60 Songs about Hate & Haters (Rock, Hip Hop, Pop & More)

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60 Songs about Hate & Haters (Rock, Hip Hop, Pop & More)

Leo Tolstoy once said, “Music is the shorthand of emotion”. Just as there are an infinite number of love songs, so there are also those of hate. The two sides of the same coin. Check out ours below:

I. Songs about hating the world

You’ve got to admit – most of the time people fail and disappoint. The world as a whole is filled with people who kill, maim, oppress, persecute, judge, destroy, and so on. The hate rises within us for others, and for ourselves. Here is a shortlist of songs about just that.

1) Creep

Artist: Radiohead
Album: Creep
Year: 1992
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2) Another Brick in The Wall

Artist: Pink Floyd
Album: The Wall
Year: 1979
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3) Paint It Black

Artist: The Rolling Stones
Album: Aftermath
Year: 1966
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4) So What

Artist: Pink
Album: Funhouse
Year: 2008
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5) Killing In The Name

Artist: Rage Against The Machine
Album: Rage Against The Machine
Year: 1991
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6) People = Shit

Artist: Slipknot
Album: Iowa
Year: 2001
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II. Songs about hate in the world

In the immortal words of Taylor Swift, “Haters gonna hate” no matter how hard we try. So, while there is still hate in the world here is a line-up of songs about it, by artists we know and love.

1) Get In The Ring

Artist: Guns n Roses
Album: Use Your Illusion II
Year: 1991
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2) Mind Your Own Business

Artist: Hank Williams Jr
Album: Montana Cafe
Year: 1986
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3) Tear Away

Artist: Drowning Pool
Album: Sinner
Year: 2001
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4) Sounds of Silence

Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Album: Wednesday Morning 3:00 AM
Year: 1964
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5) Weak

Artist: Seether
Album: Seether 2002 – 2013
Year: 2013
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6) Heal The World

Artist: Michael Jackson
Album: Dangerous
Year: 1991
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III. Songs about hate and love

Where there is love, there is always going to be hate. Well, if things don’t work out – of course. Here’s a couple of cool songs to help your bleeding heart. Belt them out. It’s cathartic.

1) Tainted Love

Artist: Soft Cell
Album: Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Year: 1981
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2) Flowers On The Wall

Artist: Statler Brothers
Album: Flowers On The Wall: The Essential Statler Brothers 1964 – 1969
Year: 1966
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3) You’re No Good

Artist: Linda Ronstadt
Album: I Fall To Pieces (Live)
Year: 1974
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4) These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

Artist: Nancy Sinatra
Album: Boots
Year: 1966
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5) Hit The Road Jack

Artist: Ray Charles
Album: Ray Charles Greatest Hits
Year: 1962
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6) You Don’t Love Me Anymore

Artist: Weird Al Yankovic
Album: Off The Deep End
Year: 1992
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IV. Songs about hate and anger

You ever been so mad and full of hate and anger that you wish someone dead or gone? Need a song to sing to tell them to leave you alone. We have just the varied collection for you. Check them out:

1) You Rascal You

Artist: Hanni El Khatib
Album: Will The Guns Come Out
Year: 2011
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2) Leave Me Alone

Artist: Michael Jackson
Album: Bad 25
Year: 1989
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3) Break Stuff

Artist: Limp Bizkit
Album: Significant Other
Year: 1999
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4) A Place For My Head

Artist: Linkin Park
Album: Hybrid Theory
Year: 2000
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5) Cleaning Out My Closet

Artist: Eminem
Album: The Eminem Show
Year: 2002
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6) Here’s To Us

Artist: Halestorm
Album: The Strange Case Of…
Year: 2012
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V. Songs about hating life

Life could be a breeze Sweetheart, but it ain’t always so for most of us. If we’re honest. So, on occasion life gives us reason to hate it. It’s even true for famous “musos”; that’s why they write and sing about it.

1) Make The World Go Away

Artist: Eddy Arnold
Album: My World
Year: 1963
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2) I Don’t Care At All

Artist: Garrett Klahn
Album: Garrett Klahn
Year: 2016
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3) And When I Die

Artist: Blood, Sweat & Tears
Album: Blood, Sweat & Tears
Year: 1968
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4) Numb

Artist: Linkin Park
Album: Meteora
Year: 2003
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5) I Drink Alone

Artist: George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Album: Maverick
Year: 1985
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6) Take This Job And Shove It

Artist: Johnny Paycheck
Album: Take This Job And Shove It
Year: 1977
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VI. Pop songs about hate

Don’t you just love a song that’s easy to remember and sticks in your head? How convenient that Pop also covers the issue of hate for us to relate to and sing about. Check out our lineup below:

1) Complicated

Artist: Avril Lavigne
Album: Let Go
Year: 2002
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2) Fuck You

Artist: Lilly Allen
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You
Year: 2009
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3) Goodbye Earl

Artist: The Chicks
Album: Fly
Year: 1999
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4) Stronger

Artist: Britney Spears
Album: Oops! …I Did It Again
Year: 2000
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5) My Life

Artist: Billy Joel
Album: 52nd Street
Year: 1978
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6) I’m Alright (Theme from Caddyshack)

Artist: Kenny Loggins
Album: Caddyshack
Year: 1980
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VII. Rap/Hip Hop songs about hating someone

Nothing like a song pumped with words full of meaning, at speed, backed with soul-thrilling beats. Thank you Rap. Getting straight to the point. Can’t deny it.

1) I Love You, I Hate You

Artist: Little Simz
Album: Sometimes I Might Be An Introvert
Year: 2021
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2) They Gotta Hate Us

Artist: Dave East
Album: World Star HipHop
Year: 1973
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3) Hate The Way

Artist: G-Eazy ft. Blackbear
Album: These Things Happen Too
Year: 1973
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4) Hate It Or Love It

Artist: The Game, 50 Cent
Album: The Documentary
Year: 2005
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5) LoveHate

Artist: Foster
Album: Single
Year: 2019
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6) Hate Me Now

Artist: Nas ft. Puff Daddy
Album: I Am…
Year: 1999
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VIII. Rock songs about hate

Road trip anyone? Want to get away from it all, with a “ragey” soundtrack? Here’s some good old Rock n Roll to get you through the day. You’ve got to love the classics.

1) Death On Two Legs

Artist: Queen
Album: A Night At The Opera
Year: 1975
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2) Had It With You

Artist: The Rolling Stones
Album: Dirty Work
Year: 1986
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3) Positively 4th Street

Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: Positively 4th Street
Year: 1965
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4) You Oughta Know

Artist: Alanis Morissette
Album: Jagged Little Pill
Year: 1995
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5) Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)

Artist: Styx
Album: The Grand Illusion
Year: 1977
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6) Gives You Hell

Artist: The All-American Rejects
Album: When The World Comes Down
Year: 2008
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IX. Songs with hate in the lyrics

Did you know? Hate ranks as the most overused and abused word in American life. Maybe that’s why we use it so much to accuse people – a quick and effective way to avoid listening and learning perhaps?

1) Irresponsible Hate Anthem

Artist: Marilyn Manson
Album: Antichrist Superstar
Year: 1996
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2) Everything About You

Artist: Ugly Kid Joe
Album: Everything About You
Year: 1992
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3) Cool To Hate

Artist: The Offspring
Album: Ixnay on the Hombre
Year: 1997
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4) Platypus (I Hate You)

Artist: Greenday
Album: Nimrod
Year: 1997
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5) Hate Love

Artist: Girlicious
Album: Rebuilt (Deluxe Version)
Year: 2009
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6) Love’s In Need of Love Today

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Imagination
Year: 1973
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X. Songs with hate in the title

So that you know exactly what you’re getting into; these songs have hate in the title. Great for when you need to research or be a Trivia Champion.

1) Hate the World Day

Artist: The Wildhearts
Album: Fishing for Luckies
Year: 1994
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2) I Hate Myself and I Want To Die

Artist: Nirvana
Album: With The Lights Out
Year: 2004
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3) I Hate You

Artist: Slayer
Album: Undisputed Attitude
Year: 1996
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4) Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Artist: The Persuaders
Album: Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Year: 1971
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5) She Hates Me

Artist: Puddle of Mudd
Album: Come Clean
Year: 2001
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6) I Hate Music

Artist: The Replacements
Album: Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out the Trash
Year: 1981
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