There is nothing better than a musical segment, that lets a villain can stop and lay out his evil plans for the rest of the audience, set to music. A supervillain who can sing has more panache than regular mundane villains. To celebrate the best of the serenading evildoers, we've gathered our favorite villainous musical numbers from television, movies and video games.
Here are the 36 best supervillain musical numbers ever performed on screen.
1. Pete's Dragon - "Every little Piece"
God, there is so much horror in this movie. From the hillbilly song "Bill of Sale," where a terrifying group of mountain folk scream about OWNING a little boy to "In These Hills," which is just about the various ways they're going beat up this kid, all of these songs are terrifying. However, listening to this villain sing about how he's going to cut a dragon into bits is the absolute best (and scariest).
2. Spaceship (The Creature Wasn't Nice), "I Want to Eat Your Face" (1983)
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Once More With Feeling" (2001)
Specific song, "Sweet's Introduction."
4. Little Prince, "A Snake in the Grass" (1974)
Bob Fosse, human snake.
5. Rock & Rule, "My Name is Mok" (1983)
Damn, Lou Reed is scary.
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These tunes aren't exactly in our wheelhouse, so we can't "technically" add them to the io9 list. However, they are all so awesome and they shouldn't be overlooked. So we gave them a special category here.
The Great Mouse Detective, "The World's Greatest Criminal Mind"
Lady & the Tramp, "We Are Siamese"
Lion King, "Be Prepared"
101 Dalmatians, "Cruella Deville"
Hunchback of Notre Dame, "Hellfire"
UPDATE: OK I forgot there were talking gargoyles in Hunchback so it can count, you win!
[Domestic cats are destroying the planet]
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