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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.”

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Fuck You Cee Lo Green

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Bad Blood Taylor Swift

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Public Enemy #1 Mötley Crüe

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17 12
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19 15
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Killing in the Name Rage Against the Machine

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Behind Enemy Lines Demi Lovato

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Energy Drake

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Power Kanye West, Dwele

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Hand of the Enemy Ozzy Osbourne

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5 3
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Pubic Enemy A Tribe Called Quest

13
5 3
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Overt Enemy Slayer

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3 1
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My Favorite Enemy Eric Burdon & the Animals

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6 5
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The Enemy Godsmack

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9 9
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Enemy Jack Johnson

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8 8
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6 6
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5 5
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Your Own Worst Enemy Bruce Springsteen

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5 5
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Public Enemy #1 James Brown

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4 4
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Back to Back Drake

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4 4
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4 4
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3 3
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3 3
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Anatomy of Your Enemy Anti‐Flag

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3 3
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The Enemy Anthrax

27
3 3
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Tenant Enemy #1 Dropkick Murphys

28
9 10
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5 6
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Enemies With Me Tupac Shakur

30
5 6
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5 6
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Know Your Enemy Rage Against the Machine

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4 5
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Starfuckers, Inc. Nine Inch Nails

33
4 5
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Enemy The Weeknd

34
4 5
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Public Enemy Public Enemy

35
3 4
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Public Enemy No. 1 Public Enemy

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37
2 3
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Takeover Jay-Z

38
2 3
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Enemy Angel Olsen

39
2 3
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Titus Andronicus Forever Titus Andronicus

40
2 3
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2 3
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Enemy Fire Ryan Adams

42
2 3
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44
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Enemy Love Song Meat Puppets

45
2 3
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Who Is the Enemy Buckethead

46
2 3
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Enemy of God Kreator

47
2 3
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The Enemy Guided by Voices

48
2 3
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Ether Nas

49
2 3
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Enemy Gene Janelle Monae, Of Montreal

50
4 6
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Enemy Turf Juvenile, Lil Wayne