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

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Snuff Slipknot

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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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Nancy Bono added Lyin' Eyes Eagles

The Best Metal Songs About Betrayal

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Kim Eminem

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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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Tom Islava added When a Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge

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Betrayed Avenged Sevenfold

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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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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If I Were a Boy (Originally Pe... is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Wasting All These Tears is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
Becca Pickens added Wasting All These Tears Cassadee Pope

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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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Nancy Bono added Lips of an Angel Hinder

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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

The Greatest Songs by 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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99 Times Kate Voegele

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Cry for the Bad Man Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Say It Evans Blue

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MarylandHubbard added Let Me Let You Know P!nk

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Screaming Infidelities Dashboard Confessional

The Best Songs With Destruction in the Title

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Liar Megadeth

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Run for Your Life is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Willie1019 added Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) The Beatles

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Willie1019 added Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) Cher

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I’m Looking Through You is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
Willie1019 added I’m Looking Through You The - Beatles

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Willie1019 added You Won’t See Me The Beatles

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Willie1019 added Down by the River Neil Young & Crazy Horse