She Hates Me

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"She Hates Me"
Puddle of mudd she hates me.jpg
Single by Puddle of Mudd
from the album Come Clean
Released August 13, 2002
Format CD single
Recorded 1993–2000
Length 3:36
Label Flawless, Geffen
Songwriter(s) Wes Scantlin, Jimmy Allen
Puddle of Mudd singles chronology
"Drift & Die"
"She Hates Me"
"Away from Me"
"Drift & Die"
"She Hates Me"
"Away from Me"

"She Hates Me", sometimes colloquially referred to as "She Fucking Hates Me", is a song by the band Puddle of Mudd. It was written in 1993 and released in 2002. It continued the group's popularity on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 13, though not as successful as the number 5 hit "Blurry". It also topped the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for one week in October.[5] The popularity of "She Hates Me" made it become Puddle of Mudd's second single to sell over 500,000 copies in the United States, following "Blurry".[6] The song peaked at number 14 in the UK Singles Chart,[7] making it the group's third Top 20 hit and won a 2004 ASCAP Pop Music Award.[8]


Jimmy Allen had just ended a relationship with a significant other, and was inspired to write a song to reflect his former girlfriend's anger. The song combines upbeat music with lyrics about the break-up. The chord progression is similar to the main chord progression in Suicidal Tendencies' "I Saw Your Mommy," which had led to accusations that Puddle of Mudd plagiarized the song.[9]

In the album's insert is a photocopy of each song's original hand written lyrics, which displays the original name of the song: "She Fucking Hates Me". The title was changed to make it more acceptable to the public decorum, though the line is still heard in its original form in the unedited version of the song.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002–03) Peak
Australia Singles Chart 9
Dutch Singles Chart 37
German Singles Chart 20
New Zealand Singles Chart 49
Swiss Singles Chart 23
UK Singles Chart 14
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 2


  1. ^ Tim Grierson. "Puddle of Mudd". Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Life on Display - Puddle of Mudd". Allmusic. 
  3. ^ James, Richard (August 5, 2014). "17 Tracks That Justify Your Secret Love Of Nu Metal". Buzzfeed. Retrieved April 4, 2015. Reason it proves nu metal is the greatest gift to music ever: Simple – teenage angst. We’ve all been there, we all relate, we all thought it was the worst. 
  4. ^ "28 Nu-Metal Era Bands You Probably Forgot All About". NME. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 510.
  6. ^ Grein, Paul (2010-08-06). "Chart Watch Extra: Top 20 Songs In Digital History | Chart Watch - Yahoo! Music". Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  7. ^ "". UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts. 2000-03-16. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  8. ^ "2004 ASCAP Pop Music Awards" ASCAP Retrieved June 16, 2011
  9. ^ "Did Puddle of Mudd rip off Suicidal Tendencies?". 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2015-01-19. 

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Preceded by
"Never Again" by Nickelback
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
October 26, 2002
Succeeded by
"You Know You're Right" by Nirvana