Devils & Demons The Best Songs About The Devil  

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Hail Satan! This is Ranker's list of the top songs about the devil, ranked by your votes. The devil has fascinated musicians for decades and this list includes some of the best rock songs about the devil, the best rap songs about the devil and everything in between. Some of these top songs reference the devil in the the title, while others speak of satan in the lyrics.

In 2005, Bruce Springsteen wrote the album, Devils & Dust. The record's title track appears on this list of the top songs about the devil. “There's a devil waiting outside your door,” Nick Cave repeatedly sings on his track, “Loverman.” Another good song that references the devil's many names is “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

Perhaps the best song about the devil is the Rolling Stones hit, “Sympathy for the Devil.” The song is sung from the point of view of Lucifer himself. “The Number of the Beast” by Iron Maiden is another fantastic song about the devil.

Which song about the devil is your favorite? Vote the best to the top spot on this list and share your opinions in the comments section.

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Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones

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The Devil Went Down to Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band

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Friend of the Devil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About The Devil
Friend of the Devil Grateful Dead

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(You're The) Devil in Disguise The Jordanaires, Elvis Presley

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punksnotdead added Devil Gate Drive Suzi Quatro

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Up Jumped the Devil Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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Shout at the Devil Mötley Crüe

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The Devil to Pay Johnny Cash

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Satan's Bed Pearl Jam

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Sympathy for the Devil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About The Devil
punksnotdead added Sympathy for the Devil Laibach

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Hey Pixies

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Dust Devil Butthole Surfers

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Run Devil Run Paul McCartney

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Shout at the Devil '97 Mötley Crüe

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Devil's Haircut Beck Hansen

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punksnotdead added Lucifer Sam Pink Floyd

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Satan Gave Me a Taco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About The Devil
Satan Gave Me a Taco Beck Hansen

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To Beat the Devil Johnny Cash

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You Look Like the Devil Willie Nelson

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Devil in the Bottle Hank Williams, Jr.

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Devil Workshop Donovan

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The Devil in Stitches Bad Religion

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Devil I Know Motörhead

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Mean as Hell Johnny Cash

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Me and the Devil Blues Eric Clapton

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Goddamn Devil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About The Devil
Goddamn Devil Ugly Kid Joe

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Devil in My Car The B-52's

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One Step Ahead of the Devil Blue Öyster Cult

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Devil Got My Woman Beck Hansen

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Better the Devil Kylie Minogue

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Race With the Devil Jeff Beck, Big Town Playboys

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Devil on a Hog Bruce Dickinson

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Devil in a Sleepin' Bag Willie Nelson

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Nothin' but the Devil Rory Gallagher