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See also: Obsession Song

Examples of Yandere/Music include:
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His song is stuck in my head
His song is stuck in my head
And I'll chain him tight to my bed
So I always will remember him

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  • The narrator of "Du Riechst So Gut" by Rammstein. He stalks his crush like a wolf stalks its' prey. Then, when she's all alone, ambushes and rapes her.
  • I Love You... I'll Kill You by Enigma.
  • In My Room by Insane Clown Posse is basically gangster male yandere: the song.
  • The character codenamed "Soror," from Sound Horizon's song "Ark," who kills the boy she loved (who was also her brother) for some "betrayal" unspecified in the song.
    • The girl from "Baroque," another track on the same album, is a Psycho Lesbian yandere nun (going by her costume in the live version, anyway) who also kills the girl she loves for rejecting her.
    • And in "Stardust", Stella, an actress who's implied to be a White Dwarf Starlet, shoots her lover after catching him with another girl. "The bouquet in my left hand can't stop the impulse [read: gun] in my right..."
    • There's also the song "Yield", which is more or less about a girl living at a farm who is in love with her father, and when he doesn't return these feelings, she murders both him and her mother.
  • Male example - the Vocaloid song "Kaito ga UNINSTALL" involves Kaito going yandere for his "Master" and killing all the other Vocaloids out of jealousy.
  • 'Two Sisters' by Clannad is about this.
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Sister I'll not take your hand
And I'll have Johnny and all his land
And I'll be true, unto my love!
If he'll be true to me

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  • 'Two Sisters' is a version of the English traditional song "The Miller and the King's Daughter", aka "Twa Sisters", aka "The Bonny Swan" and probably a dozen other names. The elder drowns the younger "all for the sake of a man". In some versions, the younger gets her revenge from beyond the grave with the help of a musician. In others, the elder sister gets away scot free with the boyfriend and an innocent man is hanged for murder. In some versions, the boyfriend is not mentioned to have any particular wealth and the girls come from a royal family, so greed can be eliminated as a motive, leaving nothing but jealousy.
  • "RoboCop" by Kanye West.
  • "Every Breath You Take" by The Police.
    • The protagonist from "Can't Stand Losing You" is a passive-aggressive version, what with his threats to kill himself over a bad breakup so the ex feels guilty for the rest of her life.
    • "Wrapped Around Your Finger" is hot yandere-on-yandere action — pretty messed up for something that sounds like Sting was noodling around with a rhyming dictionary one day.
  • "Over And Over" by Three Days Grace, of which there is even an excellent AMV sync'd to the tale of the lovely redhead once pictured above.
  • Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats".
  • To some extent, They're Coming To Take Me Away by Napoleon XIV.
  • Played with in Pink's Please Don't Leave Me, which starts off with the singer portrayed as a standard issue The Woobie trying to keep her boyfriend from dumping her. Until he slips on marbles at the top of the stairs. The robotic head tilt she does looking down on him pretty much seals it. Madness, violence, and cute little hats ensue.
    • It's all very "Harajuku goth" with so much pink, and stuffed animals. And a kinky nurse outfit.
    • Not so sure about her being The Woobie either. Her lyrics make it clear that she's been a Tsundere towards him, with emphasis on the Tsun. Then It Got Worse
  • Depending on its interpretation A Little Piece of Heaven by Avenged Sevenfold in which the male singer either kills his girlfriend because he is afraid she'll reject his marriage proposal or because she does reject him (video and song have some disparity), then proceeds to preserve her corpse so she'll always be with him. Warning: Necrophilia!
  • Henry Lee by Nick Cave and PJ Harvey
    • For that, so too is Loretta "Lottie" from The Curse of Millhaeven, (though arguably just Axe Crazy) and to a lesser extent, almost everything else in "Murder Ballads" ... and to an even lesser extent, half of all of Nick Cave 's works. The line "I got a pretty little mouth under all this foamin'" is what brings the Yandere part though past just that. Another good contender from that album is the unnamed male of "Where the Wild Roses Grow."
  • "Porcelain" by Better Than Ezra
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I wish I could kill you, savor the sight
Jump into my car, drive into the night
Then lie as I scream to the heavens above
That I was the last one you ever loved

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  • "Won't U Please B Nice" by Nellie McKay.
  • "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga. Just think about what she's comparing her love to.
  • "Don't Say A Word" by Sonata Arctica deserves special mention its Deconstruction of this. The song is narrated from the perspective of a male Yandere who discovers his wife has been cheating on him and rapes her and kills her. It's an interesting look at what a Yandere could possibly be thinking. He sees his usual, calmer persona as an alter ego which he tells to step down using a variation on an old Latin exorcism ('Vade retro, alter ego') and ceases to recognise himself early in the song. Later he starts thinking some really weird stuff, claiming that what he's doing is to help her uphold her part of the deal (their marriage vows) and that he's helping her be a moral person ('I'll help you follow through / remember this? Pacta sunt servanda') he compares their love to a romance novel, making note that now there is no love between them they should die like the lovers in the novel ('You read the book now / The part: ashes to ashes, dust to dust') and eventually considering himself her god, being divine and able to pass judgement, as she blasphemed against him ('Unfortunate for you, this makes me your god') He truly believes that what he's doing is best for their love and the right thing for both of them. He thinks she doesn't know that he's right so tells her to sit back and take as he 'does the right thing' ('Cannot keep your part of the deal /so don't say a word...don't say a word') scary stuff.
  • Bad Company's "Burnin' Sky", sung from the point of view of a convict who keeps trying to escape to see the woman of his dreams, though it's implied his obsession with her is the reason he's in prison in the first place.
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The judge said, "this man's a danger to humanity,
We're gonna lock him up and throw away the key."
Now, baby, your love has sent me to jail
But I'd rather die than see you with another man!

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  • Ludo's The Horror of Our Love pretty much embodies this trope. "I've been inside your bedroom / I've murdered half the town / Left you love notes on their headstones / I'll fill the graveyards / Until I have you"
  • No. 1 Crush by Garbage ".../I will lie for you, beg and steal for you/ I will crawl on hands and knees until you see /You're just like me ... /I would die for you /I would kill for you /I will steal for you /I'd do time for you /I will wait for you /I'd make room for you /I'd sail ships for you /To be close to you /To be part of you /'Cause you believe in me /I believe in you /I would die for you. "
    • Admittedly, "Vow" from their first album is even worse — pure, seething, raging, unhinged vengeance from a yandere spurned. It goes well beyond If I Can't Have You territory into psychosis.
  • "If You Love Me", by 80s band Scandal (with lead singer Patty Smyth): "'Cause you can't leave me / And you can't tell me that it's the end / You can walk away / But you can never look back again / So if you leave me / I will hurt you if I can / Yes, I will hurt you in the end." It's sung nice and sweet and softly, and essentially promises death if the guy tries to leave, even saying "You can't run and hide away".
  • The narrator in Falco's "Jeanny" is a Serial Killer and rapist who sounds very much like a Yandere as he sings about his next victim.
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"They're coming! They are coming to get you. // They won't find you. Nobody will find you! // You're with me!"

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Sure he's a jolly roger
Until he answers for his crime
Yes I'll match him whim for whim now

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  • Morrissey in "Jack The Ripper", if you consider the unsettling but romantic lyrics and the title.
  • The Birthday Massacre. The lyrics to 'Blue' have very strong yandere connotations and the way the tone switches is very yandere as well.
    • They're good at making fucked up love songs.
    • "Lovers' End" as well.
    • There's also "Violet," which seems at first glance to be an ordinary break up song, until Chibi starts singing about "violent visions" of "scaring faces once adored" and "staining red the wasted metaphor."
  • "Waterfall" by Sweetbox told from the point of view of a woman stalking the object of her obsession (whom she makes clear will belong to her), ending with the following lines spoken in a chillingly sweet tone:
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I told you I'd be watching you
In everything that you do
But don't worry, now...
Cause I'll take care of you

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  • Fiona Apple's cover of "I Want You" (originally by Elvis Costello, and accompanied by him in this performance) captures awesomely creepy love from the point of view of the Yandere. Costello's performance of it counts too, but one of the YouTube commenters said it best: "Fiona wailed her tiny ass off, and scared me even more than EC did in the original. Didn't think that was possible."
  • "My Mind's Eye" by Sirenia is a mix of this and Mind Game Ship.
  • Pay close attention to the actual lyrics of "If This Is Love" by The Saturdays, and don't let the cheery tone fool you. Guh...
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Melanie" is a parody of 80s stalker songs, and despite being Played for Laughs it's still one of the creepier things Al's ever done. And he's written humorous songs featuring serial killers.
  • A-ha's I've been losing you depicts the thoughts of a man who has gone Yandere and killed his girlfriend during a fight. And it's a song with a very moving, rock-ish, upbeat tune.
    • In Maybe maybe, the narrator is the target of a Yandere's obsession, and end up run over by her (in a Rover) for his trouble. Again, to the tune of a poppy and silly melody.
  • Shakespears Sister's big hit "Stay" is as pure a demonstration of the concept as you'll find in pop music — former Eric Clapton sidedwoman/songwriter Marcy Levy as an ethereal, clingy dere, and former Bananarama pop princess Siobhan Fahey as her violent, menacing Ax Crazy subconscious. The video bends it into a battle between life and death for a dying man, and between the lanky, keening Levy and Fahey's corrupted, uber-creepy succubus/troll angel of death.
  • Empires' song "I Want Blood", in a male example.
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I want blood, I want blood from you
If it ain't your love, I want blood from you

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'Cos you know how jealous I get
I'm just a jealous boy

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  • "Last Rites/Loved To Death" from Megadeth's first album. It's about a guy who's so in love with his girlfriend that he kills her so that she would go to Heaven ("loved [her] to death" in his terms) and then commits suicide... only to discover that they both go to Hell because she had cheated on her.
  • "Run For Your Life" by The Beatles:
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I'd rather see you dead, little girl
Than to be with another man
You better keep your head, little girl
Or you won't know where I am...

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    • Or, to a lesser degree, I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  • The Nickelback song "Follow You Home" is an interesting inversion of this trope by as the lyrics detail how the songs narrator would still follow his object of obsessive affection to (presumably) her house even if she were to have him abused, beaten, tortured, and even killed.
  • "Gimme Gimme" by Lords of Acid is possibly the only Lo A song that's even remotely playable on US radio (not that it ever was...). It's also a song about a star (apparently a cheesecakey pop star a la Britney or Christina) who has fallen obsessively in love with her biggest stalker.
  • Gothic metal band Mortal Love built a trilogy of three concept albums around this: All the Beauty, I Have Lost, Forever Will Be Gone. In the first one, the singer is completely worshipful ("All the Beauty") until her lover leaves her for someone else and she just falls to pieces ("I Want to Die"). The second album follows her slow descent into madness, and by the third she's bordering on Complete Monster territory ("Still it Has Only Just Begun", "To Choke You Now"). The target of her love/hate is dead by the end, and it's strongly implied that she killed him.
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With every look I crushed you whole
With every smile I grained your bones
The darkness makes me stronger
And I can swallow it no more
Evil in all shapes
In my case it's cold and hollow
Darkness, it wakes nor sleeps
And this pain you're forced to swallow

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  • The band August Burns Red was named after a run-in their original singer had with one of these. After he broke up with his girlfriend August, she set his dog Red on fire in his doghouse. The actual name was the title of the story that ran in the paper the next day.
  • Interlude With Ludes, by Them Crooked Vultures, is this mixed with Stalker with a Crush:
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If you want me I'm yours
And even if you don't want me
I'm trained and licensed and armed to the teeth
I think you'll agree
It's so hard to apologize
So I'm just gonna skip it

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  • Candy Hearts by Razakel. Sicktanick spins a verse portraying the object of Razakel's unwanted affections, and it's clear that the shit is about to hit the fan.
  • Eminem and Rihanna's Love The Way You Lie sounds like it's about a double Yandere love.
  • ' 'Me and the Minibar' ' by the Dresden Dolls fits this trope very well.
  • For Axis Powers Hetalia, Belarus and Ukraine's character song Carrots and Sticks aims for this and plays it for laughs. While Belarus is a canon Yandere, the shocking thing is that Ukraine has the same feelings for the person they are singing for. That person is their brother Russia... who is also a Yandere.
    • Their Yandere types, however, are very different: Belarus is about the possessive and scary side, whereas Ukraine is more about sweetness and subtle manipulation. Ukraine actually sends Belarus into a screaming fit by sort-of getting Russia into promising to "marry her" or at least make enonomic/political deals with her, and reacts via speaking softly and calmly about being "such a bewitching sister".
  • The Puppini Sisters' cover of "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" paints a picture of a crazy girl who, if she sees him cheating, will lock up her man for good.
  • Portishead's All Mine begins as a typically sweet love song
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"When you smile, Oh how I feel so good",

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    • but gradually becomes more obsessive and creepy, eventually working up to
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"Tethered and tied. There's nowhere to hide from me. All Mine."

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Feel my breath, on your neck, and your heart will race

don't say no to me, you can't say no to me...

I'm sorry you saw that...

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  • Goin' Down by The Pretty Reckless is written as a confession from a textbook possessive yandere who's just discovered the downside of not having a boyfriend any more.
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"But I caught him with another woman in the bed I made him, So I put him in a grave"

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  • Evanescence's Taking Over Me seems like a nice song... until you realize its really about obsession. Romantic huh? This masterpiece shimmers with precious jewels such as...
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(chorus)"I have to be with you to LIVE, to BREATHE, you're TAKING OVER ME,"
(verse 2)"Have you forgotten all I've known, and all we had? You saw me mourning my love for you, and touched my hand... I KNEW YOU LOVED ME THEN."
(bridge) "I look in the mirror and see your face, if I look DEEP ENOUGH. So many things inside that are JUST LIKE YOU ARE TAKING OVER!!!"

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    • The Song Snow White Queen is an interesting take on this trope, as the choruses are sung by the Yandere,but the verses are sung by the yandere's object of affection.
  • Ke$ha's "Stephen". Just read a few lyrics:
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'Cause your my object of affection
My drug of choice
My sick obsession
I want to keep you as my pet to play with
And hide under my bed forever

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  • The Bravery's song "Hatefuck"
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If I Put my hands around your wrists would you fight them
If I put my fingers in your mouth would you bite them
There are so many things I'd do
If I had my way with you

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  • The Shadow's song Shooting Star. You heard me. It might sound innocent at first, but if you really listen to the lyrics,
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A shooting star will shoot you, and mars will go to war
The man in the moon will jump on you if you don't love me no more

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Every night, I'll be with you
Do you love her? do you love her?
Do you love me? Do you love me?

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Let's go somewhere where there are no people,
It's just that I want to be alone with you,
Now you can't go anywhere.

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    • and "Obsession", which has an almost identical theme to "She's Gone".
  • "Poison" by Alice Cooper — "I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name"
  • "Kim" by Eminem is what happens to a male Yandere just after he snaps. It is not pleasant to listen to.
    • It's about his relationship struggles with his wife. He played it for her before it was released; she was understandably freaked out.
    • From the same album (The Marshall Mathers LP), Eminem gives us the song "Stan" about a yandere stalker's descent into madness.
  • My Bloody Valentine by Good Charlotte embodies the viewpoint of a male yandere who has the intense desire to Murder the Hypotenuse.
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He dropped you off I followed him home.. Then I stood outside his bedroom window..
Standing over him he begged me not to do what I knew I had to do,
'Cause I'm so in love with you!

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  • In the most popular versions of folk song The Female Highwayman the titular woman (Sovay/Silvy/Janie/Priscilla) disguises herself as a highwayman, robs her fiance blind on the road, and orders him to give her his gold engagement ring. When he says he'd rather die than give away the ring his beloved gave to him, she lets him go free and the next day reveals what she did by "accidentally" letting him see the watch she stole the day before, telling him that it was a Fidelity Test and that he passed with flying colors. However, in one version of the song, she also adds that if he had given up the ring when she robbed him, she wouldn't have just refused to marry him — she would have shot him dead on the spot.
  • "Liar" by Emilie Autumn:
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I want to mix our blood
And put it in the ground
So you can never leave
I want to earn your trust
Your faith your heart
You'll never be deceived

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    • Becomes interesting when it was revealed that these are not just lyrics, but what Autumn's boyfriend spoke to her at one point. Verbatim.
  • The Irish folk song, Bean Pháidín. Just look at the lyrics.
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May your legs, your legs be broken
May your legs be broken, Páidín’s wife
May your legs, your legs be broken
May your legs and your bones be broken.

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  • "I Love U" by Tila Tequila which opens with "you know, I just want to let you know that I never felt this way about anyone else...I...I think I love you...so don't think I'm crazy when I tell you this...but if you ever hurt me...I'll fuckin' kill you," and gets progressively more possessive.
  • No doubt's "In my head" is about a yandere who is well aware her obsessive jealousy is only in her head.
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And all it takes is one word or idea to send me in the deep.
So if you think you're clever, use the right words when you're talking to me.

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  • Wake up call by Maroon 5 is a prime example of a male yandere who found his lover in the bed with another man, so he shot him dead.
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I'm not kind if you betray me..

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Help me help me, somebody save me,
I keep running she keeps on chasing,
Reminds me all the time, "No matter where you go I'll always be watching you."

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  • The Dark Lady by the Bedlam Bards is about a yandere pirate ship. When her captain falls in love with a captive girl, the titular Dark Lady steers herself into a storm, the girl falls overboard, and the everyone else on board is killed. This leaves them as ghosts, doomed to never leave.
  • Killer by Dev
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I'm gonna make you love me

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  • Bust Your Knee Caps - Pomplamoose, Threatens johnny to not leave her or her family business will bust his knee caps. In an endearing way.
  • Vienna Teng's 'My Medea' is told from the POV of a possessive yandere.
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So, come to me, my love
I'll tap into your strength and drain it dry
And never have enough
For you I'd burn the length and breadth of sky
For it's my thoughts that bind me here
It's this moment I most fear
And this child I would destroy
For I hold her pain most dear
 

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