Songs About or Inspired by the Son of Sam | Playlist
In our latest true crime playlist endeavor, we explore 10 songs about or inspired by David Berkowitz, better known as ‘Son of Sam.’
“I was once an evil man. I truly believed that I was working for Satan and I embraced the mission.” Criminologist and author Scott A. Bonn quotes the infamous David Berkowitz (b. 1953), best known as the Son of Sam, in Psychology Today article, “Son of Sam” Serial Killer Explains Why He Was Once “Evil”. Berkowitz/Son of Sam isn’t a good man…or at least that was the case the late 1970s. Son of Sam was a New York serial killer who is currently serving a sentence of life imprisonment for his pointless murders.
According to a 2017 CBS News documentary, Son of Sam | The Killer Speaks, Berkowitz asserts, “There was a battle going on inside of me”. That’s an understatement to say the least. This playlist is comprised of 10 songs centered on Berkowitz. Featured musicians depicting Berkowitz’s hellishness are Hall & Oates, Overkill, Macabre, Dead Boys, Green Jellÿ, Church of Misery, Elliott Smith, The Electric Hellfire Club, and Shinedown.