Song of the Day: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: “I Hate Myself For Loving You”

It seems appropriate during this week that we’re talking about lyrics at Rocknuts that today is the 63rd birthday of Songwriters Hall of Fame member Desmond Child. Here’s one of the more famous tracks Child co-wrote, a 1988 hit that reached the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100. Among the other rock hits Child was a part of include Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “You Give Love a Bad Name”; Aerosmith’s “Angel”, “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)”, “What It Takes”, and “Crazy”; and KISS’s “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” and “Heaven’s on Fire.”

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One comment to “Song of the Day: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts: “I Hate Myself For Loving You””
  1. I’m glad I found this sight. I was born in 1963 so I was fortunate to grow up during the heyday of what we now call Classic Rock. I saw Joan in 1984 at a place in Norfolk Virginia that doesn’t even exist anymore. It was called the Boathouse at Bessie’s Place.

    Joan came on and tore the place apart. She was and still is, the embodiment of Rock: hard work, long hours, relentless touring, all of the things it takes to be a success.

    I’m glad she and the original Blackhearts have made it into the Rock Hall. But it was bittersweet for them because of the death of drummer Ricky Byrd…

    Thanks for all the years of rocking us, Joan.

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