Board 8 > Johnbobb ranks user-nominated Villain Songs

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Johnbobb
05/22/20 10:53:35 PM
#1:


What makes for a good villain song?




Before nominating let me clarify. When I say "villain songs, that can refer to any song about or by the villain of a movie/show/etc." Disney is particularly known for including them, but they exist everywhere. I actually got the idea after seeing the Academy Awards twitter post Envy Adams' song from Scott Pilgrim.

Songs from any type of media are valid as long as they're by or about a villain. Even regular songs not from visual media are eligible (ex. The Beatles' "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil," etc.)

Songs will be ranked based on three categories:
  1. Villainy - How evil/villainous the song is
  2. Characterization - How well the song embodies the character's personality/motivations/etc.
  3. Melody/Mood - For lack of a better term, how much I enjoyed listening to the song


Note: While I'll technically allow things like a boss theme from a video game, I would highly recommend against them, as instrumental songs are unlikely to do particuarly well at establishing things like characterization. There are contests and rankings for those literally all the time though, for what it's worth.

For now I'll allow four nominations per user. This might increase later depending on how many nominations come in.

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ScareChan
05/22/20 11:00:28 PM
#2:


Sum 41 - Pain for Pleasure

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Inviso
05/22/20 11:00:38 PM
#3:


Still Alive (GlaDOS, Portal)
Candy Store (Heathers Chandler, Duke and McNamara, Heathers: The Musical)
Be Prepared (Scar, The Lion King)
I Want It Now (Veruca Salt, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)

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Great_Paul
05/22/20 11:00:39 PM
#4:


The Devil Went Down to Georgia (Charlie Daniels Band)
Friends on the Other Side (The Princess and the Frog)
Hellfire (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

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NFUN
05/22/20 11:04:36 PM
#5:


The Enforcers (Super Arrange) (Trails in the Sky)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnu-mwwTE1c
Philistine (US) (No More Heroes 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNM5mFQ9siI
Collective Consciousness (Metal Gear Rising: REVENGEANCE)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgpamf7ziGs

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paulg235
05/22/20 11:04:50 PM
#6:


Lazy Town - We are Number One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfYnvDL0Qcw

Wind In The Willows - Secret Of Survival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au_tL122R6g

Goldfinger - Goldfinger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D1nK7q2i8I

(WWE) Randy Orton - Voices (Started initially using this theme while he was a heel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM76LtznNrc

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Uglyface2
05/22/20 11:07:17 PM
#7:


  1. Waiting for the Worms (Pink Floyd, The Wall) - Yes, Pink isn't technically a villain, but this is a side of him he doesn't like. It's sort of a Man vs. Self motif, so I hope you'll accept it.
  2. Be Prepared (Scar, The Lion King) - Good chance someone else will nominate this, too, so I'm just throwing it out there.
  3. Special (Lucy the Slut, Avenue Q) - Here's one song the singer has to own in order to make it work. I like Julie Atherton's rendition with the faux Southern drawl.
  4. Hank Scorpio's theme (The Simpsons)
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Snake5555555555
05/22/20 11:09:24 PM
#8:


What a neat idea for a ranking!

Hip to be Square (Patrick Bateman, from American Psycho) (let me know if you don't think this counts)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruw9fsh3PNY

Defying Gravity (Elphaba, from Wicked)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEq3xM-i0Ng

Horror Business (Misfits)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoGuJi5jmmA

Dead Skin Mask (Ed Gein, from Seasons in the Abyss)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVmaqj668Fk

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Xeybozn
05/22/20 11:12:14 PM
#9:


See My Vest (The Simpsons)
Behind Blue Eyes (The Who)
You'll Be Back (Hamilton)
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Toxtricity
05/22/20 11:13:57 PM
#10:


Steven Universe The Movie - Other Friends (Spinel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v_KfioWSf4
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Toxtricity
05/22/20 11:19:33 PM
#11:


The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride - My Lullaby (Zira)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKFG1FPAzvI
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NFUN
05/22/20 11:20:29 PM
#12:


denom the enforcers... :(

Roar of the Jungle Dragon (Terraria Calamity)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GcPA3C0QeI

Dye: Will This Flower Bloom (Ar Tonelico 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCENN-Zm3R0

kind of want to nom stained, brutal calamity but motivations arent super clear :((

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Johnbobb
05/22/20 11:20:31 PM
#13:


Uglyface2 posted...
Be Prepared (Scar, The Lion King) - Good chance someone else will nominate this, too, so I'm just throwing it out there.
@Uglyface2 someone actually already beat you to the punch; it was one of the first ones nominated

Snake5555555555 posted...
What a neat idea for a ranking!

Hip to be Square (Patrick Bateman, from American Psycho) (let me know if you don't think this counts)
@Snake5555555555 Thanks! But, as much as I HATE to do it, I'll probably have to deny that one, since Hip To Be Square isn't about Bateman or sung by Bateman. If Bateman was actually singing along to it I might be able to sneak it in, but as it is it doesn't quite fit what I'm going for.

That being said, that's a 10/10 villain scene otherwise

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Justin2Krelian
05/22/20 11:26:50 PM
#15:


Most of the best villain songs are instrumental imo, but if we're doing lyrical

Toxic Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVzYS3Ga_j8

This is probably second to Be Prepared.

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BetrayedTangy
05/22/20 11:29:14 PM
#16:


Dentist! - Little Shop of Horrors

https://youtu.be/bOtMizMQ6oM

Kick It Up a Notch - Starship

https://youtu.be/VemdTfNyYWc

The World's Greatest Criminal Mind - The Great Mouse Detective

https://youtu.be/QP8QdFttugg

Troll Toll - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

https://youtu.be/aDhAEmODyzw

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NFUN
05/22/20 11:30:10 PM
#17:


Troll Toll... motherfucker

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KCF0107
05/22/20 11:50:40 PM
#18:


Figment - The Plague's Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w1Z4J2kWlo

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Hbthebattle
05/23/20 12:00:55 AM
#19:


Johnbobb posted...

Note: While I'll technically allow things like a boss theme from a video game, I would highly recommend against them, as instrumental songs are unlikely to do particuarly well at establishing things like characterization.

Damn, now I gotta nominate 4 VG songs to prove you wrong smh
Pokemon Black/White - Battle! Ghetsis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktqqE5cmE8M

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations - Furio Tigre ~ Swingin' Tiger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFQ8wVjTPiE

Terraria Calamity - Stained, Brutal Calamity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT6HTpY_OyE

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - It Has To Be This Way
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N72U-NFu44k
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Bane_Of_Despair
05/23/20 12:10:42 AM
#20:


In the Dark of the Night - Anastasia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocm8QdNR_d8

I need to think of more but let me at least get this one in

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Raetsel_Lapin
05/23/20 12:15:29 AM
#21:


The Megas - Gamma Unchained:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO8To_XZsFE

The Protomen - The Hounds:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIOnxpdCu0o

Sonic Advance 2 - E.G.G.M.A.N.:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvERHiTfx9w

Yu-Gi-Oh! Music to Duel By - Face Up, Face Down:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUW_pip1J5g
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Great_Paul
05/23/20 12:16:38 AM
#22:


Raetsel_Lapin posted...
Yu-Gi-Oh! Music to Duel By - Face Up, Face Down:

That's such a good choice! I forgot about that song.

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TheArkOfTurus
05/23/20 12:18:01 AM
#23:


Ayreon - Day Sixteen: Loser
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkOBgT0KT40

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) - Damned for All Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LU3HjGmHfo

The Mountain Goats - Werewolf Gimmick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYwcSIBdOik

The Dear Hunter - The Poison Woman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB3AGeXQrfQ

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redrocket
05/23/20 12:24:50 AM
#24:


Springtime for Hitler (The Producers - 1968)

https://youtu.be/ovCf9VRLnDY

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Janus5k
05/23/20 12:25:21 AM
#25:


Gloryhammer - Goblin King of the Darkstorm Galaxy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R69ACob9sY

Symphony X - Set the World On Fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gQBuGeAOQQ

Alestorm - Drink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f55CqLc6IR0

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - Brand New Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7S9nYSHbik

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Jesse_Custer
05/23/20 12:27:37 AM
#26:


Great_Paul posted...
Friends on the Other Side (The Princess and the Frog)

That was going to be my first nomination.

Dr. Horrible - Brand New Day
https://youtu.be/hjK387DVX7I

The Little Mermaid - Poor Unfortunate Souls
https://youtu.be/xfkkMHieqcI

Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
https://youtu.be/eauZzwt8Ci8

And I couldnt resist this last one.

Leprechaun in the Hood - The Leprechaun Rap
https://youtu.be/XzWlhLSitJ8

EDIT: Missed out on Brand New Day by 2 minutes! I guess Ill replace it with My Freeze Ray, also from Dr. Horrible

https://youtu.be/duI-VImSH6o
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hombad46
05/23/20 12:28:37 AM
#27:


Jesse_Custer posted...
Dr. Horrible - Brand New Day

@Jesse_Custer You got ninja'd on this one

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Zyxyz0
05/23/20 12:33:39 AM
#28:


Ar tonelico Qoga - XaaaCi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGaM07Pc-nI

Cluefinders 3rd Grade - Do You Believe In Monsters?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgcnerqYPeY

Kill la Kill - Blumenkranz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdAoYar8Y0c

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations - Dahlia Hawthorne ~ Distant Image
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDrciJ2lVYY

...I'm only a little sorry

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NFUN
05/23/20 12:35:54 AM
#29:


higher quality Dahlia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7FyOE4iIFo

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Zyxyz0
05/23/20 12:37:08 AM
#30:


thanks

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Snake5555555555
05/23/20 12:38:17 AM
#31:


Johnbobb posted...
@Snake5555555555 Thanks! But, as much as I HATE to do it, I'll probably have to deny that one, since Hip To Be Square isn't about Bateman or sung by Bateman. If Bateman was actually singing along to it I might be able to sneak it in, but as it is it doesn't quite fit what I'm going for.

That being said, that's a 10/10 villain scene otherwise

Totally get it, no worries.

He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask) (Jason Voorhees, from Constrictor/Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKvdaeP99_8

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cakophon
05/23/20 12:53:48 AM
#32:


Be More Chill - Be More Chill (Pt. 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1xUdHt1R7c

Newsies - The Bottom Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaeoDn23hOk

Dracula, the Musical - Fresh Blood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfHQb8FAKnYhercu

Matilda the Musical - The Hammer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0drrU9HB20

Wonder.land - I'm Right
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfXvbVMv_3Q

so many good picks already taken...namely shiny, friends on the other side, candy store, defying gravity, other friends, brand new day, poor unfortunate souls, i want it now (though i'd argue about this one being really a villain song?)
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cakophon
05/23/20 12:57:32 AM
#33:


switching out Wonder.land - I'm Right for this next one

Phineas and Ferb - O.W.C.A.'s Goin' Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMJwwPxswBM

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Great_Paul
05/23/20 12:58:06 AM
#34:


I think you need to remove one, limit is 4.

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cakophon
05/23/20 1:02:03 AM
#35:


Be More Chill - Be More Chill (Pt. 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1xUdHt1R7c

Newsies - The Bottom Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaeoDn23hOk

Matilda the Musical - The Smell of Rebellion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwkaol8LNbg

Phineas and Ferb - O.W.C.A.'s Goin' Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMJwwPxswBM

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cakophon
05/23/20 1:13:24 AM
#36:


okokok last post i swear, dropping Newsies - The Bottom Line for this

Kagerou Project - Outer Science
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0q7B1W6ANs
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FL81
05/23/20 1:23:39 AM
#37:


Umineko (fan song) - The Great Detective Knows (vocal)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoRCmJ4NZ74

I.M. Meen - Intro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN15aZVneSg

Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure - Evil Queen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S04aVglDlOc

Pokmon - Double Trouble
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAR5cqVYQKw

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PIayer_0
05/23/20 1:24:56 AM
#38:


I'm the Bad Guy (Lord Dominator, Wander Over Yonder)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdEo_t-iVbM

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (Narrator, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGSneujgGT8

The World Revolving (Jevil, Deltarune the Musical)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WQyBHdcTdY

Stan (Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIqQ0PfuPo8

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Hbthebattle
05/23/20 1:27:18 AM
#39:


Switching out Swingin' Tiger for

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure - Awaken (The Pillar Man Theme)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhVCoTsBaM
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redrocket
05/23/20 1:32:29 AM
#40:


Gold (Repo! The Genetic Opera)

https://youtu.be/c0qE8D4-2zM

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redrocket
05/23/20 1:45:17 AM
#41:


Three Little Pigs (Green Jelly)

https://youtu.be/Gtffv9bpB-U

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Great_Paul
05/23/20 1:46:19 AM
#42:


PIayer_0 posted...
Stan (Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP)

Another great one that I didn't think about

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Snake5555555555
05/23/20 1:50:24 AM
#43:


Man you could practically nominate almost any Em song for this.

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Bane_Of_Despair
05/23/20 2:16:26 AM
#44:


My other noms now

clipping. - Run For Your Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aibv56K7y8A

Ice Nine Kills - IT Is The End
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8dMnYvECkI

He Is Legend - White Bat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iihmw-qbPNE

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NFUN
05/23/20 2:17:29 AM
#45:


Bane, please tell me Ice Nine Kills is a Vonnegut reference

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Bane_Of_Despair
05/23/20 2:18:32 AM
#46:


It is!

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Raka_Putra
05/23/20 3:49:37 AM
#47:


Random Encounter - Just Monika (DDLC fan song)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYoOIGBcN48

Hairspray - Miss Baltimore Crabs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCW-iFgUbKY&t=35s
not my favorite version but it's got decent audio quality so eh

Jesus Christ Superstar - King Herod's Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jH0OhG3DRg&t=1m18s

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Sweet Transvestite
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jH0OhG3DRg&t=44s

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MetalmindStats
05/23/20 4:06:00 AM
#48:


Portal 2 - Want You Gone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVVZaZ8yO6o

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banshiryuu
05/23/20 4:22:43 AM
#49:


Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel - EXEC_Z/.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1p18O6ac1c

beatmania IIDX 22 PENDUAL (Qpronicle Chord) - Despair of ELFERIA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNmTgi43zuo

Pokemon XY&Z - Rocket-dan Danka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riM6qlzRHwQ

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Toxtricity
05/23/20 4:23:08 AM
#50:


Myst 3: Exile - Exile (Bonus Track)
(Saavedro)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVVSu569Rf4

Victims of Science - The Device Has Been Modified v2
(GlaDOS)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQHE4Cq-AAE

these are both sort of pushing a bunch of definitions but Saavedro's one of my favorite fictional characters and GlaDOS is also one of my favorite fictional characters and i like both of these songs so I AM PICKing them
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banshiryuu
05/23/20 4:30:26 AM
#51:


just kidding found one immediately lmao. it will score low on villain-y scale but fuck it

Hyadain - Metal Man de, "Made of Metal"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd8geiiNKOo

quick man is better but even less villian-y.... they both own, maybe i'll change my mind idk lolol
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