It’s about time we had a little bit of Halloween around here, and one thing that’s become intertwined with Halloween is villains.
Yeah, that’s a strong enough premise to do this.
As usual, I can’t be asked to do this in order, so here’s my top ten best villain songs in no particular order.
10: Be Prepared from The Lion King
Scar singing about killing kings and making hyenas goose step is one of the best parts of the Lion King. Also, is Scar Earthbending?
9: Oogie Boogie’s song from Nightmare before Christmas
It’s the Boogie Man saying that he’s going to torture or eat Santa Clause. He’s not exactly clear on what he’s going to do to St. Nicholas, but it will be bad.
8: Brand New Day from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along blog
This show is the ultimate revenge fantasy for anyone who was a picked on nerd by a chisled jock. Here the evil Doctor has decided that his archenemy has to die by his hand, thus ensuring his entrance into the Evil League of Evil.
7: What you feel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
A demon has put a curse on Sunnyvale which makes everyone sing- and he wants Dawn! Of course Whedon is going to show up multiple times on this list, between him and Disney they make the best villain songs.
6: Ruler and the Killer from The Hunger Games
Not a song from the movie, this song was written in tribute to The Hunger Games’s evil government. The song is dark and has a great beat, and shows the overwhelming feeling Katness feels as tribute.
5: Hellfire from Hunchback of Notre Dame
One of Disney’s least liked but probably one of its best made films has this compelling song about temptation and of all things Hell. It’s great animation with great writing.
4: The Imperial March from Star Wars
Let’s face it: Whenever you hear this one you get chills. It’s the perfect tune for this Sith Lord to go marching around to.
3: Gollum’s Song from Lord of the Rings
Another tribute song off the soundtrack, this song emphasizes the pain Gollum goes through. It’s a fantastic little ditty that shows the true tragedy of a great character.
2: Mother Knows Best from Tangled
Mother Gothel is one of Disney’s best villains. Not only is she evil, but she is just such a mom. Her song is the best mom guilt song ever.
1: Poor Unfortunate Souls from The Little Mermaid
Okay this one is an exception to my rule: This song in my opinion is my favorite and probably the best villain song. Where it gets its high marks from me is the fact that this song isn’t just singing about the character’s tragedy or that they’re evil, but the song is Ursula manipulating Ariel to take her deal. Thus this song is Ursula doing evil.