«Love to Hate You» is a song by Erasure which was released in 1991 as the second single from the duo’s fifth studio album Chorus.The single was released by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. The song, written by band members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell is an electronic dance track clearly inspired by disco music. The synthesizer melody in the chorus of «Love to Hate You» is an interpolation of the string break from the Gloria Gaynor disco-era classic «I Will Survive«.
The song’s music video features Erasure performing the song on a futuristic stage with a long, connected runway which extends out into the audience. As Bell dances down the runway, it is revealed that the floor is covered in water – these shots were filmed in London’s Leadenhall Market. Vince Clarke is also seen playing a circular keyboard similar to one previously used by Jean Michel Jarre