"All 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. Named after Radiohead's album of the same name. This can overlap with "The Villain Sucks" Song. Compare Protest Song. A close relative of My Country Tis of Thee That I Sting.
- "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 and 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.
- Speaking of Disney, there's a Josef Stalin-related parody of Gaston's Villain Song from Beauty and the Beast. 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 4chan and 8chan, as evidenced by the proliferation of chan memes in the video.
- In an example from TV Tropes itself, God Save Us from the Queen! is a play on the British national anthem.