I D0n’t Like Mondays could be in anyone’s top ten. I’d suggest the following additions (not in any order):
1. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
2. Long Black Veil – Chieftans version with Mick Jagger
3. Gallows Pole – Led Zepplin.
4. Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash (who made a career of crime songs including Deliah, San Quentin, Streets of Laradeo etc).
5. I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley
6. Tom Dooley – Kingston Trio
7. I Fought The Law – Bobby Fueller (and the fantastic Clash version).
8. Mack The Knife- Bobby Darin version
9. Chain Gang – Sam Cooke
10. Bad Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
See also Springsteen’s Highway Patrolman, Whisky in the Jar and Jailbreak by Tin Lizzy and the Fields of Athenry by nearly everyone. Feel free to discuss or add others.