Graveyard Shift 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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The Rolling Stones

2
42 23
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The Charlie Daniels Band

3
36 20
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4
39 23
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5
22 12
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Mötley Crüe

6
29 19
Friend of the Devil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About The Devil
Grateful Dead

7
15 6
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Johnny Cash

8
24 17
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9
31 24
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The Jordanaires, Elvis Presley

10
10 5
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Mötley Crüe

11
8 3
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punksnotdead added Metallica

12
17 12
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13
15 11
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14
13 9
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punksnotdead added Suzi Quatro

15
16 13
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

16
12 9
Sympathy for the Devil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About The Devil
punksnotdead added Laibach

17
8 5
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18
14 12
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19
9 7
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Johnny Cash

20
8 6
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Paul McCartney

21
17 16
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Pixies

22
9 8
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23
8 7
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Butthole Surfers

24
8 7
Satan Gave Me a Taco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About The Devil
Beck Hansen

25
7 6
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26
7 6
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27
7 6
Goddamn Devil is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About The Devil
Ugly Kid Joe

28
6 5
Dance With the Devil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About The Devil
Breaking Benjamin

29
6 5
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30
5 4
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31
4 3
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Hank Williams, Jr.

32
4 3
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punksnotdead added Cowboy Junkies

33
4 3
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Bruce Dickinson

34
4 3
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Bad Company

35
4 3
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Willie Nelson

36
4 3
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Cliff Richard

37
4 3
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Rory Gallagher

38
4 3
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Robin Trower

39
16 16
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Beck Hansen

40
15 15
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Pearl Jam

41
14 14
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42
11 11
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Bad Religion

43
11 11
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

44
9 9
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punksnotdead added Pink Floyd

45
8 8
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PJ Harvey

46
8 8
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Johnny Cash

47
6 6
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punksnotdead added Sandie Shaw

48
3 3
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49
3 3
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Willie Nelson

50
3 3
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