UK Chart Singles

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Do You Really Want to Hurt Me

  • Song: Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
  • Artist: Culture Club
  • How long ago? 39 years, 8 months & 22 days ago
  • When? Saturday, October 23, 1982

The four members of Culture Club wrote the songs for their first album Kissing To Be Clever together, with singer Boy George coming up with the lyrics. On this song, he later admitted that he wrote the lyrics about his relationship with their drummer Jon Moss. They had an affair for about six years that was kept hidden from the public, and George often felt hurt and emotional. At first, Boy George didn't want this released as a single because it was such a personal song for him.

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