Songs About Crimes and Criminals

Top 100 Pop Songs About Crime and Criminals

1. Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
2. Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash
3. Mack the Knife – Bobby Darrin (writen by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht)
4. Bad Boys – Inner Circle (Theme from COPS)
5. I Shot the Sheriff – Eric Clapton
6. Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
7. Hurricane – Bob Dylan (Rubin “Hurricane” Carter)
8. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
9. Jenny Was A Friend of Mine – The Killers
10. Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
11. Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller Band
12. Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price
13. Breakin’ The Law – Judas Priest
14. Strange Fruit – Billy Holliday
15. I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats (Brenda Ann Spencer)
16. Midnight Rambler – The Rolling Stones
17. Chain Gang – Sam Cooke
18. One Piece at a Time – Johnny Cash
19. Bang Bang – Cher
20. Sunny Came Home – Shawn Colvin
21. Criminal – Fiona Apple
22. Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi
23. Deep Red Bells – Neko Case
24. Informer – Snow
25. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
26. Renegade – Styx
27. No Rest For The Wicked – Cage The Elephant
28. Tom Dooley – The Kingston Trio
29. Helter Skelter – The Beatles
30. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – The Beatles
31. Goodbye Earl – The Dixie Chicks
32. I Fought The Law – The Bobby Fuller Four
33. Delilah – Tom Jones
34. Don’t Take Me Alive – Steely Dan
35. Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello
36. Twilight Zone – Golden Earring
37. House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
38. Been Caught Stealing – Jane’s Addiction
39. Criminal – Britney Spears
40. Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar? – various
41. Runaway Train – Soul Asylum
42. Psycho Killer – The Talking Heads
43. The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia – Vikki Lawrence
44. Excitable Boy – Warren Zevon
45. Smuggler’s Blues – Glenn Frey
46. Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio
47. Desperado – The Eagles
48. Gypsies Tramps and Thieves – Cher
49. Straight Outta Compton – N.W.A.
50. Stan – Eminem featuring Dido
51. Big Iron – Marty Robbins
52. The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace
53. Little Black Backpack – Stroke 9
54. Paper Planes – M.I.A.
55. Billy the Kid – Billy Joel
56. The Killing Of Georgie (Part I And II) – Rod Stewart
57. Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair – Bessie Smith
58. Used To Love Her – Guns N’ Roses
59. Ma Baker – Money M.
60. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – AC/DC
61. Knockin On Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
62. Janie’s Got A Gun – Aerosmith
63. The Old Apartment – Barenaked Ladies
64. Annie Christian – Prince
65. Ride Like The Wind – Christopher Cross
66. Jailbreak – Thin Lizzie
67. Nebraska – Bruce Springsteen
68. Lay Me Down – Dirty Heads
69. no body, no crime – Taylor Swift featuring HAIM
70. Ohio – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
71. Bullets In The Gun – Toby Keith
72. Kid Charlemagne – Steely Dan
73. Georgia Lee – Tom Waits
74. The Hanging Tree – James Newton Howard and Jennifer Lawrence
75. Killer’s Eyes – The Kinks
76. Bankrobber – The Clash
77. Murder Was The Case – Snoop Dog
78. Pretty Boy Floyd – Woody Guthrie
79. Break The Rules – Charlie XCX
80. Dream Police – Cheap Trick
81. Authority Song – John Mellencamp
82. Lawyers, Guns and Money – Warren Zevon
83. Go-Go Boots – Drive-By Truckers
84. Polly – Nirvana
85. Run Joey Run – David Geddes
86. I’m Your Pusher – Ice-T
87. 1913 Massacre – Woody Guthrie
88. Wrong ‘Em Boyo – The Clash
89. Suffer Little Children – The Smiths
90. Firestarter – The Prodigy
91. Let Him Dangle – Elvis Costello
92. Cocaine Blues – Johnny Cash
93. Car Radio – Twenty One Pilots
94. Darkness – Eminem
95. Son of Sam – Deadboys (David Berkowitz)
96. Ballad of Lizzie Borden – Chad Mitchell
97. Mr. Garfield – Johnny Cash
98. The Last Of The Famous International Playboys – Morrissey
99. Tommy Gun – The Clash
100. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? – R.E.M.
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