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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322 155
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Justin Timberlake

3
268 148
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Slipknot

4
280 160
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Rihanna

5
165 85
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313 195
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gracie-aubrey added Taylor Swift
Beautiful song. Very sad.

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137 71
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175 108
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Kanye West

9
105 58
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lucyheartfilia25 added Beyoncé Knowles

10
141 88
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Alanis Morissette

11
87 48
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61 27
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Nancy Bono added Eagles

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98 60
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lucyheartfilia25 added

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155 112
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Kelly Clarkson

15
90 59
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Destiny's Child

16
91 61
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Eminem

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54 28
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Pernell Babineaux added Phil Collins, Lil' Kim

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60 34
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Tom Islava added Percy Sledge

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50 28
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79 56
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Lily Allen

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82 63
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Simple Plan

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85 67
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Avril Lavigne

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65 51
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Avenged Sevenfold

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52 39
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lucyheartfilia25 added It's a Cover Up

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48 40
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Green Day