Villain Song: Animated Film
- Don Bluth uses this trope in most of his musicals.
- The Grand Duke of Owls gets We Hate The Sun and Tweedle-le-dee in Rock-A-Doodle.
- In Thumbelina, each group of villains gets a song.
- Gnorga's Queen of Mean from A Troll in Central Park.
- Drake's Don't Make Me Laugh from The Pebble and the Penguin.
- Rasputin's In The Dark of The Night from Anastasia.
- The Russian Version isn't not too shabby either.
- The Real Ludmilla from Bartok The Magnificent. Debatably also Someone's in My House from the same movie though Baba Yaga turns out not to be a villain towards the end.
- Creature De La Nuit from An American Tail IV: The Mystery of the Night Monster. The film wasn't directed by Don Bluth, but it's a direct-to-video sequel to the original film, which was directed by Bluth.
- Another sequel not directed by Bluth, The Secret Of NIMH 2, had the song "Just Say Yes". Some fans think that this is the only part of the movie that can be considered So Bad, It's Good.
- The sequels of The Land Before Time have a few: You got When You're Big, sung by a trio of teenage dinosaurs who are bullies towards the heroes, Eggs, sung by a pair of dinosaurs, singing about their obvious addictions, Who Needs You, sung by a pair of incompatible villains (essentially a bird and an alligator) about how they don't need each other, and Very Important Creature, sung by an egotistical Pteranodon.
- "Playing With the Big Boys Now", sung by the High Priests of Ra in The Prince of Egypt. Although these two are more like lackeys to the main antagonist of the story, they certainly have all the flair and menace of a good villain song. It sounds especially strong in Greek.
- The Pharaoh's part in "Plagues" counts as well. "Then let my heart be hardened/ and never mind how high the cost may grow/ this will still be so/ I will never let your people go!"
- Joseph: King of Dreams, prequel film to the above, has "The Market", serving more as a villain song for Egypt's overall slave trade, rather than focusing on a specific individual.
- "Big and Loud" sung by Darla Dimple in Cats Don't Dance. Part one is used to deceive the protagonist, and part two is Darla's gloating monologue about her success and the unpleasant future in store for the heroes. Like any good animated villain song, the visuals are over-the-top spectacular.
- "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (not to be confused with the Alice Cooper song of the same name), from The Swan Princess. The sequel had "You Gotta Love It" and a third film had "Nothing But Bad Days Ahead".
- The Rankin-Bass animated version of The Return of the King features a song, "Where there's a Whip There's a Way", sung by orcs. While this is one of the coolest song titles EVAR, it's still just plain wrong. It's arguably the stand-out number, although it's hard to compete with Glenn Yarborough singing Sam and Frodo to sleep on Mount Doom or with a number where Sam fantasizes about how if he had the Ring he would use its powers to turn the orcs and baddies into regular critters like raccoons and porcupines.note
Samwise the Strong: BEHOLD... THE GARDENS OF MY DELIGHT! So shall I transform... the WORLD!
Chorus: "HAIL SAMWISE THE STRONG! THE SUN SHINES FOR THEE ALONE!"
- Someone remixed the "Whip" song.
- Sounds more like a Villainous Lament. "We don't want to go to war today" and "we are the slaves of the dark lords' war"... (Ironically this may be close to Tolkien's view that the Orcs aren't fully evil, just forced into it.)
- The same special also has "Towers of the Teeth" for the orcs and black riders.
- The Rankin-Bass version of The Hobbit has "Goblin Town" and "Fifteen Birds" taken directly from the book (more or less). What's up with Orcs and toe-tappingly funky bass music?
Bake and toast 'em, fry and roast 'em!
till beards blaze, and eyes glaze;
till hair swells and skins crack,
fat melts, and bones black
in cinders lie beneath the sky...
SO THE DWARVES SHALL DIE!
- "The Master of Everyone's Ears" from The Grinch Grinches The Cat In The Hat.
- "It Feels So Good To Be Bad" from All Dogs Go to Heaven 2.
- "Instruments of Destruction" by NRG from Transformers: The Movie may not be sung by any of the Decepticons, but it sure feels like a villain song.
- From Hoodwinked, "Top of the Woods" sung by Boingo to Red Puckett, which combines the Villain Song with a Just Between You and Me.
Granny: Sweet tea and cookies! We have to do something!The Wolf: I know. The song was catchy, but the choreography was terrible.
- Also counts as severe Lyrical Dissonance. Boingo gets to sing the song to a melody that has Splash Mountain-based segments.
- Also, a Villain Song about the villain appears on the soundtrack — a rap song called "Bounce", riffs of which can be heard in the scene of the Wolf and Twitchy riding in the mine cart.
- "B Movie Show" and "Cutting Edge (More More More)" from The Brave Little Toaster both have elements of the Villain Song.
- "Cutting Edge" is more of a direct Villain Song, as the appliances in the parts shop prove that Dark Is Not Evil.
- South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut arguably has three examples. The most typical is "I Can Change", which Saddam Hussein sings to convince Satan not to conquer Earth without him. Satan himself as "Up There", but while it gives his motivation, it's actually a poignant "I Want" Song about how he dreams of escaping Hell to live on Earth. The Mothers Against Canada also have "Blame Canada", though they're arguably more Anti Villains, especially near the end.
- Sheila also sings a negative verse of "Mountain Town".
- "(Money Is Such) A Beautiful Word" from Tom and Jerry: The Movie. It's not an outstanding number, but hey, it's got Tony Jay in it.
- Easily the worst villain song is the Villain song by Marvin McNasty from Pound Puppies and The Legend of Big Paw. It's just him screaming a bad parody of 'Hoochie Coochie Man'. Then a random Jazz Elvis thing happens, tears of hysteria rolled down from the viewer's eyes at how bad it is.
- In Gay Purr-ee, the villain Meowrice extols the social benefits of his greedy ways in "The Money Cat".
- "Toxic Love" from FernGully: The Last Rainforest. Done by a certain Tim Curry, also known as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, as the character Hexxus, whose behavior exhibits an obvious homage to Curry's aforementioned role.
- "My Name Is Mok" in Rock & Rule. Noteworthy because the producers somehow got Lou Reed to sing it.
- Dude, Lou Reed probably begged for it, what worthy rock star would pass up the chance to be the biggest thing since world war three?
- Of course, Shrek subverts it every way it can. The main villain of Shrek 2 gets not one, but two songs: The first one is the self-titled "Fairy Godmother Song", a cheerful upbeat ditty about how she wants to help everyone; the second comes complete with an ominous orchestra and backing choir... except the song in question is "Holding Out for a Hero".
- There's a reason it was that song, considering it's the background music for some dramatic heroics from Shrek, Donkey, and Puss.
- Played straight in the Broadway musical, which gives Lord Farquaad two songs: "What's Up Duloc?", where he sings about his plans to conform the kingdom to his ideals, and "The Ballad of Farquaad", where he sings about the turbulent relationship with his father and his mother's death that led to where he is. Of course, being Shrek, it was all very tongue-in-cheek: turns out Daddy was Grumpy.
- There's also a completely ridiculous song as performed by "Monsieur Hood" and his merry men. Now, why Robin Hood is French I'll never know...
- Possibly a case of Shown Their Work, as Sir Robin of Loxley was a noble before turning bandit; which at the time would have made him more than likely to be of Norman (French) heritage. And considering that the Normans would have been seen as invading villains by the predominantly Saxon and Celtic populace...
- Ah, except most versions of Robin Hood that pay attention to the Norman/Saxon rivalry use Robin's older origin of being a poor forester or a servant before being outlawed.
- There's a reason it was that song, considering it's the background music for some dramatic heroics from Shrek, Donkey, and Puss.
- "When I'm the King of Wonderland" in The Care Bears: Adventure in Wonderland. (Watch out for the Wizard's Deranged Animation face at 2:05! You have been warned!)
- "Who is the Boss?" from Felix the Cat: The Movie. Not sung by the villain himself, but it's sung to praise how much of a powerful man the Duke of Zill is. Plus he introduces the song by saying a few interesting lines. Have your fun, as long as I let you have fun!
- The closest thing to a villain song in The Phantom Tollbooth is "Don't Say There's Nothing To Do In The Doldrums" performed by the Lethargians, a group of lazy, monotonic, slimy creatures who encourage Milo to be lazy like them so they can eat him.
- The Titans from The Xena/Hercules Animated joint had their own song about how they where gonna get revenge and cause chaos and how they were "the best". It's even annoying to characters IN the film!
- A Veggie Tales movie, one about Daniel and the Lion's Den, where the wisemen (played by three Scallions) sing a song called "Oh No! What We Gonna Do?" where they plot Daniel's downfall. Their techniques get sillier as they go on, and they're soon talking about using him as a "table to play Scrabble on" which leads into a great rhyme of Babylon.
- Then there's "The Bunny Song" in "Rack, Shack, and Benny", about idolizing a chocolate rabbit. This one caused a lot of controversy, and the creators use a rewritten version of the song on CDs and sing-along tapes. Amusingly, the back up singers have the same verses, with the main baddie scolding them and warning that they'll get tummy aches..
- The French Peas taunt the Hebrews in the desert with the catchy "Keep Walking" in "Josh and the Big Wall."
- The villainess of Larry-Boy and the Rumor Weed get her own self-titled song in which she explains her nature to the citizens of Bumblyburg, who oddly still readily believe the rumors she spreads.
- In "Esther, the Girl Who Would be Queen", Haman sings to the king about the supposed threat of the Jews in a surprisingly dark song.
- Ruber gets a self-titled song in Quest for Camelot where he proclaims Camelot as his while standing behind a glowing green pit. During the song he throws his minions and weapons into the pit, combining them into partially metallic monsters with weapons for hands.
- Barbie & The Diamond Castle's villain's song, "Wonderful Me", may be short (less than a minute), but it manages to not only get across her motive but her Large Ham tendencies in one swoop. The extended version throws in some Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad for good (bad?) measure.
- Treacherous Advisor Preminger from Barbie in the Princess and the Pauper gets "Could I Refuse", complete with Dark Reprise.
- In Barbie And The Island Princess, Evil Matriarch Queen Ariana has "Love is for Peasants".
- In Barbie and the Secret Door, Spoiled Brat Malucia gets "I Want It All."
- In the Blinky Bill singalong special the main villainess sings "I Hate Koalas".
- Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol has its own representation with We're Despicable sung by the grave robbers.
- The first Pippi Longstocking animated film has "A Bowler and a New Gold Tooth" sung by Thunder-Karlsson and Bloom.
- "Intelligence" from Help! I'm a Fish. For bonus points, it's sung by Alan Rickman.
- "Two Heads Ain't Better Than One" from Gallavants.
- The parts of this song that the Queen Bee sings and "Tough Guys" from Katy the Caterpillar.
- The Thief and the Cobbler has one near the beginning, during the introduction to the villain Zigzag. It's only three lines long, but it sticks in your head quickly:
Have no fear/have no fear/Zigzag the grand vizier is here!
- In Team America: World Police, Kim Jong Il's soulful song "I'm so ronery".
- 'A Crooked Man' from the 1997 version of Babes in Toyland, half of which would be a The Villain Sucks Song if Barnaby didn't love being wicked.
- Despicable Me features a theme song by Pharell Williams that's all about the Diabolical Mastermind Villain Protagonist.
- "The Queen of Evilmania" performed by Queen Messina from Freddie as FRO7.
- Rudolph the Movie did have the great Villain Song, "I Hate Santa Claus". It's obviously the best song in the entire movie.
- Asterix And Cleopatra cartoon movie have a song by the two villains, Artifis and Krukhut, called The Arsenic Cake Song. It is not a song about their villainy, but about the preparation of a poisonous cake, which they use to frame the protagonists for attempted murder.
- Balto 2 has The Grand Design for Niju, well, sort of. Niju and Nava are the lead singers and Niju has most of the lines. His lines are also quite villainous in nature, showing his motivation, so it qualifies.
- The Good, The Bad, and The Huckleberry Hound has "Gold, Gold, Gold" performed by the Dalton Brothers.
- Nigel, the Dragon-in-Chief in Rio, gets Pretty Bird, where he explains his backstory as a show bird and how he's now a murderous Card-Carrying Villain. It was written in part by Nigel's voice actor, Jemaine Clement.
- To coincide with the release of Angry Birds Rio, they also made it a crossover with the Angry Birds, with a few words changed of course.
- In the sequel, it's one that begins with "I Will Survive" (given how villains have a thing for Staying Alive...) and goes original at times. All taking Clement's ham to full effect.
- The sequel also has "Poisonous Love", a strange mix of this and Villain Love Song sung by Nigel's Perky Female Dragon Gabi the Poison Dart Frog (voiced by Kristin Chenoweth, so you know it's good). In it, she laments that she loves Nigel dearly but they cannot touch because she's poisonous except not really. It doesn't sound like a Villain Song at first, but then...
- Queen Scheherazade from "Aladdin and the Adventure of All Time" has "Being Mean is My King of Fun".
- Buxton from Dougal and the Blue Cat has I am King.
- The Lorax has one for the Once-ler, "How Bad Can I Be?," justifying his thneed business ruining the environment. People agree that this is the best song in the film.
- "Biggering", an early version of the song is even more impressive.
- Captain Gutt in the fourth Ice Age film gets "Master of the Seas'', where he and his crew try to encourage the heroes to join his ship.
- "That's What It Takes to Rule" from The Princess and the Pea.
- The Secrets of Anastasia has "Prince Charmless".
- "It's Payback Time" from The Adventures of Brer Rabbit.
- Postman Pat: The Movie has the Patbot 9000, controlled by Edwin Carbunkle, perform a Dark Reprise of the show's theme, entitled "Special Delivery".
- The Happy Cricket has "Majesty Rap"
- I Must Have My Night is The Secretary of Night's song from Mumfie's Quest that eventually didn't make the cut. It was also sung by the man behind Jafar, Jonathan Freeman!
- The "Tuvache Family's Song", while no villains per se, the song talks about how happy they are to help their clients as much as they can (to kill themselves).
- Lion of Oz got Wicked Ways sung by the Wicked Witch of the East
- My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks has a trio of singing Sirens as villains, so naturally they would have not just one, but several villain songs. In order, those are Let's Have A Battle (Of The Bands) (which they use to sow discord in the school), Under Our Spell (about their hypnotizing powers), and (partially) Welcome To The Show, which is a duelling song with the heroes.
- Minor villain/annoyance Trixie gets one, too: Tricks Up My Sleeve.
- Strange Magic's Bog King, though not exactly a villain, still gets one in the form of "T-R-O-U-B-L-E".
- The real villain Roland gets the song "C'mon Marianne" by Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons.
- "He is Dave" from the Penguins of Madagascar movie, which parodies the Villain Songs in James Bond movies. Similar to the Hoodwinked! example, while the song is not sung in the actual movie, you can hear some of the instrumental part in the scene where Dave arrives at New York City.
- In Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure, Lord Licorice sings Licorice Land as he tells his Mooks how he's going to take over Candy Land. It's not exactly Nightmare Fuel, but it sure is one heck of an Ear Worm.
- More from the Golden Films version of Beauty and the Beast, sung by Beauty's three selfish sisters.