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100 Songs Inspired By Infamous Serial Killers

Updated December 27, 2019 1.2k votes 45 voters92 items

List RulesVote up your favorite songs that happen to be about infamous murderers.

True crime is quite the macabre topic, but that doesn’t stop people from wanting to talk about it. There are even hundreds of serial killer songs, that were written about, or at least inspired by, infamous murderers.

Some of these songs inspired by serial killers are performed by popular musicians you know and love. For example, did you know Eminem had a Ted Bundy song? Pearl Jam has a Jeffrey Dahmer song, also known as, “Dirty Frank.” You may not have even realized all of the famous artists who have songs about serial killers. Lana Del Rey has songs about the Manson Family, David Berkowitz, and the Zodiac Killer.

Are you surprised by all of the songs about mass murderers? Read on below to check out more songs about serial killers, and be sure to vote up your favorites.

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    AlbumsBlack Sunday

    ComposerB-Real, Sen Dog, Soul Assassins

    ProducerDJ Muggs

    Length (seconds)3:26

    References: David Berkowitz

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    Flyleaf
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    AlbumsFlyleaf

    Length (seconds)2:57

    References: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

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  • 3

    AlbumsControversy

    ComposerPrince

    ProducerPrince

    Length (seconds)4:23

    References: Wayne Williams

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  • 4

    AlbumsSeasons in the Abyss

    ComposerJeff Hanneman

    Length (seconds)5:16

    References: Ed Gein

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  • 5

    AlbumsThe Smiths

    ComposerJohnny Marr

    Length (seconds)5:24

    References: Ian Brady & Myra Hindley

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  • 6

    References: Albert Fish

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  • 7
    Vince Staples
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    References: Jeffrey Dahmer

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  • 8
    Pearl Jam
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    AlbumsBinaural

    ComposerStone Gossard

    Length (seconds)3:35

    References: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

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  • 9

    AlbumsVoices

    ComposerDaryl Hall, John Oates

    Length (seconds)3:44

    References: David Berkowitz

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  • 10

    AlbumsPaul's Boutique

    ProducerDust Brothers, Beastie Boys

    Length (seconds)3:28

    References: David Berkowitz

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  • 11
    Marilyn Manson
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    References: David Berkowitz

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  • 12
    14
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    References: Ed Gein

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  • 13
    Tyler, The Creator
    14
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    References: Albert Fish

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  • 14
    Superchick
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    References: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold

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  • 15

    References: Jim Jones

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  • 16
    Marilyn Manson
    12
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    References: Jeffrey Dahmer

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  • 17
    The Decemberists
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    AlbumsThe Crane Wife

    ComposerColin Meloy

    ProducerChristopher Walla, Tucker Martine

    Length (seconds)4:10

    References: Shankill Butchers

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    The Rolling Stones
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    AlbumsLet It Bleed

    ComposerKeith Richards, Mick Jagger

    Length (seconds)6:52

    References: Albert DeSalvo

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  • 19

    AlbumsWorld Painted Blood

    Length (seconds)4:36

    References: Elizabeth Bathory

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  • 20
    The Sex Pistols
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    References: Ian Brady & Myra Hindley

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  • 21
    Hollywood Undead
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    References: Jeffrey Dahmer

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  • 22
    Kamelot
    12
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    AlbumsPoetry for the Poisoned

    Length (seconds)4:0

    References: Zodiac

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  • 23
    12
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    References: Elizabeth Bathory

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  • 24
    10
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    References: Jeffrey Dahmer

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  • 25
    Jane's Addiction
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    AlbumsNothing's Shocking

    Length (seconds)7:22

    References: Ted Bundy

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