Singers: The Righteous Brothers
No song in music history has been played on the radio more often than the Righteous Brothers' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin''. Uploaded by uulyrics.com.
The story goes that one night as Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield sang as part of a group called the Paramours, an African-American in the audience shouted, “That’s righteous, brothers!” You believe that? I don’t know. But if it’s not true, it makes a good story, so it’s “virtually” true.
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The guys owed a lot of their success to the great producer/murderer Phil Spector. His famous “wall of sound” production technique helped propel their first mega-hits to the top of the charts. Medley was a quick learner, and after the Brothers split from Spector’s Phillies label, he copied the “wall of sound” for their recordings on the Verve/MGM label.
The Righteous Brothers biggest hits:
- “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (#1, 1964 – Great American Things, June 16, 2010)
- “Just Once in My Life” (#9, 1965)
- “Unchained Melody” (#4, 1965)
- “Ebb Tide” (#5, 1965)
- “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” (#1, 1966)
- “Rock and Roll Heaven” (#3, 1974)
According to BMI, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” is the most-played song in radio history. The Righteous Brothers joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
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