The Marks of the Beast
In recognition of today's date, I thought it appropriate to review the ten best "devil" songs, ever! Remember, the Devil is in the details.
- Me and the Devil's Blues - Robert Johnson
Could any other song be #1? This guy sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for guitar greatness. That, my friends, is commitment to your craft. As a bonus for that soul, RJ gets the #1 slot.
- Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones
I'm not a Stones fan, but even I have to admit this is a great tune. Please allow me to introduce myself...
- The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels
Satan himself goes to Georgia to challenge a cocky young fiddler. There's a show down and the Devil is out one solid gold fiddle. At least Daniels makes my top ten.
- Devil's Haircut - Beck
Bloody groovy track, mate. Hell, Odelay just gets better with age. Maybe this dude sold his soul to Lucifer.
- Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen
- The Devil's Workday - Modest Mouse
With horns like this you know Beelzebub is involved. This song is good news for people who like bad news.
- The Devil in the Kitchen - Ashley MacIsaac
I've always loved this track. It's manic fiddling. Hey, maybe this is the dude in Georgia who scored the gold fiddle. It suddenly all makes so much sense...
- Devil Inside - INXS
You can thank me for the fact this tune will now be dancing around in your head for the remainder of the day.
- Lil' Devil - The Cult
If you took a poll in my high school back in 1991 to learn the most popular band of the day, I'm confident The Cult would win. The grip these guys had on my wannabe hipster classmates was impressive. It's as if they enlisted the help of a stronger, darker power...
- Shout At the Devil - Motley Crue
Not my favourite Crue tune, but with themes this Satanic they deserved to squeak into the top ten.
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