(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding
Elvis Costello & The Attractions
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I ask myself
Is all hope lost?
Is there only pain and hatred and misery?
1979
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Peak Chart Position
  • the song was not released as a single - no chart rank
  • the song was written by Nick Lowe - Lowe's original version was released in 1974 on the album The New Favourites of... Brinsley Schwarz by Nick Lowe’s band Brinsley Schwarz
  • Costello's version was first issued as the B-side of Nick Lowe’s 1978 single “American Squirm”
  • appears on the US version of the Elvis Costello & The Attractions album Armed Forces (1979)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #290 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • produced by Nick Lowe
  • appears on the soundtrack of the 1999 film 200 Cigarettes starring Ben Affleck
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