Favorite Villain Songs?

GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 12:10pm
I've been on a villains kick lately. A lot of times they get the best song in the show. Favorites?

Little Girls - Annie
Poor Unfortunate Souls - The Little Mermaid
The Smell of Rebellion - Matilda
Tomorrow Belongs to Me Reprise - Cabaret
Loud - Matilda


I leave the room smiling.
Updated On: 7/7/13 at 12:10 PM
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 12:20pm
"Reviewing the Situation" - OLIVER!
"Revenge" - IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S SUPERMAN
darreyl102
Broadway Legend
joined:8/23/08
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 12:30pm
Velma's Revenge- Hairspray
Little Girls - Annie
Poor Unfortunate Souls - The Little Mermaid
Evil Woman- Xanadu
Be Prepared- The Lion King
A Freak Like Me Needs Company- Spiderman
Spread A Little Sunshine- Pippin
Red Shoe Blues and Reprise- The Wizard of OZ
Darreyl with an L!
gossipguy215
Stand-by
joined:3/2/13
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 01:05pm
"The Smell of Rebellion" is from MATILDA, not ANNIE.
Playbilly
Broadway Legend
joined:3/30/12
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 01:19pm
Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News - The Wiz

Little Girls - Annie

Mea Culpa - Sweeney Todd ( my fav villain song )
"Through The Sacrifice You Made, We Can't Believe The Price You Paid..For Love!"
GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 01:24pm
Ich. See what hangovers do? Fixed.
I leave the room smiling.
all that jazz
Broadway Legend
joined:4/5/12
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 02:00pm
My favorites are Last midnight from ITW and the title song from Spiderwoman.

slmlbl
Stand-by
joined:2/14/10
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 02:31pm
I will add:

The ballad of Farquaad- Shrek
Rita's Confession- Lucky Stiff
They Don't Know- Thoroughly Modern Millie
Queen of the Night
Featured Actor
joined:6/12/07
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 02:41pm
You definitely need "Falcon in the dive" from the Scarlet pimpernel on this list!
Musical Master
Broadway Star
joined:4/28/13
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 03:02pm
Hellfire- Hunchback of Notre Dame; enough said and done...
Mother Knows Best reprise- Tangled
Poor Unfortunate Souls- The Little Mermaid
Evil Woman- Xanadu

Even though it's a protagonist who sings this but: Epiphany from Sweeney Todd is perfect.


WhizzerMarvin TrinaJasonMendel
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/05
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 03:27pm
The villain song/performance that can't be beat for me is "Nobody Steps on Kafritz" from Henry, Sweet Henry. No one that I can think comes close to touching Alice Playten's brilliant comic stinker-ette.

Some other good ones:
"A Powerful Thing" from Steel Pier
"Just The Crust" from Skyscraper
"Wouldn't It Be Nice?" from The Wild Party
"A Paradox/Away, Away, My Heart's On Fire" from Pirates of Penzance
Marie: Don't be in such a hurry about that pretty little chippy in Frisco. Tony: Eh, she's a no chip!
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 03:47pm
"Molasses to Rum" from 1776, because it implicates the "heroes", if you will, as culprits. Uncomfortable but important to consider, and electrifying to behold when done well. Not to mention stylistically the most daring song in the score.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 04:21pm
No Bad News - The Wiz
Velma's Revenge - Hairspray
Little Girls - Annie
Poor Unfortunate Souls - The Little Mermaid
loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 04:47pm
I know it would never happen, but I would LOVE to have a Disney villains concert on Broadway! In my dream world, it would have:

Poor Unfortunate Souls- The Little Mermaid
Be Prepared- The Lion King
Shadow Man (or Friends on the Other Side)- Princess and the Frog
Mother Knows Best- Tangled
Heffalumps and Woozles- Winnie the Pooh
Mad Madam Mim- Sword in the Stone
Mine, Mine, Mine- Pocahontas
My Lullaby- Lion King 2
Cruella De Vil- 101 Dalmatians
Are You In or Out?- Aladdin & the King of Thieves
Bill of Sale- Pete's Dragon
Gaston- Beauty & the Beast
The Elegant Captain Hook- Peter Pan
Hellfire- Hunchback of Notre Dame
Snuff out the Light (cut from) Emperor's New Groove

....

okay, I'm done

NoName3
Broadway Star
joined:8/12/11
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 06:02pm
"We're Despicable" from Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
"Grand Knowing You" from She Loves Me
"Lonely Room" and "Poor Jud Is Dead" from Oklahoma!
"Brush Up Your Shakespeare" from Kiss Me Kate
"My Object All Sublime" from The Mikado
"When the Night Wind Howls" from Ruddigore
"If You Give Me Your Attention" and "Whene'er I Spoke" from Princess Ida
"The Whip" from Golden Dawn



Updated On: 7/7/13 at 06:02 PM
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 06:11pm
Johanna (Judge's Version) - Sweeney Todd
Molasses to Rum - 1776
Epiphany - Sweeney Todd
The Ballad of Booth - Assassins
Those Were the Good Old Days - Damn Yankees
No Bad News - The Wiz
Lonely Room - Oklahoma!
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
blocked: logan2, Diamonds3
broadway guy
Broadway Legend
joined:8/5/11
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 07:31pm
"Hellfire"- HUNCHBACK
" Dentist song"- LSH
" In the Dark of the night"-ANASTASIA
justoldbill
Broadway Star
joined:10/17/07
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 07:49pm
It Ain't Necessarily So
There's A Boat That's Leavin' Soon For New York

Well-well-well-what-do-you-think-of-that-I-have-nothing-here-to-pay-my-train-fare-with-only-large-bills-fives-and-sevens....
Updated On: 7/7/13 at 07:49 PM
PlainMushroomWit'
Swing
joined:2/19/13
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 07:51pm
"Cool, Cool, Considerate Men" from 1776
PlainMushroomWit'
Swing
joined:2/19/13
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 07:53pm
also "Feed Me (Git It)" from LITTLE SHOP
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 07:55pm
"Captain Hook's Waltz" from Peter Pan
Movidude742
Stand-by
joined:6/1/11
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 08:38pm
Is the Engineer a true villain?

If so I vote American Dream
also I endorse the previously mentioned Molasses to Rum
sanda
Broadway Legend
joined:11/10/04
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 09:28pm
Master of the house
OperaBwayLover
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/07
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 11:19pm
"Stars" from Les Miserables
"Where's The Girl" from The Scarlet Pimpernel
"Easy Street" from Annie
"What's Up Duloc" from Shrek
"A Freak Like Me Needs Company" from Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark(my guilty pleasure)
"Roxie" and "Nowadays" from Chicago (you could argue Roxie is a villain, given how she dupes her husband and the Illinois legal system)
"Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh" from Phantom of the Opera
"This Place is Mine" from Phantom
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/7/13 at 11:34pm
Steppin' To The Bad Side -- Dreamgirls
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After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Favorite Villain Songs?
Posted: 7/8/13 at 02:12am
All of Captain Hook's songs in Peter Pan, especially when performed by Cyril Ritchard.

Two superb comic songs with brilliant lyrics by E.Y. Harburg: "Never Be-Devil the Devil," and "Never Trust a Vigin," both performed by Cyril Ritchard.

From The Roar of the Greasepaint-The Smell of the Crowd: "A Wonderful Day Like Today," "Things to Remember," " Where Would You Be Without Me" all performed by Cyril Ritchard.

"Fiasco" in Coco is not the greatest song, but it gives the villain a chance to pull out all the stops. Rene Auberjonois scored a great success with it, and won a Tony Award. And in the York Theatre revival a few years back, David Turner did a great job with it.

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