Fear. Anger. Mistrust. Envy. Apprehension. Jealously isn’t one of the nicer sides of love, but it certainly can be a part of it. When you’re with someone you care deeply about it can drive you a little crazy, have you doubting yourself and your relationship, and make you wonder What does this person even see in me? Is it any wonder there are so many songs about jealousy?
Whether you’re watching the one you love with someone else across a room full of faces, lusting after your best friend’s girl, or just wondering what you’d do if you were her man, there’s a jealous song that might not make you feel any better but maybe a little less alone. Check out the list of songs about jealousy below, or listen to it on Spotify.
60 of the best songs about jealousy
1. “Jealous Bone,” Patty Loveless
“And I know I’m gonna run you off, if I don’t learn to let you go.
But ooh oh you make me lose control.”
2. “Jealousy,” Natalie Merchant
“Is she the sort you’ve always thought,
could make you what you’re not?”
3. “My Best Friend’s Girl,” The Cars
“You’re always dancing down the street with your suede blue eye-eyes.
And every new boy that you meet doesn’t know the real surprise.”
4. “Lounge Act,” Nirvana
“I’ll arrest myself and wear a shield. I’ll go out of my way to prove I still smell her on you.”
5. “Hey Jealousy,” Gin Blossoms
“The past is gone but something might be found to take its place… Hey jealousy.”
6. “Mr. Brightside,” The Killers
“Jealousy, turning saints into the sea,
swimming through sick lullabies,
choking on your alibis.”
7. “No One Else,” Weezer
“I want a girl who will laugh for no one else.
When I’m away she puts her makeup on the shelf.”
8. “When It Was Me,” Paula
“Oh, oh, and I’m not jealous, no, I’m not.
Oh, oh, I just want everything she’s got.”
9. “Revenge,” P!nk Featuring Eminem
“I’m daydreamin’, let me count the ways
how I’ll get you or how I’ll make you pay.”
10. “You Can’t Do That,” The Beatles
“I got something to say that might cause you pain.
If I catch you talking to that boy again,
I’m gonna let you down and leave you flat.
Because I told you before, oh you can’t do that.”
11. “Every Breath You Take,” The Police
Oh can’t you see,
you belong to me.
How my poor heart breaks,
with every breath you take.
12. “When I Was Your Man,” Bruno Mars
“Should have gave you all my hours when I had the chance. Take you to every party ’cause all you wanted to do was dance.
Now my baby’s dancing but she’s dancing with another man.”
13. “You Belong with Me,” Taylor Swift
“If you can see I’m the one who understands you. Been here all along so why can’t you see, you belong with me.”
14. “That’s Him Over There,” Nina Simone
“I guess that you know what extremes I have gone to,
to prove that I didn’t care. You were so anxious to meet the dream that I’ve hung onto.
Well, that’s him, that’s my Jim, over there.”
15. “She’s Got You,” Patsy Cline
“I’ve got your class ring that proved you cared. And it still looks the same as when you gave it, dear.
The only thing different, the only thing new,
I’ve got these little things, she’s got you.”
16. “Gallery,” Mario Vazquez
“And girl you’re just way too fine. Gotta be treated as one of a kind. Girl use your mind. Don’t be just another dime.”
17. “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“I want to taste her lips. Yeah, ’cause they taste like you.”
18. “Green is the Colour,” Pink Floyd
“Envy is the bond between the hopeful and the damned.”
19. “Jealous Guy,” John Lennon
“I’m sorry that I made you cry. Oh my I didn’t want to hurt you. I’m just a jealous guy.”
20. “Jessie’s Girl,” Rick Springfield
“I feel so dirty when they start talking cute.
I wanna tell her that I love her but the point is probably moot.”
21. “Satellite of Love,” Lou Reed
“I’ve been told that you’ve been bold with Harry, Mark, and John.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday to Thursday. With Harry, Mark, and John.”
22. “Who Is He (And What Is He to You?),” Bill Withers
“Now when I add the sum of you and me,
I get confused when I keep coming up with three. You’re too much for one man, but not enough for two.”
23. “If I Lost You,” Garbage
“There are times when I see you talking to other girls, I feel insecure. And every time I see you walking out, I wonder if you’re coming back to me.”
24. “Jealous (I Ain’t With It),” Chromeo
“So is it really my fault, I get a shiver when I see you with those other guys.”
25. “Jealous Again,” The Black Crows
“Stop, understand me. I ain’t afraid of losing face. Stop, understand me. I ain’t afraid of ever losing faith in you.”
26. “Tell Her No,” The Zombies
“And if she should tell you come closer, and if she tempts you with her charms, tell her no no no no no-no-no-no.”
27. “Ring the Alarm,” Beyoncé
“Ring the alarm, I been through this too long, but I’ll be damned if I see another chick on your arm.”
28. “I (Who Have Nothing),” Ben E. King
“I, I who have no one, must watch you go dancing by, wrapped in the arms of somebody else when, darling, it’s I who loves you.”
29. “Jealous Hearted Blues,” Ma Rainey
“Going to buy me a bulldog, to watch him while I sleep. Just to keep my man from making his midnight creep. Yes I’m jealous, jealous. Jealous hearted me.”
30. “Jealousy,” Queen
“Oh jealousy you tripped me up. Jealousy you brought me down. You bring me sorrow you cause me pain. Jealousy when will you let go?”
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31. “Treat You Better,” Shawn Mendes
“I won’t lie to you, I know he’s just not right for you.”
32. “The Jealous Kind,” Joe Cocker
“It’s just that I’m so afraid someone might steal you away, I’d lose my mind.
So please forgive me for the way I act sometimes. I’m the jealous kind.”
33. “I Want Your Girlfriend to Be My Girlfriend Too,” Reel Big Fish
“There’s a little girl I know, you might know her too. She looks so good, she looks so cute, standin’ next to you. And I don’t know what to do.”
34. “Silver Springs,” Fleetwood Mac
“Don’t say that she’s pretty, and did you say that she loved you. Baby I don’t want to know.”
35. “Jealous,” Nick Jonas
“It’s not your fault that they hover, I mean no disrespect. It’s my right to be hellish. I still get jealous.”
36. “Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood
“Right now, she’s probably up singing some white-trash version of Shania karaoke. Right now, she’s probably saying “I’m drunk” and he’s a-thinking that he’s gonna get lucky.”
37. “Jealous Lover,” Rainbow
“Shades of red, eyes of green, sees black and white, and there’s no in between.”
38. “Forgive My Jealousy,” Chuck Jackson
“Forgive this foolish fear that rages inside of me. Oh, I love you so much love has blinded me.”
39. “Beautiful Liar,” Shakira and Beyoncé
“I walked in on your love scene, slow dancing. You stole everything, how can you say I did you wrong.”
40. “Pickup Truck,” Kings of Leon
“And in the moonlight I throwed him down, a kicking, screaming, a rolling around. A little piece of a bloody tooth. Just so you know I was thinking of you.”
41. “Want U Back,” Cher Lloyd
“Remember all the things that you and I did first? And now you’re doing them with her. Remember all the things that you and I did first? You got me, got me like this.”
42. “Bust Your Windows,” Jazmine Sullivan
“I bust the windows out ya car and no it didn’t mend my broken heart.”
43. “You Oughta Know,” Alanis Morissette
“Is she perverted like me? Would she go down on you in a theater? Does she speak eloquently? And would she have your baby? I’m sure she’d make a really excellent mother.”
44. “Girlfriend,” Avril Lavigne
“She’s like so whatever. You could do so much better. I think we should get together now.”
45. “Dysentery Gary,” Blink 182
“Life just sucks, I lost the one. I’m giving up. She found someone. There’s plenty more. Girls are such a drag.”
46. “Jealousy,” Spoon
“Jealousy, you have never done a thing for me.”
47. “Endlessly Jealous,” Lou Reed
“Endlessly jealous of you, being endlessly jealous of me.
The man that you thought I could be turning red with jealousy.”
48. “Jealousy,” Iggy Pop
“I feel it comin’ it’s flushin’ my face. I feel it comin’ jealousy baby.
I feel it comin’ boilin my blood . I feel it comin’ jealousy baby.”
49. “Jealousy,” Billy Fury
“I loved you too well. For I doubted you in my heart.
My life was hell every moment we were apart.
Why did I make that big mistake?
I wronged you right from the start.”
50. “False Accusations,” Robert Cray
“I was so wrong. She’s gone tonight.
I was so wrong. I can see her now.
And jealousy had twisted me somehow.”
51. “Suspicious Minds,” Elvis Presley
“We’re caught in a trap. I can’t walk out, because I love you too much, baby.”
52. “Dark Lady,” Cher
“So I sneaked back and caught her with my man,
laughing and kissing till they saw the gun in my hand.
The next thing I knew they were dead on the floor.
Dark lady would never turn a card up anymore.”
53. “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight,” Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
“We were so close but we should’ve been closer and it’s making me feel so sad. B
ut I tell myself I didn’t lose her ’cause you can’t lose a friend you never had.”
54. “Run for Your Life,” The Beatles
“Well I’d rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man.”
55. “My Girl Bill,” Jim Stafford
“Bill, you know we just left her place, and we both know what she said.
She doesn’t want to see your face, and she wishes you were dead!”
56. “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You),” Tony Orlando and Dawn
“The handsome guy that you’ve been dating, whoa, I got a feelin’ he’s gonna put you down.”
57. “The Girl is Mine,” Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney
“I don’t understand the way you think, saying that she’s yours not mine. Sending roses and your silly dreams, really just a waste of time.”
58. “No Reply,” The Beatles
“I nearly died, I nearly died. ‘Cause you walked hand in hand with another man in my place.”
59. “Him or Me – What’s It Gonna Be,” Paul Revere & The Raiders
“I can still recall when you told me I was all everything you looked for in a man. But I know that it’s not true, I’ve seen the way he looks at you, and I think you’re gonna hang me up again.”
60. “Jealous,” Robert Palmer
“When I see you with that guy and he catches your pretty eye,
You know it makes we want to die.”
Hopefully this playlist has satisfied your craving for songs about jealousy. And if you’ve been feeling jealous yourself, remember – you’re unique and amazing! You don’t need to feel insecure. Just keep doing you, and you’ll be fine.