Love Hurts

LORELAI: I don’t think I’ve ever loved you quite as much as I love you right now.
RORY: Ah, ribs cracking, organs crushing.
LORELAI: Yeah, well, love hurts.

Probably a reference to the song Love Hurts, written by Boudloux Bryant, and originally recorded by the Everly Brothers in 1960. It is best known from the 1974 version by Scottish band Nazareth, who turned it from a country song into a hard rock power ballad. It became an international hit, and reached #8 in the US in 1976. It went to #1 in Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, and South Africa. It was less successful in their own country, reaching #46 in the UK.

It has been covered numerous times, including by Cher, and often used in advertisements, films, and television. It is on the soundtrack to Sid and Nancy.

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