Favorite Songs About Big Lies, Little Lies, Lying and Liars

Ain’t That Peculiar. Marvin Gaye

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“Ain’t That Peculiar” is one of Marvin Gaye’s million sellers in the US. The Motown single was produced by Smokey Robinson, and written by Robinson and member of his Miracles.… Read more

All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You. Heart

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Married to a man who is unable to father a child, the woman in this 1990 song by Heart picks up a stranger and has a one-night stand with him. She leaves him a note telling him not to seek … Read more

All Men are Liars. Nick Lowe

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This song is by Nick Lowe and appears on the album Party Of One (1990).… Read more

Baby Don’t Lie. Gwen Stefani

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“Baby Don’t Lie” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani.… Read more

Beautiful Liar. Beyoncé and Shakira

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“Beautiful Liar” is a contemporary R&B and pop song. It was written by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench, and Beyoncé. It was released in March 2007.… Read more

Careless Whisper. George Michael

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In this 1984 song, George Michael sings about the guilt of betrayal as a result of falling for someone who didn’t belong to him.… Read more

Don’t Lie To Me. Elvin Bishop

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Don’t You Lie to Me by Elvin Bishop was written by Tampa Red and was first released by Tampa Red in 1940.… Read more

Don’t Lie. The Black Eyed Peas

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Down Low (Nobody Has to Know). R. Kelly

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The woman in this 1995 R. Kelly song is being enticed to cheat by a persuasive man who promises they can be secret lovers, even though she is committed to someone else. He suggests that they keep their affair clandestine:… Read more

Escape (The Piña Colada Song). Rupert Holmes

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This 1979 song by Rupert Holmes tells an ironic story about a man who is bored with his current relationship. The man responds to a newspaper personal ad and arranges to meet a woman at a local bar. (In an … Read more

He’s A Liar. Bee Gees

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“He’s a Liar” was the first single from The Bee Gees album Living Eyes released on 19 September 1981.… Read more

Human. The Human League

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It is a mid-tempo ballad which lyrically is an exchange between a man and a woman in a relationship who have reunited after a separation. In the first two verses Philip Oakey is apologizing to his partner for being unfaithful … Read more

I Heard It Through the Grapevine. Marvin Gaye

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Marvin Gaye made this done-me-wrong song famous way back in 1966. It’s about a sad man who hears from others that his honey has been stepping out on him. She is about to leave him for another man. In disbelief … Read more

I’d Lie For You (And That’s The Truth). Meat Loaf

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“I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth)” is a song composed and written by Diane Warren, and recorded by Meat Loaf and Patti Russo.… Read more

I’m Not Calling You a Liar. Florence and The Machine

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Florence Welch explained this song on her website: “This was originally about two loves – how the ghost of your ex-love is always around when you start a new relationship. When your new boyfriend holds you, you kind of feel … Read more

It Wasn’t Me. Shaggy

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Imagine getting caught red-handed and trying to deny the obvious. In this 2000 song by Shaggy, a man asks his friend for advice on how to handle the situation. His friend advises him to tell the girlfriend, “It wasn’t me.”… Read more

Jive Talkin’. The Bee Gees

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“Jive Talkin’ ” is a song by the Bee Gees, released as a single in May 1975 by RSO Records. This was the lead single from the album Main Course.… Read more

Liar. Profyle

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n this 2007 song, Profyle sings about a man who discovered his woman’s infidelity. He’s had enough. Rather than crying, the man has some strong words for her.… Read more

Liar. Rollins Band

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“Liar” is a song by Rollins Band and the lead single from their fourth full-length album, Weight, released in 1994.… Read more

Liar. Sex Pistols

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This track is a more effective response to Trump’s performance at the “Commander-in-Chief Forum” than anything Matt Lauer could come up with.… Read more

Lies. Marina and the Diamonds

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Marina and the Diamonds sings a sad song from the perspective of a woman whose partner has fallen out of love with her (2012). While she desperately hangs on, he reaches for her only in the dark, unable to admit … Read more

Little Lies. Fleetwood Mac

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Love the Way You Lie. Eminem

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“Love the Way You Lie” is a song recorded by the American rapper Eminem, featuring the Barbadian singer Rihanna, from Eminem’s seventh studio album Recovery (2010). The singer and songwriter Skylar Grey wrote and recorded a demo of the song … Read more

Lyin’ Eyes. The Eagles

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In this classic Eagles song (1975), a woman lies to her rich old husband in order to venture to the cheating side of town for the evening. She meets up with a guy she knew in school, also telling him … Read more

Me and Mrs. Jones. Billy Paul

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“Me and Mrs. Jones” is a sultry soul song that celebrates a man’s bittersweet romance with a married woman whom he meets with each day in a café.… Read more

Rumour Has It. Adele

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Adele explained that the song was not inspired by the media, but was aimed at her own friends, who frequently spread rumours about her break-up with her boyfriend: “People might think it’s about blogs and magazines and papers, but it’s … Read more

Tainted Love. Soft Cell

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Soft Cell’s 1981 chart-topper laments a dysfunctional love relationship in which “Once I ran to you, now I’ll run from you.”… Read more

Tellin’ Stories. Tracy Chapman

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Telling Stories is the fifth album by American singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman, released in 2000.… Read more

Would I Lie to You? Eurythmics

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This 1985 Eurythmics song is the story of confronting a two-timing lover. Fed up with infidelity, the woman is leaving her man. He expresses doubt that she’ll do it, and she retorts, “Would I lie to you?”… Read more

You Cheated. The Shields

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Prolific songwriter and music producer George Motola was instrumental in the creation of The Shields. He formed the group with the main aim of covering “You Cheated” by The Slades for his own Tender label. The group included Frankie Ervin … Read more

You Oughta Know. Alanis Morissette

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In this 1995 song by Alanis Morissette, she is seriously pissed and wants the man who left her lonely to know what he’s done. Mr. Duplicity promised to love her until he died, however he is still alive, kicking it … Read more

Your Little Secret. Melissa Etheridge

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When it comes to cheaters, it takes one to know one. But in the case of this 1995 Melissa Etheridge song, the would-be other woman is a reformed cheater (“I used to be just like you … One sugar ain’t … Read more