Songs about ... errm ... disliking someone
June 16, 2014 4:10 AM   Subscribe

Looking for some hatred-filled songs to channel my frustration.

Sometimes I have to deal with someone I absolutely cannot stand and also cannot avoid. I'd like to turn my anger into a playlist. I'm looking for songs about hating someone or about horrible people, especially people who constantly criticize you.

I tried google and apparently there are a lot of poppy punkrock/emo songs to be found on this subject, that don't really appeal to my musical taste (I'll leave those in the past for 16-year-old me). Apart from that, I like almost everything, music-wise.

What I am not looking for:

- Punkrock/emo songs (so no Plain White T's)
- Songs about failed relationships/ hating an ex

Songs that are on my playlist already:

- Dirt - Lou Reed
- Leave me alone - Lou Reed
- Bigmouth strikes again - The Smiths
posted by leopard-skin pill-box hat to Media & Arts (58 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
"The Hell of It" by Paul Williams
posted by Jane the Brown at 4:18 AM on June 16 [2 favorites]

Ach, I can't find a link to it online, but my absolute favorite song in this genre is "Car Fascist" by Ad Frank.
posted by prewar lemonade at 4:26 AM on June 16

Killing in the Name of - rage against the machine
posted by chasles at 4:34 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]

Battery - Aftermath is pretty much an entire hate album. Listen the the title track here. It's pretty awesomely angry, if you have any taste for electronic/industrial.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 4:35 AM on June 16

crap, sorry, I misread. you're not looking for hating-an-ex songs. might not be applicable then.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 4:37 AM on June 16

Unbearable - The Wonder Stuff
Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
Why Don’t You Kill Yourself? - The Only Ones
Little Bitch - The Specials
posted by misteraitch at 4:38 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]

Superchunk - "Shallow End"
posted by TheCavorter at 4:39 AM on June 16

Bjork - Army Of Me
posted by corvine at 4:45 AM on June 16 [2 favorites]

Nine Inch Nails: Head Like a Hole
posted by feral_goldfish at 4:51 AM on June 16 [2 favorites]

And of course the second I hit post I think of a bunch more.

N.E.R.D. - Rock Star
Seahorses - Blinded By The Sun (and, indeed, most of that album)

Azealia Banks - 212 might qualify?
posted by corvine at 4:56 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]

Big Catholic Guilt- Tom
posted by ants at 4:56 AM on June 16

Johnny Cash, Sam Hall - damn your eyes!
posted by tomboko at 5:06 AM on June 16 [2 favorites]

Public Enemy: You're Gonna Get Yours a.k.a. My 98 Oldsmobile.
posted by feral_goldfish at 5:08 AM on June 16

Did you catch this question from earlier this month? Lots of recommendations that might fill the bill.
posted by kate4914 at 5:21 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]

Accept's Son of a Bitch can be helpful.
posted by Grinder at 5:24 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]

Sorry it's the wrong genre, but there's always "I Hate You" from the Star Trek IV soundtrack.
posted by Melismata at 5:45 AM on June 16

Rollins Band, Liar

The Mark Of Cain, Interloper
(Which Youtube tells me was produced by Rollins. Never knew that.)

Gah, these might not fit your theme lyrically; they just carry angry nicely for me.

posted by quinndexter at 5:55 AM on June 16

Shitlist by L7 is a classic of the genre.
posted by cilantro at 5:58 AM on June 16 [2 favorites]

Gang of Four "I Found That Essence Rare"
Modern Lovers " Pablo Picasso"
posted by brujita at 6:11 AM on June 16

The Dresden Dolls' "Backstabber". I used to work with a team of people I absolutely hated (and who hated me right back) IN A DANK BUG-INFESTED SUB-BASEMENT; the only thing that kept me from going on a rampage with a staple remover was stomping around Center City every lunch hour listening to that song.
posted by julthumbscrew at 6:16 AM on June 16

More of an "I hate everyone and everything and would like to see it all burn" kind of theme, but Avatar's Hail the Apocalypse is pretty cathartic.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:16 AM on June 16

The Smiths - Unhappy Birthday
posted by JoeZydeco at 6:34 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]

Ugly Kid Joe - Everything about you
posted by fings at 6:48 AM on June 16 [2 favorites]

Robbie Fulks - Fuck This Town
posted by bonobothegreat at 6:53 AM on June 16

Fuck you - by Lily Allen.
posted by vespabelle at 6:59 AM on June 16

I'm not sure if Get Set Go is comparable to Plain White Ts, but I Hate Everyone is kind of fun/quirky/cathartic on a bad day.
posted by bigasthesky at 7:10 AM on June 16

They Might Be Giants, When Will You Die?
posted by the_blizz at 7:45 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]

Devil Makes Three, Ten Feet Tall
posted by BrashTech at 8:04 AM on June 16

How Do You Sleep, by John Lennon when he was really really mad at Paul McCartney.
posted by OolooKitty at 8:17 AM on June 16

Fatima Mansions, "Angel's Delight." I could only find a live version that doesn't capture the anger of the recorded version, but if you want to sing "BURN, MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!" at top volume, this is the song for you.

Note that it's an anti-cop song, but I think it's about South African apartheid-era violence, hence the reference to "burning rubber necklaces." (No pics at that link, thankfully.)
posted by vickyverky at 8:40 AM on June 16

I Wanna Destroy You by the Soft Boys
posted by jabes at 8:46 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]

The Wedding Present are great for focused, snarling anger but a lot of the songs are about relationships. "Fleshworld" is ambiguous enough that it might work for you.
posted by hydrophonic at 8:47 AM on June 16

Nearly every song by the band Emmure involves despising an ex.
posted by naterd00d at 9:11 AM on June 16

Frankly Mr. Shankly by the Smiths. ("I didn't realize that you wrote poetry / I didn't realize you wrote such bloody awful poetry").
posted by heisenberg at 9:22 AM on June 16

Angry Samoans You Stupid Jerk.
posted by cropshy at 9:38 AM on June 16

Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff
posted by WeekendJen at 10:06 AM on June 16

Toadies - Backslider
posted by hootenatty at 10:14 AM on June 16

I feel like I recommend this a lot, but nothing beats Godsmack's "Whatever" for this ("I don't like you anyway/I don't need your shit today/You're pathetic in your own way").
posted by joycehealy at 10:49 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]

The Bloodhound Gang - I Hope You Die
posted by namewithoutwords at 11:06 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]

Pantera - Walk
posted by SamanthaK at 1:21 PM on June 16

The Ramones - Beat on the Brat. I'd call this punk, but it's proper punk and not the emo kind. If you're good with Lou Reed this should be no problem.

Komeda - Nonsense
posted by bjrn at 2:08 PM on June 16 [1 favorite]

Beck, Motherfucker
posted by drapatz at 2:28 PM on June 16

Small parts isolated and destroyed
Kill everyone now
All lies

And about half of every other NoMeansNo song.
posted by vrakatar at 2:55 PM on June 16

This is not the right genre, but listen to The One You Love To Hate by Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson.
posted by wittgenstein at 3:51 PM on June 16

Wire, "Mannequin" (I guess they're punk, though.)
Neil Young, "Walk On" (specifically about critics, I think)
Tori Amos, "Take to the Sky" ("You can say just one more time, what you don't like...then have a seat while I take to the sky.")
posted by Ralston McTodd at 4:02 PM on June 16

Sweet voice and a catchy tune is Lily Allen's "F**k You"
At a time when I was treated wrongly badly, my sister thought I would enjoy this tune and think of the folks that mistreated me.... she was so right!
posted by IpsoFacto at 5:08 PM on June 16

Skrewdriver - I Don't Like You [lyrics]
posted by Su at 1:29 PM on June 17

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