I was listening to my ipod the other day and realized that there are some songs about the police that deserve some attention. Some of these are defamatory to the police but I'm including them because they show the depth that "police haters" will go to try to convince you that law enforcement is "out of control."
Without further adieu, here is my list:
10) Niggas With Attitude - "Fuck da Police"
The song that made hating the police a point of pride. You'd rather see me in the pen than me and Lorenzo rollin in a Benzo. Yeah, that's about right. And these goofs have had it so bad that Ice-Cube is now a major movie star. RIH Easy-E.
9) Lil Wayne - "Mrs Officer"
Lil Wayne is a terrible singer with no vocal capabilities. He's yet another example of a no-talent "hip hopper" who can put a couple hooks together, hire a hot model and make some videos. Of course his "target market" eats this stuff up. The best phrase from this song? "She know I'm from the street, and now all she wants me to do is fuck the police."
8) Iron Maiden - "The Trooper"
While technically this song references the famous "Charge of the Light brigade" I think it's an appropriate homage to my brothers in blue.
7) Sam Roberts - "Where have all the good people gone?"
I included this song because of the lyrics "it took 10 cops to pull me over." Sam Roberts is a solid talent with excellent musicianship, unlike NWA and Lil Wayne.
6) Motely Crue - "Knock 'em dead kidd"
In the original liner notes for this song, the band wrote "Dedicated to the LAPD". Apparently they weren't happy with the service they recieved.
5) I fought the law, and the law won - Bobby Fuller.
4) Dead Kennedys - "Police truck"
From my punk days, this song always made me laugh. The boys sing about going downtown to beat up some drunks, and have their plans thwarted by law enforcement. Wah! It's always the police getting in the way of some awesome ultra-violence.
3) "Highway Patrol" - Junior Brown
This probably should be #1 but, in my opinion, most highway patrol officers are nothing more than parking meter maids. Maybe if they did more than write movers I'd have a bit more respect for them.
2) Aerosmith - "Sweet Emotion"
One of the best songs ever written. The song pulses with a strong beat, then pulls back into a smooth chorus of lyrics. The best line? I pulled into town in a police car, your daddy said I took ya just a little too far.
1) Sammy Hagar - "I can't drive 55"
A song about a kid who just like to drive fast. Who can blame him? He doesn't even mind getting a ticket. Nice.