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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"
Official audio
The Price of Love (2006 Remaster) on YouTube

"The Price of Love" is a song by the Everly Brothers, released in 1965. It charted at No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart and No. 3 on the Irish Singles Chart. It spent one week at Number 1 on the UK's NME chart, but in the US, the song failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

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

Bryan Ferry version

"The Price of Love"
Single by Bryan Ferry
from the album Let's Stick Together
B-side"Shame, Shame, Shame"
ReleasedJuly 1976
Studio AIR (London)
Label Island
Songwriter(s) Don Everly and Phil Everly
Producer(s) Chris Thomas, Bryan Ferry
Bryan Ferry singles chronology
" Let's Stick Together"
"The Price of Love"
" This Is Tomorrow"
Official audio
The Price of Love on YouTube

Bryan Ferry included a recording of the song on his album 1976 Let's Stick Together, and as the first track on the July 1976 EP Extended Play. [2] It reached No. 7 in the UK chart, peaked at No. 9 on the Australian Singles Chart and was the 69th biggest selling single in Australia in 1976. [3]

Other cover versions

The song was recorded and released by the British Rock band Status Quo in 1969. [4] It was released on the same day as the album Spare Parts, but was not included on it, and it failed to chart. Bob Young is featured on harmonica, The band re-recorded it in 1991 for inclusion on the 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)

Poco recorded the song in 1982, on their album Cowboys & Englishmen. [5]

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

In 2021 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss also covered the song, as a duet, on their second album Raise the Roof.

Chart performance

Chart (1965) Peak
United Kingdom ( Record Retailer) [6] 2
United Kingdom ( NME) [7] 1
U.S. Billboard [8]


  1. ^ "CashBox Record Reviews" (PDF). Cash Box. May 8, 1965. p. 12. Retrieved 2022-01-12.
  2. ^ Bryan Ferry EP on Discogs
  3. ^ "National Top 100 Singles for 1976". Kent Music Report. December 27, 1976. Retrieved January 15, 2022 – via Imgur.
  4. ^ "Status Quo discography". Archived from the original on 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  5. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Cowboys & Englishmen". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Artist Chart History Details: Everly Brothers". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
  7. ^ Rees, Dafydd; Lazell, Barry; Osborne, Roger (1995). Forty Years of "NME" Charts (2nd ed.). Pan Macmillan. p. 154. ISBN  0-7522-0829-2.
  8. ^ Joel Whitburn's Bubbling Under the Billboard Hot 100 1959-2004