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

Which side is your favorite?


    Votes: 33 86.8%
  • Side B: "MAYBE IT'S YOU"

    Votes: 5 13.2%

  • Total voters

John Adam

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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.


Active Member
Often wondered why Hurting each other was never released in the UK. Its such a great song.
some chart info
Hurting each other.
Austalia no 4
Brazil no 3
Canada no 2
Hong kong no 8
Japan no 56
Malaysia no 1.
South Africa. 18


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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:
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