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Top 20 Songs About Evil, the Devil and Demons

There's a lot of bad out there in the world. Songs about evil and demons are not just for your next seance or for Halloween, but for all year round. Bad deeds spun in song date back decades and there are too many to count. Here are the Top 20 songs about wicked people and their evil deeds:

1 - Evil Woman by ELO, the Electric Light Orchestra lights up the start of the list with a song about a very bad girl. She done wrong. (1975)

2 - Running with the Devil by Van Halen, a giant hit on the radio in 1976

3 - Devil Woman by Cliff Richard. A big Top 10 Billboard hit - also in 1976. Was that the year of the devil? Hmm. Our top 4 hits are from 1975 and 1976. What was going on back then?

4 - Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones. (1968)

5 - Square Hammer by Ghost (2016) The first new millenium entry. Almost anything by this band can be viewed as Satanic. They are, after all, in that anti-religion.

6 - The Devil Went Down to Georgia by the Charlie Daniels Band

7 - Evil Ways by Santana, our favorite on the list.

8 - Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden

9 - Gimme by Alice Cooper. A song about a demon. Please don't ask me my name  Also Steven is about a Ghost/demon.

10 - Hell's Bells by AC/DC

11 - Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka

12 Wicked Game by Chris Isaak

13 - Dancing with the Devil by Demi Lovato

14 - Shout at the Devil by Motley Crue

15 - Evil Deeds by Eminem

16 - Dirty Deeds by AC/DC

17 - Occasional Demons by Jethro Tull. Also Kelpie is about a water Demon.

18 - The Mob Rules by Black Sabbath, 

Note: Black Sabbath and Jethro Tull are the only groups to appear on both the good and the bad list.

  • See also the flipside: Songs about God and the Church.

19 - Rainbow Demon by Uriah Heep

20 - Demons by Imagine Dragons

Bonus Track: Born Under a Bad Sign by Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton.

Did you notice there are more wicked women than men on the list? Bad girls get well represented in pop and rock. Thanks for viewing our Top2040 list of demons and evil things.

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