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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 Gives You Hell The All-American Rejects

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Bad Blood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Songs About Hate
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F*ck You CeeLo Green

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Puke Eminem

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

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Creep Radiohead

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I Hope You Die The Bloodhound Gang

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

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Everything About You Ugly Kid Joe

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I Hate Myself for Loving You Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

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

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jerif1997 added Highway to Hell AC/DC

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Irresponsible Hate Anthem Marilyn Manson

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Go to Hell Alice Cooper

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She Hates Me Puddle of Mudd

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Cool to Hate The Offspring

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Hateful The Clash

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P.S. I Hate You Reel Big Fish

Famous Band Reunions: Love 'Em or Hate 'Em?

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World Full of Hate Dropkick Murphys

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Song for the Dumped Ben Folds Five

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Deuces Chris Brown

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Closer Nine Inch Nails

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Hate On Me Jill Scott

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I Hate Boys Christina Aguilera

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Some People Hate is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Hate

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I Hate Everything George Strait

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Recipe for Hate Bad Religion

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Idiot Wind Bob Dylan

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Before You Hate It Gary Numan

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Hate to Feel Alice in Chains

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F*ck the World Tupac Shakur

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I Hate the TV Violent Femmes

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Love to Hate Cyndi Lauper

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22duttona added Dead! My Chemical Romance

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Lies of Hate Soul Asylum

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Hate That I Love You Ne-Yo, Rihanna, Shaffer Smith

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Hate & War The Clash

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Hate It When You Leave Keith Richards

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Face Up New Order

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I Hate Everybody Johnny Winter