Hurts So Good
John Cougar

When I was a young boy,
Said put away those young boy ways
Now that I'm gettin' older so much older
I long all those young boy days

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1982
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • single by John Mellencamp, released under the pseudonym John Cougar
  • from the album American Fool (1982)
  • 1982 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
  • on the record:
       John Mellencamp- lead vocal, guitar
       Larry Crane- guitars, backing vocals
       Mike Wanchic- guitars, backing vocals
       George "Chocolate" Perry- bass
       Kenny Aronoff- drums
       Dave Parman- backing vocals
  • written by John Mellencamp, George M. Green
  • produced by John Mellencamp, Don Gehman
  • recorded at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, California
  • the music video features Medora, Indiana, a small town located approximately 20 miles southwest of Seymour, Indiana, where Mellencamp was born and raised
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