20 Best Songs About Stalkers

By Nico Gonzalez

It’s no secret that stalking is a crime that often goes unreported.

Victims are often too scared or embarrassed to come forward, which is why it’s so important to raise awareness about the issue through songs and other forms of art.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of 20 of the best songs about stalkers.

These songs will make you think, they’ll make you angry, and they’ll make you want to do something to help put an end to this terrible crime.


(Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree – The Move

[Here We Go Round] The Lemon Tree

Here We Go Round the Lemon Tree is a song about stalkers.

The song was written by band member Roy Wood and released as a single in 1966.

The song is about a young man who is being followed by an older woman.

The woman is described as being “creepy” and the man is trying to escape her.

The song was inspired by a real life incident where Wood was being followed by an older woman.

The song became a hit and was later covered by many other artists including Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, and Odetta.

The song has been used in films and TV shows such as “The Simpsons”, “The Omen”, and “American Horror Story”.

Always – Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi - Always (Official Music Video)

Always by Bon Jovi is a song about stalkers.

The lyrics describe a situation where someone is being stalked and they feel like they can never escape the person who is stalking them.

The song talks about how the stalker is always there, watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike.

The lyrics hint at the fear and paranoia that the victim of a stalker feels, always looking over their shoulder and never feeling safe.

The song ends with the victim making a desperate plea for help, begging for someone to save them from the stalker who is always there, watching and waiting.

Always by Bon Jovi is a hauntingly beautiful song that perfectly captures the fear and paranoia that comes with being the victim of a stalker.

Andy, You’re A Star – The Killers

Andy, You're A Star

Andy, You’re a Star is a song by the American rock band The Killers.

The song was released as the fourth single from their debut studio album Hot Fuss (2004).

Lead singer Brandon Flowers has said that the song was inspired by a real-life experience he had with a stalker.

In an interview with NME, he said “I had this one girl who just wouldn’t leave me alone.

She would call me up constantly and show up at my house.

It got to the point where I had to get a restraining order against her.”

Despite its dark subject matter, the song is an upbeat pop-rock track with positive reviews from critics.

Animals – Maroon 5

Maroon 5 - Animals (Official Music Video)

Andy, You’re a Star is a song by the American rock band The Killers.

The song was released as the fourth single from their debut studio album Hot Fuss (2004).

Lead singer Brandon Flowers has said that the song was inspired by a real-life experience he had with a stalker.

In an interview with NME, he said “I had this one girl who just wouldn’t leave me alone.

She would call me up constantly and show up at my house.

It got to the point where I had to get a restraining order against her.”

Despite its dark subject matter, the song is an upbeat pop-rock track with positive reviews from critics.

Be Careful – Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo’s “Be Careful” is a song about the dangers of stalkers.

The lyrics describe a situation where a man is being followed and harassed by someone who is obsessed with him.

The song warnings listeners to be careful of who they allow into their lives, as some people may not have good intentions.

While the song is catchy and fun to listen to, the message it sends is important and should not be ignored.

“Be Careful” is a reminder that we all need to be aware of the potential dangers that come with letting someone new into our lives.

Be Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody (Official Video)

“Be Somebody” is a song by American rock band Kings of Leon.

It was released as the fourth single from their fifth studio album, Only by the Night, on September 29, 2008.

The song peaked at number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and number four on the Billboard Rock Songs chart.

The song’s lyrics are about a stalker who becomes obsessed with a musician and follows them around on tour.

The stalker is never mentioned by name, but it is clear that they are of the opposite gender from the singer.

The lyrics describe the lengths that the stalker goes to in order to try and get close to the singer, including breaking into their hotel room and stealing their clothes.

Brand New Key – Melanie

Melanie - Brand New Key (Audio)

The song “Brand New Key” by Melanie was released in 1971 and quickly became a hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song is about a young woman who is being stalked by a man.

Despite the creepy lyrics, the song has a cheerful tune and upbeat tempo, which may be why it was so popular.

The stalker in the song is never actually named, but he is described as having “a brand new key” and being “a lot like you, only not quite as good.”

The woman in the song is clearly uncomfortable with the situation, but she does not seem to be in any real danger.

Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me

The song “Crash Into Me” by Dave Matthews Band is a song about stalkers.

The lyrics describe someone who is obsessively in love with someone else and is willing to do anything to be near them.

The song reflects the dangerous and unhealthy aspect of stalking behavior, and how it can quickly escalate into violence.

The lyrics also highlight how easy it is for someone to become a victim of stalking, and how difficult it can be to break free from the situation.

The song is a warning to people in relationships to be aware of the signs of stalking and to take steps to protect themselves from becoming a victim.

Dear Anne – Lil Wayne

(Official Music) Lil Wayne - Dear Anne (Stan Part 2)(Video) 2011

In the song “Dear Anne (Stan Pt. 2),” rapper Lil Wayne addresses a fan who has been stalking him.

The song is a sequel to Eminem’s “Stan,” which tells the story of a deranged fan who becomes obsessed with the rapper and eventually kills himself.

Like “Stan,” “Dear Anne” is a dark and troubling song that highlights the dangers of celebrity worship.

In the song, Lil Wayne expresses his fear and anger towards the stalker, warning her that she is crossing a line.

Though he says that he understands her obsession, he ultimately tells her to leave him alone.

Dial My Number – Sophie Ellis ByBextor

Dial My Number - Sophie Ellis-Bextor (Live in Jakarta)

Dial My Number is a song by English singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, released as the second single from her debut studio album, Read My Lips (2001).

The song was written by Ellis-Bextor, Jon Levine and Fred Falke, and produced by Falke.

It peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and number one in Greece.

The song is about a stalker who becomes obsessed with a woman and constantly calls her phone, even though she has made it clear that she is not interested.

Don’t Turn Your Back On Me – Jackie DeShannon

Don't Turn Your Back On Me (Original)

Jackie DeShannon’s “Don’t Turn Your Back on Me” is a haunting song about the dangers of stalkers.

The lyrics tell the story of a woman who is being followed by a man who won’t take no for an answer.

The stalker is described as someone who is “always there, watching and waiting.”

The song reflects the fear and paranoia that can come with being stalked, as the woman pleads with the man to leave her alone.

“Don’t turn your back on me, I might not be there when you turn around,” she sings.

The song is a reminder of the very real dangers of being stalked, and the fear that comes with it.

It’s a powerful and chilling song that leaves a lasting impression.

Envy – Buckcherry

Envy is a song by the American rock band Buckcherry.

The song was released in 2000 as the third single from the album Time Bomb.

Envy is a mid-tempo ballad with a guitar-driven melody.

The lyrics of the song describe the feelings of a stalker who is obsessed with someone who does not return their affections.

The stalker is consumed with envy and jealousy, and they express their desire to hurt and destroy the person that they are stalking.

The song reflects the dark side of human nature, and it serves as a warning to anyone who might be considering stalking someone.

Envy is a chilling reminder that some people will go to extreme lengths to get what they want.

Every Breath You Take – The Police

The Police - Every Breath You Take (Official Video)

Every Breath You Take is a song by The Police that was released in 1983.

The lyrics of the song are about a person who is obsessed with another person, and the singer is singing from the point of view of the stalker.

The song became a huge hit, and it has been covered by many other artists over the years.

Despite its popularity, the song has been criticized for its lyrical content, as many people believe that it glamorizes stalking behavior.

Nevertheless, the song remains a classic of 1980s pop music, and it continues to be popular today.

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police

The Police - Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

Released in 1981, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” is a song by British rock band The Police.

The song was written by singer-songwriter Sting and is about a man who is obsessively in love with a woman.

While the song has a catchy melody and upbeat tempo, the lyrics reveal a dark and disturbing story.

The narrator describes how he follows the woman around, watching her every move.

He even admits to breaking into her home and hiding under her bed.

Follow Me Around – Radiohead

Radiohead - Follow Me Around (Official Video)

Follow Me Around is a song by the English rock band Radiohead, released as the fourth single from their second album The Bends in 1995.

The song was inspired by an incident in which lead singer Thom Yorke was followed home by a stalker.

The experience left him feeling “violated and exposed”, and he sought to capture that feeling in the song.

The lyrics are written from the perspective of the stalker, who is described as being “in love” with his victim.

The song’s title refers to the stalker’s desire to always be near his prey, even when they are sleeping.

Musically, Follow Me Around is a slow, atmospheric ballad, built around a simple piano motif. 

Go By Getter Greg – Ludo

Ludo - Go-Getter Greg

“Go By” is a song by American rock band Ludo.

The song was released as the lead single from the band’s second studio album, You’re Awful, I Love You (2008).

“Go By” is a mid-tempo rock song with elements of pop and power pop.

The song’s lyrics are about a stalker who is fixated on a person who does not reciprocate his feelings.

The stalker is revealed to be persistent and creepy, but also harmless.

The lyrics take an ironic tone, suggesting that the stalking behavior is actually kind of sweet and romantic.

Heart Of Glass – Blondie

Blondie - Heart Of Glass

Heart of Glass is a song by the American rock band Blondie.

The song was released as a single in 1978 and became the band’s first number-one hit in the United States.

Written by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein, the song is a haunting ballad about a woman who is stalked by a man she once loved.

The lyrics describe the woman’s increasing fear and paranoia as the stalker continues to shadow her every move.

Despite its dark subject matter, the song is one of Blondie’s most beloved hits, and its atmospheric disco sound helped to define the band’s signature sound.

Hey Lover – LL Cool J

LL COOL J - Hey Lover ft. Boyz II Men

LL Cool J’s song “Hey Lover” is a classic ode to unwanted advances and creepy behavior.

The lyrics are written from the perspective of a man who is clearly interested in a woman who is not interested in him.

Despite her clear lack of interest, the man persists, stalking her and making unwelcome advances.

The song includes lines like “I’m checking for you day and night / I’m looking through your window / I’m standing outside your door / I’m trying to get next to you.”

These lyrics make it clear that the man is not taking no for an answer and is crossing boundaries in his quest to win over the woman.

Hysteria – Muse

Muse - Hysteria [Official Music Video]

Hysteria is a song by the English rock band Muse.

The song was released as the third single from their second studio album, Origin of Symmetry (2001).

Hysteria was written by Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy and produced by the band.

The song is about stalkers and the intense fear they can evoke in their victims.

The lyrics make use of dark imagery and powerful metaphors to convey the feeling of being hunted and trapped.

The song’s musical style has been described as “gothic rock” and “progressive rock”.

I Can See For Miles – The Who

I Can See For Miles (Full Version)

Released in 1967, “I Can See for Miles” is a song by The Who that tells the story of a man who is stalked by his ex-lover.

The lyrics describe the lengths she goes to in order to keep tabs on him, including following him home and hiding in the bushes outside his house.

The song reflects the paranoia and fear that can come with being constantly watched, and it ultimately culminates in the man’s decision to end things once and for all.

While “I Can See for Miles” may be about a specific type of relationship, its themes of fear and paranoia are relatable to anyone who has ever felt like they were being watched or followed.

As such, the song remains an enduring classic that helps us to understand the feeling of being stalked.