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  • "I'm makin' a career of evil..."
  • Danish metal band Evil only released one EP, but half the tracks on there fit this trope perfectly: their namesake track and"Son of the Bitch."
  • George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone" is a song sung from the point of view of someone who really likes being bad. (And is often played in movies when actual Card Carrying Villains appear.)
  • Denis Leary's song "Asshole" describes someone who delights in making other people miserable, and proudly proclaims himself to be the "world's biggest asshole". He does such things as driving really slowly in the ultra-fast lane, and intentionally parking in spots for handicapped people when said people need the parking spots.
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  • The Diamond Head song "Am I Evil?". The answer is, unsurprisingly, "Yes I am!".
  • Quasi-subversion: the Something Wicked two-part Concept Album by Iced Earth deals with the Ancient Conspiracy of the Setian race. The Setians are AntiVillains with a detailed Start of Darkness and a reasonable motivation for wanting to destroy mankind...but they still, consistently and repeatedly, refer to themselves as "Wicked".
  • Many songs from the point of view of a serial killer. For example, "The Ripper" by Judas Priest.
  • Voltaire's song "When You're Evil" is a song about a guy who admits how much he loves being evil...or possibly actually is evil itself, as the speaker/singer says "The Devil tips his hat to me."
  • N.W.A.'s MC Ren.
  • The narrators of "Mr. Bad Example" by Warren Zevon and "The Future" by Leonard Cohen.
  • Uncle Ernie from The Who's Tommy: "I'm your wicked Uncle Ernie..."
    • Same with Cousin Kevin: "I'm the school bully/The classroom cheat/The nastiest play-friend you ever could meet..."
  • Kids Praise: Risky Rat's Villain Song cements his status this way: he describes himself as a conman, a spiritual gangster, and he's clearly proud of it!
  • In their Villain Song the Pirates of the Caribbean devote at least four sentences in the lyrics into characteristing themselves as rascals, scoundrels, villans, knavesdevils, black sheep, really bad eggs, blighters, and ne'er-do-well cads. The rest of the song is devoted to their misdeeds.


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