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My Top 10 "I'll Get My Revenge" Songs

We all have those special music playlists we turn to during life's events.

Whether we are planning a weekend road trip, recovering from a breakup, or hanging out with friends ... piecing together playlists is a way of life for music enthusiasts.

In Learning Curve I referenced a playlist I listened to when dealing with professional disappointment. Called my "one day I'll have my revenge" playlist, these songs helped me cope with being passed over on job promotions.

Due to popular demand, below is my Top 10 "I'll Have My Revenge" songs.

Before reading, please understand that some songs contain bad words that I would never use publicly. I want to be clear that this article is purely for entertainment, and the lyrics do not reflect personal beliefs. In fact, I removed few songs that were simply too vulgar to publish (looking at you Lil' Jon and the East Side Boyz!)


10. Enter Sandman (1991)


To kick off the list we start with Metallica's most iconic song. Although I'm not entirely sure what this song is about, blast this in your headphones and you're sure to get jacked.

Favorite Verse:

Sleep with one eye open

Gripping your pillow tight


9. I Will Survive (1978)

Gloria Gaynor

A little cheesy? Maybe. Effective? Absolutely. The oldest song on the list, Gaynor does a great job of reminding us no matter how down we feel, we'll make it through.

Favorite Verse:

Go on now, go, walk out the door

Just turn around now

'Cause you're not welcome anymore


8. No Love (2010)

Eminem & Lil Wayne

Eminem's first song on the list is under the radar, but whenever Slim Shady and Weezy F. Baby get together you know they bring the HEAT (see also Drop the World). Warning: NSFW!!

Favorite Verse:

Okay, you want me up in a cage

Then I'll come out in beast mode

I got this world stuck in the safe

Combination is the G-code



Similar to Enter Sandman, I'm unsure what this grunge classic is about ... but it's a real banger. Often considered the best rock song of the 1990s, the guitar riff will stick in your mind for days.

Favorite Verse:

Hello, hello, hello, how low

Hello, hello, hello, how low

Hello, hello, hello, how low

Hello, hello, hello


Mark Morrison

How can you listen to the first 20 seconds of this song and not start nodding your head? Morrison's "comeback song" gives hope to any person who feels like they've been wronged.

Favorite Verse:

So I'm back up in the game

Running things to keep my swing

Letting all the people know

That I'm back to run the show


5. Mr. Brightside (2004)

The Killers

Lead Singer Brandon Flowers wrote this iconic song after he caught his girlfriend cheating. Nearly twenty years later, and this song is still as popular as it was when it was first released.

Favorite Verse:

But it's just the price I pay

Destiny is calling me

Open up my eager eyes

'Cause I'm Mr. Brightside


4. In The End (2000)

Linkin Park

Several of their songs could have made the list (see: Faint, Numb, etc.), but Linkin Park's most popular song is also perfect for taking out some anger (do yourself a favor and skip to 2:25)

Favorite Verse:

I tried so hard and got so far

But in the end, it doesn't even matter

I had to fall to lose it all

But in the end, it doesn't even matter


3. Better Now (2018)

Post Malone

I once predicted that Post Malone would be a "One Hit Wonder" after White Iverson was released in 2015. Boy, was I wrong! Post Malone brings the 🔥🔥 in this catchy anthem.

Favorite Verse:

Used to keep my picture

Posted by your bedside

Now it's in your dresser

With the socks you don't like


Justin Timberlake

While some lists reference with Cry Me a River, I'll take JT's "other" revenge song in a heartbeat. I've listened to this song on repeat after both job rejections and ended relationships. So good!!

Favorite Verse:

When you cheated, girl

My heart bleeded, girl

So it goes without saying

That you left me feeling hurt

Just a classic case scenario

Tale as old as time girl

You got what you deserved


Eminem & Nate Dogg

If you were in high school or college when Eminem was big then you likely recall this heater. Combine Slim Shady's energy with Nate Dogg's iconic voice and you have a total masterpiece.

Favorite Verse:

'Til the roof comes off

'Til the lights go out

'Til my legs give out

Can't shut my mouth


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