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  1. TheSle at |

    OMG where is I don’t like mondays?

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    1. Kapilbs at |

      I Fought the Law…Bobby Fuller Four

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  2. TimmyJusie at |

    Of all the Hip-Hop songs you picked Drop It Likes It’s Hot? Really?

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  3. David Verney at |

    How about Bon Jovi’s “Blaze of Glory” – surely that deserves a mention somewhere here too

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  4. Terry Bigham at |

    How about Lloyd Price’s 1959 smash hit “Stagger Lee”? It was based on an old blues song and told of the title character shooting and killing the man he shot craps against.

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  5. John Louis at |

    Hey Joe –

    Ringo – By Lorne Greene

    Saturday Night Special – Lynard Shynard

    Dark Lady – Cher

    Don’t Take Your Guns To Town – Johnny Cash

    Rubyy – Kenny Rogers

    El Paso – Marty Robbins

    Lucky Man Emerson, Lake and Palmer

    Twitter and The Monkey Man – Traveling Wilburys

    Jack Straw – Grateful Dead

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  6. CJB at |

    I grew up with the Vicki Lawrence song, and anytime the oldies station I listen to every morning plays the Paper Lace song, I get the chills.

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  7. Dianne Fay at |

    Smackwater Jack — Carole King

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  8. LDR at |

    I don’t know if it was really THAT popular but…

    Neil Young’s Powderfinger

    I find it a really sad yet beautiful folk/rock song and I get sad whenever I hear it.
    You should really go listen to it, its really great!

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    1. zach at |

      If we’re talking about Neil Young, then I think “Down by the river” deserves to be mentioned.

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  9. SeanP at |

    “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix and “Janies Got a Gun” by Aerosmith were the first two that came to my mind.

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  10. ParusMajor at |

    “Bang Bang (He Shot Me Down)” by Nancy Sinatra from Kill Bill. Besides, you didn’t do the mmkay part when you said guns are bad. Guns are baad, mmkay?

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  11. ParusMajor at |

    I just thought of another good one: “Take a Message to Mary” by the Everly Brothers. (I almost wrote “massage” instead of “message”, but then it would have been a different kind of song…) :D

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  12. ParusMajor at |

    I’ve got one more: “Who Shot Sam?” by George Jones.

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  13. ParusMajor at |

    I’m sorry if I post many times in a row, but songs keep popping up in my mind. If we’re talking classic murder songs, this one should be mentioned: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a_T3U1rg2I

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  14. ParusMajor at |

    Here’s one more: “Who Shot J.R.Ewing?” by Tom Allen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuwyJobDEgA

    (@TopTenzMaster: if you think it’s bad taste to mention this song just a few days after Larry Hagman passed away, then just delete and ignore this post.)

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  15. SeanP at |

    “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

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  16. Mike at |

    Notorious BIG: Who Shot Ya? Song about Tupac getting shot in NYC.

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  17. Levothread at |

    “Jeremy” by Pearl Jam

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  18. ParusMajor at |

    Oh, btw, who da fokk DID shoot the sheriff? And who shot the deputy? We have the right to know!!!

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  19. auto devis at |

    We didn’t start the fire is a great song

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  20. Tasmanian Devil at |

    Dear young and impressionable kids, guns are not bad! It’s the people who misuse them that are bad. If your country ever gets invaded then guns are great. You can use them to kill those who are trying to kill you.

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    1. ParusMajor at |

      I wonder if Norwegian kids (77 of them) shot by Anders Breivik agree with you.

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      1. max shrek at |

        i wonder if the all the Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists , who were gunned down, tortured, beheaded and otherwise murdered by islamist supremacists would appreciate your ignorant comment. if they were armed things might have turned out better…

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  21. Chris at |

    Bad list man

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