The Jealousy Song That Will Help You Get Over Retroactive Jealousy

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by Jeff Billings in Retroactive Jealousy Blog
August 15, 2016
Jealousy Song

Can a jealousy song actually help you in your quest to learn how to beat retroactive jealousy? If you’re jealous of your boy or girlfriend’s past you’ve probably know the song I’m talking about. 

However, for such a pervasive emotion as jealousy, it’s a wonder there haven’t been more jealousy songs.

When it came for me to write this post about what’s obviously the greatest jealousy song ever written, the choice was easy.

Forget Beyonce’s warblings about waiting for her man to come home. (I wish I could.)

Or Will Young’s feeble attempt at a jealousy song — “Jealousy”.

And The Killers awful “But she’s touching his chest / now he takes off her dress” chorus in Mr Brightside.

There’s obviously only one winner when it comes to the greatest jealousy song ever recorded…

The Greatest Jealousy Song Of All Time: Jealous Guy by John Lennon

This quintessential jealousy song was released on John Lennon’s Imagine album in 1971 — a year after the Beatles split.

However, it was written by Lennon while in India with the Beatles, back in 1968.

And not released as a single until five years after Lennon’s death in 1985.

If you’re not aware of the song, take a listen below. It’s one of Lennon’s best.

Now, it’s not a feel good jealousy song that’s going to wipe away your retroactive jealousy in a single listen.

Rather it’s a beautifully sad ballad, that strikes a chord with anyone who’s ever acted unfairly toward their partner due to jealousy.

Listen to the lyrics with close attention and understand that what you’re feeling is only human.

Just like Lennon, you’re being overcome by some rather petty, human emotions, but that’s okay.

You’re in pretty great company, right?

All it means is that it’s time to grow as a person.

And you can learn how to beat retroactive jealousy ocd much easier than you think.

More on how to do this in a moment. But first, a special bonus…

The Second Greatest Jealousy Song Ever Recorded

Appearing on their 1978 album Jazz, Queen’s Jealousy would be my choice for the second greatest jealousy song of all time.

The song was penned by Freddie Mercury and features Brian May’s Hairfred acoustic guitar.

This guitar incorporated piano wire under the frets producing a “buzzing” effect meant to replicate a sitar.

Take a listen below. It’s almost as good as John Lennon’s Jealous Guy. But not quite.

So they’re my favorite two jealousy songs. Pity there’s not more to choose from.

I will be back soon with a post on the greatest feel-good songs that will help you learn how to cure retroactive jealousy.

Do you agree with my choice for best jealousy song of all time? What would your choice be? Let me know in the comments section below.

And be sure to check out my course to learn how to cure retroactive jealousy “Overcoming Retroactive Jealousy 101”.


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