History VillainSong / Theatre

9th Jun '16 12:20:12 AM 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.
7th Jun '16 10:06:44 PM gewunomox
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* TheMusical of ''Music/AmericanIdiot'' turns the GreenDay song "Know Your Enemy" into somewhat of a VillainSong for St. Jimmy, as he attempts to lure Johnny back to his pointlessly rebellious and self-destructive lifestyle, as well as manipulating Johnny into attempting to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything stab]] [[SexPistols his]] [[ShoutOut girlfriend]].

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* TheMusical of ''Music/AmericanIdiot'' turns the GreenDay Music/GreenDay song "Know Your Enemy" into somewhat of a VillainSong for St. Jimmy, as he attempts to lure Johnny back to his pointlessly rebellious and self-destructive lifestyle, as well as manipulating Johnny into attempting to [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything stab]] [[SexPistols his]] [[ShoutOut girlfriend]].
31st May '16 9:24:45 AM AnCeithreMarcach
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** From the same musical, "All I Care About is Love", sung by Billy Flynn. The entire song is a lie. Although he's sort of an antihero.

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** From the same musical, "All I Care About is Love", sung by Billy Flynn. The entire song is a lie. Although he's sort of an antihero.
14th Apr '16 8:55:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The unnamed]]" is right after that, and it is pretty much a glorification of that guy. He starts by singing about he enjoys life because death itself is his trusted companion, and they are against everybody and everything, not caring about the existence of something as futile as a law or even God Himself. His henchmen (some creepy black-cloaked things), even call him "The black shadow, the fear". Then we see Don Rodrigo, who has alway been arrogant and full of himself, pretty much begging the Unnamed to help him; he responds by saying "that convent has no door, has no gate and has no wall", while his thugs reply "all is open at His will, each and one defense will fall!". The song ends saying that the Unnamed holds a limitless power, which makes him master of every fate, and that he can destroy without a move fear, life and death. Keep in mind that this is a realistic setting, so [[BadassNormal he has no supernatural power whatsoever]]: he is just that feared, that ruthless and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy that competent]]. Plus, he is played by [[HeyItsThatVoice Vittorio Matteucci]], who was Frollo in "Notre-Dame de Paris" and Dracula in "Dracula Opera Rock"; probably, when he cuts himself shaving, he bleeds [[MagnificentBastard awesome assholeness]].

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** "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The unnamed]]" is right after that, and it is pretty much a glorification of that guy. He starts by singing about he enjoys life because death itself is his trusted companion, and they are against everybody and everything, not caring about the existence of something as futile as a law or even God Himself. His henchmen (some creepy black-cloaked things), even call him "The black shadow, the fear". Then we see Don Rodrigo, who has alway been arrogant and full of himself, pretty much begging the Unnamed to help him; he responds by saying "that convent has no door, has no gate and has no wall", while his thugs reply "all is open at His will, each and one defense will fall!". The song ends saying that the Unnamed holds a limitless power, which makes him master of every fate, and that he can destroy without a move fear, life and death. Keep in mind that this is a realistic setting, so [[BadassNormal he has no supernatural power whatsoever]]: he is just that feared, that ruthless and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy that competent]]. Plus, he is played by [[HeyItsThatVoice Vittorio Matteucci]], Matteucci, who was Frollo in "Notre-Dame de Paris" and Dracula in "Dracula Opera Rock"; probably, when he cuts himself shaving, he bleeds [[MagnificentBastard awesome assholeness]].
14th Mar '16 12:13:17 PM henry42
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* Parodied in ''TheMikado'' with "I've Got a Little List". The scary executioner gets a Villain Song, in which he rattles off a LongList of AcceptableTargets whom he intends to kill -- and in the next dialogue scene, we learn he's a spineless wimp who is terrified of killing.
** Except that the executioner is more of an AntiHero. The primary villain song is probably "Your revels cease - O Fool, that fleest my hallowed joys", sung by Katisha.

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* Parodied in ''TheMikado'' with "I've Got a Little List". The scary executioner gets a Villain Song, in which he rattles off a LongList of AcceptableTargets whom he intends to kill -- and in the next dialogue scene, we learn he's a spineless wimp who is terrified of killing.
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killing. Except that the executioner is more of an AntiHero. The primary villain song is probably "Your revels cease - O Fool, that fleest my hallowed joys", sung by Katisha.



*** And there's a short one with Pirate!Ruth about how they're going to kill the Major-General and his daughters, called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tonight He Dies]].

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*** ** And there's a short one with Pirate!Ruth about how they're going to kill the Major-General and his daughters, called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Tonight He Dies]].
14th Mar '16 12:11:38 PM henry42
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*** The most villainous of all these possible {{Villain Song}}s might well be "Dog Eats Dog", in which Thenardier sings about the joy of robbing dead bodies. Unlike in [[Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera some cases]], this fails to seem like [[LoveableRogue lovable roguery]] at ''all'' -- it finally hits the audience in the face that Thenardier really is scum. And most of those he is robbing are essentially youths and children[[spoiler:, two of whom are his own son and daughter.]]
*** And "Beggars at the Feast" is sort of a Villain Song in that it further outlines the Thenardiers' ideals and motivations (though by the point in the play when it's sung, their motivations are pretty well established). ''Singing to the Lord on Sundays, praying for the gifts he'll send, but we're the ones that take it, we're the ones who make it in the end!''

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*** ** The most villainous of all these possible {{Villain Song}}s might well be "Dog Eats Dog", in which Thenardier sings about the joy of robbing dead bodies. Unlike in [[Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera some cases]], this fails to seem like [[LoveableRogue lovable roguery]] at ''all'' -- it finally hits the audience in the face that Thenardier really is scum. And most of those he is robbing are essentially youths and children[[spoiler:, two of whom are children, [[spoiler:including his own son and daughter.]]
*** ** And "Beggars at the Feast" is sort of a Villain Song in that it further outlines the Thenardiers' ideals and motivations (though by the point in the play when it's sung, their motivations are pretty well established). ''Singing to the Lord on Sundays, praying for the gifts he'll send, but we're the ones that take it, we're the ones who make it in the end!''



* "Blood in the Water" from ''Theatre/LegallyBlonde''.

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* "Blood in the Water" from ''Theatre/LegallyBlonde''.''Theatre/LegallyBlonde'', in which Callahan teaches his students how to become {{amoral attorney}}s.



* Parodied in ''TheMikado'' with "I've Got a Little List". The scary executioner gets a Villain Song -- and in the next dialogue scene, we learn he's a spineless wimp who is terrified of killing.

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* Parodied in ''TheMikado'' with "I've Got a Little List". The scary executioner gets a Villain Song Song, in which he rattles off a LongList of AcceptableTargets whom he intends to kill -- and in the next dialogue scene, we learn he's a spineless wimp who is terrified of killing.
9th Mar '16 1:05:50 PM masterofthehouse
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* ''Manga/DeathNote the Musical'' has "Where is the Justice?" for VillainProtagonist Light Yagami, in which he preaches to his class about how the world is corrupt, and that justice must be brought to those who deserve it. Ryuk also gets "The Name is Kira!", where he comments on Light's killing spree and his newfound identity as "Kira".

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* ''Manga/DeathNote the Musical'' has "Where is the Justice?" for VillainProtagonist Light Yagami, in which he preaches to his class about how the world is corrupt, and that justice must be brought to those who deserve it. His second solo, "Hurricane", depicts him finding the Death Note for the first time, and ultimately deciding to use it to purge the world and [[AGodAmI become a god]]. Ryuk also gets "The Name is Kira!", where he comments on Light's killing spree and his newfound identity as "Kira".
3rd Feb '16 9:33:33 PM ClockStopping
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' has ''You'll Be Back'', sung by King George II as an AntiLoveSong about America's attempt to split from Great Britain. As you'd expect, it's deliciously hammy and villainous - the last full line is 'I will kill your friends and family to remind you of my love!' Interestingly, King George gets two more songs after this, and while they're both still villainous, in purpose they're really more of a GreekChorus commenting on the state of the American government at the time - first, talking about how the American underestimate how hard it'll be to rule a country on their own, and then about how shocking it was that Washington stood down and how little faith anyone had in President John Adams ('They will tear each other into pieces / Jesus Christ, this will be fun!').
** ''Washington on Your Side'' is sort of a quasi example - it's sung by Jefferson, Madison, and Burr, the three primary antagonists of the show, about how they hate Hamilton and are searching for a way to take him down, but it's also clear in the lyrics that they don't see themselves as villains at all. Instead, they all genuinely believe that Hamilton's financial plan will screw over the poor, if not ruin the entire country. The fact that Jefferson seems to have it out for Hamilton personally by this time is mostly beside the point.
-->'''Jefferson:''' Our poorest citizens, our farmers, live ration to ration / As Wall Street robs ‘em blind in search of chips to cash in
1st Feb '16 11:51:51 AM dsneybuf
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* "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" is the mantra of Evilene, the Wicked Witch of the West, in ''TheWiz''.

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* "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" is the mantra of Evilene, the Wicked Witch of the West, in ''TheWiz''.''Theatre/TheWiz''.
29th Jan '16 7:50:49 PM HamburgerTime
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* The stage version of ''Film/{{Footloose}}'' plays with this. The AntiVillain main antagonist, Reverend Shaw Moore, gets two songs, but "Heaven Help Me" is more like a TheVillainSucksSong directed at ''himself'', while "I Confess" is sung at the very end during his HeelFaceTurn. The straight example is actually "The Girl Gets Around," which is sung by local HateSink and BastardBoyfriend Chuck Cranston as he gloats about how he's using Ariel Moore for cheap sex and loving every minute of it.
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