50 Songs About Obsession (Girl + Guy)
There is an infinite amount of music focused on obsessive and dramatic relationships. Initially, these can be heard as intense romantic songs, but after a couple of listens, they turn into unhealthy stalker anthems.
But ultimately, music is about exaggeration, and these songs are entertaining.
- I. Popular songs about obsession
- II. Rap/hip hop songs about obsession
- III. Country songs about obsession
- IV. Songs about being obsessed with someone
- V. Songs about being obsessed with a woman
- VI. Songs about being obsessed with a guy
- VII. Songs about possessive love
- VIII. Songs with obsession in the title
- IX. Songs about obsession and stalking
I. Popular songs about obsession
These hits have been played over and over by millions. These exaggerated love songs are about commitment, obsession, excess, and heartache
1) Never Gonna Give You Up
This might be a rick-roll, but it’s also a great song about obsession.
Hidden in a killer rock melody and vocals are obsessive and creepy lyrics.
From the moment I wake
To the moment I sleep
I’ll be there by your side
Just you try and stop me
I’ll be waiting in line
Just to see if you care
While it’s romantic how much Bruno Mars will go through for his love, it’s also obsessive and excessive how much he loves.
6) Someone Like You
We’ve all heard, and we’ve all sung it. And this classic reveals us all to be a little obsessed with our exes.
II. Rap/hip hop songs about obsession
In the genre of music known for wordplay and lyricism, the songs around themes of obsession are incredibly gritty, violent, and extreme. But these specific songs somehow maintain entertainment while discussing more serious topics.
2) Black Widow
3) The Creep
III. Country songs about obsession
This genre is excellent at storytelling, and these songs specifically paint vivid pictures of their subjects. While Pop songs might only speak in metaphors, they build themselves around a central metaphor or obsessive image. This makes their meaning just as exciting as their melodies.
1) Come To My Window
2) Kentucky Rain
3) Silver Springs
4) I’m Gonna Getcha Good
5) Living Room
Losing sleep to spy on someone takes being a ‘nosy neighbor’ to new extremes. Some advice – close your curtains.
IV. Songs about being obsessed with someone
In the following songs, love is exaggerated in either positive or negative extremes. Loving someone is turned into being obsessed, or obsessions are shown to be more sinister. These songs’ metaphors and meanings are stretched, but the music remains solid and strapping.
1) I Want You To Want Me
2) I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
3) Why Don’t You Write Me
From the album ‘bridge over troubled water,’ the reason someone isn’t writing to this speaker might be obvious to everyone but them.
4) Pictures of You
5) All I Need
6) Love You Til Tuesday
The song “Love You Til Tuesday” was written from the perspective of someone being stalked by a crazy woman. Bowie somehow makes a song about a stalker sound fun.
7) I Feel Like I’m Drowning
V. Songs about being obsessed with a woman
Men being obsessed over women is not new at all, so it’s no surprise there is an infinite supply of great songs about it.
1) Hey There Delilah
This song flies below the ‘creepy’ line with sweet and sentimental lyrics. But things change when you know Delilah wasn’t interested in the singer’s attention.
2) Jesse’s Girl
3) Don’t You Want Me
“You’re all I’ve ever wanted, and my arms are opened wide.”
5) She Will Be Loved
From an album titled ‘dizzy up the girl’ and a song about how much you’d give up just to touch and kiss someone without the world seeing… the true meaning of this hit is more sinister than it appears.
VI. Songs about being obsessed with a guy
Women are emotional and powerful beings. It’s no wonder they have even stronger feelings for those they fall in love with.
1) Hey Stephen
This singer is known for singing about her (obsessive) love stories and songs. Her discography could fill this category, but let’s begin with this song specifically about competing with ‘Stephen’s’ crushes.
2) You Oughta Know
This song is a Grammy winner, and after hearing Morisette’s emotional vocals and instrumentals, there’s no doubt why it’s so successful.
3) Always Be My Baby
Even the queen herself gets overly infatuated with men, but she turns her feelings into musical hits when she does.
4) Woman In Love
5) No One Gonna Love You
VII. Songs about possessive love
Sometimes you can’t help but wish to possess and control your love when you’re in love, so they have eyes for no one else. If you’ve ever felt or currently feel this way, then these songs might just be your new favorites.
1) Pos Possessionsession
2) If I Can’t Have You
3) I Put A Spell On You
The ultimate possessive love song – “I put a spell on you because you’re mine.”
Enrique captured possessive and obsessive relationships when he said – “If you feel like leaving, I’m not going to make you stay… You can ride and hide, but you can’t escape my love”.
5) I Will Possess Your Heart
6) Drain You
VIII. Songs with obsession in the title
From R&B to pop to musicals to hip hop – obsession is a theme many have personal experiences with.
1) Depression & Obsession
3) Hopelessly Devoted To You
A timeless ballad from the musical Grease, this song is self-aware in its obsessive love and even more heartbreaking for it.
IX. Songs about obsession and stalking
Many songs have been written about an obsession that has crossed the legal lines in their metaphors. Now they sound more like a criminal’s manifesto. While they may be entertaining bops, be wary of their not-so-hidden meanings.
1) Every Breath You Take
Every breath you take, I’ll be watching you… are you sure you don’t want to find any other hobbies?
2) I Will Follow Him
The Sister Act adapted this song, but this song is just creepy without the religious connotations.
3) One Way or Another
4) Run for Your Life
5) Hungry Like The Wolf
6) Two Steps Behind
7) I Will Follow
Either this is a sweet song about a son following behind his mother or a very sick adult fixation on a woman.
8) Follow You Home
After listening closely to these lyrics, we can all agree that this relationship needs therapy or to end immediately.