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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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Cee Lo Green

2
42 25
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3
53 35
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Taylor Swift

4
24 18
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Rage Against the Machine

5
13 9
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Mötley Crüe

6
18 16
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Drake

7
8 6
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Godsmack

8
6 4
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A Tribe Called Quest

9
17 16
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17 16
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11
10 9
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Demi Lovato

12
10 9
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Ozzy Osbourne

13
9 8
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14
5 4
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15
3 2
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Eric Burdon & the Animals

16
6 6
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Tupac Shakur

17
6 6
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Rage Against the Machine

18
6 6
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19
5 5
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Bruce Springsteen

20
5 5
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Slayer

21
5 5
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James Brown

22
4 4
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Anthrax

23
3 3
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Nas

24
3 3
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Dropkick Murphys

25
12 13
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Kanye West, Dwele

26
10 11
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27
9 10
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Jack Johnson

28
5 6
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Drake

29
4 5
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30
3 4
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Anti‐Flag

31
3 4
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Public Enemy

32
3 4
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33
2 3
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Fat Joe, Big L

34
5 7
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35
4 6
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The Weeknd

36
4 6
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Nine Inch Nails

37
4 6
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Public Enemy

38
2 4
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Jay-Z

39
2 4
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Angel Olsen

40
2 4
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41
2 4
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Titus Andronicus

42
2 4
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43
2 4
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44
2 4
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Ryan Adams

45
2 4
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Kreator

46
2 4
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47
2 4
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Meat Puppets

48
2 4
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Janelle Monae, Of Montreal

49
2 4
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Guided by Voices

50
4 7
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Juvenile, Lil Wayne