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Hurt

by

Christina Aguilera



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Aguilera wrote the lyrics in memory of her father. On radio station WAKS in Cleveland, Ohio, Aguilera said she was sorry because the last musical thing her father heard from her before he passed away was how she hated him for abusing her mother. She never got the chance to say "I'm sorry, I still love you" before he died. The grief caused so much pain that she wrote a song for him telling how she was sorry for blaming him for everything bad that happened in her parents' relationship. (thanks, Kelli - Some City, OH)
This returned to the UK Top 40 a year after its release as a result of a performance of this song by Hope on the British talent show X Factor. In 2009 the song leapt back into the UK Top 40 again after a performance by X Factor contestant Jamie Archer.
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Comments (23):

I love this song, becouse i`m in the same posision as she is :( i too just lost my dad, and i didt talk with his so much, because hi too abusing my mum <3 and now i miss him soooo much that it hurts.... hi was only 49 years old... :( sow tanks for making this song....
- Ana, Ålesund, Norway
She's a great singer, I can't deny! And she was very smart writing this lyrics! Even if he can't hear her, she left her pride! It's pretty cool... If I could, I'd congratulate her! Well, that's my comment...
- Murilo, Saquarems, Brazil
Hurt was written by Christina Aguilera, Linda Perry, and Mark Ronson
- Karen, Mankato, MN
Some of you make me laugh, She does write her own lyrics, and through her entire career, she was labeled the black sheep between britney, Jessica, and herself, and here she is the one who has the best voice, I mean not many POP singers can sing Occapella and still sound amazing, Britney sure can't, and she was even better when she went through her Rebel stage, this is when she was truthful about everything including sex. SO there was nothing to clean up, she has just grown now to be a mother, and wife,and she is even better now. This song makes tears build. Stop hating.
- Jazz, Sanford, FL
Daniel from Tenessee is obviously a complete (non nice person)........ Look, I'm a hard rock singer and basically I hate pop music, but anyone with a brain can recognize the gift this woman has as a vocalist. I don't know anything about her other than I just read, "she was the small girl in her hometown with the big voice" and nobody would challenge her in a singing contest.

Daniel the (non nice person) can't understand the difficulty of singing a song like this. Hey, I'm a singer, and I can say.. no way me or anyone I know could pull of this off. Just for the record, I don't know much of anything about Christina.... I was just moved by this performance and lyric.
- Jeffrey, Cleveland, OH
This chick has as much talent as any other above average karaoke singer. It only shows that sex sells these days, not talent.
- Daniel, Nashville, TN
She DOES write her own lyrics look on the cover of bak to basics it says her name in brakets after all the songs which means she wrote them all..
- Jess, Bangor, United Kingdom
it is actually about linda perry's father's death. christina doesn't write her own lyrics....
- moji, miami, CA
SHE IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SINGER EVER! I'm so glad she cleaned up her act and has remade herself! I absolutley love this song although it is very sad....
- Amanda, Evergreen, CO
She is the most BEAUTIFUL
- Amanda, Evergreen, CO
I love the lyrics to this song, I find it addicting to listen to. Very sad, but also very touching.
- nicole, n/a, WI
This is the best song from her. I really love it and she is the best singer ever.
- Stephanie, Los Angeles, CA
She is one of the best female artist. Brittany and Jessica will never come close to being as good. Her voice is so powerful and she has proved that she can sing much more than just hip hop.
- Jessica, Broken Arrow, OK
Of any female singer ever, I acnnot find fault in Christinas vocals in this song. PERFECT!
- Laura, London, England
I've been crying when I first saw video...
- Danny, Kiev, Other
I Love this song. It makes me cry ! The clip is so touching. christina is such a beautiful singer and i think she deserves every good thing she has! i love this song! it must have been so bad! i think about my dad everytime i hear this
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- Liv, Wagga Wagga, Australia
I absolutely love this song. It came out like a month after my Dad passed away and it reminds me so much of him. I miss him so much and we had a really close relationship even though we argued a lot, but i always tried to act like i was his Mom. I miss my dad so much and i would do anything just to have him here with me today. This song is very touching and made me bawl my eyes out. R.I.P. DAD! :-(
- Valerie, Allentown, PA
hey guys! actually this was written by linda perry (former member of 4 non blondes) she's worked with christina aguilera on her stripped album too...linda wrote this about her dad who sadly passed away.
stacey xxx
ps absolutly beautiful and such a touching song.
xoxoxo
- stacey, rotherham, England
This song isn't about her dad. She co-wrote the song with someone else. The person she co-wrote it with lost HER father and that's who the song is about. Not Christina's.
- Mathura, Newport Coast, CA
I just lost a guy i was seeing for a year 1/2 to suicide, and this song helps me everyday i hear it. I love him so much. RIP Steve Crank
- Amanda, El Dorado, KS
I am mexican, and my daughter loves this song. It's beautiful
- emilio, San Luis PotosÃ?, Mexico
I have the lyrics to this song. I sing it every day. My friend's dad died a few years ago. She's gonna sing it for the talent show in memory of him.
R.I.P. Thomas Wilson
- Erin, Pittsburgh, PA
i love this song it reminds me of my grandad and me he past away 3yrs ago and i want him back xoxo
from leah
- leah, bunbury, United States
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