* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuiaspFqEyc Taxman]]" by Music/TheBeatles (from ''Music/{{Revolver}}'') plays with this trope. This song is about [[IntimidatingRevenueService a Taxman singing of how he will take almost everything from you, how you should be thankful that he doesn't take ''everything'' from you, and also basically rubbing in your face how you can do nothing about it because you cannot work for anyone but him.]] However, it ''sounds'' like a hero song, with positive cries of ''Taxman!'' similar to cries of the names of heroes, like ''Batman!''.
** Fun fact: [[TruthInTelevision Taxes in Britain back then really ''were'' that high, which is why most musicians from Britain left for America until they got lower.]]
** Also by The Beatles, "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", [[LyricalDissonance a happy little ditty]] about a man who likes to DropTheHammer on people's heads.
* '[[http://clockworkquartet.com/watchmakersapprentice.html The Watchmaker's Apprentice]]' by the Clockwork Quartet is from the POV of a disgruntled ex-employee framing his boss for murder. As the song progresses, he gradually gets more and more unhinged.
-->I rigged up a watch to do more than just chime,
-->And I didn't balk ''once'' at the depth of my crime!
-->The most perfect invention, that still kept impeccable time!
* "Mack the Knife". adapted from the German ''Dreigroschenoper''. Who knew so many wholesome 1950s singers could get away with singing gleefully about a spree killer and thief? (Not to mention that in the 1980s [=McDonald's=] famously adapted it - and some would say briefly [[CoveredUp covered it up]] - as "Mac Tonite.")
* Music/TomSmith, writer of many famous {{Filk Song}}s, has had a musical called ''Skullrose And Tourmaline'' kicking around the back of his brain for years. He's written three songs so far: [[http://www.tomsmithonline.com/lyrics/heat_blood.htm "Heat Of The Blood"]], [[http://www.tomsmithonline.com/lyrics/ho_death.htm "Ho! For The Death Of Time"]], and "This Ain't Over Yet." They're ''all'' Villain Songs.
* In Music/TomSmith's concept album ''The Last Hero on Earth'' there's both "[[MadScientist Mad Scientists United]]" and "The Sinister Cavortings of Sir Wilfred P. Hufflebaggins III" (There's a reason why of him you never have heard).
* Music/{{Voltaire}}'s "When You're Evil" fits this rather well while being generic enough to work for most any villain. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZBSDzimfq8 Here's]] a video made using various Disney villains. See the Cartoons sections below for his other works.
** A few others are "BRAINS!", "Almost Human" (a villain song for [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]], no less), "Ex Lover's Lover" and "Dead Girls".
* Music/ElectricSix's "Naked Pictures (of Your Mother)" is about a government man using blackmail to get sex, [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal "We Were Witchy Witchy White Women"]] is sung by [[CaptainObvious evil witches]], and Dick Valentine's side project Evil Cowards have "Love Pigs" and "Fixing Machines". "Watching Evil Empires Fall Apart" and "Steal Your Bones" are both subversions about [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains.]]
* Janeen Brady's ''Standing Tall'' series - 12 tapes highlighting 12 virtues - includes the tape ''Gratitude'', in which the most enjoyable song is the Rabbit's VillainSong close to the beginning. Of course, the song itself is {{Anvilicious}}, and the guy learns his lesson by the end and pulls a HeelFaceTurn, but hey:
-->''I never say thank you, I never intend''\\
''Nobody likes me - but who needs a friend?''\\
''I never say thank you, don't even know how''\\
''And it's too late to change that now!''
* Heather Dale:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny7NZPfl0l4&feature=related "Mordred's Lullaby"]] is about [[KingArthur Morgause]] singing a prophecy to her son about how he is going to be used to bring about King Arthur's destruction -- and die in the process.
** The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-74MSONOf_E "Medusa"]] may also be qualified as this. It is mostly about being yourself in the face of others, through the PointOfView of [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Medusa]]. "My garden's full of pretty men who couldn't stay away."
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84xZYSQRhQ4&feature=related "Joan"]] can qualify depending on how you look at it. "I kill without consequence", after all.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMjMvrKbrYA "Crashing Down"]] is officially about Mordred convincing his men to rebel against King Arthur.
** ''Golgotha'' is a borderline example, since it's about someone in a dystopian world who thinks it isn't their place to do anything.
** ''Trail of Tears'' is more an AntiVillain [[VillainSong Song]], since it's about a soldier who's JustFollowingOrders, though he doesn't like them.
* Music/IronSavior has a few songs exemplifying this, notably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgiomDEzyl0 "Protect the Law"]], by the titular starship, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsQY3duvMcc&feature=related "Protector"]], about the now-quite-deranged creator of said titular starship. "Outcast in the void, now I'm stronger than before / Landed to retake the crown, your conqueror comes ashore!" The villain gets the best lines indeed.
* Ra's song ''Parole'', is about the P.O.V. character leaving prison to pursue what is presumably an ex who is the reason he was put away to begin with. The lines include, "I called your mom and she told me/That you're afraid of me," and "I won't be disregarded/I won't be turned away/We'll finish up what you started/You're gonna pay today."
* Music/LivingColour's "Cult of Personality" is about ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* [[http://www.jonathancoulton.com Jonathan Coulton]] ''loves'' this trope. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV3LP7P_8a4 "Skullcrusher Mountain"]] (sung by a generic supervillain) may be the best example, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjcH2UmK1uo# "Re: Your Brains"]] ([[ZombieApocalypse zombies]]), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGNHWrIPHu8 "I Crush Everything"]] (some sort of [[CombatTentacles kraken]]), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbClSmM-dVc "The Future Soon"]] (somebody who hopes to grow up to be a [[HollywoodCyborg cyborg]] [[RobotWar supervillain]]), and of course [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI "Still Alive"]] (the evil [[AIIsACrapshoot AI]] from VideoGame/{{Portal}}) all qualify.
** The kraken is evil? He's more sympathetic, like the vampire in "Blue Sunny Day". "Skullcrusher Mountain" is really a VillainLoveSong... but the other ones, definitely. Also, don't forget "I'm a Mason Now" - while not inherently villainous, it's certainly vengeful and gloating.
** The villainy of the kid from "The Future Soon" is also debatable - he announces his intentions to end world hunger, but then soon starts talking about how his robots are probably going to start a war on Earth and he'll end up kidnapping the girl he has a crush on when she rejects him. It's possible that the latter parts are just the painful reality that he'll always be a loser intruding on his otherwise nice fantasy.
* "Live" by Paul and Storm is all about a mad scientist's desire to create an undead bride. Though it's arguably the villagers who are more villainous as they burst in and kill him as he and his bride finally get to be together.
** It's worth noting that Paul and Storm wrote this song as a parody of Jonathan Coulton's songs in the same vein. His response was to write a song parodying their music, called "Big Dick Farts a Polka".
* Music/{{Lordi}}'s ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLSE0S0nrPA Blood Red Sandman]]'' falls under here.
** Considering Lordi's stage act, this is pretty much par for the course for them -- a band of monsters, singing about the things that ''make'' them monstrous. Examples can be readily found on every album of theirs so far.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4dzUh2hOkg Beelzeboss]]'' by Tenacious D (featuring Dave Grohl from The Foo Fighters as Satan). See also the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6--17I9A17E Lion King version]], just for giggles.
** This also doubles as an IWantSong for Satan.
* "Trouble" by Music/ElvisPresley kind of counts.
* Music/{{Ayreon}}'s ''The Human Equation'' has Day 16: Loser, which is basically the protagonist imagining his father (named Father, for simplicity's sake) showing up to gloat about how much of a failure the protagonist is, throwing various insults at him and claiming that even though he's constantly sued by his exes and half his kids are in jail, he ''still'' always comes out on top. It doesn't fit the formula perfectly, but it certainly gets the over the top gloating tone perfectly.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBBvBY6q2Nw Ignorance is Bliss]]'' by Jellyfish is sung from the perspective of [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]].
* [[Music/WhosNext "Behind Blue Eyes"]] by Music/TheWho is a lament from the perspective of an ([[AntiVillain anti-]]) villainous character, and was intended to be the theme song for the antagonist in a RockOpera planned by Pete Townsend.
* Music/DoctorSteel is the embodiment of this trope. Almost every song he produces is from the viewpoint of WellIntentionedExtremist MadScientist Dr. Steel. Particularly "Back and Forth" which is designed as hypnotic propaganda, and "Ode to Revenge" in which he laments the state of society, and calls up his legion of followers [[FanNickname (Toy Soldiers)]] to "burn it all down".
* Music/AliceCooper's songs are kind of like this, especially "Black Widow" and "Devil's Food".
** Of particular note is "Nothing's Free" which serves as the villain song for The Showman of his concept album "The Last Temptation" and the Creator/NeilGaiman penned [[ComicBook/TheLastTemptation comic]] of the same name.
* The metal band Sabaton, who have a lot of songs about historical battles, has done a few that are clearly done from the perspective of the side they wouldn't support. The most obvious examples are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aebOM8M_jtc Stalingrad]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wik-Xv9uD7I We Burn]] (the latter is about the Yugoslavian Civil War).
** There's a whole ''album'' dedicated to Charles XII of Sweden, also known as [[UsefulNotes/CarolusRex Carolus Rex]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZMY-YXLa38 the titular song definitely fits the bill well]], and is handled a lot more favorably than the previously mentioned examples by the band.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULSKZ7IP930 The Rake's Song]]' from Music/TheDecemberists' Rock Opera "The Hazards of Love" is sung by an unrepentant murderer who [[OffingTheOffspring killed his three children.]] The [[MyBelovedSmother jealous forest queen's]] song "The Queen's Rebuke" as well as the Rake's lines in "Margaret in Captivity" may also count, though it's his solo song that really stands out.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiHr7qLxOvU Supervillain]] by Powerman 5000.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0yc9tGBtf4 "Don't Mess With Me"]] by Temposhark.
* "Sympathy for the Devil" by Music/TheRollingStones. Despite the name, it doesn't give {{Satan}} a SympatheticPOV at all.
* "Iron Man" by Music/BlackSabbath is about a man who becomes unable to speak and then revenges mankind because of this, killing everyone. In fact, Black Sabbath only used the name "Iron Man" because the song is about a villain; otherwise they would have been sued by Marvel Comics.
** Of course, Marvel then licensed the song and repurposed it as a Hero Song for [[Film/IronMan the movie of the same title]]... but making sure that the lyrics weren't there.
* "Police Truck" by the Music/DeadKennedys, about a group of {{Dirty Cop}}s that take the title vehicle out for a night of drinking, beating up drunks and gang-raping a prostitute.
* The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfDVg6fs71I "Un Mauvais Dieu"]] ("A Bad God") from French Hip-Hop group ''Manau'' tells in it's intro the story an evil deity trapped below the earth by the druids, foretold to return at the dawn of the year 2000. The actual song is the aforementioned evil god bragging about how dark and sinful he is, and how he will bring hatred and suffering to the Earth once he is free.
* Almost every song from Music/BigBadBosses counts, but what else would you expect from a BoyBand featuring [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]], [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganon]], [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Eggman]], and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]?
** The only exceptions in the album are "Bears and Birds", an IAmGreatSong about game composer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Kirkhope Grant Kirkhope]], and "Another Villain", a MassiveMultiplayerEnsembleNumber featuring various video game heroes (though the latter arguably contains enough NiceJobBreakingItHero moments [[NotSoDifferent to count as a Villain Song]]).
* Music/TheProtomen have given one to their version of Dr. Wily with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcDoZnN8ac "The Hounds"]]. He spends half the song ''gloating'' about framing Dr. Light for ''murder''. For something that seems to depict just how much of a sociopath Wily is, it's an absolute EarWorm with a tune that one can dance to.
** It also explains part one of his totalitarian state, which is "a giant screen in the middle of town everyone can see and hear, constantly barraging the populace with misinformation and propaganda." So basically, you standard dictatorship, but more high tech.
** Unlike most villain songs, Wily doesn't pull this out while there's still any chance of his plan being stopped. He waits until his victory is essentially secured.
* Music/TheyMightBeGiants like this trope. For example, there's "Kiss Me, Son of God", sung from the perspective of a CorruptCorporateExecutive VillainWithGoodPublicity:
-->"I built a little empire out of\\
Some crazy garbage called the blood of the\\
Exploited working class\\
But they've overcome their shyness,\\
Now they're calling me 'Your Highness'\\
And the world screams,\\
'Kiss me, Son of God!'"
** A few more examples: "Reprehensible", "Hall Of Heads" (commonly interpreted to be about Princess Mombi (or Princess Langwidere from the book version) of ''Film/ReturnToOz''), "No One Knows My Plan" and "I'm Your Boyfriend Now" (named after a [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 Freddy Krueger]] line).
* Music/DreamTheater's "Home" from their brilliant album "Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes from a Memory" follows this trope. The song contains a section where it is revealed through soliloquy that [[spoiler:the character named "the Miracle" is actually in love with his brother's girlfriend and is sleeping with her. He laments that despite the shame he feels, he will find a way to tear them apart so that he can have Victoria. In fact, the whole song is about the two brother's different sins while the narrator of the whole story remains oblivious to the truth]]. Its a powerful song.
* Symphony X has an entire album of these with their latest release, Paradise Lost, unsurprising as most of the songs are from the point of view of Lucifer. Almost every single song is a Villain Song from Lucifer, with the only exception being the opening and 'The Sacrifice'.
* Pain of Salvation's 2004 concept album "Be" features a few of these, most notably "''Dea Pecuniae''", in which the villainous character sings about how he got rich through cut-throat duplicity, before it becomes a duet between him and the very voice of his dark desires.
* Many Finntroll songs are Villain songs, given that they're mostly about trolls eating people, sung from the point of view of the trolls.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul-ZUQTdT1Q I Wanna Be Evil]]'' by Eartha Kitt is about a GirlNextDoor who is convinced that EvilIsSexy and wants to set aside her frills and become a FemmeFatale.
* ''Mister Bad Example'' by Music/WarrenZevon.
-->I'm proud to be a glutton, and I don't have time for sloth\\
I'm greedy, and I'm angry, and I don't care who I cross\\
I'm Mr. Bad Example, intruder in the dirt\\
I like to have a good time, and I don't care who gets hurt\\
I'm Mr. Bad Example, take a look at me\\
I'll live to be a hundred, and go down in infamy
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUhEsuwp6g8 Mirdautas Vras]]'' by Music/{{Summoning}}, a villainous {{fanfare}} that provides the [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome crowning track]] of their ''Oath Bound'' album, and written in BlackSpeech no less. Translated excerpt:
-->Northwards ride on [[EvilArmy a thousand orcs]],\\
On [[SavageWolves wolves with giant bloody fangs]];\\
They take the storm and power\\
Of {{Mordor}} through the world!\\
Fire and ice - the Nazgûl fly!\\
It is a good day to kill!\\
[[RedSkyTakeWarning Painted red is earth and sky]] -\\
Even [[GoD Manwe]] shall bow down!
* In the continuity of Music/CoheedAndCambria's [[ConceptAlbum concept albums]], Al the Killer's IWantSong triple feature, The Velorium Camper. Most notably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCqNcl-HAzw The Velorium Camper I:Faint of Hearts]]
** From Good Apollo vol. I, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk33WaLEff0 The Willing Well III: The Telling Truth]] is a surprisingly catchy villain song.
*** Actually, it's technically an AntiHero song, primarily sung by the Writer, but the [[DarkReprise reprise]] of [[ContinuityNod Everything Evil]] within it is believed to be sung by [[TheDragon General Dettenwolf.]]
** And from ''Second Stage Turbine Blade'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9Us4BKf4gI Godsend Conspirator]], sung by [[BigBad Wihelm Ryan.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDnzT-8JOZg Vic the Butcher]] from Afterman
** Their contribution to the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'' soundtrack is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woPliVs5uqM "Deranged"]], sung from The Joker's point of view about Batman.
* Arguably, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGitBIedvbY I Can't Decide]] by the Scissor Sisters, since it is FoeYay in song form. It's about a guy who is contemplating if they should kill the person they are singing to.
** Aside from [[Series/DoctorWho The Master]] using it as a full-fledged VillainSong, it's also spawned a whole lot of villainous tribute videos (go search "Can't Decide" on [=YouTube=]. We'll wait).
* "Villain Song" by Kirby Krackle, despite the title, is actually about a villain announcing retirement after growing tired of the hero constantly beating him. [[spoiler:This changes in the final verse, where the villain realizes that his life just isn't the same without the thrill of constantly fighting the hero and committing evil deeds and happily proceeds to get back to active villainy.]]
* The punk/cabaret act Music/TheWorldInfernoFriendshipSociety have "Fiend in Wien", a raucous villain song from the perspective of Hitler about his awful youth and how he came to see the world as shit. Considering the band's main hero is Creator/PeterLorre and they're a bunch of anarchists, it's more sarcastic than anything else.
** "Lust for Timing" from ''The True Story of the Bridgewater Astral League'' is sung by the League's leader, Jon Gilch, as he gloats over his [[NothingCanStopUsNow luck and apparent invincibility]] while heading a crime syndicate. The previous song, "Incendiarism", is sung by the League as a whole while in the process of joyfully stealing cars with the foolproof alibi of being asleep at the time. However, the musical casts the BWAL members sympathetically rather than as hardened criminals, especially in the second act.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFOpL2eTlKc Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)]] by W.A.S.P., which is sung from the perspective of a CorruptCorporateExecutive.
* What's the only way {{Music/Gorillaz}} could top making Mos Def their band's BigBad, you ask? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNUzz898tAs SWEEPSTAKES! You're a winner!]] That's how. Not to mention their previous song "Murdoc Is God".
* Cowboy music group ''Riders in the Sky'' do a song called ''Someone's got to do it!'' in which a pair of b-movie villains sing about how the story needs then to work.
* Music/{{Kamelot}}'s ''Epica'' has "Descent of the Archangel", in which Ariel, the album's protagonist, is about to kill himself in despair over the fact that his search for the meaning of life went fruitless for years when Mephisto approaches him and [[DealWithTheDevil offers him the resources to continue his search in exchange for his soul]].
** And then there's "March of Mephisto" from ''The Black Halo'' which is essentially gloating over [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Helena's]] death and how this will aid Mephisto's plan to win Ariel's soul and re-enter heaven.
* Pick a Music/{{GWAR}} song. Chances are good that it's probably one of these, either about [[VillainProtagonist the band]] or one of their many enemies.
* Music/LupeFiasco's got quite a few for the characters he created in his rap songs. Here's three:
** The Cool
** The Coolest
*** The Die, which actually is about the villain's death.
* "Put You On Game" by Music/LupeFiasco is one of the most evil rap songs you will ever hear, starting with an evil laugh and ending with a gunshot. When read, the first line doesn't sound too bad.
-->"Don't you know that I run this place? That I've begun this race? Must I rerun this pace? I'm the reason it's become this way, and their love for it is the reason I have become this praised...
::But then the rest plays out[=:=]
-->"They...love my darkness...I'll make 'em heartless...and in return, they have become my martyrs..."
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR2TLxroHhw Career of Evil]]" by Music/BlueOysterCult has it right there in the title.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-pQ-lv-N9M "House Party at Arkham Asylum"]] by Music/TheGreatLukeSki is sung by ComicBook/TheJoker.
* Music/MCFrontalot 's "Final Boss", which is sung from the perspective of, predictably enough, the final boss.
* {{Music/Savatage}} likes to make use of this trope on their RockOpera albums.
** ''Music/StreetsARockOpera'' has the song "Agony and Ecstasy", which is also part BSODSong. The villain portion represents the knowledge that drugs destroyed DT once, cannot do anything to help him, but he still longs for them.
** ''Music/DeadWinterDead'' has two: "I Am" is human selfishness and greed turning people against each other, "Doesn't Matter Anyway" is for the [[ArmsDealer Arms Dealers]] getting rich off the war and don't give a damn about ideology or politics of their buyers.
** ''Music/TheWakeOfMagellan'' has "Complaint in the System", the Irish mobsters and drug dealers have created a status quo that benefits them and will protect it.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB2BKdgSW4U Club Villain]]'', by Your Favorite Martian.
* Bigg Milt's newest rap "what's going on" is a rather strange version of this trope. Instead of being sung from the point of view of a actual person, it's actually sung from the point of the drug dope, claiming he is the real terror in the world. He says GodIsEvil according to what he wrote about god in the Bible.
* Music/DavidBowie examples:
** "Please Mr. Gravedigger" (1967 SelfTitledAlbum) starts with the singer sarcastically addressing the gravedigger, who's also a grave ''robber''...but then he reveals that the reason he's been able to witness these crimes is because he keeps visiting the grave of a little girl he murdered, and he's got a grave ready for the gravedigger to go into.
** "Running Gun Blues" (''Music/TheManWhoSoldTheWorld'') is sung by a soldier who no longer has a war to fight, but (being AxCrazy) decides to just keep killing people. As the song begins, he's "cut twenty-three down since Friday".
** "Sweet Thing/The Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise)" (''Music/DiamondDogs'') starts out as a come-on from the ''faux''-innocent "sweet thing" before opening up into the internal gloat of the "candidate" and briefly returning to the former.
* Music/TheMegas have crafted many a VillainSong for the various and sundry [[VideoGame/MegaMan Robot Masters]], as well as a couple for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqIJqFap6gU Doctor Wily]] himself, and even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stef18uhSsE one for]] [[CameBackWrong Proto Man]]. A full list would probably require its own subpage.
** The most villainous of them allmay be "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khgrybkBnzM Man On Fire]]", [[KillItWithFire Heatman's]] [[AwesomeMusic Theme]].
* [[GodIsEvil God Himself]] gets in on the action in ''Faust'' by Music/RandyNewman, singing "How Great Our Lord", with a wonderfully slimy performance by Music/JamesTaylor. Newman himself sings the Devil's parts; the most straightforward Villain Song from him is probably "Can't Keep A Good Man Down", where he plots to return to Heaven by winning a (heavily stacked) wager with God.
* The Toadies' "Possum Kingdom", sung by a serial killer (or vampire, depending on your interpretation) to his victim.
* Music/BlindGuardian's "Ride Into Obsession" is an introduction to the two opposing main characters of the [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Wheel of Time]] series... from the viewpoint of the villain of course! Keep in mind, the quoted section is merely the opening.
-->"Come, I'll show you the end.\\
You're damned, 'cause no-one can defy me!\\
Just watch these maddened creatures,\\
Like you they all once reached out,\\
A war to win,\\
But I'm gonna burn their vision down!"
** There's also "Under the Ice", from the POV of [[UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar Queen Klymnestra]]. Not to mention all of their songs from the POV of [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Morgoth]] and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]].
* "Skeletons on Parade" by Music/{{Ludo}} counts, being about a gleeful army of the undead and going from lighthearted parody to creepy in the span of about a minute.
** "The Horror of Our Love," also by them, is about a StalkerWithACrush SerialKiller.
* Music/IcedEarth has The Dark Saga, based on ComicBook/{{Spawn}}, with three - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqFYIpe82zw The Last Laugh]]'' by [[BigBad Male]][[DealWithTheDevil bolgia]], ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcgn0Qo9fe4&feature=related Violate]]'' by [[MonsterClown Violator]], and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is7we-6N7g4&feature=related The Hunter]]'' by [[WellIntentionedExtremist Angela]] pre-HeelFaceTurn. There's also ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqGf2WgixWA&feature=related Vengeance is Mine]]'', which is more like a TheVillainSucksSong that Spawn sings to [[BadHumorTruck Billy Kincaid]], but [[CruelAndUnusualDeath the measures he takes]] are gruesome.
* Pretty much any song written by Wednesday 13, be it with the Murderdolls, Bourbon Crow, Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13, Gunfire 76, or his self-named band. Some gems include:
** "Love at First Fright," a love song toward Reagan from ''Film/TheExorcist'', sung from the point of view of the demon possessing her.
** "A Dead Body," an outlaw country song about being too drunk to dig a shallow grave at the roadside.
** "All-American Massacre." ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''Craig'' by Stephen Lynch, about Jesus' JerkJock brother Craig Christ who spends his time partying it up unlike his pussy brother and his gay little buddies.
-->[[TheUnfavorite Jesus was our mothers fave,]]\\
All her love to him she gave.\\
But there's no sibling rivalry,\\
When he's nailed to that tree...\\

* A lot of Music/{{Vocaloid}} songs qualify, in particular we have:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0uU2PZVfM8 Kaito Ga Uninstall]] for Kaito, in which he [[{{Yandere}} murders all of the other Vocaloids so their master will only pay attention to him]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGThHuZ3lBQ Rotten Girl, Grotesque Romance]] for Miku, in which she's a murderous, psychopathic StalkerWithACrush who kills a cat and leaves its head on the doorstep of her "beloved".
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVFfeTIWWco Fear Garden]] for Rin, in which she [[AxeCrazy cuts off the other vocaloids' arms and]] [[GardenOfEvil plants them like flowers in her garden]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeQ0w3OR_U Spice]] for Len, in which he [[TheCasanova courts and has sex with various girls]] while at the same time [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove considers concepts like "love" and "satisfaction" to be absurd]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cli6w_izx0o Love Disease]] for Luka, another stalker song.
*** It should be noted that many of these could also be viewed as VillainLoveSong[=s=]
* From the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles there are plenty, comes with having [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters multiple villains]].
** Every song in the Seven Deadly Sins series is this, with the main character being a villain acting out a respective sin.
** Special mention goes to ''The Lunacy of Duke Venomania'', where the titular Duke gloats freely about his [[RapeAsDrama conquest]] of multiple women using [[QuestionableConsent supernatural means]].
** ''Master of the Graveyard'' is the VillainSong of the titular master, though sung mostly by her servants about how she eats [[ImAHumanitarian everything]].
* Music/{{Disturbed}} has Inside the Fire, in which [[DealWithTheDevil the devil]] tries to [[DrivenToSuicide convince the grieving David Draiman]] to [[YourSoulIsMine give up his soul]] and be with his girlfriend [[YouAreWorthHell in hell.]]
* Heavy metal band Music/IronMaiden have a lot, helped by [[FilkSong songs that takes a lot of historical and\or literature roots]]:
** "The Phantom of the Opera" (about [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera the title character]])
** "Sanctuary" (about a man who killed a woman and is looking for a hideout)
** "Killers" (starts with a SecondPersonAttack, then the song is from the killer point of view)
** "Moonchild" (sung by Lucifer himself)
** "El Dorado" (sung by a CorruptCorporateExecutive).
* [[http://brownbird.net Brown Bird]] has the song [[http://brownbird.net/lyrics Blood of Angels]], with the chorus:
-->"You could be right, they might come for me at night\\
in [[TorchesAndPitchforks angry mobs with torches]] bright outside my door\\
for all my spite, I might never win the fight\\
but I will [[RageAgainstTheHeavens rage against the light]] forever more."
* Music/{{Rush}}'s concept album ''Clockwork Angels'' has one in "The Anarchist".
* Music/KanyeWest's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLHU3w1nwdY Power]] is basically about an all powerful celebrity getting off on how much people hate him. There's a remix version that's meant to be a song of empowerment by being an asshole and bragging about dumping on Music/TaylorSwift.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxScTbIUvoA Hey There Cthulhu]] is a song sung by [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu cultist]] who's being driven insane and wants to bring about the end of the world.
* Music/PepeDeluxe, ''Music/QueenOfTheWave'', "A Night and a Day". The liner notes describe the subject as "a poetic synopsis" of Mainin's descent into "destroy the world"-tier villainy, and the lyrics don't suggest even a hint of regret.
* Music/TransSiberianOrchestra's third [[ChristmasSongs Christmas album]], ''The Lost Christmas Eve'' features [[AntiChristmasSong "What Is Christmas?"]], sung by a Scrooge-like character whom an embittered businessman agrees with.
* Music/PeterGabriel's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl57Pr_2t5E Intruder]]", an IAmSong about a sexual predator who breaks into a woman's house at night, [[CutPhoneLines cuts the phone lines]], [[PervertedSniffing smells her clothing]], and eventually "[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil leaves his mark]]", all while relishing her helplessness and terror as she lies awake.
* Music/{{Metallica}} has many songs about [[WarIsHell soldiers slaughtering others]] and [[SanitySlippageSong people losing their minds and doing evil]]. For more explicit examples, "Jump in the Fire" is sung by the Devil.
* Music/{{Slayer}}'s "Angel of Death", about [[ThoseWackyNazis Josef Mengele]]. This is far from their only example; the band has a habit of making songs sung from the perspective of {{Serial Killer}}s and other lovely individuals, but it is undoubtedly their most famous.
* Music/JudasPriest's "Electric Eye", about a spy satelite ensuring that BigBrotherIsWatching. And let's not forget "The Ripper", sung from Jack the Ripper's point of view.
* Music/PinkFloyd has three in a row from Music/TheWall; [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXQzxxjkd88 In The Flesh]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfUkFLfHSsE Run Like Hell]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ysgG3zNUOg Waiting For The Worms]], representing the character of Pink's fall to fascism as a result of his self-imposed isolation and the drugs in his system.
** From the same album, "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" may count as one for the [[SadistTeacher Schoolmaster]].
* "Space Lord" by Monster Magnet.
* The title track of Gilby Clarke's ''Music/PawnshopGuitars'':
-->"Your Momma says I'm evil, and I cut like a knife\\
You cut a little deep, find the devil inside\\
Now burn little honey, I hypnotize\\
I'm so mean, so mean, so mean\\
I'm so mean, so mean, so mean\\
I'm a motorcycle cowboy, a honky tonk junkie\\
Fallen shooting star.\\
Broken desperado on the wrong side of the barrel\\
My best friend's a pawnshop guitar."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIjddye2JSA "A Criminal Mind"]] by Canadian artist Lawrence Gowan[[note]]currently the frontman for {{Music/Styx}}[[/note]] is from the perspective of an unrepentant convict.
* Michael Longcor's done several. Most notably, the epic Falconsbane -
-->"For I know life is never pretty - and no fight is ever fair\\
And the power and the glory go to those with strength and flair\\
Those who cross me never prosper, those who threaten end up dead\\
I don't get mad - I don't get even - I make sure I get ahead!"\\

** But also "Valley Forge", from the point of view of an agitator calling for desertion from the Revolutionary Army in the coldest winter of the war, "Sharks of the Open Sea," an epic pirate song, and, arguably, "When Tenskwatawa Sings," which is either this or an AngryMobSong depending on how you feel about William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of the United States -
-->"The French Whites came to the Shawnee tribes bringing furs to take and trade\\
And the British gave guns and bought the scalps of Americans we'd raid\\
Now Harrison comes by the river-side runs crying "justice" he will bring\\
But Tecumseh speaks and the people rise when we hear Tenskwatawa sing!\

* Finnish proge band YUP has a song called Kuonamagneetti (Drossmagnet) on their 1994 album ToppatakkejaJaToledonTerasta. It is a confession song of album's big bad, Volmar Pätsi.
* Ookla the Mok had a song called Suprema Lex, which consisted of ComicBook/LexLuthor singing about his hatred of {{Superman}} and how he would one day defeat him. Also an example of TheHeroSucksSong.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eJbxI-jZbA Arsonist's Lullaby]]" by Music/{{Hozier}} tells the story of a guy who simply is driven to set things on fire and how he got to be that way, as described from his own perspective. It may not be right, but he acknowledges that it's just who he is. As the chorus explains:
-->"All you have is your fire\\
And the place you need to reach\\
Don't you ever tame your demons\\
But always keep them on a leash"
* St. Jimmy by Music/GreenDay from Music/AmericanIdiot. While he's not completely a villain and [[spoiler:really Johnny's drug fueled id]], it's his grand entrance and him introducing himself.
** On the other hand, Peacemaker from the following album 21st Century Breakdown is a straight villain song about the villain himself singing of his plan to commit mass cleaning of infidels. Not only the lyrics are taken out of a total villain song but the music fits perfectly for what one would expect of a villain song in a musical. Now, the identity of the villain singing isn't quite clear, but speculation goes from a radical member of society who wants to kill Gloria and Christian for daring to stand against them, to a friend of Christian who wants to get rid of Gloria for being so adamant on changing her beliefs, to [[spoiler:Christian himself falling for the 21st Century force of change and becoming the villain, now wanting to get rid of Gloria]].
* "Teenagers", by Music/MyChemicalRomance. It doesn't sound like one at first, just a punk/emo kid ranting about the world around him, but after the second verse, you realize this kid is probably [[AxesAtSchool about to start a school shooting]].
* Music/{{Madonna}} has "Back In Business" from her ''Film/DickTracy'' soundtrack album ''I'm Breathless'', probably reflecting her character in the film "Breathless" Mahoney. Surprisingly, a different song called "Back In Business" appears in the movie instead of Madonna's version.
* Music/{{Vocaloid}} producer Music/{{mothy}} does this type of song quite a bit, more particularly in the Franchise/EvilliousChronicles. At least half of the Seven Deadly Sins Series is the sinner gloating about how evil they are, with Conchita from the gluttony song making a repeat performance in "Master of the Graveyard" for the Clockwork Lullaby Series.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DTLcR5awn0 "You're Gonna Go Far Kid"]] by Music/TheOffspring, which seems to be about a MagnificentBastard mentoring another MagnificentBastard. By the end of the song, it seems the student became the master...
* Many, many songs by Music/NickCave, from both Music/TheBirthdayParty and as a solo artist. Particularly notable examples are "Deep in the Woods" (in which a serial killer gloats about his most recent murder before boasting about his general misanthropy) and "O'Malley's Bar" (in which the protagonist describes a brutal and motiveless mass murder in detail before revealing himself as a DirtyCoward when the cops arrive).
* Music/StoneTemplePilots song "Sex Type Thing" is about a serial rapist singing about how the women he raped, asked for it because of how they dressed.
* "Dirty Deeds (Done Dirty Cheap)" by Music/{{ACDC}} is about a ProfessionalKiller bragging about his job and the kinds of people he's "dealt with" (a high school principal trying to [[SextraCredit pressure one of his students into sex]], a philandering ex-boyfriend, and a nagging wife).
* The album ''Preservation Act 1'' by Music/TheKinks starts with a song called "Preservation" about a corrupt leader called Flash who says that he does what he does to help people but really only does it for himself, and then goes on later to a song called "Here Comes Flash" which is just a straight-up warning of the man:
-->"He'll be a friend to you, be so sweet to you\\
Then he's going to screw you, just like that.\\
You'd better run, you'd better fly\\
Hide your daughters, hide your wives\\
Lock your doors and stay inside, here comes Flash."
* "Money Power Glory" by Music/LanaDelRey is about a cold-blooded woman who takes advantage of people in order to get, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well,]] [[RichBitch money,]] [[AmbitionIsEvil power,]] and [[GloryHound glory.]]
* "Mwahaha" by Ookla the Mok - the singer is a villain trying to figure out which famous villainous quote to use:
--> How about [[{{Goldfinger}} "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"]]\\
Or maybe [[Film/SupermanII "Kneel before Zod!"]] or [[StarWars "give yourself to the Dark Side!"]]\\
[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan "From hell's heart, I stab at thee!"]]\\
Or [[Film/{{Batman}} "Wait until they get a load of me!"]]\\
How 'bout [[SnowWhite "Mirror, Mirror, on the wall,]] \\
[[SnowWhite Who's the fairest of them all?"]]
* Many {{Horrorcore}} songs are written from the point of view of serial killers or mass murderers; examples include "Darkness of Da Kut" by Lord Infamous and "Trauma" by Music/TechN9ne. Even mainstream rappers do this on occasion (who more commonly take on the "street thug" persona), such as Music/DrDre and Music/IceCube in "Natural Born Killaz".
* "Goodybe, Mr. Bond" by the band Blotto is sung by a Franchise/JamesBond villain ranting about how weary he is of 007 always defeating him and gloating that he is done messing around and dead set on ensuring James Bond is finished.
* Music/{{Nick Cave}} had ''Murder Ballads'', an album of songs about murdering from the killers perspectives, and sometimes as a duet with their accomplices or victims.
* ''The Vice Quadrant: A Space Opera'' by Music/SteamPoweredGiraffe brings us ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOj4i6iYFbs Necrostar]]'', about a sort of ''Power Rangers/Lovecraft'' mashup villain. Far more awesome than it sounds.
* ''Music/KidsPraise'': Most of the songs are praising God, a few have nothing to do with God or religion and are simply plot-related, and a couple are actually sung by the villain, Risky Rat.