Regardless of anything, cheating is one of the most common topics in songs. I guess it just more commonplace than we would like to think, and I thought this would be an interesting topic to tackle from different angles as well...
1. Garth Brooks – The Thunder Rolls
She's waitin' by the window / When he pulls into the drive / She rushes out to hold him / Thankful he's alive / Through all the wind and rain / A strange new perfume blows / And the lightnin' flashes in her eyes / And he knows that she knows
2. Barbra Streisand – Left in the Dark
There are so many thing that I've just just gotta know / You tell me who! You tell me where! You tell me when! / But don't tell me now , I don't need any answers tonight / I just need some love so turn out the lights and I'll be left in the dark again
3. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
That I dug my key into the side / of his pretty little souped-up 4 wheel drive / Carved my name into his leather seat / I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights / Slashed a hole in all 4 tires / and maybe next time he'll think before he cheats
4. Rhianna – Unfaithful
And I know that he knows I'm unfaithful / And it kills him inside / To know that I am happy with some other guy / I can see him dying / I don't wanna do this anymore / I don't wanna be the reason why / Every time I walk out the door / I see him die a little more inside
5. Sugarland – Stay
I've been sitting here staring at the clock on the wall / And I've been laying here praying, praying she won't call / It's just another call from home / And you'll get it and be gone and I'll be crying / And I'll be begging you, baby, beg you not to leave / But I'll be left here waiting
with my heart on my sleeve / Oh, for the next time we'll be here / Seems like a million years and I think I'm dying / What do I have to do to make you see she can't love you like me?
6. Mocedades – Tomame o Dejame
Tú me admiras porque callo y miro al cielo / porque no me ves llorar / y te sientes cada día más pequeño / y esquivas mi mirada en tu mirar / Tómame o déjame / ni te espío ni te quito libertad / pero si dejas el nido / si me vas a abandonar / hazlo antes de que empiece a clarear.
7. The Eagles – Lyin’ Eyes
So she tells him she must go out for the evening / To comfort an old friend who's feelin' down / But he knows where she's goin' as she's leavin' / She is headed for the cheatin' side of town / You can't hide your lyin' eyes / And your smile is a thin disguise / I thought by now you'd realize / There ain't no way to hide your lyin eyes
8. Shania Twain – Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
Whose bed have your boots been under? / And whose heart did you steal I wonder?
This time did it feel like thunder, baby? / And who did you run to? / And whose lips have you been kissin'? / And whose ear did you make a wish in? / Is she the one that you've been missin', baby? / Well whose bed have your boots been under?
9. Jose Luis Perales – Tentación
No, la quiero sólo a ella, mi universo es ella, nada mas, tú eres la aventura, la risa, la ternura, y ella, la que espera en soledad, no, no. Tú eres mariposa que vuela entre las rosas, y ella es el cimiento de mi hogar.
10. Sara Evans – Cheatin’
What became of what's-her-name? / After she spent all your money / Did she leave you like you left me? / Sometimes life is funny / But I'll be glad to take you back /
Just as soon as I stop breathing / Maybe you should've thought about that / When you were cheatin'
11. Panic! At the Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies
Oh, well imagine; as I'm pacing the pews in a church corridor / and I can't help but to hear, no I can't help but to hear an exchanging of words / "What a beautiful wedding!, What a beautiful wedding!" says a bridesmaid to a waiter / "Oh yes, but what a shame, what a shame, the poor groom's bride is a whore."
12. Mary McGregor – Torn Between Two Lovers
There's been another man that I've needed and I've loved / But that doesn't mean I love you less / And he knows you can't possess me and he knows he never will / There's just this empty place inside of me that only he can fill / Torn between two lovers, feelin' like a fool / Lovin' both of you is breakin' all the rules
13. Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers
How could something so wrong be so right / I wish we didn’t have to keep our love out of sight, yeah / Living two lives just ain’t easy at all / But we gotta hang on in there or fall / Secret lovers, yeah, that’s what we are / We should not be together / But we can’t let go, no, no / ‘Cause we love each other so
14. Percy Sledge – If Lovin’ You is Wrong (I Don’t Wanna Go Right)
If lovin' you is wrong, I don't want to be right / If being right means being without you, I'd rather live a wrongdoing life / Your mama and dad said, "It's a shame, it's a downright disgrace" / But long as I got you by my side, I don't care what your people say / Your friends tell you there's no future in lovin' a married man / If I can't see you when I want you, I'll see you when I can
15. Bryan Adams – Run to You
She say's her love for me would never die / But that'd change if she ever finds out about you and I
oh - but her love is cold / It wouldn't hurt her if she didn't know cause... / When it gets to much - I need to feel your touch
16. Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me
Honey came in and she caught me red-handed / Creeping with the girl next door / Picture this, we were both butt naked, banging on the bathroom floor / I had tried to keep her / From what she was about to see / Why should she believe me When I told her it wasn't me
17. Billy Paul – Me and Mrs. Jones
We gotta be extra careful / that we don't build our hopes too high / Cause she's got her own obligations and so do I / Me, me and Mrs., Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones got a thing going on, / We both know that it's wrong / But it's much too strong to let it cool down now.
18. REO Speedwagon – Take it on the run
Heard it from a friend who / Heard it from a friend who heard it from another you been messin around / They say you got a boy friend / You’re out late every weekend / They’re talkin’ about you and its bringin’ me down
19. Marti Webb – Take That Look Off Your Face
Take that look off your face / I can see through your smile / You would love to be right. / I bet you didn't sleep good last night / Couldn't wait to bring all of that bad news to my door / Well, I've got news for you: I knew before.
20. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
I know that they say / That somethings are better left unsaid / It wasn't like you only talked to him and you know it / (Don't act like you don't know it) / All of these things people told me / Keep messing with my head / (Messing with my head) / You should've picked honesty / Then you may not have blown it