Monday, August 18, 2008

INFIDELITY, TREACHERY & UNFAITHFULNESS IN SONGS


Songs about ANY KIND of relationships involving (usually) a ... third person (at least)

A Lover’s Spurned-MARC ALMOND (1990 / It was all so cosy for you you had a wife, two children and a beautiful house and me, well you wanted me when it suited your needs)
Ain’t No Doubt-JIMMY NAIL (1992 / She says 'it's not you - it's me, I need a little time, a little space a place to find myself again you know? 'oh yes, I know a goodbye when I hear it, she smiles but her heart's already out there walking down the street)
All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You-HEART (1990 / I’m in love with another man)
Βabooshka-KATE BUSH (1980 / She wanted to test her husband She knew exactly what to do: A pseudonym to fool him She couldn't have made a worse move She sent him scented letters and he received them with a strange delight Just like his wife But how she was before the tears and how she was before the years flew by and how she was when she was beautiful...)
Bad Boy-RAY PARKER Jr. (1983 / she was just playing me for a fool, now that the love affair is over, here I come running to you)
Betcha Never-VANESSA WILLIAMS (1994)
The Boy Is Mine-BRANDY & MONICA (1998)
Careless Whisper-GEORGE MICHAEL (1984)
Cry Me A River-JULIE LONDON (1955 / now you say you're sorry for bein' so untrue)
Dance Away-ROXY MUSIC (1979 / you passed hand in hand with another guy)
Daytime Friends-KENNY ROGERS (1977 / and night time lovers)
Delilah-TOM JONES (1968 / she was my woman and she deceived me)
Die Da-DIE FANTASTISCHEN 4 (1992)
Dirty Diana-MICHAEL JACKSON (1987)
Domino Dancing-PET SHOP BOYS (1988 / I've seen you look at strangers too many times a love-you-once is of a, a different kind... I've watched you dance with danger, still wanting more add another number to the score)
Don’t Call Me Baby-VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE (1988 / while she is waiting in the car)
Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin'-GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (1964 / it may be hard to discover that you’ve been left for another)
Drop Dead Beautiful-SIX WAS NINE (1994 / I don't wanna take my best friends baby but she's drop dead beautiful)
Escape (The Piña Colada Song)-RUPERT HOLMES (1979)
Everybody Knows-LEONARD COHEN (1988 / saw your lover with another... part time love just brings me down)
Freedom-WHAM (1984 / I don't want your freedom I don't want to play around I don't want nobody's baby Part-time love just brings me down... Knowing all about the other boys)
Go Rosa-SANDY ROGERS (1986 / this ombre belongs to me)
Half Of Everything-LLOYD COLE (1991)
Heart Turns To Stone-FOREIGNER (1987 / you cheated and lied as her love slowly died)
Hey Joe-THE LEAVES (1966), JIMI HENDRIX (1966)
Ηim-RUPERT HOLMES (1979 / she's gonna have to do without him, or do without me)
Human-THE HUMAN LEAGUE (1986 / Male lyrics: Won't you please forgive me? I wouldn't ever try to hurt you, I just needed someone to hold me To fill the void while you were gone - Female lyrics: The tears I cry aren't tears of pain They're only to hide my guilt and shame I forgive you now I ask the same of you While we were apart I was human too)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine-GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS (1967), MARVIN GAYE (1968 / you could have told me yourself that you love someone else)
I Know There's Something Going On-FRIDA (1983)
I Should Have Known Better-JIM DIAMOND (1984 / I've fooled around but tell me now just who is hurting who)
I Want You-ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS (1986 / It's the thought of him undressing you or you undressing... Oh no my darling not with that clown)
In My Bed-DRU HILL (1997 / somebody's sleeping in my bed, somebody's takin' my place)
It’s My Party-LESLEY GORE (1963 /Nobody knows where my Johnny has gone Judy left the same time, Why was he holding her hand When he's supposed to be mine)
It’s Not Right But It’s Okay-WHITNEY HOUSTON (1998 / Now if six of you´ll went out Then four of you were really cheap`Cause only two of you had dinner I found your credit card receipt)
It Isn’t , It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be-ARETHA & WHITNEY (but I’m the one he really loves girl)
It Wasn't Me-SHAGGY feat. RIKROK alias RICARDO DUCENT (2001 / Honey came in and she caught me red-handed creeping with the girl next door)
Jolene-DOLLY PARTON (1973), STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE (1985 / please don’t take my man, even though you can)
The Last To Know-JOHNNY HATES JAZZ (1991)
Lay Your Hands (Off My Man)-VAYA CON DIOS (1988)
Lipstick On Your Collar-CONNIE FRANCIS (1959)
Looking For A New Love-JODY WATLEY (1987 / what she got does she turn you on Curiosity rules my brain Bet she wouldn't mind if we're all apart Are you going back again, tell me)
Make It Easy On Yourself-JERRY BUTLER (1962), THE WALKER BROTHERS (1965)
Me & Mrs. Jones-BILLY PAUL (1972)
Mr. Brightside-THE KILLERS (2004 / but she's touching his chest, now he takes of her dress / comment: sometimes cheating happens only in our mind)
Monday Morning 5:19-RIALTO (1997)
More Than I Can Bear-MATT BIANCO (1984)
The Music Played-MATT MONRO (while I was hurting you by clinging to my pride, he had been waiting and I drove him to your side)
Oh No Not My Baby-MAXINE BROWN (1964), MANFRED MANN (1965), ROD STEWART (1973), CHER (1992 / When my friends told me you had someone new, I didn't believe a single word was true.I told them all I had faith in you)
On & On-STEPHEN BISHOP (1977), ASWAD (1989 / he (Jimmy) saw his woman kiss another man)
The One You Love-GLENN FREY (1982 / are you gonna stay with the one who loves you or are you going back to the one you love)
The Other Woman-RAY PARKER (1982)
Part Time Lover-STEVIE WONDER (1985)
The Rain-ORAN ‘JUICE’ JONES (1986 /I saw you & him, walking in the rain)
Run To You-BRYAN ADAMS (1984 / that’d change if she ever found out about you & I)
Saving All My Love-MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS JR. (1978), WHITNEY HOUSTON (1985)
Secret Lovers-ATLANTIC STARR (1986)
Shame & Scandal In The Family-LANCE PERCIVAL (1965)
She’s Mine-STEVE PERRY (1984)
Somebody Else's Guy-JOCELYN BROWN (1984)
Stop!-SAM BROWN (1988), JAMELIA (2005 / wrapped in her arms I see you across the street and I can't help but wonder if she knows what's going on)
Strong Enough-CHER (Where did you sleep last night? And was she worth it, was she worth it? / also see: I will survive-GLORIA GAYNOR)
Susanna-ART COMPANY (1984)
Take A Letter Maria-R. B. GREAVES (1969 / Last night as I got home about a half past ten There was the woman I thought I knew In the arms of another man)
Take Good Care Of My Baby-BOBBY VEE (1961 / Once upon a time that little girl was mine If I'd been true, I know she'd never be with you)
Take It On The Run-REO SPEEDWAGON (1980 / they say you got a boyfriend)
There Goes My First Love-DRIFTERS (1975 / with a guy I used to call my friend)
These Boots Are Made For Walkin'-NANCY SINATRA (1965), JESSICA SIMPSON (2005 / you've been messin' where you shouldn't have been a messin' and now someone else is gettin' all your best)
Torn Between Two Lovers-MARY MACGREGOR (1976)
24 Hours From Tulsa-GENE PITNEY (1963)
Unfaithful-RIHANNA (2006)
Upside Down-DIANA ROSS (1980 / I’m aware that you’re cheating but no one makes me feel like you do)
Vicious Games-YELLO (1985 / Now that you're gone And you have left me I had to learn I had to learn how much it hurts To play those Vicious Games)
Who’s Making Love-BLUES BROTHERS (1980)
Who Were You With In The Moonlight-DOLLAR (1979)
Why’d I Have To Fall In Love With You-MATTHEW FISHER (1980 / it didn't take me so long to find out What my friends were all talkin' 'bout And I know now, there ain't no doubt, You've been foolin' around)
Why Did You Do It-STRECH (1975 & 1985 / The only one who knows the truth, man it's him me and you)
Why D’ You Lie-COLIN JAMES
You Belong To Me-THE DOOBIE BROTHERS (1977), CARLY SIMON (1978)
You’re No Good-SWINGING BLUE JEANS (I left a good woman for someone like you, I beg her forgiveness on bended knees)
You’ll Never Know-HI GLOSS (1981)

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