Make Love Fuck War

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"Make Love Fuck War"
Make Love Fuck War single cover.jpg
Single by Moby and Public Enemy
from the album New Whirl Odor
ReleasedJuly 2, 2004 (2004-07-02)
Moby singles chronology
"Jam for the Ladies"
"Make Love Fuck War"
"Lift Me Up"
Public Enemy singles chronology
"Do You Wanna Go Our Way???"
"Make Love Fuck War"
"Black Is Back"

"Make Love Fuck War", also called "MKLVFKWR", is a song by electronica musician Moby and hip hop group Public Enemy. It was released as a single on July 2, 2004.[1] The song is featured on Unity: The Official Athens 2004 Olympic Games Album and Public Enemy's album, New Whirl Odor. It was initially released as a protest to the 2003 Iraq War; the music video combines footage from 2002–2003 urban protests against the war with footage from previous concerts of both participants in the single.

The track was part of a wave of anti-war songs by popular artists in response to US action in Iraq and Afghanistan, revelations about the mistreatment of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, and the perception that domestic needs were being neglected due to the costs of war. Make Love Fuck War called for individual resistance, grassroots struggle, and "power to the people" in support of peace.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Chuck D and Flavor Flav; all music composed by Moby[3].

1."Make Love Fuck War"3:24
2."Make Love Fuck War" (Instrumental)4:20
3."Make Love Fuck War" (Acappella)3:55


Chart (2004) Peak
Italy (FIMI)[4] 48


  1. ^ "make love fuck war". Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  2. ^ Cohen, Ronald D.; Kaufman, Will (2015). Singing for Peace: Antiwar Songs in American History. Routledge. pp. 130–131. ISBN 978-1-317-25208-5.
  3. ^ Make Love Fuck War (liner notes). Moby and Public Enemy. Mute Records. 2004. CDMUTE333.CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ " – Moby & Public Enemy – MKLVFKWR". Top Digital Download. Retrieved February 25, 2018.

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