The greatest songs about being locked up

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'Band on the Run' by Paul McCartney & Wings: -This 1974 song has the former Beatle singing "Stuck inside these four walls / Sent inside forever / Never seeing no one."

'Folsom Prison Blues' by Johnny Cash: -The Man in Black's song was very controversial, but nonetheless became a huge hit. 

'Locked Up' by Akon: -Akon has actually done time behind bars, and this song is about his imprisonment.

'I Fought the Law' by The Clash: -This song, originally recorded by The Crickets but later popularized by British punk rockers The Clash.

'Hurricane' by Bob Dylan: -This Dylan track is about the tragic life story of boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who was wrongly convicted of murder.

'Jailhouse Rock' by Elvis Presley: -Perhaps one of the most famous (and danceable) songs about being locked up.

'Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos' by Public Enemy: -This hip-hop tune describes a successful (and violent) jailbreak of an inmate who managed to drag along 52 other inmates with him.

'Chain Gang' by Sam Cooke: -This 1960 classic goes: "That's the sound of the men / Working on the chain gang / All day long they work so hard.

'San Quentin' by Johnny Cash: -Though many other Johnny Cash songs resonated with those locked up behind bars.

'Jailbreak' by Thin Lizzy: -Yes, this classic tune by Irish rockers Thin Lizzy is about a jailbreak. "Tonight there's gonna be trouble / Some of us won't survive .

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