(I Hate) Everything About You

"I Hate Everything About You"
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Single by Three Days Grace
from the album Three Days Grace
  • "Burn"
  • "Are You Ready"
ReleasedApril 28, 2003 (2003-04-28)
GenreNu metal[1]
Producer(s)Gavin Brown
Three Days Grace singles chronology
"I Hate Everything About You"
"Just Like You"

"I Hate Everything About You" is the debut single by Canadian rock band Three Days Grace, from their debut self-titled album. The song peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, number four on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number two on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. It was the 111th best performing song of the decade on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and the 130th best performing song of the decade on the Rock Songs charts. Despite not being one of their number one hits on any of the two charts, it is the band's longest running song on the Modern Rock chart at 45 weeks, and it also stayed 46 weeks on the Mainstream Rock chart.


Singer Adam Gontier said:

The song is pretty blunt you know? It's to the point. It's about realizing there's something in your life you're wasting time on. I think everybody, even in this band and a lot of other people have felt that way before at one point or another in their life. Whether it's a person, a relationship whatever it is, you're just wasting time on it. The song is a realization of that.[2]

Music video[]

The music video starts zoomed in towards several things, such as a TV producing static, a picture frame, and an ash tray, and then transitions towards Adam Gontier who starts singing. Soon, the video shows three teenagers going through a disastrous moment in their lives. One shows a young boy who finds his girlfriend cheating on him in the alleyway, kissing another guy. He is spying on them in his car. The second teenager is a young girl, who just broke up with her boyfriend, and the last is a boy who is being abused by his alcoholic father. Towards the end they are all seen smashing items into a hill. The young boy spying on his cheating girlfriend whips a portrait of a picture of them, smashing it to pieces. The second teenager is seen smashing her notebook of love notes and miscellaneous love items with her ex-boyfriend into the hill. The last boy, who is suffering child abuse, throws his drunken father's alcohol into the hill.

In the video, the word "hit" in "after every hit we take" is censored, due to "hit" being slang for taking drugs. The video was photographed by cinematographer Steve Gainer, and directed by Scott Winig.


Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
AOL Radio United States "Top Alternative Songs of the Decade – 2000s"[3] 2009 8

Track listings[]

All tracks are written by Three Days Grace and Gavin Brown.

U.S. promo single
1."(I Hate) Everything About You"3:52
Acoustic single[4]
1."(I Hate) Everything About You" (acoustic version)3:42
CD single and iTunes EP[5]
1."I Hate Everything About You"3:52
3."Are You Ready"2:46
"I Hate Everything About You" / "Burn" – iTunes single[6]
1."I Hate Everything About You"3:51


Chart (2003–2005) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[7] 22
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 84
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 55
US Alternative Airplay (Billboard)[10] 2
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[11] 4
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 28


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 80,000double-dagger
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Silver 200,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[15] 2× Platinum 2,000,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history[]

Region Date Format Version Label Ref(s).
United States April 28, 2003 Active rock radio Main Jive [16]
May 12, 2003 Alternative radio [17][18]
Canada September 22, 2003 Digital download Acoustic [4]
United States [4]
Australia [4]
Germany [4]
Great Britain [4]
United States January 19, 2004 Contemporary hit radio Main [19]
Australia March 19, 2004 Digital download [5]
Great Britain [5]
Germany [5]
Australia March 22, 2004 CD single [20]
Australia January 17, 2005 Digital download [6]
Germany [6]
Great Britain [6]

Use in video games[]


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  5. ^ a b c d iTunes EP:
  6. ^ a b c d "I Hate Everything About You" / "Burn" iTunes single:
  7. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Three Days Grace – I Hate Everything About You". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Three Days Grace – I Hate Everything About You" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
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  11. ^ "Three Days Grace Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Three Days Grace Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard.
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  15. ^ "American single certifications – Three Days Grace – I Hate Everything About You". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
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  17. ^ "Available for Airplay Archive: 2003 – May". FMQB. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  18. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1503. May 9, 2003. p. 28. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  19. ^ "Going for Adds" (PDF). Radio & Records. No. 1538. January 16, 2004. p. 24. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
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