Twisted MixTape: This Song is Criminal!

Say it Rah-shay By Nov 26, 2013 34 Comments

I’m joining Jen’sTwisted MixTape and this week it’s all about songs that could get you in the clink!


Criminal  Fiona Apple

I’ve been a bad bad girl
I’ve been careless
With a delicate man
And it’s a sad sad world
When a girl will break a boy
Just because she can

Who amongst us hasn’t been careless with a delicate man (or woman)? By no means am I some type of female lothario but I’m sure that somewhere along the way I was not always so careful with other people’s feelings.



Bust Your Windows Jazmine Sullivan



Addendum: In a bout of sloppy blogging I had not changed the original song I was going to use. Please to enjoy the ultimate get back song.


I bust the windows out your car.
You know I did it cause I left my mark.
Wrote my initials with a crowbar
And then I drove off into the dark

Hell hath no…I’m just saying.


Bang, Bang Nancy Sinatra




I only know this song from Kill Bill and the naive part of me wants to believe that this is a song about unrequited love. Some of the other comments had some deeper meanings that I’m going to pretend that I hadn’t read. But bang, bang? She shot his butt after he broke her heart with his whispers of sweet nothings.

I shot you down, bang bang
You hit the ground , bang bang
That awful sound, bang bang
I used to shoot you down


Burnin’ Down the House Talking Heads




Bad Girls Donna Summer

So as a kid I totally thought this song was about people who were just hanging out, you know like I did on the front steps as a kid. Ahem. This song is about the world’s oldest profession.

See them out on the street at night, walkin’
Picking up on all kinds of strangers



Chain Gang Sam Cooke

I am no criminal. I would have gotten caught.

Hooh! Aaah!

Hooh! Aaah!

What’s your favorite criminal songs? Let known the comments or link your blog up with Jen!



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  1. Dream says:

    I love the way Tarantino uses music in his movies. Awesome choices with the Sam Cooke and Fiona!

  2. Lance says:

    I remember the first time I heard Fiona sing “I’ve been a bad bad girl”…I jumped up and said “i’m in!”

    Good list especially Donna Summer and Talking heads

  3. When I was a little girl I was scared to death of the video to Burning Down the House. That just brought back so many (bad) memories LOL. The huge face on the side of the house was terrifying to me for some reason.

  4. Amanda says:

    I had to sit back and think for a minute on this one but I love Fiona.

  5. Ashley Gill says:

    Fiona Apple takes me back to my early years! Thanks for that trip down memory lane for me! You’ve inspired me to listen to some rocking music from back in the day!

  6. Michele says:

    Bang Bang was definitely a song I used to love when it first came out! As for the others I have never heard of them

  7. I heard someone sing that song about busting the windows out of the car on American Idol last year, I think? She did a great job with it. I honestly don’t know any other criminal songs!

  8. Theresa says:

    I love Fiona Apple. She is a bad girl, but makes it look so fun!

  9. Wow, this is all completely new to me. I don’t think I know any criminal songs. I think my favorite from the list above would be the Fiona Apple one.

  10. Talking Heads and Fiona Apple – heck yeah. And Donna…Beep Beep!

  11. Jennifer Williams says:

    I have heard of a few of these, I definitely needed the break to listen for a minute. Thank you.

  12. I have heard of a few of these, I definitely needed the break to listen for a minute. Thank you.

  13. Sarah Bailey says:

    Haha love it thank you – it’s always such fun getting to listen to some peoples favourite tunes 🙂 x

  14. I think Quentin Tarantino has such a unique artistic mind. His use of sound in all of his movies is awesome. It really adds to the storyline and helps to build suspense.

  15. I think my favorite on this list is Burning Down the House.

  16. Terry says:

    I used to listen to so many of these…. but, for some reason, I just don’t want the noise any longer. Must be getting old.

  17. I got one Miranda Lambert Gun Powder and Gasoline. My favorite in your list, Donna Summers Bad Girls.

  18. Rosey says:

    I had to laugh at your Bad Girls description. I used to think the same thing. 🙂

  19. My favorite would have to be Queen Bohemian Rhapsody.

    Mama, just killed a man,
    Put a gun against his head,
    Pulled my trigger, now he's dead.
    Mama, life had just begun,
    But now I've gone and thrown it all away.

    Yeah, we all know what this is all about, but when this came out I was little and I thought Freddie shot someone 🙂

  20. Oh, and can I just say "Fionna, eat an apple or something, would ya?"

  21. Oh, and can I just say "Fionna, eat an apple or something, would ya?"

  22. Pam Hudson says:

    One that instantly came to mind was Bad Boys. I think I have watched to many "Cops" shows , LOL.

  23. kay adeola says:

    Great list and i would have to say my choice would be SAM Cooke out of the ones you have here 🙂

  24. I have Chain Gang on my list too! Cool number and I love this entire list!

  25. I love the Donna Summer, probably because I’ve always loved listening to her. Thanks for the jams!

  26. I like the Bust the windows song! I felt like that before with my ex husband!

  27. DonettaS says:

    Kill Bill 1 & 2 are amazing! Which I usually always love Quentin Tarantino movies. Love Fiona Apple and I agree, we all have been careless with another’s feelings at some point. Great choices!!

  28. This an unique set of songs for sure. I love how you created a list of songs based on a theme. I’d have a hard time doing that.

  29. Michelle H says:

    Haha, what a funny topic. Burnin’ Down the House will be in my head the rest of the day.

  30. Melanie Roberts says:

    Thanks for a great collection.. some are old favorites others I've never heard, so I'm off to check them out. thanks for sharing

  31. patricia says:

    Some of these I never heard before so it was nice to hear some music that I was not familiar with.

  32. Wow, I never heard those songs… but sure that first one can relate to most women indeed.

  33. Robyn says:

    Great song recommendations. I love a lot of these.

  34. Oh my gosh! I never even thought of Burning Down the House or Bad Girls. LOVE it! You are rocking, so glad you’ve jumped on the bandwagon! Hope your Thanksgiving was excellent!

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