"You Love Us" was originally released as a single on 7 May 1991 by record label Heavenly. This version of the song begins with a sample of Krzysztof Penderecki's "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima" and ends with a coda which includes a drum sample from Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life". B-side "Spectators of Suicide" includes a vocal sample of a speech by Black Panther Bobby Seale, a shorter clip of which had previously appeared on the last track of McCarthy's 1989 album The Enraged Will Inherit the Earth. The track was re-recorded for MSP's debut studio album Generation Terrorists
You Love Us was also re-recorded and released again on 16 January 1992 as the third single from Generation Terrorists. The new version also featured no hook, but had a much heavier rock sound and the "Lust for Life" coda was replaced, on the album version of the track, by an extended guitar solo. This version of the song reached number 16 in the UK charts on 1 February 1992. It was the most successful single released from the album. It also made an appearance as track number six on the 2002 greatest hits compilation, Forever Delayed.
The CD single included the B-sides "A Vision of Dead Desire", "We Her Majesty's Prisoners" and a live cover of Guns N' Roses' "It's So Easy"