20 Best Songs About Being Used

By Nico Gonzalez

Many people feel that they have been used by someone in their life. Whether it be a relationship, friendship, or even within their family. It is common for people to believe that the person who has used them does not care about how they feel and only cares about themselves. The songs on this list explore the range of emotions felt when being used from heartbreak to anger.


How Do You Sleep? by Sam Smith

Sam Smith - How Do You Sleep? (Official Video)

How Do You Sleep? by Sam Smith is a song about the feeling of being used. In the song, Smith sings about how his ex-boyfriend cheated on him and then left him for someone else. He accuses his ex-boyfriend of using him to get over his previous girlfriend and then discarding him when he was no longer needed. Its lyrics are about the anger, betrayal, and hurt that come with being used.

I Hate U, I Love U by Gnash

gnash - i hate u, i love u ft. olivia o'brien (music video)

I Hate U, I Love U by Gnash is a song about the pain and heartache of being used. The lyrics explore the range of emotions that come with being taken for granted and feeling like you’re not good enough. It’s a powerful song that speaks to the feelings of betrayal and resentment that come with being used. Its lyrics are about being used for someone’s own gain, and how that can make you feel.

I Have Questions by Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello - I Have Questions (Lyric Video)

This song is about feeling used by someone you thought you could trust. Cabello has said that the song is very personal to her, and it’s easy to see why. The lyrics are full of raw emotion, and they perfectly capture the feeling of being betrayed by someone you thought you could trust. Its lyrics are about questioning what happened in a relationship and coming to the realization that you were nothing more than a pawn in someone else’s game.

You Ruin Me by The Veronicas

The Veronicas - You Ruin Me

The Veronicas are an Australian pop duo who have been making music since 2004. Their song “You Ruin Me” was released in 2014 and became an instant hit. The lyrics of the song are about a relationship in which one person is being used and abused by the other. The song captures the feeling of betrayal and heartbreak that comes with being used.

Hustle by Pink

P!nk - Hustle (Official Lyric Video)

Hustle” is a song by American singer Pink. It was released as the sixth and final single from her seventh studio album, “The Truth About Love” (2012). The song was written by Pink, Shellback, and Max Martin, and produced by Martin and Shellback. “Hustle” is a mid-tempo dance-pop song with a thumping beat and an catchy hook. The lyrics are about being used by a lover and not being able to let go.

Layla by Derek and the Dominos

The song “Layla” by Derek and the Dominos is one of the best songs about being used. It tells the story of a woman who is in love with a man who is married to someone else. She is willing to do anything for him, even if it means being used. The song explores the range of emotions that come with being used, from heartbreak and betrayal to anger and resentment. Its lyrics are about how love can make you do things that you never thought you would do.

Nights Like This by Kehlani (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)

Kehlani - Nights Like This (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) [Official Music Video]

Nights Like This is about a relationship in which one person is being used by the other. The song explores the range of emotions that come with being used, from heartbreak and betrayal to anger and resentment. It’s a powerful song that captures the feeling of being taken for granted and used. Its lyrics are about a relationship that’s not built on love, but on taking advantage of the other person.

Grenade by Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars - Grenade (Official Music Video)

“Grenade” is a song by American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars. It was written by Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine of The Smeezingtons. The song was produced by The Smeezingtons and Jeff Bhasker.

The song was released as the second single from Mars’ debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010). “Grenade” was a commercial success, reaching number one in fourteen countries. It has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Mean It by Lauv & LANY

Lauv & LANY - Mean It [Official Video]

“Mean It” is a song about being hurt and used by someone you love. The lyrics talk about the pain of being betrayed and how it feels to be lied to. It’s a powerful song that captures the feeling of being used and discarded by someone you care for. Its lyrics are about the speaker being used for sex and then being dumped when the other person is done with them. The song is about how it feels to be used and treated like a disposable object by someone you thought cared for you.

I’m Your Puppet by James & Bobby Purify

The song “I’m Your Puppet” by James & Bobby Purify is about a man who is being controlled by the woman he loves. She is using him for her own ends, and he knows it. He begs her to let him go, but she doesn’t listen. The lyrics of the song express the pain and frustration that comes with being used. Many songs about being used explore the theme of heartbreak, and this one is no exception.

Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri

christina perri - jar of hearts [official music video]

Jar of Hearts is a song about a relationship that has ended. The singer is reflecting on the relationship and how it ended. She was used by the other person in the relationship and now feels hurt and betrayed. Its lyrics are about moving on from a toxic relationship and learning to trust again. Its lyrics are about moving on from a toxic relationship and learning to trust again.

Dear John by Taylor Swift

Dear John is a song about the aftermath of a break-up. In the song, Taylor Swift sings about how she was used by her ex-boyfriend and then discarded. She expresses her anger, resentment, and heartbreak over being used. Its lyrics are about moving on from a relationship and finding someone who will treat you better. Many songs have been written about the feeling of being used, but this one is definitely one of the best.

Cry Me a River by Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River (Official Video)

Cry Me a River is a song about betrayal and heartbreak. The lyrics express the hurt and anger that come with being used and lied to. Timberlake sings about how his lover left him for someone else, and how he feels like he was taken for a fool. The song is a powerful declaration of revenge and resentment. Its lyrics are about moving on from a relationship that was built on lies and betrayal.

Use Me by Bill Withers

Bill Withers - Use Me (Official Audio)

Use Me is a soulful ballad about being used by someone you love. The lyrics are full of pain and heartache, as the singer begs for someone to “use me” until he’s “used up”. The song paints a picture of someone who has been hurt and betrayed, and is desperate for some kind of relief. Its lyrics are about the feeling of being used, and how it can make you feel so low and worthless.

Letdown by This Providence

This Providence: Letdown [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

This Providence’s “Letdown” is a song about betrayal and heartbreak. The lyrics explore the feeling of being used and discarded by someone you loved. It’s a powerful song that captures the emotion of being left behind perfectly. Its lyrics are about the speaker being used and then left behind, feeling like they were nothing to the other person.

I Hate Myself for Loving You by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - I Hate Myself for Loving You (Official Video)

I Hate Myself for Loving You is a song about being used and feeling betrayed. Joan Jett sings about how she’s tired of being the one who gets hurt, and how she’s fed up with always being the one who gets taken for granted. The song is a powerful declaration of independence, and it shows that Joan Jett isn’t going to put up with being used anymore.

Stay by Sugarland

Sugarland - Stay (Official Video)

The song “Stay” by Sugarland is about a woman who is in a relationship with a man who is emotionally unavailable. She is trying to get him to stay with her, but he keeps insisting that he needs to leave. The lyrics of the song express the feelings of frustration, heartbreak, and desperation that come with being in a one-sided relationship.

New Rules by Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa - New Rules (Official Music Video)

When you’re fresh out of a relationship, it can feel like the world is against you. That’s the feeling that Dua Lipa captures on her song “New Rules.” The song is about a woman who has been hurt by a man and is trying to figure out how to move on. She lays out a set of rules for herself, one of which is “Don’t pick up the phone.” This is a song about heartbreak, betrayal, and moving on.

The Heart Wants What It Wants by Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez - The Heart Wants What It Wants (Official Video)

The Heart Wants What It Wants by Selena Gomez is a song about the pain of being used. Gomez sings about how she was in love with a man who only wanted her for her body, and how it broke her heart when he left her. The song is brutally honest and shows the raw emotion that comes with being used. Its lyrics are about the feeling of being used and how it can make someone feel worthless.

Take a Bow by Rihanna

Rihanna - Take A Bow

“Take a Bow” is a song by Barbadian singer Rihanna from her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). It was written by Shaffer Smith and Ne-Yo, with production helmed by the former. The song was released as the album’s second single on November 27, 2007. “Take a Bow” is a mid-tempo R&B ballad that contains instrumentation from keyboards and violins. Lyrically, the song is about moving on from a relationship that has ended.