LOVE HURTS, RANKED
Written by Boudleaux Bryant and first recorded in 1960 Love Hurts is one of the great marriages of lyric and melody. Here are it's highs and lows.
- •Gram Parsons and Emmylou HarrisOne of the best musical relationships of all time, one of the best recordings ever made and one of the best songs ever written
- •Roy OrbisonOvershadowed as the B Side to Running Scared. The arrangement evolves in a cool way and Orbison adds some serious cool to words like "and" and "any"
- •Everly BrothersIt's the original and it's the Everly Brothers. Obviously It's great
- •NazarethSounds the best on Movie Soundtracks. Some how manages a party-positive mood while keeping true to the concept.
- •Keith Richards and Norah JonesGod, it's worth it just to hear these two voices together. Bizarre. By the way the list goes downhill fast.
- •Robert Pollard & Kim DealIf I had never heard any of the other versions this would be my favorite. In fact I'm jealous of anyone who thinks this is the original.
- •The whoDoesn't help that he introduces it by saying "it's short so you won't have to put up with it". More a tribute to Orbison than an interpretation
- •HeartShe sings it hard but this one just doesn't age well
- •Joan JettTalk about doesn't age well. I appreciate the effort though
- •CherSomeone once told me; "when making a top ten list, if Cher is an option, she is always number ten"
- •Jenny Lewis and Johnathan RiceSuggested by @youdirtymick