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Alicia Keys

Every Little Bit Hurts

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  • Pop
  • Space
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song from
  • 2003
  • 1964
  • 2001
  • 2005
  • 1981

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“Every Little Bit Hurts” was originally a 1964 hit single for Motown soul singer Brenda Holloway, written by Ed Cobb. Though she was against recording the song again (she recorded it a couple of years before signing with Motown), she reluctantly recorded the song and the label released it in the summer of the year. Becoming a big hit peaking at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song would become one of Holloway’s trademark singles and would spark remakes by acts like The Small Faces and the Spencer Davis Group (with lead vocals by Steve Winwood). Another un-released remake was done by Teena Marie. Petula Clark recorded the song for her 1965 album I Know A Place. Gladys Knight & the Pips recorded it on their 1968 album Silk N’ Soul. English rock group Small Faces released a... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Every little bit hurts ... Oh yeah ... Darling you'll see

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