It is just a coincidence that I decided to publish this blog post after the Republicans regain control of the House. Pure coincidence. But then The Mob Song fits IsaniTEA drinkers quite well. So Be Prepared. Damn our Poor Unfortunate Souls! Still cannot get over the fact that the new Speaker is named Boehner. Back to this post. I was watching a YouTube video upload of the Circle of Life scene in the Lion King when I read a user comment that Disney produced some of the the best villain songs ever. Then I remembered Scar. Oooh. S-E-X-Y B-E-A-S-T. Because a hotter than hell Brit actor voiced this cold feline killer. Before I veer farther from the topic, I must admit that the YouTube user hit the nail on the head. No one makes villain songs like the animation kingdom of dear Uncle Walt.
NUMBER TEN: SAVAGES
Colonizers and their racist remarks still ring true at present. Hello Arizona.
VILLAIN IN QUESTION: Governor Ratcliffe
CHOICE LINES: Their whole disgusting race is like a curse/ Their skin’s a hellish red/ They’re only good when dead
NUMBER NINE: GASTON
Spell N-A-R-C-I-S-S-I-S-T-I-C. I hope narcissistic people has a special place in hell.
FILM: Beauty and the Beast
VILLAIN IN QUESTION : Gaston and his adoring fans
CHOICE LINES: Then goes tromping around wearing boots like Gaston/ I use antlers in all my decorating/ My what a guy, Gaston!
NUMBER EIGHT: THE SIAMESE CAT SONG
These bad felines do not spare babies in their nefarious deeds. Just according cats additional bad bad name.
FILM: The Lady and the Tramp
VILLAIN IN QUESTION: Si and Am
CHOICE LINES: Do you hear what I hear a baby cry/ Where we finding baby there’s milk nearby/ And if we could look in baby buggy there could be/ Plenty of milk for you and also some for me
NUMBER SEVEN: HELLFIRE
Theme song of disgraced priests?
FILM: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
VILLAIN IN QUESTION: Judge Claude Frollo
CHOICE LINES: Protect me Maria/ Don’t let this siren cast her spell/ Don’t let her fire sear my flesh and bone/ Destroy Esmeralda/ And let her taste the fires of hell/ Or else let her be mine and mine alone
NUMBER SIX: OOGIE BOOGIE’S SONG
He kidnapped Santa Claus and he is mocking the most popular resident of North Pole in this song.
FILM: The Nightmare before Christmas
VILLAIN IN QUESTION: Oogie Boogie
CHOICE LINES: I might just cook a special batch/ Of snake and spider stew/ And don’t ya know the one thing/ That it would make it work so nice?/ A roly-poly Santa Claws to add a little spice
NUMBER FIVE: FRIENDS ON THE OTHER SIDE
One of the creepiest ever.
FILM: The Princess and the Frog
VILLAIN IN QUESTION: Dr. Facilier
CHOICE LINES: You’re changing you’re changing you’re changing alright/ And I hope you’re satisfied but if you ain’t don’t blame me/ You can blame my friends on the other side
NUMBER FOUR: CRUELLA DE VILLE
Unlike the rest of songs included in this list, Cruella did not perform her melodic homage. But a villain song with a touch of jazz deserves a spot.
FILM: 101 Dalmatians
VILLAIN IN QUESTION: Cruella De Ville
CHOICE LINES: This vampire bat, this inhuman beast/ She ought to be locked up and never released/ The whole world was such a wholesome place/ Until Cruella, Cruella De Ville
NUMBER THREE: THE MOB SONG
Ignorance is sometimes a bliss but I consider it dangerous.
FILM: Beauty and the Beast
VILLAIN IN QUESTION: the mob
CHOICE LINES: We don’t like what we don’t understand/ In fact it scares us/ And this monster is mysterious at least
NUMBER TWO: POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS
This famous sea witch tricked naive Princess Ariel into trading her beautiful voice for a pair of legs. Ursula eats a couple of these unfortunate souls like a beer nuts while belting out her sinister tune. Curious of that cool chant in the end: Beluga, Sevruga/ Come winds of the Caspian Sea/ Larynxes, glossitis/ Et max Laryngitis/ La voce to me? Beluga and Servuga are some of the highest-priced caviars out there. The other one is Ossetra.
FILM: The Little Mermaid
VILLAIN IN QUESTION: Ursula
CHOICE LINES: Now it’s happened once or twice/ Someone couldn’t pay the price/ And I’m afraid I had to rake ‘em ‘cross the coals
NUMBER ONE: BE PREPARED
Scar is so evil. Killing his brother is not enough that he has to include adorable Simba. Plus he revealed his little plan against the future king of Pride Rock in a most nonchalant manner. Like it slipped out of mind. Like a forgottenfootnote. Cold.
FILM: Lion King
VILLAIN IN QUESTION: Scar
CHOICE LINES: Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared/ Be prepared