* {{Anvilicious}}: "Thunderhead". W. A. S. P. wants you to know that heroin is ''bad shit''. What makes it {{Anvilicious}} is the spoken word segment where heroin itself is talking to the eponymous addict as if it was some kind of demon, asking him to surrender his life and even commit murder, and Thunderhead readily agrees.
** The video for "Babylon's Burning"
* FaceOfTheBand / IAmTheBand: Blackie Lawless is the only original member of the band and after ''The Headless Children'' he started to write pretty much everything by himself.
* {{Narm}}:
** ''Kill Fuck Die'' tries ''so'' hard to be dark.
-->''"FEEEEETUUUUS!"''
-->"Darkest motherfucker - on the planet!"
-->"All pigs die - Kill, fuck, die"
** At the end of "Damnation Angels" (from ''Helldorado'') we have this lovely quote:
-->"You know, It's a bitch, when you go to take a piss and your dick smells like baaad pussy. But you ain't have none lately."
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Back in the 80s, they were one of the PMRC's biggest targets because of their "inappropriate lyrics". Needless to say, all the fuss only increased their record sales and Blackie Lawless seemed to wear it as a badge of honor.
** Although Blackie later became a born-again Christian and apologized for much of the previous music he wrote.
* SignatureSong: "I Wanna be Somebody," though "Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)" is well-known because of the PMRC controversy ans "Wild Child" is frequently covered by other metal bands.