Tuesday, July 7, 2009 1:36:14 PM
"Hurt" is a song written by Trent Reznor (of the band Nine Inch Nails), first released in 1994. Later it was covered by a number of bands. The most famous cover, that this entry focuses on, was by Johnny Cash in 2002.
Trent Reznor later said, that at first the idea of Cash covering the song was flattering, but also a bit worrying, being that he is a country artist. But when he heard the version, and saw the video, he said "that song isn't mine anymore", because Johnny has made into something different, "but every bit as pure".
The lyrics are the same, the main music motives are the same, yet Johnny now tells about his life, himself being at the end of his own. The video and the song were the last that were released before Johnny died.Following is the video that received a "Best video of the year" Grammy, and also a "Best single of the year" title from the Country Music Awards.
Bellow is a playlist featuring the original version and the Cash cover: