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

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Pumped Up Kicks Foster the People

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JustinBartolomeo added Fuck You Cee Lo Green

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Better Than Revenge Taylor Swift

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Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood

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Irreplaceable Beyoncé Knowles

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Good Bye Earl Dixie Chicks

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Vengeance Is Mine Alice Cooper

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Blank Space Taylor Swift

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Revenga System of a Down

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KassahWutke added Smile Lily Allen

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Rocky Raccoon The Beatles

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Two Black Cadillacs Carrie Underwood

The Best Metal Songs About Revenge

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Gunpowder and Lead Miranda Lambert

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You Oughta Know, Alanis Morris... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Revenge

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Strength of the World Avenged Sevenfold

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Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash

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Having a Blast Green Day

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Mariner's Revenge Song The Decemberists

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The Thunder Rolls Garth Brooks

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Sweet Revenge Ludacris

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Tom Islava added Who Did That to You? John Legend

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I Know You're F**king Someone ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Revenge
Cinnamon Steele added I Know You're F**king Someone Else

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Cinnamon Steele added I Know You're F**king Someone Else Type O Negative  

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Welcome Home Coheed and Cambria

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Ten Cent Pistol The Black Keys

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The Wedding List Kate Bush

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

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Revenge Papa Roach

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Imogene Gretchen Peters

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Sweet Revenge John Prine

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Someone Will Pay Justin Townes Earle

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Trailer for Rent Pistol Annies

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Mental Revenge Mel Tillis