12 Top Songs About Adultery

Songs about adultery
Written by Corey Morgan

Songs about adultery

One of life’s most trying experiences is finding evidence of a partner’s infidelity. It’s not easy to get over the hurt of having been betrayed, but these musicians have made some bangers that will get you through.

These artists used their superb songwriting skills to absolutely call out their exes and let the world know all the anguish they are going through.

Get ready to sing along to some old favorites and maybe even find some new ones on this list, because these musicians put all their pain into these songs that will surely assist you through this heartache. Best songs ever written about cheating,

12 Songs About Adultery

1. “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith

Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One (Official Music Video)

First on list of songs about adultery is this sad piano ballad by Sam Smith tells the story of a marriage that is in jeopardy. It comes with a stunning music video that features Chris Messina and Dianna Agron from the television show Glee.

2. “Torn Between Two Lovers” by Mary MacGregor

Mary MacGregor - Torn between two lovers

Mary MacGregor published this song in 1976, and while it may be unfamiliar to you, it is well worth your time to check out. This is a heartfelt confession of guilt from a cheater to her betrayed lover.

This message serves as both an explanation and a farewell, and it is so touching that we find ourselves wanting to listen to it over and over again.n

3. “You Make Loving Fun” by Fleetwood Mac

You Make Loving Fun (2004 Remaster)

The members of Fleetwood Mac are household names, and their turbulent romantic relationships are almost as famous as the music they inspired.

Christine McVie, of the band, wrote “You Make Loving Fun” on her relationship with the group’s lighting director. She lied to her husband, the musician John McVie, saying the song was actually about the family dog..

4. “It Wasn’t Me” by Shaggy

Shaggy It Wasn't Me (Official Music Video) (uncensored)

Despite its topic, “It Wasn’t Me” is a hilarious musical work of art. It’s hard not to feel a little bit sympathetic for Shaggy’s crazy strategy to dodge his girlfriend’s fury when he uses lines like “How you can offer your woman entry to your villa” and an impossibly escalating collection of evidence that he must refute.

To get away from her group of leather-clad killers, he jumps from an overpass and into a semi-truck near the end of the film.

5. “I Write the Sins Not Tragedies” by Panic

I Whrite Sins Not Tragedies - Acustico

It’s hardly the most tasteful tune about infidelity, but this smash hit from the middle of the 2000s has all the right ingredients to make our inner slackers happy. The video’s climax occurs when the groom discovers his bride kissing another man outside their bridal tent.

6. “Lipstick On Your Collar” by Connie Francis

This catchy song from 1959 is sure to become stuck in your mind after just one listen. Connie Francis sings in song about how she discovered that her boyfriend had been cheating on her by discovering lipstick on his collar after he “left her all alone at the record hop.”

Even so, he tries to dupe her into believing that it was her lipstick, but she is able to identify the color of the lipstick on her best friend’s lips.

7. “Should’ve Said No” by Taylor Swift

This goes to show that cheating isn’t inevitable in every relationship. On the other hand, Taylor Swift’s “Should’ve Said No” depicts the protagonist confronting the cheating partner.

But the narrator maintains, “You should’ve said no,” even though he said it occurred in a point of weakness.

If there is such a thing as a “typical” infidelity song, this one sounds and reads just like it. There was nothing novel or surprising. A plain old song about what went so wrong and why it shouldn’t have happened.

8. “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” by Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston - It's Not Right But It's Okay (Official HD Video)

The narrator of this music, unlike so many others caught up in a cheating scandal, has tangible receipts confirming her partner’s infidelity, and she utilizes this song to illustrate how she’ll be better off without him in the future.

When observing Houston’s fierce performance while she was dressed in leather, there is only one thing that can be said with absolute certainty: this is not a woman to fool with.

9. Bonus: “Jolene” by Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton - Jolene (Audio)

It’s difficult to picture someone as stunning as Dolly Parton feeling jealous of another woman taking her boyfriend, but in this poignant country ballad, she speaks for many of us. The podcast Dolly Parton’s America delves at why this song is so unique.

While many country songs have focused on men complaining about their cheating wives or girlfriends, “Jolene” was an innovative departure because it was written from a female perspective and addressed to another female protagonist.

So take heart from Dolly’s resilience and know that even the most famous female country singer has experienced the heartbreak of a cheating partner.

10. John Legend, “She Don’t Have To Know”

John Legend 'She Don't Have To Know'

“She Don’t Have To Know” was written two years before John Legend began dating Chrissy Teigen, so you have nothing to worry about. In other words, it’s a real stinker.

Because he doesn’t want to upset his partner, John begs his lover to keep their romance a secret. That assertion is slightly weakened by his continued involvement with Lady #2. He tells her, “I know this is meant to be our final time together, but let’s not end quickly, wait one more day.”

11. Shaggy, “It Wasn’t Me”

Shaggy It Wasn't Me (Official Music Video) (uncensored)

If your girlfriend discovers you nude and pounding another lady in the bathroom floor, what do you do? And yet, “it wasn’t me,” you say, as Shaggy puts it. All he does when confronted about his adultery is say, “It wasn’t me,” and then he moves on.n.

12. “Blame Game” by Yeezy Kanye (featuring John Legend and Chris Rock)

Kanye West - Blame Game (VEVO Presents: G.O.O.D. Music) ft. John Legend

Last on my list of songs about adultery is “Blame Game” released by Kanye West in 2010 as a part of his critically acclaimed album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

The most memorable part of the song occurs about halfway through when Kanye West says, “You ain’t pick up but your phone inadvertently phoned me back and I heard the whole thing.”

This is despite the fact that the song explores all of the painful aspects of ending a relationship. After that, a legendary scene starring Chris Rock and Salma Kenas takes place, in which the two, playing the roles of West’s former partner and her new boyfriend, discuss in extensive detail their sexual encounters.