Hit Me Like a Man EP

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Hit Me Like a Man EP
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EP by The Pretty Reckless
Released March 2, 2012 (2012-03-02)
Recorded 2011–12
Length 19:56
Label Interscope
Producer Kato Khandwala
The Pretty Reckless chronology
Light Me Up
(2010)Light Me Up2010
Hit Me Like a Man EP
Going to Hell
(2014)Going to Hell2014

Hit Me Like a Man EP is the second extended play (EP) by American rock band The Pretty Reckless, released on March 2, 2012 by Interscope Records. The EP contains three new songs, as well as live renditions of "Make Me Wanna Die" and "Since You're Gone"—originally included on the band's debut studio album, Light Me Up (2010)—which were recorded at London's Hammersmith Apollo on November 4 and 5, 2011.[1]

In support of the EP, The Pretty Reckless embarked on a North American tour called The Medicine Tour in March and April 2012, followed by dates on Marilyn Manson's Hey Cruel World... Tour in April and May 2012.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Digital Spy 4/5 stars[3]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy praised the EP as "a collection of wonderfully salacious and unashamedly bare-faced songs that today's charts are sorely lacking."[3]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic viewed the three new songs on the EP as "harder and better than much of [the band's] guilty-pleasure debut, Light Me Up", concluding, "Sure, former child actress [Taylor] Momsen may just be acting out her teenage rebellion on a large stage and her imagination may be limited, but she is not insincere and the heartfelt tawdriness of Hit Me Like a Man is oddly compelling."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Make Me Wanna Die" (Live in London) 4:12
2. "Hit Me Like a Man"
  • Momsen
  • Phillips
3. "Under the Water"
  • Momsen
  • Phillips
4. "Since You're Gone" (Live in London)
  • Momsen
  • Phillips
  • Khandwala
5. "Cold Blooded"
  • Momsen
  • Phillips
Total length: 19:56


Credits adapted from the liner notes of Hit Me Like a Man EP.[4]


Chart (2012) Peak
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[5] 44

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Australia March 2, 2012 Digital download Interscope [6]
Canada March 6, 2012 [7]
United States [8]
Canada April 3, 2012 CD [9]
United States [10]


  1. ^ a b "The Pretty Reckless Release EP, Hit Me Like a Man on March 6" (Press release). Santa Monica, California: Interscope Records. PR Newswire. March 5, 2012. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Hit Me Like a Man – The Pretty Reckless". AllMusic. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Copsey, Robert (March 7, 2012). "The Pretty Reckless: 'Hit Me Like A Man' – EP review". Digital Spy. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hit Me Like a Man EP (CD liner notes). The Pretty Reckless. Interscope Records. 2012. B0016780-02. 
  5. ^ "The Pretty Reckless – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for The Pretty Reckless. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "Hit Me Like a Man – EP by The Pretty Reckless". iTunes Store (AU). Archived from the original on August 13, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hit Me Like a Man – EP by The Pretty Reckless". iTunes Store (CA). Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Hit Me Like a Man – EP by The Pretty Reckless". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Hit Me Like a Man/EP by Pretty Reckless". HMV Canada. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Hit Me Like A Man EP". Amazon.com. Retrieved June 25, 2016.