9 Songs About Betrayal and Backstabbing

(Last Updated On: September 12, 2020)

Betrayal is the act of violating the trust of a person, confidence or someone’s moral standard while backstabbing is the act of saying harmful or unpleasant things about a person when they are not present. Here is a list of songs that resonate with such circumstances.

1. Christina Aguilera – Fighter

This is a song off her fourth studio album. In it she gives the message that she is glad about the nasty experience with the person since she was able to learn from the experience and become stronger.


2. Shantelle – Impossible

The song talks about the aftermath of a broken relationship and to draw strength to carry on past it. It became the singer’s most successful single in the US.


3. Halsey – Without Me

The track goes into the personal feeling of Halsey after a very public relationship with fellow musician G Eazy. She claims he cheated on her multiple times in front of the entire world despite her giving so much of herself to him.


4. Avril Lavigne – My Happy Ending

The song is about a relationship that doesn’t work out and saying goodbye to all the memories together.


5. Justin Bieber – Where Are You

Justin in the song talks about how Selena wasn’t there for him at one of the worst times in his life despite him being there for her every time she needed major publicity or anything. At one point she even bashed him on the Jimmy Fallon show after a DUI arrest.


6. Billie Eilish – No Time To Die

The song looks at them of romantic betrayal. It served as the theme song to the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die.


7. Drake – Not You Too

Drake sings about being betrayed by a woman that he didn’t expect to. The phrase “not you too” is an indication that he has been done the same by multiple women in the past.


8. Taylor Swift – My tears Ricochet

The track’s hidden meaning is based on an experience in Taylor Swift’s life. It is about Scott Borchetta’s betrayal of Taylor when she left Big Machine records for Republic. Executives from the record labelĀ  (Scott Borschetta and Scooter Braun) have tried to tear down Swift’s reputation despite all the money she had made for the record label.


9. Taylor Swift – Bad Blood

The song is about fellow singer Katy Perry. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor Swift stated that Katy did something horrible to her whereby she tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She thought that they were friends before.