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10 Best Songs About Secret Love

10 Best Songs About Secret Love

Songs about secret love are excellent for lyrics with a romantic twist. In this article we aim to give the low down on the best songs about secret love which are dominated by female singer-songwriters

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Many wax lyrical on being unable to hide their love and can do nothing more than keep it a secret. Here’s hoping that you too can find a relatable message in each musical piece.

Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse was considered by many to be one of the best female singers, with this song about the elusive nature of love and the inevitable need for intimacy. However, her success was cut short due to death.

Amy still managed to be featured on one of the lists of top singers. The song is about a woman who has a crush on her best friend and doesn’t know how to tell him about it. It was featured on her album Back to Black. It was written by Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, and Salaam Remi. 


Love – Lana Del Rey

This song is about the ability of love to make people do crazy things. Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowels wrote the song.

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It is featured on her album Born to Die. It was then released as the second single from her debut studio album Born to Die [1] and has become a hit internationally, reaching number ten in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Korea, and Belgium and number 20 in France.

This song was featured in a New York Times article describing its use in making modern-day music videos. The song has been praised by fans and critics, who have deemed it a highlight on Born to Die.


My Little Secret – Xscape

The song is about a person who has fallen in love with another person despite being in a relationship. However, they realize the consequences of their secret love and want to keep it from those around them.

The song is written by Kandi Burruss, Jermaine Dupri, and Manuel Seal. It is released as the second single from their debut album, Xscape. The song charted at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Beautiful Liar – Beyonce ft. Shakira

The song was about lying to yourself about cheating. The song was written by Beyoncé Knowles, Nadir Khayat, Elhadji Francois Mebara, Tommy Mottola, and Shakira.

The song is featured on Beyonce’s album B’Day and Bey also does a part of the background vocals. It was released as a second single from the album B’Day. The song peaked at number five in Switzerland and six in Germany and Austria.


Don’t Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston

This song is about leaving a relationship before it becomes too difficult to handle. This song was co-written and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

It was peaked at number three in the United States, becoming Houston’s first single to reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It was sampled in 2003 by house music producer Todd Terry, with Houston’s vocal included on his single, Don’t Leave Me Alone Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh.


Secrets – One Republic

The song is about a man who has fallen in love with his wife but couldn’t tell anyone because others would judge him for that. He sings that he knows she loves him too. However, the only thing that keeps them apart is their secrets.

The singer sings how he will forever keep her secret safe because if they disappear, then so will his love for her. it is featured on the album ‘Dreaming Out Loud.’


Secret – Maroon 5

This song is about a man who finds it difficult to tell the woman he loves that he wants to be with her forever. The two will be together, but they will keep their love a secret, so no one will know that they are in love.

Because people say they can’t get along because they know what will make them happy, and nothing else matters. However, this makes them treat each other like strangers. It is featured in the 2009 movie The Proposal.


Illicit Affairs – Taylor Swift

This song is about a female who has fallen in love with her best friend. She knows that if her friend finds out about her feelings, they will ruin their friendship. She stays quiet about her feelings for him because she does not want to lose them.

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This song is also featured in the 2015 film Fifty Shades of Grey and covered by the Xscape band. It is a remake of Motown’s 1976 song Love Child.

The lyrics suggest that this song is about an affair, as the singer tiptoes from her lover’s house, careful not to wake him. A beautiful love song where Beyonce sings about being in love, she also sings about keeping their love a secret.


No One – Alicia Keys

This song is about a woman falling in love; however, she fears that her lover doesn’t feel the same way. The singer sings that she’s happy to be her lover’s friend, but she can’t keep feeling like this or she will die.

It is featured in the film The Family That Preys. The song was performed by the American R&B singer Alicia Keys. It topped charts across Europe and reached number two in both Canada and New Zealand and charted at number seven in Australia.


Unfaithful – Rihanna

This song is about a woman who is cheating on her significant other. She is unfaithful by seeing someone else, and she practically begs them to leave and gives her space to figure out what she is feeling.

The song’s ultimate message is that no matter how you feel, you should always be true to yourself and not bail on your roots with promises that would more than likely not be kept.

Many on the road seem like they want to come back to you, but they want attention and money. Why is this song the best song about secret love?