Here they are—The top songs all about dirty, rotten, cheating scoundrels. Thanks to all our Facebook fans and Twitter followers who wrote in with suggestions!
The Best “Don’t Bother Cheating” Song: Love the One You’re With by Stephen Stills. Very simple advice: If you can’t be with the one you love, honey/Love the one you’re with. If only everyone listened to this suggestion.
The Angriest Cheating Song: You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette. After being cheated on by none other than Dave Coulier of Full House, Alanis writes one of the harshest, I-hope-you-rot-in-hell songs to date, to let the entire world know of her saga. “And every time I scratch my nails down someone else’s back I hope you feel it/Well can you feel it?” Oh yeah, Alanis, we can feel it.
Complete Denial Cheating Song: It Wasn’t Me by Shaggy. When his buddy is caught doing it on the bathroom floor, the counter, the sofa, and even on camera with another woman, Shaggy tells his buddy to just say, “It Wasn’t Me.” The odds of this advice working are right up there with Shaggy winning a Grammy.
The “I’m Leaving You” Cheating Song: These Boots Are Made for Walking by Nancy Sinatra. Anything written by the daughter of Frank Sinatra is bound to be good, but this single was especially great. Are you ready boots?/Start walkin’!
The “How-to-Screw-Your-Partner-Over-if-They’ve-Been-Cheating” Song: Hit Em Up Style (Oops!) by Blu Cantrell. Blu’s advice for getting cheated on? Take your man’s credit card and go on a ginormous shopping spree with your best friends. Who says money can’t buy happiness?
The “You Were Forewarned” Cheating Song: You Know I’m No Good by Amy Winehouse. If Amy Winehouse is one thing, it’s honest. She let her lover know she really sucks at fidelity in this song, it appears that they fell for it anyway. I told ya I was trouble/You know that I’m no good.
Other great songs centered around cheating in popular music (in no particular order):
The Other Woman by Ray Parker, Jr.
You Make Me Wanna by Usher
Say My Name by Destiny’s Child.
Screaming Infidelities by Dashboard Confessional
Hoochie Woman by Tori Amos
Lyin’ Eyes by The Eagles
Fire Door by Ani DiFranco
Who’s Bed Have Your Boots Been Under by Shania Twain
Tempted by Squeeze
Found Out About You by the Gin Blossoms
Jolene by Dolly Parton
Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood
Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix
Cry Me a River by Justin Timberlake