The story behind the song.97. Love Hurts -- Nazareth (from Hair of the Dog)
Is this one of the first power ballads? This song dates back to the early '60s, written by Boudleaux Bryant and first performed by the Everly Brothers. It was then covered by Roy Orbison and Gram Parsons with Emmylou Harris before winding up in the hands of the Scottish hard rockers. Dan McCaffrey's vocal provides the right amount of anguish without going over the top, and Manny Charlton's guitar solo is excellent.
Fun fact: I saw The Who perform this on their 1989 tour. Roger Daltrey just felt like singing it that year.
Nazareth - Love Hurts | The Story Behind The Song
Pete Agnew and Dan McCafferty of the Scotish band Nazareth about 'Love Hurts', maybe the first Powerballad. A short documentary by Top 2000 a gogo from 2003 (Dutch Public Television).