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100 Best Songs About Lies

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The consequences that arise with lies are exquisitely showcased in different music genres. Singers and songwriters have written though provoking songs about lies and the damage it does in a relationship. Certain musicians have penned personal experiences of dealing with lies and liars. The dark side of relationships built on lies is theatrically expressed with varied elements of betrayal, deception, secrets, lust, deceit, and broken promises.

What Message Do Songs About Lies Convey?

The message conveyed with lies in different songs is diverse. While certain songs are a humorous or sarcastic attempt at playing the blame game, majority of songs with lies in the title portray the deep impact lying has on a relationship. How love and trust diminishes when a partner lies, cheats, and keeps secrets is beautifully showcased in certain songs.

The suspecting mind that comes into play when a partner has dark secrets and the repercussions that follow are narrated in a brutally honest way in certain non-mainstream songs. The hurt feeling and unpleasantness that comes when trust is broken with repeated lies is thoughtfully portrayed with stunning visuals in certain music videos. The vulnerability that comes with feeling like a fool for believing lies is often narrated with a flashback of events.

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Symbolism: Lies and Liars in Songs

Lies and liars in songs represent a wide spectrum of emotional attributes. Lies are spoken with the purpose of deceiving a person. Although negative connotations are associated with lies, truth is each one of us lies depending on the context subject to it being, social, legal, religious, or criminal sanctions. In certain songs, white lies are depicted as a trivial or harmless lie told to avoid hurting a person’s feelings in a relationship.

Certain songs symbolize the selfish human nature that hides truth with deceit. The irreparable damage caused by lies and liars is often portrayed with grim imagery and dark elements in music videos. Strained relationships are often associated with lies, deception, and betrayal. In romantic relationships, shattered hopes and dreams represent dark human emotions which result from deceitful events and immorality. Although lies are associated with a wide-range of complex instrumental, interpersonal or psychological functions, in songs, lies often denote or symbolize

  • Deceit
  • Secrets
  • Deception
  • Fake People
  • Cheating
  • Suspicion
  • Betrayal
  • Lust
  • Wickedness
  • Insincerity
  • Hypocrisy
  • Abusive Relationships
  • Fraud
  • Dishonesty
  • Hurt
  • Disrespect
  • Unpleasantness
  • Immorality
  • Breakups
  • Cunningness
  • Unworthiness
  • Distrust
  • Selfishness
  • Negativity
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The list below showcases an epic collection of rock songs, pop songs, country songs, R&B songs, folk songs, indie songs, alternative songs, jazz songs, blues songs, EDM songs, and dance songs associated with lies and liars. If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Songs About Lies

  1. “Love the Way You Lie”—Eminem featuring Rihanna
  2. “Little Lies”—Fleetwood Mac
  3. “Liar”—Queen
  4. “Bad Liar”—Selena Gomez
  5. “Don’t Ask Me No Questions”—Lynyrd Skynyrd
  6. “Lyin’ Eyes”—Eagles
  7. “Cry Me a River”—Justin Timberlake
  8. “Liar”—Camila Cabello
  9. “Before He Cheats”—Carrie Underwood
  10. “A Beautiful Lie”—Thirty Seconds to Mars

#11—20

11. “How Do You Sleep”—Sam Smith

12. “Always the Last to Know”—Del Amitri

13. “Lies”—Black Keys

14. “Say My Name”—Destiny’s Child

15. “I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth)”—Meat Loaf

16. “Would You Lie to Me”—Chuck Berry

17. “Lies”—Rolling Stones

18. “Beautiful Liar”—Beyonce and Shakira

19. “Liar”—Argent

20. “Tell Me a Little Lie”—Huey Lewis & the News

#21—40

21. “Would I Lie to You?”—Eurythmics

22. “Little White Lie”—Sammy Hagar

23. “No Lie”—2 Chainz featuring Drake

24. “Lie to Me”—Pretenders

25. “Hate Me”—Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD

26. “Suspicious Minds”—Elvis Presley

27. “I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Have Never Met)”—Bob Dylan

28. “La-La-La-Lies”—The Who

29. “Don’t Lie To Me”—Big Star

30. “My Heart Won’t Lie”—Reba McEntire and Vince Gill

31. “The Policy of Truth”—Depeche Mode

32. “Liar Liar”—The Castaways

33. “No More Lies”—Michel’le

34. “Liars Dance”—Robert Plant

35. “I Love You So I Told You a Lie”—Ted Nugent

36. “Honesty”—Billy Joel

37. “Liar”—Motorhead

38. “Wherein Lies Continue”—Slipknot

39. “No Time to Die”—Billie Eilish

40. “Liar”—Sex Pistols

#41—60

41. “Love Don’t Lie”—Def Leppard

42. “LiesLiesLies”—Ministry

43. “Would I Lie to You”—Charles & Eddie

44. “Sweetest Lie”—Goo Goo Dolls

45. “Wrecking Ball”—Miley Cyrus

46. “Lie to Me”—5 Seconds of Summer

47. “Easier Lying”—Duff McKagan’s Loaded

48. “Lies”—Thompson Twins

49. “Dear Lie”—TLC

50. “No Lie”—Sean Paul featuring Dua Lipa

51. “You Lie”—The Band Perry

52. “Living the Lie”—Dio

53. “Said I Love You…But I Lied”—Michael Bolton

54. “Your Love is a Lie”—Simple Plan

55. “Secrets”—Regard and Raye

56. “Take It on the Run”—REO Speedwagon

57. “Liar”—Rollins Band

58. “Hips Don’t Lie”—Shakira

59. “Lies”—En Vogue

60. “Alyssa Lies’—Jason Michael Carroll

#61—80

61. “Beyond Belief”—Elvis Costello

62. “Why’d You Lie To Me”—Anastacia

63. “Lies”—The Knickerbockers

64. “Sweet Lies”—Wilkinson

65. “Disco Lies”—Moby

66. “You Know I’m No Good”—Amy Winehouse

67. “Tainted Love”—Soft Cell

68. “Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off”—Panic! at the Disco

69. “No Lies”—Noiseworks

70. “White Lies”—Mr. Hudson

71. “Don’t Lie”—Black Eyed Peas

72. “A Lie”—French Montana featuring The Weeknd and Max B

73. “Better Man”—Pearl Jam

74. “Lie”—Black Light Burns

75. “Back Stabbers”—The O’Jays

76. “Little White Lies”—One Direction

77. “The Heart Never Lies”—McFly

78. “Fear is a Liar”—Zach Williams

79. “One of Us”—Abba

80. “If Your Girl Only Knew”—Aaliyah

#81—100

81. “Save the Lies”—Gabriella Cilmi

82. “Don’t Lie”—Trace Adkins

83. “You Lie”—Reba McEntire

84. “White Liar”—Miranda Lambert

85. “Liar”—Three Dog Night

86. “3’s & 7’s”—Queens of the Stone Age

87. “It Wasn’t Me”—Shaggy

88. “Lies”—Big Bang

89. “Beautiful Lies”—Jana Kramer

90. “Liar”—Profyle

91. “Stop Living the Lie”—David Sneddon

92. “Lie to Me”—Queen Naija featuring Lil Durk

93. “Better to Lie”—Benny Blanco, Jesse Rutherford and Swae Lee

94. “Lying from You”—Linkin Park

95. “Rebellion (Lies”—Arcade Fire

96. “Lie to Me”—Bon Jovi

97. “A Tender Lie”—Restless Heart

98. “Lie”—NF

99. “No More Lies”—The Moody Blues

100. “Keep Lying”—Donna Missal

Other Notable Songs About Lies

  • “Why’d You Lie”—Collin James
  • “I’m Not Calling you a Liar”—Florence and the Machine
  • “How’s Your Low When You’re Low Alone”—Lucid Dream
  • “Tellin’ Me Lies”—April Wine
  • “Can’t Lie to My Heart”—REO Speedwagon
  • “Lies Greed Misery”—Linkin Park
  • “I Could Have Lied”—Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Lyin’ To Myself”—David Cassidy
  • “Holding All These Lies”—Korn
  • “Lies of Summer”—Aimee Mann
  • “Sweet Little Lies”—Bulow
  • “Tainted Love”—Marilyn Manson
  • “Lies”—EMF
  • “Big Lie, Small World”—Sting
  • “Lie”—Lukas Graham
  • “Cold Little Heart”—Michael Kiwanuka
  • “Lie, Cheat, Steal”—Run The Jewels
  • “Every Time You Lie”—Demi Lovato
  • “Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies”—Machine Head
  • “I Will Not Lie for You”—James Taylor
  • “Big Screen Lies”—Stryper
  • “Legion of Lies”—Act of Defiance
  • “Why Do You Lie”—Liv Warfield
  • “The Biggest Lie”—Husker Du
  • “Someone Told a Lie”—Steppenwolf
  • “Lie to My Face”—Alice Merton
  • “White Lies and Alibi”—Neil Finn
  • “Lies in the Dark”—Tove Lo
  • “Why You Always Lying”—Nicholas Fraser
  • “Lies”—Chvrches
  • “Baby Don’t You Lie to Me”—The Fratellis
  • “Lying”—Prettymuch
  • “Grey Cloudy Lies”—George Harrison
  • “Lie to Me”—Depeche Mode
  • “Blizzard of Lies”—Dave Frishberg
  • “Lies”—Charred Walls of the Damned
  • “Don’t Tell a Lie About Me and I Won’t Tell the Truth on You”—James Brown
  • “No Lies”—Jason Reeves featuring Colbie Caillat
  • “Mama Didn’t Lie”—Jan Bradley
  • “Lie to Me”—Joe Cocker
  • “Gin, Smoke, Lies”—Turnpike Troubadours
  • “The Seed of a Lie”—Gary Numan
  • “You Lie All the Time”—Beabadoobee
  • “Lie to Me”—Jonny Lang
  • “Secrets”—Becky G
  • “Lie”—BTS
  • “Kisses Don’t Lie”—Rihanna
  • “Comforting Lie”—No Doubt
  • “I Lied”—Nicki Minaj
  • “Don’t Lie to Me”—Barbara Streisand
  • “The Lie”—Tori Kelly
  • “Beautiful Lies”—Birdy
  • “End to the Lies”—Jane's Addiction
  • “Telling Me Lies”—Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt
  • “Bed of Lies”—Nicki Minaj
  • “White Lies, Blue Eyes”—Bullet
  • “This is a Lie”—The Cure
  • “Lies”—Will Jay
  • “That’s a Lie”—LL Cool J featuring Russell Rush
  • “Sweet Lies”—EXO
  • “Let Me Lie to You”—The Afghan Whigs
  • “Why Do Boys Lie”—Alicia Moffet
  • “Lie for a Lie”—Built to Spill
  • “Stop Lyin’”—Kevin Gates
  • “Pretty Girl’s Lie”—Trey Songz
  • “White Lie”—Foreigner
  • “Lie to Me”—Silverchair
  • “Why Do You Lie to Me”—Topic & A7S featuring Lil Baby
  • “Lies”—Mongrel
  • “Sweet True Lies”—Beast in Black
  • “Liar Liar (Burn in Hell)”—The Used
  • “Can’t Lie to My Heart”—Richard Marx
  • “Miserable Lie”—The Smiths
  • “I Just Can’t live a Lie”—Carrie Underwood
  • “You Lose Me”—Post Malone
  • “Livin’ a Lie”—The-Dream featuring Rihanna
  • “Still Telling Lies”—Cuban Link
  • “Lie to Me”—Tom Waits
  • “All Cried Out”—Allure
  • “Lies of the Beautiful People”—Sixx: A.M.
  • “If Only Your Eyes Could Lie”—Aaron Tippin
  • “Lies”—Chris Brown featuring Usher and August Alsina
  • “Beautiful Lies”—Jean Shepard
  • “Lies”—Violent Femmes
  • “No More Lies”—Iron Maiden
  • “The Biggest Lie”—Elliot Smith
  • “Smash Lies”—Matisyahu
  • “All the Lies”—Alok, Felix Jaehn & The Vamps
  • “Lie No Better”—Delbert McClinton
  • “Don’t Lie to Me”—Motorhead
  • “The Way I Lie”—Seal
  • “Pretty Girl Lie”—Baby Queen
  • “Lies”—ScHoolboy Q featuring YG and Ty Dolla Sign
  • “Your Life is a Lie”—MGMT
  • “Lies Are A Business”—Dee Snider
  • “You Lie You Cheat”—Spiritualized
  • “Sweet Hold on Me”—Lucid Dream
  • “Look Her in the Eye and Lie”—Alan Jackson
  • “A Mind at Ease is a Mind at Play”—Lucid Dream
  • “How Do You Sleep?”—LCD Soundsystem
  • “Lie”—Tracy Lawrence
  • “Sacred Lie”—Disturbed
  • “Lying That You Love Me”—JC Stewart
  • “The Lie”—Bad Religion
  • “Liar (It Takes One to Know One)”—Taking Back Sunday
  • “Gravity Lies”—Red
  • “Little White Lies”—Florrie
  • “Lies”—Peter Bjorn and John
  • “Tell Me Lies”—Thor
  • “Billy Liar”—The Decemberists
  • “I Won’t Let You Lie to Yourself”—Corinne Bailey Rae
  • “One Perfect Lie”—Gary Numan
  • “Lover Lies”—The Atomic Fireballs
  • “You Lie”—Skid Row
  • “Lies”—Anette Olzon
  • “Cheat ‘N’ Lie”—Uriah Heep
  • “The Beautiful Lie”—Dolly Parton
  • “Lies”—Evanescence
  • “Don’t You Lie to Me”—B.B. King
  • “Lying Again”—Blossoms
  • “When a Man Lies”—R. Kelly
  • “Lies”—Hilary Duff
  • “Lie to Me”—Brett Michaels
  • “Beautiful Lies”—Jaron and the Long Road to Love featuring Big Kenny
  • “Lies”—Teddy Randazzo
  • “I Was Only Telling a Lie”—James Taylor
  • “Cigarettes and Lies”—Gabriella Cilmi
  • “Lies the Devil Told Me”—Tim Menzies
  • “House of Lies”—Adrenaline Mob
  • “Brag, Exaggerate & Lie”—Pennywise
  • “Read Between The Lies”—Slayer
  • “Lies”—Marina and the Diamonds
  • “Excuses”—Kane Brown
  • “Why Do I Lie?”—Luscious Jackson
  • “Lies”—Korn
  • “Sound Of Lies”—The Jayhawks
  • “Living a Lie”—Aimee Mann
  • “Bed of Lies”—Matchbox 20
  • “Whom Die They Lie”—Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • “Lies of Serpents, a River of Tears”—Zao

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