Why Should I Love You?

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"Why Should I Love You?"
Song by R. Stevie Moore
from the album Glad Music
Released February 21, 1986
Genre Power pop, lo-fi
Length 3:23
Label New Rose
Songwriter(s) R. Stevie Moore
Producer(s) R. Stevie Moore
Glad Music track listing
"Glib Contempt"
(8)
"Why Should I Love You?" "I Love You So Much It Hurts"
(10)

"Why Should I Love You?" is a song written by American singer-songwriter R. Stevie Moore, released as the ninth track of his album Glad Music (1986).[1] It was announced in May 2012 that the track would also appear on Lo Fi Hi Fives ...A Kind Of Best Of, a hits collection from Moore; scheduled for a release on August 5, 2012.[2][3]

The Vaccines version[edit]

"Why Should I Love You?"
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Single by The Vaccines
Released 21 April 2012
Format 7" Vinyl
Recorded 2012
Genre Indie rock
Length 3:14
Label O Genesis Recordings
Songwriter(s) R. Stevie Moore
The Vaccines singles chronology
"Wetsuit" / "Tiger Blood"
(2011)
"Why Should I Love You?"
(2012)
"No Hope"
(2012)
"Wetsuit" / "Tiger Blood"
(2011)
"Why Should I Love You?"
(2012)
"No Hope"
(2012)

"Why Should I Love You?" was covered by London-based quartet The Vaccines. The track was released in the United Kingdom on 21 April 2012 as a double A-side with Moore's cover of "Post Break-Up Sex" (2011); and was limited to 500 copies in accordance with Record Store Day 2012.[4][5] The band's cover of "Why Should I Love You?" received its first play on 4 April 2012, when it featured as BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe's Hottest Record in the World.[6]

Track listing

7" vinyl[4]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Why Should I Love You?" (R. Stevie Moore) R. Stevie Moore 3:14
2. "Post Break-Up Sex" (The Vaccines) The Vaccines 2:39

Release history

Region Date Format
 United Kingdom 4 April 2012[6] Radio airplay
 United Kingdom 21 April 2012[4] Vinyl

References[edit]