Songs The Best Songs About Revenge  

Reference
1.6k votes 401 voters 27.6k views 37 items

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!

list ordered by

1
85 46
Ranker Video
P!nk

2
71 47
Ranker Video
Taylor Swift

3
65 44
Ranker Video
Carrie Underwood

4
37 20
Ranker Video
JustinBartolomeo added Cee Lo Green

5
60 40
Ranker Video
Taylor Swift

6
45 30
Ranker Video

7
61 46
Ranker Video
Foster the People

8
35 24
Ranker Video
Beyoncé Knowles

9
36 28
Ranker Video
Dixie Chicks

10
30 25
Ranker Video
KassahWutke added Lily Allen

11
27 22
Ranker Video
Green Day

12
24 19
Ranker Video
Miranda Lambert

13
23 18
Ranker Video
The Beatles

14
23 18
Ranker Video
The Decemberists

15
31 27
Ranker Video
Alice Cooper

16
29 25
Ranker Video
System of a Down

17
16 12
Ranker Video
Johnny Cash

18
17 14
Ranker Video
Tess added Alanis Morissette

19
28 26
Ranker Video
Carrie Underwood

20
3 0
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added Michael Jackson

21
20 19
Ranker Video
Avenged Sevenfold

22
16 15
Ranker Video
Garth Brooks

23
12 11
Ranker Video
Tom Islava added John Legend

24
13 13
Ranker Video
Ludacris

25
9 14
Ranker Video

26
10 16
Ranker Video
The Black Keys

27
8 14
Ranker Video
Papa Roach

28
2 7
Ranker Video
Cinnamon Steele added

Type O Negative

 

29
11 18
Ranker Video
Coheed and Cambria

30
3 10
Ranker Video
John Prine

31
6 14
Ranker Video
Kate Bush

32
5 13
Ranker Video
The Notorious B.I.G.

33
5 14
Ranker Video
Mel Tillis

34
4 13
Ranker Video
Gretchen Peters

35
4 13
Ranker Video
Pistol Annies

36
3 12
Ranker Video
Justin Townes Earle

37
1 8
I Know You're F**king Someone ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Revenge
Cinnamon Steele added