23 Top Songs About Bullying

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Written by Corey Morgan

Best Songs About Bullying

There are some things that no one should ever have to experience, and bullying is definitely one of them. Every parent prays their child never has to go through the trauma of being bullied.

Yet most of us have encountered some form of bullying at some point. Hearing music about bullying can motivate listeners to take action when necessary.

All of these anti-bullying songs are great tools for speaking out against this terrible practice wherever it occurs, be it in the workplace, a school, or a university. People of various ages can be bullied. Stopping bullying and its destructive effects is our collective duty.

Many artists from different parts of the world have sung their opposition against bullying. Several excellent bullying-themed songs are listed below.

1. Hey, Bully! by Morgan Frazier

Morgan Frazier - Hey Bully (Official Music Video)

This song is almost certainly going to be the first song that comes to anyone’s mind when they are asked to mention songs about bullying.

Morgan Frazier sings this song from 2013 as the victim of bullying who can’t fathom why she keeps getting singled out. She attempts to make the bully understand how hurtful and lonely the mocking has been for her.

Many bullies, the song suggests, are themselves victims at some point. Bully victims often develop despair, anxiety, interpersonal issues, substance abuse, impulsivity, and school absenteeism.

2. Nick Jonas’s “Jealous”

Nick Jonas - Jealous

The protagonist of the song is a girlfriend whose abusive partner dictates her every move. The bullying may begin with demanding about what the girl should dress, what to post online, or who she should hang out with.

Getting a lot of attention from a bully partner could seem nice at first. But after a while, it becomes tedious.  Nick Jonas’s song tackles a serious subject matter while maintaining a humorous tone.

3. Michael W. Smith’s “Leave”

Michael W. Smith - Leave

The song describes the plight of a young victim of both parental abuse and peer harassment. Even those who might have been able to alleviate the child’s suffering pretended not to see him suffer. Therefore, the boy only wants to run away from everything.

4. Kenny Rogers’ “Coward of the County”

Kenny Rogers - Coward Of The County (Audio)

Have you considered the lengths you’ll go to for the people you care about? If not, Kenny Rogers narrates the tale of Tommy, a country coward. Before his death in prison, the boy’s father urged him to avoid conflict wherever possible.

Tommy was the country’s coward until three bullies assaulted his wife, Becky. After being bullied himself, he decided to stop turning the other cheek and instead use all his strength to defend her.

5. Lauren Irwin’s “Stand Tall”

Stand Tall - Lauren J. Irwin

Lauren Irwin aims to give those who have been treated unfairly and marginalized hope. She encourages people to be themselves and to speak up loudly and proudly for what they believe in.

6. Foreigner’s “Cold as Ice”

Cold as Ice (2008 Remaster)

You can’t expect to avoid encounters with bullies and jerks forever. In some cases, they can even fill the roles of romantic partners and trusted confidantes. We are often reminded by foreigners that our partners can be cruel and heartless bullies.

7. ‘Fighter,’ by Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera - Fighter (Official HD Video)

The feelings of betrayal and intimidation Christina Aguilera has endured have made her determined to fight back. This song from 2002 describes the pain of having someone you care about betray and bully you, only to play the victim afterwards.

It’s not that she doesn’t feel sad about what happened, but rather she’s grateful that she went through it because it made her more resilient and determined to overcome adversity in the future.

8. Barenaked Ladies’ “I Saw It”

This song is written from the viewpoint of a bystander. The rock song, performed by Barenaked Ladies, is an indication of how individuals might be driven to take action when a peer is bullied in front of them on the playground. Even though they initially didnt do it right they promise to prevent the problem from happening again.

9. Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy”

Lyrically, the song tells a disturbing tale of bullying a shy, eccentric youngster named Jeremy. Nobody knew Jeremy was deeply troubled. The youngsters picked on him, but Jeremy stood firm, leaving an impression on them that will last a lifetime.

10. By Kelly Rowland, “Shake them haters off.”

Kelly Rowland & Gayle King "Shake The Haters Off"

Kelly was well-aware of the fact that haters never go on vacation. Kelly Rowland wrote this song to send a message to her critics and bullies.

11. Mark Willis’s “Don’t Laugh at Me”

Mark Wills - Don't Laugh At Me (Official Music Video)

Even if we’ve been bullied, Mark Willies says, we should remember that God sees us as perfect. No matter if we’re the youngster in braces, the adolescent mom, or the man sleeping on the street. In God’s view, there is no hierarchy among us.

12. The song “Shame, Shame, Shame” by Shirley and Company

Shirley & Co - Shame Shame Shame

Haters blame others, but Shirley and the gang only humiliate you if you can’t dance to this wonderful disco classic. This song’s protagonist is singing about her search for a dancing partner after discovering that her significant other is unwilling to dance with her. wBecause of this, she has threatened to find a new dancing partner. if that’s not bullying to me dont know what is.

13. “H.A.T.E.U” by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey - H.A.T.E.U. (Official Music Video)

When a relationship ends, it can be difficult to move on. You may be carrying around emotional baggage from a previous relationship that is torturing you.

Mariah Carey sings about how she can’t wait to hate her partner in this 2009 track. Both changing her phone number and leaving the country have been on her mind recently. But her inner emotional bully craves for her lover’s pain and destruction.

14. Rachel Crow’s “Mean Girls”

Rachel Crow - Mean Girls (Official Video)

Rachel Crow’s song speaks for every girl who has ever been the target of bullying or exclusion at school. Because of her many flaws, both real and imagined, she is considered an outcast.

The girl in the song has it rough because she always has to eat lunch by herself and nobody knows her real name. Then she comes to the conclusion that bullying is never acceptable, and she declares that the bullies have no more right to threaten her beautiful existence.

15. Nothing to Lose by Billy Talent

Billy Talent - Nothing To Lose - Official Video

There just weren’t enough kind people to help the bullied student. Billy Talent is a punk rock band from Canada who wrote and performed this song.

In this song, the schoolkids are the ones making his life miserable. Not only were his parents unaware of their son’s emotional struggles, but even his professors wrote them off as a passing phase. Nobody knew the boy’s name until he passed away at the age of 17. He was just 17 when he passed away, but he left behind a diary filled with details of his ordeal.This is one of the songs about bullying that reflects on a lot of things.

16. Jill Scott, “Hate on me”

Jill Scott "Hate On Me"

This R&B tune from 2007 is now considered a classic in the fight against bullying. A Grammy nomination was also given to Jill Scott for this song. Jill Scott tells her haters in this song to go ahead and dislike her because she has an open mind and is courageous.

17. Rihanna’s “Dem Haters”

Rihanna suggests in this song that you avoid associating with persons who have multiple personalities lest they try to use them to bully you. According to the lyrics, she was a victim of school bullying in her native Barbados. Rihanna was singled out because of her fair skin. This is one of the songs about bullying  i find interesting.

18. By Martina McBride: “Independence Day”

When it was released in 1994, the song caused a great deal of controversy due to the powerful and sorrowful symbolism it contained. From a young person’s point of view, the song is about being bullied and seeing domestic violence. The protagonist of the song is a lady who, in order to protect herself and her child, resorts to violence against her abuser.

19. Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”

Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Official Music Video)

The one and only Lady Gaga is responsible for both the lyrics and the music in this song. The song’s message is to embrace your unique self and revel in the fact that you’re perfect just the way you are. After being bullied, people usually start to feel uneasy in their own skin.

The underlying message of this song is that you should love yourself just as you are. When it was first released in February 2011, the song quickly became a global phenomenon. Billboard’s Hot 100 chart also had the song at the top. Lyrically, this song is one of the best songs about bullying.

20. Taylor Swift’s “Mean”

Taylor Swift - Mean

Taylor Swift uses this disastrous performance to her own and her career’s advantage. Taylor Swift and music legend Stevie Nicks collaborated for the first time on this track. Her performance, however, was met with a barrage of criticism once it ended. Some even said the song was the death knell for her career.

However, Taylor Swift retaliated with an anti-bullying anthem in 2010 that directly addressed her horrible bullying remarks. Taylor Swift compared the words of her bullies to “knives and swords” in this song.

21. Tim McGraw, “One of These Days”

Tim McGraw - One Of These Days (Official Music Video)

This touching song by Tim McGraw from 1997 is about a bully who comes to see his mistake. The song’s narrator thinks back to the redheaded, freckle-faced youngster he bullied on the playground.

There’s also an ode to the teen girl he dumped and didn’t treat right who heard this song. As an adult, he sees that his own self-hatred was the driving force behind everything else.

22. Hillary Duff’s “Haters”

The song’s lyrics will sound like they were written at a high school. It’s clear that Hilary Duff is giving her critics a good dose of their own medicine with this song. She says those who dislike her are shallow, dishonest, fake kind, envious, and in violation of agreements and pacts. Some listeners assumed it was about Lindsay Lohan after the song came out, although the artist has always refuted it.

23. By Shinedown, “Bully”

Shinedown - Bully (Official Video)

The explosive band “Shinedown” released the song in 2012. The song describes the anguish of being singled out and mocked by a group. In the song, the bully’s wrong is also imagined to be set right by vigilante justice. Shinedown claims that the song’s message is not one of violence but of self-defense, and that the lyrics are intended as a metaphor.