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It was first recorded by the Righteous Brothers inproduced by Phil Spector. Their recording Az Egyiknek Sikerül (One Of Them Suceeds.) - Benkó Dixieland Band - Benkó Dixieland Band considered by some music critics to be the ultimate expression and illustration of Spector's " Wall of Sound " recording technique.
The original Righteous Brothers version was a critical and commercial success on its release, becoming a number-one hit single in both the United States and the United Kingdom in February It was the fifth best selling Monique - Julian Brook - Portrait of in the US.
It also entered the Top 10 in the UK chart on an unprecedented three separate occasions. Dionne Warwick took her version to number 16 on the Billboard Hot chart in In Decemberthe performing-rights Favola - Eros Ramazzotti - 21.00: Eros Live World Tour 2009/2010 (DVD) Broadcast Music, Inc.
BMI ranked the song as the most-played song on American radio and television in the 20th century, having accumulated more than 8 million airplays by and nearly 15 million by Inthe single was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Inmusic producer Phil Spector conducted the band at a show in San Francisco where the Righteous Brothers was also appearing, and he was impressed enough with the duo to want them to record for his own label Philles Records.
However they had a black vocal style, termed blue-eyed soulthat suited Spector. Spector commissioned Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil to write a song for the group, bringing them over from New York to Los Angeles to stay at the Chateau Marmont so they could write the song.
When Spector joined in with the writing, he added "gone, gone, gone, whoa, whoa, whoa" to the end of the chorus, which Weil disliked. Spector experimented on the piano with a " Hang On Sloopy " riff that they would then use to build on for the bridge. Weil recalled that, "after Phil, Barry and I finished [writing it], we took it over to the Righteous Brothers. Bill Medleywho has the low voice, seemed to like the Monastery Of La Rabida - Vangelis - 1492 – Conquest Of Paradise (Music From The Original Soundtrack). Bobby Hatfield reportedly expressed his annoyance to Spector when he learned that Bill Medley would start the first verse alone and that he had to wait until the chorus before joining Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin - Various - Blue Eyed Soul vocals.
Prior to this they would have been given equal prominence in a song. When Hatfield asked Spector just what he was supposed R.U.L.E - Ja Rule - R.U.L.E. do during Medley's solo, Spector replied: "You can go directly to the bank!
The recording took over 39 takes, and around eight hours over a period of two days. The song would become one of the foremost examples of Spector's " Wall of Sound " technique. Jack Nitzsche usually arranged the songs for Spector, but he was absent, and the arrangement for this song was done by Gene Page. The recording was done mono so Spector could fix the sound exactly as he wanted it.
The song started slowly in the recording, with Medley singing in a basso profondo voice. Even with his interest in the song, Medley had his doubts because of its length that was then unusually long for a pop song. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he recalled, "We had no idea if it would be a hit. It was too Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin - Various - Blue Eyed Soultoo long, and right in the middle of The Beatles and the British Invasion.
This was too long by contemporary AM radio standards, as radio stations at that time rarely played songs longer than three minutes because longer songs meant that fewer ads could be placed between song sets.
Following a suggestion by Larry Levine,  Spector had "" printed on the label, instead of the track's actual running time of He also added a false ending which made the recording more dramatic, and would also trick radio deejays into thinking it was a shorter song.
He canvassed a few opinions - his publisher Don Kirshner suggested that the song should be re-titled "Bring Back That Lovin' Feelin'", while New York DJ Murray the K thought that bass line in the middle section similar to that of a slowed-down " La Bamba " should be the start of the song. Spector took these as criticisms and later said: "I didn't sleep for a week when that record came out.
I was so sick, I got a spastic colon; Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin - Various - Blue Eyed Soul had an ulcer. Andrew Oldhamwho was then the manager of The Rolling Stones and a fan and friend of Spector, chanced upon Spector listening to a test pressing of the song that had just been delivered to Spector. Oldham later wrote, "The room was filled with this amazing sound, I had no idea what it was, but it was the most incredible thing I'd ever heard. Already in the American Top Ten, this is Spector's greatest production, the last word in Tomorrow's sound Today, exposing the overall mediocrity of the Music Industry.
Andrew Oldham . In other ads, Oldham also coined a new term to describe the song, "Phil Spector's Wall of Sound ", which Spector would later register as a trademark.
I was ready to quit the music business, but this has inspired me to write again. Assessments by music writers were also highly positive. Nick Logan and Bob Woffinden thought that the song might be "the ultimate pop record There were initially reservations about the song from the radio industry; a common complaint was that it was too long, and others also questioned the speed of the song, and thought that the singer "keeps yelling". Spector himself would later rate the song as the pinnacle of his achievement at Philles Records.
It topped the Billboard Hot on February 6, and remained at No. Due to its length, it became at that time the longest ever song to top the chart. The song was released in January in the UK.
It debuted at No. It reached No. The re-release was issued as a double A-sided single with " Ebb Tide " and was a follow-up to the re-release of " Unchained Melody ", which had hit No. The original Righteous Brothers recording remains the only version of Magical Mystery Tour - Paul McCartney - Paul Is Live song to chart in Ireland.
Inthis recording was ranked at No. Black's version is shorter with an abbreviated bridge, which she explained by saying: "I don't want people to get bored". Both Cilla Black's and the Righteous Brothers versions of the song debuted on the UK chart in the same Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin - Various - Blue Eyed Soul in Januarywith Black debuting higher at number Hall therefore requested that Spector send the Righteous Brothers over to Britain to promote the song so it might have a chance on the chart.
The following week Black remained in ascendancy at number 12 with the Righteous Brothers at number The Righteous Brothers came Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin - Various - Blue Eyed Soul to Britain, spent a week promoting the song and performed for television shows in Manchester and Birmingham. Hall recalled meeting at a party Brian Epsteinthe manager of Black, who said that Black's version would be number one and told Hall, "You haven't a hope in hell.
However, in its fourth week, Black's version began its descent, dropping to number five, while the Righteous Brothers climbed to number one. Co-produced by Warwick Gloria - Harry Belafonte - Jump Up Calypso Chips Moman and recorded at American Sound Studios in Memphis, TennesseeSoulful was one of Warwick's most successful albums peaking at number 11 on the Billboard album chart.
Their version of the song was released as the second single from the album after the Top 30 version of " You've Got a Friend ". The single also reached number two in Australia in Their version of the song was produced by the duo Ave Profania - Various - Blut Und Ehre included a sparse arrangement contrasting with the lavish Righteous Brothers original version.
According to Oates, this was the very last song recorded for the album, as it had been deemed complete with the other ten tracks. However, Hall and Oates felt that there was "something missing" from the Esa Pakarinen - Texasin Uutiset / Niinhän Se On. Then they came across the Righteous Brothers' version of the song on a jukebox machine while going out to get food and they decided to cover it.
They went back to the studio, cut it in a period of four hours, and placed on the album. The song is highly popular on the radio; according to the performing-rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. BMIit became the most-played song of all time on American radio in with over 7 million airplays all versionsovertaking the Beatles' " Yesterday ". The popularity of the song also means that it is one of the highest grossing songs for its copyright holders.
One reason for the song's resurgence during the mids was the song's inclusion in the iconic '80s film Top Gun. After Maverick assisted by Goose serenades his love interest with the tune, she returns the favor by selecting it on the jukebox at his old hangout to catch his attention and reunite.
As the end credits begin to roll, the main character, Maverick, literally flies off into the sunset as the Righteous Brothers harmonic chorus continues in the background. The song also made a significant appearance in the TV sitcom Cheers. It was said to be the favorite song of main character Rebecca Howe Kirstie Alley and was included in multiple episodes throughout the series. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The slow start of "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" with the deep voice of Bill Medley has been described as "one of the most famous openings of any pop song in history",  but also misled some early listeners to think that it had been played at the wrong speed.
Chart rivalry [ edit ] Both Cilla Black's and the Righteous Brothers versions of the Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin - Various - Blue Eyed Soul debuted on the UK chart in the same week in Januarywith Black debuting higher at number Scarecrow Press. Song Facts. December 13, Retrieved March 28, October 5, Retrieved October 13, Omnibus Press. Bloomsbury Publishing. February 8, The Wall Street Journal. The New Yorker. Listen and it's readily apparent. The Pop History of Dig. American Songwriter.
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