->''"All hail to the thief, all hail to the thief..."''
--> '''Music/{{Radiohead}},''' ''2+2=5''

In musical theater, especially period pieces, it is common to emphasize the setting by having characters raise their voices in a song of sarcastic praise offered to the most hated political leader or leading figures of their day.

Named after Music/{{Radiohead}}'s [[Music/HailToTheThief album of the same name]].

This can overlap with TheVillainSucksSong. Compare ProtestSong. A close relative of MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting.

* In an example from Wiki/TVTropes itself, GodSaveUsFromTheQueen is a play on the British national anthem.
* "We'd Like to Thank You, UsefulNotes/HerbertHoover" from ''Theatre/{{Annie}}''.
* "Merry Christmas [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher Maggie Thatcher]]" from ''Theatre/BillyElliot''.
* During the opening song "Tradition" from ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'', a villager asks the rabbi if there is a blessing for the czar. "Of course! 'May God bless and keep the czar... far away from us!'"
* "Hosianna Rockefeller" from ''Happy End''.
* "Sing Hubbard" from ''Regina''.
* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'' has "The Phony King of England," about [[UsefulNotes/KingJohnOfEngland Prince John]].
* TV example: "Shame, Shame, Shame (on you now [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush Dubya]])" from ''Series/{{Treme}}''.
* Crossed with TheVillainSucksSong but "[[DragonBall Frieza]], [[AwesomeMusic/DragonBall Frieza]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42B-kOtn-D8 Frieza]]" ...
* "Disney/DerFuehrersFace," as popularised by Music/SpikeJones and WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, pays mocking respect to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and ThoseWackyNazis.
--> Not to love Der Fuehrer is a great disgrace,
--> So ve heil! (''[[BlowingARaspberry raspberry]]'') heil! (''[[BlowingARaspberry raspberry]]'')
--> Right in Der Fuehrer's face.
* Speaking of Creator/{{Disney}}, there's a UsefulNotes/JosefStalin-related [[https://youtu.be/qvX8WLJ-fHo parody]] of Gaston's VillainSong from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. It's clear that the singers are only singing Stalin's praises because he'll kill them if they don't, and they still get a jab or two in. The song also appears to be partly mocking Stalin's far-left fanboys on {{imageboards}} like Website/FourChan and 8chan, as evidenced by the proliferation of chan memes in the video.
* During the lead-up to the 2016 [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem presidential election]] in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, Website/CollegeHumor made a Creator/DonaldTrump-related [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9-5DJhBh6M parody]] of "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from ''WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''