Cheating on your girl is never a good thing, but when the relationship drama gets too heavy, a little liquor starts flowing, and you hear Biggie telling you to throw your hands in the air like a true player, it happens.
Rappers and singers alike have the ability to strike emotions and turn a little yearning for a fresh face to full-blown thirst for any type of strange. Blasting Lil Wayne's “I’m Single” can turn that little fight with your girl into a feeling that you truly are single for the night.
Many songs rally around notions of hooking up or living for the moment, but we've chosen 25 songs that turn on that specific desire to cheat. These tracks make you want to call that jump-off from work or force you up on that cutie at the bar. From Dipset bangers to that time 2Pac showed us how to get around, here are 25 Songs That Make You Want To Cheat On Your Girl.
Too $hort "Freaky Tales" (1987)
Album: Born To Mack
Producer: T. Bohanon, Too $hort
Label: Dangerous Music, Jive Records
Almost any Too $hort song played at the right time can inspire you to cheat on your girl, but if you listen to all 10 minutes of "Freaky Tales" it's like watching a porno. Surrounded by thirsty girls who want to sleep with you. This girl makes you think about every girl you've ever hooked up with and yes, you will probably want to hit them up.
Gang Starr "Ex Girl to Next Girl" (1992)
Album: Daily Operation
Producer: DJ Premier
Label: Chrysalis Records, EMI Records
Hearing Gang Starr describe the struggle of moving from girl to girl makes you want to grab a 40 oz. of beer, hit the block and entertain calls from anyone other than your current girl. "Ex Girl to Next Girl" describes the positive and negatives of various types of girls and relationships. Start daydreaming about your college girl who used to keep you dipped in gear or the drama free friend you could see yourself dating. Thanks to Premo and Guru your current girl is off your mind and you're entertaining the idea of cheating tonight.
H-Town "Knockin' da Boots" (1993)
Album: Fever for da Flavor
Producer: Keven Conner, Solomon Conner, Darryl Jackson, Stick
Label: Luke Records
Appropriately titled, "Knockin' Da Boots" explores the no turning back zone of cheating. If your girl is on a ladies night and shut off her phone while some little honey has been giving you the eyes all night, pray you don't hear H-Town tell "all you ladies go get your towels." You will be in full-on freak mode and this early '90s cut will make sure the naughty deed goes down.
2Pac f/ Shock-G & Money-B "I Get Around" (1993)
Album: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
Producer: Shock G
Label: Interscope Records
"I Get Around" not only reminds us that our girls mights creeping too but also reiterates simple math: Te more chicks the better. By the time Shock G and Money-B show up, you're envisioning yourself surrounded by ladies in the cut. You're done with your girl's nonsense and ready to succumb to any and all temptations.
N-Tyce "Hush Hush Tip" (1993)
Album: Hush Hush Tip / Root Beer Float (12") Single
Producer: 4th Disciple, Wu-Tang Clan
Label: Wild Pitch Records
"No rings on my finger, so I'm cheatin'" is the realest reason to creep. Let's be honest, as long as you haven't said "I do" and your one affairs won't send you to court, it's all fair game. N-Tyce truly breaks it down, seduces your mind and gives you the courage to act like a bachelor for the night. Tomorrow, just keep it on the hush tip. No worries needed.
Salt 'N' Pepa "Shoop" (1993)
Album: Very Necessary
Producer: Mark Sparks, Cheryl "Salt" James
Label: Next Plateau Records
There's just something about sexy straightforward chicks that makes us want to um...cheat. On "Shoop", Salt-n-Pepa come hard at any guy with stacks or a fly look. So provocative. We're definitely not dropping our girl and cuffing that one chick who makes the rounds, but when this track come on you may consider taking her home for the night.
The Notorious B.I.G. "Big Poppa" (1994)
Album: Ready To Die
Producer: Carl "Chucky" Thompson, Sean "Puffy" Combs
Label: Bad Boy Records, Arista Records
If you're going to listen to any rapper telling you to creep, it better be the late, great Christopher Wallace. "Big Poppa" blueprints your scheming activities from how to mack in the back of the club to the player techniques that will seal the deal.
Repping for fat and ugly dudes everywhere, Biggie's devious flow inspires your player mentality and can turn a perfect relationship sour very quickly. The smooth beat brings you into the haze of late-night club activities and if you're with your crew and she's with her crew, you know what Biggie wants you to do.
TLC "Creep" (1994)
Producer: Dallas Austin
Label: LaFace Records
Hearing TLC discuss their creeping expeditions over Dallas Austin's silky smooth production will inspire anybody not getting the attention they deserve to make a dash for the first chick in in a tight dress and high heels. Or, if you cant get T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli of your mind, the first girl in baggy jeans and a tank top. "Creep" makes infidelity sound empowering. She forced you into the arms of another lady, now you just have to keep it on the down low.
2Pac "Temptations" (1995)
Album: Me Against The World
Producer: Easy Mo Bee
Label: Out Da Gutta, Interscope, Amaru
2Pac, never one to shy away from real-life subjects, lays his sex fiend desires out for the world to see on "Temptations." We can relate. Sometimes when that body is so good you just have to offer the decision up like Pac asking, "Will I cheat or will I be committed? Heaven knows." If you can restrain from cheating you're a better man, but don't pretend like this song doesn't get you thinking about it.
R. Kelly "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)" (1995)
Album: R. Kelly
Producer: R. Kelly
Label: Jive Records
Forget making you want to cheat on your girl, "Down Low" is the track you put on while you're cheating on your girl. Especially if your secret friend has a significant other too and you have some convincing to do. Kellz and The Isley Brothers' smooth serenading will turn any thought about cheating into a full-blown affair. Sure the concept of the song has R. Kelly sleeping with our girlfriends but the best reason to cheat is because she did.
Jodeci "Freek'n You" (1995)
Album: The Show, the After Party, the Hotel
Producer: DeVante Swing
Label: Uptown Records, MCA Records
Jodeci's ode to the sexy new girl you can't get out of your head leaves the thought of your girlfriend far, far away. It's tough to imagine this coming on in the club and you not making the move. Whether this reminds you of someone you've had or someone only dream about, Jodeci's sound can get anyone on the prowl in a hurry. "Freek'n You" has the perfect combination of lust and dedication to turn that thought of creeping into action.
Luther Vandross "The Mistletoe Jam" (1995)
Album: The Classic Christmas Album
Producer: Luther Vandross
Label: Epic Records
"The Mistletoe Jam" may not be right for much of the year but come your holiday company party, it's on. Once you've had too much eggnog and bourbon, you will be making a move on that hot blonde you've flirted with since September. Mr. Vandross made the perfect song to get down to over the holidays when your girl is at her parents' house. The lighthearted jam makes cheating seem like no big deal when you're around a lot of liquor and ladies.
Usher "You Make Me Wanna..." (1997)
Album: My Way
Producer: Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal
Label: LaFace Records, Arista Records
If you're in a solid relationship, there aren't many reasons to listen to a song that's entirely about leaving your girlfriend. So if you have it on repeat driving home you're already scheming. But maybe you heard it randomly. If so, chances are you are now stuck on a hot female friend. The one you hooked up with before your girlfriend and still flirt with when you get drunk. The one you will probably cheat on your girlfriend with next time you two are alone. Damn, Usher.
Xscape "My Little Secret" (1998)
Album: Traces of My Lipstick
Producer: Jermaine Dupri
Label: Sony Records
Xscape's dedication to the creep life says "everybody cheats" and plants thoughts of skipping to the hotel to meet your jumpoff while you tell your girl you're working late. This track describes the lusty fling you can't avoid with the crazy chick that gets off on being in the same room as your girl. We've all been there. "My Little Secret" justifies all your late night debaucheries that keep your relationship with your main chick running smooth.
Justin Timberlake "Cry Me A River" (2002)
Label: Jive Records
As trite as the title "Cry Me A River" may sound, this song perfectly encapsulates the anger, frustration, and inevitable vengeance felt when you find out your girl is two-timing you. The fact of the matter is, you've been duped into what you thought was a committed relationship, only to find out she and her yoga instructor were refining the lizard pose.
Not to worry. A little rationalization in the form of Justin Timberlake's inspiring words will have you on the prowl, arguably snagging the best sex you've had in months. Trust, your girl is calling the next day to mend the open wound, but you've already evened the score with your own remedy. Don't it make her sad about it?
The Roots f/ Musiq "Break You Off" (2002)
Producer: The Roots
Label: MCA Records, Geffen Records
Have you ever rationalized cheating? Has your second half gained some weight or started to get on your nerves? Whatever reasons you may have, the combination of Black Thought's tempting lyrics, the Root's smooth sound, and Musiq's crooning gets you thinking that maybe you should be breaking off your cute neighbor when your partner starts slipping.
Cam'ron f/ Juelz Santana "Hey Ma" (2002)
Album: Come Home with Me
Producer: DR Period, Mafia Boy
Label: Roc-a-Fella Records, Def Jam Records
Remember that time you were having a guys night out and saw your ex at the club? Cam does too. "Hey Ma" has Cam and Juelz trading verses about those nights that "never happened." From the chorus detailing the pick-up scheme to Cam and Juelz's hilarious phone conversation after they both hit. Cheating has never sounded as fun as it does when Dipset spits about it.
Mac Dre "Feelin' Myself" (2004)
Album: Ronald Dregan: Dreganomics
Producer: Sean T
Label: Thizz Entertainment
Mac Dre's general disregard for ideas like love or commitment and endearment for partying and pimping will have you feeling invincible. "Feeling Myself" has that bounce to get you up on any chick at the party. Get ready for a one-night stand full of regret be prepared to never speak of it after.
Jay-Z f/ Pharrell "I Know" (2007)
Album: American Gangster
Producer: The Neptunes
Label: Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Records
"This is about lust," Hov pledges on "I Know," and so too will you when this record pops up at the next house party you attend. From the rousing drums and frenzied melody courtesy of the Neptunes, this track unlocks a sensual vibe that will immediately have you grinding on the closest undergrad in sight. Never mind that your girlfriend made a commitment to run the Susan G. Komen 5K on Saturday morning and decided to call it an early night; your current mission is to fulfill your desires before you come down from this libidinous high.
"I'm never around, you constantly seek it/You'll never be down, I know where your peek is." Truer words were never spoken to a Friday night fling. Just remember to delete the text messages before your girl crosses the finish line.
R. Kelly f/ T.I. & T-Pain"I'm A Flirt (Remix)" (2007)
Album: Double Up
Producer: R. Kelly
Label: Jive Records
There's a reason R. Kelly stays trapped in the closet: He's cheating and making jams that make you forget your girl. When you want to get your disrespectful creep game on, like hitting on chicks when you're with your girl, "I'm A Flirt" better be on. T.I. shows up to add some emphasis that cuffing season doesn't exist in their world. When you hear this jam, you forget about all the presents you're buying your girl for the holidays and focus on buying drinks for the dime at the bar.
Lil Wayne "I'm Single" (2009)
Album: No Ceilings
Producer: Noah "40" Shebib, Omen
Label: Young Money Records, Cash Money Records
40's cold beat and Wayne's scratchy hedonistic lyrics actually make you feel like you're doing the right when your girl calls you while you're out creeping. Maybe you text back and turn your phone off. When Weezy's spits, "We both say we single and we both lying," your girl is long out of your mind and it's a done deal. Loyal partners beware, this the epitome of, "I don't give a damn, I'm cheating tonight."
Maxwell "Bad Habits" (2009)
Producer: Maxwell, Hod David
Label: Columbia Records
If you're happy in your relationship, might we suggest that you never put on "Bad Habits." Maxwell sings your inner monologue as you're taking your side piece to bed not once, but twice a day. The video is even worse, depicting how it's easy to cheat on your damn near perfect girlfriend with a little liquor and temptation. Stay far away from this track if you're with "the one." It's sure to convince you to stray.
Young Money "Every Girl" (2009)
Album: We Are Young Money
Producer: Tha Bizness
Label: Cash Money Records, Universal Records
Young Money's ode to fucking every girl in the world confirms the notion that there are plenty of fish in the sea. Drizzy can't pick one so why should you have to.
While Wayne is messing with the whole group, you're stuck with your girl every weekend making pizza and watching romantic comedies. Man, forget that. "Every Girl" hits you over the head with five verses full of reasons to cheat on your girl. Sing the chorus aloud after another argument with your wifey and you'll be in straight thirst mode at the club.
Chris Brown f/ Tyga & Kevin McCall "Deuces" (2010)
Album: Fan of a Fan
Producer: Kevin "K-MAC" McCall
Label: Jive Records
When the relationship drama won't end and you just want to hop in the whip and throw a peace sign to your girl on the way to your side chick's crib, this is your soundtrack. C Breezy, Tyga and Kevin McCall flip the script on unappreciative girlfriends and make us want to hit up something new, even if we'll be back with our old chick in the morning.
Kanye West f/ Pusha T "Runaway" (2010)
Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Producer: Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker, Mike Dean
Label: Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Records
"Runaway" doesn't just make you want cheat one time, this is for everybody who has never been faithful to a girl in their life. 'Ye's self-deprecating anthem feels like a release of demons in order to go out and cheat again tonight. When Pusha shows up and yells, "Split and go where? Back to buying knockoffs?" it makes every wrongful action feel justified—as long as you're paid.