I Don't Hurt Anymore

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"I Don't Hurt Anymore" is a 1954 song by Hank Snow. It was written by Don Robertson and Jack Rollins. The song was Hank Snow's fourth number one on the country chart where it spent 20 weeks at the top spot and a total of 41 weeks on the chart.[1]

Prairie Oyster version[edit]

"I Don't Hurt Anymore"
Single by Prairie Oyster
from the album Different Kind of Fire
B-side "But You Said"
Released May 1990
Genre Country
Label RCA
Writer(s) Don Robertson
Jack Rollins
Producer(s) Steve Berlin
Prairie Oyster singles chronology
"Goodbye, So Long, Hello"
(1990)
"I Don't Hurt Anymore"
(1990)
"Lonely You, Lonely Me"
(1990)

Canadian country music group Prairie Oyster covered the song on their album Different Kind of Fire. Their rendition went to number 70 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1990, and also peaked at number 5 on RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 5
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 70

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 44

Cover versions[edit]

  • Later in 1954, Dinah Washington reached number three on the R&B Best Seller charts with her version of the song.[5]
  • Eddie Fisher charted with this song in 1957. Perhaps surprising to some Eddie actually scored strongly with a number of country tunes, including Just a Little Lovin' and Any Time.
  • Janis Martin recorded it on a 1957 EP.
  • Hank Thompson recorded it as "It Don't Hurt Anymore" on his Hank! album in 1957.
  • Faron Young recorded it and Connie Francis did it on her country album in 1962.
  • Bob Dylan and The Band recorded the song in the 1967 sessions that would be known as The Basement Tapes.
  • Johnny Cash covered this song (as "It Don't Hurt Anymore") on his final album, American VI: Ain't No Grave.
  • Hank Snow covered himself by re-recording the song in stereo in the late 50's or early 60's.
  • Narvel Felts took a rendition to number 37 on the country charts in 1977.
  • Mandisa covered the Dinah Washington version of the song on the 5th season of American Idol.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 323. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 29, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Prairie Oyster Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Prairie Oyster.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1990". RPM. December 22, 1990. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 612. 
Preceded by
"Slowly" by Webb Pierce
C&W National Best Sellers in Stores
number one single by Hank Snow

June 19, 1954 - October 30, 1954
(twenty weeks)
Succeeded by
"More and More" by Webb Pierce
Preceded by
"Kaw-Liga"
by Hank Williams
Billboard C&W National Best Sellers in Stores
number-one single of the year

1954
Succeeded by
"In the Jailhouse Now"
by Webb Pierce