songs The Best Songs About Betrayal  

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List Rules Songs with "betrayed" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about betrayal as a subject.

Being stabbed in the back by someone you love isn't pleasant, but it sure makes for a good song. This is a ranked list of all songs about betrayal, as voted on by music fans like you.  Some of the songs included below may have the words "betray" or "betrayal" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about being betrayed as a subject or theme. The music below addresses two-timers, double-crosser and backstabbers galore, so if you've been wrong by someone play some of these songs and make yourself feel better. Examples of songs below include "Of Mice and Men" by Megadeth and "Thank You" by Simple Plan. 

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the backstabbing songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top betrayal songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more.
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Cry Me a River Justin Timberlake

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Take a Bow Rihanna

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Snuff Slipknot

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gracie-aubrey added You're Not Sorry Taylor Swift - Beautiful song. Very sad.

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Heartless Kanye West

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You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette

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Cry Kelly Clarkson

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lucyheartfilia25 added Irreplaceable Beyoncé Knowles

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lucyheartfilia25 added Sorry

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Kim Eminem

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The Best Metal Songs About Betrayal

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Say My Name Destiny's Child

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Smile Lily Allen

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Tom Islava added When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge

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Nancy Bono added Lyin' Eyes Eagles

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Thank You Simple Plan

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Pernell Babineaux added In the Air Tonight Phil Collins, Lil' Kim

The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Unwanted Avril Lavigne

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Betrayed Avenged Sevenfold

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Wasting All These Tears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
Becca Pickens added Wasting All These Tears Cassadee Pope

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F.O.D. Green Day

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If I Were a Boy (Originally Pe... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
lucyheartfilia25 added If I Were a Boy (Originally Performed By Beyonce) It's a Cover Up

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Whipping Post The Allman Brothers Band

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We Used to Be Friends The Dandy Warhols

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Nancy Bono added Lips of an Angel Hinder

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Betrayed Kiss

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Tom Islava added Everybody Plays The Fool The Main Ingredient

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The Enemy Godsmack

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No Rest for the Wicked Cypress Hill

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Medea Maria Agapishvili added You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders

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No Vaseline is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
No Vaseline Ice Cube

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Goodbye Secondhand Serenade

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MarylandHubbard added Let Me Let You Know P!nk

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99 Times Kate Voegele

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Cry for the Bad Man Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Stupid Hoe Nicki Minaj

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Say It Evans Blue

The Best Songs With Destruction in the Title

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1523223810897 added White Horse Laid Back

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Judas Kelly Clarkson

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Put Out the Light Joe Cocker

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Screaming Infidelities Dashboard Confessional

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Getting Away With It is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal

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Afiq Daniel added She Loves Me Not Papa Roach

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False Pretense The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

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Mi Amigo Kings of Leon