Look, there are a lot of great songs where heroes or secondary characters or even minor characters get to explain who they are, what they want or what they need to do next. But villains? Villains often get the best songs. Sometimes it's about completely indulging their base instincts and loving every second of it. Sometimes it can go the other way and be surprisingly moving, giving us empathy for the character, more than expected. But most of all, it's insight into a mind that is hopefully where we wouldn't want to live but it might be fun to visit in the world of art and/or fantasy. Today, we are here to celebrate the joy (and perhaps the surprising other emotions) of evil!
So let's choose some of our favourite villain songs and pit them against each other. You can pick up to four pieces of music and/or songs. They can have originated in any medium but it must be BY a villain or ABOUT a villain. It's got to be a song, not a theme. Words are key. I'm super down to do villain themes and a mix of the two down the line for sure but for this specific thunderdome, I want villains singing of themselves or people singing about them. It doesn't need to be a musical number (which may be what you consider when you think of "villain song"). I'm willing to do radio hits, but unlike the song above, banger though it is, it needs to be about a SPECIFIC figure, not just the concept of evil. They can be based on real people, if there's a Jack the Ripper song you like, for example.
Anyway, choose four (or fewer, if you can't think of four) and then we'll pit them against each other, tourney style. But don't feel bad if you don't win, it's just a fun way to share some cool jams.
I'll be taking nominations until August 15th! Then I'll start sometime not long after. Thanks and good luck to you.
Any other questions? Don't hesitate to ask! Or laugh maniacally.