05/30/2013 10:56 EDT

Murder, Prison And Running From The Law: 10 Songs About Committing A Crime

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19th October 1968: Beatles singer, songwriter and guitarist John Lennon (1940 - 1980) and his partner artist Yoko Ono, leaving court surrounded by police. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Love is probably the number one topic for songwriting, but interestingly enough, crime is probably number two.

Whether it's killing a cheating lover, killing for no reason, or running away from the law, crime has been immortalized and romanticized in music for a long time.

Click on the slideshow below to check out 10 songs about committing a crime: