Love-Hate-Sex-Pain (5:16)

Cover of The Oracle

From The Oracle and 2 other releases

“Love-Hate-Sex-Pain” is a song by American heavy metal band Godsmack. It is the second single from the band’s fifth studio album, The Oracle.

When interviewed by Pop Culture Madness , Shannon Larkin mentioned that “Love-Hate-Sex-Pain” is one of his favorite songs from The Oracle, stating “Love-Hate-Sex-Pain is special to me because I feel it has a different sound for the band, and it was a song that Tony and I put together many years ago, and honestly never imagined it being picked for a Godsmack record. When Sully put the lyrics and melody to it, it was like seeing a child grow up.”

The single made its way to radio stations in the United States on July 12.

Digital download
On April 6, “Love-Hate-Sex-Pain” was released as the first song from The Oracle, giving the fans the opportunity to download it through iTunes.[2]

Track listing

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Love-Hate-Sex-Pain” Sully Erna 5:15
CD single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Love-Hate-Sex-Pain” (Radio Edit) Sully Erna 4:20
2. “Love-Hate-Sex-Pain” (Album Version) Sully Erna 5:15

The song has received highly positive reviews. Chris Akin from praised the song, stating “This song might be the closest thing to a “twist” that you get on The Oracle. A rare balladic number, this song showcases a much more musical direction than Godsmack has ever taken in the past. Sounding more like a mid-tempoed Alice In Chains song than what they’ve been known for”, then he added, “Love-Hate-Sex-Pain could very well be the song that reaches the most people.


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  • pearls_of_light

    My favorite from The Oracle :)

    17 Mar 7:38pm Reply
  • CantnkrusBanshe

    Turned it as loud as possible :) ! I guess my neighbors hate it ;) [2]

    21 Jul 2013 Reply
  • SteveMono

    Ok last track I heard was a blatant Tool rip-off, this is a poor Alice in Chains parody

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • Quickfyre

    How many times do I have to ban these motherf**kers before last actually listen... "Hard Rock" does not mean "Nu Metal"... Godsmack, StainD, Creed, Drowning Pool, Saliva etc. can all die in a fire...

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Taiteki

    Ah, what's up Daveandi!? It took this long for this site to play this song again for me...that sucks. Anyway \m/ (>_<) \m/ tag, you're it.

    27 Feb 2013 Reply
  • daveandi

    "\m/ XD \m/ " (Heyyyyy Taiteki....=))

    28 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Taiteki

    \m/ XD \m/

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • desert_tree

    They're still being Alice in Chains wannabe's? How cute. [2]

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ProgPro96

    The only Godsmack song I like.

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • FeedingWhatIAm

    They're still being Alice in Chains wannabe's? How cute.

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Vampkat207


    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Cochise26

    Hell Yeah !!!

    15 Jul 2012 Reply
  • deadUndead

    sometimes i get an idea i don't like godsmack at all but then i hear this again

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • metalprincess6

    saw them Live they were amazing

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ViperGuy

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    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • xtwntraphq

    Good 1

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • unknown0_0


    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ShonThaDon

    Bumpin that Godsmack in a rap dominated town just to piss the locals off hah haah!

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • chrveith

    Turned it as loud as possible :) ! I guess my neighbours hate it ;)

    9 Nov 2011 Reply
  • XxBiGb0y85xX

    number 1 song is voodoo but this 1 is a very close hit

    2 Nov 2011 Reply
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