20 Best Songs About Broken Trust

By Nico Gonzalez

Trust is essential in all relationships. It’s what allows us to open up and share our feelings with others, to know that we can rely on them when we need them. When trust is broken, it can be difficult to rebuild. These 20 songs explore the various ways that broken trust can affect our lives. From heartbreak to betrayal, these songs will make you feel all the feels.


Bad Blood – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar

Bad Blood is a song about a broken relationship. In the song, Taylor Swift sings about the betrayal that she experienced from someone she trusted. The lyrics of the song express the anger and pain that she felt as a result of the betrayal. Its lyrics are about moving on from a relationship that was built on lies and deception. This song has fantastic production values and is one of the catchiest songs on this list.

You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name (Official Music Video)

You Give Love a Bad Name is about a relationship that has been ruined by broken trust. The lyrics explore the various ways that broken trust can affect our lives. The song is about heartbreak and betrayal, and it will make you feel all the feels. Its lyrics are about how trust is a fundamental part of our relationships. When it’s broken, it can be difficult to rebuild.

Take a Bow – Rihanna

Rihanna - Take A Bow

In Take a Bow, Rihanna sings about the heartbreak caused by broken trust. She pleads with her lover to take her back, but it’s clear that the relationship is over. This song is about the pain of being betrayed and the hope of reconciliation. Its lyrics are about the feelings of anger, hurt, and betrayal that come with a relationship ending because of trust being broken.

Say My Name – Destiny’s Child

Destiny's Child - Say My Name (Official Video)

Destiny’s Child was one of the biggest girl groups of the 1990s and 2000s. They released hit after hit, and their 1998 song “Say My Name” is one of their most popular tracks. The song is about a relationship that is on the brink of breaking down. The woman is begging her partner to tell her what is going on, as she feels like he is hiding something from her. This song has an upbeat tempo, but the lyrics are full of emotion.

Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River (Official Video)

Cry Me a River is a song about heartbreak and betrayal. Justin Timberlake sings about how his lover broke his trust and left him for someone else. He pleads with her to return to him, but she’s long gone. The song is full of pain and regret, and it’s clear that Timberlake has been deeply hurt by this experience. Some people never recover from broken trust, but Timberlake seems hopeful that he’ll find love again.

First Cut Is the Deepest – New Masters

Sheryl Crow - The First Cut Is The Deepest (Official Music Video)

The song “First Cut Is the Deepest” by New Masters is a song about a relationship that is falling apart. The lyrics explore the various ways that broken trust can affect our lives. The song is about a person who is in a relationship with someone who has been unfaithful. The lyrics talk about how the person feels when they find out about the betrayal. The song is sad and reflects on how trust can be broken so easily.

You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know (Official 4K Music Video)

Alanis Morissette’s 1995 hit You Oughta Know is about the betrayal of a broken trust. The song is about the anger and resentment that builds up after a relationship falls apart. Morissette sings about how she was lied to and cheated on, and how she feels like she was taken for granted. The song is a cathartic release of all the pent-up anger and hurt that comes with broken trust.

Irreplaceable – Beyoncé

Beyoncé - Irreplaceable

Irreplaceable is about the pain of a broken relationship. Beyoncé sings about how she is trying to move on from a relationship that is no longer working. The song explores the idea of being replaced by someone new. Beyoncé sings about how she will never be able to forget her love for her ex-boyfriend. Its lyrics are about the feeling of being betrayed by someone you love. This song has a very powerful message about trust and relationships.

You’re Not Sorry – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - You're Not Sorry (Taylor's Version) (Lyric Video)

Taylor Swift’s song “You’re Not Sorry” is about a relationship that has been ruined by broken trust. The lyrics explore the various ways that the trust has been shattered, and how it has affected the relationship. The song is sung from the perspective of someone who has been hurt by the actions of their partner. This song has a light, fun tone that makes it perfect for a summer road trip.

Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

christina perri - jar of hearts [official music video]

“Jar of Hearts” is a song about betrayal and the pain that comes with it. Christina Perri sings about a relationship that has ended in heartbreak, and she expresses the feeling of being betrayed perfectly. The lyrics are incredibly emotive, and they will make you feel all the feels. This song has been featured in many television shows and movies, including Grey’s Anatomy and The Vampire Diaries.

I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Lyric Video)

“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” is a 1968 song written and produced by Motown singer-songwriter Norman Whitfield for Marvin Gaye. The song was inspired by a true story about Whitfield’s friend, who caught his wife cheating on him. “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” has been recorded by numerous artists, including Gladys Knight & the Pips, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Marvin Gaye himself.

Sandcastles – Beyoncé

Beyoncé - Sandcastles

“Sandcastles” is a song about the devastation that broken trust can cause. Beyoncé sings about the pain of being betrayed by the person she loves most. The song is a beautiful and heartbreaking reminder of the importance of trust in our relationships. Its lyrics are about how quickly trust can be broken, and how difficult it is to rebuild. Some people say that trust is like a sandcastle. It’s delicate and can be easily destroyed. But, with time and patience, it can be rebuilt stronger than before.

Heartless – Kanye West

Kanye West - Heartless

The song “Heartless” by Kanye West is about the aftermath of a broken trust. The lyrics explore the feeling of betrayal and heartbreak that comes with being deceived. West sings about how he was hurt by someone he trusted and how that person took advantage of his naivete. The song is a powerful reminder that broken trust can be incredibly painful. This song has an intense and emotional feel that really gets the message across.

Cry – Kelly Clarkson

Cry is a song about betrayal and heartbreak. Clarkson sings about how she was lied to and cheated on, and how it made her feel like she was nothing. The song is full of pain and grief, and it’s a powerful reminder of the devastation that broken trust can cause. Its lyrics are about moving on and finding someone who will treat you better. This song has an anthemic quality to it that makes it perfect for belting out when you’re feeling angry and hurt.

Smile – Lily Allen

Lily Allen | Smile (Official Video)

Smile is a song about Allen’s break-up with musician Ed Simons. She sings about how she was betrayed by her ex and how she was left feeling shattered. The song is a powerful declaration of independence, and it’s clear that Allen is moving on from the hurt that was inflicted on her. Its lyrics are about how she was able to find strength in herself and how she’s determined to never let anyone break her again.

How Do You Sleep? – LCD Soundsystem

How Do You Sleep? is a song about betrayal. The lyrics are scathing, and they accuse the person who was betrayed of being a liar and a cheat. The song is a desperate plea for revenge, and it’s clear that the person who was hurt is feeling a lot of anger and betrayal. Its lyrics are about as subtle as a sledgehammer, but that’s what makes it so effective. This song has been covered by a number of artists, but the most famous version is probably the one by John Lennon.

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

Adele - Rolling in the Deep (Official Music Video)

Rolling in the Deep is a heartbreaking ballad about a relationship that has been shattered by broken trust. Adele sings about how she has been hurt by her lover and how she is struggling to move on. The song is a powerful reminder of the pain that can be caused by broken trust. This song has resonated with many people who have experienced heartbreak and betrayal in their own lives.

The Worst – Jhene Aiko

Jhené Aiko - The Worst (Official Music Video)

It’s hard to move on from someone who has broken your trust. Jhene Aiko’s song “The Worst” explores the pain and betrayal that comes with being cheated on. She sings about the anger and hurt that comes with being lied to: “I gave you all of me, and you gave me none of you/I was just a puppet, you knew just how to move me.” This song has resonated with many people who have been through the same thing.

Run for Your Life – The Beatles

Run For Your Life (Remastered 2009)

The Beatles never shied away from exploring the darker side of love and relationships. “Run for Your Life” is a perfect example of this. The song paints a picture of a relationship that’s on the brink of disaster. The lyrics are filled with anger and desperation, and it’s clear that the trust has been broken. This song has been covered by many artists over the years, but it’s the Beatles’ version that remains the most iconic.

Let Me Let You Know – Pink

Let Me Let You Know

“Let Me Let You Know” is a song about the aftermath of a broken trust. Pink sings about how she was hurt by her lover and how she’s not sure if she can ever trust him again. The song is a plea for him to let her know that he still cares for her and that he’s sorry for what he did. Its lyrics are about the pain of betrayal and how difficult it is to move on from it. Some people never recover from broken trust and this song is a reminder of that.