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Heartaches by the Number
Attributes
genreCountry pop
length02:34
released1959
Authors and performers
artistGuy Mitchell
written byHarlan Howard
produced byColumbia Records
Appearances
radioRadio New Vegas
Mojave Music Radio
Black Mountain Radio
 
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Heartaches by the Number is a song broadcast on Radio New Vegas, Mojave Music Radio, and Black Mountain Radio in Fallout: New Vegas. It was written by Harlan Howard and first recorded by Guy Mitchell in 1959.

Background Edit

The version that plays in-game is not the original 1959 version.

After his original 1959 hit, the advent of rock and roll and changing tastes meant that artists like Guy Mitchell could not survive with traditional pop. Later in his life, he re-recorded his hits for compilation albums. He is known to have made four different versions which has led to much confusion as to the correct version used.

1959

The original million-selling single from Columbia Records.
Characterized by having three notes repeated on the piano at the end [1]

1968

Recorded in Nashville for Starday Records
Characterized by having a different ending [2]

1980

Recorded for K-Tel Records
Characterized by having three notes repeated on an electronic keyboard at the end [3]

1982

Recorded in Nashville for Arcade Records
Characterized by having no piano notes at the end, but has a guitar and drum flourish [4]


Fallout: New Vegas uses the 1980 re-recording as demonstrated by the extracted game-files. [5]

LyricsEdit

Heartaches by the number
Troubles by the score
Every day you love me less
Each day I love you more

Yes, I've got heartaches by the number
A love that I can't win
But the day that I stop counting
That's the day my world will end

Heartache number one was when you left me
I never knew that I could hurt this way
And heartache number two
Was when you came back again
You came back but never meant to stay

Yes, I've got
Heartaches by the number
Troubles by the score
Every day you love me less
Each day I love you more

Yes, I've got heartaches by the number
A love that I can't win
But the day that I stop counting
That's the day my world will end

Heartache number three was when you called me
And said that you were comin' back to stay
With hopeful heart I waited for your knock on the door
I waited but you must have lost your way

Yes, I've got
Heartaches by the number
Troubles by the score
Every day you love me less
Each day I love you more

Yes, I've got heartaches by the number
A love that I can't win
But the day that I stop counting
That's the day my world will end

Video Edit

Heartaches by the Number [6]

Fallout New Vegas Soundtrack - Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchell02:34

Fallout New Vegas Soundtrack - Heartaches By The Number - Guy Mitchell

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