Better Than Love

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"Better Than Love"
Single by Hurts
from the album Happiness
B-side "Mother Nature"
Released 23 May 2010 (2010-05-23)
Format CD single, vinyl, digital download
Genre Synthpop, electropop
Length 3:32
Label Major Label, Sony, RCA
Writer(s) Hurts, Joseph Cross
Producer(s) Hurts, Joseph Cross, Jonas Quant
Hurts singles chronology
"Better Than Love"
(2010)
"Wonderful Life"
(2010)

"Sunday"
(2011)

"Illuminated / Better Than Love"
(2011)

"Blood, Tears & Gold"
(2011)

"Better Than Love" is a song by British synthpop duo Hurts from their debut album, Happiness. It was released as their debut single on 23 May 2010 in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number fifty on the UK Singles Chart. It also charted in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The song was re-released as a double A-side with 'Illuminated' on 1 May 2011.

Music video[edit]

The music video was uploaded onto Hurts' official YouTube channel on 28 April 2010,[1] following a trailer uploaded the day before.[2] Their first professionally made music video, it features Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson in an audition hall surrounded by women dressed in similar attire to themselves. As Anderson plays piano, Hutchcraft watches the auditions in the reflection of the hall's mirror. The video was filmed in Bucharest, Romania, in Buftea studio along with Romanian actresses Laura Cosoi, Mădălina Ghiţescu, and others. Cosoi also starred in the video for their later song "Sunday".

Track listings[edit]

  • CD Single
  1. "Better Than Love" (Radio Edit) – 3:32
  2. "Mother Nature" – 2:50
  • 7" Vinyl
  1. "Better Than Love" (Radio Edit) – 3:32
  2. "Mother Nature" – 2:50
  • iTunes Single
  1. "Better Than Love" (Radio Edit) – 3:32
  2. "Better Than Love" (Jamaica Remix) – 4:19
  • iTunes EP
  1. "Better Than Love" (Radio Edit) – 3:32
  2. "Better Than Love" (Tiefschwarz Mix) – 8:48
  • German iTunes EP
  1. "Better Than Love" (Album Version) - 3:33
  2. "Better Than Love" (Live & Unplugged From BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge)
  3. "Better Than Love" (Tiefschwarz Remix) - 8:48
  4. "Better Than Love" (Burns European Sex Remix) - 5:06
  5. "Better Than Love" (Freemasons Pegasus Mix [Radio Edit]) - 3:36
  6. "Better Than Love" (Jamaica Remix) - 4:19
  7. "Better Than Love" (Death in Vegas Acid Remix) – 8:14
  • Italian CD Single/12" Vinyl
  1. "Better Than Love" – 3:32
  2. "Better Than Love" (Italoconnection Remix) – 5:14
  • Other Version
  1. "Better Than Love" (Freemasons Pegasus Club Mix) - 9:19

Personnel[edit]

Source:[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010/2011) Peak
Position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 12
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[5] 54
German Airplay Chart[6] 96
German Youth Airplay Chart[7] 29
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 88
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[9] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "YouTube – HURTS - Better Than Love". YouTube. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "YouTube – HURTS - Better Than Love (Theatrical Trailer)". YouTube. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Better Than Love (liner notes). Hurts. Sony. 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Hurts – Better Than Love" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  5. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201033 into search.
  6. ^ German Airplay Chart, Retrieved on 2011-06-10
  7. ^ German Airplay Chart, Retrieved on 2011-06-10
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Hurts – Better Than Love" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "June 2010/ Archive Chart" UK Dance Chart.
  10. ^ "Hurts" UK Singles Chart.

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