40 Songs About Being The Other Woman (R&B, Rock, Country)

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40 Songs About Being The Other Woman (R&B, Rock, Country)

Being the ‘other woman’ is still one of society’s most taboo and terrible roles to be played, but many of us have experienced it. The passion, the lying, the sneaking and the secret promises, but where this love grows so does deceit and pain.

If you’re looking for a song to scream or cry to, these artists have written the perfect melody for the occasion.

Songs About Being The Other Woman Brief

I. Songs about Being the Side Chick

Social media has only made cheating more prolific, and these songs are all about the ‘side chick’ that could be in a man’s DM inbox, and what it feels like for you to be put in that lonely box.

1) Illicit Affairs

Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: folklore
Year: 2020
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A mournful lullaby about being in a secret relationship and all the thoughts in “clandestine meetings and stolen stares”.

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2) The Other Girl

Artist: Kelsea Ballerini ft. Halsey
Album: kelsea
Year: 2020
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“Tell me who

 Who’s the other girl?

 Who’s the first? Who’s the fool?

 Who’s the diamond? Who’s the pearl?”

This song is a thoughtful dialogue between both sides, because who came first? Which is the cheater and which is the girlfriend?

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3) One Last Time

Artist: Ariana Grande
Album: My Everything
Year: 2014
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4) Don’t Cha

Artist: The Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes
Album: PCD
Year: 2005
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This popular song from the 2000’s is fun while speaking to the jealousy and catty behaviour that happens between all three sides of a love triangle.

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5) Boyfriend

Artist: Ashlee Simpson
Album: All I Am
Year: 2020
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6) Magnets

Artist: Disclosure ft. Lorde
Album: Caracal
Year: 2015
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II. R&B songs about being the other woman

Looking to cry, complain or claim your emotions? R&B is the perfect genre to express all those feelings.

1) The Other Woman

Artist: Nina Simone
Album: The Very Best of Nina Simone
Year: 1964
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Miss Simone is no stranger to complicated and clandestine relationships, so her song ‘The Other Woman’ plays true to the entire experience.

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2) Cold Shoulder

Artist: Adele
Album: 19
Year: 2008
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3) I’ll Be The Other Woman

Artist: The Soul Children
Album: Chronicle
Year: 1979
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4)  Saving All My Love For You

Artist: Whitney Houston
Album: Whitney Houston
Year: 1985
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5)  My Little Secret

Artist: Xscape
Album: Traces Of My Lipstick
Year: 1998
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6)  If Only Your Girl Knew

Artist: Aaliyah
Album: One in a Million
Year: 1996
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III. Rock songs about being the other woman

These rockstars can help get all the angry adoration and angsty attraction off your achy-breaky heart

1)  Dirty Little Secret

Artist: The All-American Rejects
Album: Move Along
Year: 2005
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From the ‘other man’s perspective, this song has the melody, message and meaning just right

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2) Sk8ter Boi

Artist: Avril Lavigne
Album: Let Go
Year: 2002
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Emo girl heartbreaker Avril Lavigne knows how to make us all sympathize and adore the Scarlet Letter girl.

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3) Misery Business

Artist: Paramore
Album: Riot!
Year: 2007
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4)  bad guy

Artist: Billie Eilish
Album: WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
Year: 2019
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This recent Pop sensation song tells the story of the other woman and embraces all the taboo and irreverent behavior of such a woman.

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5) Bad Karma

Artist: Miley Cyrus ft. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Album: Plastic Hearts
Year: 2020
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6)  Come Over (Again)

Artist: Crawlers
Album: Crawlers
Year: 2021
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This recent viral TIkTok song sings of the desperation and isolation patriarchal and sexist standards make women feel when they embrace their sexuality.

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IV. Country songs about being the other woman

Being the other woman makes us carry plenty of regret and anxiety – these country songs tell the story of every emotion and thought felt in an illicit affair.

1)  Invisible

Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: Taylor Swift
Year: 2006
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2)  Jolene

Artist: Dolly Parton
Album: Jolene
Year: 1974
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Jolene, with her red hair and eyes of emerald green, can steal Miss Parton’s man but Dolly has stolen our hearts with this song.

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3)  Cleopatra

Artist: The Lumineers
Album: Cleopatra
Year: 2016
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Cleopatra was many things, and for a time she was the other woman.

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4)  Dreams

Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Album: Rumours
Year: 1977
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5)  (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right

Artist: Barbara Mandrell
Album: Untitled Collection: Barbara Mandrell
Year: 2001
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6)  Two Black Cadillacs

Artist: Carrie Underwood
Album: Blown Away
Year: 2012
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Country songs are all about plot twist and large tales, and Carrie Underwood carries on that tradition with this song.

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V. Rap/hip hop songs about being the other woman

Rap and Hip Hop have always been places to celebrate promiscuity and bad behavior, these songs are no different.

1)  With Me

Artist: Destiny’s Child
Album: Destiny’s Child
Year: 1998
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2)  I Can Love You

Artist: Mary J Blige ft, Lil Kim
Album: Share My World
Year: 1997
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3)  If That’s Your Boyfriend (He Wasn’t Last Night)

Artist: Meshell Ndgeocello
Album: Plantation Lullabies
Year: 1993
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4)  Confessions (Part 2)

Artist: Usher
Album: Confessions
Year: 2004
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Told from the boyfriend’s side of the story, Usher confesses to his affair and explores the many consequences.

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5)  Lie About Us

Artist: Avant ft. Nicole Scherzinger
Album: Director
Year: 2006
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6)  You Right

Artist: Doja Cat ft. The Weeknd
Album: Planet Her
Year: 2021
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Not the typical story, Doja Cat considers seeking out another partner even though she already has a man.

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VI. Sad songs about being the other woman

Are you ready to cry about it yet? These songs from various genres will make the perfect backing track to a good cry.

1)  The Other Woman

Artist: Lana Del Rey
Album: Ultraviolence
Year: 2014
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This cover of Nina Simone’s original song paints a vivid picture of All-American betrayal.

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2)  August

Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: folklore
Year: 2020
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3)  Is There Somewhere

Artist: Halsey
Album: Room 93
Year: 2015
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4)  other woman

Artist: serin oh
Album: other woman
Year: 2020
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5)  favorite crime

Artist: Olivia Roderigo
Album: SOUR
Year: 2021
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6) Other Woman

Artist: Paloma Faith
Album: A Perfect Contradiction
Year: 2014
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7)  Girl Crush

Artist: Little Big Town
Album: Painkiller
Year: 2014
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VII. Tired of being the other woman songs

Now that all the crying is over, what do you want to do? These female artists have got the plan of action for you.

1)  Truth Hurts

Artist: Lizzo
Album: Cuz I Love You
Year: 2019
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Lizzo asks the most profound philosophical question of our generation, “why are men great ‘til they gotta be great?”

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2) my boy

Artist: Billie Eilish
Album: don’t smile at me
Year: 2017
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He’s acting suspiciously and things aren’t adding up… it’s time to breakup.

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3)  Call Your Girlfriend

Artist: Robyn
Album: Body Talk
Year: 2010
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Robyn gives us nothing short of a complete agenda in this 2010 pop hit.

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