10 Songs About No-Good Men

We’ve all dated that one guy we probably shouldn’t have because he was wrong in every way. We ignored the flaming red flags and let our hearts get broken. After we learned our lesson, we thought we should warn younger, less-experienced women about no-good men. And music is one of the best ways to spread a message.

  • “Have you ever seen a dude who’s stupid and rude? Whenever he’s around he dogs your mood? I know a guy like that, girl. He thinks he’s god’s gift to the world. You know that kind, excited all the time with nothin’ but sex on the mind.”–“Tramp,” Salt-N-Pepa
    It’s difficult for a woman to sleep with a man that she isn’t attracted to mentally or emotionally.
  • “If you don’t have a car and you’re walking, oh yes son I’m talking to you. If you live at home wit’ your momma, oh yes son I’m talking to you (baby).”–“No Scrubs,” TLC
    Women don’t want a man that can’t do anything for them. We want a man that we can grow with, not a man that is worse off than we already are.
  • “Now you promise me the moon and the stars. Save your breath you won’t get very far. Gave you many chances to make changes. The only thing you changed was love to hate.”–“My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” En Vogue
    It’s just so easy to know when a guy is gaming you, especially if the two of you have history.
  • “What kind of f—ery is this? You made me miss the Slick Rick gig (oh Slick Rick). You thought I didn’t love you when I did (when I did). Can’t believe you played me out like that (ahhh) .”–“Me & Mr. Jones,” Amy Winehouse
    It’s really annoying when a man denies your emotions. Um, we’re supposed to be the ones that are in touch with our emotions.
  • “Hey Mama, is it true what they say, that Papa never worked a day in his life? And Mama, bad talk going around town saying that Papa had three outside children and another wife. And that ain’t right.”–“Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” The Temptations
    A no-good man that is committed to sowing his seeds should know that those seeds grow into hurt children.
  • “You’ve played the game, but you played yourself. Oh boy take a look at who’s sorry now. You’re not the same. Oh how you have changed. So now look at you. It’s a damn shame.”–“This Time,” Janet Jackson
    One of the traits of a no-good man is a need to control because he doesn’t want his girl to realize his faults.
  • “You need to get if he don’t wanna love you the right way. He ain’t gonna. It ain’t where he’s at, its where he…Where he wanna be.”–“Let It Go,” Keyshia Cole
    Very good advice from a woman that has obviously been in a relationship with a man that wasn’t about anything.
  • “Thought what I wanted was something I needed. When momma said no I just should have heeded. Misled I bled till the poison was gone. And out of the darkness arrived the sweet dawn.”–“I Used to Love Him,” Lauryn Hill
    Dang, the guy was straight up poison. But then again, now that we know how wacky Lauryn turned out, maybe he dodged a bullet.
  • “Why? How could you do it? I always thought you’d be looking out for me. Wow. You really blew it. What made you think I wouldn’t find out ’bout y’all on my sheets?”–“Get On,” Joi
    This guy sounds like a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Sleeping with another woman in her bed.
  • “Dear narcissus boy, I know you’ve never really apologized for anything. I know you’ve never really taken responsibility. I know you’ve never really listened to a woman.”–“Narcissus,” Alanis Morissette
    I bet this guy was a momma’s boy when he was younger. Take note ladies, don’t ruin your sons.