History VillainSong / Theater

21st Feb '18 6:38:41 PM nombretomado
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* The pagan sorceress Ortrud in Creator/RichardWagner's ''Lohengrin'' has a short aria, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHtRUyJiH3E "Entweihte Götter"]], in which she calls upon the gods to help her deceive and avenge herself upon her Christian enemies.

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* The pagan sorceress Ortrud in Creator/RichardWagner's Music/RichardWagner's ''Lohengrin'' has a short aria, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHtRUyJiH3E "Entweihte Götter"]], in which she calls upon the gods to help her deceive and avenge herself upon her Christian enemies.
17th Feb '18 2:14:42 AM nombretomado
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* "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York," Sportin' Life's songs mocking a sermon and tempting one of the protagonists to a life of vice respectively, from ''PorgyAndBess''.

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* "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon For New York," Sportin' Life's songs mocking a sermon and tempting one of the protagonists to a life of vice respectively, from ''PorgyAndBess''.''Theatre/PorgyAndBess''.
14th Feb '18 12:32:42 PM masterofthehouse
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** The original version of the show (which held its tryout run in Tampa back in 2010) included a song for the Jabberwocky entitled "[[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm3ks1fct8M Misunderstood]]", although it's more of a subverted VillainSong, as he claims himself to be NecessaryEvil in a world where "you can't know pleasure if you don't know pain", even justifying his actions by claiming that he was ''born'' to be a man-eating monster, and that it's really all he can do. Sadly, both the song and the character were cut from the show once it hit Broadway.

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** The original version of the show (which held its tryout run in Tampa back in 2010) included a song for the Jabberwocky entitled "[[ https://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm3ks1fct8M Misunderstood]]", although it's more of a subverted VillainSong, as he claims himself to be NecessaryEvil in a world where "you can't know pleasure if you don't know pain", even justifying his actions by claiming that he was ''born'' to be a man-eating monster, and that it's really all he can do. Sadly, both the song and the character were cut from the show once it hit Broadway.
14th Feb '18 12:32:21 PM masterofthehouse
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** The original version of the show (which held its tryout run in Tampa back in 2010) included a song for the Jabberwocky entitled "[[https://youtu.be/MwPGOuGxWoE Misunderstood]]", although it's more of a subverted VillainSong, as he claims himself to be NecessaryEvil in a world where "you can't know pleasure if you don't know pain", even justifying his actions by claiming that he was ''born'' to be a man-eating monster, and that it's really all he can do. Sadly, both the song and the character were cut from the show once it hit Broadway.

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** The original version of the show (which held its tryout run in Tampa back in 2010) included a song for the Jabberwocky entitled "[[https://youtu.be/MwPGOuGxWoE "[[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm3ks1fct8M Misunderstood]]", although it's more of a subverted VillainSong, as he claims himself to be NecessaryEvil in a world where "you can't know pleasure if you don't know pain", even justifying his actions by claiming that he was ''born'' to be a man-eating monster, and that it's really all he can do. Sadly, both the song and the character were cut from the show once it hit Broadway.
12th Feb '18 9:24:26 AM annieholmes
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* ''Mozart!'' (from the same creative team as ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'') features a mute villain- Mozart's own genius, portrayed a a demon/CreepyChild in the shape of Mozart himself at age six or so that follows the adult Mozart around, constantly composing and using Mozart's blood as ink. Thusly, the big showstopping EarWorm villain-song-stand-in goes to Archbishop Colloredo, who's more of a petty annoyance than anything, in the form of "Wo Bleibt Mozart?" It's still pretty grandiose and nasty to the title character.
** Notable in that it's the ''very first song'', so as to leave no doubt as to whom the Bad Guy is supposed to be. "We'll forge a check, or cut your neck, if we can make a dime!"

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* ''Mozart!'' (from the same creative team as ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'') ''Theatre/{{Mozart}}'' features a mute villain- Mozart's own genius, portrayed a a demon/CreepyChild in the shape of Mozart himself at age six or so that follows the adult Mozart around, constantly composing and using Mozart's blood as ink. Thusly, the big showstopping EarWorm villain-song-stand-in goes to Archbishop Colloredo, who's more of a petty annoyance than anything, in the form of "Wo Bleibt Mozart?" It's still pretty grandiose and nasty to the title character.
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** Notable in that it's If we count Colloredo as a villain, "Der einfache Weg" fits the ''very first song'', so bill: it demonstrates Colloredo's attitude towards music, method, and goal of trying to coax Mozart back to his side. With a hefty side of [[ManipulativeBastard attempted manipulation]] of Mozart's status as to leave no doubt as to whom the Bad Guy is supposed to be. "We'll forge a check, or cut your neck, if we can make a dime!"WellDoneSonGuy.
3rd Feb '18 4:31:59 PM nombretomado
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* The theatrical version of ''{{Newsies}}'' gives [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Joseph Pulitzer]] the song "The Bottom Line", wherein he explains why he's boosting the price of his papers, and how he doesn't care how it'll affect the newsies. He gets a reprise in Act 2, when he threatens to have all the newsies arrested if Jack doesn't tell them to end the strike.

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* The theatrical version of ''{{Newsies}}'' ''Film/{{Newsies}}'' gives [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Joseph Pulitzer]] the song "The Bottom Line", wherein he explains why he's boosting the price of his papers, and how he doesn't care how it'll affect the newsies. He gets a reprise in Act 2, when he threatens to have all the newsies arrested if Jack doesn't tell them to end the strike.
15th Jan '18 1:22:16 PM Prfnoff
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* "Bon Voyage" from ''Theatre/{{Candide}}'', except for the (increasingly sarcastic) chorus part, is all EvilGloating.

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* "Bon Voyage" from ''Theatre/{{Candide}}'', except for the (increasingly sarcastic) chorus part, is all EvilGloating.EvilGloating from the Governor (or Vanderdendur, depending on the performing edition) about the profits he made from putting Candide on a totally unseaworthy boat.
-->Oh but I'm bad, oh but I'm bad,\\
Playing such a very dirty trick on such a fine lad.\\
I'm a low cad, I'm a low cad,\\
Every time I do this sort of thing it makes me so sad.
14th Jan '18 2:04:37 PM Prfnoff
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* "Bon Voyage" from ''Theatre/{{Candide}}'', except for the chorus, is all EvilGloating.

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* "Bon Voyage" from ''Theatre/{{Candide}}'', except for the chorus, (increasingly sarcastic) chorus part, is all EvilGloating.
29th Dec '17 4:35:55 AM Cryoclaste
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* The closest thing to a villain in ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' is SmugSnake Bud Frump, and his reprise of "The Company Way" and DarkReprise of "Been A Long Day" arguably qualify for this, the former being a self-congratulatory number about how great he is (for being made head of the mailroom) an the latter sung as he puts his EvilPlan into action through blackmailing his uncle.

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* The closest thing to a villain in ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' ''Theatre/HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' is SmugSnake Bud Frump, and his reprise of "The Company Way" and DarkReprise of "Been A Long Day" arguably qualify for this, the former being a self-congratulatory number about how great he is (for being made head of the mailroom) an the latter sung as he puts his EvilPlan into action through blackmailing his uncle.
25th Dec '17 8:00:32 PM Scraggle
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* ''Theatre/{{Heathers}}'' has Candy Store and ESPECIALLY Meant To Be Yours.

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* ''Theatre/{{Heathers}}'' ''Theatre/{{Heathers}}'':
** The seminal song of the titular Heathers, "Candy Store," is a a dramatic, seductive introduction to the Heathers' AlphaBitch lifestyle, with each of the three putting down Veronica for still clinging onto her loser best friend Martha Dumptruck and imploring her to dump the poor girl and go along with their cruel prank for her to once and for all prove she's worthy of being a member of the Heathers.
** J.D.
has Candy Store and ESPECIALLY Meant quite a few of them that can potentially be taken as villain songs, but the most obvious is "Meant To Be Yours.Yours," which completes J.D.'s own descent into murderous, obssesive insanity.
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