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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135 95
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Cry Kelly Clarkson

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lucyheartfilia25 added Sorry

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lucyheartfilia25 added Irreplaceable Beyoncé Knowles

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Kim Eminem

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The Greatest And Completely True Keanu Reeves Stories Ever Told

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Smile Lily Allen

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Say My Name Destiny's Child

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

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Nancy Bono added Lyin' Eyes Eagles

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Tom Islava added When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge

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Betrayed Avenged Sevenfold

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Thank You Simple Plan

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Unwanted Avril Lavigne

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F.O.D. Green Day

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Wasting All These Tears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
Becca Pickens added Wasting All These Tears Cassadee Pope

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Whipping Post The Allman Brothers Band

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If I Were a Boy (Originally Pe... is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Tom Islava added Everybody Plays The Fool The Main Ingredient

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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Betrayed Kiss

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We Used to Be Friends The Dandy Warhols

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No Rest for the Wicked Cypress Hill

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The Enemy Godsmack

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

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Nancy Bono added Lips of an Angel Hinder

The Finest Breasts In Entertainment

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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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Cry for the Bad Man Lynyrd Skynyrd

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99 Times Kate Voegele

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MarylandHubbard added Let Me Let You Know P!nk

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Stupid Hoe Nicki Minaj

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Say It Evans Blue

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Pernell Babineaux added I Hate U Prince

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1523223810897 added White Horse Laid Back

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Judas Kelly Clarkson

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Screaming Infidelities Dashboard Confessional

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Use Me Bill Withers

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Put Out the Light Joe Cocker

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Liar Megadeth

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18 29
Getting Away With It is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal