16 Blistering Insults Hidden In Popular Song Lyrics

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Most of the time it's pretty clear what songs are about. The performer really likes, really hates, or really wants something. The thing is, sometimes songwriters use their music to issue a subtle or not-so-subtle smackdown.

This contest was suggested by IsaaxC, who thought Green Day's "American Idiot" was the pinnacle of edgy when he was 13.

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Mariah Carey and Eminem had a song-off, referencing the relationship they defined differently. Nick Cannon, Bagpipes from Baghdad you prick, I wish

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IN KANYE WEST'S So APPALLED, GUEST JAY-Z RAPS IN HIS VERSE, Hammer went broke sO you know I'm more focused... unlike Hammer 30 million can't hurt m

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PSY's GANGNAM STYLE I'm A GUY... A GUY WHO HAS BULGING IDEAS RATHER THAN MUSCLES, THAT KIND OF GUY... is a dig at people who live in the Gangnam n

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Nightwish's Bye Bye Beautiful was directed at their former vocalist Tarja Turunen, who was kicked out of the band due to her selfishness. IORG Did

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THE DEAD MILKMEN wrote a song called Instant Club Hit (You'll Dance to Anything), which denounced dance music from Europe. The song slammed acts wit

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QUEEN Norman Sheffield QUEEN released the song Death on Two Legs in 1975 dedicated to their ex-manager NORMAN SHEFFIELD for what they felt was mistr

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CRACKED COM THE CLASSIC ROCK ANTHEM AMERICAN WOMAN BY THE GUESS WHO ISN'T ABOUT AN AMERICAN WOMAN. OT'S A VIETNAM-ERA INDICTMENT OF THE UNITED STATE

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0 TELL THE FELLAS THE NAME CALLIN' START YIPPIE YI YO! RESPOND GIRLS TO THE THE WOMAN AND A SHOUT CALL OUT... I HEARD THE Dogs OF THE 2001 MONSTER

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CRYIN' LIKE A B!TCH!! BY GODSMACK SLAMS MOTLEY CRUE AND YOU NONDER WHY NO ONE CAN STAND YOU!?! The song about an arrogant has-been who tries to bu

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Fleetwood Mac's Go Your Own Way is guitarist Lindsey Buckingham's not-so- subtle jab at his Stevie Nicks' alleged infideandmate infidelity. Nicks ad

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Sweet Home Alabama was a direct rebuttal to Neil Young's songs Alabama and Southern Man which Lynyrd Skynyrd GRADI found denigrating to the Amer

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Royals takes aim at the artists Lorde listened to as a kid (Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey.) But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on y

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Entry by PookieJones

Destiny's Child's Survivor isn't So much about women's empowerment as much as it's about dissing ex-bandmates. You thought I LeToya Luckett wouldn't

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CRACKEDCO THAT WAS YOUR FIRST MISTAKE. YoU TOOK YOUR LUCKY BREAK AND BROKE IT IN TWO... -TOO MANY PEOPLE LAMOK AFTER THE EATLES BROKE UP, JOHN LEN

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The song Scum by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds was aimed at music journalist Mat Snow. ...he'reminded me of some evil gnome/Shaking his hands was like sha

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I'LL STICK AROUND BY FOO FIGHTERS IS A SLIGHT AGAINST COURTNEY LOVE. How could it be I'm the only one who sees your rehearsed insanity? Grohl was no

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