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It’s Criminal!

Many people love reality or fictional crime shows. What songs are about crime? Either committed or thought about. I was surprised when I thought of this just how many there are. 

Hey Joe-Jimi Hendrix


 
Hey Joe I heard you shot your woman down You shot her down, now

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Blackstar, Bowie

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Riot In Cell Block #9:  The Robins

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The Pusher:  Steppenwolf

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Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

 

I’m waiting in my cold cell when the bell begins to chime

Reflecting on my past life and it doesn’t have much time

”Cause at five o’clock they take me to the Gallows Pole

The sands of time for me are running low

Running low

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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The Tijuana Jail:  Kingston Trio

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Midnight Special:  Johnny Rivers, others.

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Indiana Wants Me- R. Dean Taylor

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The needle and the damage done, Neil Young

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Band On The Run - Wings

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Green Green Grass Of Home:  Tom Jones

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Werewolves Of London:  Warren Zevon

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Excitable Boy:  Warren Zevon

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Whisky In The Jar - Thin Lizzy

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance:  Gene Pitney

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Stealin' & Simon The Bullet Freak - Uriah Heep

 

Ain't No Rest for The Wicked - Cage The Elephant

 

(And wasn't Uriah himself done wrong by a King?)

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Run for your life, Fab 4️⃣

Who knew they had a violent side…..

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Jailhouse Rock - Elvis

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Casey Jones:  Grateful Dead  (Driving that train, high on cocaine)

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Last kiss, Cavaliers

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Maxwell’s Silver Hammer - The Beatles

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Great post! Violent tune from the four mop tops. Kind of like something Warren Zevon would have written....

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Long Black Veil - Joan Baez, Mick Jagger w/ The Chieftans, and many others

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Gimme Shelter - The Stones

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Along Came Jones:  The Coasters  (Sweet Sue escaped murder by buzzsaw, dynamite and an oncoming train... all thanks to Jones)

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Stayin' In:  Bobby Vee   (I punched my buddy in the nose after lunch/Now I'm in trouble 'cause the Dean saw the punch)  Admittedly not a murder but, depending on the severity of the injury, maybe a misdemeanor assault............

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Dang me, Roger Miller

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Live and let die, Sir Paul

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Jailbreak & Killer on the Loose - Thin Lizzy

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A little surprised they're not already here:

 

Gallows Pole - Led Zeppelin

 

Renegade - Styx

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Tweeter And The Monkey Man: Traveling Wilbury’s

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