Nazareth - Love hurts - About the song
Nazareth made this song a hit, but it was originally released by the Everly Brothers on their 1960 album A Date With The Everly Brothers. The original Everly Brothers version runs 2:23 and is delivered in their distinctive, pleasing harmonies. The Nazareth version is 3:03, with sandpaper vocals by lead singer Dan McCafferty screamed out as if he's falling into the pit of despair. According to Don Everly, the Everly Brothers planned to release this as a single, but industry politics got in the way. The group was managed by Wesley Rose, who was part owner of the publishing company Acuff-Rose. After a string of hits for Cadence Records, they left for Warner Bros. in 1960, continuing their hit parade with "Cathy's Clown" and "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)." But Rose wanted them to release singles for which Acuff-Rose owned the publishing, and when the duo recorded covers of "Lucille" and "Temptation" (a song from 1933), he protested, leading to a split and a legal dispute. Rose had another one of his clients, Roy Orbison, record "Love Hurts" and released it as the B-side to his #1 hit "Running Scared" in 1961. By the time Nazareth brought this song to life, the Everly Brothers had been split for three years. When they re-formed in 1983, they added the song to their setlists for the first time, starting with their reunion concert at Royal Albert Hall, which was released as a live album. In later years, it sometimes seemed like they were singing it to each other on stage, as their relationship had clearly soured.
Love Hurts - Lyrics
Love hurts, love scars, love wounds And marks, any heart Not tough or strong enough To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain Love is like a cloud Holds a lot of rain Love hurts...... ooh, ooh love hurts I'm young, I know, but even so I know a thing or two I learned from you I really learned a lot, really learned a lot Love is like a flame It burns you when it's hot Love hurts...... ooh, ooh love hurts Some fools think of happiness Blissfulness, togetherness Some fools fool themselves I guess They're not foolin' me I know it isn't true, I know it isn't true Love is just a lie Made to make you blue Love hurts...... ooh, ooh love hurts Ooh, ooh love hurts I know it isn't true, I know it isn't true Love is just a lie Made to make you blue Love hurts...... ooh, ooh love hurts Ooh, ooh love hurts Ooh, ooh