by Boomer Castleman (1975)?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 27, 2019:

BAA - Thanks for the suggestions. I added the Joan Armatrading song and the only reason I didn't add the other song was that the playlist is pop and rock songs. I love the humor in it!

BAA on March 26, 2019:

Why don't my dog bark (when you come around) - Dr John

The Weakness In Me - Joan Armatrading

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 05, 2019:

Waterbabee2001 - Thanks for your song suggestion.

Waterbabee2001 on March 04, 2019:

A sound for whoever by beautiful south.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 29, 2019:

Audrey - Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy 70s songs as much as other eras. Hearing them takes me make to yesteryear. I find that a truly good song is timeless. I recently saw my favorite country singer from 30 years ago in concert and he still has it. He was phenomenal. I had prepared myself to be disappointed but I was really delighted how good he was after all these years. His voice had survived the years.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 29, 2019:

I love it when you include 70's songs. I enjoyed each and every video. I've been a vocal teacher forever, so sooner or later through the years, I've had to learn just about every song on earth! :)

Thanks, for the memories.

Love,

Audrey

Robert Sacchi on January 27, 2019:

I'll definitely have to give that article a look.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 27, 2019:

Bob - I added "Dark Lady" to the playlist of Songs that Tell a Story. Thanks for the suggestion!

Robert Sacchi on January 26, 2019:

What about "Dark Lady" by Cher?

Robert Sacchi on March 26, 2018:

It seems many 70's songs that had some popularity have fallen off the edge of the earth. You too have a great week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 26, 2018:

Bob, I faintly recall the sitcom but couldn't find the song. That's often the case with long ago songs. Have a great week!

Robert Sacchi on March 25, 2018:

As usual a trip down memory lane. I remember a song that I don't know the title of. It was about 1977. The song begins by saying Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (a 1976-1977 sitcom). Then it's a duet between married people. In between the singing the phone rings, it's the man's lover. He pretends it's his boss telling him he has to come into work. They sing about they will miss each other. When the man leaves the woman frantically dials a phone number. A man answers and she sings; "My husband's finally gone. I can't wait until I'm in your arms again."

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 24, 2018:

Lon - Thanks for that song suggestion. I added it at #93.

Lon on March 23, 2018:

You forgot "Follow Me" by Uncle Kracker

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on March 05, 2018:

Hi, FlourishAnyway --- Thank you so much. Take care and keep on writing these fabulous hubs.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 05, 2018:

Kenneth, Thanks for your kind comment and suggestion. I couldn't find much about that song. Google seems to be scratching its head. However, I appreciate you. Have a great week.

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on March 04, 2018:

Hi, Flourish Anyway -- today is March 4, 2018, and I have what you might call a Passing Thought. Since you have published this Fantastic hub (which I loved) I was wondering if the song . . .

"Turn My Head," by YES, (released in 2000) would be classified as a Cheating Song or not?

You can mull it over. Anyway, loved your work.

___me___

(like to guess the above laptop "doodle?"

"Me Over The Line or

Me Next in Line."

I so need a life. . . .

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 04, 2018:

Desi - I'm glad you enjoy that song and the playlist.

I love 5 Seconds of Summer. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Have a great day.

DESI on March 03, 2018:

I think it’s crazy that Mrs.All-American by 5 Seconds Of Summer made it on this list! I love this about so much so it’s cool to see that they are in a list that a lot of people look at! If you have heard of them you should really listen to their music. There is a lot of meaning behind each song.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 11, 2017:

Kenneth - Thank you! Have a great weekend!

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on November 10, 2017:

Dear FlourishAnyway -- you mean that I was the engineer that caused an "Accidental Chuckle?" Wow! Like, far out, man! I dig it.

This was written in honor of your Song List. And I have never, that I know of, said how much I Appreciate Your Name . . .FlourishAnyway.

Okay then. Think I will.

:)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 10, 2017:

Kenneth - First, what a thoughtful and sincere Thanksgiving message. I wish you and your family the same as we head into the holidays. Second, you managed to absolutely crack me up for putting this kind comment on my cheating and lying playlist. I'm sure you meant to put it on the gratitude playlist, but I needed a good chuckle today, so thank you! Keep flourishing, Kenneth!

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on November 10, 2017:

Nov. 10, 2017

My Dear (Friend/Follower) FlourishAnyway -- I am so glad that I came back to this hub. Enjoyed it all over again. And since, being date above, is so close to Thanksgiving and Christmas, I want to Sincerely Wish to You and Yours, a Safe, Peaceful, and Quiet Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Often I am so guilty of just getting swamped with research about the hubs that I do publish that I just get caught in the chaos.

For all of the times that I haven't said this to you, I am sorry.

Take care and You Are one of My Best Friends.

Keep up the fine work. Write me anytime.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 10, 2017:

bee - At least you're honest. No judging here. Be safe out there.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 24, 2016:

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

hater2me on October 23, 2016:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 12, 2016:

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

Neshama on October 12, 2016:

Once a cheater always a cheater.

Caught mine doing it 4 times.

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 23, 2016:

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

Steve Dowell from East Central Indiana on September 22, 2016:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 29, 2016:

Norma - Thank you for commenting.

norlawrence on August 28, 2016:

Very interesting. Thanks

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 18, 2016:

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 on August 17, 2016:

I forgave him.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 26, 2016:

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

stella vadakin from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619 on July 26, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 26, 2016:

Nell - or just take all his money!

Nell Rose from England on March 26, 2016:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 25, 2015:

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

Reynold Jay from Saginaw, Michigan on November 25, 2015:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 15, 2015:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 15, 2015:

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.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on November 13, 2015:

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!

agusfanani from Indonesia on November 11, 2015:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 08, 2015:

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.

O from New York on November 08, 2015:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 02, 2015:

sujaya - Thank you for taking a look!

sujaya venkatesh on November 01, 2015:

what a collection

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 03, 2015:

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

sujaya venkatesh on October 03, 2015:

musically informative

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 04, 2015:

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

sujaya venkatesh on September 02, 2015:

a treat for the ears in silent visuals

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 08, 2015:

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

Rota on August 08, 2015:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 27, 2015:

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

Robert Morgan from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Gilbert AZ on July 27, 2015:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 08, 2015:

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

frozenink on July 07, 2015:

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 =)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 15, 2015:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 15, 2015:

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

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on June 15, 2015:

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.

Melissa Reese Etheridge from Tennessee, United States on June 14, 2015:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 29, 2015:

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

StellaSee from California on May 27, 2015:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 03, 2015:

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

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on April 02, 2015:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 24, 2015:

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

Angela F from Seattle, WA on March 24, 2015:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 14, 2015:

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

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on February 13, 2015:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 30, 2015:

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

Jesse on January 30, 2015:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 22, 2015:

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

ezzly on January 22, 2015:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 12, 2014:

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

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on December 12, 2014:

Flourish Anyway,

To You and Yours, have a Very Merry CHRISTmas.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 12, 2014:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 24, 2014:

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

Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on August 23, 2014:

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".

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 21, 2014:

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

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on August 21, 2014:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 06, 2014:

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.

Garage-Info from United States on August 06, 2014:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 04, 2014:

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!

travmaj from australia on August 04, 2014:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 03, 2014:

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

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on August 03, 2014:

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

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