Hate to Say I Told You So

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"Hate to Say I Told You So"
Single by The Hives
from the album Veni Vidi Vicious
Released 4 December 2000 (re-released on 11 February 2002)
Format CD
Recorded 1999
Genre Garage punk[1]
Length 3:22
Label Burning Heart Records, Gearhead Records, Stereodrive! Records
Writer(s) Randy Fitzsimmons
Producer(s) Pelle Gunderfelt
The Hives singles chronology
"Hate to Say I Told You So"
(2000)
"Main Offender"
(2001)
Music video
"Hate To Say I Told You So" on YouTube

"Hate to Say I Told You So" is the first single from Swedish garage rock band The Hives' second studio album Veni Vidi Vicious. First released on 4 December 2000, it was re-released on 11 February 2002 as the opening track on the compilation Your New Favourite Band. It is internationally known as the Hives' signature song. It was nominated for the Kerrang! Award for Best Single in 2002. In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at number 54 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. The chord structure bears a strong similarity to The Kinks' "All Day and All of the Night". It also lists at 244 on Pitchfork Media's Top 500 songs of the 2000s (decade). In October 2011, NME placed it at number 84 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[2]

"Hate to Say I Told You So" has also been featured on Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man as well the inline skating video game Rolling.

Music video[edit]

The video for "Hate to Say I Told You So" has a 1960s psychedelic effect to it. It features the band performing the song in front of a beige screen. Mirroring, fading, and other effects were added.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001-2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[4] 36
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 85
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 86
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[7] 35
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[7] 6

Track listing[edit]

CD single #1[edit]

  1. "Hate to Say I Told You So"
  2. "Die, All Right!"
  3. "The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime"

CD single #2[edit]

  1. "Hate to Say I Told You So"
  2. "Uptempo Venomous Poison"
  3. "Gninrom Ytic Kcorknup"

CD single #3[edit]

  1. "Hate to Say I Told You So"
  2. "Fever"
  3. "Barely Homosapien"

References[edit]

  1. ^ SPIN Media LLC, ed. (2004). SPIN august 2004. p. 66. ISSN 0886-3032. 
  2. ^ "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years". NME. IPC MEDIA. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hate To Say I Told You So" by The Hives on YouTube
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  7. ^ a b c "Veni Vidi Vicious awards at Allmusic". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 15 July 2013.