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Hail To The Thief
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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.

Not to be confused with the Radiohead album.

This can overlap with The Villain Sucks Song. Compare Protest Song.

Examples:


Grief SongMusical Number IndexHakuna Matata
Grief SongMusic TropesHeavy Meta
Gung Holier Than ThouJust for PunHair Today Gone Tomorrow

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