music 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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The Best Metal Songs About Betrayal The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

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Take a Bow Rihanna

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Snuff Slipknot

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Cry Me a River Justin Timberlake

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

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You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette

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Cry Kelly Clarkson

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Heartless Kanye West

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lucyheartfilia25 added Sorry

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Tom Islava added When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge

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Kim Eminem

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lucyheartfilia25 added Irreplaceable Beyoncé Knowles

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Unwanted Avril Lavigne

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Say My Name Destiny's Child

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Smile Lily Allen

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Thank You Simple Plan

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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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Betrayed Avenged Sevenfold

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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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The Enemy Godsmack

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

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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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Nancy Bono added Lyin' Eyes Eagles

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Tom Islava added Everybody Plays The Fool The Main Ingredient

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MarylandHubbard added Let Me Let You Know P!nk

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Betrayed Kiss

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Nancy Bono added Lips of an Angel Hinder

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No Rest for the Wicked Cypress Hill

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Cry for the Bad Man Lynyrd Skynyrd

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99 Times Kate Voegele

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Sociopath is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
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Say It Evans Blue

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No Vaseline is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
No Vaseline Ice Cube

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Screaming Infidelities Dashboard Confessional

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Judas Kelly Clarkson

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Goodbye Secondhand Serenade

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Beggars & Hangers On is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
Irine Miramar Ogestad added Beggars & Hangers On

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Pernell Babineaux added I Hate U Prince

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Beggars & Hangers On is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
Irine Miramar Ogestad added Beggars & Hangers On

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Afiq Daniel added She Loves Me Not Papa Roach

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Put Out the Light Joe Cocker

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lucyheartfilia25 added Hold Up

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