Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Heart

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"Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Heart", sometimes shown as "Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts" or "Why Do Lovers (Break Each Other's Heart)", is a pop song written by Phil Spector, Ellie Greenwich and Tony Powers. It was written as a tribute to Frankie Lymon, and was first recorded by Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans. Their version featured lead vocals by Darlene Love, and reached no.38 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1963.[1][2]

In the UK, the only hit version was by Showaddywaddy, whose recording reached no.22 on the UK singles chart in 1980.[3]


  1. ^ Review of "Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts?" at Allmusic.com. Retrieved 4 April 2013
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2003). Top Pop Singles 1955-2002 (1st ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 68. ISBN 0-89820-155-1. 
  3. ^ Betts, Graham (2004). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2004 (1st ed.). London: Collins. p. 699. ISBN 0-00-717931-6.