- The 3 Little Pigs: The Movie: Rublad the fox happily sings a song on his way to Big Boss inn, about all the different, delicious things he could make with little pigs, after spying on Wally, Beemo, and Feeno working on their houses.
- The Adventures of Brer Rabbit: "It's Payback Time", featuring a trio of bats singing about Brer Wolf and Brer Fox plotting their revenge against Brer Rabbit.
- Queen Scheherazade from Aladdin and the Adventure of All Time has "Queen of Mean", where she sings about how much she likes being cruel to people.
- The 1987 animated television film adaptation of Through the Looking Glass gave a song for the Jabberwock, the Bandersnatch, and the Snark called "We're Bad" (song begins at 2:06 in the video). The song is mostly about the Jabberwock and the Bandersnatch boasting about how despicable they are. While the Snark also contributes a little to the song, his meek claims of also being vile are met with the Jabberwock and the Bandersnatch insulting him and dismissing him as a "wimp who simply is absurd".
- Animal Crackers (2017): Horatio sings one called "Could've Been Mine," about how he shouldve been the one to own the circus and having the animal crackers that can turn you into any animal. In the song, Horatio blames his good brother Bob for his (Horatio's) lack of success. Horatio sees Bob's generous attitude as completely foolish and thinks Bob wasted his fame, which Horatio desperately craves. Horatio's henchmen interject in the song for some funny moments, but overall the song is about a miserable, bitter man who will blame anyone but himself for his own failures.Horatio: It could've been mine, it should've been mine
My manifest destiny!
But it all went to Bob with his stupid hat
And circus full of slackers!
It could've been mine, it should've been mine
I'm the one with the pedigree!
I had the looks, I had the brains
But he had those animal crackers...!
That should've been mine!
- Asterix and Cleopatra has a song by the two villains, Artifis and Krukhut, called "Le Pudding à l'Arsenic" ("The Arsenic Cake Song" in English). 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.
- '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.
- Gonzargo and Roderigo, and by extension, the Goblins get the tail end of "The Worst is Yet to Come".
- Balto II: Wolf Quest 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.
- Barbie and 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".
- Batman: The Killing Joke: The Joker has "I Go Looney" which was adapted from the original graphic novel.
- Golden Films' Beauty and the Beast": "More", sung by Beauty's three selfish sisters.
- The cancelled Dreamworks Animation film Larrikins (later reworked to the silent short film Bilby) would have had one of its antagonists, Howard the crocodile, sing a minor-key rock song showing his xenophobic attitude. Animation tests leaked on YouTube included a completed, 10-second snippet of this sequence:You reckon I should just sit by?
Watch this illegal alien slot on in? (No!)
I don't think so! (Nah!)
That'd be quite un-Australian!
- "It's a B Movie" 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.
- Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night: "Christmas Is A Holiday For Thieves", sung by the two crooks posing as the Duke Of Roche and Lady Gretchen, about how they plan to rob the church while everyone is preoccupied with the Christmas Celebrations.
- 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.
- "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!)
- "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.
- Corpse Bride: "According to Plan" is a debatable case as both the Van Dorts and the Everglots sing about getting what they want by marrying off their children without their consent and the Everglots go as far as insulting Victoria.
- In David Copperfield Murdstone (and Grimby) have "Welcome to My Warehouse".
- Despicable Me features a theme song by Pharell Williams that's all about the Diabolical Mastermind Villain Protagonist.
- Don Bluth utilizes 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. Rasputin is talking about the return of his powers and how nothing will stop him from killing the final Romanov. The Russian version isn't too shabby either.
- "The Real Ludmilla" from Bartok The Magnificent. Debatably also "Someone's in My House", 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 Bluth, but it's a direct-to-video sequel to the original film, which was.
- Another sequel not directed by Bluth, The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue, had the song "Just Say Yes" sung by Eric Idle as Martin.
- All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 had no connection to Bluth but it has "It Feels So Good to Be Bad", performed by George Hearn, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of Sweeney Todd. Hence; razors.
- Red also has a short reprise later in the film.
- The (many) sequels of The Land Before Time, also not directed by Bluth, 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.
- Dougal and the Blue Cat: Buxton has "I Am King". He would later get "We're Blue" as a Villain Recruitment Song.
- The Fearless Four has a reasonably kick-ass metal one named Power Tool. Sang by an evil robot centaur, that appears randomly and makes no sense even in-universe.
- Felix the Cat:
- "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!
- Felix the Cat Saves Christmas has the Professor sing "It's Not Easy Being Mean".
- "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.
- Freddie as F.R.O.7 has "Evilmania", sung by the villainess Messina. It features such things as dancing Nazis and KKK members (in a film marketed to children, no less!).
- Gallavants: "Two Heads Ain't Better Than One".
- In Gay Purr-ee, the villain Meowrice extols the social benefits of his greedy ways in "The Money Cat".
- The Good, The Bad, and Huckleberry Hound: "Gold, Gold, Gold", performed by the Dalton Brothers.
- "The Master of Everyone's Ears" from The Grinch Grinches The Cat In The Hat.
- The Happy Cricket: "Majesty Rap".
- Heidi's Song:
- "Ode to a Rat", sung by Sammy Davis Jr. as the Head Ratte as he encourages the rats to be as vicious and nasty as possible, after Heidi very nearly talks them into being friends with her.
- "She's a Nothing," by Miss Rottenheimer and Sebastian as they mock and bully Heidi, trying to make her feel small and insignificant. The song features a Disney Acid Sequence where the two villains (and Rottenheimer's dog) turn into terrifying monsters that torment Heidi.
- "Intelligence" from Help! I'm a Fish. For bonus points, it's sung by Alan Rickman.
- The Titans from Hercules and Xena The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus had their own song about how they were gonna get revenge and cause chaos and how they were "the best". It's even annoying to characters In-Universe!
- 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!
- 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.
- Captain Gutt in Ice Age: Continental Drift gets "Master of the Seas", where he and his crew try to encourage the heroes to join his ship. It's even better knowing that his voice is Tyrion Lannister.
- Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus gives us the rather atypical example "Peace is Nice," performed by GIR and used to trick the world's children into helping Zim's evil plan.
- The parts of this song that the Queen Bee sings and "Tough Guys" from Katy the Caterpillar.
- Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return: The Jester has "Jester", in which he sings about how he despises his sister, the Wicked Witch of the West, for making him a jester, and how he aspires to gain power. Interestingly, the last stanza of the song seems to indicate that he does somewhat enjoy being a Villainous Harlequin. He also sings "Candy Candy" when he changes Candy County's sign to encourage people to eat its candy.
- The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part has "Not Evil", where Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi assures Wyldstyle and the others that she's Most Definitely Not a Villain with the most painfully Obviously Evil Suspiciously Specific Denial anyone has ever seen. It's later revealed she actually was telling the truth and she's every bit as good as she claimed, with General Mayhem being surprised Wyldstyle thought they were evil after the queen "literally sang a whole song about how not evil she was".Wyldstyle: That was the truth?! You guys are terrible communicators!
Mayhem: ...I know...
- The LEGO Ninjago Movie has "It's Garmadon", where Garmadon sings about how fearsome he is. Sadly, only part of the song made its way into the final product.
- Lion of Oz got "Wicked Ways", sung by the Wicked Witch of the East.
- The Lorax has one for the Once-ler, "How Bad Can I Be?", justifying his thneed business ruining the environment.
- In Mad Monster Party, Francesca sings "Our Time to Shine" after forming an alliance with Dracula in hopes of doing away with Baron von Frankenstein's chosen heir Felix Flanken.
- The Monster High special Boo York, Boo York has "Empire", sung by Ramses and Nefera de Nile about their plan to unite with another powerful Egyptian family to Take Over the World.
- Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el cachondo (based in one of the most popular comic book series in Spain): Jimmy, the main villain, sings "Canción del boum" which explains his evil plan: Destroy the base of the T.I.A., the secret organization that tries to capture him, with an atomic bomb. The song is a parody of Boum by Charles Trenet.
- Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol has its own representation with We're Despicable sung by the grave robbers.
- "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 Grim Reaper has a villain song in the short musical documentary My Depression where he tries to convince the protagonist to kill herself.
- My Little Pony:
- My Little Pony The Movie (1986) has three: "Evil Witch Like Me", "I'll Do the Dirty Work" and "Nothing Can Stop the Smooze", all of which are sung by the villainous witches. The first by Hydia to her two daughters, admonishing them about not being evil enough. The second is by Reeka and Draggle as they argue over who has to get a rare and dangerous ingredient called "flume". The third is by all three witches, cheerfully singing as the Smooze engulfs Dream Castle.
- 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 dueling song with the heroes.
- Minor villain/annoyance Trixie gets one, too, with "Tricks Up My Sleeve". We only hear the chorus in the film, but there's a full-length version on the soundtrack and an official music video.
- Not quite a straight example since the character is definitely a good person, but Human!Rainbow Dash has had little enough of her pony counterpart's Character Development that her own song, "Awesome as I Wanna Be", has definite similarities.
- My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Friendship Games has "Unleash the Magic", sung by Principal Cinch and her students right before the climax, pressuring Twilight into using the magic that she's collected in her device. The students themselves get a part in the Duet of Differences "ACADECA" earlier in the film.
- My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Legend of Everfree has "We Will Stand for Everfree", sung by the main antagonist, Gloriosa Daisy a.k.a. the real Gaea Everfree, about her intentions to protect the camp and everyone who's visiting it (by keeping them there forever).
- My Little Pony The Movie: "Open Up Your Eyes" from Tempest Shadow, which details her Dark and Troubled Past, including how her horn was broken, as well as her belief that friendship is a lie, and the best way to survive is all alone.
- Penguins of Madagascar: "He is Dave", which parodies the Villain Songs in James Bond movies. Similar to the Hoodwinked! example, while the song is not sung in the actual film, you can hear some of the instrumental part in the scene where Dave arrives in New York City.
- 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 first Pippi Longstocking animated film has "A Bowler and a New Gold Tooth" sung by Thunder-Karlsson and Bloom. It's more of an "I Want" Song.
- Playmobil: The Movie: In the Playmobil world, Emperor Maximus (Adam Lambert) gets "Give the People What They Want". It's, without a doubt, the best part of the whole film.
- Postman Pat: The Movie has the Patbot 9000, controlled by Edwin Carbunkle, perform a Dark Reprise of the show's theme, entitled "Really Happy Postman".
- Marvin McNasty from Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw has "King of Everything", where he sings of his plans to use the Bone of Scone to take over the world.
- The Prince of Egypt:
- "Playing with the Big Boys Now", sung by the High Priests of Ra. Although these two are more like lackeys to the story's main antagonist, they certainly have all the flair and menace of a good villain song. It sounds especially strong in Greek.
- The Pharaoh's part in "The Plagues". "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, a prequel, has "The Market", serving more as a villain song for Egypt's overall slave trade, rather than focusing on a specific individual.
- The Princess and the Pea: "That's What It Takes to Rule".
- 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.
- 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...
- "My Name Is Mok" in Rock & Rule. Noteworthy because the producers somehow got Lou Reed to sing it.
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1998) has the great Villain Song, "I Hate Santa Claus". It's obviously the best song in the entire film.
- The Secret of Anastasia: "Prince Charmless".
- 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 we'll never know...
- There's a reason it was that song, considering it's the background music for some dramatic heroics from Shrek, Donkey and Puss.
- 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".
- Sheila's verse in "Mountain Town" helps set up her antagonistic role.
- Strange Magic:
- Strawinsky and the Mysterious House has the Rat King's song. It ends up being false-advertising since he leaves the movie immediately after singing it (with a flushing toilet sound effect, no less).
- The Suicide Shop: "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).
- "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 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!
- "(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.
- "Instruments of Destruction" by NRG from The Transformers: The Movie may not be sung by any of the Decepticons, but it sure feels like a villain song.
- Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz: "What's Mine is Mine", where the Nome King sings about how he wants all the emeralds he sold to Oz over the years back and that he's going to make everyone his slaves. Plus, he merrily sings "let the bells of doom begin to ring" while bragging about the destruction that he'll unleash.
- The Tom and Jerry Direct-to-Video Film Series movie Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure has the giant sing, "I'm Ginormous", a song where he brags about the protection racket he has going, and about how rude, greedy, brutal and mean he is in general. It also doubles as a "The Villain Sucks" Song, as a few verses show the giant's victims disgustedly singing about his crimes or reminding him about a prophecy discussing his upcoming defeat.
- Trolls: "Bringing Back Happy" was a song sung by the Bergen Chef that was sadly cut from the film. It's a Carmen Miranda-esque song all about how the Chef plans to get back in power by serving the trolls to everyone in Bergen Town.
- The Ugly Duckling has "Winds of Winter", a smoothly sung, yet threateningly worded song marking the arrival of the harsh winter. It's sung by the three titular cloudlike entities, that change the weather itself and make it snow, and their crystalline friend Frost, who's the one who actually freezes everything with his light touches.
- In Daniel and the Lion's Den, 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 backup 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 gets 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.
- Larry Boy and the Bad Apple gives the titular Bad Apple her own song and reprise, about her MO of using temptation to manipulate people.Bad Apple: Knock knock.
Chorus: What's your name?
Bad Apple: Temptation... temptation.... temptation!
- The League of Incredible Vegetables has Mad Scientist Dr. Flurry sing "Freeze, Freeze, Freeze" about how he's going to find out the heroes' fears to take advantage of them, because fear makes you "freeze, freeze, freeze." Interestingly, though, the song also has Flurry singing about his own fears, and he admits right before the song that he's afraid of the heroes.
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