“Unchained Melody” is one of the most well-known tunes in the history of the music industry. It was written in 1955 with music by Alex North and lyrics by Hy Zaret, while Todd Duncan sang the vocals. According to the song’s publishing administrator, more than 1,500 recordings of the classic have been made by over 670 artists in multiple languages. The Righteous Brothers’ version is probably one of the most notable ones out there.
The Righteous Brothers are an American musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, who had a string of hits in the 1960s and 1970s. Their other most popular songs include “You‘ve Lost That Lovin‘ Feelin‘“ and “(You‘re My) Soul and Inspiration“.
These songs have been covered by many artists throughout the years, and their influence on popular music cannot be overstated. The Righteous Brothers‘ unique blend of blue–eyed soul and traditional pop has gone on to influence a wide array of musicians and genres, making them one of the most influential musical acts of all time.
The Righteous Brothers released their rendition of “Unchained Melody” in 1965, ten years after the original. But their rendition is now widely considered the definitive version of the song. It receives a lot of airplay and even after all these years, it hasn’t gotten old. The song has been featured in many movies. And it managed to make it back on the Billboard Top 100 after it was used in the 1990 film, Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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