Love Me or Hate Me (Fuck You!!!!)

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"Love Me or Hate Me"
LoveMeOrHateMeCover.png
Single by Lady Sovereign
from the album Public Warning
Released 17 October 2006
Format
Recorded 2006
Genre
Length 3:29
Label Def Jam
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Dr. Luke
Lady Sovereign singles chronology
"Nine2Five"
(2006)
"Love Me or Hate Me"
(2006)
"Those Were the Days"
(2007)

"Nine2Five"
(2006)
"Love Me or Hate Me"
(2006)
"Those Were the Days"
(2007)
Missy Elliott singles chronology
"Touch It (Remix)"
(2006) Touch It (Remix)2006
"Love Me or Hate Me (Remix)"
(2006) Love Me or Hate Me (Remix)2006
"Let It Go"
(2007) Let It Go2007

"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 one 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 US. In 2007, the song debuted at number 48 on the 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] A remix is available featuring 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 four 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 28 October 2006 at number 81.[5] Three weeks later, it peaked at number 45 the week of 18 November,[6] staying on the chart for nine weeks.[7]

The track also reached number one during a 15-week run on the Billboard Club Play chart on 7 April 2007 on the strength of the Jason Nevins mixes.[8]

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),[9] 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[10]
  • 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[11]
  • 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[12]
  • 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[13]
  • 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)[14] 48
Brazil (ABPD)[15] 74
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[16] 50
Denmark (Tracklisten)[17] 24
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[18] 10
Germany (Official German Charts)[19] 65
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[20] 88
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[21] 26
US Billboard Hot 100[22] 45
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[23] 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC - Radio 1 - Playlist". 
  2. ^ "article". 
  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 (19 October 2006). "Ludacris Leapfrogs Timberlake To Overtake Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 18 November 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me (F**k You!!!!)". aCharts.co. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Lady Sovereign". Billboard. 
  9. ^ "Brian Beltric". mvdbase.com. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me (CD)". discogs. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me (Vinyl)". discogs. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me (Fuck You!!!!) (CD)". discogs. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me (F**k You!!!) (CD)". discogs. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Lady Sovereign – Love Me or Hate Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  15. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. 6 October 2001. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200714 into search.
  17. ^ "Hitlisten.NU – Lady Sovereign – Love Me or Hate Me" (in Danish). Tracklisten.
  18. ^ "Lady Sovereign: Love Me or Hate Me" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  19. ^ "Musicline.de – Lady Sovereign Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  20. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200708 into search.
  21. ^ "Lady Sovereign: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Lady Sovereign Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  23. ^ "Lady Sovereign Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard.

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