Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me

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"Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me"
Single by Juice Newton
from the album Quiet Lies
Released May 22, 1982
Format 7"
Length 3:14
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Gary Burr
Producer(s) Richard Landis
Juice Newton singles chronology
"The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)"
"Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me"
"Break It to Me Gently"
Quiet Lies track listing
""Heart of the Night"
"Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me"
"Break It to Me Gently"

"Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me" is a song by the American country-pop singer Juice Newton, written by Gary Burr. It appears on the album Quiet Lies. The single was a #7 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 during the summer of that year.[1] It also charted at #4 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and #30 on the Billboard Country chart. The recording garnered Newton a Grammy nomination for Best Female Vocalist in the Pop category.

Promotional music video[edit]

The music video for this song comically plays off the emotional hurt of love by showing Juice Newton being physically injured by her lover in a series of accidents. The final shot is of Newton singing in the hospital in a full-body cast with her broken leg in the air. The video was awarded Video of the Year by the American Video Association in 1982.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs 30
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 7
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 4
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 24
Canadian RPM Top Singles 14
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks 3


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)

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