Love to Hate You

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"Love to Hate You"
Erasure - Love to Hate You.jpg
Single by Erasure
from the album Chorus
B-side"Vitamin C", "La La La"
ReleasedSeptember 9, 1991
Format12", 7", cassette, CD
GenreSynthpop, dance-pop
LabelMute (UK)
Sire (U.S.)
Songwriter(s)Vince Clarke, Andy Bell
Producer(s)Martyn Phillips
Erasure singles chronology
"Love to Hate You"
"Am I Right?"
Music video
"Love to Hate You" on YouTube

"Love to Hate You" is a song by Erasure which was released in 1991 as the second single from the duo's fifth studio album Chorus.


The single was released by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. The song, written by band members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell is an electronic dance track clearly inspired by disco music. The synthesizer melody in the chorus of "Love to Hate You" is an interpolation of the string break from the Gloria Gaynor disco-era classic "I Will Survive"[clarification needed].

The song's music video features Erasure performing the song on a futuristic stage with a long, connected runway which extends out into the audience. As Bell dances down the runway, it is revealed that the floor is covered in water - these shots were filmed in London's Leadenhall Market. Vince Clarke is also seen playing a circular keyboard similar to one previously used by Jean-Michel Jarre.

The band also recorded a Spanish version of the song, called "Amor y Odio" (Love and Hatred), and one in Italian called "Amo Odiarti".

"Love to Hate You" is one of Erasure's most successful singles on the UK singles chart, peaking at number four. It became a Top 20 hit in Germany where it reached number 19, and in Sweden where it reached number 4. In the US it reached number 17 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play, number 10 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales and number 6 on the Modern Rock Tracks.[1]

Track listings[edit]

7" single (MUTE131) / Cassette Single (CMUTE131)
  1. "Love to Hate You"
  2. "Vitamin C"
12" single (12MUTE131)
  1. "Love to Hate You" (12" Mix)
  2. "Vitamin C" (12" Mix)
  3. "La La La"
CD single (CDMUTE131)
  1. "Love to Hate You"
  2. "Love to Hate You" (12" Mix)
  3. "Vitamin C"
  4. "La La La"
U.S. CD single (40218-2)
  1. "Love to Hate You" (Album Version)
  2. "Love to Hate You" (Bruce Forest Mix)
  3. "Vitamin C" (12" Mix)
  4. "Love to Hate You" (12" Mix)
  5. "Vitamin C"
  6. "La La La"
Italian Promo Only 12" single (Love 100)
  1. "Love to Hate You" (J.T. Company Remix)
  2. "Love to Hate You" (J.T. Company Instrumental Remix)
  3. "Love to Hate You" (Joe T. Vannelli Remix Dub)
  4. "Love to Hate You" (Joe T. Vannelli Single Remix)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart[2] 6
Denmark (IFPI)[3] 5
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 49
Belgium Singles Chart (Vl)[5] 15
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 4
German Singles Chart[7] 19
Irish Singles Chart[8] 5
Swedish Singles Chart[9] 4
Swiss Singles Chart[10] 17
UK Singles Chart[11] 4
US Dance/Club Play Singles[12] 17
US Hot Dance Music Sales[13] 10


  1. ^ "Erasure Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "Austria Top 40 - Hitparade Österreich". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  3. ^ "Top 10 Denmark" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch charts portal". Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  5. ^ " - Erasure - Love To Hate You". Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  6. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3.
  7. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Künstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche". Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  8. ^ Jaclyn Ward (1962-10-01). "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  9. ^ Steffen Hung (2012-08-31). "Swedish Charts Portal". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  11. ^ "Erasure | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2016-11-09.
  12. ^ "Music Search, Recommendations, Videos and Reviews". AllMusic. 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2012-09-07.
  13. ^ "Music Search, Recommendations, Videos and Reviews". AllMusic. 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2012-09-07.

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