It Only Hurts for a Little While

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"It Only Hurts for a Little While" is a 1956 popular song with music by Fred Spielman and lyrics by Mack David.

The recording by The Ames Brothers was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-6481. It first reached the Billboard magazine charts on May 19, 1956. On the Disk Jockey chart, it peaked at #15; on the Best Seller chart, at #16; on the Juke Box chart, at #11; on the composite chart of the top 100 songs, it reached #15.

Cover versions[edit]

  • In 1978, Country Music singer Margo Smith released her version of the song b/w Look Out Mountain, and it went to number one on the Country charts that year and became her second and last number one.[1] It was released on her album Don't Break the Heart That Loves You that year.
  • Anne Murray recorded a cover of the song for her album Croonin' (1993).


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 321. 
Preceded by
"I'll Be True to You"
by The Oak Ridge Boys
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
(Margo Smith version)

July 1, 1978
Succeeded by
"I Believe in You"
by Mel Tillis
Preceded by
"Portrait in the Window"
by Carroll Baker
RPM Country Tracks number-one single
(Margo Smith version)

July 22, 1978