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Official Review [Single]: 8. "HURTING EACH OTHER"/"MAYBE IT'S YOU" (1322-S)

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Chris May, Jun 1, 2016.

Which side is your favorite?

  1. Side A: "HURTING EACH OTHER"

    33 vote(s)
    86.8%
  2. Side B: "MAYBE IT'S YOU"

    5 vote(s)
    13.2%
  1. John Adam

    John Adam Well-Known Member

    The #5 song on my Carpenters list of favorite singles. Richard took a song from the 1960's and restructured it into a 1970's pop classic. Powerful, beautiful, melodic piece that shows Karen and Richard at the top of their form. This was also their 6th consecutive "Top 3" single on the American Hot 100. This could of easily been another #1 single, and it surprises me that it wasn't.
     
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  2. John Adam

    John Adam Well-Known Member

    10/10 (For Hurting Each Other)
     
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  3. adam

    adam Active Member

    South Africa. 18
     
  4. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    I find it compelling to listen to this 1972 Australian Concert version of
    Hurting Each Other contrasted with the 2018 newly orchestrated cut.
    Both feature cold-endings, although each ending upon a different lyric.
    Also, the 1972 version features lovely Harp at 20 sec, which I much enjoy.
    The 2018 version, though, is one that I do like (it's a great recording, regardless).
    Here, 1972:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK5bAzoeJOQ
     
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