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Elvis SongPedia: Hurt

Hurt




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Basic Stats

(Just the facts, ma'am!)

Written by: Jimmie Craine, Al Jacobs

Recorded: February 5-6, 1976, Graceland, Memphis
Released master is take 7.

Single:w/ "For The Heart", PB-10601, March 12, 1976

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#28 on Billboard Hot 100
#31 on Cash Box Top 100
#6 on Billboard country chart

1st LP release: - May 1976
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My Spin

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"Hurt" was one of Elvis' last truly great vocal moments, and one that seemed to sum up the public's image of what he was feeling at the time, especially now with the benefit of hindsight, and with the benefit of our overly-dramatic imaginations! :) Perhaps Elvis wasn't truly as hurt as he sounds in this song, but if not, he sure put on a good show!

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Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)


Presley's singing was consistent in these sessions, and in "Hurt" his voice is heard at its most startling. But the song is dated, and the accompaniment crude.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979




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"Hurt" Lyrics and Downloads

I'm so hurt to think that you lied to me
I'm hurt way down deep inside of me
You said our love was true
And we'll never, never part
Now you've got someone new
And it breaks my heart

I'm hurt, much more than you'll ever know
Yes darling, I'm so hurt
Because I still love you so
Even though you hurt me
Like nobody else could ever do
I would never hurt, hurt you


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Elvis song reference books on Amazon!

Ernst Jorgensen's complete chronicle of Elvis' recording sessions, with loads of detailed information about each session and each song.
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