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(io9)   The 36 greatest super-villain musical numbers of all time. (Bonus: not a slideshow)   (io9.com) divider line 112
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2013-01-24 02:29:18 PM
Dr. Evil and Mini Me doing Hard Knock LIfe, accept no substitutes
 
2013-01-24 02:35:35 PM
BOOOOOOO! For no Dr. Horrible Singalong blog!
 
2013-01-24 03:22:58 PM
And Sweet from Buffy is on there.
 
2013-01-24 03:33:10 PM
Very pleased to see Christopher Lee's star turn as "the evil Mr. midnight" in Captain invicible  made the list.  What other villain has ever so convincingly sang a song that used cocktail names as the lyrics to a song ethnic cleansing?
 
2013-01-24 03:34:52 PM
10. Nightmare Before Christmas, "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" (1993)
Lots of folks probably expected the Oogie Boogie song, but no. The little trio of kiddie monsters are way scarier, and a lot more fun.


IMO, this one doesn't really qualify because the 'trio of kiddie monsters' are not super-villains, they are only the super-villain's (Oogie's) henchmen -- and not very bright.
 
2013-01-24 04:23:57 PM

Cythraul: BOOOOOOO! For no Dr. Horrible Singalong blog!


FTA:  22. Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog, "Freeze Ray" (2008)
 
2013-01-24 04:24:52 PM
I would have been pissed too, Cythraul :)
 
2013-01-24 05:30:00 PM
Hellfire from Hunchback of Notre Dame should be much higher than an honorable mention
 
2013-01-24 05:32:01 PM

texdent: And Sweet from Buffy is on there.


I'd forgotten just how good that was. And jailbait Michelle Trachtenberg....
 
2013-01-24 05:34:24 PM
12. Batman: The Brave And Bold, "Drives Us Bats"

Woot!
 
2013-01-24 05:44:02 PM
That was a fun list!
 
2013-01-24 06:04:52 PM
Does it count if the music IS the villain?

Samurai Jack Rave
 
2013-01-24 06:15:59 PM
where there's a whip - there's a way!  I haven't heard that song in forever.
 
2013-01-24 06:24:42 PM
So many great ones.  I was going to nerdrage until I saw Freeze Ray from DHSAB.  I would have also included "Sweet Transvestite" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Honourable mention also to Ursula's "Poor, unfortunate souls" from the Little Mermaid.
 
2013-01-24 06:26:21 PM
I know they gave it an honorable mention, but "Be Prepared" is awesome and should be on the list proper.
 
2013-01-24 06:27:16 PM
and if they are counting steve martin as a super-villian, where are some of Dr. Doofenshrmirtz's musical numbers?
 
2013-01-24 06:50:46 PM
No Jafar (it's a reprise, but awesome)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR2Qqh-yHEU
 
2013-01-24 06:52:21 PM

unyon: So many great ones.  I was going to nerdrage until I saw Freeze Ray from DHSAB.  I would have also included "Sweet Transvestite" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Honourable mention also to Ursula's "Poor, unfortunate souls" from the Little Mermaid.


Damn it, i came too late to pump for Sweet Transvetite.
 
2013-01-24 06:58:56 PM
Frog Charo looks disturbingly like Nikki Minaj.
 
2013-01-24 07:06:40 PM
Tragic lack of Rocky Horror in the list.
 
2013-01-24 07:07:35 PM

Cythraul: BOOOOOOO! For no Dr. Horrible Singalong blog!


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2013-01-24 07:13:04 PM
No Mac the Knife from the "Three Penny Opera"? Wimpy list is wimpy.
 
2013-01-24 07:14:32 PM
I don't know what they mean about songs being in their "wheelhouse," but any list without "Be Prepared" in the top 10 is invalid.

I love Dr. Horrible, but he is nothing compared to Jeremy Irons singing and goose-stepping hyenas.
 
2013-01-24 07:16:53 PM
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2013-01-24 07:18:24 PM
29. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I Want It Now (1971): What is a "bean feast?"

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I'd feast on her bean, if you get my drift...

/too soon?
// oh, sorry. I meant her bean...:

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2013-01-24 07:21:16 PM
No Sideshow Bob/Gilbert & Sullivan?
No Dr Terwilliger?
No sword and magic hewmet?!?

Plus all the other mentions. Bad list is bad.
 
2013-01-24 07:21:21 PM
In the comments, the author says she didn't include Rocky Horror because she doesn't consider Frank to be a villain.
 
2013-01-24 07:25:52 PM
The Expendables: The Musical is pretty good. (NSFW languages)
 
2013-01-24 07:29:33 PM

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 426x252]


Definitely a major oversight.
 
2013-01-24 07:32:22 PM

ArkAngel: Hellfire from Hunchback of Notre Dame should be much higher than an honorable mention


ManateeGag: I know they gave it an honorable mention, but "Be Prepared" is awesome and should be on the list proper.


This, that, these and those.
 
2013-01-24 07:35:06 PM

Weaver95: where there's a whip - there's a way! I haven't heard that song in forever.


And it's incorrectly credited to The Lord of the Rings(1978), it's from The Return of the King(1980, TV)
 
2013-01-24 07:36:13 PM

Uzzah: 29. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I Want It Now (1971): What is a "bean feast?"

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I'd feast on her bean, if you get my drift...


I had the biggest crush on her when I was a  young lad.
 
2013-01-24 07:37:12 PM

ArkAngel: Hellfire from Hunchback of Notre Dame should be much higher than an honorable mention


This. Probably the most twisted song featured in a Disney movie.
 
2013-01-24 07:38:36 PM

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 426x252]


Erix: Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 426x252]

Definitely a major oversight.



Which of course is homage to the even better freakier "Do-Me-Do Duds" sung by Hans Konreid in The 5000 Fingers of Dr T.
 
2013-01-24 07:42:43 PM

runcible spork: No Dr Terwilliger?


Who?
 
2013-01-24 07:46:37 PM

fusillade762: runcible spork: No Dr Terwilliger?

Who?



The titular Dr T.. I think the Simpsons name-checked him as a pseudonym for Sideshow Bob in one or more of the episodes.
 
2013-01-24 07:51:26 PM

farkeruk: No Jafar (it's a reprise, but awesome)?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR2Qqh-yHEU


This one, which was originally supposed to be Jafar's big number, is even better. It was one of the last songs Howard Ashman wrote with Menken. (That's them singing it together.) Jeffrey Katzenberg nixed it because he felt it was too dark for what was essentially an upbeat movie, so he had them replace it with the Prince Ali reprise. A large part of the reason for the whole mean-spiritedness of the lyrics was due to Howard Ashman going through a particularly angry period over his body deteriorating from having AIDS. I'm hoping that they finally animate it and add the song back in like they did the Human Again number from Beauty and the Beast, but I fear that's not too likely. At lest we have the storyboards to go along with the song to see how it would have played out.
 
2013-01-24 07:53:19 PM
FTA: 19. The Emperor's New Groove, "Yzma's Song" (2000)
The tragically cut song, performed by Eartha Kitt. Seriously, why do you cast Eartha Kitt if you're not going to let her sing? SHAME ON YOU DISNEY.


Well, I can see why they dropped it. While it is a good song, it total does not fit the character. The rest of the movie she is wanting to be the Emperor, why should she sing a song about living forever or fighting the sun?
 
2013-01-24 07:59:59 PM

runcible spork: fusillade762: runcible spork: No Dr Terwilliger?

Who?

The titular Dr T.. I think the Simpsons name-checked him as a pseudonym for Sideshow Bob in one or more of the episodes.


Groening and the writers did confirm in one of the audio commentaries that Sideshow Bob's last name was a direct reference to Dr T and the 5000 Fingers.

But for me personally, while Dress Me Up In My Do-Mi-Do Duds is a fun little number, it's more of a song that just happens to be sung by the villain than an actual Villain Song.

/bonus: lyrics by Dr Seuss
 
2013-01-24 08:02:13 PM
Lame, no Toxic Love, and Be Prepared only got a runner up nod.
 
2013-01-24 08:07:15 PM
While we're doing the nostalgia thing, list fails without Vincent Price as Professor Ratigan in "The Great Mouse Detective".

Albeit, list has "Gaston", so close enough, I guess.
 
2013-01-24 08:08:36 PM

gunga galunga: it's more of a song that just happens to be sung by the villain than an actual Villain Song



I see your point, but anyone who would sing that song has an irredeemably twisted and evil mind.
 
2013-01-24 08:11:58 PM

Junzi Nicuzn: Lame, no Toxic Love,


It was number 7.
 
2013-01-24 08:19:13 PM
Finally some love for Rock & Rule.

I miss USA Up All Night ...
 
2013-01-24 08:21:03 PM

Junzi Nicuzn: Lame, no Toxic Love, and Be Prepared only got a runner up nod.


Thank you. I get leaving out Sweet Transvestite, but no Toxic Love? No Tim Curry at his absolute sleaziest? Price and Great Mouse Detective (Yes, there's an HM for World's Greatest Criminal Mind, but Goodbye So Soon doesn't even get that!)? Jeremy Irons' Be Prepared and the late Tony Jay's Hellfire only get an HM? And she goes out of her way to explicitly mention that she's snubbing Oogie's Song. What does this writer have against the sleazy, jazzy numbers, those are the best! At least she included You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, even if she didn't give Karloff any credit, dude didn't sing that often.
 
2013-01-24 08:23:02 PM
Since the one and only Grinch made the list, I'm ok with this list.
 
2013-01-24 08:24:58 PM

Last Man on Earth: At least she included You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, even if she didn't give Karloff any credit, dude didn't sing that often.



Karloff narrated. The singing was done by Thurl Ravenscroft, who among many other wonderful things was the voice of Tony the Tiger ("They're greeeat!")
 
2013-01-24 08:28:14 PM

runcible spork: Last Man on Earth: At least she included You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, even if she didn't give Karloff any credit, dude didn't sing that often.

Karloff narrated. The singing was done by Thurl Ravenscroft, who among many other wonderful things was the voice of Tony the Tiger ("They're greeeat!")


Really? Huh. Could have sworn I remember hearing he sang as well. Guess I'm misremembering. Even if it was just narrating, blew my mind when I found out.

gunga galunga: Junzi Nicuzn: Lame, no Toxic Love,

It was number 7.


Huh, totally missed that. I stand corrected. Guess I should've looked more closely.
 
2013-01-24 08:41:32 PM
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Made my day
 
2013-01-24 08:47:46 PM

The Muthaship: Dr. Evil and Mini Me doing Hard Knock LIfe, accept no substitutes


done in one
 
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