Sunday, September 15, 2013
Top Six Favorite Villain Songs
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I love the part in the movie/musical when the story moves away from the heroes for a moment.... and we descend into the depths of the Antagonist's lair. Here, they are either revealing their plan to their minions, or hatching some devious new plot. Or perhaps they are engaged in a reflective monologue, looking into the depths of their own soul. Maybe they're just rejoicing in how evil they are.
Whatever their doing, the Villain gets their one moment of being the star as they break out in a wonderfully devious song, showing the audience just what they're capable of.
I love it.
If I ever played a villain, I'd want a villain song. XD
And so, without further delay, I give you my list of favorite villain songs. Enjoy!
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Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Villain: Claude Frollo
Comments: Claude Frollo is like the Pharisees from Jesus's day.... only he's in Fifteenth Century France. (I think that's the right time period... if it's not, correct me, please. ;)
Not only that, but he's completely delusional, and apparently suffers from severe paranoia, hallucinations, and xenophobia. This song is where it all comes to light.
#2: No Good Deed
Notes: Elphaba isn't really a villain at this point, but this is where she makes the decision to become one. It's heartbreaking, really. Seeing the origin story of the Wicked Witch of the West makes you see The Wizard of Oz in a whole new light.
(I apologize that I could not use footage from the actual musical, but all of those were of very poor quality.)
#3: Brand New Day
Movie: Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog
Villain: Doctor Horrible
Notes: I did not use the original video of this song; instead I have opted to use a version in which Dr. Horrible is replaced by Amon, from Legend of Korra. Partly because I like Amon as a villain, and partly because some of the things from the musical Dr. Horrible are not so great. Thus you will hear the song as sung by the infamous Amon, leader of the Equalists. :)
Movie: Elmo in Grouchland
Notes: Despite the fact that it was meant for little kids, this movie actually had a really good villain, played by Mandy Patinken (otherwise known as Inigo Montoya). And he has one of the best songs. ;D
#5: Mother Knows Best
Villain: Mother Gothel
Notes: Catchiest song... ever.
#6: How Could I Refuse?
Movie: Barbie in The Princess and the Pauper
Notes: Barbie movies are usually all the same, but I really did like this song, and this villain. Especially when I was a kid. :)
(Once again, I couldn't find actual footage of the movie that was good quality. So I included a picture of Preminger to go with the video.)
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Well, I hope you've enjoyed these villain songs. If you know any other good ones, be sure to tell me about them!
(Disclaimer: I own none of these songs, nor the videos that go with them. All credit goes to their respective owners.)