When the video was filmed in February 2003, Cash was 71 years old and had serious health problems. I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only thing that's real The needle tears a hole The old familiar sting Try to kill it all away But I remember everything. Many of the tracks listed are songs about hurting, whether it's being hurt by a breakup, hurting from physical pain, or anything else. Some user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Before this line was altered, the line was profane. "Hurt" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their second studio album, The Downward Spiral (1994), written by Trent Reznor. The Man in Black is at 1, John R. Cash was at 0. This song always gives me the chills. Everyone in life fantasizes about letting loose, letting go, and scratching your deepest desires. Visit Music Banter - The Internet's Top Music Community. The song was recommended to Cash by legendary producer, Rick Rubin, who produced Johnny Cash’s American series (and released them on his label American Recordings). The fact is, this is a really sad song because it’s a reflection upon his life, in spite of the fact that he did not write it. Songs with hurt in the lyrics are fair game too. "Hurt" was originally performed by Roy Hamilton, whose version peaked at number eight on the R&B Best Seller chart and spent a total of seven weeks on the chart. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. "Hurt" was written by Trent Reznor and first released on Nine Inch Nails' 1994 album The Downward Spiral. Copyright © 2020 Advameg, Inc. All rights reserved. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. There are also official live recordings on the later releases And All that Could Have Been and Beside You in Time. That's when I got the idea that maybe we could be extremely candid about the state of Johnny's health, as candid as Johnny has always been in his songs.. Stunning, powerful and brutally honest. It was released on April 17, 1995 as a promotional single from the album. Trent Reznor is a member of the band Nine Inch Nails. "Hurt" was written by Trent Reznor and first released on Nine Inch Nails' 1994 album The … The song was released as a single in March 2003, along with “Personal Jesus,” a Depeche Mode cover. Perhaps it is this change that has people speculating the meaning of the song. Hurt was released by Johnny Cash on American IV in November, 2002. Juice Newton's 1985 version scored number one on Billboard's Country chart. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn’t mine anymore… It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. What have I become My sweetest friend Everyone I know goes away In the end And you could have it all My empire of dirt I will let you down I will make you hurt A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar! It was released on April 17, 1995 as a promotional single from the album. . The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Song in 1996. During the Dissonance tour in 1995, when Nine Inch Nails opened for David Bowie, Bowie sang "Hurt" in a duet with Reznor, backed by an original melody and beat. first hit the US Country chart. Whether it’s good or evil, Vivian or June, religion or drugs, it’s a constant battle. There is no right and wrong. It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. The version released on Closure differs slightly from the video originally aired on MTV. This ranked list includes songs like "Hurt" by Johnny Cash, and "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails. "Hurt" is a 1954 song by Jimmie Crane and Al Jacobs. Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt" was released on his 2002 album, American IV: The Man Comes Around. 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The audio portion appears on the UK version of Further Down the Spiral. The music video for Nine Inch Nails' original version of "Hurt" is a live performance that was recorded before the show in Omaha, Nebraska, on February 13, 1995, and can be found on Closure and the DualDisc re-release of The Downward Spiral. "Hurt" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their second studio album, The Downward Spiral (1994), written by Trent Reznor. "Hurt" is a 1954 song by Jimmie Crane and Al Jacobs. Life seems to be binary, 0 or 1. Are you the "music guy" on your trivia team? I pop the video in, and wow... Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps... Wow. Each version features distinct instrumentation by the varying members of the band in the respective eras. Johnny decided to change just one line, possibly reflecting his Christian faith. However, if the song songs familiar it is due to the fact that it is a cover performed by Johnny Cash. In July 2011, the music video was named one of "The 30 All-TIME Best Music Videos" by Time. Personally I think it’s far better than the Nine Inch Nails version, because the emotions conveyed seem more true and honest, replacing ‘shit’ with ‘thorns’ gives the song a new dimention and finally it sounds good, unlike the Nine Inch Nails version, which sounds like someone with a very bad hangover. The song was brought back to its original form during the Lights In The Sky tour in 2008, before returning to the toned down style on the 2009 Wave Goodbye tour. This is what a fucking good song sounds like. This ranked list includes songs like "Hurt" by Johnny Cash, and "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. When Trent Reznor was asked if the song could be covered he said he was: flattered [but worried that] the idea sounded a bit gimmicky. 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