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There are two files for this song - one with the opening and closing tab riffs, and the other is the main songsheet with chords that will be projected on the screens. PRINT OUT THE RIFF PAGE AND BRING IT WITH YOU TO BUG, if you'd like to play the riff part at the jam. Note that this arrangement is for BUG; it varies from both of the videos below but is similar to the one by the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra and is in the same key!
"It's a Heartache" is a song recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler for her second studio album, Natural Force (1978). The song was recorded in the same year by Juice Newton as a standalone single. It was written by Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe, Tyler's at-the-time managers, and produced by David Mackay.
Tyler's version received positive reviews from music critics. The song reached number three in the United States and number four in the United Kingdom. With physical sales in excess of 6 million copies, Tyler's version is one of the best-selling singles of all time. Tyler has re-recorded the song several times, most notably as a bilingual duet with French singer Kareen Antonn in 2004.