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The Best Songs About Revenge 

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Updated March 7, 2020 2.8k votes 651 voters 43.3k 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!

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P!nk
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Carrie Underwood
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JustinBartolomeo added Cee Lo Green
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Taylor Swift
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Foster the People
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Taylor Swift
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Dixie Chicks
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Tess added Alanis Morissette
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Beyoncé Knowles
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Tom Islava added Michael Jackson
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Miranda Lambert
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KassahWutke added Lily Allen
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Carrie Underwood
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Green Day
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Johnny Cash
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System of a Down
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Garth Brooks
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Alice Cooper
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The Beatles
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The Decemberists
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Tom Islava added John Legend
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Avenged Sevenfold
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Ludacris
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Cinnamon Steele added

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