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Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? (ver. 1) by Culture Club - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" was the third single released by the Culture Club and the first single released in the USA and Canada. The song was picked up by BBC Radio 2 and became a UK number one single for three weeks in October 1982. The song reached number two on the American Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in March 1983 (kept from the number one spot by Michael Jackson's smash hit "Billie Jean") and number one in the Canadian RPM listing on the 5th of the same month. It was also number one in Australia. This was Culture Club's first success, after their first two releases, "White Boy" and "I'm Afraid Of Me" charted in the UK at #114 and #100 respectively. By George's stories, it was their last chance to get an album deal. Helen Terry mentioned that her backing vocals were recorded on May 24, 1982. The B-side was a dub version in many countries and "You Know I'm Not Crazy" on the USA.    Download this sheet!
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Culture Club is a British rock band formed in the early 1980s and classified as new romantic, whose sound combines British new wave and American soul with Jamaican reggae and also other styles as calypso, salsa or country. The rock band, also described as pop/rock, consisted of Boy George (lead vocals), Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards) and Jon Moss (drums and percussion). They are associated with the Second British Invasion of British new wave groups that became popular in the United States due to the cable music channel MTV. From the time of the band's first album release in 1981 to its dissolution in 1986, Culture Club had amassed hits in several countries around the world, including ten Top 40 hits in the US, most of which went Top 10. They went on to have subsequent hits in the UK during a reunion period of 1998–2002, where they scored a #4 single and a #25 single. "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" was the third single released by the Culture Club and the first single released in the USA and Canada. The song was picked up by BBC Radio 2 and became a UK number one single for three weeks in October 1982. The song reached.
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