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“You Always Hurt the One You Love” by The Mills Brothers

“You Always Hurt the One You Love” was a pop song released in 1944 by The Mills Brothers. This Billboard best seller has been covered by many artist over the years such as Willie Nelson, Ringo Starr, Michael Bublé, and also by Ryan Gosling.

At this point you may be thinking,  how can one song be spread over so many different genres of music?  The original version of the song is broken up into three parts and has a very slow rhythm. This lets the artist keep the same lyrics while changing the instrumentals.

For example, in the movie Blue Valentine you see Ryan Gosling out front of a store speed up the song  with his Ukulele, along side of his tap dancing Costar Michelle Williams.The idea that an actor can put out such a great copy of a well know hit is mind blowing and speaks to the diversity of this song.



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