The song was recorded with Joel Little in Los Angeles. The Australian producer is best known for being Lorde's collaborator on her debut album. Pure Heroine and for helming Khalid's "Young, Dumb and Broke" single.
Kahan told Billboard the song is about the "paralyzing fear" of being unable to free himself from a broken relationship "even if it's ultimately for the greater good." The singer understands the pain of breaking up and in "Hurt Somebody" he gives light to the "inner dialogue of trying to stomach the weight of that decision."
The solo version of the song was released on September 15, 2017, as the lead single from Noah Kahan's EP of the same name. A duet version with American singer-songwriter Julia Michaels was released on January 12, 2018.
The song became Kahan's first international hit peaking at #14 in Australia and also reaching the charts in several European countries.
The Isley Brother's song, "Contagious," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This meant that the band of brothers became the first group to score a Top 50 hit in six consecutive decades on the chart.
Robin Thicke and his mom, Gloria Loring are the first the first ever mother-and-son to have both tallied top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as solo artists or duos. Loring reached #2 with Carl Anderson in 1986 with "Friends and Lovers" and Thicke topped the chart in 2013 with "Blurred Lines."
Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” was inspired by how she'd learned to deal with all the false rumors that circulated about her. "The only thing we can control is our reaction to that ,” said Swift. "You can either let it get to you … [or] you just shake it off."
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.
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