The 15 Best Songs About Serial Killers

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The term "serial killer" may only have passed into common use in the 1970s, but the notion of the lurking killer, the demon haunting alleys and highways, has captivated and terrified the popular consciousness for far longer, since the likes of Jack the Ripper hijacked headlines and the streets of London. With complex, mercurial psychologies, troubled pasts, and motives worth investigating with equal parts empathy and repulsion, serial killers make natural acquaintances to song writers seeking fertile, powerful ground for new ideas. Unsurprisingly, remarkable, poignant songs have arisen from the exploits of some of the world's most frightening, troubled inhabitants. Check out the 15 best songs about serial killers.

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