Best Songs About “Bad Neighbours”
This list contains songs about bad neighbours and fake friends. It’s the perfect piece to add to your playlist if you’ve had friends in the past who all they do is to take advantage of your situation and leave when you need them the most.
Everyone deserves a good neighbour including You!. As the world is, it’s almost impossible not to run into fake friends who camouflage themselves as good friends.
Below is my collection of songs for such people; it includes songs from iconic figures like J. Cole, Drake and others with the narrative surrounding such songs. Enjoy!
Top 7 songs about bad neighbours
1. “Neighbors” By J. Cole
This is one of the best songs abou neighbours if not the best.
Cole takes out his frustration on this track on his relationship with the white community, which is about how the racial stereotype holds that the only way for an African American to become wealthy is through the sale of illegal narcotics.
The real-life event that inspired Cole to write this song occurred on march 18, 2016, when he leased out a house in North Carolina. The song was written in response to that experience. It served as a place for the artists and producers of Dreamville to get together and be creative, and it was situated in an affluent part of North Carolina.
His neighbours became suspicious of him because he had a large number of friends who visited him on a regular basis and because he and his friends would occasionally be seen smoking outside on the porch. As a result, his neighbours accused him of trafficking in illicit substances and cultivating weeds in his home.
In an interview, Cole talks about the injustice that black people face at the hands of their white neighbours. He describes the incident in detail recounting how helicopters flew over his house, and claims that the investigation cost millions of dollars. This really is one of the best songs about bad neighbours.
2. Truckdrivin’ Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat) By Beck
This track is about stereotyped “white trash” folks, who are addicted meth-users; they despise each other and aren’t ashamed to express it. The music starts with a yelling match between a pair of these “truckdrivin’ neighbours downstairs.”
The song is inspired on a factual story. Beck was living above two guys who were frequently fighting and quite abusive to each other. That day he was composing the lyrics for a song in his living room when they got into one of their action packed fistfights. He had to stop working, and when they were done, he penned the lyric about them.
The song commences with around 18 seconds of the real brawl that inspired the song. Beck recorded the complete argument, which went on for nearly 40 minutes.
3. Fake Friends By Sigrid
The song “Fake Friends” takes a traditional approach to the pop genre and combines a buoyant rhythm with a powerful message about betraying friends and establishing your own identity. This song has a great hook that gives a lot of energy.
This talented musician is able to express these perplexing feelings of betrayal into music, which contributes to the song’s status as one of the most successful hits.
Sigrid sings of how her phoney buddy just wants to be around when she is doing great, but as soon as she needs assistance, they are unable to be found.
It is a constant reminder that we should not waste our time on individuals who do not care about us and that we should focus on the things that are important to us whether they be friends or neighbors.
4. “Fake Love” By Drake
The song “Fake Love” was the third single to be released from Drake’s album “More Life”, which was released in 2017.
This song is about Drake’s past interactions with so-called “false friends” and how they have caused him pain in the past. He talks about how these people who call themselves his “friends” just act like they care about him in order to take advantage of him, and he describes how their fake loves are really a ruse.
The song was a big success, climbing to the top of the charts in nations all over the world. It is a moving and potent track that speaks to the experience of many people that fake friends have injured, and it does a great job of capturing those feelings.
This is one of my favourites and one of the best songs about bad neioghbours.
5. FAB. By JoJo And Remy Ma
JoJo is a master at putting together infectiously catchy songs, as evidenced by this track, which has all the makings of a blockbuster hit for summer radio play.
There is a fantastic interplay between JoJo and Remy Ma, and the lyrics are full of attitudes towards phoney friends and supporters.
The record has an excellent pop bounce thanks to the presence of a catchy guitar melody and breaks that are expertly timed in the percussion. In addition, JoJo’s vocals, for the most part, have a natural sound to them and are not overly processed with auto-tune or other vocal effects; this contributes to the track’s feeling of being revitalising and genuine.
6. “All My Friends Are Fake” – Tate McRae
This song is all about how friends have let you down in some way. The heartbreak and anger that comes from having your trust broken by people you thought you could rely on are expertly conveyed by the stunningly beautiful voice of Tate McRae.
The lyrics are eerily realistic in that they describe how it feels to find out that someone you thought was your friend is actually using you for their own benefit.
It is a song about being lonely and feeling like you have been taken advantage of, and anyone who has ever been in that position will be able to relate to the lyrics.
It serves as a good reminder that we are not the only ones dealing with deceptive pals. In addition, it demonstrates to us that we are capable of making a difference in the world even when we are surrounded by individuals who do not seem to care about us at all.
7. “F.F.F.” – Bebe Rexha
This song discusses the complexity of unrealness in friends in which the narrator talks about how fake friends will use you and then desert you when they no longer need you.
You will not be able to get the chorus out of your head for a very long time once the song is ended because of how catchy it is. And Rexha has an outstanding voice, which brings the feeling of the song’s lyrics to life and gives you the impression that you are right there with her, experiencing the same disappointment and betrayal that she is singing about.