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Det gör ont

"Det gör ont"
Lena Philipsson Det Gor Ont.jpg
Single by Lena Philipsson
from the album Det gör ont en stund på natten men inget på dan
Released17 March 2004
FormatCD single
GenrePop  • dance-pop  • Eurodance  • Swedish schlager
Songwriter(s)Thomas Eriksson
Producer(s)Anders Hansson
Lena Philipsson singles chronology
"Spell of Love" / "Lady Star"
"Det gör ont" / "It Hurts"
Eurovision Song Contest 2004 entry
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Give Me Your Love" (2003)   
"Las Vegas" (2005) ►

"Det gör ont" (English: "It Hurts") is a song recorded by Swedish singer-songwriter Lena Philipsson. The song was written by Thomas "Orup" Eriksson and produced by Anders Hansson for Philipsson's studio album Det gör ont en stund på natten men inget på dan (2004). It is the best known as Sweden's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, where it was performed in English as "It Hurts", and placed the fifth with 170 points.


Lena Philipsson had previously entered Melodifestivalen, Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1986, 1987 and 1988, finishing the second, the fifth and the second, respectively. She also competed in 1991 and in 1999 as a songwriter.

In 2004, Philipsson entered Melodifestivalen for the fourth time as a performer, with "Det gör ont", written by Orup. She first performed in the semi-final four at the Malmömässan in Malmö and qualified for the final with a total of 134,189 votes. Philipsson then went on to win the final at the Globen in Stockholm, having received most points from both the jury and the televote.[1]

Eurovision Song Contest

As Sweden had placed the fifth in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, Philipsson qualified directly to the final of the 2004 contest. She performed the 24th - the last in the final and eventually placed the fifth with 170 points. Philipsson performed "It Hurts", the English-language version of the song, at Eurovision.[2]

Commercial performance

The Swedish-language version of the song reached number-one on both Svensktoppen and Sverigetopplistan,[3][4] and was certified Platinum.[5] Following the Eurovision Song Contest, the English-language version charted in Belgium and Turkey.

Track listing

"Det gör ont"

  1. "Det gör ont" — 3:00
  2. "Det gör ont (Instrumental)" — 3:00

"It Hurts"

  1. "It Hurts" — 3:00
  2. "It Hurts (Instrumental)" — 3:00

Charts and certifications

Chart positions

Chart Peak
Belgium (Flanders Ultratop)
Sweden (Svensktoppen)
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)
Sweden (Trackslistan)
Turkey (Turkish Music Charts)


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Sweden (GLF)[5] Platinum 20,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Cover versions

  • Finnish musician M.A. Numminen covered the song in 2008.
  • Taiwanese pop singer Jolin Tsai covered the single under the title "Slow Life" for the 2009 album Butterfly.


  1. ^ "Melodifestivalen 2004". (in Swedish). 20 March 2004. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Istanbul 2004 - Grand Final". Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Svensktoppen 2004-04-25". Svensktoppen (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Lena Philipsson – Det gör ont: Chart Entrance Information". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Lena Philipsson – Det gör ont: Certifikat" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Lena Philipsson – It Hurts". Ultratop (in Dutch). Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Tracks hits 2004 - Melodier topp 100". Sveriges Radio (in Swedish). 14 April 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2017.

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