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10 Songs About Wanting Someone Else While In A Relationship

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One of the toughest decisions to make is choosing between the one you’re with and the one you’ve fallen in love with. Below, we’ve listed down some songs that capture this feeling perfectly.

Olivia Newton-John – I Honestly Love You

To start off this list, we have one of Olivia’s most famous and heartbreaking ballads. At first, you might think this is about a woman confessing her love to a man. However, when you take a look at the lyrics, it’s actually about falling in love with a married man while she herself is married. On the bright side, nothing happens of their mutual attraction.

Loving someone else lyrics: If we both were born

In another place and time

This moment might be ending in a kiss

But there you are with yours



And here I am with mine

So I guess we’ll just be leaving it at this

I love you

I honestly love you

 

Katy Perry – Thinking of You

In this song, Katy Perry pines for the love of an ex-lover, even if she’s already with someone else. She seems to be looking at her past relationship through rose-tinted lenses because she believes she’ll never find someone as good as her ex. While this isn’t necessarily about falling in love with someone while you’re already with another, it paints a pretty good picture of staying in love with someone long after you’ve broken up.

Loving someone else lyrics: You’re like an Indian summer in the middle of winter

Like a hard candy with a surprise center



How do I get better once I’ve had the best

You said there’s tons of fish in the water

So the waters I will test

He kissed my lips, I taste your mouth

He pulled me in, I was disgusted with myself

 

Hinder – Lips of an Angel

In what we could consider the only song by Hinder that hit the charts, the vocalist sings about a call he receives from his ex. He admits that he has never really moved on from her, despite the fact that he’s already seeing someone new. And since he’s hiding his conversation with his ex from his current girlfriend, it seems pretty clear that he has intentions of being unfaithful.

Loving someone else lyrics: Well, my girl’s in the next room

Sometimes I wish she was you

I guess we never really moved on

It’s really good to hear your voice saying my name

It sounds so sweet

Coming from the lips of an angel

Hearing those words – it makes me weak

And I never wanna say goodbye

But, girl, you make it hard to be faithful

With the lips of an angel

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Little Mix feat. Jason Derulo – Secret Love Song

Is it just me or are songs about cheating duos becoming more common? In this song, Little Mix and Jason Derulo sing as ill-fated lovers who are in relationships with other people. They lament how they need to keep their love behind closed doors because their significant others might find out.

Loving someone else lyrics: And nobody knows I’m in love with someone’s baby

I don’t wanna hide us away

Tell the world about the love we’re making

I’m living for that day someday

Why can’t I hold you in the street?

Why can’t I kiss you on the dance floor?

I wish that we could be like that

Why can’t we be like that?

‘Cause I’m yours, I’m yours

 

John Legend – She Don’t Have to Know

In this song, John Legend sings as a man who’s willing to go to the other side of town just to see his mistress. He sings about how he’s able to sneak around just to keep his official girlfriend from catching him with his other girl. And as the song implies, he’s pretty adamant about not letting his girl know about his shenanigans.

Loving someone else lyrics: Oh stealing moments just to be with you

Though it’s wrong, it’s hard to tell the truth, oh no

She don’t have to know she don’t have to know

When I meet ‘cha, I got my shades on to cover up my eyes

I’m hoping that nobody sees me passing by

Through my disguise I still know you recognize

 

Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss

Carly Rae Jepsen’s songs have that upbeat pop sound, but darker lyrics are usually lurking behind that dance tempo. In this song, Carly sings about how she can’t resist wanting to kiss this guy she sees at the club. The downside is that both she and the guy she likes are in different relationships.

Loving someone else lyrics: You know you’re just my type

And your eyes are lock and key, to my heart

Tempting my confession, my confession

And you’re a real hot thing

But you know I’ve got a boy somewhere

So can you feel the tension?

 

Clay Walker – Holder Her Loving You

In this song, Clay Walker sings about the three hardest things he’s ever had to do. The third is leaving “here” without the girl he loves. The second is telling his real girlfriend about his side chick. And the hardest thing is holding his girlfriend while loving his side chick. Seems like a tough life for Mr. Walker, especially since he can’t seem to leave his real girlfriend because he doesn’t have a good enough reason to do so.

Loving someone else lyrics: If she’d give me one good reason I’d be gone

But she ain’t done one thing wrong

So don’t expect me just to walk out of the door

I still love her but I love you more

 

Del Amitri – Be My Downfall

We humans can be quite weak in the face of temptation, and no one knows this better than the protagonist of Del Amitri’s Be My Downfall. In this song, the protagonist is about head back home to a girlfriend who’s patiently waiting for him. But one look at this girl he considers his downfall, and his defenses are down. He admits defeat and decides to skip the bus and take off with this other woman.

Loving someone else lyrics: The bus is pulling out and I guess I’d better go

Before I make a grave mistake and let my feelings show

And twenty miles away she waits alone for me

But when I try to picture her you’re the one I see

And in another situation I could put up a fight

But you will be my downfall tonight

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Barry Manilow – Even Now

It’s the ultimate test of love when you’re made to choose between a great life with someone new or a not-so-great one with someone you used to be with. If you’ve already seemingly moved on from your past life with your ex, but deep down you still want that old life so badly, then this song by Barry Manilow is perfect for you.

Loving someone else lyrics: Even now when I have come so far

I wonder where you are

I wonder why it’s still so hard without you

Even now when I come shining through

I swear I think of you

And how I wish you knew

Even now

 

England Dan and John Ford Coley – It’s Sad to Belong

Perhaps this song has one of the most hard-hitting lines in music history: It’s sad to belong to someone else when the right one comes along. In this song, the protagonist meets the woman of his dreams. But sadly, he’s already married to someone else. His only respite is to dream about the life that could have been as he tries to let his love for someone else go.

Loving someone else lyrics: So I lived my life in a dreamworld

For the rest of my days

Just you and me walkin’ hand in hand

In a wishful memory

Oh, I guess that’s all

That it would ever be

 

When you’re faced with the decision to choose between the one you’re with and the one you love, maybe these songs will knock some sense into you.

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