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

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Radiohead

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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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Ugly Kid Joe

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The Bloodhound Gang

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Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

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59 42
F.O.D. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Hate
Green Day

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jerif1997 added AC/DC

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22duttona added My Chemical Romance

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Puddle of Mudd

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Alice Cooper

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The Clash

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George Strait

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

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Marilyn Manson

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The Offspring

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Dropkick Murphys

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Ben Folds Five

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Reel Big Fish

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Bad Religion

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Tupac Shakur

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Chris Brown

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25 24
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Christina Aguilera

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16 14
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Jill Scott

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23 22
Some People Hate is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Hate

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Nine Inch Nails

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Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Shaffer Smith

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Alice in Chains

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The Clash

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Bob Dylan

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Violent Femmes

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Soul Asylum

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New Order

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Gary Numan

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Johnny Winter

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Cyndi Lauper

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Keith Richards