Love Hurts (Incubus song)

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"Love Hurts"
Love Hurts - front.jpg
Single by Incubus
from the album Light Grenades
Released October 2008
Format CD
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:57
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger, Ben Kenney, Chris Kilmore, José Pasillas
Producer(s) Brendan O'Brien
Incubus singles chronology
"Oil and Water"
(2007)
"Love Hurts"
(2008)
"Black Heart Inertia"
(2009)
"Oil and Water"
(2007)
"Love Hurts"
(2008)
"Black Heart Inertia"
(2009)

"Love Hurts" is the third Europe single from Incubus' sixth album, Light Grenades, and is the fourth U.S. single ("Oil And Water" was released as the third single in the U.S.). The song received moderate airplay in European countries. The single was released for airplay in the United States over a year after the previous single, "Oil and Water", and nearly two years following the album's release. It became a surprise hit for the band in the U.S., topping the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, becoming their fourth song to do so. It was officially released the first week of October 2008.

There is an acoustic version of "Love Hurts" available for those who buy the "Anna Molly" single, or those who bought the Best Buy Light Grenades three-track promo.

Band members[edit]

Meaning[edit]

In a recent interview with Incubus, Brandon Boyd expressed his thoughts on the song:[1]

Music video[edit]

An unofficial video from a live concert (with audio of the studio track dubbed over the live performance) was released for the song on March 23, 2007.[2] No official video was made for this song.

Track listing[edit]

Single[edit]

  1. "Love Hurts" (Album version)
  2. "Anna-Molly"
  3. "Drive"
  4. "Love Hurts" (Video)

Promo single[edit]

  1. "Love Hurts"
  2. "Anna-Molly"

Chart performance[edit]

"Love Hurts" was released to alternative radio in October 2008, and hit number one on Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for the week ending February 21, 2009. It joins "Drive", "Megalomaniac", and "Anna Molly" as one of four songs by the band to top the chart, and their only secondary single from an album era to accomplish this feat.[clarification needed] It outpeaked previous singles from Light Grenades, "Oil And Water" and "Dig". It has also reached number one on Mediabase's Alternative airplay chart. It has charted on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles at #13 (equivalent to #113 on the Billboard Hot 100).

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 1

References[edit]

Preceded by
"Second Chance" by Shinedown
Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
February 21, 2009
March 14, 2009 - March 21, 2009
Succeeded by
"Brother" by Pearl Jam