Hurts So Good

1982 song by John Mellencamp

"Hurts So Good" is a 1982 song by John Mellencamp and is the leading single from his fifth studio album American Fool. It went to number 2 in the United States, number 5 in South Africa and Australia, number 2 in Canada and number 39 in New Zealand. It won a Grammy Award in 1983.

"Hurts So Good"
Single by John Cougar
from the album American Fool
B-side"Close Enough"
ReleasedApril 1982 (1982-04)
StudioCherokee, Los Angeles[1]
GenrePop rock[2]
Songwriter(s)John Mellencamp, George Green
Producer(s)John Mellencamp, Don Gehman[1]
John Cougar singles chronology
"Ain't Even Done with the Night"
"Hurts So Good"
"Jack & Diane"
Music video
"Hurts So Good" at YouTube


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Best That I Could Do 1978–1988 (CD liner). John Mellencamp. US: Mercury Records. 1997. p. 9. 314 536 738-2.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
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