The Everly Brothers

Love Hurts

Composed by Boudleaux Bryant

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A true classic tearjerker ballad, "Love Hurts" was recorded by several artists, from Gram Parsons to Nazareth (who scored a huge hit with it in the mid-'70s). The Everlys' version, though, is paramount. It's a slow-tempo, melancholy ballad. The lyrical imagery (such as "Love is like a stove/burns you when it's hot") is absolutely striking. A single for the Brothers that criminally only reached number 41 on the pop charts in the autumn of 1960.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
A Date with the Everly Brothers 1961 Rhino / Warner Bros. 2:22
Sing Great Country Hits 1963 Connoisseur 2:22
The Very Best of the Everly Brothers 1964 Music on Vinyl
Rock N Soul 1965 Rhino / Warner Bros. 2:01
The Everly Brothers Story 1973 Proper Box
Walk Right Back [Warner Brothers] 1976 Warner Bros.
The Reunion Concert 1983 Recall (UK)
No Image 1984 K-Tel Distribution
Reunion Concert: Live at the Royal Albert Hall [Video] 1991 Image Entertainment
Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. 1993 Warner Bros. 2:01
Heartaches & Harmonies [Box Set] 1994 Rhino 2:18
It's Everly Time/A Date with the Everly Brothers 2001 Warner Strategic Marketing
12 Hits: Five Star Collection 2002 Rhino / WEA
The Definitive Everly Brothers 2002 WEA International 2:23
Lifetime of Romance [Time Life] 2005
Various Artists
Sony BMG 2:20
Love Hurts: The Platinum Collection 2005 Warner Elektra Atlantic Corp. 2:21
Rock 'n Soul/Beat & Soul 2005 Rhino / WEA International 1:59
Golden Years 2005 WEA International 1:59
The Definitive Pop Collection 2006 Rhino 2:21
No Image 2006 CD Horizon / Horizon
Love Hurts [Musical Memories] 2006 Musical Memories
Works 2007 Warner Bros. 2:20
100 Hits: Love 2007
Various Artists
100 Hits 2:20
60's: La Playlist Sixties Idéale 2007
Various Artists
Warrner 2:20
50 Years of Hits 2008 Warner Bros. 2:20
Original Album Series (It's Everly Time/A Date With The Everly Brothers/Rock 'N' Soul/Two Yanks In England/Roots) 2010 Rhino / Warner Bros. / WB Records 1:59
The Everly Brothers 2011 Go Entertain
The Essential Everly Brothers [Not Now] 2011 Not Now Music 2:21
No Image 2012 Forever Classic Hits 2:21
The  Essential Collection [Metro] 2013 Metro / Metro Sound+Vision
The Very Best of the Everly Brothers [Rhino] 2014 Rhino 2:23
100 Hits Love [2015] 2015
Various Aritsts
100 Hits
100 Hits Legends: The Everly Brothers 100 Hits
No Image
Various Artists
Forever Classic Hits 2:21
No Image AP Music
No Image Arista
50 Shades of Music For Her
Various Artists
Golden Stars / Goldies 2:21
No Image Documents 2:21
Five Classic Albums Real Gone Music
No Image Must Have Records 2:23
The Complete U.S. & U.K. Singles As & Bs and EPs 1956-1962 Acrobat
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