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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Justin Timberlake

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252 136
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Slipknot

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266 149
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Rihanna

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154 80
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302 188
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gracie-aubrey added Taylor Swift - Beautiful song. Very sad.

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129 64
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161 103
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Kanye West

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135 84
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Alanis Morissette

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95 54
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lucyheartfilia25 added Beyoncé Knowles

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55 22
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Nancy Bono added Eagles

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80 45
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90 54
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lucyheartfilia25 added

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150 108
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Kelly Clarkson

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81 55
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Destiny's Child

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82 57
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Eminem

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55 32
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Tom Islava added Percy Sledge

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46 24
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Pernell Babineaux added Phil Collins, Lil' Kim

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73 52
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Lily Allen

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44 26
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75 59
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Simple Plan

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78 65
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Avril Lavigne

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60 48
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Avenged Sevenfold

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49 38
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lucyheartfilia25 added It's a Cover Up

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35 24
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Nancy Bono added Hinder

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37 28
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The Allman Brothers Band

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46 38
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Green Day

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40 34
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Godsmack

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32 26
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Tom Islava added The Main Ingredient

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37 32
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Becca Pickens added Cassadee Pope

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42 39
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Kiss

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34 34
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44 47
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The Dandy Warhols

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35 37
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Ice Cube

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34 36
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Secondhand Serenade

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28 29
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Cypress Hill

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43 48
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Kate Voegele

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16 15
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Medea Maria Agapishvili added Amy Winehouse

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20 22
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Afiq Daniel added Papa Roach

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32 39
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Kelly Clarkson

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5 4
Run for Your Life is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About Betrayal
Willie1019 added The Beatles

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Willie1019 added The Beatles

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

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4 5
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Willie1019 added The Beatles

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Kelly Clarkson

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romero.nancyr0917 added Journey

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Don't Hurt Yourself Beyoncé, Jack White

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Electric Light Orchestra

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Not Today Mary J. Blige, Eve

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22 30
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Dashboard Confessional