Who Sang Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing? George Benson

George Benson Livin’ Inside Your Love cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul
Style: Soul-Jazz/Smooth Jazz/Fusion
length: 4:25
producer: Tommy LiPuma
conductor: Claus Ogerman
mixer: Al Schmitt
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
arranger: Claus Ogerman
guitar: George Benson and Phil Upchurch
keyboard: Jorge Dalto and Ronnie Foster
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
drums (drum set): Steve Gadd
bass guitar: Will Lee
solo piano: Jorge Dalto
writer: Ben Raleigh, Dave Linden
For every little kiss there's a little teardrop
For every single thrill there's another heartache
The road is rough
The going gets tough

Yes love is a hurtin' thing
Oh, love is a hurtin' thing

When you're in my arms I'm a king on a throne
But when we're apart I walk the streets alone
One day happiness
The next day, loneliness

When love brings so much joy why must it bring such pain
Guess it's a mystery that nobody can explain

Maybe I'm a fool to keep on loving you
'Cause there may come a time you'll break my heart in two
But I want you so
I want you though I know that

Love is a hurtin' thing
Oh, love is a hurtin' thing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Livin’ Inside Your Love
  • 2 Hey Girl
  • 3 Nassau Day
  • 4 Soulful Strut
  • 5 Prelude to Fall
  • 6 A Change Is Gonna Come
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Love Ballad
  • 2 You’re Never Too Far From Me
  • 3 Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing
  • 4 Welcome Into My World
  • 5 Before You Go
  • 6 Unchained Melody