Love Is a Hurtin' Thing

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"Love Is A Hurtin' Thing"
Single by Lou Rawls
Genre R&B
Length 2:12
Label Capitol
Writer(s) Ben Raleigh & Dave Linden (pseudonym used by David J. Luff)

"Love Is a Hurtin' Thing" is a 1966 pop/soul single by Lou Rawls. The single was his second entry on the R&B singles chart as well as his first Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing" was the first of two Lou Rawls singles to make it to number one on the R&B chart.[1] It would also be covered a year later by Big Maybelle for Rojac Records.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1966) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 13
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles 1

Written by Ben Raleigh (1913-1997) & Dave Linden (pseudonym used by David J. Luff)

Cover versions[edit]


  1. ^ Joel Whitburn's Presents Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004, 2004 (Record Research), p. 483.
Preceded by
"Reach Out I'll Be There" by The Four Tops
Billboard Hot R&B Singles number-one single
November 12, 1966
Succeeded by
"Knock on Wood" by Eddie Floyd