An Exploration of Hatred in Pop Music: Viva Hate

‘Love’ may be the major theme of the majority of pop songs, but ‘hate’, including its subcategories malevolence, vengeance, self-loathing, and contempt, run it close. Looking at artists across the history of popular music, and songs ranging from ‘Runaround Sue’ to ‘W.A.P’, this book explores the concept of hatred in lyrics, album art, music video, and the music industry itself, asking important questions about misogyny, politics, psychology, and family along the way.

Glenn Fosbraey is the Head of English and Creative Writing at the University of Winchester, UK. He has published a number of books, chapters, and articles on the academic study of song lyrics.

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ISBN: 1-5275-8622-7

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-8622-2

Release Date: 8th July 2022

Pages: 170

Price: £59.99