The Wheel of Hurt
|"The Wheel of Hurt"|
|Single by Margaret Whiting|
|from the album The Wheel of Hurt|
|B-side||"Nothing Lasts Forever"|
|Format||7" (45 rpm)|
|Writer(s)||Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder|
"The Wheel of Hurt" is the title of a popular song from 1966 (see 1966 in music). The song was written by Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder.
Two versions of "The Wheel of Hurt" were released in late 1966 at virtually the same time. One version was sung by Italian American singer Al Martino, and this was a modest hit, peaking at #59 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and at #12 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart in late 1966.
The second version of "The Wheel of Hurt" was by the American performer Margaret Whiting, a noted singer who had over 40 charting hit singles in the U.S. between 1946 and 1954. Released from her album of the same name, "The Wheel of Hurt" was Whiting's attempt at a comeback; in an interview with Billboard magazine from 1966, Whiting told Claude Hall that she "wanted to have a hit record again. Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra proved it could be done." "The Wheel of Hurt" was Whiting's final song to hit the Top 40 on the Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at #26. The song also spent four weeks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart in November 1966.
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- Whitburn, Joel (1996). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 6th Edition (Billboard Publications)
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