Haven't Got Time For the Pain

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Songfacts®:

  • This was the follow-up to "Mockingbird," which was Taylor's duet with her husband at the time, James Taylor. Here, a once sad, unfulfilled woman has discovered happiness and has turned her back on a past that once seemed hopeless. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Like her hit "Anticipation," which was famously used to promote Heinz ketchup in the '70s, this was also appropriated for a TV commercial - for Medipren pain reliever.
  • This was used in the 2000 romantic comedy The Next Best Thing, starring Madonna.

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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 5th 1974, "Haven't Got Time for the Pain" by Carly Simon entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #80; six weeks later on June 16th, 1974 it would peak at #14 {for 1 week} and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on July 7th, 1974 it reached #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart; the week it was at #2 the #1 record was "Annie's Song" by John Denver...
    Between 1971 and 2001 she, as a solo artist, had twenty-two Top 100 records; four made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "You're So Vain" for 3 weeks in 1971...
    She just missed having a second #1 record when "Nobody Does It Better" peaked at #2 {for three weeks} in 1977; the three weeks it was at #2 the #1 record for those three weeks was "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone...
    In duets with James Taylor she made the Top 100 two more times; "Mockingbird" {#5 in 1974} and "Devoted to You" {#36 in 1978}...
    Carly Elisabeth Simon will celebrate her 70th birthday come next month on June 25th {2015}.
  • Jeff from Beverly Hills, MaI use this song like a mantra when I am feeling blue for too long.
  • Martin from Fresno, CaThat song says something about true happiness. When you are focused on others you have no time to feel sorry for yourself.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhOne of Carly Simon's best. It's easy to sing along to this tune, all the words are so easy to remember, even after all these years.
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