I Should Have Cheated

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"I Should Have Cheated"
Keyshia Cole – I Should Have Cheated.jpg
Single by Keyshia Cole
from the album The Way It Is
ReleasedAugust 3, 2005
Producer(s)Daron Jones
Keyshia Cole singles chronology
"(I Just Want It) To Be Over"
"I Should Have Cheated"

"I Should Have Cheated is a song by American R&B recording artist Keyshia Cole, written by 112 members Daron Jones and Quinnes "Q" Parker for her debut album, The Way It Is (2005), released on August 3, 2005 as the album's fourth single, following the two mildly successful singles "I Changed My Mind" and "(I Just Want It) To Be Over", it rose to number four on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Its music video made it to the top five on 106 and Park and remained there for 46 days.


Members of the R&B group 112 Daron Jones and Quinnes Parker (Q) wrote the song, and Daron Jones produced it. The song was originally recorded by and for R&B singer Nivea for her 2005 second album, Complicated.[1] The song is about a girl who suspects her boyfriend of cheating, but he also accuses her of the same. Since she was not cheating, she thinks that she should have cheated on him.

Music video[edit]

The video for this song features rapper Chink Santana. He plays Keyshia's boyfriend in the video. Keyshia is very suspicious that her boyfriend is cheating, because of various cell phone messages and movie stubs. When she confronts him, he claims that she is the one who is cheating. Since she was faithful in the relationship, Keyshia deems that she should have cheated. In the music video many viewers could see Keyshia's hair dye dripping down her face during the water scenes.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Should Have Cheated" [Main Radio Edit]
  2. "I Changed My Mind" [Radio Edit]
  3. "I Should Have Cheated" [The Double Time Edit]
  4. "I Should Have Cheated"

Chart performance[edit]

The single entered the US Billboard Hot 100 chart at #85 and slowly moved up the charts, eventually peaking at #30. It was a success in the urban community, peaking at #4 in the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It also charted on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart at #11. It was released in the UK on March 4, 2006 as a double A-side with "I Changed My Mind".

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
Ireland (IRMA) 43
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[2] 48
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 30
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[4] 11
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 4


  1. ^ Ohanwe, Malcolm. "Nivea talks Ciara and Keyshia Cole stealing her music, working with R. Kelly". Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  3. ^ "Keyshia Cole Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
  4. ^ "Keyshia Cole Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-10-10.
  5. ^ "Keyshia Cole Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-10-10.

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