The Price of Love

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"The Price of Love"
The Price of Love Everly Brothers.jpg
Single by The Everly Brothers
from the album In Our Image
B-side"It Only Costs a Dime"
Released 1965
Genre Pop
Label Warner Brothers 5628
Songwriter(s) Don Everly and Phil Everly
The Everly Brothers singles chronology
"That'll Be the Day"
"The Price of Love"
"I'll Never Get Over You"

"The Price of Love" is a song by the Everly Brothers, released in 1965. It charted at number 2 in the UK and number 3 in Ireland. On the NME chart in spent one week at Number 1 in the UK, meanwhile in the US, the song failed to chart at the hot 100.

Cash Box described it as "a raunchy, pulsating bluesy thumper which delineates the problems of a modern-day teenager romance." [1]

Cover versions

"The Price of Love"
Single by Status Quo
B-side"Little Miss Nothing"
Released26 September 1969 (1969-09-26)
Genre Psychedelic rock
Label Pye
Songwriter(s) Don Everly
Phil Everly
Producer(s) John Schroeder
Status Quo singles chronology
" Are You Growing Tired of My Love"
"The Price of Love"
" Down the Dustpipe"

"The Price of Love" is a single released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1969. [2] Bob Young is featured on Harmonica. It was released on the same day as the album Spare Parts, but was not included on it, and it failed to chart. They re-recorded it in 1991 for inclusion on a later album, Rock 'til You Drop.

Track listing

  1. "The Price of Love" (D Everly/P Everly) (3.40)
  2. "Little Miss Nothing" (Rossi/Parfitt) (2.58)

Other versions

Bryan Ferry in 1976 on his album Let's Stick Together, and as the first track on the EP Extended Play [3] which reached No. 7 in the UK chart

Poco in 1982, on their album Cowboys & Englishmen

British duo Robson & Jerome included a version of the tune on their 1997 album Take Two, which reached No. 1 in England.

Chart performance

Chart (1965) Peak
United Kingdom ( Record Retailer) [4] 2
United Kingdom ( NME) [5] 1
U.S. Billboard [6]


  1. ^ "CashBox Record Reviews" (PDF). Cash Box. May 8, 1965. p. 12. Retrieved 2022-01-12.
  2. ^ "Status Quo discography". Archived from the original on 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  3. ^ Bryan Ferry EP on Discogs
  4. ^ "Artist Chart History Details: Everly Brothers". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
  5. ^ Rees, Dafydd; Lazell, Barry; Osborne, Roger (1995). Forty Years of "NME" Charts (2nd ed.). Pan Macmillan. p. 154. ISBN  0-7522-0829-2.
  6. ^ Joel Whitburn's Bubbling Under the Billboard Hot 100 1959-2004