"Hell No!" was written by Audius Mtawarira, Andy Love and Cheryline Lim, and produced by Mtawarira. It was released physically in June 2005, as the lead single from Coulter's self-titled debut album, Ricki-Lee. Lyrically, the song is about Coulter being frustrated with life. According to The Hot Hits, "Hell No!" has the "in your face yet tongue in cheek attitude" and wrote that "the hot grooved, up-tempo track is perhaps not what many people expected from the 19 year old, 2004 Idol favourite".The Age noted that "Hell No!" has "a funky street feel to it". Matthew Chisling of Allmusic wrote "Coulter's versatile voice booms proudly" on the song.