Welcome once again to Five Songs About, our new weekly (maybe) feature in which we pick a topic and then dig through music history to find relevant songs by some of our favourite artists. It’s sort of like a musical parlour game, but mostly it’s designed to keep us from finally going insane in this batshit era in which we live. In this edition, we bring you five songs about true crimes and the true criminals who truly commit them. Which, admittedly, might not offer much in the way of escape from this cold, cruel world, but at least the music is good.
1. Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, “Bonnie and Clyde” (1968)
Of all the true-crime songs on this list, “Bonnie and Clyde” is the closest to being a firsthand account, given that its lyrics were based on a poem written by American gangster