I Hate Myself for Loving You
|"I Hate Myself for Loving You"|
|Single by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts|
|from the album Up Your Alley|
|B-side||"Love Is a Pain" (live)|
"I Can't Control Myself"
|Joan Jett and the Blackhearts singles chronology|
"I Hate Myself for Loving You" is a song by American rock band Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, released as the lead single from their sixth studio album, Up Your Alley (1988). The song reached number eight on the US 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). On September 10, 2011, the single reached number 39 on the US Rock Digital Songs chart.
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.
The song received a nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 31st Grammy Awards.
Appearances in media
- 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 State Farm Stadium. The song returned for 2019 with Joan Jett performing with Carrie Underwood.
- The song is featured in the 2009 film Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
- The song has a Cantonese version '我恨我痴心' 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 the American animated television series South Park.
- The song is featured in the 2018 film Ready Player One.
- The song is featured in the 2020 film Birds of Prey.
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