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Revenge Playlist: 90 Songs About Getting Even

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Make a fun revenge playlist with these rock, pop, and country songs. Because sometimes karma needs a little push in the right direction.

Make a fun revenge playlist with these rock, pop, and country songs. Because sometimes karma needs a little push in the right direction.

When Karma Needs a Little Nudge

Sometimes you have to say, "Oh, to hell with 'living well.'" On occasion, karma needs a little nudge. Or maybe a kick in the pants. (As if you've never sought revenge!)

For me, a little friendly revenge is ideal for those special situations when someone intentionally inflicts harm for no apparent reason, shows little mercy, and gives no sign of letting up. When rationality fails, striking back can at least make you feel better.

1. "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift

Have you ever had a relationship in which a lover did something to completely ruin your trust? As Taylor Swift notes in this 2014 song, "Bandaids don't fix bullet holes." There will be no forgiveness here.

Most vengeful lyrics: "(Hey) now we got problems, and I don't think we can solve them. You made a really deep cut, and baby, now we got bad blood."

2. "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon

One of Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time, this 1972 hit is about a narcissistic ex-lover who made promises and didn't keep them. Ultimately, he was his own biggest fanboy.

The classic song has spun a legendary guessing game over who it's really about. In her 2015 memoir, Simon revealed that it's about Warren Beatty and two other men. Mick Jagger has been one of the other suspected culprits. She has denied the song is about her ex-husband James Taylor.

Bittermost lyrics: "You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you. Don't you? Don't you?

"Living well is the best revenge." - George Herbert, Welsh poet

"Living well is the best revenge." - George Herbert, Welsh poet

3. "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

This 2004 song takes the perspective that living well is the best revenge. The narrator gives the middle finger to the ex-boyfriend who wronged her.

Most spiteful lyrics: "But since you been gone, I can breathe for the first time. I'm so moving on."

4. “The One in the Middle" by Sarah Johns

In this 2007 song, the betrayed woman tells the boyfriend who cheated on her to shove off and has some choice descriptors for the woman who stole him away.

Most biting lyrics: "You've fooled around and a'wrecked my heart. She's just a skank rode hard and put up. Well, good luck."

5. "Pray for You" by Jaron and the Long Way Home

In this 2010 dark comedy song, the narrator has found his way back to church after a broken relationship, and he's praying hard. He listens to the preacher say that you cannot hate others, that you need to pray for them. And so he prays for all kinds of misfortune to befall his former sweetheart.

Most vengeful lyrics: "I pray your tire blows out at 110."

"The point of revenge is not in the completion but in the process." - Park Chan-wook, South Korean film director

"The point of revenge is not in the completion but in the process." - Park Chan-wook, South Korean film director

6. “So What” by Pink

Betrayed by love, Pink shows her ex in this 2008 revenge song that she'll be just fine and she didn't need him anyway.

Best vengeance lines: "So, so what? I'm still a rock star. I got my rock moves, and I don't need you. And guess what. I'm having more fun. And now that we're done, I'm gonna show you tonight."

7. "Better Than Revenge" by Taylor Swift

You just don't cross some chicks. They'll make a game of vengeance. In this 2010 song, Taylor's man was stolen by someone who is "better known for the things that she does on the mattress." Taylor didn't see it coming, but she is determined to have the last word.

Best bitter b*tch lyrics: "She should keep in mind there is nothing I do better than revenge, ha."

8. "Gives You Hell" by All-American Rejects

Whether it's a boss, a frenemy, or an old flame who caused you grief, this 2008 song conveys revenge in a fun way: have an awful life.

Best bad wishes: "When you find a man that's worth a damn and treats you well
then he's a fool you're just as well. Hope it gives you hell."

9. "Kiss This" by Aaron Tippin

If you've ever been cheated on, you probably have dreams of telling your no good, two-timing lover off in front of a crowd. In this 2000 song, that's exactly what this half-drunk woman did. She gave him a dressing down that no one will forget.

Most spiteful lyrics: "Why don't you kiss, kiss this? And I don't mean on my rosy red lips."

10. “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake

Some people can forgive a lover who strays while others never can. It'll be a cold day in Hell before the man in this 2002 song feels sorry for the woman who stepped out on him. The song is reported to be about Britney Spears' betrayal of Justin Timberlake.

Most seething lines: “Your bridges were burned, and now it’s your turn to cry. Cry me a river.”

11. "Picture to Burn" by Taylor Swift

Realizing that your love interest is a self-obsessed heiney hole is upsetting. But the important part is what you do about it. If you're like Taylor Swift in this 2008 song, you seek revenge by threatening to date all of his friends and sicking your daddy on the poor fella.

Best revenge lyrics: "So go and tell your friends that I'm obsessive and crazy. That's fine! I'll tell mine you're gay."

12. "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra

In dealing with a cheating man, the lady in this 1966 song has had enough. She's turning the tables on him with a promise that he is going to get his comeuppance for his cheating, lying and bad behavior.

Most heart squashing lyrics: "These boots are made for walking, and that's just what they'll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you."

13. "Payback" by Rascal Flatts

The man in this 2014 song notices a fine-looking lady in a bar who seems a little out of place. He knows the type: recently been done wrong, wants to settle the score with her ex-boyfriend. He's more than happy to help out. What a guy!

Best revenge lyrics: "We can show him what he can't have, if you wanna play that game. Yeah, baby I can be your payback."

"No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place." - Meir Kahane, American rabbi

"No trait is more justified than revenge in the right time and place." - Meir Kahane, American rabbi

14. "White Liar" by Miranda Lambert

In this 2009 song, there are veiled threats to a no good lying man who just won't come clean. The female narrator lets her man know that that the truth always comes out eventually, and when it does there will be hell to pay. Confess your sins or consider yourself warned.

Best vindictive lyrics: You better be careful what you do. I wouldn't wanna be in your shoes if they ever found you out. ... I got friends in this town."

15. "Forget You" by Cee Lo Green

When the man in this 2010 song has his heart broken by a gold digging gal pal, he pours out his anger and heartache regarding her and her new beau.

Most vengeful lyrics: "I pity the fool that falls in love with you oh ... Oh ssh she's a gold digger."

16. "Dear John" by Taylor Swift

This 2010 song is an open letter to John Mayer, Taylor Swift's womanizing ex-boyfriend 12 years her senior. She claims that he was manipulative and took advantage of her. Her revenge was to shame him through song.

Best shame lyrics: “I lived in your chess game, but you changed the rules every day, wondering which version of you I might get on the phone. Tonight, well, I stopped pickin’ it up, and this song is to let you know why.”

17. "Irreplaceable" by Beyonce

Queen B delivers a searing kick in the gonads to her cheating man in this unforgettable 2006 hit. She warns him, "You must not know 'bout me," piles all his stuff in a box to the left, to the left, and calls a cab to haul his sorry you-know-what off. Good riddance.

Most spiteful lyrics: "I could have another you in a minute, matter of fact he'll be here in a minute, baby."

18. "Revenge of a Middle Aged Woman" by Tracy Byrd

Sometimes the best way to exact revenge is through the bank account. When a forty-something year old wife discovered her husband's affairs, she places an ad for his two year old Mercedes in the local paper for $700. The hot cowboy who shows up to buy the car also gets the husband's Arnold Palmer golf clubs, a little nookie, and complimentary breakfast (charged to the husband's credit card). Ewww, burn! What a fun getting even song (2005).

Best revenge lyrics: "It was a classic case of a woman scorned. She'll make that man wish he had never been born."

"While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself." - Douglas Horton, American clergyman

"While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself." - Douglas Horton, American clergyman

19. "Take It Back" by Reba McEntire

The woman in this 1992 song has waited at home one too many nights while her cheating man has dipped his wand in another pond then lied about it. She ain't having no more of it. Like any good country woman she's throwing his stuff out on the front lawn (or the street, take your pick). If you don't think that stuff really happens, I can tell you it really does.

Most vengeful lyrics: "I hate to steal your thunder, but your playing days are through. At least they are with me cause babe, I got no use for you."

20. "Whatcha Think About That?" by Pussycat Dolls

Turnabout is fair play. That's what the woman in this 2008 song has decided after she realizes she's always on the losing end of a man who has claims to be broke, doesn't take her out, runs the streets, and gets a little side action.

Most vindictive lyrics: "Tonight you're gonna call me a thousand times. Tonight I'mma make up a thousand lies."

Mean people suck.  But how'd they get they way?  And what are you going to do about it?

Mean people suck. But how'd they get they way? And what are you going to do about it?

21. "Hit Em Up Style" by Blu Cantrell

When the woman in this 2001 song caught her man cheating, she didn't cry her pretty little eyes out, she went shopping — with his credit cards. She drained his bank accounts, sold all of his belongings, and ruined his credit by failing to pay his bills on time.

Most spiteful lyrics: "All of the things I sold, it will take you until you get old to get 'em back without me 'cause revenge is better than money, you see."

22. "Smile" by Lily Allen

There's one bitter lady giggling her way through this broken relationship. In this 2006 song, an ex-boyfriend is sorry for his transgressions and wants her back, but all she can muster is a smile.

Most searing lyrics: "At first when I see you cry, yeah, it makes me smile."

23. "Someone Will Pay" by Justin Townes Earl

In this 2015 song, someone needs to look over his shoulder for a long time because of the lie he or she has told. The narrator is willing to make it his mission in life to make the person pay dearly, even if it means following them to the gates of Hell.

Most threatening lyrics: "Don’t you think that I’ll forget. Might take years. I’ll get even yet on my Mama’s life. Someone will pay for the way you lied."

24. "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette

This Grammy-winning 1995 song is about a scorned woman who lashes out at an ex-lover. He has replaced way too easily with someone new, and she just doesn't understand. Following promises of forever love, he's on to the next new thing while she still suffers psychological torment.

Most seething lyrics: “Everytime I scratch my nails down someone else’s back, I hope you feel it.”

25. "Don't Think of Me" by Dido

Oh, this one digs at nagging insecurities. Old lovers know where they're kept and how to exploit them. In this 2000 song, an ex-girlfriend plays the buddy who attempts to wish the new couple well but lets a very disturbing rumor slip out.

Lyrics with clearest evil intent: "I know she spreads sweet honey. In fact, your best friend I heard he spent last night with her. Now, how do you feel?"

26. "Trailer for Rent" by Pistol Annies

Sick of 10 years of playing wife to an alcoholic husband and still living in a beat up trailer, the woman in this 2008 decides to get even by placing an ad in the local paper. She's renting out the trailer right out from under him. Pistol Annies is a group that consisted of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley.

Best "take that" lyrics: "I played the Mrs. and I've done the dishes. 'Bout time somebody got the hell out."

Some people worry that if you imitate the spiteful, negative behavior of those who do you harm, there's little that sets you apart from them.  What do you think?

Some people worry that if you imitate the spiteful, negative behavior of those who do you harm, there's little that sets you apart from them. What do you think?

"I hate you. Seriously." In counted cross stitch.

"I hate you. Seriously." In counted cross stitch.

27. "Killing Him" by Amy LaVere

What a haunting song this 2007 indie folk tune is. A woman's lover didn't come home until the light of day so she argued with him all day then took a knife to him. Now she occupies a jail cell while he still occupies her heart.

Most poignant revenge lyrics: "Killing him didn't make the love go away."

28. "Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea

The female narrator in this 2014 song is hell-bent on making sure her man is sorry he ever met her. Their love affair has turned sour. Way sour. And now she sings, "I'm gonna love you until you hate me. And I'm gonna show you what's really crazy." She's a bunny boiler alright, dead-set on messing him up for a long time.

Bittermost lyrics: "'Cause this here is fatal attraction, so I take it all or I don't want sh*t."

29. "Goodbye Earl" by The Chicks

What do you do when your BFF's redneck estranged husband stalks her and puts her in intensive care with his physical abuse? If you're the characters in this song, then you poison his black-eyed peas. (The 2000 song is meant to be a dark comedy.)

Most vicious lines: "You're feelin' weak? Why don't you lay down and sleep, Earl. Ain't it dark wrapped up in that tarp, Earl."

30. "Kerosene" by Miranda Lambert

In this 2005 song, the broken hearted narrator is "giving up on love 'cause love's given up on me." She's tired of being lied to and cheated on, so she's recently taken up smoking, a liking for kerosene, and the little lady will be ready to strike a match to get even in the most evil way possible.

Meanest vengeful lyric: “Light ’em up and watch them burn, teach them what they need to learn. Ha!”

31. "Sh*t List" by L7

This angry 1992 song strikes out at all of the people who have angered the narrator. Out of revenge, she keeps a list of people she wants to seek vengeance upon.

Most malicious lyrics: "I grab my pen and I write up a list, of all the people that won't be missed. You made my shit list."

32. "One Way Or Another" by Blondie

Call me utterly naïve, but when I was gleefully singing along with this hit as a kid in the 1970s, I had no idea it was about an ex-lover vengefully stalking a woman. Based on lead singer Debbie Harry's own stalking experience, the 1979 song details a man's plans to follow his ex-lover all over town and "getcha getcha getcha."

Psycho revenge lyrics: "I will drive past your house, and if the lights are all down I'll see who's around ... ."

33. "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood

Don't even think about cheating on the woman in this 2006 song. This b*tch will get even and then some. But here's what I wonder: before inflicting major property damage on boyfriend's vehicle, did she consider that it might influence her own future dating prospects?

Most vengeful lyrics: "I dug my key into the side of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive, carved my name into his leather seats. I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights. I slashed a hole in all four tires. Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats."

34. "The Thunder Rolls" by Garth Brooks

The wife in this 1991 song is worried alright. It's 3:30 a.m. and there's a terrible storm brewing outside and her husband has been a no call/no show. There she is in her flannel gown and he in he waltzes smelling of another woman's perfume. Oh, no you don't! There will be major repercussions here, buddy.

Eeriest vengeance lyrics: "She runs back down the hallway to the bedroom door. She reaches for the pistol kept in the dresser drawer ...tells the lady in the mirror 'he won't do this again.'"

"Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge." - Scott Adams

"Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge." - Scott Adams

35. "Decoration Day" by Drive by Truckers

This 2003 Southern rock song tells the story of a heated, violent intergenerational feud between two families that has gone on so long that no one recalls the event that spawned it. They've beaten each other's kinfolk to inches of their lives over ... what?

Most shameful revenge lyrics: "I don't know the name of that boy we tied down and beat till he just couldn't walk anymore."

36. “Bust Your Windows” by Jazmine Sullivan

After years of being played, the woman in this 2008 song wants to teach her cheating man a lesson by taking a crow bar to his car. Can't you hear the shattering glass now?

Most twisted lyrics: “I bust the windows out your car. You should feel lucky that that’s all I did.”

37. "Two Black Cadillacs" by Carrie Underwood

What's worse than lying and cheating on one woman? Doing it to two women and having them team up on you. That's just what happened in this 2012 song when a wife and mistress plot revenge together then see one another at the graveside service, burying their secret along with their dead lover.

Most chilling lyrics: "Two months ago his wife called the number on his phone. Turns out he'd been lying to both of them for oh, so long. They decided then he’d never get away with doing this to them. Two black Cadillacs waiting for the right time, right time."

38. "A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash

This classic 1969 song tells the story of a three-year old boy who was abandoned by his father. His only contribution to the boy's life was an effeminate name, "Sue." Sadly, the child grew up suffering bullying and shame because of the name. He became determined to one day exact revenge and kill the man who named him. One day in a bar he got that chance. However, he was met with surprising information.

Most vicious revenge lyrics: "I'd roam from town to town to hide my shame. But I made a vow to the moon and stars that I'd search the honky tonks and bars and kill that man who gave me that awful name."

"If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?" - William Shakespeare

"If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?" - William Shakespeare

Even More Songs About Seeking Revenge

SongArtistYear Released

39. Fist City

Loretta Lynn


40. Red High Heels

Kellie Pickler


41. The Payback

James Brown


42. Gunpowder and Lead

Miranda Lambert


43. Rolling In the Deep



44. Fighter

Christina Aguilera


45. That's What You Get



46. Revenge Is Sweeter (Than You Ever Were)

The Veronicas


47. Foundations

Kate Nash


48. Wide Awake

Katy Perry


49. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (Angry American)

Toby Keith


50. War Paint

Lorrie Morgan


51. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)



52. My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)

En Vogue


53. Looking Back Now

Maggie Rose


54. Caught Out There



55. What Goes Around Comes Around

Justin Timberlake


56. Natalie

Bruno Mars


57. Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman

Tracy Byrd


58. Picture to Burn

Taylor Swift


59. Another One Bites the Dust



60. Good Girls

Tim McGraw


61. Sorry Not Sorry

Demi Lovato


62. God's Gonna Cut You Down

Johnny Cash


63. Famous

Kelleigh Bannen


64. Praying



65. High Heels



66. You've Got Another Thing Coming

Judas Preist


67. Get Even



68. I'll Get Even With You



69. This Means War



70. I Hope It Rains On You

Jana Kramer


71. Watch

Billie Eilish


72. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)

Lacuna Coil


73. Coz I Can

Ana Johnsson


74. Man On The Run

Dash Berlin


75. Karma



76. Geeks

Hailey Knox


77. Karma

The Black Eyed Peas


78. This Means War

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts


79. Had Enough

Breaking Benjamin


80. You Against Me

Three Days Grace


81. Get Even

Brad Paisley


82. Revenge

Pink (Featuring Eminem)


83. Kiss That Grrrl

Kate Nash


84. Cheatin'

Sara Evans


85. Dead to Me

Melanie Martinez


86. Songs Like This

Carrie Underwood


87. I Hope

Gabby Barrett


88. Look What You Made Me Do

Taylor Swift


89. We Build Then We Break

The Fray


90. Blown Away

Carrie Underwood


"The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury." - Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor

"The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury." - Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor

My Revenge Story: A Pesky Neighbor Meets Her Match

Years ago, I lived in a condo and had a pesky neighbor, Edna. She was an old fart who hated animals. My husband and I had no idea. While we blissfully kept a bird feeder, old Icy Veins stewed in her condo. She hated us for attracting the tweeting vermin and those horrible squirrels and chipmunks, too.

Then there was my orange cat, Oscar, who preferred to sit on Edna's walkway just to spite her. Cats are smart that way! Wouldn't it have been easier just to talk to us?

Instead, Edna called in the Powers That Be. As my husband and I watched television one evening, the entire Board of the Condo Owners Association toured the grounds as Edna pointed with her gnarled hands at our bird feeder and then our orange cat in the window.

This lady is not my former neighbor, Edna, you get the idea.  Edna must have watched that bird feeder and my orange cat many times from her window.

This lady is not my former neighbor, Edna, you get the idea. Edna must have watched that bird feeder and my orange cat many times from her window.

Hell Rained Down on Edna With Junk Mail

After much ado, we kept both the bird feeder and the cat (and added another cat). We'd be damned if we were going to move because of pesky Edna. But her complaints were a call to action. Edna was hurtin' for some payback.

The heavens soon opened up on that old woman with junk mail and telemarketing. I signed her up for every special offer, sweepstakes, and magazine I could get my hands on. (Yes, Edna, it was ME! Bahahaha!)

Old Icy Veins received solicitations for credit card offers, timeshare vacations, and mail order sex toys. Edna joined a panty hose club and got her name, address, and phone number added to every list I could find. Her mailbox was always jam-packed with exciting offers to keep her attention occupied.

Score settled.

Starling fight night.  Going for the jugular.

Starling fight night. Going for the jugular.

© 2015 FlourishAnyway


Robert Sacchi on May 11, 2020:

That's a good one Peggy Woods.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 11, 2020:

Peggy - That's pretty smart! Seems like it worked too!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 10, 2020:

Your story about Edna was funny. I did almost the reverse thing with mail. After trying over and over again to get off of mailing lists, I read what I thought was a good idea. It costs those companies some money to keep mailing unsolicited mail. So what I started doing was to stuff their return envelopes with all kinds of other unwanted mail items and then drop it back in the mail. They had to pay money to get other unsolicited mailings back. Eventually, we got less unsolicited mail. Haha!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 22, 2019:

Bob - Absolutely it is!

Robert Sacchi on May 22, 2019:

You're welcome. As the saying goes, "living well is the best revenge."

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 22, 2019:

Bob - Thanks for the song recommendation which I have added here. I also made sure it was on the country cheating songs playlist (it was). Have a terrific week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 22, 2019:

Eliza - Thanks again for this long list of song suggestions. I've added many of them here and some of them also appear on the following Spinditty playlists: 1) Songs About Arguments and Fighting

and 2) Songs About Rain. You are truly phenomenal! Have a terrific week.

Robert Sacchi on May 20, 2019:

What about "When You Were Cheating" by Sara Evans?

Eliza Day on May 19, 2019:

Some other songs about revenge:

1) Kelis - Get Even

2) Lily Allen - Friday Night

3) Foreigner - I'll Get Even With You

4) Nickelback - This Means War

5) Puscifer - Undertaker (best in Renholder Mix, from Underwold movie)

6) Jana Kramer - I Hope It Rains

7) Billie Eilish - watch

8) Linkin Park - Hit the Floor

9) Lacuna Coil - I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)

10) Ana Johnsson - Coz I Can

11) Dash Berlin with Cerf, Mitiska and Jaren - Man On The Run

12) MARINA - Karma

13) Hailey Knox - Geeks (quite original - geeks planning the revenge)

14) Black Eyed Peas - Karma

15) Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - This Means War

16) Breaking Benjamimn - Had Enough

17) Three Days Grace - Me Against You

18) Three Days Grace - Get Out Alive

19) Carly Simon - Vengeance

20) Brad Paisley - Get Even

21) Katharine McPhee - Dangerous

22) Eminem feat. Pink - Revenge

23) Kate Nash - Kiss That Grrrl

And I've got idea for playlist - not wanting ex to come back. I would be very thankful for creating such playlist :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 15, 2019:

efuller - While I did find one song that has the lyrics "revenge, revenge, got my revenge," it's not from the 1950s, not country and doesn't contain the rest of those lyrics, unfortunately. I checked on several lyrics databases. The songe is called, "Revenge" by The Plain White T's (2005) on April 15, 2019:

I used to hear this song on a country music station in 1952 or 1953. Some of the lyrics were (revenge revenge I got my revenge. In getting it my darling I lost you.)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 06, 2018:

SpillCyanide - It's one approach. Thanks for chiming in.

SpillCyanide on December 06, 2018:

Seek vengeance; it sets you free.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 14, 2017:

Kim - Thanks for the heads up. I corrected the typo. Have a great week!

Kim on September 13, 2017:

For the song "Hit 'Em Up Style" by Blu Cantrell, it's "revenge is better than money," not "a marriage is better than money." Just thought I'd let you know. :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 21, 2016:

a - I've saved some of these songs for an upcoming article. Thank you for the suggestions and for the inspiration on the future article!

a on December 19, 2016:

I got these songs

Kim by Eminem a song about Killing you ex wife

Bad Romance by Lady A song about wanting revenge

Hot N Cold by Katy Perry A song Katy Wants to get revenge for changing his mind

Wrecking Ball by Miles Cyrus a song about paying back a bad relationship

Love Yourself by Justin Bieber he's telling is ex to go f yourself

I don't want to f with you by Big Sean a song about not wanting to f with an ex

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 08, 2016:

Ann - I had never truly appreciated the lyrics of that song until I researched it for this hub. It's quite clever! Thank you for stopping by!

Ann Carr from SW England on February 08, 2016:

Great list! 'You're so vain', 'These boots were made for walking' and 'One way or another' are all among my favourites. I guess the one which I find the funniest and one of the greats is 'A boy named Sue' - such a brilliant song and a great idea!


FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 23, 2016:

Carolyn - Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy creating the playlists! Glad you can find something new, something you like.

Carolyn Emerick on January 23, 2016:

Wow so thorough! I hadnt even heard of some of those! Whatever mood I'm in I can look at your profile and find a song to match it. :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 11, 2016:

Catherine - It can be satisfying indeed! Thanks for stopping by!

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on January 11, 2016:

I loved your revenge story. Sometimes getting even is sooo satisfying. but next time I want to get angry, I 'll just listen to your playlist of revenge songs until the feeling passes. Another great playlist hub!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 11, 2016:

Shyron - Thanks for stopping by and for the song suggestion. Hope you are well. Happy 2016!

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on January 10, 2016:

Wow, I love your revenge on Edna. I think I would have killed her with kindness, maybe bought her a pet rat for her birthday.

I did not see the song "Bird of Paradise" in your list.

One fine day as I was a-walkin' down the street

Spied a beggar man with rags upon his feet

Took a penny from my pocket

In his tin cup I did drop it

I heard him say as I made my retreat

"May the bird of paradise fly up your nose"

"May an elephant caress you with his toes"

"May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose"

"May the bird of paradise fly up your nose"

I really love this.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 08, 2016:

sujaya - Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed it.

sujaya venkatesh on January 07, 2016:

one shall sing away to avenge anybody nice hub

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 03, 2016:

DDE - Thanks so much for sharing. Have a happy 2016.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 03, 2016:

I Tweeted! These songs are just as you described. A good selection.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 17, 2015:

sujaya - Thank you for stopping by.

sujaya venkatesh on December 15, 2015:

what a way to knock out

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 14, 2015:

Heidi - Thanks for stopping by and for the great add. Have a great week!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on December 13, 2015:

Love that Beyonce tune. And I can't think of Nancy Sinatra's "Boots Were Made for Walkin'" without thinking of the first Austin Powers movie (with the fembots).

Okay, here's my entry to the list: En Vogue "My Lovin'/You're Never Gonna Get It."

Happy Weekend!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 08, 2015:

Nell - Payback can be a b*itch. People do have a way of getting what they have coming to them. It can be frustrating when karma seems to be working slowly, however. Thanks for stopping by and for telling your friend's story.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 08, 2015:

Savvy - There are some people you just don't mess with, and when it comes to me and my cat ... well, I'm in that group. She caused me unnecessary trouble, and the lady got what was coming to her in a fun way. No harm, no foul.

savvydating on December 08, 2015:

Ha! What fun! Actually, I'm horrible at vengeance. I'm the type who might say, "Well, alright for you then," or "You're not the boss of me," like an 8-year old. Well, Ok, I exaggerate, but usually, I just move on and feel sorry for people who don't fall in love with me. Ha!

So, that's why I like CeeLo's "Forget You." (It's kind of happy sounding) Like my mom always used to say, "It's their loss," and I've always believed it. Lol.

BTW, what a bad girl you were to get back at Edna that way. Toy dolls, indeed! No doubt, that kept her wondering....

Nell Rose from England on December 07, 2015:

My friends husband was having an affair, she threw him out, he was sooo smug, till he realised the reason why she threw him out was the fact that she then moved in her boyfriend who she had been seeing for three years! LOLOLO! now that made me laugh! Loved this! love all the songs, got Pink stuck in my head now, mind you I was playing it earlier too! lol! I always love your hubs, and this was a great list of songs too! nell

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 05, 2015:

Jackie - That is a great song about getting even. it should sure make him think twice. Thanks for stopping by!

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on December 05, 2015:

Fun stuff! I love Before He Cheats; I think my favorite of all time.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 01, 2015:

Faith Reaper - So glad to see you again. It's a fun series to put together and always surprises me how frequent some topics are sung about. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on November 30, 2015:

Hi Flourish,

You always have the best of the best playlists! Wow, looks like Taylor has cornered the market on the revenge songs. However, Miranda don't play!

Thanks for throwing in an oldie, but a goodie there with "These boots are made for walkin'" Hahaha Now, that is a blast from the past.

This series is always such a hoot to read and enjoy, especially with your added wit.

Blessings always

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 30, 2015:

Nadine - Acting like they are dead to you is certaintly one way to get your point across. Talking does not always help if people aren't solution focused and committed to preserving the relationship. There is a reason why there are so many songs on the topic.

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on November 30, 2015:

You do love your music. (When someone REALLY crosses you and talking doesn't seem to work, what is your most typical response?) I could not enter the poll, but my reaction would be, totally ignoring that person, trying not to react.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 29, 2015:

Audrey - Glad you liked this so much. It was quite a hoot to put together. They just kept on coming! Have s great week!

Audrey Howitt from California on November 29, 2015:

I didn't know that there were so many songs in this category--but you got some of my favs--gonna go grab some boots!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 28, 2015:

Martie - Happy you enjoyed these. They are some of my favorites as well. I love music about strong, powerful people (especially women) who don't take crap. Thank you for stopping by!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 28, 2015:

Sha - Even though it was years ago, I still get the giggles thinking about how her mailbox was often crammed FULL of special offers thanks to all the sign ups I had done on old Edna aka Icy Veins' behalf. How could a person not want someone to feed robins and cardinals in frozen Ohio? The Adam and Eve catalog was a real hoot.

You are right about Miranda Lambert. I've been thinking she's not the kind of lady you wanna cross. She and Taylor Swift could've made up an entire list by themselves. Somehow I think Miranda may have been more than 50 percent responsible for what transpired, so it may have taken some of the revenge out of if her heart ... for now. i do wonder what his first wife thinks about the whole thing. Miranda was his second, I think.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on November 28, 2015:

This is a list I just have to save. It contains some of my favourite songs. Thanks, Flourish :)

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on November 28, 2015:

Awesome hub, Flourish! This is one of the best in this series. I love how you paid back old Icy Veins. I can just see her face when she opens advertisements for sex toys. What a hoot! Payback's a bitch (in heels).

Love the Miranda songs. I wonder if Blake has any worries about the revenge of the woman he scorned. I sure wouldn't want to piss her off!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 28, 2015:

Genna - So glad you enjoyed this. It was a lot of fun to put together. I hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on November 28, 2015:

Wow -- this list is remarkable. One of my favs has always been Carly Simon's "You're So Vain..." And people did think it was about Mick Jagger; but the young can cavalier Warren Beatty left more than one or two famous broken hearts behind in the wake of his bachelorhood. Thanks for this enjoyable hub. I'm still listening to the music. :-)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 28, 2015:

Devika - Thanks for the kind kudos and for sharing on Twitter. Have a wonderful week ahead.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 28, 2015:

Wow! You have a well-researched hub. I like the choices mentioned, Tweeted.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 25, 2015:

Frank - Edna was just one of those griping old souls who needed focus. Junk mail provided her a new sense of purpose. You have a wonderful Thanksgiving yourself! Thanks for stopping by!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on November 25, 2015:

Gotta love Edna's tenacity LOL.. love the playlist and you got two of my favorites Beyonce and Underwood's songs.. hey you enjoy your family and happy thanksgiving.. remember a day for giving thanks...

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 25, 2015:

Linda - Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 24, 2015:

Your playlists are always interesting, Flourish. As I've said before, I appreciate the work that you do in creating them. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 24, 2015:

Bill - She's got a lot of trust issues but it doesn't seem to bother the famous guys she dates. Harry Styles knew what he was getting himself into when he started dating her. If you notice in One Direction's song "Perfect" (which is allegedly about her) there's a line that says, "And if you're looking for someone to write your breakup songs about, Baby, I'm perfect." Sooner or later, she'll either settle down with one or run out of of famous guys to date. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 24, 2015:

Larry - Thanks for visiting. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on November 24, 2015:

Hi Flourish. Great list. I came to the same conclusion as Bill and John, Taylor Swift has way too many revenge songs. But, it certainly hasn't hurt her career. Great job. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on November 24, 2015:

Wonderful list!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 24, 2015:

John - Thanks for that frat follow-up! Great information!

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on November 24, 2015:

In regard to Nancy Sinatra. She ha another hit apart from "These Boots are Made for Walkin". Have you heard of "Bang Bang?" It seems one of the most popular songs for contestants on the reality singing contests like "the Voice" and "... Idol" shows.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 24, 2015:

Purl3agony - I love Blondie ,but had no idea what I was really singing! Thank you for taking a look. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Donna Herron from USA on November 24, 2015:

Great list! I'd forgotten about the song "One Way or Another" - what a great addition! Thanks for sharing and posting!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 24, 2015:

Carb Diva - That Warren Beatty! I bet he thought the song was about him, didn't he, didn't he? I enjoy assembling these song lists because they show how prevalent some themes are in our culture. There are some artists who completely dominate the theme, too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I would love to see what's being served at your table.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 24, 2015:

Reynold Jay - I think Nancy Sinatra was more or less a one-hit wonder. Her version was so much better than Jessica Simpson's! Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Reynold Jay from Saginaw, Michigan on November 24, 2015:

Yep--Edna is not a great looking gal at all. Mean ole gal.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 24, 2015:

Bill - I miss those Dixie Chicks. One cross comment about then-President George W. and they slid from super stardom to being featured on Groupon coupons (that's where I saw them earlier today). That Earl Has To Die song was a hoot though. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 24, 2015:

Jodah - Between Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert, I had half my list. I love those gals. Glad you liked my payback to good ole Edna. Some people need mental stimulation to occupy them so they'll stop complaining.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on November 24, 2015:

Flourish - I always LOVE these compilations by you. Personal favorite is Adele's Rolling in the Deep. And coincidently I heard just last week that Carly Simon has revealed the inspiration for her "You're So Vain." It was Warren Beatty. Wow, imagine being such a negative part of a person's life that they write a whole song about you.

Reynold Jay from Saginaw, Michigan on November 24, 2015:

This is quite a list. I see Nancy Sinatra do remember the Boots are made for Walking being such a hit and then I wonder what ever happened to her? Never heard much after that.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 24, 2015:

I was wondering if the Dixie Chicks would make the list....none is more blatant than that song....he has to die!!!!! LOL

My other observation is I think Taylor Swift has relationship issues. :)

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

John Hansen from Australia (Gondwana Land) on November 24, 2015:

What an amazing list of vengeful songs Flourish. Glad you included the classic "A Boy Named Sue", but it seems Taylor Swift must be the queen of songs of revenge. I love how you got back at Edna the neighbor from hell. Great work.