Hurts (song)

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"Hurts"
Hurts Emeli.jpg
Single by Emeli Sandé
from the album Long Live the Angels
Released16 September 2016
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:57
LabelVirgin Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Mac & Phil
  • Mojam
Emeli Sandé singles chronology
"I.O.U"
(2016)
"Hurts"
(2016)
"Breathing Underwater"
(2016)

"Hurts" is a song by Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé. It was written by Sandé along with James Murray, Mustafa Omer, Matthew Holmes, and Philip Leigh for her second album Long Live the Angels (2016), while production was helmed by Mojam and duo Mac & Phil. Built around layers of percussion and double quick hand claps, the song was released as the album's lead single on 16 September 2016 through Virgin EMI Records in the United Kingdom. It peaked at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart and reached the top five in Scotland.

Music video[edit]

An accompanying music video for "Hurts", directed by Dawn Shadforth, was released on 5 October 2016.[1]

Track listing[edit]

{{Track listing Hurt Johnny Cash I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only thing that's real The needle tears a hole full lyrics -[|click heare | headline = Digital download | title1 = Hurts | length1 = 3:38 }}

Digital download – Offaiah Remix[2]
No.TitleLength
1."Hurts" (Offaiah Edit)3:18
2."Hurts" (Offaiah Remix)6:51
Digital download – Remixes[3]
No.TitleLength
1."Hurts" (Dimension Remix)4:37
2."Hurts" (Jynx Remix)5:28

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[5] 27
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 53
Lebanon (Lebanese Top 20)[7] 18
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 5
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[9] 67
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 22
UK Download (Official Charts Company)[12] 10
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 31
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[14] 14

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 16 September 2016 Digital download Virgin Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hurts Emeli Sandé on Vevo". Vevo. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. ^ Hurts (Offaiah Remix) - Single by Emeli Sandé on Apple Music
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - Hurts (Remixes) - Single by Emeli Sandé". iTunes Store.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Emeli Sandé – Hurts" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Emeli Sandé – Hurts" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 39, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  7. ^ "The Official Lebanese Top 20 - Emeli Sande". The Official Lebanese Top 20. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  9. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201644 into search. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Emeli Sandé – Hurts". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Emeli Sandé Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Emeli Sandé Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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