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->''"Raise the flag! Sing the song!\\
Here we come, we're fifty strong,\\
And fifty Frenchmen can't be wrong!\\
Let's kill the Beast! Kill the Beast!"''
->-- '''[[TorchesAndPitchforks The Mob]]''', "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCENkwPiuU0 The Mob Song]] (Kill The Beast)", ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''

Musical Theatre is SeriousBusiness. There's a lot of [[RuleofDrama drama]]. And given that it's musical theatre, it's intense drama with a great soundtrack. So logically the [[BurnTheWitch angry mob]] with TorchesAndPitchforks get their own CrowdSong about how much they want to BurnTheWitch If there's a public execution about to take place, you'll hear the same mob singing.

LaResistance also commonly get their own song, which falls under this trope since a lot of revolutions in theatre are angry mobs with a political agenda. Expect this to sound like a military march, or at least have a fife and some snaredrums.

Very rarely is an AngryMobSong not a CrowdSong. It doesn't have to be a VillainSong, but it certainly often is.


* Parodied in ''Series/{{Galavant}}'', Sid rallies the peasants to revolt, and leads them in an Angry Mob Song. Unfortunately, it's focused entirely on how valiantly they will [[GoYeHeroesGoAndDie die fighting the royalty]]. By the time he's done, everyone has abandoned him.

* ''Raise the Black Flag'' from ''Music/{{Food for the Gods}}'' by Music/{{Fireaxe}}.
* "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Music/{{Twisted Sister}}
* "Blitzkrieg Bop" by Music/{{The Ramones}} from ''Music/{{Ramones}}''.
* "White Riot" by Music/TheClash.

[[AC:Real Life]]
* RealLife French revolutionaries sang "Ah! ça ira, ça ira, ça ira...les aristocrates à la lanterne!"; or, roughly, "string 'em up!"
** The French national anthem, "La Marseillaise", started out this way too. Its lyrics are really bloodthirsty; it mentions a bloodstained banner on the ''fourth line'', and the chorus (y'know, the part that you repeat and actually remember) urges citizens to form up into battalions and kill their oppressors "until impure blood drenches our fields."
*** In similar vein, the rarely-sung third verse of ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' mentions that "their [i.e. the invaders'] blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution." (There's probably a reason it's rarely-sung.)
*** During UsefulNotes/RedOctober the Bolsheviks had their own version, called "Worker's Marseillaise".
* Horst-Wessel-Lied of the National Socialist party of Germany. The ''Die Fahne hoch'' became an unofficial Party anthem after the murder of Wessel and after the Nazi coup, an unofficial national song.
* Although it wasn't used until after the events of the protests, "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' was sung by mourners at a vigil following Tienanmen Square.

* French (wannabe) Revolutionaries once again get their own song in ''Theatre/LesMiserables'': "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwM8fSDsgLI Do You Hear the People Sing?]]"
-->"The blood of the martyrs will water the meadows of France!"
** The reprise of "Look Down" is often staged as this, although [[UpToEleven nowhere moreso]] than in the [[Film/LesMiserables2012 2012 film adaptation]], as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0IddaWYvQA here]].
** The act one finale, "One Day More", is set the night before the June Rebellion, and naturally features the revolutionaries riling up the people in preparation for the revolution to come. [[spoiler:The fact that history calls it a rebellion, and not a revolution, should tell you how well it goes for them.]]
* ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}'':
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwRJiwGZkuI Look at the Sky]]" (and to a lesser extent, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6umc1BI6FnE We're Not Sorry]]").
** The truest Angry Mob Song song is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZztJfoTNpA&feature=related Snuff That Girl]]." It's a double threat: LaResistance actually gets the BurnTheWitch song!
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kxQpaH05ko Madame Guillotine]]" is the theme song of radical Parisian revolutionaries in ''Theatre/TheScarletPimpernel''.
* In Revoltuion Francaise there are "A Bas Tous Les Privaleges" sung mostly by Danton, and "Retour A La Bastille"

* "LaResistance" from ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut''.
* "Savages" from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', in the portions sung by the Powhatan.


* "Stakes and Torches" from Music/{{Voltaire}}'s album ''To the Bottom of the Sea'' is a mob song about the poor rising up to overthrow their leader, the Robber Baron.
* Dark folk artist Reverend Glasseye is especially fond of this trope, having more than a few AngryMobSongs across his three albums. Notable tales include a song about man who incites a crowd to lynch the man courting his daughter ("Mother's a Carpegian") and some religious zealots killing a man who won't provide him wood for their temples ("Black River Falls").
* The satirical song "The Angry Mob" by the Music/KaiserChiefs is about a middle class angry mob getting riled up by things reported in the British press.
* "Witch Hunt" by Music/{{Rush}} is a typical example.
* In Music/JohannSebastianBach's "St John Passion", there a chorus consisting of "Kreuzige (Crucify)" in polyphonic 4 part harmony.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AlH2oYedfk Panic]]" by Music/TheSmiths.
* "Execute" from ''[[Music/{{Hero}} !HERO: The Rock Opera]]'', which ends with Hero's crucifixion.

* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Q9ZEdOLSE Hang the Bastard]]" from ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'', meant to sound as much as possible like a cheery old-school-style excuse-to-dance number.
* The ''{{Dracula}}'' puppet musical from ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'' features an angry mob chorus during the final song.
* In ''Film/TheLadiesMan'', after finding out that Leon is the one who slept with their wives, a formerly depressed mob is so glad to have a new goal that they cheerfully dance through the city on their way to his workplace while singing about their plan to castrate & kill him.

* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRVdwVJjf0M Christian Charity Reprise]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGgam8oqcHA More Blood/Kill the Bat Boy]]" from ''Bat Boy: The Musical'' are sung by the townspeople as they intimidate the town vet into preventing Bat Boy from attending a revival meeting and get riled into a homicidal frenzy, respectively.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg_k8UkjTrs Deep in the Darkest Night]]" from ''Theatre/{{Dracula|2001}}''. An exception, in that (depending on the production), it may be a crowd song sung by the angry mob, or a solo song that Jonathan Harker sings to the angry mob. A further exception is that, rather than being a dark song about how much the angry mob wants the titular Count dead, its actually a heroic, inspiring song, bordering on ThemeMusicPowerup.
* ''Theatre/TheLikesOfUs'', the little-known first-ever Webber/Rice musical, has two: "Hold a March" and "We'll Get Him". The latter is also reprised. Both are sung by crowds of displeased Londoners who think Thomas Barnardo is an interfering prat.
* ''Theatre/MartinGuerre'' had a "knife dance" in the original version, cut in the rewrites. Also, the part of "Justice Will Be Done/I Will Make You Proud" sung by the villiagers.
* "Catch Hatch," a MassiveMultiplayerEnsembleNumber from ''Theatre/OneTouchOfVenus''.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN_kTxdq8VY Where will you stand when the flood comes]]?" from ''Theatre/{{Parade}}'', in which the demented evangelist Tom Watson whips up hatred and violence against local Jews (sadly, this is BasedOnATrueStory).
* "Now is gossip put on trial" and "Who holds himself apart" from Benjamin Britten's opera ''Theatre/PeterGrimes''.
* The extended climax of ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' includes a mob pursuing the Phantom in "Track Down This Murderer", a reprise of the title song with significantly different lyrics.
* The ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''Film/SevenBridesForSevenBrothers'' has "The Townspeople's Lament", which is actually a ToThePain style description of what the angry townspeople wish to do to the titular brothers.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqmC1T9rukk We're Not Gonna Take It/See Me, Feel Me]]" from ''Music/{{Tommy}}''.
* [[WitchHunt "March of the Witch Hunters"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nhT0ZWP0A8 in]] ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''.
* "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from ''Theatre/PeerGynt'', though the instrumental suite version is more familiar, originally had a chorus of trolls shouting, "Kill him!"
* "The Arrest" and "Trial Before Pilate" in ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar'' include parts of angry mob singing about how they "got him" and demanding "Crucify him!" from Pilate.
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdHxnBsuqv4 "Passió"]] in the Hungarian rock opera ''Mária evangéliuma'' (Gospel of Mary), the mob shouts "Crucify him!" and yells at Mary, and John comments on it.
* ''Kill Your Own Kind'' from ''Theatre/{{Lestat}}'', in which the entire population of the Theatre des Vampires, lead by Armand, condemn Claudia to death for her [[spoiler: attempted]] murder of Lestat himself.
* The operatic version of ''Theatre/TheEmperorJones'' frames the first scene with choruses of angry natives chanting for the death of the title character. No pitchforks here, though; only a SilverBullet will do.
* The short-lived ScreenToStageAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' had the act one finale "Esmerelda", which culminated in Frollo basically tearing Paris apart to find the gypsy girl.
* ''Theatre/{{Frozen}}'' has "Monster", in which Elsa tries to wrestle with the consequences of her actions - and even [[DrivenToSuicide contemplates killing herself to end the sudden winter]] - while the Arendellians march on her ice castle to capture - and possibly kill - her (although, to his credit, Hans does tell them to capture her alive).

* The aptly named "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TunKoE88y4M The Mob Song]]" of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', notable for containing TorchesAndPitchforks.
** They even parodied themselves later in WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse! They were referred to as "Music/{{village people}}".
--->''Let's slay the Beast tonight!''\\
''Let's slay the Beast alright!''
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSu4hOLYrXk Savages]]" in ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
** Which includes the line "They're not like you and me, which means they must be evil!". The [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Chick]] was right to be at a loss for words.
*** Even then the song in the film was toned down from the original version, (which was on the soundtrack). Notably the lines "Their whole disgusting race is like a curse" and "Dirty Redskin devils" were changed to less blatantly hateful lines.
* In ''Disney/PlutosJudgementDay'', the song "We've got Pluto!"
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMWpCU2n2pM We're Gonna Make You Sorry]]" climaxes Part Two of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' serial "Bright Lights". The residents of Graydale aren't happy with the return of former resident Knight Shade, since the DealWithTheDevil he made with the serial's villains allowed them to steal their shadows and render them sickly and miserable.
* Combined with TheVillainSucksSong in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', there's "Bats!" (aside from Fluttershy's part, where she defends the bats) [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats from the episode of the same name]].


* "Burn The Witch" by Queens of the Stone Age. At least until the [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge halfway-point]].
* "The Rise of Abimelech Dumont" by the Gravel Pit features an angry mob trying to overthrow the man who's taken over the town. [[spoiler: They all get shot to death.]]
* In Music/TheProtomen, an angry mob tries to lynch Dr. Light, on Dr. Wily's behest. Notable in that Light has been found innocent of murder and they ''still'' want to kill him.
** The song in question is titled, quite appropriately, "Give Us the Rope".
* Somewhat subverted by Black Sabbath's "Iron Man". The song is from the perspective of a rejected hero who turns against the people he once tried to save (but who rejected him).
* Music/TheMountainGoats:
** "If You See Light" by is an interesting version - it's from the perspective of the person against whom the mob is rallying.
** "Heretic Pride". While the narrator for "If You See Light" is frightened and desperately hiding from the mob trying to tear down the door, the narrator to "Heretic Pride" laughs and promises the crowd a reckoning.

* "Serves Them Right" from the FanFic/CalvinAtCamp episode "Champion Charlie Brown."

* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYYbNHdzGe0 Poor Slobs With Terrible Jobs]]" from Dinosaurs, about the disatisfaction the WESAYSO workers feel with their jobs.

* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL5Tw9DuP6A The Chase]]" from ''Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}''. The townspeople aren't intending to kill Harry Beaton, only to prevent him from leaving Brigadoon and condemning the town to vanish forever. Unfortunately, Harry meets DeathByFallingOver.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpaS2v-r7cE ensemble]] version of "Tonight" from ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', with each gang anticipating its revenge on the other.
* This goes back at least as far as the Passion oratorios of the Baroque period.
* Variation: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVMjgHFSAec Guinevere]]" from ''Camelot,'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKydooBFnhg City On Fire]]" from ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a6sfgelYOY City Under Seige]]" from ''Der Glöckner von Notre-Dame'' are more like choruses ''about'' angry mobs than the songs of the mobs themselves.
* "Down with the Flowers of Progress!" in Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''[[Theatre/UtopiaLtd Utopia, Ltd.]]''
* "Gira la cote" from the opera ''Theatre/{{Turandot}}'', sung by a mob breathlessly anticipating a beheading.
* "Look down" - the very opening of ''Theatre/LesMiserables''. Though not so much an AngryMobSong than a resigned, bitter Mob Song with angry tones about the long, dreading years of prison sentence.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_CNfe0VUsA Blame Canada]]", also from ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut''.
** Which was ''nominated for an Oscar.'' [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome And was sung onstage by Robin Williams and a huge chorus of Canadian stereotypes.]]
*** [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Because Mary Kay Bergman (Sheila Brofloski) killed herself a few months beforehand.]] Just so ya know.
** Likewise ''Canada On Strike'' from the regular show.
* The last act of Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera ''Les huguenots'', featuring the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, has the Assassins' Chorus, "Abjurez, Huguenots, le ciel l'ordonne" (Repent, Huguenots, Heaven ordains it).

* The second part of "In the Haven" from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU9MduXvaXQ Episode One]] of ''WebAnimation/OfWeaselsAndChickens'' where the Haven animals are insulting Marcus.

* Parodied with a bit of LyricalDissonance in the ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Zanzibar". Rocko rallies the other citizens of O-Town against Conglom-O due to the latter's polluting practices, but they're cheery the entire time.
-->'''Rocko''': We demand to see the board of directors! \\
'''Security Guard''': And you would be? \\
'''Heffer''': We're a big unruly mob! \\
'''Other Citizens''': (singing happily) We're a big unruly mob!