I Hate Myself for Loving You
|"I Hate Myself for Loving You"|
|Single by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts|
|from the album Up Your Alley|
|Writer(s)||Desmond Child, Joan Jett|
|Joan Jett and the Blackhearts singles chronology|
"I Hate Myself for Loving You" is a 1988 song from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and the first single from the album Up Your Alley. The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, Jett's third single to reach the Top 10, but her first since "Crimson and Clover" in 1982. Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor played the guitar solo in the song.
One of the backing vocalists featured on the Up Your Alley album was Louie Merlino, later the founder of the band Beggars & Thieves. Merlino did backing vocals on countless songs that were written or co-written by Desmond Child. When Las Vegas, Nevada-based band Sin City Sinners has Merlino singing with them, it is not uncommon for them to cover this song.
For this song, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts received a nomination at the 31st Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
The single charted number 39 on rock digital songs in Sep 10, 2011.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||8|
|U.S. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||20|
|Canadian Singles Chart||21|
|Netherlands Singles Chart||28|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||8|
|Swedish Singles Chart||12|
|UK Singles Chart||46|
- It is featured in the 2008 music video game Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.
- It is featured in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages.
- It is featured in the film Rounders.
- The song was reworked for the NBC Sunday Night Football opening theme, with new lyrics for the chorus, as well as lyrics altered weekly, depending on what teams were playing. It was performed by Pink in 2006, Faith Hill from 2007 until 2012, and Carrie Underwood since the 2013 season. The 2013 version also introduced a change to the bassline.
- The song made an appearance in the Family Guy episode "Vestigial Peter", where Dr. Hartman rocks out on his break while amputating Chip from Peter.
- The song is featured in the 2009 film Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
- The song has a Cantonese version performed by HK-pop singer Andy Lau.
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