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If you’ve been cheated on, then you know listening to songs about cheating is part of the healing process. After all, what better way to express your emotions than singing your anger with someone famous who’s been in the same situation?
Whether you want some classic songs about cheating or to find a new jam, we’ve got them all in this list of 15 songs about cheating.
17. “Before He Cheats”—Carrie Underwood
If you’ve just found out you’ve been cheated on, no song will help you heal better than Carrie Underwood’s. Often the most recognizable song about cheating, while this song wasn’t written personally by Underwood, she puts her entire heart and soul into the lyrics, which is what made it such a hit.
16. “Loyal to Me”—Nina Nesbitt
Nina Nesbitt’s song is ideal for the individual who is questioning if their partner is faithful or not. It’s loaded with truth, and many of her fans call this song a full therapy session because it will tell you what you didn’t know you needed to hear.
15. “You Outta Known”—Alanis Morrissette
Canadian artist Alanis Morrissette is known for her hard-hitting lyrics, and this song from the 90s is no different. It tells the tale of a woman who finds out her husband is cheating. She says it’s not fair, and she’s right, it’s not.
14. “Kiss n’ Tell”—Kesha
Most of the time, when someone in a relationship is cheating, the other person in the relationship finds out from a third party. This is exactly what Kesha sings about in her song when she tells the story of a girl who came home to rumors of her boyfriend cheating.
13. “Cold Shoulder”—Adele
Adele is known around the world for her ballads like “Set Fire to the Rain” and “Easy on Me,” and it should come as no surprise that she’s among the stars that have been cheated on. Her song “Cold Shoulder” discusses her feelings when she knows her man is getting attention from someone else.
12. “Lies”—Mariana and the Diamonds
This song by Mariana and the Diamonds will hit home for anyone dealing with infidelity in their relationship. While it isn’t the most positive spin, like Nina Nesbitt, it’s the song everyone needs to hear to have come to some realizations.
11. “Wake Up Call”—Maroon 5
Maroon 5 isn’t the usual artist you go searching for when you think of songs about cheating, but “Wake Up Call” does just that as it tells the story of a man discovering he’s been cheated on.
10. “Cry Me a River”—Justin Timberlake
The only thing harder than finding out you were cheated on is trying to move on afterward. You may be surprised that Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me A River” is about just that and shows his feelings about leaving a relationship in which the girl cheated on him.
9. “How Could You” –Mario
A Baltimore native who released his first album in 2002, Mario hits home with his song “How Could You,” which, if you’ve been cheated on, is exactly what you are thinking at this moment. More R&B than some of the other songs on this list, it’s a breath of fresh air from the usual ballads.
Beyonce is the queen of lyrics, and it’s no surprise that she appears multiple times on this list. “Irreplaceable” is perhaps one of her most famous songs of all time, released in 2007, this song is all about Beyonce kicking out her ex, who cheated.
7. “Bust Your Windows”—Jazmine Sullivan
Carrie Underwood isn’t the only one destroying property after she’s been cheated on. While we certainly don’t condone these actions, Jazmine Sullivan hits the mood perfectly as she sings about busting her ex’s windows.
6. “Beautiful Liar”—Beyonce and Shakira
Back to Beyonce for an amazing collaboration with Shakira in which the women sing about dating the same guy. Rather than fighting each other, they come to the conclusion it is better to hate him, the real cause of their anger.
5. “Call Out My Name”—The Weeknd
Known for his famous pop songs like “Blinding Lights,” this song is a much different sound than his regular tunes. Rumored to have been written about his breakup with Selena Gomez, this song will show you a whole need side to the star.
4. “Broken”—Isak Danielson
Songs by Isak Danielson can be difficult to listen to, as they are loaded with emotion and hard-hitting truths. While this song is also about abuse in addition to cheating, anyone who has been cheated on will know that they feel the same way when it comes to the decision to leave a partner who continues to cheat.
3. “Should’ve Said No”—Taylor Swift
No list of songs would be complete without at least one from Taylor Swift. Like most other artists, she too has been cheated on, in high school anyway. This song is about her high school boyfriend Sam, who should’ve realized (even back then) what a catch Taylor is.
2. “I’m Not the Only One”—Sam Smith
Sam Smith wrote this song about a couple he knew, and if you’ve watched the music video you know why that is absolutely heartbreaking. Told from the point of view of a woman who is being cheated on, it is relatable on every level.
1. “The Dark”—Beth Crowley
Beth Crowley’s songs are always heartbreaking, especially “The Dark” where she sings about leaving a relationship where she didn’t feel loved and couldn’t trust her significant other. While it doesn’t outright say he cheated, the tone of the song will really resonate with you if you’ve been cheated on.