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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From the Black Eyed Peas’ album Monkey Business the song Don’t Lie describes being deceitful to an ex-girlfriend and owning to the truth. It was written by the band in collaboration with producers Peters & Peters.… Read more

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

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The woman in this 1995 R. Kelly song Down Low is being enticed to cheat by a smooth-talking man. He promises they can be secret lovers, even though she is committed to someone else.… Read more

Escape (The Piña Colada Song). Rupert Holmes

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The The Piña Colada Song by Rupert Holmes tells an ironic story about a man who is bored with his current relationship. He replies to a personal ad — from a newspaper — and arranges to meet a woman at … 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 in September 1981.… Read more

Human. The Human League

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The ballad Human by the Human League is a conversation between a man and a woman who have reunited. Early in the song Philip Oakey apologizes to his partner for being unfaithful during her absence. Then in the song’s breakdown … Read more

I Heard It Through the Grapevine. Marvin Gaye

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Marvin Gaye made the done-me-wrong Heard it Through the Grapevine song famous back in 1966. It’s about a sad man who hears from his friends that his partner has been stepping out on him. She is about to leave him … 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 her song, I’m Not Calling You a Liar was originally about two loves, and how the ghost of your ex-love is always around when you start a new relationship. The title of the song comes from words … Read more

It Wasn’t Me. Shaggy

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In the2000 song It Wasn’t Me by Shaggy, a man asks a friend for advice on how to handle getting caught red-handed of cheating on his girlfriend. He’s told to deny the obvious and say, “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 their album Main Course.… Read more

Liar. Profyle

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In this 2007 song, Profyle sings about a man who just discovered his partner’s infidelity. He’s had enough. But rather than despairing, the man finds 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 album, Weight. It was 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

Liars Dance. Robert Plant

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Liars Dance by Robert Plant comes from his fifth solo album Manic Nirvana. It was released in 1990.… Read more

Lies. Marina and the Diamonds

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

Little Lies. Fleetwood Mac

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The song Little Lies was composed by Christine McVie and her then-husband Eddy Quintela. It became a major hit for Fleetwood Mac when released in 1987, and continues to be played on radio stations as a classic from the 1980s. … Read more

Love the Way You Lie. Eminem

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Love the Way You Lie was recorded by the rapper Eminem and features Rihanna. The song is Eminem’s best-selling single and features on his seventh studio album Recovery. It was co-written by Eminem, singer songwriter Skylar Grey and producer Alex … Read more

Lyin’ Eyes. The Eagles

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Lyin’ Eyes is a classic Eagles song from 1975. It tells the story of a woman who lies to her rich, old husband in order to have some cheating fun one evening. She meets an old friend from high school … Read more

Me and Mrs. Jones. Billy Paul

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Me and Mrs. Jones is a soul song that celebrates a man’s bittersweet extramarital affair with a married woman. It was written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Cary Gilbert, and originally recorded in 1972 when it became a number … Read more

Rumour Has It. Adele

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Adele explained that Rumour Has It 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 … Read more

Tainted Love. Soft Cell

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Soft Cell’s 1981 chart-topper Tainted Love laments a dysfunctional love relationship in which “Once I ran to you, now I’ll run from you.” The song is a cover of a 1965 northern soul track released by Gloria Jones, and written … Read more

Telling Stories. Tracy Chapman

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Telling Stories is the title track on the fifth album by American singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman. It was released in 2000.… Read more

Would I Lie to You? Eurythmics

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This 1985 Eurythmics song is the story of a woman confronting her two-timing lover. Tired of infidelity, the woman decides to leave her man. He expresses doubt that she’ll do it, but she replies, “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 record label. The group included Frankie Ervin … Read more

You Oughta Know. Alanis Morissette

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You Oughta Know is a 1995 song by Alanis Morissette. Seriously pissed at her lover’s duplicity — having promised to love her until he died — she confronts him while he’s having dinner with his new flame, and reminds him … 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 Your Little Secret, the would-be other woman is a reformed cheater. She threatens to tell the cheater’s little … Read more