Hate To Say I Told You So

Album: Veni Vidi Vicious (2000)
Charted: 23 86
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was released in 2000, but did not become a hit in the United States until 2002. It was The Hives breakthrough song, and their first hit in the US.
  • This song was included in Weird Al Yankovic's "Angry White Boy Polka." Weird Al has released several songs that are parts of different songs put into a Polka form. This particular song also included a song from a band The Hives are often compared to, The Vines.
  • The Foo Fighters covered this song at a performance that featured both the Foo Fighters and The Hives. The Foo Fighters even dressed up in The Hives trademark black and white suits. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bert - Pueblo, NM, for all above
  • The album title is a play on the phrase "Veni Vidi Vici," which is Latin for "I came, I saw, I conquered." The phrase is attributed to Julius Caesar upon returning from battle.
  • This was featured on the TV series Alias when Sydney and Vaughn break into the Vatican in the season 1 episode "The Prophecy" (2002).

Comments: 1

  • Thomas from Madison, WyI love this song,and i wish they would make more like it. I interpet it as to stick it to the man and dont care what others think because i will do it anyway.
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