An angry, self-admitted “wicked” guy pretty much telling his girlfriend that if she cheats he’ll kill her. “Run For Your Life” could be O.J. Simpson‘s 1994 theme song. And yet it’s right from the heart of an angry, early-era John Lennon. The Rolling Stones were sometimes accused of penning misogynist tunes in the late ’60s and ’70s, but “Run For Your Life” is more woman-denigrating than anything Mick Jagger or Keith Richards composed. It has to be one the ugliest rock songs ever, right up there with Phil Spector‘s “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss).”

Wiki boilerplate: “Lennon designated this song as his ‘least favorite Beatles song’ in a 1973 interview and later said it was the song he most regretted writing. He also stated that the song was one of George Harrison’s favorite songs on Rubber Soul at that time, despite Lennon’s dislike of it. Lennon would revisit this theme in a more apologetic fashion with his post-Beatles song ‘Jealous Guy’.”