The Price of Love

"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.

"The Price of Love"
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Single by The Everly Brothers
from the album In Our Image
B-side"It Only Costs a Dime"
LabelWarner 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"

Cover versionsEdit

"The Price of Love"
Single by Status Quo
B-side"Little Miss Nothing"
Released26 September 1969 (1969-09-26)
GenrePsychedelic rock
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.[1] 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 listingEdit

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

Other versionsEdit

Bryan Ferry in 1976 on his album Let's Stick Together, and as the first track on the EP Extended Play[2] which reached No. 7 in the UK chart

Poco in 1982, on their album Cowboys & Englishmen

Insiders in 1987 on their album Ghost On The Beach

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

The Levellers as a b-side of their "What a Beautiful Day" single (4/8/1997).

Buddy Miller - recorded the song on his 2002 album (Midnight & Lonesome)

British Rock Band Waysted recorded the song on their 2004 album Back from the Dead (Deluxe Edition)

Marianne Faithfull recorded the song on her 2014 album Give My Love to London

Croatian punk rock band Psihomodo Pop used the background tune in their song Daj Mi Pusu(Give me a kiss). 2002

British band The Move recorded a live version at the Marquee Club for their planned live EP in 1968; a studio recording was unfinished and exists as an instrumental only.

The song has also been recorded and performed by Elvis Costello and Linda Ronstadt; both versions remain unreleased.

Depeche Mode also covered the song during the 1980 Tour and the 1981 Tour.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1965) Peak
United Kingdom (Record Retailer)[3] 2
United Kingdom (NME)[4] 1
U.S. Billboard [5]


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

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