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"I Hate This Part"
Single by Pussycat Dolls
from the album Doll Domination
Released October 7, 2008 (2008-10-07)
(see release history)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded September 28, 2008, Cutfather Studio, Copenhagen; The Boiler Room, Santa Monica, California
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 3:39
Label A&M, Interscope
Writer(s) Jonas Jeberg, Mich Hansen, Lucas Secon, Wayne Hector
Producer Cutfather and Jonas Jeberg
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Gold (RIANZ)
Gold (ABPD)
Pussycat Dolls singles chronology
"Whatcha Think About That"
"I Hate This Part"
"Top of the World"
Music video
"I Hate This Part" at YouTube

"I Hate This Part" is the second single from the Pussycat Dolls' second studio album Doll Domination. In the US, however, it was released as the third single from the album. It has received heavy airplay and was a hit around the world. It was released in the U.S. to mainstream radio on October 21, 2008. The video, directed by Joseph Kahn, has been viewed more than 30 Million times on Youtube.


Writing and inspiration

"I Hate This Part" was written by Wayne Hector and Lucas Secon. In an interview with HitQuarters Hector related how the song originally came together:

"We’d just finished a session and it was about 12 o’clock at night and we were all packing up and ready to go home. I was standing by the keyboards just mucking around, and started playing a piano line, and being terrible at playing the piano, I turned and asked Jonas [Jeberg], “Can you play this in for us while I can remember it?” So, I sang him the line and he played it in, and then we thought, “This is pretty good.” We didn’t have a lot of time the next day to do anything, so I was like, “Let’s just put a beat on it. I’m excited about it.” So, it started off as a ballad and then Lucas [Secon] said, “Let’s make it an up-tempo or a mid-tempo.” So, we changed the beat up, and there’s another song. In an hour me and Lucas had written it and laid it out."[1]

Song information

"Whatcha Think About That" was meant to be the second single in Australia, but it was cancelled as "I Hate This Part" started getting high radio play. It was the most added song to Australian radio on its first week of major release.[2]

The single was intended to be the second UK single, not "Whatcha Think About That", which has been released third.

The Dolls performed the song live for the first time for a "Wal-Mart Soundcheck" on the Wal-Mart website. They performed the song for the first time on television on October 15 on the Australian morning show titled Sunrise. They performed the song again for The Ellen DeGeneres Show on November 3. This performance originally did not air on television but instead appeared on the show's website as an online-exclusive, until December 19 when the performance was aired on television.

Chart performance

"I Hate This Part" was a success in Oceania. In Australia, "I Hate This Part" debuted at number forty-five on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, based solely on download sales, and has since peaked at number-ten. "I Hate This Part" has been certified Gold by ARIA for sales in excess of 35,000. Two days after debuting in Australia, "I Hate This Part" debuted at number thirty-two on the New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart, and eventually peaked at number-nine. "I Hate This Part" has been certified Gold by RIANZ for sales in excess of 7,500.

In Europe, the song charted within the top five, top ten and top twenty on most of the charts it entered. "I Hate This Part" eventually peaked at number-twelve on the UK Singles Chart. It has also peaked at number-four on Billboard's European Hot 100 Singles Chart. In Romania, the single became a considerable hit, and received strong airplay. As a result, the track peaked at number-one, becoming the Pussycat Dolls' third number-one single,[3] after "Don't Cha"[4] and "Wait a Minute".[5]

"I Hate This Part" rose steadily in the United States until it reached its peak of number eleven[6] on the Billboard Hot 100 and number ten[6] on the Billboard Pop 100 following a considerable increase in airplay on 3 formats. "I Hate This Part" also spent two weeks at number one on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play, becoming the Dolls' fourth single to reach the top of the chart but the first to spend two weeks there. "I Hate This Part" is the only single in the Pussycat Dolls' history that has charted higher in the United States than the United Kingdom (albeit it was only 1 position higher). On March 11, 2010 "I Hate This Part" was certified platinum by RIAA, after a year since it was released.[7] In Canada, the song debuted at number ninety-three and in following weeks fell to number ninety-six and then to number one-hundred. However it later rebounded up the charts and has since reached a peak position of number five.

"I Hate This Part" debuted and peaked at number-three on the French Singles Chart, becoming the group's second consecutive top 3 hit, and their second highest peaking single to date. By doing so it has surpassed the peak position of the group's worldwide hit "Don't Cha" which reached number-six on this chart in 2005.

Music video

According to their YouTube page, a music video was shot on September 28, 2008, also the day of Melody Thornton's birthday.[8] The video is located in the desert. Two sneak peaks of the video were leaked onto the internet in early October, and it shows Nicole Scherzinger singing in a road on desert and the Pussycat Dolls dancing in the rain. Part of the video was filmed at White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo, NM, the same area were the movie Transformers and Transformers 2 was filmed.

The full video premiered on October 10, 2008,[9] with it officially premiering in the United States on TRL on October 15, 2008. The video was added to the iTunes Store on October 17, 2008.

The video starts out with Nicole Scherzinger playing the piano to the beat of the song, and images of a book and flowers blowing in the wind. When the acoustics begins, there is a shot of all thirls on the road with a broken-down car. During the chorus, the girls are seen walking away from the car on the road and dancing to the beat of the background. While Scherzinger is singing in the desert alone, Jessica Sutta is shown trying to wave down a passing car with her bandanna. All the girls are then shown on top of many broken-down cars during the bridge of the song. During the second chorus, the girls are seen in sync this time with dance moves on the sand. All the girls are then shown in different elements in the desert: Scherzinger in front of the broken-down car with a wolf, Sutta in a parking lot on top of an arcade machine, Ashley Roberts walking in a parking lot with a pink stuffed elephant-doll, Melody Thornton with a flower, and Kimberly Wyatt in a broken-down pick-up truck. During the climax of the scene, Scherzinger is singing during an incoming storm at night. The girls are then shown in the same scene as before while dancing in sync, but this time, it is raining and the girls are dancing while wet. The music videos ends with an eruption of emotions from all the girls, climaxing with a clip of Ashley Roberts comforting Melody Thornton who is in sadness. The video closes with Nicole Scherzinger still playing with the beat of the background on the piano and a butterfly on her hand, before ending with a shot of the rain-soaked girls united in an embrace.

Track listing

World-Wide CD Single

  1. "I Hate This Part"
  2. "I Hate This Part" (Digital Dog Remix - Club Edit)

CD Promo European Remixes

  1. "I Hate This Part" (Radio Edit) - 3:39
  2. "I Hate This Part" (Aleko's Club Vocal Mix) - 6:58
  3. "I Hate This Part" (Aleko's Vocal Dub) - 7:37
  4. "I Hate This Part" (Aleko's Acapella) - 4:52

Australian EP (iTunes Only)

  1. "I Hate This Part" - 3:38
  2. "I Hate This Part" (Digital Dog Remix) [Club Edit] - 3:05
  3. "I Hate This Part" (Dave Aude Remix) [Radio] - 3:40

CD Promo

  1. "I Hate This Part" (Moto Blanco Club Mix) - 7:47
  2. "I Hate This Part" (Digital Dog Club Mix) - 5:51
  3. "I Hate This Part" (Moto Blanco Dub) - 7:49
  4. "I Hate This Part" (Digital Dog Dub) - 6:26
  5. "I Hate This Part" (Moto Blanco Edit) - 3:40
  6. "I Hate This Part" (Digital Dog Edit) - 3:05
  7. "I Hate This Part" (Original) - 3:39
  8. "I Hate This Part" (Instrumental) - 3:45
  9. "When I Grow Up" (Ralphi Rosario Remix) (Bonus Track) - 9:37

CD Promo Remixes

  1. "I Hate This Part" (Radio Edit) - 3:39
  2. "I Hate This Part" (Dave Aude Club Mix) - 8:21
  3. "I Hate This Part" (Digital Dog Club Mix) - 5:50
  4. "I Hate This Part" (Dave Aude Radio Edit) - 3:40
  5. "I Hate This Part" (Digital Dog Radio Edit) - 3:26
  6. "I Hate This Part" (Dave Aude Club Dub) - 7:36

Release history

Region Date Format
Australia October 7, 2008 Digital download
November 1, 2008 CD single
New Zealand October 7, 2008 Digital download
United States October 21, 2008 Airplay[10]
Italy October 31, 2008 Digital download
Germany November 14, 2008[11] CD single
United Kingdom November 24, 2008 CD single, digital download
Ireland November 28, 2008[12] CD single
Netherlands December 5, 2008 CD single


Chart (2008/2009) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[13] 10
Australian ARIA Urban Singles Chart[14] 1
Austrian Singles Chart[15] 7
Belgian Singles Chart[16] 2
Brazil Billboard Hot 100[17] 38↑
Canadian Hot 100[18] 5
Czech Republic Singles Chart[19] 3
Danish Singles Chart[20] 15
Dutch Singles Chart[21] 53
European Hot 100 Singles[22] 4
Finnish Singles Chart[23] 19
French Singles Chart[24] 3
German Singles Chart[25] 12
Global Dance Tracks[26] 6
Irish Singles Chart[27] 9
Japan Hot 100[28] 20
Norwegian Singles Chart[29] 16
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[30] 9
Romanian Singles Chart[3] 1
Russian Airplay Chart[31] 30
Swiss Singles Chart[32] 9
UK Singles Chart[33] 12
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[34] 11
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[35] 10
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[36] 1

↑ Institute Crowley starts account I Hate This Part Brazilian spins when the song was falling on the chart.



Country Certification Sales
Australia Gold[37] 35,000+
New Zealand Gold[38] 7,500+
Brazil Gold[39] 50,000+
Belgium Gold[40] 15,000+
United States Platinum[7] 1,000,000+

End of year charts

Charts (2008) Position
ARIA End of Year Singles Chart[41] 61
Charts (2009) Position
Canadian Hot 100[42] 29
European Hot 100 Singles[42] 21
French Singles Chart[43] 13
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[42] 50
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[41] 7

Chart procession and succession

Preceded by
"The Greatest" by Michelle Williams
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
January 3, 2009 - January 17, 2009
Succeeded by
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyoncé
Preceded by
"Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry
Romanian Singles Chart number-one-single first run
February 26, 2009 - March 5, 2009
Succeeded by
"Doar ea" by Alex
Romanian Singles Chart number-one-single second run
March 26, 2009 - April 9, 2009
Succeeded by
"Poker Face" by Lady GaGa


  1. ^ "Interview With Wayne Hector", HitQuarters, 1 Feb 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.themusicnetwork.com.au/20.0.html
  3. ^ a b (Romanian)Cele mai ascultate hituri - Nielsen Music Control. Cotidianul.
  4. ^ http://www.rt100.ro/top-100-edition.html?edition=502&go=Go
  5. ^ http://www.rt100.ro/top-100-edition.html?edition=570&go=Go
  6. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.vnuArtistId=656989&model.vnuAlbumId=730386
  7. ^ a b "RIAA Gold & Platinum". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=&artist=Pussycat%20Dolls%20&format=&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2009&sort=Artist&perPage=25. Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  8. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5RypLPxqQU
  9. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FagUUbjleRg
  10. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/
  11. ^ http://www.beatblogger.de/vo-vorschau/
  12. ^ http://www.umusic.ie/news/single.php?ID=163
  13. ^ Australian Top 100
  14. ^ Australian Urban 100
  15. ^ Austrian Charts
  16. ^ Belgian Charts
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ Canada Top 100
  19. ^ [2]
  20. ^ Denmark Singles Chart
  21. ^ Dutch Singles
  22. ^ Billboard's European Charts
  23. ^ Finland Charts
  24. ^ French Singles Chart
  25. ^ German Charts
  26. ^ Billboard's global dance chart
  27. ^ Ireland Singles Chart
  28. ^ Japan's Hot 100
  29. ^ Norway Singles Chart
  30. ^ RIANZ: New Zealand
  31. ^ Russian Airplay Chart
  32. ^ Switzerland Chart
  33. ^ UK Top 75 Official Charts
  34. ^ US Top 100
  35. ^ US Pop 100
  36. ^ Caulfield, Keith (2008-12-24). "Taylor Swift Fends Off Keyshia Cole And Jamie Foxx At No. 1". Billboard magazine. http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/charts/chart_alert/e3i13db0577bde6c55b12549cdc09df971a. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  37. ^ http://ariacharts.com.au/pages/charts_display_singles.asp?chart=1U50
  38. ^ http://rianz.org.nz/rianz/chart.asp
  39. ^ http://www.abpd.org.br/certificados_interna.asp?sArtista=The Pussycat Dolls
  40. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/fr/weekchart.asp?cat=s&year=2009&date=20090502
  41. ^ a b http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-100-singles-2008.htm
  42. ^ a b c "End of year Billboard charts". Billboard. Nielsen Company. 
  43. ^ http://www.infodisc.fr/Ventes_Single09.php


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