The Best Songs About Forbidden Love

From the star-crossed romance of Romeo and Juliet to the hit songs of today, few topics are as intriguing as forbidden love. Sometimes, we all want what we can't have, but luckily, we can live vicariously through classics from the biggest pop, rock, country, rap, and R&B stars. 

From secret lovers and torrid affairs, to relationships that cannot be, these hits from artists like Madonna and Eric Clapton are perfect for if you're feeling wistful, naughty, or just in need of a good story about loving someone who is already taken. 

There are many gems in this playlist of songs about impossible love, but it's up to you to determine which are the best of the best. Vote up the best songs about forbidden love below, and if we're missing any of your personal top 10, be sure to add them to the list.

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