The Son of Sam serial killer’s fear-vice on the city of New York during the summer of 1977 ended on this day when NYC police captured David Berkowitz outside his Yonkers apartment.

A lot of songs have been written about lunatics over the years. Of course a lot of lunatics have claimed that songs have inspired them to be lunatics, too. Charles Manson and “Helter Skelter” is pretty damn disturbing. But Hall & Oats‘ “Rich Girl,” the song Berkowitz supposedly claimed to have sent him off murderously into the streets is even creepier — a disco-stride of a soft-rock hallmark with a little backhand to superficial women.

That’s some twisted violent Scorcese soundtrackin’ right there.

However, time has revealed Berkowitz was full of shit, as the song wasn’t released until after he was behind bars. Nevertheless, so goes the infamous hook from “Rich Girl” below and some further listening following: Hall & Oats, naturally appalled to hear the Berkowitz connection, responded later with “Diddy Doo Wop (I Hear the Voices)” in 1980:

You’re a rich girl, and you’ve gone too far
‘Cause you know it don’t matter anyway
You can rely on the old man’s money
You can rely on the old man’s money
It’s a bitch girl and it’s gone too far