Part of the hip-hop/rap industry is built on this trope, or more specifically, "diss songs", in which one rapper blatantly insults another rival rapper(s) on their track, by making claims about them which may be true or false.
Perhaps the most (in)famous example example of a diss song is Nas's "Ether" (a response to Jay-Z's diss "The Takeover), in which he takes big shots at Jay-Z, claiming that he is a misogynist, was originally a fan of his (Nas) and still is a fan of his and obsesses about him, among other shots.
Another (in)famous example would be Eazy-E's "Realmuthaphucckin G's" (a response to Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's "Fuck With Dre Day), in which he makes disses at Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, such as claiming Dr. Dre is a phony trying to imitate the thug life style, as well as claiming Snoop Dogg is anorexic.
The Wall by Pink Floyd in its entirety is about how a rock star thinks he's always been the victim through his life and would just prefer to be shut off entirely from the world and eventually order his fans around like a Nazi-esque fashion. In "The Trial", he retreats within his own Psyche where he receives this from apparitions that represent the people that "hurt" him during a mock trial and gets totally verbally bashed by the Judge which included the threat of being defecated on.
"Go on Judge! Shit On Him!"
Pink's Wife is a standout; while Pink's Teacher and Mother both bemoan their loss of control over him, the Wife is the only one who legitimately criticizes him and admonishes him for how badly he treated her, as this analysis shows.
You had to go your own way. Have you broken any homes up lately?
"Admit It" by Say Anything was (originally meant to be in the Rock Opera that the CD was written as) Max's faceoff with the man and he calls it 'the corniest song he's ever written' and claims that 'accepting love and salvation lies within admitting he is nothing more or less than a human being.' So really, a Take That to anyone who tries to make things bigger than they actually are and can't accept that they should just seek happiness in the short time they have (which is most all people on the planet).
"The Stand (Man or Machine)" and the first half of "The Sons of Fate," by The Protomen, are basically the "the people you fight for aren't worth it" version of this trope in incredibly epic musical form.
What makes this especially effective is he's right.
The song "You're Pitiful" is "Weird Al" Yankovic's way of telling you that you suck. It's can be seen as a dark reprise because it's a parody of James Blunt's "You're Beautiful". He even goes so far to say that your DOG would rather play fetch by itself.
On the other end of the scale, Al used two words to say that Atlantic Records sucks in the video for "White & Nerdy".
Bob Dylan has a few songs in the spirit of this trope, including "Like a Rolling Stone", "Positively 4th Street", and "Ballad of a Thin Man".
The gist of Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" is "You suck because of the hell you put me through. Good thing I don't suck as much as you do."
"Fear" by Disturbed is one long rant about how pathetic and worthless someone is. It's supposed to be told from the victim's point of view (in other words, he's singing at you).
Specifically, it was dedicated to "A real motherfucker of a gentleman". Possibly related to the fact that immediately after hearing the song, Sheffield attempted to sue the band for defamation despite absolutely no identifying information appearing anywhere in the lyrics. The lawsuit is how his name got attached to the song; the band never talked about it. He's also rumoured to be the inspiration for an earlier song.
Many of Lupe Fiasco's tracks towards Mainstream Hip-Hop and towards society in general. And the worst part of it is...he's actually the good guy.
This trope is the entire point of the "diss" track. Also doubles as Take That.
The second track on Swans' magnum opus Soundtracks for the Blind, "I Was a Prisoner in Your Skull", is focused around an FBI recording of an unknown man delivering a rather bizarre one to someone else (possibly a federal agent), going on at length about exactly how the subject in question is "fucked up."
Michael Jackson's song "D.S." on his History album is a rant about the lawyer who would have prosecuted him if the 1993 allegations had gone to trial. The song's title is the initials of the lawyer switching the first letter of the man's first name with a D to prevent any legal action. The lyrics of the song call out the lawyer for what MJ felt was the obsessive and racist way he went after him around the allegations and how he would act in the 2005 trial.
Eminem's "Cleanin Out My Closet" is a huge one to his abusive mother due to her making his life even as a celebrity as a living hell. The third verse in particular is one of these.
Take a second to listen for who you think this record is dissin.
But put yourself in my position; just try to envision,
Witnessin your momma poppin prescription pills in the kitchen,
Bitchin that someone's always goin through her purse and shit's missin,
Goin through public housin systems, victim of Munchausen's Syndrome.
My whole life I was made to believe I was sick when I wasn't,
'Til I grew up, now I blew up, it makes you sick to ya stomach,
Doesn't it? Wasn't it the reason you made that CD for me Ma?
So you could try to justify the way you treated me Ma?
But guess what? You're gettin older now and it's cold when your lonely,
And Nathan's growin up so quick he's gonna know that you're phony,
And Hailie's gettin so big now; you should see her, she's beautiful,
But you'll never see her - she won't even be at your funeral!
See what hurts me the most is you won't admit you was wrong;
Bitch do your song - keep tellin yourself that you was a mom!
But how dare you try to take what you didn't help me to get?
You selfish bitch; I hope you fuckin burn in hell for this shit!
Remember when Ronnie died and you said you wished it was me?
Well guess what, I AM dead - dead to you as can be!
That first line's clearly ignoring all those songs Em made before that dissed his mom. Like "Role Model", where he kills her with a shovel, or "Kill You", where he rapes her.
However, he later apologized for the song in "Headlights"
The Ben Folds Five song, "Best Imitation of Myself" Includes the verse:
''The 'problem with you' speech you gave me was fine
I liked the theories about my little stage
And I swore I was listening but I started drifting
Around the part about me acting my age''
In "Harper Valley PTA", the PTA sends a single mother a letter saying they disapprove of how she's raising her daughter, because of her short skirts and her dating and going to bars. In response, the mother walks into the PTA meeting and calls out the members—one (married) member has asked her for a date, one is a heavy drinker, one impregnated his mistress, etc. She then finishes up by calling them all 'Harper Valley hypocrites'.
Du bist schuld (it's your fault) is a rant about the continuing financial crisis. It's less caustic but tells everyone that the problems are not caused just by a few people, but the result of western society as a whole.
The title track of Kamelot's concept album The Black Halo is Ariel delivering one of these to Mephisto, denouncing him as a liar and traitor. Doubles as a "World of Cardboard" Speech, as he also resolves to make his own way in the world despite believing himself to be damned.
that means you are probably doing something wrong.
But I like it when you're wrong...
The Dead Kennedys wrote "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" as a Reason You Suck Song for their Neo-Nazi Misaimed Fandom who didn't quite get that their songs "Kill The Poor" and "California Uber Alles" weren't endorsing the ideas they portrayed.
Northern State has "Sucka Mofo," which is a gigantic one of these directed towards chavs, bums, mooches, Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, and pro-lifers.
"Grenade" by Bruno Mars, though despite all that, he still loves said girl.
Pendulum's "Encoder" counts per Word of God. Chronicling the end of a relationship, Swire has said that it's about leaving unworthy friends behind.
Karmin's "Crash Your Party". There is one little justification/Stealth Insult in the middle of the song ("You're so misunderstood, 'cause you're so complex, you and your complex;", though it reverts back into insult mode afterwards. "And you claim you're so low-key, well you coulda fooled me, Mr. TMZ."
"Ugly" by Cady Groves is pretty self-explanatory. "Real With Me" is more subtle
Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" is one big rant about how the subject of the song really, really sucks.
Bon Jovi's "You Give Love A Bad Name". No explanation necessary
And I wish that I could afford the ear of Bush the Second;
I’d ask, is it your favorite philosopher who recommended
invading and exterminating all who defy us,
crying out justice but seeking out triumphs?
Wasn’t your Christ unbeloved of empires?
One nailed his ass to a post; he expired!
A terrorist, as Roman evidence showed,
put down like a retard on the death row
in Texas; I guess “tough luck,” right George?
Ain’t that how every war gets scored?
Big gun wins. Winner gets a free turn.
Enemy after enemy burns.
Lil Kim wrote a whole reason you suck song to her long time rival, Nicki Minaj; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atBHIBoUKmw Abbreviated, the reason Nicki sucks according to Kim is because she ripped off her style and claimed it as her own, and also that she'll never be as successful and famous as her and they'll forget her once the next "big thing" shows up while she still has a legion of fans.
Nicki Minaj countered her attack with this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYQpDwNd0o4 in which her reason you suck speech is generally telling Lil Kim that she's a jealous has-been who's selling out off of other people's success and that she isn't half the woman she used to be, and that she's disappointed in how bitter she is in real life.
The debates between their fans still go on two years later.
and I'll stand up and scream if in the mourning remain quiet,
you can deck out a lie in a suit.
But I won't buy it.
I won't join the procession that's speaking their peace,
using five dollar words while praising his integrity.
Just 'cause he's gone, it doesn't change that fact:
he was a bastard in life, thus a bastard in death.
John Squire has confirmed that The Stone Roses' "I Am the Resurrection" is an attack on somebody he and Ian Brown both know, although he refuses to say who. Whoever it is is clearly "a no-one nowhere washed up baby who'd look better dead".
Megadeth's song "Liar" is a Reason You Suck song to former band member Chris Poland. It's 3 minutes and 20 seconds of straight-up insults.
Multiple examples came about as a result of the less-than-cordial parting between Tarja and the band Nightwish. Nightwish had "Bye Bye Beautiful" and "Master Passion Greed," aimed at Tarja and her husband, respectively. And Tarja fires back at Nightwish songwriter/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen with "Enough."
Metal band Nonpoint did one with "I Said It". It's awesome, too.
Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me" was attempting to be this, but fails epicly.
Mariah Carey's "Clown" is one directed towards Eminem. Obsessed might be, but, in reality, it was most likely directed towards an L.A. producer that claimed he slept with her. However, her standout insult songs are Side Effects and I Wish You Well, both directed towards her abusive ex-husband.
Nine Inch Nails has a few of these, most particularly "You Know What You Are?"
Just long enough to really make it hurt
When they figured me out and it all just rotted away
DON'T YOU FUCKING KNOW WHAT YOU ARE?!
Go on and get back to where you belong...
Kim Stockwood's "Jerk" is all about how her inconsiderate ex is, well, a jerk.
"Narcissus" by Alanis Morissette, in which she calls a guy out for being a spoiled child and then growing up to be extremely egocentric and misogynistic.
"Big Shot" by Billy Joel involves the narrator calling out a companion female for drugging and drinking too much ("You had a Dom Perignon in your hand and a spoon up your nose") and acting obnoxious and embarrassing at a party, and her not remembering her rude behavior the next morning.
"Self Esteem" by Garfunkel And Oates. The narrator refuses to get involved with a guy because he sends her texts at three a.m. that misspell her name, has slept with half her Facebook friends, and tells Blatant Lies on a regular basis. The first line of the chorus is "My self esteem's not low enough to date you."
The title track of concept album The Black Halo by progressive metal band Kamelot, doubling with "World of Cardboard" Speech. After spending two albums in a futile quest for the meaning of life and bargaining away his soul to Mephisto, Ariel finally grows a spine and denounces Mephisto as a liar and a traitor, declaring he no longer fears damnation.
Hopsin: "Is it because you're selling drugs to get loot? And bragging about how you've been shot and stabbed - like it's fun to be you!?"
Tool's "Hooker with a Penis", is one full song cussing out a fan accusing the rock group of selling out after they became a mainstream success. The main point is that everybody sells out to The Man at some point, and the fan complaining is an even bigger fool for still buying their albums.
Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'", where the singer puts down a useless ex-flame.