|"Det gör ont"|
|Single by Lena Philipsson|
|from the album Det gör ont en stund på natten men inget på dan|
|Released||17 March 2004|
|Genre||Pop • dance-pop • Eurodance • Swedish schlager|
|Lena Philipsson singles chronology|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2004 entry|
|◄ "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.
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.
The Swedish-language version of the song reached number-one on both Svensktoppen and Sverigetopplistan, and was certified Platinum. Following the Eurovision Song Contest, the English-language version charted in Belgium and Turkey.
"Det gör ont"
|Belgium (Flanders Ultratop)|
|Turkey (Turkish Music Charts)|
*sales figures based on certification alone