She Hates Me

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This article is about the song by Puddle of Mudd. For the 2004 film, see She Hate Me. For the song by Big Boi, see Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.
"She Hates Me"
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Single by Puddle of Mudd
from the album Come Clean
Released August 13, 2002
Format CD single
Recorded 1993–2000
Genre Post-grunge
Length 3:36
Label Flawless, Geffen
Writer(s) Wes Scantlin, Jimmy Allen
Puddle of Mudd singles chronology
"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 but not released until 2001. It continued the group's popularity on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 13, though not as successful as the #5 hit "Blurry". It also topped the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for one week in October.[1] 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".[2] The song peaked at #14 in the UK Singles Chart,[3] making it the group's third Top 20 hit and won a 2004 ASCAP Pop Music Award.[4]


Jimmy Allen was at the time just out of a relationship, and he was inspired to write the song by his former girlfriend's anger. He wrote it before the band gained major success and before they were signed. His girlfriend later apologized to him since she had told him to get a job and stop with his musical career.[citation needed] 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 has led to accusations that Puddle of Mudd plagiarized the song.[5]

In the album's insert is a photocopy of each song's original hand written lyrics. It shows the original name of the song: "She Fucking Hates Me". The title was changed to make it more radio- and TV-friendly; however, the line is heard in its original form in the unedited version of the song.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[6]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002–03) Peak
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. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 510.
  2. ^ Grein, Paul (2010-08-06). "Chart Watch Extra: Top 20 Songs In Digital History | Chart Watch - Yahoo! Music". Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  3. ^ "". UK Top 40 Chart Archive, British Singles & Album Charts. 2000-03-16. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  4. ^ "2004 ASCAP Pop Music Awards" ASCAP Retrieved June 16, 2011
  5. ^ "Did Puddle of Mudd rip off Suicidal Tendencies?". 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2015-01-19. 
  6. ^ "She Hates Me - Puddle of Mudd". 

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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