The Horror Honeys: Revenge Wed. Jam - 'Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had it Coming)'

Revenge Wed. Jam - 'Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had it Coming)'


I lick 'im wit' thee pot and thee fryin' pan
And if I kill him, he had it coming
There is one thing that I am sure
He ain't goin' to beat me no more
So I tell ya that I doesn't care 
If I was to die in the electric chair


Songs that shine a spotlight on the reality of domestic violence may be something we're used to in this day and age. Hell, Miranda Lambert doesn't release an album doesn't feature at least two songs encouraging women to stand up to their abusers (making her one of the few country artists I desperately love). But there was a time when talking about spousal abuse, let alone singing about it, was completely taboo. So leave it to "The Queen of Jazz," Ella Fitzgerald and "The King of the Jukebox" Louis Jordan to turn a domestic violence murder ballad into a reggae-infused hit tune. This song is so catchy, you can almost miss the fact that it's a story about a woman so fed up with her abusive husband, she murders him in public. Jazz is literally the best. ~RH