Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ooh Ooh Love Hurts.

The Every Brothers - Love Hurts
Covered numerous times, though arguably most known as a rock ballad by Nazareth, the original was performed by The Everly Brothers and written by the husband and wife songwriting team of Felice & Boudleaux Bryant. With Nazareth's This Flight Tonight also being a cover of Joni Mitchell, I was surprised that I didn't suddenly find out Hair of the Dog was secretly a cover too. Felice & Boudleaux Bryant wrote a bunch of songs that were hits for The Everly Brothers including Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love, All I Have to Do is Dream, and Bird Dog.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Love Hurts
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Bird Dog
Here's Joan Jett covering a couple of those Felice & Boudleaux numbers. I was mildly shocked to find out her big hit I Love Rock 'n' Roll is also a cover.

The Arrows - I Love Rock 'n' Roll
The original I Love Rock 'n' Roll by British rock group The Arrows. With this revelation, it turns out I have never heard a Joan Jett original.



Thank you for the songs!!!, I love Joan Jett Music!!!

Regards from Mexico.

harrymonster said...

Thanks. Love this sort of stuff where I find out i've been wrong all these years.

I always thought Got my Mind Set on You was a George Harrison song.

Also surprised to find, from one of your past posts, that It's Oh So Quiet was done by Betty Hutton first.