Songs The Best Songs About Sin  

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Although the concept of sin has religious connotations, it's a concept that society has implanted into our heads, regardless of religious affiliations. A sin can really be anything that tempts you to indulge in something that others might consider a little taboo. Musicians certainly know about falling for temptations, and have written these songs about sin to show off - or repent for - their naughty sides. 

It should come as no surprise that a song about Las Vegas made this list. AC/DC's "Sin City" references dancing girls, gambling, and the bright lights of the Vegas strip. Ozzy Osbourne penned "The Ultimate Sin," a song about taking advantage of other people's kindness. Elvis Presley's nickname should actually be the King of Sin. Presley's relationship with fourteen-year-old Priscilla Presley was certainly questionable, and his later addiction to drugs was definitely sinful. 

Vote up the best songs about sin, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section! 
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Ozzy Osbourne

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AC/DC

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Bon Jovi

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Pet Shop Boys

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Billie the Vision & The Dancers

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Elvis Presley

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Fight

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8 4
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Black Sabbath

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6 2
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Twisted Sister

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6 2
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Iggy Pop

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6 2
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Black Sabbath

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5 1
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5 1
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4 0
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Meat Loaf

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4 0
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Slayer

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6 3
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5 2
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Black Francis

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3 0
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3 0
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Joe Cocker

23
3 0
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Pet Shop Boys

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5 3
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Tom Waits

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5 3
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Robbie Williams

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2 0
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Nat King Cole

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2 0
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Everclear

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2 0
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L.A. Guns

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2 0
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2 0
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Hank Williams III

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2 0
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Great White

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2 0
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Bill Haley & His Comets

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5 4
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Jerry Garcia

34
3 2
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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2 1
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Testament

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Dixie Chicks

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1 0
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Escape The Fate

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1 0
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The Human League

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2 2
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Nightwish

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2 2
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Ricky Martin

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2 2
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Duran Duran

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2 2
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Carlos Santana, Lila Downs, 1 Giant Leap

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1 1
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Carly Simon

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1 1
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Jessica Simpson

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0 0
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0 0
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0 0
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Living Colour

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0 0
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Tangerine Dream

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0 0
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Midnight Oil

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0 0
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Blind Melon