20 Songs About Jealousy

Songs about jealousy are a dime a dozen. Everyone has felt the green-eyed monster. Gnawing away at their insides at some point in their lives. It can be toxic, and often leads to ruinous relationships.

But for all the pain that jealousy brings, it can also make for some powerful music. Songs about jealousy range from soul-wrenching ballads to enraged anthems. They often make for some of the most emotionally charged music around.

Songs About Jealousy

There are many songs about jealousy that have different angles. People can be jealous of many things. Each one of these songs will help a person relate and make sense of the feelings that consume them. Here are 20 songs that can help!

Send Them Off – Bastille

The lead character in this music video is being chased by scary demon-wearing antlers. But instead of being scared, he’s excited! He knows that the demon is only after his negative emotions of envy and jealousy. He’s more than happy to get rid of them. The song is very suitable for a Halloween party. 

Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield

This song is dedicated to a girl who is in a relationship with Jessie. Rick Springfield is secretly jealous of him. In this song, Springfield admires the girl’s beauty and how she watches him with eyes that seem to say she wants him. He sings about how his wish is for a relationship with her instead of Jessie.

My Best Friend’s Girl – The Cars

The singer’s one-sided love for a girl who got away because of his best friend is the focus of this song. He’s jealous of his best friend because he’s with the girl that he loves. The pain of seeing her with someone else is too much for him to handle. 

Every Breath You Take – The Police

This song states that the stalker will be jealous of every breath their lover takes. Even though they are not together, the stalker will feel possessive over them. They will be happy as long as they can see the person they are stalking from afar. With every breath the person takes, the stalker will feel like they are a part of it.

 Jealous – Labrinth

In this song, Labrinth’s jealousy arises from the fact that the raindrops fall on his lover’s skin. He is envious of the rain because it gets to touch her in a way that he can’t. Not only rain, but he’s jealous of the wind that blows through her clothes. Labrinth is a very popular singer known for his amazing voice.

Jealous Guy – John Lennon

The track John Lennon’s Jealous Guy is about his feeling of inadequacy. Even though he is successful, jealousy is an emotion that is still experienced. Also, the song is based on an experience he had with Paul McCartney where there was a big argument. Loneliness is also something that Lennon felt when he was younger. 

Tell Me You Love Me – Demi Lovato

It’s common to feel insecure in relationships nowadays. In a world full of breakups and people not being satisfied with their partners, it’s hard to trust that love is real. And this song is dedicated to every person who is in a relationship. But isn’t sure about their partner’s love for them. 

Who Is He? – Bill Withers

If you find yourself experiencing envy in your relationship, this song is for you. Bill Withers is out for a walk with his girlfriend when he notices another man glaring at him. When he glances at his girlfriend, she quickly looks away with guilt in her eyes. And that’s why he’s asking, who is this man, and what is he to her? 

My Name Is Not Susan – Whitney Houston

The singer is very jealous of her husband’s ex, Susan. Due to the fact that he can’t seem to forget about her. She is asking for some love and respect from her husband. The song is a great example of how a woman can be very jealous when it comes to the man she loves. 

The Jam – David Watts

The singer’s jealousy of a guy named David Watts is the focus of this song. It’s because Watts is a very successful concert promoter and also doesn’t seem to have any problems in his life. The singer envies him for that, and also because he is very good-looking.

Jealous – Beyoncé

In 2013, Beyoncé released a track called Jealous. In it, she speaks about the motion of envy and jealousy, and how they can stir up feelings of insecurity. The lyrics explore the innermost thoughts of someone consumed by these emotions. In this song, a woman feels jealous of her man’s affection toward his ex-girlfriend.

Green Is The Colour – Pink Floyd

You can actually feel the singer’s jealousy in this song. The emotion exists of the person who has what he wants. But he’s also feeling envy because he doesn’t have what they do. The lyrics of the song are relatable for anyone who has experienced these emotions. 

Baby I’m Jealous – Bebe Rexha

The song features Rexha singing about her feelings of jealousy. All against her husband’s ex-girlfriend. She cannot do anything to make him love her more, and she is constantly comparing herself to the other woman. The lyrics are very catchy and will definitely resonate with anyone who has ever felt this way.

Jealous of Your Cigarette – Hawksley Workman

The unique thought of being jealous of inanimate objects is explored in this song. The lyrics are about a man who is addicted to someone who smokes cigarettes. He is very jealous of the cigarette. Because it gets to spend time with the person he loves. You will definitely be able to relate. If you have ever been in a situation where you are jealous of something your partner loves.

You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

Released in 2008, this song is about a girl who is secretly in love. But with a person who is in love with someone else. The song is very popular throughout her whole carrier because it is relatable to a lot of people. A lot of us have been in a position where we are jealous of the person our crush is in love with.

We’re Not Gonna Take It – The Who

This song was released by The Who in 1984 as a part of the album Stay Hungry. You can definitely feel the frustration and anger in the lyrics of this song. The feeling of being controlled by someone is very relatable, and the song is a great way to vent those emotions.

Enough for You – Olivia Rodrigo

The song has crossed more than 30 million views on YouTube with a debut album called Sour. The girl in the song is trying to deal with the fact that her ex-boyfriend has moved on with someone new. She is jealous of the new girl and is trying to figure out why she can’t seem to move on. 

Ring the Alarm – Beyoncé

Another song by Beyoncé that deals with the topic of jealousy is called Ring the Alarm. This song is from the perspective of a woman who is tired of being cheated on by her man. In this song, she is warning him that if he doesn’t change his ways, she will ring the alarm. This is a great song for anyone who has ever felt disrespected in a relationship. 

Selfish Love – Selena Gomez

In this song, you will experience the feeling of being jealous. But because your partner is being selfish. The guy who only cares about himself is the focus of this song. Have you ever been in a relationship where you feel like you are not being appreciated? Then this song will definitely resonate with you. 

Hey Jealousy – Blossoms

In the year 1992, Gin Blossoms released the song Hey Jealousy. It was on the album New Miserable Experience. This song shares the thoughts of a man who is jealous of the new boyfriend his girlfriend has. With proper usage of instruments and vocals. The jealousy expressed in this song is done in a creative way.

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Jealousy is a feeling that is experienced by many people at some point in their lives. It can be difficult to deal with. But there are Songs all about it that can help provide comfort and understanding.

These songs can offer a way to cope with the feeling and may even help prevent it from happening again in the future. If you or someone you know is struggling with jealousy, consider listening to some of these songs. They just might help make things a little bit easier.

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Don East

My name is Don East, I'm the editor for Killer Rig. I've been playing guitar for over 20 years and have designed and manufactured products like guitar amps, effects pedals, and more. Over the years I have played in many bands and have a deep love for quality gear. I am an electrical engineer and have a passion for music gear, and now want to share what I know with the community!