Hate to Say I Told You So

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"Hate to Say I Told You So"
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Single by The Hives
from the album Veni Vidi Vicious
  • 4 December 2000[1]
  • 11 February 2002 (US)[2]
GenreGarage punk[4]
Songwriter(s)Randy Fitzsimmons
Producer(s)Pelle Gunderfelt
The Hives singles chronology
"Hate to Say I Told You So"
"Main Offender"

"Hate to Say I Told You So" is the first single from Swedish rock band the Hives' second studio album Veni Vidi Vicious. It was first released as a single on 4 December 2000 and was later re-released on 11 February 2002 in the US. 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 placed it at number 54 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. 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".[5]

"Hate to Say I Told You So" has also been featured on Spider-Man soundtrack; the TV show Nitro Circus; the video games Rolling, Forza Horizon, and the SingStar series; films Boyhood and Daddy's Home; and in the trailer for the animated film Home.

Track listing[edit]

CD single (1)

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

CD single (2)

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

CD single (3)

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


Chart (2001–2002) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[6] 36
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[1] 85
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 23
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 86
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[3] 35
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[3] 6


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[8] Silver 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ a b "Dutchcharts.nl – The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  2. ^ Howorth, Adam (27 April 2002). "The Hives: U.K.'s Band of the Moment". Billboard. Vol. 114 no. 17. p. 14. ISSN 0006-2510.
  3. ^ a b c d "Veni Vidi Vicious – Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  4. ^ "III. Regis Philbin Doesn't Love The Hives". Spin. 20 (8): 66. August 2004. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years". NME. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Australian-charts.com – The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  8. ^ "British single certifications – Hives – Hate to Say I Told You So". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 March 2018. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Hate to Say I Told You So in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.