Love Bites (So Do I)

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"Love Bites (So Do I)"
Single by Halestorm
from the album The Strange Case Of...
ReleasedJanuary 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
Songwriter(s)Lzzy Hale, Dave Bassett
Halestorm singles chronology
"Bet U Wish U Had Me Back"
"Love Bites (So Do I)"
"I Miss the Misery"
Music video
"Love Bites (So Do I)" on YouTube

"Love Bites (So Do I)" is a song by American rock band, Halestorm. It is the first single from their second album The Strange Case Of..., released April 10, 2012.[1] It is also part of the Guitar Hero Live soundtrack.


The band members have stated that "Love Bites" was influenced by their cover of Skid Row's song "Slave to the Grind" and Lamb of God.[2] Lzzy Hale also mentioned on an episode of That Metal Show that thrash metal bands like Megadeth and Anthrax were influences for the song.


The song elicited a positive reaction from music critics. Gregory Heaney, in his AllMusic review of the song's parent album, praised vocalist Lzzy Hale's vocal performance, commenting that they were "adding the right amount of snarl and grit;" he also called the song "aggressive."[3] Steve Beebee, of Kerrang!, was also positive toward the song, stating that the song "is as storming an opener as anyone could wish for," also feeling that Hale "flex(es) her remarkable vocal muscles" on the song.[4] Live Metal's Greg Maki called the song an "all-out metallic assault."[5] An album review by Loudwire commented that the song "is the perfect representation of Halestorm and a great showcase of frontwoman Lzzy Hale’s voice and badass wit."[6]

Japanese all-female metal band Lovebites derived their name from the song.[7]


At the 2013 Grammy Awards, the song received the award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.[8]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the song, directed by Jeremy Alter, was released on February 14, 2012.[9] The video features black-and-white footage of the band performing.[10]



  1. ^ "LOVE BITES (SO DO I)" BY HALESTORM – THE SONG OF THE WEEK FOR 5/14/2012". Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Revolver Magazine's Video Matters". Youtube. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  3. ^ Heaney, Gregory. ""The Strange Case of..." album review". AllMusic. RhythmOne. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Beebee, Steve. "Kerrang! album review". Flickr. Kerrang!. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Maki, Greg. "HALESTORM 'The Strange Case of …' review". Live Metal. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  6. ^ Ramanand, Liz. "Halestorm, 'The Strange Case Of…' – Album Review". LoudWire. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  7. ^ "Interview with Haruna from Love Bites". Metal Temple. August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "HALESTORM Wins 'Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance' GRAMMY For 'Love Bites (So Do I)'". Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  9. ^ "Halestorm: Love Bites (So Do I) video overview". IMDb. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  10. ^ "Official Music Video". YouTube. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Halestorm Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  12. ^ "Hot Rock & Alternative Songs – Year-End 2012". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2021.