"Hell No!" was written by Audius Mtawarira, Andy Love and Cheryline Lim, and produced by Mtawarira. It was released as a CD single 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. "Hell No!" debuted and peaked at number five on the ARIA Singles Chart on 20 June 2005 and spent three consecutive weeks in the top ten. The song was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments of 35,000 copies.