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Songs The Best Songs About Enemies  

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Hate is a powerful emotion, and many musicians have turned their experiences into songs for their enemies. This list features the best songs about enemies, ranked by your votes. Some of the greatest enemy songs are about a group of haters, but other good enemy songs are written with one specific person in mind.

Bob Dylan told off his former friend turned nemesis with his scathing hit, “Positively 4th Street.” This track contains the lyrics, “Yes, I wish that for just one time/You could stand inside my shoes/You’d know what a drag it is/To see you.” Ouch! Kanye West addressed his haters with “Power” and Dawes put old feuds behind them on “Things Happen.”

In the early-1990s, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E went from N.W.A. collaborators to bitter rivals. Music fans heard this feud play out in song with Dre's “F*ck Wit Dre Day” and Eazy's response track, “Real Muthaphuckkin G's.” Other good songs about enemies, nemeses, and foes on this list include “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” and “Killing in the Name.”

Do you have a favorite song about enemies? Vote up to move it to the top of this list and please add any songs we may have missed.
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Taylor Swift

3
38 22
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Cee Lo Green

4
13 7
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Mötley Crüe

5
23 17
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Rage Against the Machine

6
18 14
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Drake

7
17 14
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8 5
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Godsmack

9
17 15
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10
10 8
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Demi Lovato

11
10 8
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Ozzy Osbourne

12
12 11
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Kanye West, Dwele

13
5 4
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A Tribe Called Quest

14
5 4
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Slayer

15
5 4
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Drake

16
4 3
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Anthrax

17
3 2
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Eric Burdon & the Animals

18
9 9
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Jack Johnson

19
8 8
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20
6 6
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21
6 6
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Rage Against the Machine

22
5 5
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James Brown

23
5 5
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Bruce Springsteen

24
4 4
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25
4 4
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26
3 3
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27
3 3
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Dropkick Murphys

28
3 3
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Anti‐Flag

29
5 6
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30
5 6
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Tupac Shakur

31
4 5
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Public Enemy

32
4 5
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The Weeknd

33
4 5
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Nine Inch Nails

34
3 4
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Public Enemy

35
2 3
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Titus Andronicus

36
2 3
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Jay-Z

37
2 3
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Angel Olsen

38
2 3
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Ryan Adams

39
2 3
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40
2 3
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41
2 3
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Kreator

42
2 3
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Meat Puppets

43
2 3
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44
2 3
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Nas

45
2 3
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Guided by Voices

46
2 3
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Janelle Monae, Of Montreal

47
2 3
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48
9 11
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49
4 6
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Juvenile, Lil Wayne

50
2 4
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Buckethead