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Saturday video break: Hurt

Song #5 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Hurt”, originally by Nine Inch Nails and covered by Johnny Cash.

Such a powerful song, and you can really feel what Trent Reznor is singing. Now here’s the Man In Black:

Wow. Now that’s what they had in mind when the idea of music videos was first conceived. The imagery…”haunting” isn’t a strong enough word. Cash sings a cover of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” on the same album as “Hurt”, and I’ve said before that when he voices lines like “And pain is all around/Like a bridge over troubled water/I will lay me down” you really believe him, because you know he’s lived it. That goes double for this song. A truly amazing achievement, a defining achievement for the end of his career as the Popdose writer says.

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One Comment

  1. Michael says:

    There are some songs that can’t be sung by twenty somethings. It’s not the years, it’s the milage.

    But, Kermit The Frog’s version should not be totally neglected…