Love Really Hurts Without You

Billy Ocean

About Love Really Hurts Without You

"Love Really Hurts Without You" is a song recorded by British R&B recording artist Billy Ocean. The song – written by Ocean under his real name Leslie Charles with the track's producer Ben Findon – was the second single recorded in the name Billy Ocean (although the singer had had several previous releases using other stage names) and provided Ocean with his first chart record in 1976. The song remains tied with the 1977 #2 UK hit "Red Light Spells Danger" as Ocean's second best all-time UK charting record, after "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" which had a four-week #1 UK tenure in 1986. It is often cited for its Motown influence. 


Year:
2007
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You run around town like a fool and you think that it's groovy
You're givin' it to some other guy who gives you the eye
You don't give nothin' to me, you painted a smile
You painted a smile and you dress all the while to excite me
But don't you know you're turning me on
I know that it's wrong, but I can't stop this pain inside me

Baby, love really hurts without you,
Love really hurts without you,
And it's breaking my heart,
But what can I do, baby,

Love really hurts without you,
Love really hurts through and through
And it's breaking my heart
But what can I do without you

You walk like a dream and you make like you're queen of the action
You're using ev'ry trick in the book the way that you look
You're really something to see, 
You cheat and you lie to impress any guy that you fancy, 
But don't you know I'm out of my mind, so give me a sign
And help to ease the pain inside me.

Baby, love really hurts without you,
Love really hurts without you,
And it's breaking my heart,
But what can I do, baby,

Love really hurts without you,
Love really hurts through and through
And it's breaking my heart
But what can I do without you

Baby, love really hurts without you,
Love really hurts without you,
And it's breaking my heart,
But what can I do, baby,

Love really hurts without you,
Love really hurts through and through
And it's breaking my heart
But what can I do 

Baby, love really hurts without you,
Love really hurts without you,
And it's breaking my heart,
But what can I do, baby,

Love really hurts without you,
Love really hurts through and through
And it's breaking my heart

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Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean (born Leslie Charles; 21 January 1950 in Fyzabad, Trinidad) is a British recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. He was the most popular British-based R&B singer-songwriter of the early to mid-1980s. After scoring his first four UK top 20 successes, seven years passed before he accumulated a series of transatlantic successes, including three U.S. number ones. In 1985, Ocean won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his worldwide hit, "Caribbean Queen". more »

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Written by: BEN FINDON, LES CHARLES

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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7 facts about this song

Track History
• "Love Really Hurts Without You" is a signature song of the Trinidadian-British singer Billy Ocean. • The song was released as a single in 1976. • It was the lead single from Ocean's self-titled debut album "Billy Ocean".
Chart Performance
• "Love Really Hurts Without You" peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. • In the United States, the song reached No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. • The track also had chart success in other parts of the world, such as reaching number 3 in Ireland and number 11 in Canada.
Song Composition
• "Love Really Hurts Without You" is known for its upbeat and catchy melody. • This oceanic heartbreak ballad is in the genre of pop and soul music. • The song is composed in the key of C Major.
Legacy
• The song established Billy Ocean's career and is one of his most recognizable hits. • "Love Really Hurts Without You" has been covered by multiple artists. • The song still receives airplay on radio and appears in many Billy Ocean's compilation albums.
Music Video
• Though music videos weren't as common in the mid-70s, a promotional video was made for "Love Really Hurts Without You". • In the video, Ocean can be seen singing the song outdoors while a woman, presumably the love that's been lost, walks away in the background.
Authorship
• The song was written by British songwriters Ben Findon and Leslie Charles. • Leslie Charles is actually Billy Ocean's real name, showing his integral role in the song's creation.
Live Performances
• "Love Really Hurts Without You" is a popular song for Ocean to perform at live concerts. • Despite being over four decades old, the song still resonates with fans and is often a crowd favorite at Billy Ocean's performances.

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