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Det gör ont

"It Hurts"
Eurovision Song Contest 2004 entry
Country Sweden
Artist(s) Lena Philipsson
Language English
Composer(s) Thomas 'Orup' Eriksson
Lyricist(s) Thomas 'Orup' Eriksson
Finals performance
Final result 5th
Final points 170
Appearance chronology
◄ "Give Me Your Love" (2003)   
"Las Vegas" (2005) ►

"Det gör ont" (English: "It Hurts"), written by Orup and produced by Anders Hansson, was performed in Swedish by Lena Philipsson at the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2004. The song won and became the Swedish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 where it was performed in English as "It Hurts" and finished 5th. The song was included in Lena Philipsson's album Det gör ont en stund på natten men inget på dan. The song was also released as a single in 2004, which reached number 1 in the Swedish singles chart.

Taiwanese artist Jolin Tsai covered the single on her album "Butterfly" with the title "Slow Life"


  • Release as a single 1
  • Svensktoppen 2
  • Charts 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Release as a single

The song was released as a single on 17 March 2004 and went to number one. It also reached platinum status. There were three versions of the single. The first included a Swedish version and karaoke version; the second included the English version and the karaoke version, and the third was a maxi single including the three versions.

The karaoke version is labeled as instrumental on the singles; however, no instruments replace the vocals so it is a karaoke.


On 25 April 2004, the Swedish language version went straight to number one on the Svensktoppen. On 13 June 2004, the song fell to second place, overtaken by "Min kärlek", performed by Shirley Clamp, which was the runner up at Melodifestivalen 2004. On 1 August 2004, the song was knocked out after 14 weeks in Svensktoppen. The song was also on the Swedish Tracks list in 2004.


As "Det gör ont"
Chart (2004) Peak
Svensktoppen 1
As "It hurts"
Chart (2004) Peak
Turkish Singles Chart[1] 6


  1. ^ Turkish Top 20 Chart

External links

  • "Det gör ont" at the Swedish singles chart.
  • English version lyrics
  • Swedish version lyrics and translation
Preceded by
"Give Me Your Love" by Fame
Melodifestivalen winners
Succeeded by
"Las Vegas" by Martin Stenmarck
Preceded by
"Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" by Eamon
Swedish Singles Chart number-one single
26 March 2004 –7 May 2004
Succeeded by
"Teeny Weeny String Bikini" by Günther & The Sunshine Girls

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