“I Hate Myself for Loving You” is a 1988 song from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and the first single from the album Up Your Alley. The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, Jett’s third single to reach the Top 10, but her first since “Crimson and Clover” in 1982. 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, Nevada-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 and the Blackhearts received a nomination at the 31st Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
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