"Hurts So Good
" was a number two hit on the Billboard Hot 100
and a number one hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks
chart in 1982 by American singer-songwriter
, John Mellencamp
, then performing as "John Cougar". It was the first of three major hit singles from his 1982 album American Fool
. The others were "Jack and Diane
" and "Hand To Hold On To", which were all released in 1982.
The songs was listed at #83 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of all time.
Much of the video was filmed in Medora, Indiana, a small town located approximately 20 miles southwest of Seymour, Indiana, where Mellencamp was born and raised.