13 Best Songs About Jealousy

Eddy Villa

Songs about Jealousy are sometimes hard to find, but they are quite common. After all, everyone is jealous of someone at one point in their life or another. Jealousy is a part of life, and it is perfectly fine. We know that the best thing for us isn’t always the most popular though, so here are the twenty best songs about jealousy you should listen to.

By the way, if you’re looking for more songs about jealousy, you might find some good songs in our other articles, such as kid cudi songs, songs about cupid, and taylor swift songs about crushes.

Jealous – Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas - Jealous

“Jealous” is a song by Nick Jonas about jealousy and insecurity in a relationship. The song was released as the second single from his self-titled album. It debuted at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and reached number seven. The song has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Jonas wrote the song with his brothers, Kevin and Joe Jonas, and Jason Boyd. In an interview with MTV News, Jonas said that the song is about a guy who is “jealous of anyone that gets close to his girl.” He added, “It’s written in first person, it’s pretty intense.”

Jealous – Labrinth

Labrinth - Jealous (Official Video)

Labrinth’s song “Jealous” was released as a single in March 2013, and features vocals from Sia. The song peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart. It has also charted in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. It is taken from his debut studio album Electronic Earth which was released on 1 April 2013 via Syco Music. This song is about being jealous of someone who your girlfriend or boyfriend loves so much that they want to keep them forever.

Labrinth revealed the song was inspired by his own feelings towards television presenter and former girlfriend Danyl Johnson.

You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

“You Belong With Me” is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The song was released on April 18, 2009, as the third single from Swift’s second studio album, Fearless (2008). Written about Swift’s longtime friend and now-boyfriend, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, the song tells the story of a girl who is in love with a boy who is in love with someone else.

Swifties (fans of Taylor Swift) speculated that the song was about Gyllenhaal, who she briefly dated in 2009. However, both Swift and Gyllenhaal have denied this. In an interview with MTV,

All of the Lights – Kanye West ft. Rihanna & Kid Cudi

Kanye West - All Of The Lights ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi

“All of the Lights” is a song by American rapper Kanye West featuring singer-songwriters Rihanna, Kid Cudi, and Elton John. It was released as the fourth single from West’s fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010).

The song was written by West, Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones and Michael Jackson. Production was handled by West, Bhasker, Mike Dean, No I.D., and Jones. The song features additional vocals by John and samples of “Someone in the Dark” from the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Who’s That Girl? – Madonna

Madonna - Who's That Girl (Official Video)

“Who’s That Girl?” is a song by American singer Madonna from her third studio album, True Blue (1986). It was released as the lead single by Sire Records on June 15, 1987.

The song was written and produced by Madonna and Stephen Bray. The lyrics of the song depict a woman who is in love with a man who is about to get married. Madonna has performed the song live on a few of her tours, most recently The Rebel Heart Tour (2015-16).

Jealous Again – Black Flag

Black Flag - Jealous Again (Full and Expanded EP) 1980

“Jealous Again” is a song by the American punk rock band Black Flag. It was released as the lead single from their third studio album, Damaged (1981).

The song was written by singer and guitarist Greg Ginn. The lyrics of the song deal with the theme of jealousy, and were inspired by Ginn’s personal experiences with the emotion. Although Ginn felt that this track was as good as any other song on the album, it would go on to become a fan favorite and has since been a mainstay in Black Flag’s setlists after being played at almost every live show between 1981 and 1986.

Cupid – Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse - Cupid

“Cupid’s Got a Hold on Me” is the fourth single by English soul singer Winehouse, from her debut studio album Frank (2003).

The song was written by Winehouse and Mark Ronson, who also produced it. The lyrics of the track are about an unlucky-in-love woman whose girlfriends try to set her up with dates, but all of her suitors seem to be terrible. Winehouse has said that the song is based on personal experience.

Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith

Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It

“Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” is the debut single by American rapper Will Smith. It was released on January 28, 1998, as the first single from his debut solo studio album Big Willie Style (1997).

The song reached number-one in New Zealand and Norway—becoming Smith’s only chart-topping song in either country—and peaked within the top ten of the charts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The song’s lyrics are about Smith’s efforts to get jiggy with a woman at a club.

Green-Eyed Lady – Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf - Green-Eyed Lady (Original Song HQ) 1970

“Green-Eyed Lady” is a song by the American rock band Sugarloaf. It was written by band member Jerry Corbetta, and was released in March 1970 as the lead single from their self-titled debut studio album.

The lyrics of this track are about a breakup with a girlfriend who has long green eyes. All of the band members contributed to the writing of the song, with lead singer Jerry Corbetta taking the most prominent role.

All I Need – Radiohead

Radiohead "All I Need"

“All I Need” is a song by English alternative rock band Radiohead, released as the first single from their seventh studio album In Rainbows (2007).

It was first performed live in 1996 during Radiohead’s The Bends Tour. The lyrics of “All I Need” are about meeting someone that changes your life completely. Some of the lyrics make reference to a version of the Twelve-Step Program.

Rehab – Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse - Rehab

“Rehab” is a song written and performed by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse, from her second and final studio album Back To Black (2006). It was released as the first single from the album, in October 2006.

The lyrics of the song are about Winehouse’s refusal to attend an alcohol rehabilitation center, despite its presence being heavily suggested by doctors and other people around her. She claimed that she could just “say no.” The song peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart.

In the Arms of an Angel – Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan - In the arms of an angel

“In the Arms of an Angel” is a ballad written by composer and singer Dave Merenda, and lyricist Will Jennings. It was first recorded in 1996, as a duet between Merenda and pop singer Dan Hill for his album Silhouette (1996).

The lyrics of “In the Arms of an Angel” are about a deceased father who watches over his daughter from heaven. In 1997, American singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan recorded her own version of the song for her album Surfacing (1997), and released it as a single in November that year.

Distant Lover – Marvin Gaye

Distant Lover - Marvin Gaye

“Distant Lover” is a song written by American soul singer Marvin Gaye. It was first released in 1973 on the album Let’s Get It On.

The lyrics of the song are about an unrequited love affair. The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, and Luther Vandross.

Each of these twenty songs tells a story of its own about the complex emotion that is jealousy. Whether it be about love, heartbreak, or fear of loss, each song paints a unique picture that is sure to resonate with listeners. So crank up the volume and enjoy!