I Hate Myself for Loving You
|"I Hate Myself for Loving You"|
|Single by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts|
|from the album Up Your Alley|
|B-side||"Love Is a Pain (live)"|
|Songwriter(s)||Desmond Child, Joan Jett|
|Producer(s)||Desmond Child, Kenny Laguna|
|Joan Jett & the Blackhearts singles chronology|
"I Hate Myself for Loving You" is a 1988 song from Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and the first single from the album Up Your Alley. The song reached No. 8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, Jett's third single to reach the Top 10, and her first since "Crimson and Clover" in 1982. The song spent six weeks longer on the charts than did the group's biggest hit, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" (which was on the chart for 20 weeks).
Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor played the guitar solo in the song. One of the backing vocalists featured on the Up Your Alley album was Louie Merlino, later the founder of the band Beggars & Thieves. Merlino did backing vocals on countless songs that were written or co-written by Desmond Child. When Las Vegas-based band Sin City Sinners has Merlino singing with them, it is not uncommon for them to cover this song.
For this song, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts received a nomination at the 31st Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
The single charted at No. 39 on rock digital songs in September 10, 2011.
- It is featured in the 2008 music video game Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.
- It is featured in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages.
- It is featured in the films Rounders and Kick-Ass 2.
- The song was reworked for the NBC Sunday Night Football opening theme, with new lyrics for the chorus, as well as lyrics altered weekly, depending on what teams were playing. It was performed by Pink in 2006, Faith Hill from 2007 until 2012, and Carrie Underwood since the 2013 season. The 2013 version also introduced a change to the bassline. It was replaced by Miranda Lambert's "Somethin' Bad" starting in 2016 with the New England Patriots at the Arizona Cardinals in University of Phoenix Stadium.
- The song is featured in the 2009 film Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
- The song has a Cantonese version performed by HK-pop singer Andy Lau.
- The adapted version of this song has appeared at the end of "Faith Hilling", season 16 episode 3 of American animated television series South Park.
- The song is featured in the 2018 film Ready Player One.
- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts: Chart History: Hot 100: I Hate Myself for Loving You, Billboard, retrieved 18 April 2018
- Wissmuller, Christian (Oct/Nov 2007) "Mick Taylor: Soul Survivor". Jazzed Magazine.
- "Top 100 Hits of 1988/Top 100 Songs of 1988". musicoutfitters.com. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
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