There’s something about a player that’s just so irresistible. Even when we know better, even when we know they’re no good for us, we can’t help but be drawn in. Maybe it’s the confidence or the way they make us feel special. Whatever it is, players have a certain magic about them that never fails to ensnare us.
And once we’re caught in their web, it can be hard to break free. That’s where these songs come in. They capture the rollercoaster ride of emotions that comes with loving a player. From the highs of being head-over-heels in love to the lows of feeling used and betrayed, these tunes get it.
So whether you’re currently caught up with a player or you’re looking for some tunes to help you get over your last one, these are the 20 best songs about players.
Player – Tinashe ft. Chris Brown
“Player” is a song by American singer Tinashe, featuring American singer Chris Brown. The song was released on October 7, 2014, as the second single from her debut studio album Aquarius (2014). Upon its release, “Player” received positive reviews from music critics, who praised the song’s production and Tinashe’s vocal performance. The song peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 19 on the UK Singles Chart. The song’s accompanying music video was directed by Mike Ho and released on October 7, 2014. In the video, Tinashe plays a stripper who catches the eye of a wealthy man played by Brown.
Player Pieces – Spice1
Player Pieces by Spice1 is a song about the dangers of being a player. The song warns that players will eventually be caught and their game will be over. The song is set to a slow, ominous beat and features Spice1’s trademark deep, rapping voice. The lyrics are direct and to the point, making it clear that there is no happy ending for players. The song is a cautionary tale, but it is also catchy and addictive. It is easy to see why Player Pieces by Spice1 has become such a popular song among those who like rap music.
Street Player – Chicago Band
Street Player is a song by the American rock band Chicago. Released in 1978, it was the lead single from their album Chicago XIII. The song was written by bassist Peter Cetera and producer James William Guercio. It is a disco-influenced track with horns and synthesizers. The lyrics are about a street player who is “trying to take some time.” The song was a top ten hit in the United States, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached the top five in Canada and the top ten in Australia. Street Player was one of Chicago’s most successful disco-era singles.
Still Not A Player – Big Pun
Still, Not a Player is a song by American rapper Big Pun, released as the third single from his debut album Capital Punishment. The song features a sample of “I’m Not a Player” by Joe, and was produced by Nobody. It peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. The music video was directed by David Meyers and features cameos from Joe, Fat Joe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Rocsi Diaz, and Busta Rhymes. The song is seen as an anthem for players everywhere, with Big Pun bragging about his own skills in the bedroom.
Playa Cardz Right – Keyshia cole
In her song “Playa Cardz Right,” Keyshia Cole sings about the trials and tribulations of being in a relationship with a player. While players may be fun and exciting at first, they eventually lose their appeal. Cole warns that players will say anything to get what they want and that it’s best not to get too attached. She also notes that players are often circular in their relationships, moving from one person to the next without ever really settling down. In the end, Cole advises against getting involved with a player, as the heartache is simply not worth it.
Don’t Hate Tha Playa – Tyga
Don’t Hate Tha Playa is a song by American rapper Tyga, released as the second single from his debut album No Introduction. The song peaked at number 43 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song is about “players” who are successful with women. The lyrics describe a player’s lifestyle and how they are able to attract women. The music video was directed by Evan Roberts and features cameos from several well-known basketball players, including Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. Don’t Hate Tha Playa is an ode to the player lifestyle, and its success has helped to raise Tyga’s profile as a rapper.
Willow Is A Player – Will Smith
The song Willow is a player by will smith is a very interesting song. The lyrics talk about how players are always trying to get with girls and how they never really care about the girl’s feelings. It also talks about how girls should be careful to who they give their attention. The song is very catchy and has a great beat. It is definitely a song that you can dance to. I think that the message of the song is very important and it is something that everyone should listen to.
Players Lullaby – Marky Mcfly
“Players Lullaby” by Marky Mcfly is a song about basketball players. The song starts with the sound of a bouncing ball, which sets the tone for the rest of the song. The lyrics talk about how players need to work hard to improve their skills. They also need to be careful not to get injured, because that can end their careers. The chorus of the song encourages players to keep working hard and never give up on their dreams. “Players Lullaby” is a motivational song that will inspire any basketball player to work harder and never give up.
Down South Players – Haystak
“Down South Players” by Haystak is a song about the so-called “players” who are often found in the southern United States. The term “player” is typically used to describe a man who is skilled in the art of seduction and is able to Convince women to have sex with him. In the song, Haystak paints a picture of these men as being smooth-talking, charming, and manipulative. He also points out that many of these players are also involved in illegal activities such as drug dealing. While the song does not condone the activities of these men, it does provide an interesting insight into the mind of a player.
Int’l Players Anthem – Director’s Cut ft. Outkast
“Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” is a song by American hip hop duo Outkast. It was released on May 23, 2007, as the lead single from their sixth studio album, Idlewild (2006). The song features verses from both André 3000 and Big Boi and is produced by Mr.DJ. It peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song’s title is a reference to the film magnification International Players Anthem: Directed by F. Gary Gray, which starred Outkast member André 3000. In the movie, characters invoke an “International Player’s Anthem” to declare their undying love for women despite their infidelities. Similarly, the song’s lyrics are about a man declaring his love for a woman, despite his own infidelities.
I Don’t Want To Be A Player No More – Big Pun
I Don’t Want To Be A Player No More is a song by Big Pun, released in 1998. The song is about the dangers of being a player, or a person who sleeps with multiple partners. Big Pun warns that players will eventually be left alone and miserable, as their partners will eventually tire of their games. He urges listeners to change their ways and settle down with one partner. While the song is lighthearted and catchy, it contains an important message about the dangers of promiscuity. Players may think they are living the life of luxury, but ultimately they are putting themselves at risk of heartache and loneliness.
Female Players – Too short
Female players by Too short is a song about, well, female players. The song opens with the lines “She’s a player, she plays games / She’s a player, she’s into men,” giving listeners a pretty good idea of what the song is going to be about. And it doesn’t disappoint, with Too Short giving listeners a detailed and graphic account of the various sexual exploits of his “female player.” But the song isn’t all about sex; it also includes some sharp social commentary, with Too Short making it clear that he disapproves of the way that female players treat men. Ultimately, “Female Players” is a complex and multi-layered song that provides plenty of food for thought.
Playas Gon’ Play – 3LW
“Playas Gon’ Play” is a song by American girl group 3LW. The song was written by Andre Brissett, Eric Foster White, and Sean Combs, and produced by the latter. It was released on October 31, 2000, as the third single from the group’s self-titled debut album. The song peaked at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The song is about “players” or men who cheat on their girlfriends or wives. Despite this, the song is considered to be empowering to women as it tells them to not allow themselves to be disrespected in relationships. It also encourages women to walk away from toxic relationships.
Imaginary Players – Jay-Z
“Imaginary Players” is a song by American rapper Jay-Z, from his 1997 album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1. The song samples the 1971 song “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” by The Hillside Singers. “Imaginary Players” is a player’s anthem, where Jay-Z raps about the allure of the luxurious lifestyle associated with successful basketball and hip hop stars. He reflects on how he was once an imaginative kid from Brooklyn who dreamed of being like them.
Play That Song – Train
“Play That Song” is a song by the American rock band Train. It was released in February 2017 as the lead single from the band’s ninth studio album, A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat. The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Play That Song” is a feel-good anthem about enjoying life and living in the moment. The lyrics talk about how music can bring people together and make them happy. The song has a catchy melody and a sing-along chorus that make it perfect for any party or get-together. Whether you’re driving in your car or dancing in your living room, “Play That Song” is sure to put a smile on your face.
I’m Not A Player – Big Pun
“I’m Not a Player” is a song by American rapper Big Pun, released as the second single from his debut album Capital Punishment. The song features R&B singer Joe and was produced by Nasty Beat Makers. “I’m Not a Player” is a commentary on the “player” lifestyle, with Big Pun criticizing those who try to sleep with multiple women. The song was moderately successful, peaking at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #23 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. Along with the album’s title track, “I’m Not a Player” helped to establish Big Pun as one of the premier MCs of the late 1990s.
I’ll Be Your Player – Trick Daddy
“I’ll Be Your Player” by Trick Daddy is a song about players, and how they can be beneficial to have in certain situations. The song starts off with Trick Daddy explaining how he could be a player for someone, and what that would entail. He talks about how he would provide financial stability, and not really want anything else in return besides sex. He also mentions how he would be someone that someone could call on when they needed someone and that he would never judge them. The song then goes into the chorus, which reiterates the main points of the song.
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
“The Joker” is a song by American rock band Steve Miller Band. It was released as a single in 1973 from the album The Joker. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached number one in several other countries, including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The song is about a player, or “joker”, who is in love with a woman who is also seeing other men. The joker tries to convince her to be exclusive with him, but she refuses. Despite its success, the song was controversial due to its references to drug use and promiscuity. Nevertheless, it remains one of the Steve Miller Band’s most popular songs and has been covered by many artists.
Don’t Wanna Be A Player – Joe
Joe’s 1997 hit “Don’t Wanna Be a Player” is a cautionary tale about the dangers of being a player. The song opens with the narrator proclaiming that he’s “sick and tired of being a player.” He goes on to describe how players are always trying to impress women and how they’re always getting hurt in the end. The chorus of the song contains the memorable lines “I don’t want to be a player no more/I just want to find a girl to call my own.” In the second verse, the narrator describes how he’s been burned by love and how he’s finally ready to settle down. The song ends with the narrator admitting that he’s “been a fool for too long” and vowing to change his ways.
Comeback – Ella Eyre
“Comeback” is a song by English singer-songwriter Ella Eyre. The song was released as a single on 13 August 2013 in the United Kingdom. It peaked at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was written by Ella Eyre, Mike Posner, and its produceryx] RedOne. “Comeback” is about players, specifically one who “played [her] like a game.” The lyrics tell the story of a relationship gone sour; Eyre sings that she was “blinded by the lights” and didn’t see the player for who he really was.