Songs The Best Songs About Hate  

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There's a fine line between love and hate, but the best songs about hate usually blur that line. Everyone knows that the greatest songs about hate are usually written post-break up, when the musician's heart is still raw and full of feels. But ex-lovers aren't the only thing on these bands' minds - Radiohead and Joan Jett have written songs about self-loathing, while the Violent Femmes have sung about their hatred for television. Tupac Shakur even raps about hating the world.

Of all the best hate songs out there, CeeLo Green's "F--k You," tops our list. It's the most scathing hate song out there, bedsides Bob Dylan's "Positively 4th Street." Radiohead's "Creep" and Nirvana's "I Hate Myself and I Want to Die" deal with self-hatred. Say Anything's "Hate Everyone," is about Max Bemis's early onset disdain for the human race. The Avett Brothers, however, really turn the hate song genre around with their "Ballad of Love and Hate." They sing about the different perspectives of a woman, (Love) and her boyfriend, (Hate), and how they treat each other in a relationship.  

Vote up the best songs about hate below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section! 
 
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jerif1997 added The All-American Rejects

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CeeLo Green

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Eminem

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350 191
Bad Blood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs About Hate
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215 119
I Hate U is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Hate
Prince

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bruce-adams added Sitcom Actor-comedian Dave Coulier from Full House claimed to being the ex-boyfriend portrayed in the song

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Radiohead

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121 84
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57 35
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The Bloodhound Gang

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69 46
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Ugly Kid Joe

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23 6
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DragonSoul added Lily Allen

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24 7
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22duttona added My Chemical Romance

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64 45
F.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Hate
Green Day

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19 5
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22duttona added I DON'T KNOW HOW, BUT THEY FOUND ME

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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

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39 31
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Alice Cooper

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36 29
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The Clash

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35 28
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Marilyn Manson

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31 24
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Puddle of Mudd

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25 18
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19 13
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George Strait

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21 16
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The Offspring

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20 15
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Reel Big Fish

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26 22
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Ben Folds Five

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17 13
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Dropkick Murphys

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Chris Brown

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Christina Aguilera

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25 24
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Tupac Shakur

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Bad Religion

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18 17
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23 24
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Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Shaffer Smith

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23 24
Some People Hate is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Hate

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Jill Scott

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39 43
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Nine Inch Nails

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19 20
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Alice in Chains

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22 24
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Bob Dylan

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16 19
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The Clash

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11 14
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10 13
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Johnny Winter

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13 17
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11 15
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Ozzy Osbourne

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14 19
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New Order

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Violent Femmes

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Slayer

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7 11
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Soul Asylum

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Keith Richards