You Love Us was also re-recorded and released again on 16 January 1992 as the third single from Generation Terrorists. The new version also featured no hook, but had a much heavier rock sound and the "Lust for Life" coda was replaced, on the album version of the track, by an extended guitar solo. This version of the song reached number 16 in the UK charts on 1 February 1992. It was the most successful single released from the album. It also made an appearance as track number six on the 2002 greatest hits compilation, Forever Delayed.
The CD single included the B-sides "A Vision of Dead Desire", "We Her Majesty's Prisoners" and a live cover of Guns N' Roses' "It's So Easy". The 12" featured "A Vision of Dead Desire" and "It's So Easy" and the 7" and cassette just "A Vision of Dead Desire".
The song was performed live with missing guitarist and lyricist Richey James Edwards just five weeks before he vanished, which was the last time Edwards was seen on stage. The band as a foursome played the song as set-closer for their sell-out final gig at the London Astoria.[page needed]
"You Love Us" is widely regarded as one of the band's best songs. In 2011, NME ranked the song number six on their list of the 10 greatest Manic Street Preachers songs, and in 2022, The Guardian ranked the song number five on their list of the 30 greatest Manic Street Preachers songs.
In December 2015, Cardiff brewers Crafty Devil named a beer after the song.