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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Nancy Bono added Lyin' Eyes Eagles

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lucyheartfilia25 added Sorry

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Smile Lily Allen

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Kim Eminem

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

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Say My Name Destiny's Child

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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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If I Were a Boy (Originally Pe... is listed (or ranked) 24 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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F.O.D. Green Day

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Nancy Bono added Lips of an Angel Hinder

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Whipping Post The Allman Brothers Band

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Tom Islava added Everybody Plays The Fool The Main Ingredient

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Wasting All These Tears is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
Becca Pickens added Wasting All These Tears Cassadee Pope

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The Enemy Godsmack

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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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No Vaseline is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
No Vaseline Ice Cube

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Goodbye Secondhand Serenade

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

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99 Times Kate Voegele

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Afiq Daniel added She Loves Me Not Papa Roach

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Judas Kelly Clarkson

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Cry for the Bad Man Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Stupid Hoe Nicki Minaj

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Pernell Babineaux added I Hate U Prince

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Put Out the Light Joe Cocker

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Run for Your Life is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
Willie1019 added Run for Your Life The Beatles

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Loyal to Me Nina Nesbitt

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Say It Evans Blue

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Screaming Infidelities Dashboard Confessional

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Liar Megadeth

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MarylandHubbard added Let Me Let You Know P!nk