Hail to the Thief
"All hail to the thief!"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. Not to be confused with the Radiohead album of the same name. If you were looking for that, clicky here. This can overlap with The Villain Sucks Song. Compare Protest Song.
- "We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover" from Annie.
- "Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher" from Billy Elliot.
- During the opening song "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof, 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 Robin Hood has "The Phony King of England," about Prince John.
- TV example: "Shame, Shame, Shame (on you now Dubya)" from Treme.
- Crossed with The Villain Sucks Song but "Frieza, Frieza, Frieza" ...
- Der Fuehrer's Face, as popularized by Spike Jones in a Donald Duck cartoon, paying mocking respect to Adolf Hitler and Those Wacky Nazis.
Not to love Der Fuehrer is a great disgrace,Right in Der Fuehrer's face.
- In an example from TV Tropes itself, God Save Us from the Queen! is a play on the British national anthem.