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Songs About Meanies and Others We Just Can't Like

Some folks are so.dastardly or nasty.  We know the type - the kind that we would never want to have to share a "stay at home" order with.

 

But they get exposed for what they are when someone sings about them.

 

Let's go with songs about someone who is just plain mean, bullying, criminal, villainous, or downright disgusting and unlikeable.  Lots of them are named in titles and lyrics!

 

The devil counts here, too, since s/he is very bothersome to so many singers and songwriters, and certainly fits into the category.

 

I'll start off with:

The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde - Georgie Fame

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Admiral Mike (Monkees)

 

"you slimy toad"

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Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts: Dylan (Big Jim owns the town’s only diamond mine, cheats on his wife Rosemary, is having an affair with Lily and is described as taking anything he wants and laying it all to waste. Not a nice guy, he gets it in the end...or more precisely, in the back).

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Wedding List (Kate Bush)

 

"All of the headlines said 'Passion Crime
'Newlyweds Groom Shot Dead
Mystery Man.' God help the bride
She's a widow, all in red
With his red still wet. She said--
'I'll put him on the wedding list'"
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Head Like a Hole - Nine Inch Nails

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Heads We're Dancing (Kate Bush)

 

at a party, a woman dances with a charming man, only to discover the next day...

 

"A picture of you, a picture of you in uniform
Standing with your head held high
Hot down to the floor but it couldn't be you
It couldn't be you, it's a picture of Hitler"

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Dark Lady (Cher)

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Waitress (Tori Amos)--except it's the song's "I" and not the waitress who's the meanie

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Devil In His Heart - the Donays

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Wedding List (Kate Bush):

 

"You've made a wake of our honeymoon
And I'm coming for you"

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The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels

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Miss Gredenko (Police)

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Everybody Loves Me (Don McLean)

 

"Yes, and the ocean parts when I walk through, and the clouds dissolve and the sky turns blue
I'm held in very great value by everyone I meet but you
'cause I've used my talents as I could, I've done some bad, I've done some good
I did a whole lot better than they thought I would so, c'mon and treat me like you should!"

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Admiral Mike (Monkees)

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Don't forget - The Monster Mash!

 

Werewolves of London - not sure of artist

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Werewolves of London - artist - Warren Zevon

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Sympathy For The Devil - the Rolling Stones

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You Don't Mess around with Jim (Croce)

 

(maybe it's not a matter of "can't like," but rather "hold begruding contempt for")

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Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin

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Steel and Glass-John Lennon

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Okay, it's an instrumental, not a song, but I still wouldn't want to be under a stay at home order with him.      Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group

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@DMAFl wrote:

Okay, it's an instrumental, not a song, but I still wouldn't want to be under a stay at home order with him.      Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group


If we're doing instrumentals...

 

March of the Meanies

The Beatles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another one bites the dust  Queen

 

(He starts out about how you can hurt

a man but in the middle takes a turn

to standing up to the bad guy) 

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The purple people eater   Sheb Wooley 

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He might have been okay without that gun.                              Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix

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Backstabbers - The O'Jays

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Good-Bye Earl - Dixie Chicks

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She So Cold   Rolling Stones 

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You're No Good  -  Linda Ronstadt

 

“Music can change the world, because music can change people.” Bono
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Lil' Red Ridin' Hood  Sam the Sham

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