Love How It Hurts

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"Love How It Hurts"
Single by Scouting for Girls
from the album The Light Between Us
B-side "Happy Ever After"
Released 10 July 2011
Format Digital Download
Genre Indie pop, piano rock, baroque pop
Label Sony Music Entertainment
Songwriter(s) Roy Stride
Producer(s) Andy Green
Scouting for Girls singles chronology
"Don't Want to Leave You"
"Love How It Hurts"
"Summertime In the City"
"Don't Want to Leave You"
"Love How It Hurts"
"Summertime In the City"

"Love How It Hurts" is a single by the English indie pop band Scouting for Girls, The song was originally intended to be released off the 're-release' of their album, "Everybody Wants to Be on TV", however is now featured on their third album "The Light Between Us". The song was released as a digital download on 10 July 2011. It debuted on the UK Top 40 singles chart at Number 17 on 17 July 2011.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download
No. Title Length
1. "Love How It Hurts" 3:08
2. "Happy Ever After" 3:19

Music video[edit]

The official music video to accompany the single "Love How It Hurts" was released on the band's website and YouTube on 27 May 2011. The music video shows a young geeky boy falling in love with a pretty girl as they soon started to become friends a cool bad boy comes over and takes the girl away. The geeky boy tried to give her a tape holding 'Love How It Hurts' on it. Yet again the cool boy interrupts and breaks it apart. Next they have all grown up and he is still in love with her. The geeky boy runs to meet her, intercut with scenes of the girl and geeky boy. He tries to marry her and (yet again) the cool boy interrupts, throws the ring off a nearby cliff and tries to walk off with the girl again. The music video ends when the girl stops walking and looks back at him.[1]

The band do not feature in the video, a first for them. Roy Stride said this was due to them touring Germany and that: "The record label just decided to make it without us!". The band made two 'Alternative Endings' to the video, and fans were to pick their favourite. It features bassist Greg as the geeky boy and leader singer Roy as the bad boy fighting over the girl, played by drummer Pete. It was filmed at a service station on their way back from a gig and according to their Twitter, "Total Budget £9.36".[2]


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The song entered the UK Singles Chart at 17 and spent 3 weeks inside the top 40.

Chart (2011) Peak
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[3] 16
UK Download (The Official Charts Company)[4] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 17

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[6] 10 July 2011 Digital download Sony Music Entertainment


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