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    5 Hilarious Hit Songs That Stick It To The Man

    Satire abounds in popular music and sometimes musicians sneak in a deeper meaning that surprise us into thinking about current issues in a new light. These five hit songs show us, in hilarious yet effective ways, how to stick it to the man.

    1. Guitars vs Airline

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    The Sons of Maxwell's United Breaks Guitars is a cheeky and honest song of protest when nothing was done to remedy the band's broken guitars at the fault of United Airlines in 2008. Garnering more than 14 million views on YouTube, the song with an endearing country twang and its accompanying video show us that sternly worded complaint letters are a thing of the past.

    2. LGBTQ vs Chick-fil-A

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    Willam Belli, Detox Icunt, and Vicky Vox are a troupe of drag queen comedians who regularly produce music videos parodying various hits from the last few decades. In Chow Down, the three join forces to issue a statement of protest against Chick-fil-A and their significant charitable donations to groups that are openly anti-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transexual between 2003 and 2009. The song is a parody of Wilson Phillips' Hold On and sounds like an endorsement for the fast food chain, but listen closer and you'll hear lyrics like "we just want a little meat without your bible."

    3. Musicians vs The Industry

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    Over the years, Jon Lajoie has virtually launched a one-man crusade swinging against the music industry. In Please Use This Song, Lajoie tells the story of a musician who is forced to choose sellout life because our consumeristic society is snuffing out the music industry, in an incredibly catchy tune with a head bopping beat. Maybe Feist was the smart one afterall.

    4. Equality vs Rape Culture

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    The Spring Break party anthem seems to celebrate rape culture which is so prevalent in North American media, replete with mardi-gras beads, young women in bikinis, and lots of booze. It also celebrates gay marriage. Say what? The song borrows the musical and visual trope of the party anthem to lull us into complacency, and all of a sudden, you notice that this song wasn't about what you thought it was before.

    5. World vs Cultural Appropriation

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    Pitbull's official World Cup song was a flop, but Bart Baker's parody of it is making waves with its lampooning of the original. This is a cheeky remake with sharp burns, pointing out FIFA and Sony's huge mistake in hiring this "suited thumb" and a frame by frame remake of the video with subtle but hilarious improvements. I dare you not to smile and put this on repeat.