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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P!nk

2
70 44
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Taylor Swift

3
58 37
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Taylor Swift

4
64 43
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Carrie Underwood

5
36 20
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JustinBartolomeo added Cee Lo Green

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44 29
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34 23
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Beyoncé Knowles

8
57 46
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Foster the People

9
35 27
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Dixie Chicks

10
23 17
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The Beatles

11
24 18
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Miranda Lambert

12
31 26
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Alice Cooper

13
29 24
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KassahWutke added Lily Allen

14
26 21
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Green Day

15
16 11
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Johnny Cash

16
22 18
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The Decemberists

17
28 25
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System of a Down

18
28 25
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Carrie Underwood

19
16 14
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Garth Brooks

20
15 13
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Tess added Alanis Morissette

21
2 0
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Tom Islava added Michael Jackson

22
11 10
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Tom Islava added John Legend

23
19 19
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Avenged Sevenfold

24
12 12
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Ludacris

25
9 13
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10 15
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The Black Keys

27
11 17
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Coheed and Cambria

28
2 7
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Cinnamon Steele added Type O Negative  

29
3 9
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John Prine

30
7 14
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Papa Roach

31
6 13
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Kate Bush

32
5 12
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The Notorious B.I.G.

33
4 12
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Pistol Annies

34
5 14
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Mel Tillis

35
4 13
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Gretchen Peters

36
3 12
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Justin Townes Earle

37
1 7
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