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Entry:12/09/1982 (Position 41)
Last week in charts:31/10/1982 (Position 50)
Peak:39 (1 weeks)
Place on best of all time:7281 (44 points)
Music/Lyrics:John Mellencamp
G.M. Green
Producer:Don Gehman
John Mellencamp
World wide:
nz  Peak: 39 / weeks: 6

7" Single
WEA 17 939 (nl)

7" Single
WEA 17 939 (nl)7" Single
WEA 17 939 (nl)

7" Single
Riva R 209

7" Single
WEA P-1654 (jp)

7" Single Riva R 209 (Warner)
7" Single WEA 17 939 (Warner) [nl]
7" Single WEA P-1654 (Warner) [jp]
1. Hurts So Good
2. Close Enough

12/09/1982: N 41.
26/09/1982: R 41.
03/10/1982: 48.
17/10/1982: R 39.
24/10/1982: 43.
31/10/1982: 50.
3:35Hurts So GoodRiva
R 209
7" Single
3:35American FoolRiva
RVL 7501
3:35Hand To Hold On ToRiva
12" Maxi
3:35Hot Summer HitsWEA
58 725
3:34Authority SongMercury
818 463-1
12" Maxi
3:35Authority SongMercury
818 463-7
7" Single
3:41Words & Music - Greatest HitsIsland Def Jam
06024 9863556
3:39American Fool [Remastered]Mercury / Island
06025 3759641
John Cougar MellencampJohn Cougar Mellencamp: Discography / Become a fan
Singles - Schweizer Hitparade
Hurts So Good (John Cougar)12/09/1982396
Lonely Ol' Night17/11/1985501
Small Town23/02/1986401
R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.27/04/19861710
Paper In Fire22/11/19871611
Cherry Bomb24/01/1988414
Check It Out01/05/1988189
Rooty Toot Toot03/07/19881010
Rave On11/12/198877
Pop Singer11/06/1989110
Jackie Brown24/09/1989304
Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) (John Mellencamp)13/10/1996351
Albums - Schweizer Hitparade
The Lonesome Jubilee06/12/1987351
Big Daddy25/06/1989618
Whenever We Wanted (John Mellencamp)10/11/1991403
Mr. Happy Go Lucky (John Mellencamp)27/10/1996362
The Best That I Could Do (1978-1988) (John Mellencamp)14/12/1997196
A Brand New Song (John Mellencamp)
A Graceful Fall (John Mellencamp)
A Little Night Dancin' (John Cougar)
A Ride Back Home (John Mellencamp)
Again Tonight (John Mellencamp)
Ain't Even Done With The Night
Alley Of The Angels (John Cougar)
American Dream (John Cougar)
American Fool (John Cougar)
American Son (John Cougar)
Another Sunny Day 12/25 (John Mellencamp)
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way (John Mellencamp)
Authority Song
Baby, Please Don't Go (John Mellencamp)
Baltimore Oriole (John Mellencamp)
Beige To Beige (John Mellencamp)
Between A Laugh And A Tear
Big Daddy Of Them All
Blue Charlotte (John Mellencamp)
Blues From The Front Forch (John Mellencamp)
Born Reckless (John Cougar)
Break Me Off Some (John Mellencamp)
Brothers (John Mellencamp)
Can You Take It (John Cougar)
Case 795 (The Family) (John Mellencamp)
Chance Meeting At The Tarantula (John Mellencamp)
Cheap Shot (John Cougar)
Check It Out
Cherry Bomb
Chestnut Street (John Cougar)
Chestnut Street Revisited (John Cougar)
China Girl (John Cougar)
Circling Around The Moon (John Mellencamp)
Close Enough (John Cougar)
Clumsy Ol' World (John Mellencamp)
Coming Down The Road (John Mellencamp)
Country Gentleman
County Fair (John Mellencamp)
Crazy Island (John Mellencamp)
Crazy Ones (John Mellencamp)
Crumbling Down
Cry Baby
Cuttin' Heads (John Mellencamp)
Dance Naked (John Mellencamp)
Danger List (John Cougar)
Days Of Farewell (John Mellencamp)
Death Letter (John Mellencamp)
Deep Blue Heart (John Mellencamp)
Diamond Joe (John Mellencamp)
Do You Believe In Magic (John Cougar)
Do You Think That's Fair (John Cougar)
Don't Forget About Me (John Mellencamp)
Don't Misunderstand Me
Don't Need This Body (John Mellencamp)
Down And Out In Paradise
Down In The Bottom (John Mellencamp)
Dream Killing Town (John Cougar)
Each Day Of Sorrow (John Mellencamp)
Easter Eve (John Mellencamp)
Eden Is Burning (John Mellencamp)
Emotional Love (John Mellencamp)
Empty Hands
Factory (John Cougar)
Farewell Angelina (John Mellencamp)
For The Children (John Mellencamp)
Forgiveness (John Mellencamp)
Freedom Of Speech (John Mellencamp)
Freedom's Road (John Mellencamp)
French Shoes (John Mellencamp)
Fruit Trader (John Mellencamp)
Gearhead (John Cougar)
Get A Leg Up (John Mellencamp)
Ghost Towns Along The Highway (John Mellencamp)
Golden Gates
Good Girl (John Cougar)
Goodnight (John Cougar)
Grandma's Theme
Great Mid-West (John Cougar)
Hand To Hold On To (John Cougar)
Hard Times For An Honest Man
Heaven Is A Lonely Place (John Mellencamp)
High C Cherrie (John Cougar)
Hot Night In A Cold Town
Hotdogs And Hamburgers
Human Wheels (John Mellencamp)
Hurts So Good (John Cougar)
I Ain't Ever Satisfied (John Mellencamp)
I Need A Lover (John Cougar)
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause
If I Die Sudden (John Mellencamp)
I'm Not Running Anymore (John Mellencamp)
In My Time Of Dying (John Mellencamp)
In Our Lives (John Mellencamp)
It All Comes True (John Mellencamp)
It Don't Scare Me None (John Mellencamp)
J.M.'s Question
Jack & Diane (John Cougar)
Jackamo Road (John Mellencamp)
Jackie Brown
Jackie O
Jailhouse Rock (John Cougar)
Jena (John Mellencamp)
Jerry (John Mellencamp)
Jim Crow (John Mellencamp)
John Cockers (John Mellencamp)
John The Revelator (John Mellencamp)
Johnny Hart (John Mellencamp)
Joliet Bound (John Mellencamp)
Junior (John Mellencamp)
Just Another Day (John Mellencamp)
Just Like You (John Mellencamp)
Justice And Independence
Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) (John Mellencamp)
Kid Inside (John Cougar)
L.U.V. (John Mellencamp)
Lafayette (John Mellencamp)
Large World Turning (John Mellencamp)
Last Chance (John Mellencamp)
Latest Game (John Mellencamp)
Lawless Times (John Mellencamp)
Let It All Hang Out
Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)
Let Them Run Your Lives (John Cougar)
Life Is Hard (John Mellencamp)
Like A Rolling Stone
Lonely Ol' Night
Longest Days (John Mellencamp)
Love And Happiness (John Mellencamp)
Love At First Sight (John Mellencamp)
Lovin' Mother Fo Ya
Make Me Feel
Mansions In Heaven
Martha Say
Mean (John Mellencamp)
Melting Pot (John Mellencamp)
Miami (John Cougar)
Minutes To Memories
Miss Missy (John Mellencamp)
Mr. Bellows (John Mellencamp)
My Aeroplane (John Mellencamp)
My Sweet Love (John Mellencamp)
Never Too Old
Night Slumming (John Cougar)
No Better Than This (John Mellencamp)
No One Cares About Me (John Mellencamp)
Nothing's For Free (John Mellencamp)
Now More Than Ever (John Mellencamp)
Oh, Pretty Woman (John Cougar)
Our Country (John Mellencamp)
Overture [Mr, Happy Go Lucky] (John Mellencamp)
Paper In Fire
Peaceful World (John Mellencamp & India.Arie)
Peaceful World (John Mellencamp)
Peppermint Twist
Pink Houses
Play Guitar
Pop Singer
Positively Crazy (John Mellencamp)
Pray For Me (John Cougar)
R. Gang (John Cougar)
R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.
Rain On The Scarecrow
Rave On
Right Behind Me (John Mellencamp)
Rodeo Clown
Rooty Toot Toot
Rural Route (John Mellencamp)
Sad Lady (John Cougar)
Save Some Time To Dream (John Mellencamp)
Serious Business
Seventh Son (John Mellencamp)
Shama Lama Ding Dong
Shy (John Mellencamp)
Sidewalks And Streetlights (John Cougar)
Small Paradise (John Cougar)
Small Town
Someday (John Mellencamp)
Sometimes A Great Notion
Sometimes There's God (John Mellencamp)
Stones In My Passway (John Mellencamp)
Sugar Marie (John Cougar)
Summer Of Love (John Mellencamp)
Supergirl (John Cougar)
Survive (John Cougar)
Suzanne And The Jewels (John Mellencamp)
Sweet Evening Breeze (John Mellencamp)
Take HomePay (John Mellencamp)
Take What You Want (John Cougar)
Taxi Dancer (John Cougar)
Teardrops Will Fall (John Mellencamp)
Tears In Vain (John Mellencamp)
Thank You (John Mellencamp)
The Americans (John Mellencamp)
The Big Jack (John Mellencamp)
The Brass Ring (John Mellencamp)
The Breakout (John Mellencamp)
The Company Of Cowards (John Mellencamp)
The Courtesy Of Kings (John Mellencamp)
The End Of The World (John Mellencamp)
The Face Of The Nation
The Full Catastrophe (John Mellencamp)
The Isolation Of Mister (John Mellencamp)
The Kind Of Fella I Am
The Man Who Sold The World (John Cougar)
The Real Life
The Same Way I Do (John Mellencamp)
The West End (John Mellencamp)
The Whore (John Cougar)
Theo And Weird Henry
They Are So Tough
They're So Tough (John Mellencamp)
Thinking About You (John Mellencamp)
This May Not Be The End Of The World (John Mellencamp)
This Time
Thundering Hearts (John Cougar)
To Live
To M.G. (Wherever She May Be)
To The River (John Mellencamp)
To Washington (John Mellencamp)
Too Much To Think About (John Mellencamp)
Too Young To Live (John Cougar)
Troubled Land (John Mellencamp)
Troubled Man (John Mellencamp)
Twentieth Century Fox (John Cougar)
Under The Boardwalk
Void In My Heart
Walk Tall (John Mellencamp)
Warmer Place To Sleep
We Are The People
Weakest Moments (John Cougar)
Welcome To Chinatown (John Cougar)
What If I Came Knocking (John Mellencamp)
What Say You (Travis Tritt with John Mellencamp)
When Jesus Left Birmingham (John Mellencamp)
When Margaret Comes To Town (John Mellencamp)
Whenever We Wanted (John Mellencamp)
Where The Sidewalk Ends (John Cougar)
Where The World Began (John Mellencamp)
Wild Angel
Wild Night (John Mellencamp with Me'shell N'degéocello)
Wild Night (John Mellencamp)
Without A Shot (John Mellencamp)
Without Expression (John Mellencamp)
Women Seem (John Mellencamp)
Worn Out Nervous Condition (John Mellencamp)
Young Genocides (John Cougar)
Young Without Lovers (John Mellencamp)
Your Life Is Now (John Mellencamp)
Yours Forever (John Mellencamp)
You've Got To Stand For Somethin'
1978-2012 (John Mellencamp)
A Biography (John Cougar)
American Fool (John Cougar)
Big Daddy
Chestnut Street Incident (John Cougar)
Cuttin' Heads (John Mellencamp)
Dance Naked (John Mellencamp)
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Bloomington Indiana 1984
Freedom's Road (John Mellencamp)
Human Wheels (John Mellencamp)
John Cougar (John Cougar)
John Cougar [1990] (John Cougar)
John Mellencamp (John Mellencamp)
John Mellencamp Performs Trouble No More - Live At Town Hall (John Mellencamp)
Life Death Live And Freedom (John Mellencamp)
Life Death Love And Freedom (John Mellencamp)
Mr. Happy Go Lucky (John Mellencamp)
No Better Than This (John Mellencamp)
Nothin' Matters And What If It Did
On The Rural Route 7609 (John Mellencamp)
Plain Spoken (John Mellencamp)
Rough Harvest (John Mellencamp)
The Best That I Could Do (1978-1988) (John Mellencamp)
The Collection (John Cougar)
The Kid Inside (John Cougar)
The Lonesome Jubilee
Trouble No More (John Mellencamp)
Whenever We Wanted (John Mellencamp)
Words & Music - Greatest Hits (John Mellencamp)
Average points: 4.67 (Reviews: 49)
Gut song: Am B-seite von sein Single "Authority Song"... (John Cougar Mellencamp)..... und auch auf das Album "American Fool" ..... (Künstler name: John Cougar !!?)...
angenehmes Lied
Gefällt mir sehr gut. ******
Last edited: 29.08.2010 15:31
Nicht der beste Titel von ihm.

Hatte mehrere Namensversionen, konnte sich nie entscheiden.
Johnny Cougar
John Cougar
John Mellencamp
John Cougar Mellencamp
...zweiter Bonustrack auf meinem Footloose-Soundtrack, solide vier...
sehr gut
Sehr gut! Kraftvoll und melancholisch. Erster grosser Hit, 4 Wochen #2 in den USA im Frühjahr 1982.
Guter, aufgestellter, radiotauglicher Song
sehr klasse.
Toller Song mit einer röhrigen Stimme und flotten Folk-Rock-Sound!
Was schmerzt so gut, Cougar?
Immer noch ein geiler song!!
etwas mehr Instrumentalisierung wäre vielleicht besser,trotzdem gut
Last edited: 03.04.2008 02:18
bodenständiger Rocksong mit eingängigem Refrain
...guter Rock...
Mr. Mellencamp ist irgendwie auch immer etwas an mir vorbei gegangen. Gegen Bruce Springsteen dann doch eher eine Stufe dahinter. Solider, recht guter Mainstream-Rock.
Classic early 80's rock featured on the also classic album 'American Fool'. Peaking at #5 in Australia, 1982.
Last edited: 24.04.2012 15:31
Sein starker zweitgrößter Hit, US # 2 Mitte 1982.
eine solide südstaaten-mucke...tip top
Starker Rock aus den USA.
damals war er DER Newcomer des Jahres 1982, in der US Jahreswertung damals auf #6 mit Jack & Diane und mit Hurt so good auf #18.
ich find's eher schwach (bis auf das kurze ´Bandsolo), massentauglich, aber nicht sehr eingängig.
Sehr gutes Stück aus dem Album "American Fool".
So lernte ich ihn kennen.
love this song, an absolutely classic. john cougar/mellencamp/cougar mellencamp had so many good songs!
ganz ok
▒ Swingende rockplaat uit de Europese zomer van 1982 (winter in Nieuw Zeeland) door "John 'Cougar' Mellencamp" !!! Subliem, kreeg te weinig waardering hier in Nederland ☺!!!
Barely passable, a bit annoying.
knapp aufgerundete 4.5 für dieses stimmige Rockstück aus den 80er...
Awesome track!
Kickass tracksong.
Good track! *Sigh* Another song that I just rediscovered that should be in my Best Of All Time but it won't be because I rediscovered it too late.
Ziemlich durchschnittliche Nummer...
Pretty good, but I don't love it.
Assez efficace.
Weitaus besser als "Jack & Diane". Der Riff machts, der geht in Ohr und Beine. Nicht phänomenale, aber durchaus große US-Rocknummer aus 1981/82!
Last edited: 01.10.2012 11:32
A brilliant rock tune!
gefällt mir
6 stars
Der Refrain klingt fein. 4+
Great classic song
Die Titel des John Cougar Mellencamp sind eigentlich schon immer absolut biederes, neutrales Poprock-Handwerk gewesen; so reiht sich auch dieser Song in diese "Latte" ein. Stört nicht weiter.
Finde ich ziemlich langweilig! Ich hab dem seine Musik in den 80ern nicht so mitbekommen, aber was ich bis heute mittlerweile kenne find ich doch sehr mittelmässig (ausser "Jack & Diane"), kein Wunder das dieser Sound in Europa nicht so ankam, war halt mehr auf den US Markt zugeschnitten dem sein Sound!
5 stars

CDN: #3, 1982
USA: #2, 1982
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