Love Me or Hate Me

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Not to be confused with Love Us or Hate Us.
"Love Me or Hate Me"
Single by Lady Sovereign
from the album Public Warning
Released October 17, 2006 (2006-10-17)
Format CD single, 12" vinyl, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Electro-grime, hip hop
Length 3:29
Label Def Jam, Island
Writer(s) Louise Harman, Lukasz Gottwald
Producer(s) Dr. Luke
Lady Sovereign singles chronology
"Nine2Five"
(2006)
"Love Me or Hate Me"
(2006)
"Those Were the Days"
(2007)
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Touch It (Remix)"
(2006)
"Love Me or Hate Me (Remix)"
(2006)
"Let It Go"
(2007)

"Love Me or Hate Me" is the sixth single from UK grime artist Lady Sovereign and the fourth from her debut album Public Warning. The single was confirmed for release by her official website and was released in October 2006.[1][2] The song was produced by Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald. The video features Lady Sovereign appearing in Tetris-style blocks, and acting out certain lyrics of the song.

The song became the first song by a British rap artist to ever reach number 1 on MTV's TRL, as well as being heard in a TV spot for Verizon Wireless. In addition, it peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it Lady Sovereign's first single to chart in the U.S. In 2007, the song debuted at number 48 in UK Singles Chart, later peaking at number 26, becoming her highest charting solo hit to date within the UK. Blender ranked it as the 32nd best song of 2006.[3] The remix features Missy Elliott.

The song has sold over 750,000 copies in the US.[4] The song has been featured as the theme song for the Oxygen Channel's reality show The Bad Girls Club. It can also be heard in the video game Need for Speed: Carbon, and in an episode of the ABC TV series Ugly Betty. It was also featured on the season 4 episode "The Metamorphis" of the teen drama series The O.C..

Commercial performance[edit]

"Love Me or Hate Me" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of October 28, 2006 at number 81.[5] Three weeks later, it peaked at number 45 the week of November 18, 2006. It stayed on the chart for nine weeks.[6]

Music video[edit]

Parts of the music video have a Tetris theme.

Directed by Brian Beltric (who previously directed videos for the Black Eyed Peas),[7] the video features Lady Sovereign in London acting out certain parts of the song's lyrics. Intercut are scenes of Lady Sovereign appearing and disappearing in Tetris-style blocks.

Formats and track listing[edit]

UK CD single[8]
  • 1. "Love Me or Hate Me" (album version) – 3:29
  • 2. "Love Me or Hate Me" (Remix featuring Missy Elliott) – 3:40
  • 3. "Love Me or Hate Me" (Jason Nevins Remix) – 3:29
UK 12" single[9]
  • A1. "Love Me or Hate Me" (Original) – 3:29
  • A2. "Love Me or Hate Me" (Remix featuring Missy Elliott) – 3:40
  • B1. "Love Me or Hate Me" (Jason Nevins Remix) – 3:29
  • B2. "Love Me or Hate Me" (Instrumental) – 3:30
US CD single[10]
  • 1. "Love Me or Hate Me (F**k You!!!!)" (Clean) – 3:32
  • 2. "Love Me or Hate Me (F**k You!!!!)" (Main) – 3:32
  • 3. "Love Me or Hate Me (F**k You!!!!)" (Instrumental) – 3:33
  • 4. "Love Me or Hate Me (F**k You!!!!)" (A Cappella) – 3:29
Germany CD single[11]
  • 1. "Love Me or Hate Me (Fuck You!!!)" (Clean) – 3:30
  • 2. "Love Me or Hate Me (Fuck You!!!)" (Remix featuring Missy Elliott) – 3:40
  • 3. "Love Me or Hate Me" (video) – 2:47

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006–2007) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 48
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[13] 50
Denmark (Tracklisten)[14] 24
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[15] 10
Germany (Media Control Charts)[16] 65
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[17] 88
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[18] 26
US Billboard Hot 100[19] 45
US Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[20] 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC - Radio 1 - Playlist
  2. ^ Music News - The latest music news and gossip from Yahoo! Music UK & Ireland
  3. ^ 100 Greatest Songs of 2006: 50-26 Article on Blender :: The Ultimate Guide to Music and More
  4. ^ http://www.marbecks.co.nz/detail/index.lsd?catalogID=478333 Marbecks
  5. ^ Hope, Clover (October 19, 2006). "Ludacris Leapfrogs Timberlake To Overtake Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me (F**k You!!!!)". aCharts.us. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Brian Beltric". mvdbase.com. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me (Fuck You!!!!) (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me (F**k You!!!) (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Lady Sovereign – Love Me or Hate Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  13. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200714 into search.
  14. ^ "Lady Sovereign – Love Me or Hate Me Hitlisten.nu" (in Danish). Tracklisten.
  15. ^ "Lady Sovereign: Love Me or Hate Me" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  16. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche – musicline.de" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  17. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200708 into search.
  18. ^ "Lady Sovereign" UK Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Lady Sovereign Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Lady Sovereign.
  20. ^ "Lady Sovereign Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Lady Sovereign.

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