I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes

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"I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes"
Single by The Oak Ridge Boys
from the album Deliver
B-side "Through My Eyes"
Released February 25, 1984
Genre Country
Length 4:01
Label MCA
Writer(s) Randy VanWarmer
Producer(s) Ron Chancey
The Oak Ridge Boys singles chronology
"Ozark Mountain Jubilee"
(1983)
"I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes"
(1984)
"Everyday"
(1984)

"I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes" is a song written and originally recorded by Randy VanWarmer on his 1981 album Beat of Love. It was later covered by American country music group The Oak Ridge Boys in 1984, released as the second single from their album Deliver. "I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes" was The Oak Ridge Boys' ninth number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of twelve weeks on the country chart.[1]

Background[edit]

Songwriter Randy VanWarmer wrote the song following the death of his father. While The Oak Ridge Boys' music video depicts a lost girlfriend, tenor singer Joe Bonsall says he prefers the original intent of the song, and names the song as his favorite to sing on stage.

Music Video[edit]

The music video was filmed partially at the former WSM Radio studios in Nashville, TN. Radio and TV personality Charlie Chase (half of the duo Crook & Chase) makes a brief cameo walking through the station hallways. The disc jockey and the end of the video is played by Lorrie Morgan.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
New Zealand Singles Chart 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 251. 
Preceded by
"Right or Wrong"
by George Strait
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

May 5, 1984
Succeeded by
"To All the Girls I've Loved Before"
by Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
Preceded by
"To All the Girls I've Loved Before"
by Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

May 26, 1984
Succeeded by
"I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love"
by Crystal Gayle