songs The Best Songs About Revenge  

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List Rules Songs with revenge in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about revenge as a subject.

There's a famous saying that goes, "Don't get mad, get even." The songwriters of the tunes below definitely understand that sentiment, as they've written some of the greatest songs ever about getting back at someone. This is a ranked list of all songs about revenge, as voted on by music fans like you. 
 
Some of the songs included below may have the words "revenge" in the lyrics or title, like Taylor Swift's "Better Than Revenge" or the country classic "Mental Revenge" written by Mel Tillis for Waylon Jennings, which has also been covered by just about every country artist you can name! Other songs, like Swift's "Bad Blood" and "Blank Space," take on revenge a theme. (She's been burned a lot, huh?) A few of these tracks conjure dark images of school shootings, like Green Day's "Having A Blast" or Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" while others are songs on the subject of being betrayed in a relationship or friendship. In all cases, these are songs about taking action against someone who has wronged you, whether physically or emotionally. 
Vote for the tracks that you think embody the topic of revenge the best, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more. Vote up your favorite revenge songs now!


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So What P!nk

The Best Metal Songs About Revenge The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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Pumped Up Kicks Foster the People

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Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood

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Vengeance Is Mine Alice Cooper

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Good Bye Earl Dixie Chicks

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Better Than Revenge Taylor Swift

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Irreplaceable Beyoncé Knowles

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Smile Lily Allen

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Rocky Raccoon The Beatles

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Blank Space Taylor Swift

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Fuck You Cee Lo Green

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Two Black Cadillacs Carrie Underwood

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Revenga System of a Down

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Gunpowder and Lead Miranda Lambert

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Who Did That to You? John Legend

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Having a Blast Green Day

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Strength of the World Avenged Sevenfold

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Mariner's Revenge Song The Decemberists

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The Thunder Rolls Garth Brooks

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You Oughta Know, Alanis Morris... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Revenge

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Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash

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The Wedding List Kate Bush

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Welcome Home Coheed and Cambria

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Ten Cent Pistol The Black Keys

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Sweet Revenge Ludacris

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Revenge Papa Roach

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Sweet Revenge John Prine

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Imogene Gretchen Peters

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Somebody's Gotta Die The Notorious B.I.G.

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Trailer for Rent Pistol Annies

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Someone Will Pay Justin Townes Earle

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Mental Revenge Mel Tillis