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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290 144
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Justin Timberlake

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244 136
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Slipknot

4
261 148
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Rihanna

5
153 79
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129 63
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302 187
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gracie-aubrey added Taylor Swift - Beautiful song. Very sad.

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157 102
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Kanye West

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133 83
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Alanis Morissette

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55 22
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Nancy Bono added Eagles

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91 54
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lucyheartfilia25 added Beyoncé Knowles

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78 45
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148 107
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Kelly Clarkson

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84 54
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lucyheartfilia25 added

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54 32
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Tom Islava added Percy Sledge

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77 54
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Eminem

17
78 55
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Destiny's Child

18
45 24
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Pernell Babineaux added Phil Collins, Lil' Kim

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72 52
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Lily Allen

20
44 25
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75 59
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Simple Plan

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77 65
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Avril Lavigne

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60 48
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Avenged Sevenfold

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46 37
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Green Day

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46 38
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lucyheartfilia25 added It's a Cover Up

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33 24
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Nancy Bono added Hinder

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36 28
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The Allman Brothers Band

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31 26
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Tom Islava added The Main Ingredient

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36 32
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Becca Pickens added Cassadee Pope

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37 34
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Godsmack

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41 39
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Kiss

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33 33
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43 47
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The Dandy Warhols

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33 35
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Secondhand Serenade

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27 28
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Cypress Hill

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34 37
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Ice Cube

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15 14
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Medea Maria Agapishvili added Amy Winehouse

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41 48
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Kate Voegele

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18 22
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Afiq Daniel added Papa Roach

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30 38
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Kelly Clarkson

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20 25
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Lynyrd Skynyrd

42
4 4
Run for Your Life is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
Willie1019 added The Beatles

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4 5
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Willie1019 added The Beatles

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3 4
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Willie1019 added The Beatles

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romero.nancyr0917 added Journey

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22 30
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Dashboard Confessional

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13 18
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Pernell Babineaux added Prince

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21 29
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Megadeth

49
2 3
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Willie1019 added Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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15 21
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Joe Cocker