Card Carrying Villain: Music

  • "I'm makin' a career of evil..."
  • Danish metal band Evil only released one EP, but half the tracks on there fit this trope perfectly: their namesake track and"Son of the Bitch."
  • George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone" is a song sung from the point of view of someone who really likes being bad. (And is often played in movies when actual Card Carrying Villains appear.)
  • The Diamond Head song "Am I Evil?". The answer is, unsurprisingly, "Yes I am!".
  • Quasi-subversion: the Something Wicked two-part Concept Album by Iced Earth deals with the Ancient Conspiracy of the Setian race. The Setians are AntiVillains with a detailed Start of Darkness and a reasonable motivation for wanting to destroy mankind...but they still, consistently and repeatedly, refer to themselves as "Wicked".
  • Many songs from the point of view of a serial killer. For example, "The Ripper" by Judas Priest.
  • Voltaire's song "When You're Evil" is a song about a guy who admits how much he loves being evil...or possibly actually is evil itself, as the speaker/singer says "The Devil tips his hat to me."
  • NWA's MC Ren.