Villain Song: Western Animation
Lisa: [gasp] He's gonna make a tuxedo out of our puppies!
Bart: Na-na-na! Na-na-na! Na-na-naa—
Bart: ...sorry. You gotta admit, it's catchy.
— The Simpsons, "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds"
- In Making Fiends, Vendetta gets "Me And My Best Friend Marion", which is a song based on pretending to be friends with marion so Charlotte won't play with Vendetta.
- The Simpsons: Mr. Burns singing "See My Vest" in a parody of Beauty and the Beast's "Be Our Guest".
- Also present in the musical episode "The President Wore Pearls", a parody of Evita, with Skinner's "Evil Plan" song (sung in tandem with a hilariously drunken Groundskeeper Willie).
- A case could also be made for The Stonecutters' "We Do". It certainly fulfills the "best song" part of the equation.
- In addition to "See My Vest", Burns also got a song on the The Simpsons Sing the Blues album, called "Look at All Those Idiots" (the idiots, of course being Burns' employees at the power plant).
- Beware of SCORPIO!/He'll sting you with his dreams of power and wealth/Beware of SCORPIO!/His twisted twin obsessions are his plot to rule the world and his employees' health!"
- In the episode "Marge Gets a Job," we get Smithers' tribute song to Mr. Burns, a parody of a similar song from Citizen Kane.
- In the Season 24 episode "Gorgeous Grandpa," Mr. Burns sings "High to Be Loathed," a song about how villains are always the most popular characters in a franchise.
- What'd I say!? MONORAIL!
- Sideshow Bob sings a lot, but he had a good Villain Song in "The Great Louse Detective" called "The Very Reason that I Live", where he explained to Bart that he spared him because killing Bart would put him in an unbearable Victory Is Boring situation.
- The Sponge Bob Square Pants episode "F.U.N.", in which Plankton sings a demented and deliciously villainous reimagining of Spongebob's friendship song "F.U.N." - "F is for fire that burns down the whole town, U is for uranium - bombs!, N is for no survivors WHEN YOU—..."
- Dr. Robotnik in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog episode "Sonic's Song". Notably, in his first attempt to write one, the singer he is holding captive twists it into a The Villain Sucks Song.
- Later on in the episode "Lifestyles of the Sick and Twisted", we get the fantastic little number Sonic is in my dungeon!
- Mumbo's "Master of Your Fate" from the Teen Titans episode "Bunny Raven".
- Grandma Stuffum's rock opera, "Slamwich", in the Codename: Kids Next Door episode F.O.O.D.F.I.T.E. GWAR did the music for the episode, and the number is a combined variation of their songs "The Private Pain of Techno Destructo" and "Gor-Gor".
- Also, Stickybeard's "Licorice, Licorice" from L.I.C.O.R.I.C.E.
- The Spinach Inquisition.
- "The Pixie Rap" from The Fairly OddParents: School's Out! The musical. They get several reprises throughout the movie.
- The villainous singer ghost Ember from Danny Phantom has "Remember".
- "The Spooks' Song" from Halloween Is Grinch Night. Although the monsters during the whole sequence are pretty tame, the music is very intense.
- "Bah, Bug 'n Hum" sung by the Postman in Olive the Other Reindeer.
- Futurama: The Robot Devil's upbeat, pyrotechnics-and-dance-filled tour of Robot Hell in "Hell Is Other Robots".
Leela: That isn't what I meant! That isn't what I signed!R.D.: You should have checked the wording in the fine! ..... priiiinnnt!
- All the music in the pre-uncancellation finale, "The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings", is effectively one long number. The Robot Devil still gets probably the best lines.
- In Bender's Big Score, the Scammers are left out of the film's two songs, probably because they're one-off villains not related to any previous storylines. Robot Santa and his cohorts get an impressive number called "This Trinity's Going to War" near the end of the film, but he's on the humans' side this time.
- My Little Pony examples:
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic got its first Villain Song in "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000", courtesy of the Flim Flam Brothers, who introduce themselves and the titular cider-making machine in song.
In our town, in our town
- "A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2" features another, with extra puppy-kicking: the "This Day Aria". It's also a Distant Duet, between Princess Cadance and the Shapeshifting Seducer
- Discord, despite no longer being a "villain" as of season 4 (although still a Trickster and a minor antagonist), finally gets his own song in "Three's a Crowd," and it's every bit as over the top and hammy as you'd expect a villain song from him to be.
- The Flim Flam Brothers return in "Leap of Faith", and once again have a song, this time to promote their Flim Flam miracle curative tonic.
- After My Little Pony: Equestria Girls skimped on the villain songs, the sequel My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks made up for it with four villain songs. Big Bad Adagio and the Dazzlings give us haunting numbers "Let's Have a Battle (Of the Bands)", "Under Our Spell", and "Welcome to the Show" (although the heroines hijack it from them) while minor antagonist Trixie sings the trash-talking "Tricks Up My Sleeve" (it's not heard in its entirety in the film though).
- Starlight Glimmer's song In Our Town. It sounds pleasant enough but has some damned creepy lyrics. Songwriter Daniel Ingram says he based the song on World War II propaganda music.
We work as a team
You can't have a nightmare
If you never dream
- The Clone High musical episode has two: The Pusher (voiced by Jack Black) gets the aptly-titled "I Am the Pusher", and Principal Scudworth gets "Build It Higher" after he takes over the PTA.
- "Brains" from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. Sung by Voltaire, to add to the fun.
- Underfist has Mindy's song "Trick or Treater Eaters".
- Pirates: They don't just sing sea shanties anymore!
- Yogi Bear's Christmas special, "Mean, Sour, Nasty and Cruel."
- It was later reshaped into Gargamel's Villain Song for The Smurfs episode "The Blue Plague".
- The Misfits' "Outta My Way" from Jem and the Holograms could be a Villain Song for Pizzazz.
- Professor Coldheart's song from "The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings". See for yourself.
- And his OTHER song from "''The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine. There's just something about the guy.
- Belladonna's song "I Always Get Emotional at Christmas Time" from "All Dogs Go to Heaven: A Christmas Carol".
- In her first appearance, her song "Take The Easy Way Out" is used to tempt Charlie AND insult her cousin Annabelle.
- The Backyardigans: the first superhero-themed episode, Race to the Tower of Power, had "We Are Supervillains" and "Key to the World". (The performers (Pablo and Tyrone) are villains just for that episode, but it still counts.)
- In the episode Cops and Robots, there's We Are Bad Bots sung by Pablo (as the Pablonator) and Tasha (as T-800).
- Lady In Pink from the spy episode.
- "I Am Professor Bug" and "Whatever I Want" from Robot Rampage.
- Being a musical series, the animated adaptation of Donkey Kong Country had several. Most of the songs are forgettable at best, but those sung by Kaptain Skurvy are actually quite catchy.
- For example: "Pirates Scorn" and "Booty Boogie" for Skurvy, while K. Rool has (but isn't limited to) "One of Us" and "No One's Going to Make a Monkey Out of Me".
- From the same episode as "One of Us" comes "The Mirror Never Lies", a preceding song by Kaptain Skurvy where he convinces Donkey Kong that he's a Kremling Pirate. Klaptrap, although he's more of a neutral than anything, gets a song of his own called Someone Get My Teeth Back!.
- Of particular mention should be "Become a Bad Guy", In which we get some amusing anecdotes of just a few of the villainous things King K. Rool does whilst Candy helps Donkey Kong try to figure out how he can play the part of a villain.
- For example: "Pirates Scorn" and "Booty Boogie" for Skurvy, while K. Rool has (but isn't limited to) "One of Us" and "No One's Going to Make a Monkey Out of Me".
- Freakazoid!'s inexplicable "Hello Dolly" parody, "Bonjour Lobey".
- "Where did he go!? That Invisibo!?"
- In an episode of Eek The Cat, two witch cat sisters who serve as the villains perform two songs: "Anabelle Must Simply Disappear", and "Send in the Lawyers", in a rock opera style.
- In Moral Orel, the most popular song of the school pageant episode was Judas' "I Hate You Jesus" song. Ironically, it's the protagonist Orel who's playing him, though.
- In a deleted scene from the Family Guy episode "Lois Kills Stewie" Stewie performs his villain song "I've Got A Little List" describing the people that he hates and killing them in creative ways.
- Very appropriately, Stewie's song is a version of the one from The Mikado.
- There is a rock opera episode of The Powerpuff Girls called See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey that never aired in the United States. At the beginning, the regular villains had a song, Townsville's Going Down.
- "Virtuoso of Insanity", an Atomic Betty episode, had Maximus IQ singing a song until it was hijacked by Betty.
- An episode of Tiny Toon Adventures, Tiny Toons Music Television, had Montana Max singing (okay, lip-synching) Money (That's What I Want) by Barret Strong. It definitely fits his personality. The album Tiny Toons Sing! does have him sing the song himself.
- Grizzle, the villain of Adventures in Care-a-Lot, sings "Grizzle's Bad" in the direct-to-DVD "Oopsy Does It."
- The Musical Episode of Avenger Penguins, "Rock n Roll Penguins" gave its villain Caractacus P Doom one of these, performed in a lounge style.
- On ChalkZone, the Big Bad Skrawl sang in three episodes. Every time, it was the same tune with new words. The final time, he sung it along with Craniac 4.
- The Musical Episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, "Mayhem of the Music Meister", is full of these. I'm the Music Meister, Deathtrap and The World is Mine! are all examples, and sung by Neil Patrick Harris no less. Drives Us Bats tops it off though, being not only a song about how frustrating dealing with Batman is, but also references the theory that half of the insanity in his villains is caused by Batman himself, and gets nearly every damn villain and even several heroes at least cameoing in it.
- Harley Quinn has her own musical number in the 'Harlequinade' episode of Batman: The Animated Series.
- Which gets bonus points for being a real song from the 1940s entitled "Say That We're Sweethearts Again" by Dorothy Shay.
- In Justice League Justice League Unlimited, Circe does her own rendition of "Lulu's Back In Town."
- Eric Cartman's racist song Minorities in my Water Park on South Park's episode "Pee".
- He gets another one "Cthulhu and Me" from Mysterion Rising.
- And when Cartman travels to Somalia in order to become a pirate, he rouses the spirits of the other pirates with "Somalian Pirates We".
- Dexters Laboratory: The Hip Hop Experiment gives us "Mandark's Plan". It's sung by rapper YZ, but he sings it as if he were Mandark, boasting about how he'll rule the world, lock up Dexter, and have Dee Dee as his wife.
- Pinky and the Brain has A Meticulous Analysis of History a song by the Brain about the exploits of other would-be world conquerors, and how he wouldn't make the same mistakes. (As such, this could well be considered both a Villain Song and a The Villain Sucks Song.)
- He gets another, titled "The Really Great Dictator", where he sings to Pinky about his plans for world domination set to the tune of "The French Can Can".
- According to an interview with Buzz Dixon, the G.I. Joe episode "Cobrathon" was originally supposed to involve Cobra singing a "We Are the World" parody titled "We Want the World".
- The animated short The Groovenians gives us "The Money Song" by King Norman (voiced by Dennis Hopper).
- Western Animation's Ur-Example would have to be Bluto's expy Sindbad's opening number from Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor.
- Alejandro gets an awesome Villain Song near the end of Total Drama World Tour. Behold, This Is How We Will End It.
- Despite being a show circling around musical numbers, Class of 3000 has suprisingly few of these. One that stands out is Big D's song All We Want Is Your Soul, explaining that he wants Little D's soul as payment for making him famous.
- In The Amazing World of Gumball, Darwin, who has recently learned to speak his mind, has a brief villain song about how he no longer cares about hurting feelings when he points out others' flaws - 
- Home Movies - In the "Starboy" epic, the Triumvirate of Evil's minion Mister Pants gets one.
- "Mean Girls Rule" is an image song listed for the three Trix Witches in Winx Club.
- Megas XLR. The Regis Mark V will destroy you with its theme music.
- In the episode of Hey Arnold! "Eugene, Eugene!", Arnold plays the Big Bad of the title play and gets a Villain Song called Nice Guys Finish Last where he sings about...well, the fact (in THAT ending) that he's won because The Hero was too nice a guy. In the true ending, he's instantly proven wrong.
- Murky Dismal and Lurky of Rainbow Brite get a song called "The Pits" on the album "Paint a Rainbow in Your Heart".
- Dr. Blowhole from The Penguins of Madagascar gets several in "The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole". Brand New Plan and I Wanna Control You. Brand New Plan is a straight up Villain Song explaining how the creation of a giant machine which is responsable for everyone singing in the first place wasn't part of his plans, but he can easily make it part of it. I Wanna Control You is pretty much a Villain Love Song to said giant machine in order to convince it to let him take control of it. The fact he's the best singer present is actually a plot point because it allows him to take control of the machine.
- In The Real Ghostbusters the episode "The Halloween Door" has the giant demon Boogaloo sing "The Boogaloo is Back in Town".
- Two out of three of the Van Beuren Studios Felix the Cat shorts had these: "Bold King Cole" had "You Talk Too Much, You Never Shut Up", and "The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs" had "We Take What We Want and We Want What We Take".
- Duck Dodgers has the Martian Queen, Tyr'ahnee, sing "Blues in the Night".
- Cubix: Robots for Everyone has Dr. K briefly rap "Who's the Baddest".
- American Dad! has "Psychotic Hot Tub", where a sapient hot tub (Voiced by Cee Lo Green, no less) tries to murder Stan.
- Speaking of Cee Lo Green, he did another song on The Brak Show, in an episode featuring a rap battle between Brak and his character Prime Cut Miggety Moe Mack Daddy Jeezabang Doggy Dog Dog.
- Invader Zim Zim had an excellent villain song for the last episode. It involves him pretending to be Santa and rule the world by forcing people to obey him. It's more awesome than it sounds.
- I'm a Shape Bandit. Please understand it. Shape Collecting is what I do. (14:55)
The TroubleMakers: Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Trouble-Dee, Double the trouble for you!
- And then there's Three Terrible Traps (28:23)
- Zilch also has a villain song which we like to call "You Won't Get the Key".
- As for Squiddy, Well...
- The TroubleMakers have a villain theme song.
- T.U.F.F. Puppy has an uncertain case, since it's triple-subverted.
The Chameleon: I'm so happy, happy, Snappy, Trappy—-
- In the Rockos Modern Life episode "Zanzibar", Mr. Bighead has two, one of which is a brief Dark Reprise of the R-E-C-Y-C-L-E song from earlier in the episode.
- The bizarre Christmas Special Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer has an equally-strange Villain Song, namely "Grandpa's Gonna Sue The Pants Offa Santa," in which the Big Bad and her lawyer inexplicably break into a Latin dance number about how Grandpa will clean out Santa in a lawsuit over Grandma's disappearance, complete with psychadelic background.
- In one of the more recent Scooby-Doo movies, Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire, We have The Vampires Dance and Do You Want To Live Forever? by Bram and his helpers, the Demise, but only in the first song, the second with Daphne. Then we have Bride of the Vampire sung by the Fangenschanz and the Demise along with Bram.
- The Rankin-Bass stop-motion Christmas special The Year Without a Santa Claus has two ... well, villains may not be quite the right word, precisely; they're more like obstacles who are mostly just narcissistic instead of being outright evil ... who each get a variant of what's basically the same song, "Heat Miser/Snow Miser". It's by far the most catchy tune in the show.
- The sequel, A Miser Brothers' Christmas, feature the song "My Kind of Christmas" sung by North Wind, who plans on ridding the world of Santa Claus so he can take his place for fame.
- Speaking of Rankin-Bass Christmas specials, Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town has the Burgomeister Meister Burger's song "No More Toymakers to the King", a Dark Reprise of Tanta Kringle's earlier song "First Toymakers to the King".
- In Harley Quinn's debut episode on The Batman, Harley and Joker celebrate their new partnership with a rousing rendition of Hank Williams' "Settin' The Woods on Fire."
- The Ozzy and Drix episode revolving around smoking has the villain Nick O'Teen (Voiced by the one and only Tim Curry) singing a song that spreads his addiction.
- Cheatsy Koopa in Super Mario World gets Cheatsy's Life in the episode "Gopher Bash". Particularly amusing when the heroes kidnap his minions throughout the song and then join in at the end.
- The Man In Gauze. The Man in Gauze. KING RAAAAAAAAMSEEEEEEES.
- From the 1970 animated adaptation of Horton Hears a Who!: "We're the Wickersham Brothers, we're onto your plot — pretending you're talking to Whos who are not! It's a deep, dire, evil, political plot — pretending you're talking to Whos, who are not!"
- Alfred J. Kwak:
- "Miauw" ("Meow"), Krabnagel the cat's ominous Villain Song from episode 3 where he sings about the things he'd like to have to quell his insatiable appetite.
- "De Kraaienmars" ("The Crow's March") serves as a Villain Song for the Crow's Party as a whole, as they pledge their loyalty to their leader, Dolf.
- Littlest Pet Shop (2012) has the song "BFFs" in the episode "Penny for Your Laughs".
- Garfield: Out on the Town features We The Claws.
- Some Tom and Jerry TV movies have villain songs. Tom and Jerry: The Nutcracker Prince has "The King of Cats" and Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure has "I'm Ginormous".
- Tom Terrific foe Crabby Appleton has a villain song:
My name is Crabby Appleton
And I am really awful,
It titillates me funny bone
To do a deed unlawful.
I'm fond of gloom, impending doom,
I think good deeds are sappy,
I laugh with glee, it pleases me
When everyone's unhappy.
- The Ice Witch in the Dora the Explorer special "Dora's Ice Skating Spectacular" has "I'm the Best", a song about her being the self-proclaimed best ice skater in the kingdom.
- Magnus Hammersmith and the Metal Masked Assassin in Metalocalypse The Doom Star Requiem have "Magnus and the Assassin", with Magnus torturing Toki as he and the Assassin talk of their plots to exact vengeance upon Dethklok. The song focuses mainly on Magnus, though.
- Histeria has "The Sound of Stalin", which features the leader of Soviet Russia singing about his favorite things... purging and secret police.
- Bump in the Night has featured a villain song for both Destructo and the alien duo Sleemoth and Gloog. Destructo sings "I'm Bigger than You" in one of the Karaoke Cafe segments, where he brags about how everyone should do what he says because he is tall and powerful. Sleemoth and Gloog sing a song called "Invaders" in the episode "It Sang from Beyond the Stars", where they mention their plans for world conquest while pretending to be a rock band.
- "Come Wayward Souls" from Over the Garden Wall, sung by The Beast to demoralize lost travelers and force them over the Despair Event Horizon.
- At first, "Goodbye Moonmen" from the Rick and Morty episode "Mortynight Run" is an innocent enough song, sung by the gaseous being named Fart. However, when Fart's true colours are revealed near the end, the song suddenly takes on a VERY sinister light...
- In "Turf Wars", the Musical Episode and Grand Finale of the 2006 revival of Biker Mice from Mars, pretty much every antagonist in the episode gets their own song.
- The Nomad Rats sing "We're Nomad Rats" when they first attack the Biker Mice.
- Hannibal T. Hairball and Dr. Catorkian sing a duet called "Dig Deep" while forcing mind-controlled Martian mice to mine for tetrahydrocarbons. A good deal of the song is simply the two gloating about how evil they are.
- Vinnie's former girlfriend Harley gets two. The first is "Hard to Be Harley", where she explains why she's gone bad and declares that the Nomad Rats are her only real friends now. Her other song is "Mine, Mine, Mine", where she gloats about how well her plan will go now that Vinnie is under her control.
- War Song of the Urpneys from The Dreamstone qualifies, despite usually only being used as background music for scenes involving the villains. However, it is actually performed in one episode as the titular Mooks are preparing their attack on the good guys' hometown.note The lyrics are basically a Badass Boast in song form, like any good military march, that not only brag about how powerful the Urpneys are (which is a lie), but also how they enjoy being evil (which is also a lie, that's actually the opposite of how the Urpneys actually feel.)
- The Paramount Modern Madcap "Goodie The Gremlin" (1963) features a song by the bad gremlins on how evil and mischievous they are.