One of the first songs to tackle domestic abuse
The Crystals - He Hit Me (and it felt like a kiss); written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King in 1962. Goffin and King wrote the song after discovering that singer Little Eva was being regularly beaten by her boyfriend. When they inquired why she tolerated such treatment, Eva replied, with complete sincerity, that her boyfriend’s actions were motivated by his love for her. Phil...